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Weekend Challenge 5... Bullseye!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

We'll be competing this weekend with the Troopers and letting arrows fly Pixies! Rather than allowing them to wander aimlessly, we'll be aiming at grouping them together, focusing on a target and hitting the BULLSEYE! emoticon

Challenge will run FRIDAY - TUESDAY!

*White Ring - 5 freggies daily = 1 pt
*Blk Ring - 8 glasses water daily = 2 pts
*Blue Ring - 45 minutes Planned Cardio daily = 3 pts
*Red Ring - Stay within nutrition range daily = 4 pts

"BULLSEYE" Yellow Ring = Max points of all other rings(white-red) earn 10 pt bonus daily

Total Possible daily points 20
(inside details of consumption and minutes)
F: W 1(14), Blk 2(10), Bl 3(74), R 4(1393), Y 10 = 20 emoticon
S: W 1(10), Blk 2(10), Bl 3(74), R 4(1451), Y 10 = 20 emoticon
S: W 1(15), Blk 2(10), Bl 3(84), R 4(1398), Y 10 = 20 emoticon
M: W 1(9), Blk 2(10), Bl 3(60), R 4(1390), Y 10 = 20 emoticon
T: W 1(14), Blk 2(10), Bl 3(96), R4 (1403), Y 10 = 20 emoticon

Total Challenge Points: 100 WooHoo emoticon


Weekend Challenge 4... CICO!

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

To participate in this challenge, you will only need to do two things:
emoticonFirst, determine a calorie range that is healthy for you.
emoticon emoticonSecond, track all of your food AND exercise for the duration of the challenge! Seems easy enough right, we should all be doing that anyway!

We recognize that everyone burns calories differently based on our metabolisms, BMI, gender and a variety of other factors. Please do NOT include your BMR(Base Metabolic Rate) in your daily CO (Calories Out) totals...for the purpose of this challenge we will be using ONLY calories out that you've burned through PLANNED exercise!

Points for CICO will be awarded as follows:

CI (Calories In):
5 pts for each day you stay within your calorie range!

CO (Calories Out):
1 pt for each day you burn between 100-499 calories
2 pts for burning between 500-999 calories
3 pts for burning 1000-1999
4 pts for burning 2000+.

You can earn 1 pt bonus each day simply by posting your CICO in the Forest! Visibility =Accountability, so come share!
Maximum 10 points possible per day!

Calorie Range: 1200- 1550
CI points (5 or 0 daily): Wed(1242)- 5; Thurs(1273)-5; Fri(1342)-5 ; Sat-(1270)- 5 ; Sun(1282)-5 ; Mon- (1365)- 5; Tues-(1301)-5
CO points(4 max daily): Wed(707)- 2; Thurs(1049)-3; Fri(1329)- 3; Sat- (631)- 2; Sun- (0)-0; Mon-(572)-2 ; Tues-(1563)-3
Bonus Daily post(1 max daily): Wed- 1; Thurs-1; Fri-1; Sat-1; Sun-1 ; Mon-1 ; Tues- 1
Daily totals: Wed- 8; Thurs-9; Fri-9 ; Sat- 8; Sun- 6; Mon-8 ; Tues-9
Challenge Total: 57

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MNSMOV 10/5/2010 2:36PM


this is interesting, I have a hard time staying the in the calorie range during the weekend, so I would like to participate in this challenge. How do I join?

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October Goal....Just ONE!

Friday, October 01, 2010

Rather than create a long list of things for the coming month, that focus on all aspects of this journey; I've decided to focus on just One thing....One, that seems to be the base of starting the days off on the right foot and having the left follow suit! emoticon

One thing that keeps me wanting to strive for perfection!
One thing that makes me want to think outside the box!
One thing that motivates to keep making better choices!
One thing that turns focus to creating a balance!
One thing that supports the importance of having a plan!
One thing that creates an inspiration for success!
One thing that inspires me to get a little extra exercise!
One thing that reminds me to rehydrate!
One thing that regardless there's always room for improvement!
One thing that shows useful patterns when results don't follow!

Okay, if you haven't guessed by now, you're probably thinking "enough already" what's the One thing? Before I get to that here are a few more....

One thing that supports the "this is a lifestyle change" expression!
One thing that little do we often realize is the foundation to seeing results!
Oh yeah, and....
One thing that by seeing the numbers, gives a feeling of accomplishment at the end of each and every day!


I'm not just talking about plugging in things as I consume them here, NO, NO, NO....

I'm talking about PLANNING the night before to avoid all the sneaky temptations, (eating too much, eating too little, skipping meals, not eating at all) that arise from not KNOWING what 's on the menu!

I'm talking about having a guideline to follow when the weekends bring broken routines so I'm prepared to "Eat on the Go"!

I'm talking about spreading calories through the day, eating 3 meals and 2 healthy snacks evenly spaced so my body is always in GOvation MODE!

I'm talking about tracking BEFORE putting it in my mouth so I know EXACTLY where I stand for the day!

Did you realize that just ONE thing could bring about so many important motivational emotions and a feeling of accomplishment every single day?

It's all about the ONE....One choice, One meal, One day at a time! Let emoticon begin!

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A-STRONGER-ME 10/4/2010 5:44AM

    emoticon BLOG!!

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RANDOM00B 10/1/2010 11:25PM

    YES!!! Excellent post!

