Username Post: ***STARTING***September Healthy Habits Challenge...        (Topic#1514309)
Crystal B.
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Okay, this has nothing to do with scrapbooking, but I thought I'd throw it out there anyway.

I am in serious need of some motivation to get myself back into shape! I thought a challenge would be just the kick I need to get develop some healthy habits (they say it takes 28 days to start a habit, ya know...)

So, here's what I was thinking, that we could do a healthy habits challenge, based on points.

Points:
100 points for creating a weekly meal plan/menu
25 points for weekly weigh-in if you have a weight loss goal

Daily points:
1 point per healthy recipe shared on the thread
5 points per 8 oz glass of water
5 points per serving of fruits/veggies/whole grains
SUBTRACT 5 points per UNhealthy snack (pop/soda, candy bars, cookies, cakes, etc.--don't lose points for DIET soda)
5 points for posting your daily food log/journal each day. Either at your sb.com blog or in this thread.
15 points per 20 minutes of exercise/physical activity

***If you don't want to count points, feel free to join in w/ your goals, food logs, tips, etc.***


Edited by Crystal B. on 09-05-09 05:54 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
anthonysgirl
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this sounds great. i'm not great at keeping track of points, but i'll try! also, being unemployed, i really don't have any extra cash right now so i could just play for fun if that's alright. let me know and i'd play along!


 
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You could incoporate a scrapbook project into this, by keeping a journal and taking pictures of your progress, set-backs, victories, etc.


 
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Kena, that's a great idea


 
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i like that idea!


 
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This sounds like fun. I'd be intrested, let me know if you are going to do this.


 
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  • zrock on 09-05-09 06:26 AM
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I think that would be a great idea --count me in---maybe we could also promise each other a small rak

since our goals will be different we could reevaluate at the midpoint of the month see if we are on track--motivate each other more then again at the end of the month.--just an idea!

but I need some motivation as well and since I am on here often--as I clear my throat I think this would help. I have to tell everyone up front though I am a big kidder so be prepared!!

oh yeah and as for the soda--what if its diet?


 
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  • zrock on 09-05-09 06:27 AM
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oh yeah almost forgot what will be our starting day?? monday sept 7?? or are we waiting for more people?


 
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  • zrock on 09-05-09 06:27 AM
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one more thing can I use the thread to help keep track of what I am eating etc...


 
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Zandra...feel free to use this thread to keep track of what you are eating, etc. I will even add points for a daily food log.

We will go ahead and officially start Monday, September 7th

Even if it's just a few of us, I still think it can be beneficial.


 
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  • zrock on 09-06-09 05:19 AM
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great!


 
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Count me in im trying to get back on track here too.


 
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Crystal, I am on the South Beach Diet. Do you think I could still play along?


 
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So hows everyones week going so far? Im trying & so far today has been great. Im off to walk my dogs a little.


 
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  • zrock on 09-08-09 05:59 PM
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ok on monday I had
1 slimfast

4 oz ckn
1 cup macaroni
1 boiled potatoe plain
1 snack size snickers
6 beers
4 glasses of water


tuesday

1 ham cheese sandwich
1 small bag cheetos

2 oz ckn
2 glasses of sweet tea


ok so not a great start but not too bad! hoping to do better tomorrow and get in some situps!


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On monday i ate practically nothing.
2 bowls of cereal
a sausage sandwich
An oaty health biscuit
2 rice cakes

Yesterday i ate
2 bowls of cereal
Chicken, rice, steamed veggies & potato wedges
An oaty health biscuit
4 rice cakes

I drink about a litre of squash everyday & usually 1 or 2 cups of tea.
I eat cereal for breakfast then again for supper. It seems i have this huge appetite lately. So i am snacking on rice cakes & low fat oaty biscuit bars i found recently.

Yesterday i even did a little exercise i went out walking for 30minutes with my 2 labs.



 
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  • Crystal B. Said:
Zandra...feel free to use this thread to keep track of what you are eating, etc. I will even add points for a daily food log.

We will go ahead and officially start Monday, September 7th

Even if it's just a few of us, I still think it can be beneficial.



Sounds like a great thread!


 
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  • zrock on 09-09-09 04:33 PM
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ok for today I had

a slimfast
1 cheestick
2 cups of sweet tea
1 bowl of hamburger helper
1 bowl of cereal--snack
2 glasses of water


ugh--no exercise this is what I really need to do!


 
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can i play ?and see if i can motivation as well.


 
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Can I play -- I had bariatric surgery -- so my meals would be unhealthy for anyone else -- I have lost 150lbs., but my surgeon wants me to lose about 25 more and I am at a stuck point. What I need is to exercise and I could use some motivation and support!! I have made all kinds of promises to myself and others and not lived up to them -- maybe this is what I need!!!!


 
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Made a baby step -- parked a couple of blocks away from the church when I went to volunteer today! Am going to try to do something else beefore the day is over!


 
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  • zrock on 09-10-09 12:35 PM
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good for you

ok so far today

1 slimfast
1 cheesestick
1 chicken sandwich
1 cup serving
4 pieces of snack size chocolate


 
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hello everyone.
i 'm working on to get back on track with walking and drinking alot of waters. eat small meal and eat more fruit...


