*** AUGUST 2014 CHALLENGE ***

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*** AUGUST 2014 CHALLENGE ***

Post by eschano » Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:53 am

I had to change my August challenge for reasons explained in more detail in my thread but basically I got very sick for two weeks and am now recovering but I don't want to focus on dieting at all so I am doing two other challenges - Looking After Myself (LAM) where I do something nice for myself every day and Adventure per Day (AD) where I try something new everyday to incorporate some adventure in my life, no matter how tiny the adventure is. I started last Friday as that was when I recovered enough to go out into the world again. There are no S days.

August
15 LAM: going to wholefoods buying my favourite goodies; AD: Going to the Japan Centre and buying lots of things whose descriptions I don't understand and making Chicken Terriyaki myself for the first time.
16 LAM: Staying in as I still felt run down; AD: Trying a new variety of popcorn (Red Popcorn)
17 LAM: Staying in again and watching some films; AD: Trying a new ice cream and watching a thriller/horror movie - that was enough adventure for me ;)
18 LAM: I had a wonderful lunch (Stone Bass on a bed of dried tomatoes, olives, and potatoes; AD: I had said lunch at a client meeting where for the first time I was sole responsible to get them to launch an event with us. Exciting.
19 LAM: I watched Maleficient and absolutely loved it! Another great Disney Film with a wonderful message (just wish the bad king didn't have to die). Brilliantly acted and wonderful cinematography and effects. AD: so that was a bit naughty. On my way home I felt tired and the train was so stuffed with even the standing bits being completely crowded that I walked right up to first class, sat in a lovely and half-empty apartment for half an hour (1 stop) and enjoyed myself. Obviously, I didn't have the right ticket but thankfully no one checked and it did give me a little thrill. I won't do it regularly as I believe in paying so the train companies have the money to upgrade and unfortunately I can't afford first class on a daily basis but that was a little adventure Wink
20 LAM: got home early after a training session I really enjoyed so the whole afternoon was great! AD: I went into a new retro-sweet shop (I didn't buy anything but it made me feel like a child) only when my boyfriend came home he had done the same and brought sweets back! I had 5 sucking sweets but ok, not the end of the world. As you all know, I'm focusing on non-NoS things at the moment but only as long as the habits are strong (not perfect as yesterday shows but strong).
21 LAM: As I was quite sick a lot of my LAM is still about my tiredness. I took a cab home! AD: I finally rearranged my room the way I wanted to and everything looks a bit different, works a bit more smoothly, and is a lot of fun!
22 LAM: taking cab home AD: walking around London as Flamenco was cancelled
23 LAM: BBQ at my boyfriend's parents and finally brought my stuff to the dry cleaner. AD: BBQ at my boyfriend's parents
24 LAM: cinema - The rise of the planet of the apes AD: discovered a new country pub
25 Bank Holiday LAM: Sitting at dinner table in newly redecorated house, candles lighted. AD: Redecorating the house with art and moving furniture around, trying out a new recipe.
26 LAM: Treated myself to a facial. Lovely. AD: Tried a new restaurant with friends.
27 LAM: Got myself a microfiber hair turban to dry my hair in. AD: Sat in a restaurant alone for one hour as I was 30 min early and my friends were 30 min late. Sitting in a restaurant for one hour, holding a table for 3 and not actually eating is a bit of an adventure and I'm quite proud I managed.
28 LAM and AD: Was feeling peckish after lunch and decided to go for a wander when I discovered this wonderful art gallery with a great exhibition. What a brilliant lunch time!
29 Holiday abroad (LAM & AD)
30 Holiday abroad (LAM & AD)
31 Holiday abroad (LAM & AD)
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Post by ZippaDee » Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:22 pm

Ok, I'm in for August! I REALLY need to get 21 days under my belt....no pun intended! :wink:

AUGUST 2014
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2. :)
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5. :oops:
6. :mrgreen:
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9. :)
10. :)
11. :mrgreen:
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13. :mrgreen:
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16. :)
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18. :mrgreen: (Hard faught!!)
19. :oops: (ok. not gonna wreck my car here!)
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Re: *** AUGUST 2014 CHALLENGE ***

Post by ironchef » Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:21 am

I'm in.
Last month I improved my No S eating from pretty patchy to only 1 red, so just gotta keep on trucking.
14 minutes exercising has still not gone that well, I had 3 reds, and will try to improve on that.
I'm thinking of introducing just one more challenge for August, probably to do with keeping my house a bit cleaner / more organised. I'm still thinking about what that system should be.

