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John Stone's November 2006 "100 Challenge" (Completed)

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  1. dragonfly

    dragonfly Active Member

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    Please count me in too!!!:nod:

    GOAL: lose 2 % BF and CONSISTENCY!!


    COMMENT: If there is such a thing as dietary ADD, I have it!! LOL!! In the past, I have jumped from one "diet plan" to another with out ever achieving my goals. I think my biggest problem is impatience. Well, thanks to John and this site, I am ready to commit for the next 3 months!! It begins NOW!! I will also be starting a journal so I can have a hard copy of my progress, as well as a place to figure out exactly what is working and what isn't. Please feel free to comment!! Thanks!!

    WORKOUT SCHEDULE
    Monday: fasted LISS, shoulders and abs, stretch
    Tuesday: back and biceps, stretch
    Wednesday: fasted LISS, abs, stretch
    Thursday: legs, stretch
    Friday: fasted LISS, abs, stretch
    Saturday chest and triceps, stretch
    Sunday: Rest
    __________
    Thanksgiving week I will move leg w/o to Wednesday and Friday's LISS to Sunday. Thursday I will do HIIT and then I will be taking the rest of Thursday and Friday off.
    __________

    MEAL SCHEDULE
    Six meals per day, no cheat meals until 2 pm 11/23. Then I wil be breaking from 2 pm on 11/23 through 8 pm on 11/24 for Thanksgiving. Followed by no cheats until month end.


    STARTING STATS
    WEIGHT: 120.2
    BODY FAT: accumeasure-10mm=approximately 21.5%
    ARMS: relaxed-11 3/8, flexed-12 1/4"
    CALVES: 13 1/2"
    CHEST: 32"
    FOREARMS: 13.5"
    HIPS: 33 7/8"
    THIGHS: 21 1/4"
    WAIST: 26 5/8"
    ABS: 30"

    END STATS
    WEIGHT:
    BODY FAT:
    ARMS:
    CALVES:
    CHEST:
    FOREARMS:
    HIPS:
    THIGHS:
    WAIST:
    ABS:

    Nov 1
    Abs and 45 min LISS @ 3.8, stretched for 15 minutes. My abs are burning!! YEA! Got in all 6 meals and stayed on plan even though I had to attend a wake today. All was good!! 100 points

    Nov 2
    Hit my legs today even though I was exhausted. I am glad I did, I ended up having a pretty good workout. I also stretched for 25 min tonight and ate as planned. I am beginning to understand how difficult it really is to end up with all 100 points at the end of the month! My neighbor's fiancee invited us to a "suprise" party next Saturday. My dilema is...will I forgo points and relax that night? Or will I stick to my plan and wait for Thanksgiving? Hmmmmmm...
    100 points


    Nov 3
    Well, this challenge is the only reason I did not give in to temptation! LOL!!! My waist line thanks you John!!! LISS 45 min, did abs and stretched. Managed to stay on plan with eating...barely, but still...100 points!!!


    Nov 4
    Phew! Made it through my first weekend day! I am already dreading tomorrow though. Sundays are my worst days! Had a really good chest/tri/rotator cuff workout. Did 20 min of Yoga tonight. I am now eating my sixth meal and life is good. Energy levels have been good today and blood sugar levels stable..Can we say "happy dance"? 100 points

    Nov 5
    Well, I was having bad food thoughts all day, I managed to hold off for quite a while but then I caved. I am so disappointed. I was caught up in my bad obsessive thoughts, ended up missing a meal and reached for a few pieces of Halloween candy instead. I need a new plan or something for Sundays. I am not sure what yet, I am going to repost this in my journal if anyone has any helpful tips!
    98 points
    Nov 6
     
    #41 dragonfly, Oct 29, 2006
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2006
  2. misle

    misle Well-Known Member

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    Alright, back to try this again. Hopefully I can stay on track, unlike September.

    GOAL: Cutting

    WORKOUT SCHEDULE
    Monday: Stationary bike, 30 mins; Weight training: chest & triceps (PM)
    Tuesday: Stationary bike, 30 mins
    Wednesday: Stationary bike, 30 mins; Weight training: back & biceps (PM)
    Thursday: Stationary bike, 30 mins
    Friday: Stationary bike, 30 mins; Weight training: delts & traps (PM)
    Weekend: One day: Stationary bike, 30 mins; Weight training: legs (PM)
    Weekend: Other day: Paintball

    MEAL SCHEDULE
    Five to Six meals per day (I'll determine what works best for me), one cheat day per week (yeah, I'm a glutton).

    STARTING STATS
    WEIGHT: 210

    END STATS
    WEIGHT:


    DAILY LOG
    [Week 1]
    01.Nov.2006:
    02.Nov.2006:
    03.Nov.2006:
    04.Nov.2006:

    [Week 2]
    05.Nov.2006:
    06.Nov.2006:
    07.Nov.2006:
    08.Nov.2006:
    09.Nov.2006:
    10.Nov.2006:
    11.Nov.2006:

    [Week 3]
    12.Nov.2006:
    13.Nov.2006:
    14.Nov.2006:
    15.Nov.2006:
    16.Nov.2006:
    17.Nov.2006:
    18.Nov.2006:

    [Week 4]
    19.Nov.2006:
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    25.Nov.2006:

    [Week 5]
    26.Nov.2006:
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    29.Nov.2006:
    30.Nov.2006:
     
  3. Gila Monster

    Gila Monster Well-Known Member

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    My first 100 points challenge, I'm so excited! ^^

    GOAL: Bulking


    COMMENT: I want to build some muscle in the cleanest way I can. This is my first bulk, so the primary purpose of this attempt is to learn.
    Basically, the purpose of this challenge is to help me get back on track and learn to be more determined!


    WORKOUT SCHEDULE
    Sunday: [~30 minutes of AM fasted MISS]
    Monday: [~30 minutes of AM fasted MISS]
    Tuesday: [~30 minutes of AM fasted MISS] [Lower + Upper abs + obliques]
    Wednesday: [~30 minutes of AM fasted MISS]
    Thursday: [~30 minutes of AM fasted MISS] [Legs] OR [Back, Lats, Traps, BIceps]
    Friday: [~30 minutes of AM fasted MISS] [Lower + Upper abs + obliques]
    Saturday: [~30 minutes of AM fasted MISS or rest] [Arms, Chest, Traps, Shoulders] OR [Chest, Tricewps Shoulders]

    * Exercises on Thursday and Saturday will vary every other week


    MEAL SCHEDULE
    5 meals per day, Aiming for 6, one cheat meal per week.


    STARTING STATS [kg / lbs] : [cm / inches]
    WEIGHT: 55 / 121.25lbs
    BODY FAT: 20% (according to healthcentral)
    BICEPS: 24 / 9.44"
    FOREARMS: 21.6 / 8.5"
    HIPS (Standing with feet about 4 inches apart) : 89.9 / 35.4"
    THIGHS: 51.8 / 20.4"
    WAIST (measured at the narrowest part of the torso): 70.1 / 27.6"
    BELLY (measured 2 inches below belly button): 62.8 / 24.7" ?????
    CALVES: 33 / 13"
    BUTT: (measured at widest part): 92.7 / 36.5"




    STARTING PIC:

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    END PIC:



    DAILY LOG


    [Week 1]
    01.Nov.2006: Did my cardio, Missed a meal. (-1 point).
    02.Nov.2006: All done! :) I haven't lifted in 2 months, so today's leg w/o was sort of the getting-back-on-track training. It was lame, but I did it all, so I'm pretty happy.
    03.Nov.2006: I made a mistake to leave only 1 day cardio free because my body seems to need more rest, I feel increasingly lethargic. Nonetheless, I'll do my best to achieve my goals. I ate all 5 meals, clean. But I also ate an unplanned 3 tbsp of honey. Not a horrible calloric surplus, but since they weren't part of my plan I'll take down a point. (-1)
    04.Nov.2006: Diet was really great. W/o was not bad, my whole body aches. I should have splitted the w/o routine to 3 days instead of 2. Anyway, all done, I'm still holding to 98 points.

    [Week 2]
    05.Nov.2006: Missed my morning cardio today due to an unplanned event. (-1). had 5 meals and my weekly cheat meal. So far I'm on 97 points.
    06.Nov.2006: Did my AM fasted MISS cardio, had all my meals, forgot to post that in the challenge. (-1)
    07.Nov.2006: Missed 1 meal (-1), had 1 unplanned cheat meal (-1) did my ab w/o, didn't do my morning cardio (-1).
    08.Nov.2006: Missed cardio and didn't update on time (-2). Otherwise, had all my meals.
    09.Nov.2006: missed cardio again (-1), I wrote about how I missed my w/o and 1 meal aswell, but the day isn't over yet - I might as well try and keep those 2 points. so here I go.
    ...
    I can't make myself exercise - I'm too sleepy. I could have done it 4 hours ago (at 6 PM), but I kept postponing, so 1 point off. (-1). I'll try to do today's w/o tomorrow as well as the planned one, but the point is still coming off. Another thing - I really don't like this plan. I seriously need to revise it.
    10.Nov.2006: Did AM fasted MISS, had 5 meals, did my w/o! No points deduced! ^^
    11.Nov.2006: All done! no points deduced.

