Week 6 Healthy Harvest Mini Challenge

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Week 6 Healthy Harvest Mini Challenge

Let's take a look back at the goals we set for ourselves and see how we did

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This is what I posted on our support thread:

This week's challenge calls for assessment. How do you feel this challenge went for you? My honest self assessment was that I did not do as well as I'd hoped. There is definitely room for improvement in water, sleep, and even though I earned points -- also in dietary changes. Next time I hope to revamp some more changes in that area. Overall my support has been adequate but again -- I feel I could do more. Exercise points went ok but what I would like to work on is more consistency with my schedule. I guess overall I'm a mixed bag! LOL

*However* I just went and reread my original goals that I posted:

My end goals: More energy, less weight, and re-prioritizing *myself* in the mix of my things to do list.

I do have a bit more energy. Less weight -- a minor difference perhaps. Prioritizing myself -- bwhahahaha!!!

A work in progress for sure still!

~Missy

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Joined: 04/04/07
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Goals:
[FONT=book antiqua][SIZE=5][SIZE=4]weight- 4-6 lbs this challenge I didn't get as many pounds off as I would like, but I did manage to lose 2, which was surprising as I had major medical issues that kept me from working out.
food- get at least 3 fruits/veggies in a day- aim for 3 meals + 1-2 snacks For the most part, this was good, except I didn't get my fruits/veggies in. I did eat healthy meals/snacks
exercise
-continue with the P90X workouts, which is 5-6 days per week This started out great and then I ended up getting sick. I was having dizzy spells every time I moved my head (still have them, but not as bad). It was to the point that I was almost passing out. Then I started mid cycle bleeding for over a week.
Water - I drink over the goal and have no concerns No concerns or problems here
Sleep - continue going to bed early to guarantee I get my sleep point! No problem
Breakfast - never a problem No problem
Support - try to do 5-6 times a week. I checked in 5 times a week with my team and tried to support them the best I could

Ultimate Goals:
Eat healthier with lots of fruits/veggies well, I started out well, then ended up just not doing that well. I am looking forward to the new year and starting fresh
reduce stress eating For the most part, this was good. I didn't find myself eating anything while be stressed out.
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Joined: 04/24/07
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food: I know that my biggest issue is overeating. Not necessarily bad stuff, just a LOT of good stuff too. My goal is to keep my calories between 16-1800 every day, and lay off the vodka (as much as humanly possible!)
*I did great with not overeating! i was really proud of myself. My diet choices were not always ideal, but I stayed away from extra helpings and mindless snacking!

weight: I am going to be conservative and say 1 lb a week! so 6 lbs total by end of challenge!
*Total loss was 1 lb. But, I did not GAIN, and hey I consider that a win in my book!

water: I am pretty good at this, so my goal is to stay good at it!
*Nailed it!

sleep: Yikes, this is a really hard one. I have to get up at 4:30 am to get to the gym, so sleep might be my problem area. I will try to get as much as I can.
*Sleep was terrible, just awful. Bad, bad. Dealt with so much illness during the challenge!

support: I am gonna post every dang-dingle day!
*I tried pretty hard to post every day, but I fell short Sad I kept up as much as I could!

And your ultimate goal you are working towards: This is it for me! I am going to learn how to keep my life in balance! Sleep/food/weight/health.. all of it. No dieting, no stressing, no MORE. I will NOT put myself on the back burner anymore!

* Well, no. I did not achieve this at all, in any way. BUT I did realize that I am going through some serious emotional crap right now... unbelievable amounts of stress and worry that I have been in denial of for a long time. I realized with this challenge that I am not going to be successful at anything until I handle my mental state. Looking forward to a better me next year!

Joined: 05/13/02
Posts: 414

Food - Eat more whole grains, 5+ servings of fruit/veggies, lean protein with at least one meal. -I struggled with getting in all of my fruits and veggies, but did better with the whole grains and lean protein.

Weight- Lose the 15 lbs I gained while training for my marathons -Sadly I didn't lose any weight. I didn't gain any either, and considering that I can't do any running (yet...hopefully I can run this weekend), I'm okay with it.

Water - This isn't a huge issue for me, but I want to keep up with drinking 80-100 oz a day - Still did good with my water. Weekends aren't as great, but I've improved.

Sleep - Get at least 7 hours a night - Did good with this usually 5 nights a week!

Support - I know how important it is to have support when you're making a lifestyle change, so I plan to check in daily. - I had some weeks where I was good about checking in at least 3 times a week...not as good as I would have liked though.

And your ultimate goal you are working towards - I want to get back to the weight I was at about 6 months ago...125 lbs - Still working towards that goal!

Joined: 08/03/07
Posts: 3230

Challenge Goals:
Food -
Keep 5 days a week between 1200-1500 calories with 2 days intermittent fasting (0-500 max) I struggled with this, too much sugar and not enough focus didn't bode well for me. I am feeling back on track this week and will keep that going.
Weight -
Drop 6-10 pounds I have lost about 3 pounds, better than nothing but not quite where I wanted to be.
Water
- 80-100oz a day and focusing on getting it in on my weekends I did well with this at least!
Sleep -
7 hours a night Another one I did well with.
Support
- Get in daily during the week and at least once on weekends I was about 50/50 on this for weekends
Exercise - Workout 5-6 days a week for at least 20 min each time Most weeks I did pretty well with this
Ultimate Goals:
Hit my pre-pregnancy weight of 149 Hit my pre-miscarriage weight of 139 Get to my ultimate goal weight of 129 Be a healthy and good example for my kids I'm still aiming for the 149 and plan to see it by the New Year

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food ~ I'm not following a specific plan. But my goal is to eat 3 healthy meals. Choose vegs/fruits over other things and to stop eating a bedtime snack.
weight - Im shooting high for 10 pounds this round.
water - min of 6 a day but would like 8-10 glasses
sleep - this is my tough one. My 4 year old isn't a good sleeper and my 1 y/o is teething. My goal is to be in bed by 10 at the lastest and sleep as long as the boys allow.
support - I would like to check in 5x a week
ultimate goal ~ To loose 100 pds. but more important than the # is to feel better physically and be able to keep up with my boys.

Food - I did not do as well as I hoped. The meals weren't to bad but the darn bedtime snack can ruin and entire days work in just one sitting in front of the TV. So frustrating.
Weight - I did not reach this goal but I steadily lost every week so I'm glad i'm moving in the right direction. Just sad that its going so slowly. It might speed up if I did better on the food.
water - I did pretty well. I think I usually had 1 day a week that we poor but mostly I got 8's and 9's!
Sleep - Other that some sick kids I did well on this for my side. I was up with the kids a fair amount but at least I got in bed at a decent time most nights.
Support - I did really good on this in the beginning but the last week or so I 've majorly sucked at this!!!