On another forum, I go to they are in the middle of a weight loss challenge, I was wondering if anyone else would be insterested in one? I seen a few people mention the evil D (diet) word in the new years resolutions thread and its too difficult to start in the middle of the other one.

This is what they are doing (but I am sure it can be modified to be longer etc):

This is what they are doing (but I am sure it can be modified to be longer etc):

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What are the dates for each week of the challenge?Each week of the challenge will begin on Sunday and end Saturday night at midnight. Week 1 - Week 8What is the difference between the LWGF & GF teams? LWGF stands for lose weight & get fit. The LWGF teams will be able to count exercise points and weight loss points.The GF Teams are "get fit only" and will only be reporting in exercise points. LWGF teams will NOT be competing against the GF teams. Also, GF teams cannot count weight loss points in their team totals.How are weight loss points calculated? 1pt = 1lb lost (or .45kg) ~you can count partial lbs. So, if you are weighing with a digital scale and lose 1.4 lbs then you can count 1.4 WL points. ~Gained pounds mean negative points for your team. (-1pt = 1lb gained) How are exercise points calculated?1pt = 15 minutes (total daily exercise) So, if you exercise for fifteen minutes, two times during the same day you can count that as two point for the day. What activities can be counted as exercise points? Since fitness levels are going to vary between individuals, we are leaving it up to each team to decide what can and cannot be counted as exercise points. We do ask that for an activity to count towards exercise points that it was enough to keep an elevated heartrate for at least 20 minutes. (of course, obvious exercise like crunches, yoga, weights etc can be counted toward exercise points as well. The "elevated heart rate" guideline is more for those activities that you are unsure if they should count or not) What is the maximum number of points I can count per day? Each person can count up to 8 points per day. That means that each person can count up to 2 hours of total daily exercise, no more than 56 points in a week. What are the weekly mini-challenges? Week 1: Outline your personal goals for the 8-week challenge, also set up your goals for the walking challenge if you choose to participate in that.Week 2: Drink at least 8 glasses of water each day.Week 3: Eat 5 servings of fruit and/or veggies everyday.Week 4: Try a new health food and/or recipe and review.Week 5: Work out 5X this week.Week 6: Avoid junk food snacks this week.Week 7: Try a new exercise.Week 8: Post something positive about yourself each day this weekOutline: ~The challenge is 8 weeks long ~Partial weight loss points can be reported for partial pounds lost ~15 minutes of daily exercise equals 1 point. (1hr = 4pts) What do the winners of the challenge get? The satisfaction of knowing that you have really challenged yourself to lead a healthier lifestyle and the opportunity to make some great friends along the way! |