APRIL Points Challenge (this has nothing to do with WW)

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  • APRIL CHALLENGE...Spring is here and summer is coming!! How is year going so far?? Are you achieving your goals? How about a challenge to help us along!!! It's somewhere to check in...some friendly competition. Come join us for our monthly challenge!!

    Since this is a monthly challenge, it will start on the 1st and the day of the month is the day of the challenge. You need to post your points on a daily basis (or whenever you can). Simply reply to this post and then edit that post as you add points (no columns please). That way you always know where you are and so do I! I will calculate and post the totals, on a weekly basis.

    For those of you who have NO IDEA what I am talking about - here are the details. Sometimes we work our hardest when we are held accountable. So I challenge you to do your very best for the month and we'll see who wins!!

    Here is how it's going to go. Starting Tuesday, April 1, 2008. We will try to do the 3 things that work. Food, water & exercise. You decide what your food plan is, how much water you want to drink and how much exercise you want to get every day. Every day you have the opportunity to earn 4 points.

    2 point for sticking with your food plan (no splitting points here, you either stuck to your plan or you didn't)
    1 point for drinking the amount of water you decided on
    1 point for getting some exercise. (If you don't exercise on a given day - you DO NOT get a point for exercise - even if you planned it that way)
    no 1/2 points

    Post here with how many points you've earned for a given day, and I will keep track. We'll see who's did the best for the month.

    This is a very cool way to keep on track, because even if you don't do so great on food, you might still get in your water and exercise to earn the points!

    Who's ready for a challenge???? It starts Tuesday!!!!
  • I've been waiting for you to post the next month's challenge, now that I have a clue what's going on!

    I'm in! Let's see, what goals...

    Exercise--something, anything, at this point. A walk, the weight machine, etc--1 point
    Water--1/2 L a day, which sounds sad, but I get busy and forget--1 point
    Food plan--between 1400-1600 k/cal a day--2 points

    Starting weight 240lbs. Bah.

    4/1--4--1500 cal, 1 L water, home gym for arms/shoulders
    4/2--3--1600 cal, 1 L water
    4/3--4--1600 cal, 1/2L water, long power-walk
    4/4--3--1600 cal, 1L water
    4/5--4--1450 cal, 1L water, home gym for arms/shoulders
    4/6--2--water, 3 hours of walking
    4/7--4--1500 cal, 1/2L water, home gym for arms/shoulders
    4/8--3--1400 cal, 1/2L water
    4/9--2--1/2L water, home gym
    4/10--2--1L water, home gym. I cannot, cannot eat out at night!
    4/11--2--1/2L water, walking for exercise
    4/12--4--1520 cal, 1L water, home gym
    4/13--2--water, exercise
    4/14--4--1550 cal, water, exercise
    4/15--1--water. Otherwise a very bad day
    4/16--3--1500 cal, 1L water
    4/17--3--1600 cal, 1/2 L water
    4/18--2--exercise and water
    4/19--4--1340 cal, 1L water, exercise
    4/20--2--water, exercise
    4/21--4--1300 cal, water, exercise
    4/22--3--1540 cal, water
    4/23--3--1420 calories, water
    4/24--3--1600 cal, water
    4/45--4--1400 cal, water, home gym
    4/26--2--water, exercise
    4/27--2--water, gardening
    4/28--3--1500 cal, water
    4/29--3--1400 cal, 1.5L water
    4/30--4--1400 cal, water, exercise

    Ending weight--230, not bad for one month.

