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Old 03-02-2011, 10:22 PM   #1
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Join in and find a little extra accountability for your goals!

Spring Challenge will run from March 5 through April 17, taking us halfway to Memorial Day. Just choose any behavioral goal you'd like to work on, post it here, then visit this thread every day to check in by editing your post (rather than adding a new entry). Feel free to join in anytime if you miss the start.

We'll use a system of two possible points per day: one point for meeting your goal that day and one point for recording here. Just list the date and then the number of points (0,1, or 2) next to it.

Goals can be anything you'd like and feel free to change them as you go along. In past challenges, participants have chosen things like no snacking after dinner, eating the full veggies servings, drinking 8 glasses of water... It just has to be something you can measure each day.

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Old 03-02-2011, 10:25 PM   #2
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I've been inconsistent with my eating so my goal for the challenge is to stay on plan every day! I need to an another goal. Seems I can overeat while staying on plan. So goal two is no overeating. I know that is pretty vague but I know it when I do it

March 5 - 2 points
March 6 - 2 points
March 7 - 2 points
March 8 - 2 points
March 9 - 2 points
March 10 - 2 points
March 11 - 1 point - had to edit this since I snacked to stay awake tonight
March 12 - 1 point
March 13 - 1 point - ate well but forgot to post.
March 14 - 2 points
March 15 - 2 points
March 16 - 2 points
March 17 - 1 point
March 18 - 1 point
March 19 - 2 points
March 20 - 2 points
March 21 - 2 points
March 22 - 2 points
March 23 - 2 points
March 24 - 2 points
March 25 - 2 points
March 26 - 2 points
March 27 - 2 points
March 28 - 2 points
March 29 - 2 points
March 30 - 2 points
March 31 - 2 points
April 1 - 1 point for a bit of overeating when I was not hungry
April 2 - 1 point (dinner out, planned small cheat)
April 3 - 2 points
April 4 - 2 points
April 5 - 2 points
April 6 - 2 points
April 7 - 2 points
April 8 - 2 points
April 9 - 2 points
April 10 - 1 point (traveling)
April 11 - 0 points (airport dinner)
April 12 - 2 points
April 13 - 1 point (OP but snacked too much)
April 14 - 2 points
April 15 - 1 point
April 16 - 2 points
April 17 - 1 point (early Passover Seder)
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:49 PM   #3
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I'm going to be bold here and go for NO artificial sweeteners.
I expect there will be days I won't get both of my points, but this should sure help me finally kick the "fake chemicals" habit.

Late evening will be the most difficult and I put my computer away between 8:30 and 9 (to wind down before bed) so I'll be posting the morning after.


3/5 - 2 points
3/6 - 2 points
3/7 - 2 points
3/8 - 2 points
3/9 - 2 points
3/10 - 2 points
3/11 - 1 point (sf gum)
3/12 - 1 point (forgot to post)
3/13 - 2 points
3/14 - 2 points
3/15 - 2 points
3/16 - 2 points
3/17 - 1 point (cookie at friend's home)
3/18 - 2 points
3/19 - 1 point (splenda @ conference)
3/20 - 2 points
3/21 - 2 points
3/22 - 2 points
3/23 - 2 points
3/24 - 2 points
3/25 - 2 points
3/26 - 2 points
3/27 - 2 points
3/28 - 2 points
3/29 - 2 points
3/30 - 2 points
3/31 - 2 points
4/1 - 1 (forgot to post)
4/2 - 2 points
4/3 - 2 points
4/4 - 1 point (forgot to post)
4/5 - 2 points
4/6 - 1 point (forgot to post)
4/7 - 1 point (forgot to post)
4/8 - 2 points
4/9 - 2 points
4/10 - 1 point (didn't post)
4/11 - 1 point (SF gum)
4/12 - 2 points
4/13 - 1 point
4/14 - 2 points
4/15 - 2 points

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Old 03-03-2011, 05:56 AM   #4
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No salt shaker at the table, and 8 full glasses of water a day.
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Old 03-03-2011, 11:00 AM   #5
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My goals are to stick to my new plan, eating a serving of grains in the meal/snack before I go running (only on these days, other days are phase 1.5) and drink 2.5 litres of water every day.