    After giving the subject much thought, I decided to revamp my w/o schedule. The one I set before starting the challenge is not very good, and since the point of this challenge is to achieve one's goals and not prove one can follow whatever plan is made I decided to make the following changes:

    WORKOUT SCHEDULE
    Sunday: 30 minutes of AM fasted MISS
    Monday: Ab work out
    Tuesday: 30 minutes of AM fasted MISS; Arms training (biceps, triceps, forearms)
    Wednesday: Rest day
    Thursday: Leg training
    Friday: 30 minutes of AM fasted MISS; Back, Traps training
    Saturday: Chest, Shoulders training


    [Week 3]
    12.Nov.2006: Cardio done, 5 meals eaten, challenge updated! I really like my new plan! :)
    13.Nov.2006: Abs w/o done, 5 meals eaten. Wasn't around a computer so couldn't update on time. (-1).
    14.Nov.2006: cardio done, arm w/o done, 5 meals eaten, update on time! No points deduced! :)
    15.Nov.2006: Couldn't connect to the internet last night so I couldn't update on time (-1). Wednesday was a rest day. Had 5 meals, 1 cheat meal. I think I may have gone a little overboard with the cheat meal (I ate chocolate bars - I wasn't even craving for them! Infact, I shortly came to a point when I didn't even want to eat the ones left anymore). Next time I'd like to eat something a little more dietary.
    16.Nov.2006: Had 5 meals. Missed today's leg w/o (-1)( :(). Things have been pretty hectic the past few days with my dog going through a spinal surgery, and things in school general - I just felt too tired to do anything today :/ I'm not feeling happy about it, but that's life.
    17.Nov.2006: Missed my morning cardio (-1). On a plus note - had an extra clean diet, ate all my meal and had a teriffic work out (and to think I wanted to skip it...). If I could I'd add myself a point for such a perfection! :D
    18.Nov.2006: Didn't do my w/o, missed 1 meal and had an unplanned snack (-3).. :O

    [Week 4]
    19.Nov.2006: Cardio done, missed one meal. (-1)
    20.Nov.2006: Ab w/o done, 5 meals consumed! It's a rare day when I don't lose any points! :D
    21.Nov.2006: Did mu morning jog. Missed 1 meal (-1) and postponed my arm w/o for tomorrow (-1).
    22.Nov.2006: Had 5 meals, 1 of them was a cheat meal, I did yesterday's triceps exercises, but not biceps. Didn't update on time due to internet problems (-1)
    23.Nov.2006: Had 4 meals (-1), ate a few unplanned bread slices with honey (-1), didn't exercise (-1).
    24.Nov.2006: Missed my morning cardio (-1). Did my back/traps w/o though. and even worked on my biceps, since I missed that w/o this week. had 5 meals. Wow, almost perfect! :)
    25.Nov.2006: I woke up feeling EXTREMELY sick this morning. Im not sure I'll be able to keep some of my goals. I missed my w/o (-1) but had 5 meals. I'm feeling better.

    [Week 5]
    26.Nov.2006: Missed an update and my morning jog (-2). Had all 5 meals.
    27.Nov.2006: Missed my w/o (-1). Had all 5 meals.
    28.Nov.2006: Did yesterday's w/o, had 5 meals, kissed my cardio (-1)
    29.Nov.2006: Today was a day of undesirved rest and a cheat meal. nevertheless, I rested and indulged in bread with honey.
    30.Nov.2006: Last day of my first challenge!!! :D Had all 5 meals and did my w/o (at last!)


    POINT COUNT SO FAR: 69


    END STATS [kg / lbs] : [cm / inches]
    WEIGHT: 56kg/123.45 pounds (what a cool number)
    BODY FAT: (according to healthcentral)
    (fat: LBM: ) 20% body fat [11.2 Kilograms of fat and 44.8 Kilograms of LBM]
    BICEPS: 24.7cm/9.72"
    FOREARMS: 22.86cm/9"
    HIPS (Standing with feet about 4 inches apart): 90.6cm/35.6"
    THIGHS: 52.2cm/20.67"
    WAIST (measured at the narrowest part of the torso): 71cm/28"
    BELLY (measured 2 inches below belly button): 85.6cm/33.7" ??????
    CALVES: 33.2cm/13"
    BUTT: 93.5/36.8"


    Conclusions:
    * I didn't specify my goals well enough and didn't make an orderly schedule, which makes it easier for me to postpone my w/o's till it's too late.
    * I'm yet not emotionaly ready for the whole "bulking" idea. Next month I should stick to cutting.
    * My w/o schedule is lacking. 2 day split is not enough. I'll have to make that extra effort and have a 3'd day of strength training.
    * I need to figure out what to do with my leg muscles - 7 days of rest dont seem enough, 14 are too many.
    * I shouldn't force myself to eat. I should eat from a menue, but not when I'm not hungry. Even if it means less than 5 meals / day.
    * I should STOP slacking so badly! I give my sleepiness too much importance, andth etruth is - Almost all the w/o's that I missed I could have done really. So from now on - no more slacking! Sleep is overrated anyway ;)
     
    #43 Gila Monster, Oct 30, 2006
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2006
  4. BigIzz

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    GOAL: Continue cutting


    COMMENT: Weight under 174 (doing everything possible to save LBM). Move towards goal of fitting into suit for company's x-mas party on 12/21.

    Will do my best to work around my gym's schedule for Thanksgiving. I really have no idea when they will close so I am not going to penalize myself if the gym isn't open for a scheduled weight training session. I will either replace the session with a cardio workout, move it to another day or take an entire week off, depending on the situation and how I feel.


    WORKOUT SCHEDULE
    Monday: Weight training: back, abs & triceps (PM)
    Tuesday: LISS cardio, 45 mins (aerobic, fasted) (AM)
    Wednesday: Weight training: chest, shoulders & biceps (PM)
    Thursday: LISS cardio, 45 mins (aerobic, fasted) (PM)
    Friday: Weight training: legs (PM)
    Saturday: LISS cardio, 45 mins (aerobic, fasted) (AM)
    Sunday: LISS cardio, 45 mins (aerobic, fasted) (AM)


    MEAL SCHEDULE
    Six meals per weekday, one cheat meal per week.

    Five meals allowable on weekends (depending on what time I get up)

    No more than 20 oz coffee per day

    No alcohol except perhaps 11/22 (two drinks)

    ETS twice a day

    Multi vitamin twice a week


    STARTING STATS
    WEIGHT: 178.8 pounds
    ARMS: 13.5"
    CALVES: 15.25"
    CHEST: 40"
    FOREARMS: 11"
    HIPS: 37"
    THIGHS: 22.25"
    WAIST: 34.5"


    END STATS
    WEIGHT: 174.8 pounds
    ARMS: 13.25"
    CALVES: 15.5"
    CHEST: 39.5"
    FOREARMS: 11"
    HIPS: 36.75"
    THIGHS: 22"
    WAIST: 33.75"


    DAILY LOG

    Wed Nov 1: Have had 5 meals as scheduled so far today and plan to have my 6th shortly. Also made/bought a ton of food today so I should be set in terms of meals for a while. Took my ETS once so far, drank plenty of water. Work out was pretty good disappointed in my performance doing the decline dumbell bench and shoulder press (did too many reps the first set so only managed 6 reps for my third set). Did cable crossovers and preacher curls for the first time. Did awesome with my rear delts.
    -0 points (100)

    Thr Nov 2:
    Had 5 clean meals, on track for my 6th shortly. Did 45 minutes on ellipitical 136 avg hr (felt very strong had to work hard to keep the heart rate that high). Gave in and had a pointless half cup of coffee in the afternoon at work. While it didn't hurt me from a nutiritional standpoint (I have the coffee black) I still drink too much of it and want to reduce my intake of it so I will dock a point for that.
    -1 point (99)

    Fri Nov 3:
    Pretty poor workout today, wasn't able to complete the reps (even sets) I had planned. Not sure if it was just an off day or something else is wrong. Still I gave it 100% effort so I will keep my points but I am disappointed. Meals were good.
    -0 points (99)

    Sat Nov 4:
    45 mins of cardio avg heart rate 138, 5 meals including this weeks cheat.
    -0 points (99)

    Sun Nov 5:
    Did my cardio, went for a walk in the park. For some reason I couldn't get my heart monitor to work so I'm not sure how I preformed. Meals were alright considering I was at the Giants-Texas game; had to substitute a Kashi bar for a meal but it is a better option than eating stadium food.
    -0 points (99)

    Mon Nov 6:
    Had a great weight work out. With my poor leg work out on Friday I have decided to take a week off - not until Thanksgiving week though. Not ideal I'm thinking I should do it now but my gym will be closed some of that week anyway. I was able to focus real well today knowing I only had 6 workouts until my break. Meals were fine, had another unnecessary cup of coffee this afternoon which will cost me a point. Kind of getting annoyed that I'm losing points on coffee consumption when there are so many better things I could do to lose point, but I made the rules after all.
    -1 point (98)

    Tue Nov 7:
    Did cardio, meals ok.
    -0 points (98)

    Wed Nov 8:
    Got my cheat meal out of the way (what a relief :)) however it was before my weight workout and not the best pre workout meal which maybe why I felt a little under the weather at the gym (I was very warm, maybe it was just hot there). Chest workout went well, did unassisted dips for the first time. Shoulders were a bit disappointing again. Meals were good. Today was a bit of a refeed.
    -0 points (98)

