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Old 12-29-2008, 11:14 PM   #1  
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Default JANUARY Points Challenge (has nothing to do with WW)

JANUARY CHALLENGE...the holidays are OVER! It's a brand new year and a brand new start!! How about a challenge to help us kick it off! 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. That way you always know where you are and so do I!

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 Januray 1st 2009. 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) Sorry, 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 Thursday!

Note: When I do the final totals at the end of the month, I only include people who have participated 15 days or more.

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Old 12-29-2008, 11:16 PM   #2  
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:40 PM   #3  
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Food (2pt.): 1500-1700 calories a day
Exercise (1pt): 4 to 5 days a week at the gym using the elliptical, treadmill, and weight machines. Or, a brisk 30 minute walk outdoors with my sweetie.
Water (1pt): 64 oz

Begining weigh in: 250
01~ 3 pts.
02~4 pts.
03~3 pts.
04~3 pts.
Weigh In:246.6
Week Total:3.4 lb loss

05~4 pts.
06~1pts. I managed to workout, but the rest of the day went straight down hill.
07~3 pts.
08~3 pts.
09~4 pts.
10~3 pts.
11~3 pts.
Weigh In:244.6
Week Total:
2 lb. loss

12~4 pts.
13~
14~
15~
16~
17~
18~
Weigh In:
Week Total:


19~
20~
21~
22~
23~
24~
25~
Weigh In:
Week Total:


26~
27~
28~
29~
30~
31~
Weigh In:
Week Total:


Month Total:

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Old 12-30-2008, 12:12 AM   #4  
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Oh man, let's do this thang.

F: 1900 calories
E: 17-21 mins cardio, 5-13 sit-ups, 100 push-ups challenge
W: 70 oz

01~4
02~4
03~4
04~4
Week Total: 16/16 - YES.

05~3 Water.
06~4
07~2 Water & Walking.
08~2 Water & any exercise at all.
09~3 Water.
10~3 Water.
11~2 Water & all of my exercise.
Week Total: 19/28

12~4
13~2 Water & Exercise
14~2 Water & Exercise
15~2 Water & Exercise
16~0
17~0
18~3 Exercise
Week Total: 13/28

19~
20~
21~
22~
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24~
25~
Week Total: /28

26~
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31~
Week Total: /24

Month Total: /124

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Old 12-30-2008, 12:17 AM   #5  
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F: 1400 calories
E: 3 mile walk away the lbs dvd and 50 crunches
W: 90 oz

01~ Food (2) Water (0) Exercise (0)
02~ Food (0) Water (1) Exercise (1)
03~ Food (2) Water (1) Exercise (0)
04~ Food (2) Water (1) Exercise (1)
Weigh In: 202 lbs
Week Total: 10 points

05~ Food (2) Water (1) Exercise (1)
06~ Food (2) Water (1) Exercise (0)
07~ Food (0) Water (1) Exercise (1)
08~ Food (2) Water (1) Exercise (1)
09~ Food (0) Water (1) Exercise (0)
10~ Food (0) Water (1) Exercise (1)
11~ Food (2) Water (1) Exercise (1)
Weigh In: 200
Week Total: 20 pts

12~ (4 pts total) Food (2) Water (1) Exercise (1)
13~ (3 pts total) Food (2) Water (1) Exercise (0)
14~ (2 pts total) Food (0) Water (1) Exercise (1)
15~ (4 pts total) Food (2) Water (1) Exercise (1)
16~ (4 pts total) Food (2) Water (1) Exercise (1)
17~ (3 pts total) Food (2) Water (1) Exercise (0)
18~ (3 pts total) Food (2) Water (1) Exercise (0)

Weigh In: 199
Week Total: 22 pts

19~ (3 pts total) Food (2) Water (1) Exercise (0)
20~ (4 pts total) Food (2) Water (1) Exercise (1)
21~ (2 pts total) Food (0) Water (1) Exercise (1)
22~ (3 pts total) Food (2) Water (1) Exercise (1)
23~ (4 pts total) Food (2) Water (1) Exercise (1)
24~ (3 pts total) Food (2) Water (1) Exercise (0)
25~ (4 pts total) Food (2) Water (1) Exercise (1)
Weigh In: 197 lbs
Week Total: 23 pts

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Week Total:

Month Total:

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Old 12-30-2008, 01:28 AM   #6  
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OK...in after a long break due to meds, illness, travel, etc...