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2BLEAN_N_FIT_AZ 10/1/2010 7:00PM

    "One" does it for me! I recall at one time you mentioning the Spark Calendar Summary...I found that very helpful in planning, it is all right there!
Another well written and well thought out blog...are you sure you wouldn't like to become a writer...come on you can tell me that you've got some things you've written and saved on the computer!

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PALOMINOGIRL3 10/1/2010 5:16PM

    Nutrition tracking is the BEST!

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LAURA_ALINE 10/1/2010 3:36PM

    Nutrition tracking was not only a big eye-opener as far as how many calories I was consuming, but also been one of the main reasons I have been able to drop 10 lbs. in 4 weeks.. Like you - I plan ahead for the next day and just follow my plan..

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 10/1/2010 11:47AM

    Nutrition Tracking is tool one!

Great blog!

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LUVDOGZ 10/1/2010 9:18AM

    Thank you for blogging this. It is a great reminder to me. I always do better when I plan. Way to go, you can do this!

Hugs, Michelle

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THENEWCINDY 10/1/2010 8:51AM


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MBOLTON5 10/1/2010 8:29AM


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WINKERDINK 10/1/2010 8:17AM

    Excellent Dawn! I need to get back there too. You have much better luck when planning ahead. emoticon

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DLDROST 10/1/2010 7:24AM


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FERRETLOVER1 10/1/2010 7:15AM

    Good for you! Planning ahead really does work - I've been doing it for about 5-6 years now and have maintained a 112.50 lb. weight loss during that time. It helps to keep you aware of what you are eating. Good luck!!

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Weekend Challenge 3...BLC14

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

This CHALLENGE runs Wed, 9/29 - Tues, 10/5 Challenge Wide

B- BUILDING STRONG HABITS... increase water, or exercise, stop night time noshing, You Get the Idea...Find something that YOU need to work on and GO FOR IT! This is a Personal Goal to YOU, It can be 1 Goal, it can be several!

L- LEARN FROM OTHERS, read blogs, articles, and share on the thread/s!

C- CARDIO, AND STRENGTH 20 minutes per day minimum. Simply do 10 minutes Cardio AND 10 Minutes Strength to Earn points.

1- POST 1 TIME PER DAY ON YOUR TEAM THREAD. Earn a point for Each Day you Stop in and Say Hello. Do not Feel Obligated to Read Every post.


1 pt for Each Mission...Possible UP TO 5 points on the Day!

Wed~ B~1, L~1, C~1, 1~1, 4~1 = 5 pts
Thurs~B~1, L~1, C~1, 1~1, 4~1 = 5 pts
Fri~B~1, L~1, C~1, 1~1, 4~1 = 5 pts
Sat~B~ 1, L~1, C~1, 1~1, 4~1 = 5 pts
Sun~B~1, L~1, C~1, 1~1, 4~1 = 5 pts
Mon~B~1, L~1, C~1, 1~1, 4~1 = 5 pts
Tues~B~1, L~1, C~1, 1~1, 4~1 = 5 pts

Total Challenge Pts: 35

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CLAIRESML 9/29/2010 2:59PM


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RANDOM00B 9/29/2010 2:05PM

    Oh yeah, another person doing both the BLC14 & the 5% Challenge!

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ABRANDNEWME09 9/29/2010 8:12AM

    Such great personal goals!

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DCRAFTY4 9/29/2010 7:10AM

    What a great plan to follow. Enjoy and keep smiling Diane

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DOLPHINE35384 9/29/2010 6:48AM

    I really like this. It is very encouraging. Thank you

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Quest to be...Freggie Queen

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Freggie Queen is the healthiest Pixie of the week!
There is a coveted freggie trophy involved that will travel to the Queen's sparkpage!

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Keep track of the number of freggie servings you have each day and at the end of the week (Wednesday) you will tally up your servings, and a new Freggie Queen will be announced to reign over the Forest!

Week 1 ~ 09/25~09/28 ~~ S 5, S 5, M 7, T 8 = 25
Week 2 ~ 09/29~10/05 ~~ W 8, TH 10, F 7, S 9, S 6, M 4, T 7 = 51
Week 3 ~ 10/06~10/12 ~~ W 9, TH 10, F 11, S 5, S 4, M 6, T 11 = 56
Week 4 ~ 10/13~10/19 ~~ W 4, TH 5, F 14, S 10, S 15, M 9, T 14 = 71
Week 5 ~ 10/20~10/26 ~~ W 9, TH 9, F 10, S 9, S 4, M 11, T 11 = 63
Week 6 ~ 10/27~11/02 ~~ W, TH, F, S, S, M, T
Week 7 ~ 11/03~11/09 ~~ W, TH, F, S, S, M, T
Week 8 ~ 11/10~11/16 ~~ W, TH, F, S, S, M, T
Week 9 ~ 11/17~11/23 ~~ W, TH, F, S, S, M, T
Week 10 ~ 11/24~11/31 ~~ W, TH, F, S, S, M, T
Week 11 ~ 12/01~12/07 ~~ W, TH, F, S, S, M, T

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VEMAN1 9/28/2010 4:48PM

    What a great personal challenge!

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JLWOF1 9/24/2010 7:00AM

    Good luck!

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CERIUSLY 9/24/2010 6:46AM

    What a great motivating challenge! Love the way it's set up and your organization.
Good Luck!

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