    Thr Nov 9:
    Did cardio in the afternoon as fasted as I could. Time between 4-5-6 meal wasn't perfect but I had them all.
    -o points (98)

    Fri Nov 10:
    Modified my leg workout after last weeks problems. Dropped some exercises, reduced weight, increased reps, increased sets, reduced time and increased intensity. I did it as I planned and it still proved quite a challenge. I'll see what kind of results it yields. Had my 6 meals without a problem will take my ETS before bed with some cashews.
    - 0 Points (98)

    Sat Nov 11:
    Cardio, meals both good,nothing bad to report.
    -0 points (98)

    Sun Nov 12:
    Went for a walk outside for cardio as it was unseasonably warm this morning. While it was less intense than usual (128 bpm avg as opposed to 138) I think there is something to be gained from actually walking outside, in the elements, up and down hills as opposed to in the gym on some machine. Nutrition was alright considering I spent much of the day at a tailgate for the Giants Bears game, I avoided the sausage and peppers, burgers, dogs and beer. Instead I had deli meat turkey and apple and a Kashi protein bar. Not ideal nutrition but I did a good job avoiding pitfalls so I'll keep my points for the day.
    -0 points (98)

    Mon Nov 13:
    My schedule was a little off today because I slept later being up so late the night before. Still I had all my meals. Weight workout was a little...unfocused today though not bad.
    -0 points (98)

    Tue Nov 14:
    had 5 of 6 meals thus far, 6th is on the way. Did cardio this morning, tried the new arc trainer they got at my gym. It was a bit more difficult than my usually cardio (I think it stressed my legs in ways they were used to for an extended period of time) but it went well. Had my weigh in today was at 177.2 pounds. Not sure how I feel about that. At the start of the month i was 178.8, didn't go down at all last Tuesday, but on Wed last week I was at 177.7 so depending on how you look at it I'm making steady progress, I'm making gradual progress or I hit a major plateau. I know scale weight is meaningless and can vary for any number of reasons, I'm just trying to disgnose if I have a problem. (bf readings went up last week .5% than down this week 1% for a net loss of -.5% these readings again don't make a lot of sense to me)
    - 0 points (98)

    Wed Nov 15:
    Good weight workout, nutrition was fine.
    -0 points (98)

    Thr Nov 16:
    Meal timing was a bit off because of the traffic I hit on the way home from work before my fasted cardio, but I've gotten 5 of the 6 in so far and the 6th is on the way. Cardio went well also. Feeling a bit of DOMS from yesterdays workout. Tomorrow is my last weight training session before my week off.
    -0 points (98)

    Fri Nov 17: Leg workout went very well, I am now taking a week off from weight training. Meals were good as well, I had a couple of slices of pizza with my otherwise healthy (and small) dinner but I'm going to call that this weeks cheat meal.
    -0 points (98)

    Sat Nov 18:
    Did cardio this morning. Disappointed in my meals, esp at 8 pm. Skipped the meal, had a protein bar instead, and I had it an hour before I should have because I wasn't thinking. I demand better of myself.
    -1 point (97)

    Sun Nov 19:
    Walked on the treadmill for my cardio this morning, my meals have been good as well. There was a lot of flank steak left over so I'll have plenty to eat for the next few days. Tomorrow is my first day without any working out in more than a month. It is important that I am able to take days off. My past fitness endeavors have been derailed because I was either 100% or 0% - I couldn't find a middle. While I still plan to stay 100% until this cut is over (Jan 31 at the latest) I'm not going to be able to stay at 100% for ever. I need to learn how to go at 80%, 50%, 25% whatever and not feel guilty or think all my progress is lost and just give up.
    -0 points (97)

    Mon Nov 20:
    Ate well today. Got my food scale in the mail today so I am very excited that I can some some pretty accurate nutritional readings now. No training at all today, taking my first day off in a long while. I need to get it out of my head that I will wake up fat tomorrow now.
    -0 points (97)

    Tue Nov 21:
    Morning cardio went well; ate my meals as planned. Working hard on my new exercise/nutritonal plan I will start on 11/27
    -0 points (97)

    Wed Nov 22:
    Got up early for LISS. Ate 6 meals thus far. Am about to go out for no more than 2 drinks and will have another small meal when I return.
    UPDATE: My friend just called me, he is stuck late at work so I won't be going out after all. No drinking, will go to bed at a reasonable hour. I had adjusted my nutrition as I planned to be up until like 3 am but I'll do my best to modify it now and head to bed.
    -0 points (97)

    Thr Nov 23:
    Another off day from training. I will do LISS for the next 3 days before starting weight training again on Monday. Nutrition was good except for the cheat meal that was Thanksgiving dinner. I didn't have anything too terrible though, although I did indulge in coffee after the meal. I'm not going to dock myself as it was a special occasion.
    -0 points (97)

    Fri Nov 24: Missed yesterday's update. My computer broke last weekend and a new one is en route to me and it just so happened the computer I had been using broke last night as well leaving me with no way to update. Oh well, no excuses -1 point. Did evening fasted cardio and ate meals as scheduled.
    (96)

    Sat Nov 25: Did my cardio this morning, ate all my meals as scheduled. Thinking I may run a few miles tomorrow instead of LISS
    -0 points (96)

    Sun Nov 26: Ran (well jogged) 3.6 miles this morning. Was trying to do 5.4 but I was going very slowly and decided to cut things short. My hr was already far above what it usually is for my cardio, and I was doing it fasted. Probably when I try to run significantly further then I ever have before I should eat something before hand. They say running isn't the best way to burn fat, and I agree, but it is a great activity. A real challenge to yourself. Ate my 6 meals, have an awesome nutrition plan and my meals ready for tomorrow
    -0 points (96)

    Mon Nov 27:
    Had a good weight workout, nutrition was great today. Really ending the month strongly.
    -0 points (96)

    Tue Nov 28: 5 of 6 meals so far, did my cardio this morning. Feeling some real DOMS from my workout last night
    -0 points (96)

    Wed Nov 29:
    Workout tonight was good, however I didn't have the intensity I wanted. Set a world record for dips with 3 sets of 5 and a fourth set of 2 or 3. Ate all my meals as scheduled.
    -0 points (96)

    Thur Nov 30:
    Final day of the month went well, have eaten 5 of 6 meals thus far, 6th is right on schedule. Did my afternoon fasted cardio, cooked some meals so I can get December off to a good start. I also just realized I'm going to weigh and measure myself tomorrow to see what, if any, progress I've made. All in all, not a bad month. I did lose 4 points but 2 were for unwarranted coffee in the afternoon, 1 was because I half-assed a meal and the final because I missed an update (the only computer in the house was broken). I also didn't drink at all this month, even though I was allowed to one day. I think I'm right on track.
    -o points

    Final Points: - 4 (96)
     
    #44 BigIzz, Oct 30, 2006
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2006
  5. Buddha

    Buddha Well-Known Member

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    Buddhas November Challenge

    This month I should be able to better stick to posting on here. I shouldnt be out of town 3 times this month like I was in October. I will also be posting to a journal and just linking to that post on here so that I don't have to type everything out twice.

    GOAL: Losing fat, exercise more, eat better, and get through this semester at school


    COMMENT: I am in need of a better lifestyle and through this forum and challenge, I hope to advance day

    by day, week by week, and month by month.


    WORKOUT SCHEDULE

    Monday: Chest/Tri/cardio
    Tuesday: Cardio
    Wednesday: Back/Bi
    Thursday: Off
    Friday: Cardio
    Saturday Legs/Shoulders
    Sunday: off


    MEAL SCHEDULE

    The goal is 5-7 meals, including protein shakes. ~ 2300-2500 cals a day with 40/40/20 to 50c/30p/20f macro breakdown. One cheat meal per week.


    STARTING STATS
    (11-1-06)

    WEIGHT: 420.6 lbs
    ARMS: 18"
    CALVES: 21"
    CHEST: 60"
    FOREARMS: 14.75"
    THIGHS: 36"
    WAIST: 62"


    END STATS

    WEIGHT:
    ARMS:
    CALVES:
    CHEST:
    FOREARMS:
    THIGHS:
    WAIST:


    DAILY LOG (100 starting points)

    week 1

    Nov 1: Day 1 (100 points)
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  6. ledom

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    GOAL: fat loss

    COMMENT:

    MEAL SCHEDULE
    4 meals per day, two treat meals a week, 1 drink per week


    STARTING STATS
    WEIGHT:196
    BODY FAT: %
    ARMS: "
    CALVES: "
    CHEST: "
    HIPS: "
    THIGHS: "
    WAIST: "


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    WEIGHT:
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    THIGHS:
    WAIST:


    DAILY LOG
    NOV 1: 196 still have my 100 pts. at the end of the day workout/food on plan
    NOV 2: 194.5 - some of the weight I gained the last week in Oct. is going. I did hit 193 about a week before Nov. 1. I really, really, really, want to see the 180's this month! Have been stuck for last 3 months due to lack of commitment and focus. I want that back!!!! Will report more at end of day. Today is rest day and cooking day.Food good.
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  7. TMLJ

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    I feel I am up for this challenge. I am motivated to get my butt in gear.

    TMLJ's Official "100 Challenge" post


    GOAL: Lose weight. I have set up the goal of losing 36 pounds by feb. After that I want to work on sculpting and toning my body.