Food: under 1600 cal/day
Exercise: at least 30 min/day
Water: 40 oz/day

1.01 = 0
1.02 = 2 (water, exercise)
1.03 = 2 (water, exercise)
1.04 = 0
1.05 = 1 (water)
1.06 = 0
1.07 = 2 (water, exercise)
1.08 = 0
1.09 = 0
1.10 = 2 (food)
1.11 = 3 (food, exercise)
1.12 = 3 (food, water)
1.13 = 2 (food)
1.14 = 0
1.15 = 0
1.16 = 3 (food, exercise)
1.17 = 3 (food, exercise)
1.18 = 3 (food, exercise)
1.19 =
1.20 =
1.21 =
1.22 =
1.23 =
1.24 =
1.25 =
1.26 =
1.27 =
1.28 =
1.29 =
1.30 =
1.31 =

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Old 12-30-2008, 04:19 AM   #7  
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I am SO in this time! 2009 in MY year! And it will be a great one!

Food: No junk. Portion control. 5 servings of fruits/veggies daily. No eating at least 4 hours before bed. (2pts) 1 on each day I do well

Exercise: 30DS everyday, 40 minute walking on the night shifts I work (3-4x/week), and BLC exercises at least 3x/week for 30 minutes (1pt) 1 on each day I do well

Water: 96oz a day. (1pt) 1 on each day I do well

Goals for this month:
8-10 pound weight loss
To start becoming more fit & in shape



January
Running total of points earned: 50 out of a possible 124


1.1: Weigh in 243lbs - Didn't do so well in the food catagory... Was doing good, and then I don't know what happened but I binged. Didn't quite get my water in either... Guess you could say it was a bad start. 1 point
1.2 bad day.
1.3 <-- Now thats what I'm talkin 'bout! 4 points
1.4 OP with the food, but no exercise & didn't get my water in. 2 points
1.5 I was OP till I made a pizza for supper & had a mountain dew & snickers bar... Arg... I'm counting the fact that I painted (ceilings & walls) for 4 hours today, as exercise. I've been up for over 24 hours & working the whole entire time. Didn't get quite enough water, but close! 1 point
1.6 Even though I had a few minor slip-ups with staying OP, I did very well today. I also got my water's in. Only thing missing is the exercises... Arg... Tomorrow? 3 points
1.7 Today not good. And only 3 days till weigh in
1.8 <--- I want more of these kind of these days! 4 points
1.9 Had binge right before bed.. I don't know what happened...
1.10 Ugh. 2 points
OP 43% of the week, 2 lb weight loss, 17 points earned

1.11 Weigh In: 241 I don't think walking around wal mart for 3 hours really counts as exercise does it? I didn't get my waters in (close but no cigar), and even though I didn't binge or pig out, I wasn't exactly OP either...
1.12 Got my waters, but ate junk & didn't do anything.... 1 point
1.13 4 points
1.14 Another wasted day.
1.15 2points
1.16 Pooy! This is suddenly not going well! And I don't know why!
1.17 Another wasted day for weight loss
OP 18% of the week. 1lb gain. 7 points earn this week, 24 total.

1.18 Weigh in: 242 - Up 1 pound from last week. Serves me right for binging all week... Nothing accomplished again today... I know tomorrow is going to be crap too. But as of Tuesday I'm gonna start working out at work again... This seems to work the best for me.
1.19 nothing.
1.20 screwed up bad.
1.21 Sick with the flu, so I'm giving myself a cuz I didn't eat! lol 2 points
1.22 sick
1.23 sick
1.24 3 points
OP --% of the week. Maintained weight. Earned 3 points, for a total of 29 points

1.25 Weigh in 242... Well... At least its not a gain! 4 points
1.26 3 points
1.27 2 points
1.28 3 points.... FINALLY! I'm getting back in control!
1.29 4 points
1.30 3 points
1.31 2 points Final weigh in 242... Very disappointing! Worked hard on it this week, and still didn't lose.
OP --% of the week. Maintained weight. 21 points earned this week for a total of 50.

