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TOPIC:   Sign up here for November's Challenge! 


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PSYKO78
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11/2/10 6:21 P

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I'm in! Blew the last week and half. I'm back on track now. We can do this guys!!

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BKWERM
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11/1/10 4:40 P

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Welcome Everyone! Let's kick butt this month! I know that I for one needs to get back on track. It would be nice to finish out the year lower than I started...emoticon

Joanna from Dundas, Ontario
BLC20-24 - Amber Amazon Warriors
Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Amazon Warrior Rewards:
Week 1 - The Knife
Week 2 - Pyrgomache
Week 4 - The Spear
Week 6 - Prothoe
Week 7 - Bow & Arrows
Week 9 - Alkaia (Mighty One)
Week 11 - Mace
Week 12 - Alcinoe

Happy and healthy people have a better chance to live with confidence and contribute value to the world than anyone else. Don't take that for granted. ~ James Clear ~

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DIANNER183
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11/1/10 1:50 P

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I will do this! I need something to give me accountability...this just may do the trick!! Thanks for committing to tracking all of this - I figure if YOU can do that...I should be able to at least do this!!

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ZAZURE
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11/1/10 8:13 A

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oh I'm in!


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FABGRAMMA
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10/31/10 5:30 P

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Forgot all about October, so going for November and get back on track...count me in


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10/31/10 2:17 A

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I'm in!



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10/31/10 12:42 A

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I'm in, I definitely need some November accountability!

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10/30/10 8:47 A

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I definitely need this - I'm in :)

Kris
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10/30/10 1:23 A

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I'm in and ready to go.Bring on november.emoticon

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Be with who makes you smile.
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10/30/10 12:11 A

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This sounds great! I'm in!

Failing to plan is planning to fail!!!

Quitting is NOT an option!

I deserve to reach my goal weight!



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TMANNY
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10/29/10 7:32 P

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I'm in


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BKWERM
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10/29/10 7:18 P

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Sign up here if you want to join the November challenge.

In November, you’ll have the option of just weighing in twice on November 1st and November 29th, the first and last MONDAYS of the month or, if you prefer, you can weigh in every MONDAY (November 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th).


WHAT IS THE CHALLENGE?

This is a Contest Challenge meaning people will be competing to meet the weekly challenges. For this challenge, I will be posting the results of how each player did and declare a winning player every week.

The contest consists of Weekly Accountability. Each week, there will be a winning weekly points player, a most exercise minutes player, the most weight lost player and the most days exercised player.

Here are some of the basics:

1. We will be allotting 5 points for every 10 minutes of exercise you do.

2. Everyday you meet your personal goal, you will receive 10 points for it.

3. Weigh-ins (on MONDAYS weekly or just on MONDAY, November 1st and MONDAY November 29th) - if you are uncomfortable posting your weight for everyone to see, you will have the option of just posting how many pounds you gained or lost for the month.


PART ONE: WEEKLY ACCOUNTABILITY

As many days as you can in a week, you will give yourself points for each category that you meet the weekly goal in these SIX areas:

1. Calorie Range-within your recommended range (not UNDER or OVER) - 10 points

2. Water (minimum 8 glasses per day, 64 ounces - all non-caffeinated beverages count like herbal tea and milk) - 10 points

3. Veggies & Fruits (minimum of 5 servings total per day - a serving is one medium piece of fruit or veg or half a cup of either except lettuce, which is one cup or half a cup of juice) - 10 points

4. Exercise - 10 or more minutes of exercise weekly, give yourself 5 points for every 10 minutes of exercise - exercise can be weights, cardio, Pilates, yoga, etc. (If you do 15 minutes of exercise, you will only get 5 points because we round down)

5. Personal Goal – 10 points everyday that you meet this goal.


BONUS POINTS:

Give yourself an extra 50 POINTS if you post here at least 5 days in a week!

The weeks for points will run from MONDAY to SUNDAY.

In order for your weekly points to be included toward your total, please have your weekly counts posted by the start of the next week’s challenge, e.g. MONDAYS in the November Challenge.

Make your post of weekly points on the “Weekly Points” thread of the challenge.