    Sleep more. Right now I get about 5 hours of sleep a night. I would like to try making it 8 hours a night.

    Drink nothing but water. I drink 1-2 sodas a day and maybe ...maybe 1 or 2 glasses of water. I want to drink nothing but water
    every day and get it to atleast 1 gallon.


    COMMENT: I want to start on a path to a healthier lifestyle. I am starting off with walking for now as I learn more about different exercises and weight lifting.


    WORKOUT SCHEDULE
    Mon-Wed-Fri: 45 minutes of cardio and abs
    Tues-Thurs-Sat: 45 minutes of Strength training and abs
    Sunday: rest day


    MEAL SCHEDULE
    three meals per day w/ snacks in between meals. Drink water and allow 8 ounces of cranberry juice a day.


    STARTING STATS
    WEIGHT: 180 pounds
    BODY FAT: 29%
    CHEST: 38"
    HIPS: 42"
    THIGHS: 24"
    WAIST: 38"


    END STATS
    WEIGHT:
    BODY FAT:
    CHEST:
    HIPS:
    THIGHS:
    WAIST:


    DAILY LOG:

    NOV 1:

    7am: Ashtanga Yoga

    9am: Breakfast: Scrambled egg, 1 slice vegan bacon, potatoes spiced with Ms. dash, 1 cup blueberries, 1 cup cantaloupe, 20 fl. ounces of water.

    11am: Lunch: Homemade chicken salad ( perdue chicken, carrots, celery and 1 tbsp of fat free mayo), 2 sticks of low fat string cheese, 20 fl. ounces of water.

    12pm: 45 minutes of bike riding

    5pm: Dinner: grilled chicken spiced with Ms. Dash, green beans and corn, 8 ounces of cranberry juice.

    snacks (in between meals): 15 almonds, 1 large apple, carrots, celery, 20 fl. ounces of water.


    I have a 20 fl. ounce water bottle that I refilled 4 times today. I feel a lot better having drank tons of water today. I was craving soda at dinner time, but I allowed myself one glass of cranberry juice instead.

    100 points

    Nov 2:

    7am: Stretching

    8am: breakfast: 2 cups oatmeal, 2fl ounces of water

    11am: Lunch: Homemade chicken salad, carrots, almonds, 2 fl ounces of water

    snack: fruit, veggies and 2 fl ounces of water

    2pm: Beef barley stew, 8 ounces of cranberry juice

    snack: 4 M&M's

    6pm: Chicken, brown rice, corn, green beans, 8 ounces of cranberry juice

    I guess 4 m&M's counts as a cheat so I will deduct one point from my score today. Plus I missed my yoga, although I did do 45 minutes on my bike this morning.

    98 points


    Nov 3:

    Okay normally this is where I would lie my ass off to try and pretend I was doing everything by the book... :) However, lying does nothing but slow me down and keep me from my true potential. So here is the bad news...

    7 am: After 15 minutes of searching for my Power 90 dvd to do a cardio workout , I finally just hopped on my bike for 45 minutes.

    8am: I made some oatmeal this morning, but for some reason it came out very bad and I only ate half of it.

    11am: made myself a salad with baby romaine, perdue chicken slices, green and red bell peppers, carrots and a tbspn of ceasar dressing, drank 8 ounces of cranberry juice. Still hungry later on so I heated up some left over rice and chicken I made last night (about half a cup).

    snacks: almonds, water, 6 crackers with peanut butter. Mind you this was not all in one sitting, this was throughout the day.

    5pm: MCDONALD'S. Yes you read correctly ..... I ate fast food. I had a quater pounder with cheese, fries and an orange soda. And yes I feel horrible. Not because I slipped up, but because after two days of eating pretty decent, fast food made me feel just yuck.

    96 points 2 point deducted for eating fast food!

    November 4:

    Well today was a total bust for me. I have no excuses. I woke up this morning and made pancakes and scarmbled eggs for the family. I ate 2 pancakes with peanut butter and syrup as well as 1 scrambled egg sprinkled with Mrs. Dash. We did some lounging around this morning until about 12 when we took the kids to a movie. I had some popcorn, water and 3 snack size candy bars. For lunch I ate a chicken and veggie salad and a glass of cranberry juice. We cleaned house, did some laundry, played with the pooch and then lounged a bit more. For dinner......calzones with riccota and mozerella cheese and pizza sauce. I even drank 1/4 of a spirte. I didn't do any yoga and I completely skipped out on my biking.

    Tomorrow is another day and I will be sure to get my butt back on track.

    92 points not a good thing to see on day 4

    Nov 5:

    Off to a good start. All my meals were right on target today. NO CHEATING! Found my P90 dvd and was very happy to be able to do some cardio. Made a trip to Costco today to stock up on good clean foods and I am ready for tomorrow.

    92 points thanks to support from some lovely forumers who reached out in my fitness journal


    Nov 6:

    On track with all my meals. Did 45 minutes of cardio and abs this morning. NO CHEATING. I also remembered to take my daily vitamin. I've also been going to bed much earlier than I normally do. I use to go to bed at 12:30 or 1 in the morning, but now it's between 9pm and 10pm.

    92 points

    Nov 7:

    Got up at 7 am and did my strength training. Felt great, but I definitely could use some improvement on my stance and posture when lifting weights. That;s okay for now, because I am still in the learning stage of it. All my meals have been on track with the exception of dinner. FAST FOOD! I was busy working all day and still working until around 5:30pm when I just said...lets grab something easy. I know...I know! So I lose a point for dinner. All in all I feel pretty good about today.

    91 points bad fast food...bad fast food!


    Nove 22:

    Nove 8th was my last good day. I pretty much fell off the wagon from day 9 until today. My points are long gone. However, I am not letting that stop me from getting back into the swing of things. I have no excuses other than I just gave up. One thing changed my routine and I just gave up. I am really going to have to learn to get over that hurdle. It's been a pretty hard few weeks trying to talk myself into posting back here again. I was quite embarrassed to have to write that I gave up. The weird part is I don't know any of you. I have never met any of you and I felt so horrible about updating my thread and looking like such a failure. Well, the month is not over yet and I can still work my way back into a good thing.
     
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  8. Wilderbeast

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    Wilderbeast's 100 Challenge post

    GOAL: Last month was get back in the saddle month. After a choppy start i overcame a lot to keep going. This month i take off the brakes and drive for some improvement. Weight training is still going to be light but at least i just got a appointment through for a ultrasound. The goal 1 pound a week fat loss. Plus get back some cardio capacity.

    WORKOUT SCHEDULE
    Monday: Stepper, 45 mins (aerobic, fasted) (AM); Weight training: Full body (PM)

    Tuesday: Stepper, 45 mins (aerobic, fasted) (AM)

    Wednesday: Stepper, 45 mins (aerobic, fasted) (AM)

    Thursday: Weight training: Full body (PM)

    Friday: Arm bike, 45 mins (aerobic, fasted) (AM);

    Saturday Arm bike, 45 mins (aerobic, fasted) (AM);

    Sunday: Rest

    MEAL SCHEDULE
    Six meals per day, two cheat meals per week.

    November 1st 100 points Started as i mean to go on !
    2nd Nov [100 points] All spot on.
    3rd Now [99] -1 All spot on but wasn't near a computer so didn't get an update.
    4th Now [99] Shifted a cheat meal here so that i could eat my toffee apples and burgers at the fire work display.
    5th Nov [99] All done and dusted.
    6th Nov [98] -1 Ate right but the work day was long so weight training was missed at the end of the day.
    7th Nov [97] -1 All went swell apart from the update.
    8th Nov [97] Managed to remember to post today.
    9th Nov [97] Hanging onto them points this time !!!!
    10th Nov [94] Migraine completely stuffed up my day:mad: Missed cardio and missed 2 meals.
    11th Nov [93] and it nearly stuffed up today as well, breakfast was a feast. Thankfully all the other meals were prepared so it slotted back into place.
    12th Nov [93] ate / slept in the right quantities and at the right times.
    13th Nov [93] Went to plan although weights was cut short by a fire alarm.
    14th Nov [93] All OK but got a slight sniffle. I bet it was another plague ridden gym goer. Geezes i hate that.
    15th Nov [92] Ate right and went for a walk for cardio and Stayed out of the gym for the sake of other users because yesterdays sniffle went full blown. Missed the update so -1
    16th Nov [90] Did no weights and no update so -2
    17th Nov [89] Went for a walk again for cardio but no update -1
    18th Nov [89] Went walkies for cardio. Felt much better today shaken the cold hopefully so next week starts a fresh.
    19th Nov [88] -1 for missed update . Struggled to walk to work as I had lots of pain in my abdomen. decided to wait and see what the ultrasound booked for Friday comes up with before doing any more exercise. Kept to diet but its going to be too many calories without any exercise.
    20th Nov [85] -3 No update no cardio and no weight training.
    21st Nov [83] -2 No update and no cardio. Diet adjusted down because of the lack of exercise. Its actually easier to stick to as i don't get to work up an appetite.
    22nd Nov [81] -2 No update and no cardio.
    23rd Nov [79] -2 No update and no weight training.
    24th Nov [78] -1 No cardio but got round to updating this train wreck of a challenge post.
    25th Nov [77] -1 No cardio but no diet problems.
    26th Nov [77] No planned exercise and all meals correct so the score remains unchanged
     
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  9. imacjack1

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    Imacjack1's Official November "100 Challenge" post


    GOAL: Cutting


    COMMENT: August "100 Challenge" was a failure on my part... I'm finally ready to be dedicated and get in shape...