    Total--
  • I'm in too

    Food: under 1700 calories and record here in staggered blocks (the week thing killed me last month... one or two bad days would turn into an entire week!)
    Water: 2.5 litres per day
    Exercise: walking 4x a week, pilates 4x

    4/1- 2
    4/2- 2
    4/3- 4

    4/4- 1 -ergo the hours of stomach pain. I really cant handle high fat food anymore.. lol I should stop eating it!
    4/5- 2
    4/6- 4
    4/7- 4

    4/8- 4
    4/9- 2
    4/10- 3
    4/11- 2

    4/12- 4 --headed out for a business trip this week so my goal for the week will be making smart food choices and exercising every day. Also aiming to always have a bottle of water with me.
    4/13- 4
    4/14- 2

    4/15- 2 well atleast I fit in the exercise and water. Longer days seem to equal social eating/drinking.
    4/16- 3
    4/17- 2
    4/18- 1
    4/19- 2

    4/20- 1 ok I might as well fess up here. My parents moved back into their house (I had been renting it from them).. and I've been trying to find a place to live.. ended up buy the house from the rents.. but looking for a tenant for the basement. It's really split my focus with this lifestyle change. Ugh.
    4/21- 2. I am feeling so pressured, stressed and depressed. Seriously....
    4/22- 4 one day at a time

    4/23- 4
    4/24- 4
    4/25- 2

    4/26- 4
    4/27- 4

    4/28- 4
    4/29- 4
    4/30- 0 (note to self. duh dont go a whole day without water.. and take snacks the next time you got to Snow Lake.. dont count on lunch being there!)
  • This sounds like a great idea. I'd love to do it.

    My goals:

    Exercise--anything, because I like to do different types each day.
    Water--96 oz
    Food plan--I follow the LAWL red plan.

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  • I'm in!

    Exercise~anything for 30 minutes a day
    Water~3 quarts per day (12c)
    Diet~under 1600 daily except Sunday~1800

    4/1~4 (1243 c.; 50m exercise; 13c water)
    4/2~4 (1599 c; 30m+ exercise; 15c water)
    4/3~4 (1379 c; 30m exercise; 12c water)
    4/4~4 (1540 c; 30m exercise; 12c water)
    4/5~4 (1595 c; 3h 30 m exercise; 12c water) (posted this before crashing.. we bowled for 3 hours today!, I'm beat!)
    4/6~4 (1796 c; 50m exercise; 12c water)
    4/7~4 (1445 c; 30m exercise; 13c water)
    4/8~4 (1563 c; 30m exercise; 12c water)
    4/9~4 (1382 c; 1h 30m exercise; 16c water)
    4/10~4 (1542 c; 30m+ exercise; 14c water)
    4/11~4 (1537 c; 40m exercise, 12c water)
    4/12~4 (1554 c; 1h 50m exercise, 15c water)
    4/13~4 (1689 c; 30m exercise, 12c water)
    4/14~4 (1581 c; 30m exercise, 14c water)
    4/15~4 (1503 c; 45m exercise, 15c water)
    4/16~4 (1140 c; 45m exercise, 12c water)
    4/17~4 (1327 c; 45m exercise, 13c water)
    4/18~4 (1322 c; 1h 40 m exercise, 15c water)
    4/19~4 (1167 c; 1h exercise, 12c water)
    4/20~4 (1751 c; 45m exercise, 12c water)
    4/21~3 (1399 c; 30m exercise, 8c water)
    4/22~4 (1349 c; 30m exercise; 13c water)
    4/23~4 (1537 c; 2h exercise; 16c water)
    4/24~4 (1432 c; 45m exercise; 12c water)
    4/25~3 (1527 c; NO exercise; 12c water)
    4/26~4 (1454 c; 1h exercise; 12c water)
    4/27~4 (1658 c; 30m + exercise; 12c water)
    4/28~4 (1558 c; 1h 30m exercise; 12c water)
    4/29~3 (1438 c; 1h exercise; 8c water)
    4/30~4 (1517 c; 2h 20 minutes; 16c water)

    Running total 117 out of 120

    Total~117 out of a possible 120.
  • I am in again!

    Food: Staying on SBD plan - no more than 1700 calories a day

    Water: Two of my special bottles
    Exercise: Elliptical or Walk 1.5miles/5 days a week or more


    4/1- 3 points (Food & Water) fighting a cold
    4/2- 4 points (Everything!) VERY hard to exercise with a bad cough
    4/3- 3 points (Food & Water) still fighting a cold
    4/4- 2 points (Food)
    4/5- 3 points (Food & Water)


    4/6- 3 points (Food & Water)
    4/7- 4 points (Everything! and coughing all the way)
    4/8- 3 points (Food & Water)
    4/9- 3 points (Food & Water)
    4/10- 3 points (Food & Water)
    4/11- 3 points (Food & Water)
    4/12- 4 points (Everything!)