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CREATE ONE POST AND EDIT IT DAILY.
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Here is the format:

Week 4 – November 22nd to 28th (MONDAY to SUNDAY)

Did you stay in your calorie range (1300 to 1700)?
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Mon – 1378 – 10 pts
Tue– over
Wed – under
Thu – 1526 – 10 pts
Fri – over
Sat – 1688 – 10 pts
Sun – 1479 – 10 pts

Did you drink at least 8 cups of water or other non-caffeinated beverage?
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Mon – yes – 10 pts
Tue – yes – 10 pts
Wed – yes – 10 pts
Thu – no
Fri – yes – 10 pts
Sat – no
Sun – yes – 10 pts

Did you eat 5 or more servings of F/V?
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Mon – yes – 10 pts
Tue – yes – 10 pts
Wed – yes – 10 pts
Thu – no
Fri – yes – 10 pts
Sat – no
Sun – yes – 10 pts

How many minutes did you exercise each day? (5 points for each 10 minutes of exercise)
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Mon - 20 mins aerobics - 10 pts
Tue - 20 mins weights - 10 pts
Wed - none
Thu - 30 mins yoga - 15 pts
Fri - none
Sat - 20 mins pilates - 10 pts
Sun - 35 mins swimming - 15 pts


Did you achieve your personal goal (e.g. 8+ hours of sleep)?
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Mon – yes – 10 pts
Tue – yes – 10 pts
Wed – yes – 10 pts
Thu – no
Fri – yes – 10 pts
Sat – no
Sun – yes – 10 pts

50 Bonus Points if you were able to post at least 5 days:
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Mon – yes
Tue – yes
Wed – yes
Thu – no
Fri – yes
Sat – no
Sun – yes
= 50 pts


Weekly Running Total

- 300 pts (incl. bonus)


** PLEASE MAKE AN EFFORT TO POST DAILY! **

“HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?”

To be placed in this challenge, just reply to this thread and say sign me up!

“WHEN DO I NEED TO JOIN BY?”

You can join anytime before or during the month of November. We welcome people anytime.

“WHAT IF I CAN’T POST DAILY?” or “WHAT IF I AM AWAY?”

If you cannot post daily, you can still participate. Post your daily points, as you are able to. Let me know if you will be away.

Ideally, it’s all about the weekly posts. As mentioned above, in order for your points to be counted towards your total they need to be in by end of the week. And let’s face it if you are posting daily, you are more likely to be successful in achieving your goals (and you'll earn bonus points!)

If you are going to be out of town or on vacation, etc., you can post your points and weight when you get back. Send me a Sparkmail or create a post if you know you are going to be absent for more than one week.

“THIS SOUNDS HARD!”

Ah, yes, well remember, this IS a *challenge* and that means it will require commitment on every member’s part to hold yourself accountable for your daily posts and weekly weigh-ins. It may seem simple enough, but the challenge part comes in by keeping it up EVERY DAY!

Please try to stay in the challenge for the duration of the 4 weeks. If you need to drop out, please have the courtesy of letting me know. If you have a vacation or some other reason why you may be away for a period of time that would prevent you from weekly posts, please let me know - I try to be very accommodating and would like to see everyone who wants to participate do well!

YOU have to take on the challenge and make the commitment for yourself!

Having said that,

LET’S SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER as we challenge ourselves to healthy living! Ask questions, create new topics, and post often! We are all doing this together!! Check out the chat threads.

Everyone in this challenge has an open invitation to Sparkmail me. I may not be able to reply to you right away but I will do my best to do so.

YOU are challenged to:

-Post that you want to join on the sign-up thread by the start date of the challenge (November 1st) or anytime during the month.

AND

-Post your start weight or the number "0" on the first day of the challenge in your November Challenge Weigh-in thread and then weekly (if that’s how you’re going to weigh yourself or at the end of challenge if that’s your choice). Just edit your original post to add your new weights.

AND

-Post on the “Weekly Points” thread as often as possible.

AND

-Support and encourage your fellow players!

AND

-Commit to remaining in the challenge for the duration of the 4 weeks

OK! I think I have covered all the basics! Now, let’s be challenged and have fun too!


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Joanna from Dundas, Ontario
BLC20-24 - Amber Amazon Warriors
Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Amazon Warrior Rewards:
Week 1 - The Knife
Week 2 - Pyrgomache
Week 4 - The Spear
Week 6 - Prothoe
Week 7 - Bow & Arrows
Week 9 - Alkaia (Mighty One)
Week 11 - Mace
Week 12 - Alcinoe

Happy and healthy people have a better chance to live with confidence and contribute value to the world than anyone else. Don't take that for granted. ~ James Clear ~

 current weight: 210.5 
 
264
246.75
229.5
212.25
195


 
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