    WORKOUT SCHEDULE
    Monday: Weight training: chest & triceps (PM)
    Tuesday: 45 min. cardio (AM); Weight training: back & biceps (PM)
    Wednesday: 45 min. cardio (AM); Weight training: legs (PM)
    Thursday: 45 min. cardio (AM); Weight training: delts & traps (PM)
    Friday: 45 min.cardio
    Saturday: 45 min. cardio
    Sunday: 45 min. cardio


    MEAL SCHEDULE
    Six meals per day. One cheat meal on Thanksgiving.


    SLEEP SCHEDULE
    Monday-Thursday: Wake up @ 6:00 (AM); Go to sleep @ 10:00 (PM)
    Friday: Wake up @ 6:00 (AM)


    STARTING STATS (cold/flexed)
    WEIGHT: 169 lbs.
    BODY FAT: approx. 15%
    ARMS: 13.75 in.
    CALVES: 14.25 in.
    CHEST: 41 in.
    FOREARMS: 11.75 in.
    HIPS: 38.25 in.
    THIGHS: 21.5 in.
    WAIST: 37.5 in.


    BEFORE/AFTER PICTURES


    DAILY LOG
    NOV 1: (94 POINTS): Today was a rough start with poor preparation... I missed my cardio this morning (-1) and eat 3 scattered meals (-3) which were, for the most part, not clean (-2)... I did however complete my leg workout... I am Better prepared for tomorrow...
    NOV 2: (93 POINTS): Did my cardio, 5 clean meals (-1), did my weight training. See you guys tomorrow...
     
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  10. kismocles

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    I'm in for November

    Hi all. Count me in for the November challenge. I did the one in September and it really helped me stay focused.



    GOAL: Increase lean muscle mass, continue loss of BF
    Eat clean, no refined sugar, 6 meals a day

    WORKOUT SCHEDULE
    Mon: Upper Body
    Tue: 30 mins HIIT cardio plus crunches, back stretches and strengtheners
    Wed: Lower Body
    Thu: 30 mins HIIT cardio plus crunches, back stretches and strengtheners, sometimes substituted by 8 hrs construction work
    Fri: Upper body
    Sat & Sun: work around house and in barn, play with kids etc, eat clean Sat, one cheat meal on Sundays

    Will treat Thanksgiving like a Sunday, with one additional cheat meal.

    STARTING STATS
    WEIGHT: 196
    BODY FAT: 17.9

    END STATS
    WEIGHT:
    BODY FAT:


    DAILY LOG
    [Week 1]
    01.Nov.2006: My first day on the challenge and the 9th week of workouts since I started up again. I took last week off for a family vacation in NYC which was great, but I ate all kinds of sweets, etc. Today I did lower body, after a 5 min cardio warm up and then finished with some crunches. Man do they hurt! Ate clean all day. [-0][100 pts]

    02.Nov.2006: Cardio today. Good workout overall. I am listening to a book on my ipod which is important but only somewhat interesting, so I can only take it in short doses. Today I actually listened to the TV news during my workout. Made my book seem fascinating all of a sudden.
    Did 120 crunches too. Ate clean. [-0][100 pts]

    03.Nov.2006: Had a great upper body workout today. I changed some of the machines I've been using since I was doing almost the same routine each time. I got on a shoulder machine, did my set, go up, took the weights off, and then realized I was sitting in the thing backwards! I hope no one noticed me. I don't know anyone in this town, but for some reason today, I saw 5 people I know and they all stopped to chat. I didn't have 5 conversations at the gym for the whole month of October. Now all of a sudden, everyone's stopping to chat me up. And this was before my backwards shoulder routine. Ate clean the whole day. [-0][100 pts]

    04.Nov.2006: Weekends are non-training days for me. But I kept to clean eating and stay active with the kids. Today I took my oldest child shopping at Sam's Club and Lowe's, then we met up with my wife and two other children for a healthy lunch at Panera. After that I worked in the barn and loaded 60 bales of hay. Ate clean all day. [-0][100 pts]

    [Week 2]
    05.Nov.2006: Went out for brunch with my family today for my cheat meal. Then to the park where it got cold pretty quickly. Spent about 1 hr raking leaves. It was good to be outside before the winter really arrives. [-0][100 pts]

    06.Nov.2006: Had a very good upperbody workout today; focusing more on chest instead of arms. Ate clean all day. [-0][100 pts]

    07.Nov.2006: Did my 30 min HIIT workout today on the elliptical trainer, plus 120 crunches, and back exercises for my lower back. Ate clean all day, but felt sorely tempted to stray. Had a craving for dessert tonight. If it weren't for this site, I would have given in. The challenge really helps me be accountable. [-0][100 pts]

    08.Nov.2006: Did a complete lower body workout today as planned.
    I increased the weights for the leg press and the calf presses. After doing the workout, I realized I can also go up in some other exercises too. Clean eats, no treats all day. [-0][100 pts]

    09.Nov.2006: Did my upperbody workout today--a day early--because I am working construction all day tomorrow. Had a great workout, esp hit my arms hard. I'm at a plateau on the bench press so I need to do something there. Ate clean all day. [-0][100 pts]

    10.Nov.2006: Switched my routines for Thursday and Friday, I lifted yesterday and did my "cardio substitution" today: 8 hrs of construction. Actually it was more like a substitution for an upper body workout since of the things I did today was remove an old floor from a bathroom It was nailed down all over the place and getting it off with a pry bar was like an arms workout. Anyway, I definitely had a workout today. Ate clean all day which was hard: the only food place near the house I am remodeling was a sub place within the local gas station. But I avoided all the junk food they had there. [-0][100 pts]

    11.Nov.2006: Today was a wasted day and not in a good way. I got nothing done, and didn't even relax either. Then I convinced myself when picking up lunch that since nuts are so healthy, chocolate covered ones would be fine. So I ended up falling down on the clean eating. This was my first unplanned sweet or cheat meal in about 2 months and it wasn't even that good. Maybe I'll just go to bed early, like 7 pm and wait for tomorrow. [-1][99 pts]

    [Week 3]
    12.Nov.2006: With the rain and the barren landscape outside, it could have been a melancholy day, but I had fun playing with the kids all day. The only time I was outside was to go to the barn and do the horses' dinner and nighttime routine. Ate clean all day, except for my one cheat meal (whole wheat pancakes with syrup for brunch). Toyed with the idea of making yesterday's error my cheat meal for the week, skipping today's and getting back to 100 pts. But then I thought I'd be gaming the system. So now my goal is not to lose any more points. [-0][99pts]

    13.Nov.2006: Had another good upperbody workout today. I did better on arms than I did on chest (I do chest first). Still struggling with my bench press. But really felt my bi's blasted at the end. There was a beautiful thick fog this morning and again this evening. Very romantic. Reminds me of my time in England. [-0][99pts]

    14.Nov.2006: Had a really hard but good HIIT session today on the elliptical, did my back exercises, 120 crunches, and for some reason got down and did some pushups! Been on plan with my meals and will finish the day acc to plan. Was going to go to Philly today for a lecture at the Natl Constitution Center, but I have too much work for the course I'm doing in financial planning. Good day overall.
    [-0][99 pts]

    15.Nov.2006: Wednesdays I do lower body. Today my workout was a little later than usual but a good one overall. I went up in almost all the weights. This is was first time I ever took dumbbells from the lower rack (55lbs each). That was for calf raises. Ate the whole day acc to plan. Took my daughter to the ear doctor. Had literally a 2 hr wait for a 6 min visit with the doctor. She was much more patient than her father! [-0][99 pts]

    16.Nov.2006: Did my cardio routine today at the gym, but had to do my abs and other floor exercises at home because of a conference call at work I couldn't miss. Wicked weather tonight brought flash flooding and heavy lightening. A lot of roads were flooded here in PA. My normal drive home went from 20 mins to over 1 hr. Just got back from the barn. The horses are fine but the center aisle has a stream running through it. [-0][99 pts]

    17.Nov.2006: This morning I discovered how much destruction the sudden rains brought yesterday. The roads were covered in debris; whole parking lots were chewed up. The parking lot at my office bldg had about 1 foot of mud and rock washed up onto it. Anyway, all the roads but one were open, so I did make it to the gym for my upperbody workout. I changed a lot of the exercises I've been doing, since I was getting bored, but still targeted the same muscle groups. Ate clean all day. [-0] [99 pts]

    18.Nov.2006: Saturdays I don't lift, so the challenge is to eat clean, which I did all day. I had two of my kids with me most of the day and had a blast. We did a lot of running around, playing chase etc. I am grateful I can do that with them. Their youth is slipping by so fast. Wasn't even tempted when I bought them some candy and later on some snacks. [-0][99 pts]

    [Week 4]
    19.Nov.2006: On Sunday I have my one cheat meal, which is usually brunch with the family. Today we decided to go out to a restaurant, which means the meal was not as healthy as when we make it at home. But it was good to go out. I then spent the whole day with my family. Been deprived of sleep lately so I'm afraid I'm starting the coming week close to exhaustion. But that's not an excuse to miss any workouts. [-0][99 pts]

    20.Nov.2006: Was mostly done with my upperbody workout, when I leaned over to pick up my water bottle and heard/felt a big snap. Finished the workout but have been increasingly debilitated with pain ever since then. I hope it's not a repeat of the injury I had over the summer which motivated me to get serious about my workouts and my health. Ate clean all day. Now taking some muscle relaxants and pain killers and hoping to wake up tomorrow back to normal. If not, I will still try to workout since working through the pain is what helped me last time. [-0][99pts]

    21.Nov.2006 The back pain was so intense this morning I needed help putting on my socks. As the day went on, it lessened and I was actually able to do my cardio workout without much modification. I ate clean all day. I'm a little nervous about tomorrow's lower body workout. We'll see. [-0][99 pts]

    22.Nov.2006: Back doctor says I should just push myself through the pain and I totally agree. I was able to modify my lower body workout to do it without putting too much. Ate clean all day. [-0][99 pts]

    23.Nov.2006: Thanksgiving! No workouts. Another cheat day as planned.

