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Old 02-03-2008, 07:12 PM   #1
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Smile "Every-Day" 21-Day Challenge -- Sowing the seeds of new habits!!


Okay, everyone, as is the tradition, I start a new thread when I personally start a new challenge.

Below is a short explanation of how this challenge works so all you newcomers can take a look and decide if you're game or not! I hope you are! Hop aboard and enjoy the ride. We've got a great bunch of supportive people, so I hope you'll give us a try. A lot of people try for a while and then disappear.. I hope some of you will keep trying. There is NO shame in starting over. Remember, it's not over till you give up. And our motto around here is:


NEVER GIVE UP!!...Just start OVER!!

EXPLANATION AND RULES:

It works like this: you decide you'll do something for 21 days straight, every single day, so keep it doable. Then you count ....one through 21.....and if you flub it, you MUST go back to zero and start over again. Everyone will be on different days. You can start anytime. At the beginning of the challenge you declare what level it is -- Level 1, 2, or 3. Level 1 means you feel it's a relatively easy challenge for you and means you only give yourself ONE pause day (see explanation of pause days below). Level 2 would give you two pause days and so on...
And taking NO pause days is what I'm going to call "aceing a challenge," as in "I'm aiming on aceing this one!" Yowzah!!

With a pause day you pause in your counting and continue the next day with the number you left off with. Pause days are NOT substitutes for days, i.e. Day 12 -- Day 13 -- Pause Day -- Day 14..... I suggest taking a pause day late in the game (better to go back to Day 1 early on) if you need a break or screw up when you're well into the challenge, meaning, when you're on Day 15 or something like that.

In any case, the trick is to keep going. The momentum builds and it's great incentive to stick to your guns, cause if you don't.........back to START you go. And the really great thing about this challenge is that you are forming new habits that will wipe out the old! AND, you get to do it with a great bunch of really supportive people to whom you are accountable!

THREAD GUIDELINES:

In the interest of maintaining structure, a sense of solidarity and facilitating support I ask anyone who wishes to join this thread to please strive to follow the following guidelines while participating in this challenge and in posting.

1. Although this is a fabulous support group, the focus is to be on your CHALLENGE/S and/or other people's challenge/s AND weight loss, whether your challenge is about it or not. Please keep the challenge a priority, although we welcome chattiness! This means tell us what day you're on when you post and it's a good idea to make regular mention of just what your challenge is. This an action-based thread. Our members are ON a challenge, RESTARTING a challenge, or just in between and looking to start up again REAL SOON. We also welcome posts from admirers, encouragers, and old friends!

2. Please refrain from posting food logs or recipes, except where you are really looking for help and advice on your eating. If journaling is your challenge, please keep the journaling off the thread and in a notebook or blog and just tell us if you've done what you set out to do. We have ALL types of dieters here, low-carb, high-carb, low-fat, high-fat, vegetarians, meat-lovers...please use simple mentions if you have something you want to share and then links and/or private messages to do so.

3. Please do NOT go into glowing accounts of any slipups, food indulgences or binges, what we here call "food porn." Simple mentions are fine, but use of smilies etc. as substitutes where possible is encouraged.

4. Please keep this a secular thread. Of course, passing references to your beliefs, a bit of introduction about your beliefs, brief faith-related words of encouragement are fine.

5. Please show support, support, support! This is key. You can waffle on about yourself but please, at least occasionally,come up and look around at others and what they are doing and MENTION it with words of encouragement and/or praise or sympathy. We understand "busy," poor computer connections, and bouts of self-pity and life problems where the focus turns to "me" and dealing with those problems, but these should be temporary, not a habit! ('cept in the computer case.)

In conclusion, let me say, the above are just that, GUIDELINES. Please realize that these guidelines have been added in an attempt to keep this a supportive and beneficial thread, at the LEAST, to those who need it MOST, those for whom weight loss is the hardest and, more often than not, the most crucial as well as for those who still, perhaps despite great success, know all too well that the road they walk will always be a slippery one.

The guidelines are also meant to cultivate an atmosphere of consideration and concern for ALL, not individually, but AS A GROUP.

Well, all's said. Please join us!!


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Old 02-03-2008, 08:08 PM   #2
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Wink new week, new thread, new challenge...

Ok, all. As you can see, the new thread is up. I'm starting a new challenge. For now, it's simply a continuation of the last one. And that is, steering clear of alcohol, processed foods and sugar and cutting WAY down on coffee. Also, I will keep a food journal that also notes changes in my skin, energy, etc. The only way I can call a day OK is ALSO if I drink homemade vegetable juice or some other blended veggie thing, have a big salad or a vegetable stew, soup or sauce (that means homemade with LOTS of veggies). So, that's it. Anything is allowed in small amounts but I know what's not supposed to be there. I am striving to notch this challenge up a level above last time's. Here we go!

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Apple -- Thanks for the wonderful congratulations!! Hope you're enjoying your SuperBowl Sunday!!!

Shy -- Thank you too!

Everyone else, dj, rdye, sotypical, bear, hope you're doing well and hope you'll find us over here on the new thead!

Also, it's a new thread and any lurkers, interested passers-by, please stop in, say heh and give us a try.


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Old 02-03-2008, 08:47 PM   #3
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I guess I would be a "passer-by", not really a lurker because I've never noticed you guys before.