5/3 - 1 pt
6/3 - 1 pt (hoping for 2pts tomorrow)
7/3 - 2pts :-)
8/3 - 1pt (kicking the habit is harder than I thought!)
9/3 - 2pts
10/3 - 1pt
11/3 - 2pts
12/3 - 2pts
13/3 - 2pts
14/3 - 2pts
15/3 - 2pts
16/3 - 1pt
17/3 - 1pt
18/3 - 1pt
19/3 - 1pt
20/3 - 1pt
21/3 - 2pts

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Old 03-03-2011, 12:03 PM   #6
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I've gotten pretty good at planning my day, now my goal is to actually eat what I plan! I will allow equivalent substitutions but no more free-for-all. UPDATING: I am following the Judith Beck Diet Solution, or whatever it's officially called, so my goal is to keep following that for the entirety of the challenge, even if I don't stay perfectly on plan. I suppose earning a point will entail going through all of the list and acknowledging how I did (eat sitting down, plan all meals, get back on track immediately, weigh daily, etc etc). UPDATING again. I am going to give myself a point if I do at least FIVE of the things from the Beck list.

Plus I'm going to have to mostly post for the previous day, since I won't know till the end of the day if I succeeded

March 5 - 2
March 6 - 1
March 7 - 1
March 8 - 2 (close enough, tho I didn't eat everything I had planned to)
March 9 - 1
March 10 - 1
March 11 - 1
March 12 - 2
March 13 - 1 forgot to post
March 14 - 2
March 15 - 1
16 - 1
17 - 1 Not planning
18 - 2
19- 1
20 - 1 (forgot to post)
21 - 2
22 - 2
23 - 2
24 - 2
25 - 2
26 - 1 (off plan day; all within reason until dinner!)
27 - 2 (prob should be more of a 1.5)
28 - 1 (wasn't off plan but there really was no plan...)
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:32 PM   #7
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I'm going to make my goal to drink 8 cups of water per day (that'll be 4 bottles of water for me).

March 5 - 2 points (I drank 6 bottles!!!)
March 6 - 2 points
March 7 - 2 points
March 8 - 2 points
March 9 - 2 points (I drank 5 bottles!!!)
March 10 - 2 points (5 bottles again!!!)
March 11 - 1 point (Night is still early, but I know I'm not gonna make it.)
March 12 - 1 point (I don't even deserve 1 point for the atrocity I committed tonight...can we count beer as water??? LOL)
March 13 - 1 point
March 14 - 2 points (FINALLY!!!)
March 15 - 2 points
March 16 - 1 point (I can't remember, actually, so I'ma go w/ 1)
March 17 - 1 point
March 18 - 2 points
March 19 - 2 points
March 20 - 1 point
March 21 - 2 points
March 22 - 1 point
March 23 - 2 points
March 24 - 1 point
March 25 - 2 points
March 26 - 2 points
March 27 - 2 points
March 28 - 2 points
March 29 - 2 points
March 30 - 1 point
March 31 - 2 points
April 1 - 2 points
April 2 - 1 point
April 3 - 1 point
April 4 - 1 points
April 5 - 2 points
April 6 - 2 points
April 7 - 2 points
April 8 - 2 points
April 9 - 2 points
April 10 - 2 points
April 11 - 1 point
April 12 - 2 points
April 13 - 1 point
April 14 - 2 points
April 15 - 2 points
April 16 - 1 point
April 17 - 1 point
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:35 PM   #8
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My two goals are still trying to conquer night time eating and portion control.

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Old 03-03-2011, 10:34 PM   #9
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Water water water. So hard for me to remember eight glasses a day. I feel so much better when I do.

March 5:2 points just barely
March 6:1 point not even close
March 7:2 points
March 8: 2 points note to self: drink more in the afternoon, less b4 bed...........
March 9: 2 points again barley and half after 8pm because I love waking up in the middle of the night
March 10: 1 point
March 11: 2 points
March 12: 2 points
March 13: 1 point
March 14 1 point
March 15: 1 point
March 16: 1 point
March 20: 1 point
March 21: 2 points (shocking)
March 22: 1 point
March 23: 1 point (nearly 2 though)
March 24: 2 points (super shocking)
March 25: 2 points
March 26: 1 point
March 27: 2 points
March 28: 1 point
March 29: 2 points
March 30: 2 points
April 1: 2 points
April 2: 2 points
April 3: 2 points
April 4: 2 points
April 5: 2 points a whole week in a row !!!!!!!!!!!
April 7: 1 point (close but not quite. a good run though)

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Old 03-03-2011, 11:04 PM   #10
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Two goals: First, get back on track with a strict phase I and secondly drink at least 64oz of water a day.