    4/13- 4 points (Everything!)
    4/14- 4 points (Everything!)
    4/15- 4 points (Everything!)
    4/16- 4 points (Everything!)
    4/17- 4 points (Everything!)
    4/18- 4 points (Everything!)
    4/19- 2 points (Exercise & Water)


    4/20- 4 points (Everything!)
    4/21- 3 points (Food & Water)
    4/22- 4 points (Everything!)
    4/23- 2 points (Water & Exercise) I had a few tortilla chips. Not on my plan.
    4/24- 3 points (Food & Water)
    4/25- 4 points (Everything!)
    4/26- 4 points (Everything!)


    4/27- 3 points (Food & Water)
    4/28- 4 points (Everything!)
    4/29- 3 points (Food & Water)
    4/30- 4 points (Everything!)
  • First timer!

    Water (1) = min 1 liter daily

    Exercise (1) = / /

    (2) = intuitive eating (eat till SATISFIED, not STUFFED!), 'good' foods (with min. junk/fast foods)

    4/1- 3
    4/2- 4
    4/3- 2
    4/4- 2
    4/5- 2


    4/6- 3
    4/7- 3
    4/8- 4
    4/9- 4
    4/10- 4
    4/11- 4
    4/12- 4


    4/13- 3
    4/14- 4
    4/15- 4
    4/16- 3
    4/17- 3
    4/18- 2
    4/19- 0


    4/20- 3
    4/21- 4
    4/22- 4
    4/23- 3
    4/24- 4
    4/25- 2
    4/26- 3


    4/27- 4
    4/28- 4
    4/29- 4
    4/30- 4


    April Goal = 90% (108/120)

    Final Total:
  • Oh, I'm in! I'm home ALL month, and I really need the accountability right now

    Water : The one thing I'm good at At least five bottles a day (16oz).

    Exercise : Mon, Wed, Fri : Running. Tues, Thurs : Karate. Weekends : Yardwork (that counts, right? )

    Calories : 1460 per day limit


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  • I'd like to join also. This might be just what I need to get reinvigorated! I think if I reach 90% for the month, I'll schedule myself a massage.

    Water: 1.5L bottle per day
    Exercise: 60 minutes per day
    Food: Low Carb (less than 40 net)

    4/1--4 points
    4/2--3 points (only 30 minutes of exercise today)
    4/3--4 points
    4/4--4 points
    4/5--4 points
    4/6--3 points (no exercise....gym closed)
    4/7--4 points
    4/8--4 points
    4/9--3 points (no exercise....but 4 hours of field work)
    4/10--4 points
    4/11--4 points
    4/12--4 points
    4/13--0 points (no exercise, limited H20 and a blow out on food)
    4/14--4 points
    4/15--4 points
    4/16--4 points
    4/17--3 points (no exercise)
    4/18--4 points
    4/19--4 points
    4/20--3 points (no exercise)
    4/21--4 points
    4/22--4
    4/23--3 (no exercise)
    4/24--4
    4/45--4
    4/26--4
    4/27--3
    4/28--4
    4/29--3
    4/30--4

    Total-- 108 of 120
  • Sign me up
    Planned meals/portions
    80 oz. water/day
    30 min. exercise/day

    4/1- 4
    4/2- 4
    4/3- 3
    4/4- 4
    4/5- 3
    4/6- 4
    4/7- 2
    4/8- 4
    4/9- 4
    4/10- 4
    4/11- 4
    4/12- 4
    4/13- 2
    4/14- 4
    4/15- 4
    4/16- 4
    4-17- 4
    4/18- 4
    4/19- 4
    4/20- 4
    4/21- 4
    4/22- 4
    4/23- 4
    4/24- 4
    4/25- 4
    4/26- 4
    4/27- 4
    4/28- 4
    4/29- 4
    4/30- 4
  • Count me in for another month!