    24.Nov.2006: Did my upperbody workout with only minimal modification because of the bad disc in my back. I think I will be 100% better by Monday. Anyway, workout was fine. Ate clean all day, even though the kitchen is filled with food from Thanksgiving which is now off-limits to me. [-0][99 pts]

    25.Nov.2006: My back is doing much better today, though I still needed some pain meds first thing in the morning. Played with the kids today and did some yardwork. Beautiful day here today. All meals were clean. [-0][99 pts]

    [Week 5]
    26.Nov.2006: Had my cheat meal today which is almost always Sunday brunch. Did more yardwork and hang out with the kids. Had a friend over for dinner. After the kids went to bed, he taught us some card games. [-0][99pts]

    27.Nov.2006: Did my upperbody workout today. Was able to increase weights on the arm exercises but found myself struggling to do chest exercises with weights I have done before. Felt like I didn't have the strength I've had before for the benchpress. Anyway I got through the workout and ate clean all day. [-0][99 pts]

    28.Nov.2006: After feeling yesterday that I had no strength, I had a great cardio workout today, followed by my abs and back work. Then I took my daughter horseback riding. I didn't wear a coat all day. Ate clean, no problems there. Only two more workouts on this challenge. [-0][99 pts]

    29.Nov.2006: Good lower body workout today. I recently increased the weights for leg presses, but I think I can go up next time on the calf raises. Did my abs too. Ate according to plan. [-0][99 pts]

    30.Nov.2006: Completed the November challenge today! Did my cardio workout and meals as planned. Will post final stats over the weekend. Happy to finish in good shape. [-0][99 pts]
     
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  11. Sent

    Sent Well-Known Member

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    GOAL: Initial Weight Lost phase, 12lbs+ would be nice this month. :guitar:

    COMMENT: First JSF Challenge, hope to do well. I have no pictures uploaded as of yet, they are on my computer though. :D

    -=WORKOUT SCHEDULE=-
    Monday: 45 min Treadmill/Elliptical (LISS aerobic, fasted) (AM) | Circuit Training (PM)
    Tuesday: 45 min Treadmill/Elliptical (LISS aerobic, fasted) (AM)
    Wednesday: 45 min Treadmill/Elliptical (LISS aerobic, fasted) (AM) | Circuit Training (PM)
    Thursday: 45 min Treadmill/Elliptical (LISS aerobic, fasted) (AM)
    Friday: 45 min Treadmill/Elliptical (LISS aerobic, fasted) (AM) | Circuit Training (PM)
    Saturday: 45 min Treadmill/Elliptical (LISS aerobic, fasted) (AM)
    Sunday: Off


    MEAL SCHEDULE
    Five meals per day, no cheat meals. Multi-vitamin everyday.


    STARTING STATS
    WEIGHT: 324 pounds (6'4")
    BODY FAT: 28.8%
    ARMS: 16.50"
    CALVES: 20.25"
    CHEST: 49.50"
    FOREARMS: 13.25"
    HIPS: 49.75"
    THIGHS: 27.25"
    WAIST: 50.00"


    END STATS
    WEIGHT: 310 pounds (-14 lb)
    BODY FAT: 27.4%
    ARMS: 16.50" (-0.0)
    CALVES: 19.00" (-1.25)
    CHEST: 46.00" (-3.5)
    FOREARMS: 13.25" (-0.0)
    HIPS: 47.50" (-2.25)
    THIGHS: 26.25" (-1.00)
    WAIST: 45.50" (-4.50)
    BODY FAT: 27.4% (-1.4%)


    DAILY LOG

    [Week 1]

    NOV 1: Off to a good start, my meal at work was a little late, but that happens when you're a part-time delivery driver paying for school :P
    -0 [100 Points]

    NOV 2: I got up (for once) without question and did morning cardio at the gym, and with my Ipod in tow it was great stuff, although I forgot my jacket and I had to cut it a few minutes short to make a meeting. I also cooked my own dinner tonight of Pan Seared Salmon with Stir Fried Vegetables and a little rice. Eating healthy is so much easier when you cook your own meals, and I am definately striving to learn to cook everything myself.
    -0 [100 Points]

    NOV 3: Had a great day of circuit training at the gym as usual. I've been feeling all good this week, except when I stepped on the scale after my workout for the weekly weigh-in I had only lost 1lb. Kinda disheartening, but I realize that scale readings do vary radically from day to day. I really think my nutrition is my only limiting factor, and I am doing my best to read up on it.
    -0 [100 Points]

    NOV 4: Missed morning cardio, funny enough because I got to the gym before it opened (oops), so I went home and completely lost track of time :( Won't happen again. Everything else was good.
    -1 [99 Points]

    NOV 5: Spent a lot of time reading posts on diet and nutrition and I tried to add a lot more protein and cut down on my carbs today. Other than that, it was quite uneventful. I think I will switch my workout schedule to include morning cardio 6 days a week (after reading many posts).
    -0 [99 Points]


    [Week 2]

    NOV 6: I weighed myself back on Friday to a disappointing 1lb, so I weighed again today and of course had dropped another 4lbs, as I expected since my measurements we're looking really nice in terms of progress. I had all my meals, and tried to change my diet based on what research I've done so far, but I still need more calories somewhere. Didn't miss a meal or anything though.
    -0 [99 Points]

    NOV 7: Got through my morning cardio easily, but still haven't gotten around to updating the music on my IPOD. I bought some Qaker Instant Oatmeal to try in the morning to see if I like it or not. Being a delivery driver in the rain sucks. All meals done fine, but I felt bloated towards the end of the day for some reason. I've been trying to balance my macronutrients, and it's not so easy :(
    -0 [99 Points]

    NOV 8: Did morning cardio and my normal workout, and got all my meals in even after going to a friend's house. If anyone follows LOST, episode 6 was so crappy...jumped the shark.
    -0 [99 Points]

    NOV 9: All good today. I've been trying to learn recipes and cook my own food, and last night I made a kick ass catfish with vegetables pached in a foil bag in the oven. Very easy to make but tasted pretty good. I think my car battery is dying, I guess I'll have to check that out tomorrow.
    -0 [99 Points]

    NOV 10: I missed my morning cardio today, somehow I just didn't wake up; I dont even remember turning off my alarm clock. My workout though was great, I went up in weight on my exercises trying to challenge myself. Went and saw Borat, great movie.
    -1 [98 Points]

    NOV 11: Everything good today, still working on my nutrition though.
    -0 [98 Points]

    NOV 12: One month back on the wagon and everyting is well.
    -0 [98 Points]


    [Week 3]

    NOV 13: I felt better than normal during morning cardio today, it was kinda weird, and kinda cool. That carried through to my normal workout as well :) On a side note I love strawberries and cereal.
    -0 [98 Points]

    NOV 14: I hear the new Bond is a good movie hehe. I need to organize all my new music for my ipod so I can have better variety for morning cardio. A little too many carbs today I think, still working on nutrition, it's so hard :(
    -0 [98 Points]

    NOV 15: Half-way through this challenge, wish I were at 100 points still :P. It has been raining all day but I still got my cardio and normal workout in. I think I ate a little bit too much fat today, but what can you do with only 85% lean ground beef and lean ground turkey? hehe. I posted THIS video in the motivational image forums, and I think it's a pretty awesome commercial (I wonder what song that is). One day I'll be able to wear form fitting shirts like under armour.
    -0 [98 Points]

    NOV 16: Did cardio this morning no problem. Ugh but only 1500 calories today, I don't know why I struggle to get more, it's pretty hard. I guess I just have to eat more :(.
    -0 [98 Points]

    NOV 17: I had a cheat meal today of pizza so that's minue a point for me, but I did make some gains in my measurements and lost 3 pounds this week :tu:
    -1 [97 Points]

    NOV 18: I saw the new Bond movie and Daniel Craig is awesome. Tomorrow I work nine hours so I need to figure out how I'll get my meals in.
    -0 [97 Points]

    NOV 19: Everything good today.
    -0 [97 Points]


    [Week 4]

    NOV 20: Was a little late on one meal but I got it in (hectic work day). I haven't decided what I'll do on Wednesday and Friday since my Gym is closed for Thanksgiving.
    -0 [97 Points]