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Old 03-03-2011, 11:07 PM   #11
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I've thought a lot about this because I already feel like I've taken on a lot by trying each day to eat on plan plus getting my exercise in and don't want to try and do too much and fail at everything by overextending myself. But that being said, I have decided that I do want to be a part of this challenge and my goal will be to post to at least two of the other threads on this site every day. Doesn't sound hard but I have a tendency to not want to post if I'm not doing great and I know it is important so will see if this helps make it become a habit for me.

Amendment! = I have decided to add another part to my challenge. So in addition to the above, from this day on, I will eat something at each of the three meals

March 5 - 2 pts
March 6 - 2 pts
March 7 - 2 pts
March 8 - 2 pts
March 9 - 2 pts - Got all three meals in too but it wasn't easy!
March 10 -2 pts - Struggling with the three meals but doing it.
March 11 -2 pts - I continue to have to try hard to get all 3 meals in.
March 12 -2 pts - made it again!
March 13 -2 pts - Timing and portion of meals needs improvement.
March 14 -2 pts
March 15 -2 pts
March 16 -1 pt - Didn't get my three meals in today
March 17 -2 pts
March 18 -1 pt - Forgot to post here
March 19 -0 pt - Still struggling with the three meals issue and forgot to post.
March 20 -1 pt - Got my 3 meals in but couldn't log onto this website
March 21 -1 pt - Ok, think I've identified a real problem here. Didn't get all three meals in again. Got to come to terms with this.
March 22 -2 pts - finally!
March 23 -0 pts - Didn't eat 3 meals and didn't post
March 24 -2 pts - Got it all done!
March 25 -2 pts - It wasn't pretty but I got it done.
March 26 -2 pts
March 27 -2 pts
March 28 -1 pt - Didn't get my 3 meals in Got to figure this out.
March 29 -1 pt -
March 30 -0 pt
March 31 -0 pt
April 1 - 2 pts - this 3 meal thing is much harder than I ever thought.
April 2 - 2 pts
April 3 - 2 pts - HB mom, miss you!
April 4 - 2 pts - barely made it
April 5 - 2 pts - Struggling but got them in
April 6 - 2 pts - only reason I got both pts is because I didn't want to have to post here that I didn't so I forced myself to make time to eat.
April 7 - 1 pt - Got breakfast and dinner but not the best lunch. More like a snack.
April 8 - 0 pts - Failed to get all three meals in and didn't post
April 9 - 2 pts - By gosh, I've done it today!
April 10 -2 pts - Made it!
April 11 -2 pts
April 12 -2 pts
April 13 -1 pt - Didn't get all three meals in.
April 14 -1 pt - Guess I can't count a teaspoon of almond butter as lunch
April 15 -0 pt
April 16 -0 pt
April 17 -0 pt - Would have liked to have done a whole lot better but I did try and guess that is what really counts.

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Old 03-04-2011, 06:26 AM   #12
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Oh! My first challenge on here! How very exciting!! Great idea! I'm really trying to focus on the things that I can control...behavior ....rather then outcome...weight loss totals. So, thanks for keeping me focused. My goal is to stay on SBD with calories in check (phase 1 and then phase 1.5). My goal is also to pick myself up after a stumble and move on instead of throwing myself off the cliff altogether (thanks, by the way to the person who said this...it was a great analogy for me). So, can I work in 1/2 points? If I stay on program it will be the full point but if I stumble but continue, I get 1/2?