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Old 12-30-2008, 10:59 AM   #8  
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I'm in. I need something to keep me accountable.

Food: Under 2000 calories. I know that still sounds like a lot, but after keeping track of what I ACTUALLY eat, it will be an improvement.

Exercise: Starting out with 15 minutes a day on the glider, or one of the DVD's (at least 15 minutes also). It's a start.

Water: 48 oz/day. Better than the almost none I currently drink.

01 - 4 points!
02 - 3 points - didn't get my water in.
03 - 3 points - didn't get my exercise.
04 - 4 points!
05 - 3 points - didn't get my exercise.
Weigh In: 256
Week Total: 17 points

06 - 4 points!
07 - 3 points - didn't get my water in.
08 - 4 points!
09 - 2 points - did well on water/exercise, not so well on food
10 - 4 points!
11 - 3 points - didn't get my exercise.
12 - 3 points - didn't get my exercise.
Weigh In: 256
Week Total: 23

13 - 3 points - didn't get my exercise.
14 - 3 points - didn't get my exercise.
15 - 3 points - didn't get my exercise.
16 - 3 points - didn't get my exercise.
17 - 3 points - didn't get my exercise.
18 - 3 points - didn't get my exercise.
19 - 2 points - didn't get my exercise or water.
Weigh In: (this weigh-in will be delayed until the 21st - traveling) 254
Week Total: 20

20 - 2 points - didn't get my exercise or water.
21 - 2 points - didn't get my exercise or water.
22 - 2 points - No good on food today.
23 - 3 points - didn't get my exercise.
24 - 2 points - No good on food today.
25 - 4 points!
26 - 1 point - got my water in, at least.
Weigh In: 253.5
Week Total: 16

27 - 1 point - got my water in, at least.
28 - 1 point - got my water in, at least.
29 - 2 points - No good on food today.
30 - 4 points!
31 - 1 point - got my water in, at least.
Week Total: 9

Month Total: 85

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Old 12-30-2008, 11:59 AM   #9  
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Count me in!

01.01 - 4
02.01 - 3 (didn't get my water in)
03.01 - 2 (chocolate is not part of my plan)
04.01 - 4
05.01
06.01
07.01
08.01
09.01
10.01
11.01
12.01
13.01
14.01
15.01
16.01
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19.01
20.01
21.01
22.01
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24.01
25.01
26.01
27.01
28.01
29.01
30.01
31.01

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Old 12-30-2008, 12:12 PM   #10  
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Food Plan: Log everything with Fitday. Stick with the food plan my trainer and I have developed...1600-1800 calories per day.
Water: Lots of it. At least 64oz per day.
Exercise: Strength train 3x per week. Cardio 7x per week.

Bring on the NEW YEAR!
Let's do this!

1 ~ 4
2 ~ 4
3 ~ 4
4 ~ 4
5 ~ 4
6 ~ 4
7 ~ 4
8 ~ 4
9 ~ 4
10 ~ 4
11 ~ 4
12 ~ 4
13 ~ 4
14 ~ 4
15 ~ 4
16 ~ 4
17 ~ 4 (came close to blowing food today after spending 6 hours in the ER w/ a friend's daughter - all is fine and I stayed strong)
18 ~ 4
19 ~ 4
20 ~ 4
21 ~ 4
22 ~ 4
23 ~ 4
24 ~ 2 (Dinner out with friends...estimating I had 200 extra calories today.)
25 ~ 4
26 ~ 4
27 ~ 4
28 ~ 4
29 ~ 4
30 ~ 4
31 ~ 4

Monthly Points Total: 122/124
Pounds lost in January: 8.6

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I need this challenge!! Holidays were a nightmare for me!! I'll post my info later!!
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Old 12-30-2008, 04:12 PM   #12  
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I'm back in

F: all i'm committing to is recording everything on fitday. the good the bad and the ugly
E: elliptical 6x a week. yoga 3x a week (once classes resume second week of jan)
W: 2 litres/day