    NOV 21: I think tomorrow I'll so some light weight training with the old weights I have at my house (they suck, but should work). I wanted to go with my Dad to see Casino Royale, but he isn't up to it at all.
    -0 [97 Points]

    NOV 22: Did morning cardio on the treadmill instead of my normal elliptical. The built in heart rate monitor was kinda spotty so the automatic incline kept going up dramatically at times, was pretty annoying after 30 minutes. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and Im working :(
    -0 [97 Points]

    NOV 23: Chicken + Dressing + Macaroni & Cheese = Win. I did some lifting at home at noon, just basic upper body pushing stuff.
    -0 [97 Points]

    NOV 24: Weighed in today to only a 1lb loss, another weird anomally as I felt great during cardio and was going strong (best yet) for most of it. We'll see if my measurements show the real improvement.
    -0 [97 Points]

    NOV 25: Woo missed doing this day, but nothing happened really.
    -0 [97 Points]

    NOV 26: Worked all day, but got my meals in etc. Ground turkey & Brown rice and salad mostly.
    -0 [97 Points]


    [Week 5]

    NOV 27: I decided to weigh myself today after a disappointed Friday weigh-in and I was blown away by how much I'd lost in a week. Second most since the very first week I started working out.
    -0 [97 Points]

    NOV 28: Still uping my calories slowly. A lot of new people in the gym, must be the post-thanksgiving shakedown hehe.
    -0 [97 Points]

    NOV 29: Ate a little too much at 7pm so I skipped my last meal to compensate (its a weird story), but I'm still taking a point off. Noo and there is one day left too.
    -1 [96 Points]

    NOV 30: Yay first challenge over. Ill update my ending stats on Saturday, I'm excited to see how far I've come this month alone. Hopefully ill end up with more than 96 points next month. Cya there.

    Final Points - 96 Points
     
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  12. hatter

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    Hatter's November 100 Challenge

    GOAL:

    o Lower blood pressure. Starting blood pressure: 148 / 90
    o Lose weight
    o Eat healthy.


    COMMENT: I am going to give this a shot... I need to do something. Any exercise will be better than what I am doing now. Any weight training this month will be a bonus. The main goal is to lower my blood pressure.


    WORKOUT SCHEDULE
    Monday: cardio 30 minutes
    Tuesday: cardio 30 minutes
    Wednesday: cardio 30 minutes
    Thursday: cardio 30 minutes
    Friday: cardio 30 minutes
    Saturday:
    Sunday:


    MEAL SCHEDULE
    o Eat at least four healthy meals per day
    o No junk after dinner
    o Drink more water.


    STARTING STATS (cold/flexed)
    WEIGHT: 245
    BODY FAT:
    ARMS:
    CALVES:
    CHEST:
    FOREARMS:
    HIPS:
    THIGHS:
    WAIST: 38 inches


    END STATS (cold/flexed)
    WEIGHT:
    BODY FAT:
    ARMS:
    CALVES:
    CHEST:
    FOREARMS:
    HIPS:
    THIGHS:
    WAIST:



    DAILY LOG
    NOV 1: A bust. -1 no cardio -1 halloween candy!? [98]
    NOV 2: A bust. -1 no cardio -1 not enough water. -1 snacks. Tomorrow... yeah, tomorrow. [95]
    NOV 3: This is not starting out well... the Halloween candy is killing me! No cardio -1 Not enough water -1 Snacks -1. [92]
    NOV 4: Finally... exercised today! Ate fine too. [92]
    NOV 5: 30 minutes cardio today. Meals were okay, but too much snacking. -1 [91]
    NOV 6: No cardio -1. Meals did not go so well either -1 [89]
    NOV 7: No cardio -1. [88]
    NOV 8: No cardio -1. [87] Minus the Halloween candy this month, my meals have been a lot better. I need to carve out some time during the week for exercise. That is easier said than done.
    NOV 9: Everything went well... no points to deduct. [87]
    NOV 10: No cardio today. Updated late too. -2 [85]
    NOV 11: Went hiking with the family today. Meals have been great so far... and I plan on keeping them that way for the rest of the day. [85]
    NOV 12: No cardio today, but that is okay... it should be happening during the week. Meals were fine. [85]
    NOV 13: Meals were fine. No cardio [84]
    NOV 14: Meals were fine. No cardio [83]. I really need to start doing cardio during the week. I have not excuses... I just need to make the time - either wake up earlier or go running when I get home at night.
    NOV 15: Okay, so hopefully today is the last day for a "no cardio" update. It's the halfway point and I need to turn this thing around. [82]
    NOV 16: Today went well... got my cardio in after work. The Smashing Machine came in the mail today... gonna go watch that now. [82]
    NOV 17: Did my cardio today on my lunch break. My wife mentioned that my face is thinning out. [82]
    NOV 18: Today went well... going to watch some UFC tonight... nothing like kicking back and watching people smash each other. [82]
    NOV 19: Everything went fine... got a jog in and ate well. I am starting to feel a difference. [82]
    NOV 20: Went jogging tonight. I seriously did not want to, but I am so glad that I did. Apparently, I give off some kind of "pheromone" when I exercise... is that possible? My wife told me that... I am not buying it. I guess she is turned on by the fact that I am taking charge and actually doing something about my health. She can't be that turned on though... all talk and no action so far ;) [82]
    NOV 21: Just got back from my jog... overall it went well. My hip hurt for some reason though. Maybe a 240 pound plus person shouldn't be jogging... can't be good for the joints. I would like to start lifting weights to really kick things into high gear. Feeling great overall. [82]
    NOV 22: Had to walk in the middle of my cardio and eventually, cut it short today... my legs were cramping up. I think because I did not drink enough water. -1 [81]
    NOV 23: I didn't exercise today (-1) and my meals were okay except for the Thanksgiving feast. What a great day overall even though it's a minus two pointer. I am thankful to have such an amazing family. [79]
    NOV 24: Everything went well today. [79]
    NOV 25: Missed entry -1. [78]
    NOV 26: Another fine day. [78]
    NOV 27: Got my cardio in on my lunch break. Meals have been fine so far. [78]
    NOV 28: Jogged after work. Today was a good day. [78]
    NOV 29: Cardio done. Ate well today too. [78]
    NOV 30: I didn't get my cardio in today, so I am ending this challenge with 77 points. Not good. I guarantee December will be better.
     
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  13. danboback

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    I'm in, I will update everything on the first.

    11/1 - took half of a day's vacation to go to a real estate auction. Took up most of the day, ate left overs when I got home. So nutrition was bad, and water was non existent, and I missed my workout. Bad way to start the month! -5 points (95 points)

    11/2 - Running behind on the water, but I can catch up. My carbs are a little high, due to my energy drink on the way to work, but nothing drastic. Important thing for tonight is to get the workout in! I will update later tonight with the rest of my day and the stats for the beginning of the month.
     
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  14. buffedstuff

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    Buffedstuff 100 Challenge

    GOAL: Cutting


    COMMENT: I WILL LOSE 5 POUNDS OF FAT

    WORKOUT SCHEDULE

    Monday – Leg, calves, hams, glutes, quads and cardio

    Tuesday/ Thursday/ Saturday abs and cardio

    Wednesday Shoulders, chest, biceps, cardio


    Friday Back, lat, triceps
    MEAL SCHEDULE
    5 meals per day no cheat meals


    STARTING STATS
    WEIGHT:125 pounds
    END STATS
    WEIGHT: .....119pounds
    DAILY LOG

    DAILY LOG
    NOV 1: I barely managed to squeeze in that last meal but I did it (100 points)
    NOV 2: I am really sore but I got everything so it was a good day (100 points)
    NOV 3:Okay this stinks (whine whine whine!) I missed a meal so I only got to down 4 meals today okay I will stop whining and deduct my first point argh!!!!!
    -1 (99 points)
    NOV 4: nice sunny fall day in the desert southwest I got everything done correctly so I had a fairly good day -0 ( 99 points)
    NOV 5: Okay it was my only day off so I had no scheduled workout, thank goodness because I really did need a day off everything else went well. so I am holding steady -0 (99 points)
    NOV 6:Monday, Monday okay nothing much to report, it was a beautiful fall day and I did everything I need to do to become what I want to become so
    all is well -0(99 points)
    NOV 7: really nice day my shoulders are slightly sore but I shall not complain
    another good day -0 (99 points)
    NOV 8: I got everything in but I hurt my shoulder, how I am not sure but hopefully it will be better tomorrow no matter God willing I will stay the course and get it done. -0 ( 99 points)
    NOV 9:Okay I could only get in four meals today argh my best layed plans fell and life blindsided me oh the agony, okay let me just subtract the dang point before I become a melodramatic drama queen. -1 (98 points)
    NOV 10:another beautiful day in the borderplex a very postive day -0 (98)
    NOV 11: I had a hard time stuffing in that last meal but I got it done so -0 (98)
    NOV 12:Okay today was my day of rest, no scheduled exercise so I get to regroup and get ready for next week. Nice day -0(98)
    NOV 13:Today was Leg, calves, hams, glutes, quads and cardio day for me I made great gains, yep I am happy. Well cardio wasn't a breeze but hey it is all good. -0(98)
    NOV 14: Today I had to work my core and do cardio a little slow and a lotta sore otherwise I did what I had to do I could have done better by staying more focused during my workout -0(98)
    NOV 15:Wow I did myself proud to day, yeah I was in my zone, man I wish everyday was like today I mad my workout count I felt the pain I felt the joy
    it was a good one. I am getting stronger and stronger -0(98)
    NOV 16:argh I didn't get all my meals in today beat me with a whole wheat noodle so I must subtract another point -1 (97)
    NOV 17: another day done and all is well -0 (97)
    NOV 18:golly darn this month is just sneaky passing me -0(97)
    NOV 19:an awesome sunday I can't complain -0 (97)
    NOV 20:worked that lower body today -0 (97)
    NOV 21:okay another busy day I blasted those old abs and made myself proud-0(97)
    NOV 22: today was a very good day, -0(97)
    NOV 23::confused: the one day of the year I should have been able to get all my meals in argh I am beginning to wonder about myself sometime -1(96)
    NOV 24:wow another beautiful day in the desert southwest 70+ degrees of sunshine ah I love this weather okay on a more serious note I got it done
    so I get to keep my precious points. 96
    NOV 25:oh I have to take my son to a concert tonight so I want be getting in my scheduled water or my last meal so I will subtract two points, -2 (94)
    NOV 26:holding on at (94)
    NOV 27:Oh gosh my poor little body is quivering I had to guzzle down my water later today I do okay when I drink it on the hour but gosh when I get behind it is so hard catching up but I did it....although I will probably be a regular little Tinker bell for the remainder of the night okay I got it done (94)
    NOV 28:okay lets see holding steady at 94
    NOV 29:dang a cold front is headed my way argh okay anyway it was another good one (94)
    NOV 30okay this was my first challenge and it was a good one okay I didn't get all my water in today had to go shopping argh this afternoon but here is how i ended -1 (93) I lost 6 pounds, I stayed focused, I worked hard it was fun.
     