March 5 -2 points
March 6 -2 points
March 7 -2 points
March 8 -2 points
March 9 -.5 (Meal out wasn't great but didn't overdue it and got back on track immediately but didn't post)
March 10 -1(didn't post)
March 11 -1(didn't post)
March 12 -1(didn't post)
March 13 -2 points
March 14 -2 points
March 15 -1.5 (Meal out but got right back on track and posted)
March 16 -2 points
March 17 -2 points
March 18 -2 points
March 19 -2 points
March 20 -2 points
March 21 -2 points
March 22 -1.5 (meal out planned but got right back and posted)
March 23 -2 points
March 24 -2 points
March 25 -2 points
March 26 -2 points
March 27 -1.5 (had a few bites of stuff...got right back on and posted)
March 28 -1.5 (planned meal out ...got right back on track...and posted)
March 29 -2 points
March 30 -2 points
March 31 -2 points
April 1 -2 points (can I get an extra credit point for not losing it after my dismal weight loss? LOL)
April 2 -2 points
April 3 -1.5 (planned cheata meal out ds bday)
April 4 -2 points
April 5 -2 points
April 6 -2 points
April 7 -2 points
April 8 -1 point (didn't post)
April 9 -1 point (didn't post)
April 10 -1 point (didn't post)
April 11 -2 points
April 12 -1 point (planned cheat meal out but got right back on and posted too)
April 13 -2 points
April 14 -2 points ( I should get an extra one for not jumping off the cliff after my let down at dr's and scale)
April 15 -2 points
April 16 -2 points
April 17 -2 points
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:44 AM   #13
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I'm in. My goal is to drink my 8 glasses of water and eat 4 cups of veggies.

March 5 -1 point, an utter fail, will get 2 points tomorrow
March 6 -0
March 7 -2 points
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I'm in. I definitely need some accountability. My goal is to drink 64 ounces of water. I find that when I'm not on plan I don't drink my water. So hopefully, if I drink my water I will stay on plan.

March 5 - 2
March 6 - 2
March 7 - 2
March 8 - 2
March 9 - 2
March 10 - 1
March 11 - 1
March 12 - 1
March 13 - 2
March 14 - 2
March 15 - 2
March 16 - 2
March 17 - 2
March 18 - 2
March 19 - 0
March 20 - 2
March 21 - 2
March 22 - 2
March 23 - 1
March 24 - 2
March 25 - 1
March 26 - 2
March 27 - 1
March 28 - 1
March 29 - 2
March 30 - 2
March 31 - 2
April 1 - 2
April 2 - 2
April 3 - 2
April 4 - 2
April 5 - 2
April 6 - 2
April 7 - 2
April 8 - 2
April 9 - 2
April 10 - 2
April 11 - 2
April 12 - 2
April 13 - 2
April 14 - 2
April 15 - 2
April 16 - 2
April 17 - 2
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I thought and thought and thought. These challenges were great for me before so I want to do this one but I need something realistic. My life is going to continue to be crazy through the end of the legislative session so some things just aren't going to happen. I finally landed on something that will really help me stay on track and that I can do even when I'm on the road and bouncing all over the state.

I will not have more than 3 meals and 3 snacks per day (where 1 of those snacks is just a single piece of fruit). I've been grabbing as I go a lot lately so this should really help. I'm also going to return to a strict no seconds on anything that isn't 100% vegetables.

March 5 -2 (can't believe I remembered!)
March 6 - 2
March 7 - 2
March 8 - 2
March 9 - 2
March 10 - 2
March 11 - 2
March 12 - 2
March 13 - 1(too snacky)
March 14 - 2
March 15 - 2
March 16 - 1 (why do I keep forgetting that constant eating will not fix things)
March 17 - 1 (skipping breakfast is never a good idea)
March 18 - 1
March 19 - 1
March 20 - 1
March 21 - 2
March 22 - 1
March 23 - 2
March 24 - 2
March 25 - 2
March 26 - 2
March 27 - 2
March 28 - 1
March 29 - 2
March 30 - 1
March 31 - 1
April 1 - 1
April 2 - 2
April 3 - 1
April 4 - 1
April 5 - 1
April 6 - 1 I'm not really doing so well with this
April 7 - 2
April 8 - 1
April 9 - 2
April 10 - 2
April 11 - 0
April 12 - 1
April 13 - 1
April 14 - 0
April 15 - 0
April 16 - 1
April 17 -

total - 61
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