Saturday, August 8, 2009

a great 10 miler... and my new challenge

I ran a great 10 miler. Well, I am pretty sure it was 10 miles. Mr Garmin is down and not working, so I have to guess about how far I have gone. I ran 6.5 and then rounded back to the house and picked up Nellie the dog and took her for 3.5. She was very happy and a good little runner today. She is staying right with me and only pulls me for the first few blocks or so.
NeLlIe HeArTs RuNnInG!
I am putting together a little challenge for some friends and family. (I am copying my cousin in Utah) It is called "Fit by Fall". I have gained a little weight over the summer, because of lack of motivation and just poor eating habits, and I would like to lose about 15 lbs more, I thought this might motivate me to get my butt in gear by Thanksgiving. I actually started this past Monday with another group, but the group I have put together starts on Monday the 10Th. We will go for 15 weeks and which ever team has the most pts at the end of 15 weeks, gets all the money. This is how it works.
We have 4 different teams. (it could be more or less, depending on how many people you have committed) Each team member earns daily pts and then a few weekly pts as well. Which ever team has the most pts at the end of each week will win for that week. This means, that team DOES NOT have to put money in the pot. If your team loses, then each team member on your team puts $5 in the pot for that week. At the end of 15 weeks, if your team has the most pts, your team splits the money.
This is how you earn pts or loose pts.
Daily pts:
5 fruits/Veg: 2pts
No eating after 9 Pm: 1 pt
48 oz of water: 2pts
No sweets: 5pts
if you ate only ONE treat: 2pts
min of 30 min exercise a day, 6 days a week: 5 pts
Weekly pts:
Pounds lost: 10 pts per pound
Maintain: 5 pts
Gain pound: -10 pts per pound
Monthly pts:
Inches lost/month: 5 pts per inch lost around hips and waist.
So far it has been a fun way to be sure I am eating enough fruits and Veg and drinking enough water. The first couple of days, I struggled with not pulling out a snack after the kids went to bed, but I have followed through for my team, and I hope when I weigh on Monday, I can add even more pts with a weight lose.

8 comments:

RunnerMom said...

I hope your Garmin gets well soon! I could not make it without mine!

The challenge sounds like fun. I hope you have a good turn out!

Missy said...

Sounds like I need to join...been on the SEEFOOD diet this summer. Sooo good and tasty:)

Amanda said...

Good luck with your challenge!

kristen said...

This is such a great idea. Particuarly because your team mates are counting on each other. I lvoe the point system. Good luck!

NoMeatAthlete said...

Hey, I just found your blog. Based on your marathon PR, you're fast! Have you run Boston? I'm trying to qualify this Fall.

Your challenge seems fun! I love inspiring stuff like that.

Denise said...

I love the challenge!! I'm trying to get back into better shape by Fall, too!

Fair Weather Runner said...

oh what a great idea! glad the garmin is back working (i'm a few posts behind;). i hope you win the challenge!!

Running, kind of. said...

Wow what an awesome challenge!!! I love it!! Great job too! I can't wait to follow you through this 15 weeks! I think at the end you will have yourself a life style change that will stick! Keep it up!
Amanda