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  15. stromie

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    Will make this super duper official soon, but in this for reals.

    Nov 1 - Back into the swing of things [100 pts, no change]
    Nov 2 - So the whole getting back into it thing is harder than I thought it would be. I missed my lifting workout, but ate well despite my insistance on not following my plan to lift. Ah well, I will see what the rest of the week brings before taking a point away as I planned on one day off due to the shortened week and the fact I am just restarting again. [100 pts, no change]
     
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  16. Zoetastic

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    - EDIT - MY 100 CHALLENGE IS CANCELLED!

    due to my recent injury with my foot, as well as the infection I'm fighting, I am cancelling this challenge. But I do plan on joining another on in the future!
    -



    it's my first 100 challenge!!!

    GOAL:
    consistency

    COMMENT:
    my plan is pretty basic. im not getting super detailed/restrictive because i want to succeed at this. one step at a time. if i can kick arse this month, then the plan would be to increase the difficulty next month by getting into defined macro percentages, etc. but.. one step at a time.
    I need to get the basics down first and then i can build on a strong foundation. ya dig? ;)


    FOOD
    • eat a minimum of 1300 calories, maximum of 1600 calories
    • drink 2 liters of water a day
    • 1 free day a week

    EXERCISE
    • 5k run training at least 3 days a week
    • weights at least 2 times a week


    DAILY LOG
    NOV 1: 100 pts. ate 1450 calories, finishing up last of my water. im off to bed cause im sick.
    NOV 2: 100 pts. today was a free day with food but i still drank all my water ;) tomorrow is weight training
    NOV 3: 100pts. drank all my water, ate 1550 cals, did full body weight training, even took my multivitamin :tu:
    NOV 4: 99 pts. lost a point today because food was horrible. i drank all my water and i did my 5k training (5k training workout #3, 90sec walk @ 3.5/50 sec jog @ 6.0 - repeat. totals: 2.77 miles, 289 calories burned, total time: 38 minutes, including 5 minute warm up)
    NOV 5: 98 pts. today was a rough day. i injured myself in my 5k training :(. im very upset. got my water and workout in. food was just a little bit off but off enough to subtract a point.
    NOV 6: missed post.
    NOV 7: 92 pts. well. minus 1 point for yesterday's lack of posting and lack of being good (-3). today: water was good today but food was over calorie limit and no gym. (-2) . i cooked food for tomorrow. it's a new day.
    NOV 8: 91pts. i drank my water and i ate well (though over on calories by 60 or so, so i must deduct a point). no workout today, but that's ok, because i only have to workout 5 days a week. so..i dont lose a point for that. yay!
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  17. FionaMaeve

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    Doctor okayed me to go back to my regular workout schedule. :) I'm in.

    Plan:
    Monday: Cardio
    Tuesday: Cardio
    Wednesday: Off
    Thursday: Cardio
    Friday: Cardio
    Saturday: Cardio
    Sunday: Cardio

    Push-ups and squats (or similar) each day before bed.

    Food: Can't diet while pregnant, so.... (1) Take vitamins. (2) Don't stuff self.

    Weight: Gain weight within recommended guidelines.

    Nov 1: Off day. Hated to start with an off day, but Wednesday has to be the off day due to existing time commitments. [-0, 100 Points]
    Nov 2: 30 minutes cardio. Brisk walking. (Can't wait to be jogging again. I don't know if that will happen as it's third trimester now.) [-0, 100 Points]
    Nov 3: Light upper body weight training. Discussed my routine and goals with my husband. I'm really not enjoying pregnancy weight-lifting because it is so limited. I don't feel like I'm getting much out of it because I have to stick to light weights and cannot push myself. I get a lot more out of my cardio sessions and find them much more challenging within the prenatal limits than my weight workouts are. I'm switching to cardio every day except Wednesday with some light resistance work (a few push-ups, squats, etc.) thrown in most days before bed. I think that this new schedule will better serve my needs during this last trimester. [-0, 100 Points]
    Nov 4: 35 minutes cardio. Aerobics, brisk walking, and jogging. [-0, 100 Points]
    Nov 5: Some spotting, probably nothing, but couldn't call the doctor as it was Sunday. Can't workout until I get this okayed. Calling doctor first thing in morning Nov 6. [-0, 100 Points]

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    Nov 14: Yikes! Didn't realize that I left off with that last update. Sorry if I spooked anyone. Everything is and was perfectly fine. Time to catch up. Subtracting 8 points for lack of updates. Subtracting 4 for missed workouts (did 4 of 8). Looks like jogging is coming to an end for the rest of pregnancy. I'm six months pregnant now, and the impact on the loosening joints is just too uncomfortable. Brisk walks and prenatal workout DVD's still working great. Did today's workout.
    Nov 15: Off day today. [-0, 88 Points]
    Nov 17: -1 for not posting yesterday, -1 for missing yesterday's workout. Did try a great new recipe yesterday. Cut up a whole mess of sweet potatoes along with a few carrots and one onion. Tossed everything in olive oil with some Italian seasoning and pepper. Baked on 400 for about 1hr 20min. Drizzled with a little honey when I took it out of the oven. Now I have sweet potatoes, one of my favorite foods, ready to heat up and eat anytime. Did workout today. Man, those pushups get a bit harder as my stomach gets bigger. [-2, 86 Points]
     
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  18. timothyj

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    GOAL: Bulking
    COMMENT: This is my first bulk ever.


    WORKOUT SCHEDULE
    5 days/week weights - Max-OT
    2 days/week cardio


    MEAL SCHEDULE
    Five to six meals per day, around 3000 calories/day.


    STARTING WEIGHT: 155

    DAILY LOG
    NOV 1: 100 pts. Max-OT chest. Ate well - most I've eaten in six months! Over 3000 calories.
    NOV 2: Max-OT shoulders
    NOV 3: 20 min. run
    NOV 4: Max-OT arms
    NOV 5: Max-OT legs
    NOV 6: Cardio: 40 min. run
    NOV 7: abs & 15min. cardio. Need to adjust training to fit grad school/work schedule & consolidate Max-OT to 3 or 4 days/week. Not sure how this should affect points.
    NOV 8: 30 min. run. Decided to do 3-day/week max-ot bulk. cardio 2-3 days/week.
    NOV 9: Max-OT Chest,Triceps,Shoulders
    NOV 10: Day off
    NOV 11: Max-OT back & biceps
    NOV 12: Max-OT legs
    NOV 13: 30 min. run
    NOV 14: 15 min. run
    NOV 15: Day off
    NOV 16: Max-OT chest
    NOV 17: 23 min. run
    NOV 18: 30 min. run
    NOV 19: day off
    NOV 20: Max-OT back, biceps, forearms
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  19. John Stone

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  20. TMLJ

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    Great job on getting through your first day of the challenge with being as sick as you were. You should have no problem getting through the rest of th emonth with that good attitude!


    Keep on working hard and you will meet your goals. Don't let little things make you feel like you've ruined the whole game. I think what is really keeping me motivated to do well this time around is that I totally readjusted my attitude about things. Before I use to let little slip ups get me down and then I would just quit all together, but now I am just telling myself, that I am only human and if I do slip up, tomorrow is another day.

    Keep up th egood work!



    *I'm saying hi!*

    I've never been to a wine tasting before. I think it's great you have a nice social group to do those kinds of things with. It's also great that you can bribe your firends to meet you at the gym. :) You've got wine, I've got Kareoke! I haven't been in a long time though. I did find a group of people here that like to go on Tuesdays, so I may start going again. Keep working hard and striving for your goals. These forums seem to bursting at the seams with very supportive people, so we all should have no problem staying on track!
     
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