1/1- 4
1/2- 2
1/3- 1
1/4 - 2 (with the goal of getting a 4 tomorrow)
1/5- 4
1/6 - 4
1/7 - 4
1/8 - 2 (i skipped breakfast for a muffin. ew. had a crappy lunch and ate light for supper) tomorrow i will eat breakfast and journal it
1/9 - 3 |(i even journalled my alcohol calories)
1/10 - 2
1/11 - 4
1/12 - 4
1/13 - 2 didnt journal my supper but got pretty close keeping track mentally.
1/14 - 3 no exercise.
1/15 - 4
1/16 - 4
1/17 - 2
1/18 - 2
1/19 - 2
1/20 - 4
1/21 - 4
1/22 - 4
1/23 - 2 I didnt journal everything
1/24 - 2
1/25 - 0
1/26 - 2 and I want a four tomorrow!!
1/27 - 4 despite an incident with granola bars
1/28 - 2
1/29 - 4
1/30 - 2
1/31 - 2

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Old 12-30-2008, 06:31 PM   #13  
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OK, so this is my first time here, so please be gentle!
I want in, I know--first hand--that accountability is HUGE!

F-- Calorie Cycling
E--I Hate it--ooppps I mean I will do it! 2-3 times week
W--64 ounces min daily


My calorie Cycling plan is as follows
Mon-1600 cals
Tues-2000 cals
Weds-1800 cals
Thurs-2000 cals
Fri-1800 cals
Sat-2400 cals--with every other Saturday a free day from tracking
Sun-1400 cals

1~3 (no activity except a thumb workout on the remote)
2~3
3~4
4~1
Weigh In: 304.8 Start of 7 day detox-program
5~4 whhoooooo hooooo HAPPY DANCE!
6~1--water only, for food I had white pasta--which is NOT on my plan during these first 7 days of detox......I had a brief moment of insanity
7~3--unless Wii bowling counts?
8~3
9~4
10~4
11~2
Weigh In:301.8, 3 pounds down, total points so far : 32
12~0 EEEKKKKKKK
13~2
14~3
15~3
16~3--gotta get my arse in gear
17~4
18~2
Weigh In: Skipped it this week, forgot Mon, and lots of water retention from new medication
19~2
20~1
21~2 low on calories, low on protien etc, slipping into great dark hole.....trying to keep head above water!
22~2
23~1
24~2
25~2
Weigh In: 298 points so far 61
26~1
27~2
28~2
29~1
30~2--NOT getting enough calories at all! or water half the time
31~

Weekends will be hard for me to remember to track, but I will get the hang of it. First month will be rough, but I have many months of this journey, I will get there!

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Old 12-30-2008, 08:39 PM   #14  
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I'm in...
Food: Keep it around 1500, one 'cheat' day a week.
Exercise: Bike/Walk/Yoga daily
Water: 64 oz daily

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Food: 1600 calories or less a day
Exercise: C25k Program (restarted in Dec after foot injury)
Water: 2 liters or more a day

01.01 - 3 (food & water)
01.02 - 4
01.03 - 4
01.04 - 4
01.05 - 1 (water only - Greek for dinner, not bad but still over my cals for the day)
01.06 - 4
01.07 - 4
01.08 - 3 (food & water)
01.09 - 4
01.10 - 4
01.11 - 4
01.12 - 3 (food & water)
01.13 - 1 (water only - chocolate chips cookies after dinner was a bad idea)
01.14 - 4
01.15 - 4
01.16 - 4
01.17 - 4
01.18 - 1 (water only - cheesecake for breakfast can never be a good start)
01.19 - 1 (water only - I won't go into detail but it wasn't good)
01.20 - 3 (food & water)
01.21 - 3 (food & water)
01.22 - 3 (food & water)
01.23 - 3 (food & water)
01.24 - 3 (food & water)
01.25 - 1 (water only - 68 cals over)
01.26 - 4
01.27 - 3 (food & water)
01.28 - 1 (water only - too many calories for dinner, not outrageous but over my daily limit)
01.29 - 3 (food & water)
01.30 - 3 (food & water)
01.31 - 1 (water only)

Total points thru 01.31 = 92 (74% OP)

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