I think I have this figured out, left me know if I'm off --
Starting tomorrow (2/4), Day 1 -- I will do the following for 21 days =
Stick to my calorie range with healthy foods.
Drink as much fluid (water, diet/caff-free soda) as humanly possible.
Exercise 30 minutes at least 4 days a week.

I think I'd better do a Level 2 -- just to be safe, but I'm looking forward to not using these -- we'll see.

Hope I did this right, looking forward to getting to know everyone and most importantly, making it to the end of the challenge without dropping out or screwing up!!!
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Old 02-03-2008, 09:45 PM   #4
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Helllllllo.
Yup, you got the hang of it. Come in everyday, post the day you are on in your challenge and let us know how things have gone.
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Old 02-03-2008, 10:06 PM   #5
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Thanks Red

Day 12
All challenges met. I was wrong on the other thread. Lost all track of what day it is lol. Today is day 12
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Sometimes God doesn't whisper in our ear what he wants us to hear. Sometimes he jumps up and down screaming PUT DOWN THAT COOKIE. We just don't listen.
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Old 02-04-2008, 12:56 PM   #6
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Daily crunches , pause, Day 15 done (0 pauses left)
30 min exercise, Day 16 done( 1 pause left)
No Beer, pause Day 12 (1 pause left)

I decided to quit the sit down for lunch challenge. I had a few days were I just didn't eat lunch, so it doesn't really work. I'll still try to sit down to eat, how about that? Yes, I like that. Sit down to eat anything! But I'm not making it a challenge.
The Super Bowl was fun, and (in my opinion anyway) the good guys won. It was an exciting game too, right up to the end. And I had beer. Yum. But I'm back on the no beer for another 9 days. Yikes. But I can do it!
Hi Shelby! Welcome to our thread! You picked some good challenges, now go for it!

Hi Shy, rolling right along!
Hi Red! Enjoy your vegetables!
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Old 02-04-2008, 06:47 PM   #7
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You really need to take time to eat lol. How can you get all the required amounts of the four basic food groups in if you are never sitting still.

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Old 02-04-2008, 08:52 PM   #8
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Hey all. Glad to see we've made the transition to this thread and picked up a newbie on the way! Welcome shelby!
Well, I didn't do too good yesterday. I got the greens in but unbelievably went out after work even though I'm still sick. Oh, I'm sick all right! Pathetic. It was a hellish day. I can't believe the mess that place is in and how I am supposed to try to keep together the chaos. I don't know what it'll do to me in the way of experience. I'm learning some very hard lessons about human nature in the meanwhile. Anyhow, here's to going at it yet again. Green elixir (that's my vegetable juice) here I come!!

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shelby -- Your challenges sound great. The exercise one doesn't fit the parameters since it's something that must be done EVERY day. But, you can still just include it as an extracurricular. No problem there. Or, you can just exercise every day but know yourself what that exercise constitutes in the way of intensity and duration. I mean, we all move around every day, right? In any case, very glad to have you aboard and yes, I sure hope you stick it out. Best of luck!

shy -- Moving right along, aren't you? Good on you!

Apple -- Well, if you didn't have lunch then I suppose you can't sit down, right? I would call it a go. I didn't see the game but we put it on the front page. It was a very weak day here in the way of news and we had a guy over there covering it. Sounds like it was an amazing game. The score looked more like a baseball game. It must have been pretty boring to watch a defense game like that. I know. I was growing up in the Steel Dynasty! The winning pass must have been a thrill for Giants' fans. Hope you enjoyed the brew and are ready to meet the final days like a trooper! OK, ok, getting to those vegetables....

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Hi everyone

Red -- I got it now -- exercise is out (well, I'll still do it, but it won't count) -- there is no way I can promise myself every day, the kid's would never let me!!

Water -- done!
Calories -- right on track!
So -- Day 1 -- complete -- that wasn't too bad!!

Hope everyone has a great day tommorrow and don't work too hard (no one around you probably is)!!!
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I am so proud of myself. Since I had a whole day that I really had nothing to do. I decided today was going to be my 10 miles 1 mile walking/aerobic video at a time marathon day. I didn't think I was going to be able to do it but I DID IT. Wow I feel great.
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Yeah Red, I've found you. I just have not had time to do much of anything lately.

My challenges are:
day 5 - exercise - 2 pauses left
day 5 - calories - 2 pauses left
day 6 - water - 3 pauses left

My challenges on Superbowl Sunday just didn't happen for me but I'm back at it now. I'll try to catch up with you all later. Gotta get ready for work.
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Hi y'all. Sorry I fell off the map! I was really busy last fall and I sort of fell out of the habit of posting, although I am still working my plan. I have really been on plateau since November. Nothing lost, nothing really gained.. could be worse I suppose!

So I guess I am coming here at Day 1 if you will have me back!

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So I guess I'm starting at 1 again tomorrow -- sad I didn't even make it through two days But, I may have screwed up today but at this point I'm starting fresh right now and tomorrow will be day 1 all over again!!
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Old 02-05-2008, 01:54 PM   #14
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Wondered where on earth you went. Hey at least no gain is no gain. Just get back on the wagon seat and make those horses go the direction you want that wagon to go. Nice to see you back.
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Hey Shy! Thanks! Man you are really doing great! I am soooo proud of you! Look at how far that ticker has fallen!
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