    Exercise: 5 days/wk
    ~Cardio - 5x/wk 25-70 mins/day (swimming/biking/running)
    ~Strength Training - 2x/wk
    Food: 1600 calories or less a day
    Water: 64 ounces or more a day
    Goal for Apr: 96 points (80% on plan)

    04.01 - 3 (food & water)
    04.02 - 4
    04.03 - 4
    04.04 - 4
    04.05 - 3 (food & water)
    04.06 - 2 (water & exercise)
    04.07 - 4
    04.08 - 3 (food & water)
    04.09 - 1 (water only)
    04.10 - 3 (food & water)
    04.11 - 1 (water only)
    04.12 - 1 (water only)
    04.13 - 2 (food only)
    04.14 - 2 (food only)
    04.15 - 3 (food & water)
    04.16 - 1 (water only)
    04.17 - 1 (water only)
    04.18 - 1 (water only)
    04.19 - 1 (water only)
    04.20 - 3 (food & water)
    04.21 - 3 (food & water)
    04.22 - 3 (food & water)
    04.23 - 3 (food & water)
    04.24 - vacation - 2 (food only)
    04.25 - vacation - 0
    04.26 - vacation - 0
    04.27 - vacation - 0
    04.28 - vacation - 0
    04.29 - vacation - 0
    04.30 - 2 (food only)

    Total points thru 04.30 = 60
  • OK..back on track...

    Food: under 1800 cal/day
    Exercise: at least 30 min/day
    Water: 40 oz/day

    4.01 = 3 (food, water)
    4.02 = 2 (food)
    4.03 = 1 (water)
    4.04 = 4
    4.05 = 4
    4.06 = 3 (food, water)
    4.07 = 4
    4.08 = 4
    4.09 = 4
    4.10 = 4
    4.11 = 0
    4.12 = 0
    4.13 = 0
    4.14 = 0
    4.15 = 4
    4.16 = 4
    4.17 = 2 (water, exercise)
    4.18 = 4
    4.19 = 0
    4.20 = 0
    4.21 = 0
    4.22 = 4
    4.23 = 4
    4.24 = 2 (water, exercise)
    4.25 = 1 (exercise)
    4.26 = 1 (exercise)
    4.27 = 1 (exercise)
    4.28 = 4
    4.29 = 4
    4.30 = 1 (exercise)
  • I'm in again! I need some accountability

    Food: Organic, portioned, 1600 calories, using fitday.
    Water: lots...I never have any problem with this one. I naturally drink the minimum everyday.
    Exercise: I'm going to aim high with 1 hour of exercise a day.

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    My goal is to lose 15 lbs this month!

    Cheers,
    Ginger
  • I'm in! This will be my first fresh month for weight loss. I started end of march so it feels somewhat like a fresh start.

    Food: 1500-1800 (try zig zagging) record on fit day
    Water: 8 8oz cups
    Exercise: cardio and abs or strength training daily
    Personal: 15 lbs lost by May, Vitamin daily

    4/1- Stayed in calorie range, a few to man grahams but still in rang, water, 45 minutes strength training!!! Woot Oh and took vitamin
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  • Count me in!
    Great challenge! Count me in... hopefully this will help keep me more accountable. I usually don't workout on weekends, but I'll try to for the sake of this challenge.

    My April Goals:
    • Food
      Make healthier choices. Don't stuff my face. Smaller portions. Cook home more. Eat a minimum one veggie per day (versus the 0 veggies I normally eat).
    • Exercise
      Turbo Jam video or other form of exercise
    • Water
      Drinking a minimum of 100 oz (approx. 6-16 oz bottles)

    4/01- 2 (Water & Exercise -- I had too much dessert, so I don't necessarily consider it a successful food day)
    4/02- 4
    4/03- 2
    4/04- 4

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