 
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Whew...have been away at my in-laws house out of state...now I'm trying to get caught up. So glad to have you ladies joining in!

I was travelling yesterday, but here is what I had:

-oatmeal, wholegrain bread, milk (my DH makes fun of me for eating bread w/ oatmeal! lol)
-water
-Turkey sub, 1 cookie, coke (boo on that)
-Beef stew, water

No unnecessary snacking though, so that was a huge plus.


 
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Zanne, kudos to you for parking farther away and walking!


 
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  • zrock on 09-11-09 06:48 AM
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ok last night I had a salad and some soup
also had 2 glasses of water I think thats it

so far today
2 eggs
2 bacon 1 wheat toast
1/2 banana

some chips--carb free low fat

for lunch I plan a sandwich and some soup with some fruit will post later what I had exactly.

stay strong ladies we can do this!!


 
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  • zrock on 09-13-09 04:32 AM
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ok so for lunch instead I had beef tips with a baked potatoe and then for dinner--nothing I wasnt hungry when I got home.

ok yesterday I had 2 eggs,2 bacon 1 wheat toast
then some fruit, some sausage in the afternoon
then a chiken sandwich--I did do bad I had a chocolate shake--2 slices of thin crust pizza and 2 glasses of water.

I did weight myself and I lost 3 pounds--I am hoping this week to get in a little exercise!

HOpe you are all doing good--stay strong!


 
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  • zrock on 09-13-09 04:33 AM
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oh yeah I am planning on going to the grocery store I found that if I buy my snacks before hand and have food ready for the day I stick to my meals better also if I eat several times throughout the day I also am less hungry at night. and If I do want something thats not so "healthy" I am trying to eat that at lunch so its earlier in the day and I have some time to burn some of it off instead of late at night.


 
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Great Job Zandra!!!

I have cut out orange juice and only one iced coffee in the mornings instead of 2, drinking more water, and still doing the baby steps of parking as far away as I can when I go places (when it is not pouring rain!!) Shook off my stalled place and lost 1.5 lbs. as of this morning!!! Now to not let it go up again!!!

Big hugs of support for everyone!!!!


 
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I am not overweight, but I feel I need to lose the flab and as I age the pounds add up quickly. I weigh 150 and in my younger years my weight was steady at 125. Gained 25 pounds after hysterectomy and depression meds.

I have been doing great all week. I have lost 2 pounds. Slow and steady wins the race.

I am eating better. Doing the Dr. Oz Stress-free diet in Women's World magazine. Walking atleast 30 minutes daily when I am not at work which is 12 hours of standing and walking on my feet all day long.

I picked up You on a diet at the library. The motivation in the book is great!


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  • zrock on 09-14-09 06:55 PM
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ok yesterday i did really bad---but i didreally good today I had a soup and salad for lunch then for dinner some grilled chicken 1 lg bottle of water and 2 glasses of tea plus the dh and I went walking and walked for 40 min.

so going to try to walk again tomorrow!


 
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  • zrock Said:
ok yesterday i did really bad---but i didreally good today I had a soup and salad for lunch then for dinner some grilled chicken 1 lg bottle of water and 2 glasses of tea plus the dh and I went walking and walked for 40 min.

so going to try to walk again tomorrow!






 
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I hope to walk on the treadmill this evening since it is raining here.

I have lost 3 pounds.

We had a birthday cake for a lady at work and I didn't eat a piece. YAY for me. Doing great!


 
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  • zrock on 09-17-09 03:32 PM
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ok sorry I have been mia--glad to say I have been doing good on my eating not so much on the exercise but doing very good on watching what i am eating. I wont post mymenus for hte past day or todya but tomorrow I plan on having oh yeah and I have been good about drinking water--dh said I know you wont believe me but you are losing weight I said yeah right he said not for real I can see it in your face---I smiled really big!!

brkfst
2 eggs 2 bacon 1 wheat toast
snack--fruit
lunch--soup and sandwich
snack--sugar free pudding cup
dinner--salad


 
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been parking far away from everywhere and making myself make as many trips as I can from room to room in my house also climbed the garage stairs a couple of times -- down another 2 lbs!!!

At my heaviest I was 317 and am now at 162!!!! If I could afford a tummy tuck, I'd probably lose another 10!!!!


 
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  • zrock on 09-19-09 11:33 AM
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doing good so far--still havent gone walking but we are planning to do so next week.

thanks for the idea I started parking farther away too!


 
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I was doing really good until I got stressed out and completely fell off the wagon. Dusting myself off right now and hoping to start again now.


 
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  • zrock on 09-22-09 12:14 PM
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hang in there crystal--you recognize it and are back on track now!! start out slow small goals thats what i hav been tryng to do!!

i broke off a little but gettng back on track too!!


 
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  • zrock on 10-01-09 07:50 AM
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omg I have not been good this past week at all!! ugh but trying to get back on track. m

my plan is to plan out my meals and go back to eating every 2-3 hours--usually feel less hungry this way. I was off for the weekend and it threw me off.

anyway hope everyone is doing good.


 
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