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12/23/10 5:43 A

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Good girl! Sorry, I didn't see this message sooner. Just go to this thread:

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Find your post and edit it with your updated info each week. And, congrats on your weight loss so far! That's wonderful!

If you need anymore help, please feel free to ask.

Take care.

Joanna from Dundas, Ontario
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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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ACHEYJOINTS Posts: 33
12/17/10 9:10 A

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Hi friends,

I have been trying so hardto stay on track weighing myself every wed and hve lost 6 lbs. starting weight 221.7 and on this wed 215.7 woo hoo. Thank you for asking me to join this challenge. How do I put this on a graph?? Janet

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12/1/10 8:50 A

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count me in, need to get back on track

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11/30/10 6:34 A

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I'm in! Lets do this!

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11/29/10 4:02 P

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I would like to do this but I can't do the calories thing. I tried using the food tracker but I messed it up really bad with just breakfast. Breakfast was a sausage breakfast sandwich from a restuarant so when I tried to put in each food, I didn't know how to do the measurements and ended up with over 2000 calories just for breakfast which I knew was wrong.

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11/29/10 2:08 P

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Ok...I want to try again!! Count me in please.

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11/29/10 1:10 P

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I blew November's challenge...Ugh! Count me in for December!!! I have less than 11 months to lose at least 60 pounds for my wedding... double UGH!!

-Laura Kalinowski
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11/29/10 3:31 A

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I'm in!
I need this extra step for accountability.



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11/28/10 3:47 P

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I'm in thanks for doing these they really help me stay on track

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BKWERM's Photo BKWERM SparkPoints: (90,522)
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11/28/10 2:25 P

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

In December, you’ll have the option of just weighing in twice on December 1st and December 29th, the first and last WEDNESDAYS of the month or, if you prefer, you can weigh in every WEDNESDAY (December 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 (if you’re lucky – stats aren’t my strong suit so if anyone else wants to this, I’d be more than happy to let you).

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 WEDNESDAYS weekly or just on WEDNESDAY, December 1st and WEDNESDAY December 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 WEDNESDAY to TUESDAY.

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. WEDNESDAYS in the December 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 – December 22nd to 28th (WEDNESDAY to TUESDAY)

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

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

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

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


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

50 Bonus Points if you were able to post at least 5 days:
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Wed – yes
Thu – yes
Fri – yes
Sat – no
Sun – yes
Mon – no
Tue – 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 December. 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 (December 1st) or anytime during the month.

AND

-Post your start weight or the number "0" on the first day of the challenge in your December 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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Edited by: BKWERM at: 11/28/2010 (14:26)
Joanna from Dundas, Ontario
BLC20-25 - Amber Amazon Warriors
Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Co-Leader of Living With Rheumatoid Autoimmune Disease (RAD)


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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