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Old 03-29-2010, 02:47 PM   #1  
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Default April "INO" (It's Not an Option) Challenge

A few days early, but I decided to start it off now anyway since it's a Monday. =)

I got a little bit of interest in an INO challenge in the topic I posted asking if anyone would like to start a challenge with me, and I hope that others will join too. The idea is pretty simple, it's just about taking the things that we know we shouldn't do but still tend to debate about and remind ourselves that It's Not an Option. No more "well maybe just this one time..." because It's Not an Option.

I'm going to post my INO's daily, but they can be for the week, month, etc.

I really do hope someone will join me!

Today's INOs,

INO: to skip my workout today. I'm still sick but I can do something active for at least thirty minutes.
INO: not to count all of my calories. Every single bite. Even if 20 calories or so doesn't make a big difference in the long run, it's not only about calories consumed but staying accountable to myself.
INO: to eat the left-over pizza.
INO: to have ANY kind of candy, except for a small piece of dessert at book discussion.

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Old 03-29-2010, 02:55 PM   #2  
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I'll join for the Month of April:

My INO's for April are:

INO to find a reason not to do deep water aerobics AT LEAST three time a week
INO to put off working out AT LEAST two additional days/week
INO to eat any of DH/DD's junkfood
INO to keep putting off looking for a lifting plan
INO to keep any of my fat clothes...when they get too big get rid of them!

I'll update soon!

Good luck TheBunneh!

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Old 03-30-2010, 01:40 PM   #3  
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Yay! Thanks for joining in!


I didn't to too well on my INOs last night. I ended up skipping my workout because the opportunity to talk with a friend came up and I decided to do that instead. BUT I still should have been able to fit it in. I allowed myself to use the excuse that I didn't feel well. Bad, bad bunneh....And I also ended up having a piece of the leftover pizza. Although remembering it was an INO did keep me from going back for more.

Today will be better.

Today's INOs:

INO: not to drink all of my water.
INO: to go over my calories.
INO: not to workout for at least 30 minutes. Even if I just do yoga, I need to make taking the time out of my day a habit again. It will make nights like last night much easier.
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Old 03-30-2010, 01:52 PM   #4  
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I like the idea of having INOs for the day. Can I play?

Today's INOs:
INO: not to finish my jug of water
INO: to skip push-ups
INO: to eat chocolate instead of veggies
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Old 03-30-2010, 02:55 PM   #5  
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Glad to have you join in!


Those are great INOs. We can do it! =)
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Old 03-30-2010, 03:49 PM   #6  
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I like the INOs....I want to play:


Drink more water
No late night eating
Pay attention at water arobics tonight
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Old 03-30-2010, 04:29 PM   #7  
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I'll update mine on April 1...but in the meantime:

INO to skip Deep Water Aerobics tonight
INO to slow down on my water consumption

knobhdy and Dumplin...nice to have more aboard...keep it coming so we can all help each other!
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Old 03-30-2010, 10:25 PM   #8  
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Talking What a great challenge! :)

Hi all....

My name is Tracy. I would love to join in on your challenge....
I have been working on weight loss for a while now, but things have really slowed down though I know it's my fault! I am not recording my food intake like I should. I have been half hearted the last few months and it shows!

My daily goal for April will be:

It's Not an Option to track my food each and every day! Even if is an eating incident write it down!

I will add other INO as needed!

This is an important one that I need to do in order to finish up this weight loss and stay on track during maintenance!

I look forward to talking with all you more....
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Old 03-31-2010, 10:36 AM   #9  
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I made my INOs for yesterday.

Today's INOs
INO: to not drink all my water

Just one to work on for today, but it is one I really need to work on.
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Old 03-31-2010, 11:01 AM   #10  
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I want to join in. I am going to do my INO by weekly to focus on overcoming some of my problems.

First week's INO: It's not an option to skip exercising. Stop whining, do it. 5 days a week no debating it.
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Old 03-31-2010, 12:15 PM   #11  
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I'm glad so many people are joining in! Welcome to all the new people. =D

Good job on making your INOs knobhdy!


I almost didn't make my exercise INO yesterday, but forced myself to get up at 10:40 last night and did random aerobics moves to bouncy music. My cough is almost completely gone now so I'm going to start gradually increasing the intensity of my workouts again. I hope that by next weekend I can start my jogging attempt!

Today's INOs,
INO: to eat anything unless I can rationalize it by some nutritional benefits. IE, no candy!
INO: to skip my workout.
INO: to get depressed about weight loss and use it as an excuse to give up. I can't always control how I feel, but I can control how I act about it.
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Yay! It's officially April! =) It's a new month and spring is finally starting to show outside. A wonderful opportunity to start fresh and really make some progress.

I had INOs for yesterday, but I never got around to posting them here. I did manage to ignore all easter candy yesterday though, and had a pretty good workout considering I was sooo tired and I still can't seem to shake this tiny vestige of a cough.

My INOs for today,

INO: to skip working out. If I managed to do it yesterday, I can do something today.
INO: to cheat on my calories. Everything must be logged. Even if I go over I have to log exactly how much over I am.
INO: to speak (or think) negatively about my progress. As long as right now I am doing good and trying my best mess ups in the past don't matter AT ALL.

I hope everyone is off to a great start this month!
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TheBunneh: those are great INOs for today.

I didn't mention it here but my INO for yesterday was INO to eat the munchkins my coworker brought in. And I didn't!

Today's INO:
INO: to skip push-ups today
INO: to do any other exercise today (I often over work myself, so I need to enforce a rest day sometimes)
INO: Eat any Easter candy before Easter (This one will be an INO for tomorrow too )

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Old 04-05-2010, 10:33 AM   #14  
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Today's INOs,
INO: not to count all my calories.
INO: to skip my workout. If I could go on a three hour bike ride yesterday I can make myself do something today.
INO: not to drink all of my water.

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Old 04-05-2010, 12:19 PM   #15  
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Ooh can I join? I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea!

My INOs for today:

INO: to skip my run
INO: to snack while I'm preparing dinner
INO: to munch on leftover goodies in the kitchen at work
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