1 All green :)
2 S Day for eating Green for exercise
3 S Day for eating Green for exercise
4 All green :)
5 All green :)
6 All green :)
7 Green for exercise FAIL No S - 1 square chocolate after dinner with husband
8 All green :)
9 S Day
10 S Day
11 Sick Still green for eating
12 Special S Dinner (still sick, doh!)
13 All green :)
14 FAIL dessert after dinner
15 FAIL dessert after dinner
16 S Day
17 S Day
18 All green :)
19 All green :)
20 All green :)
21 All green :)
22 All green :)
23 S Day
24 S Day
25 All green :)
26 All green :)
27 All green :)
28 FAIL 1 piece of chocolate
29 All green :)
30 S Day
31 S Day
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In for August

Post by Lady Crimson » Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:01 am

August 2014
1 Lammas but since I don't plan on any group rituals, I probably won't take it as an S Day.
2 S Day
3 S Day
4
5
6
7
8
9 S Day
10 S Day
11
12
13
14
15
16 S Day
17 S Day
18
19
20
21
22
23 S Day
24 S Day
25
26
27
28
29
30 S Day
31 S Day

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Post by #timetochange » Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:55 am

Sounds good - I'm in too.
I am fairly new to the topic, but I want to give it a try. I actually already started on Tuesday this week, and so far it's going good.... :)

August
1
2 S Day
3 S Day
4
5
6
7
8
9 S Day
10 S Day
11
12
13
14
15
16 S Day
17 S Day
18
19
20
21
22
23 S Day
24 S Day
25
26
27
28
29
30 S Day
31 S Day

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Post by germanherman » Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:31 am

Well, i think i will join. I just had a week with breaking at least one of the No S rules per day (on purpose) so i like to clean it up the coming days.

August

1 :D
2 S Day
3 S Day

4 :D
5 :D
6 :oops: Two Donuts...
7 :D
8 :D
9 S Day
10 S Day

11 :D
12 :D
13 :D
14 :D
15 :D
16 S Day
17 S Day

18 :D
19 :D
20 :D
21 :D
22 :D
23 S Day
24 S Day

25 :D
26 :D
27 :D
28 :D
29 :D
30 S Day
31 S Day
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Post by ironchef » Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:34 am

I've decided to just track eating and exercise for August, but my challenge this month is: no exercise S days! My thinking is that doing 14 minutes of something every day, rather than 5 days, will help make it automatic. Anyway, that's the plan!

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Post by Redrockin » Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:32 am

I want to play! I copy and paste the month and then update it every day, right? Ok, here goes. I started Monday so that's where I'll start here

4 green
5 green
6 fail: I ate cheetos out of the bag after dinner. but kudos to me for stopping when I realized what I was doing, so I did not drive my car off the cliff.
7 green even tho it was my company picnic
8 First day of vacay but I still stayed with three plates, yay
9 S Day I went overboard but I'll give myself a break since it's an S day
10 S Day A deep fried oreo oh no.
11 green for eating and exercising
12 green for eating and exercising
13 green for eating and exercising

14 fail We eat out on thursdays and I can never get through that meal and then back on the wagon on Friday, before the S days. I need to study this more thoroughly.
15 fail
16 S Day
17 S Day
18 pass
19 pass
20 pass
21 fail - dessert and more than one plate of food
22 pass
23 S Day
24 S Day
25 pass
26 pass
27 pass
28 pass
29 fail
30 S Day
31 S Day
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Post by aspencer27 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:32 pm

Y'all are rockin' it for August!

Eschano - sometimes I think those hard-earned victories are good motivation to make it through to the next S Day, great job with fighting through it!

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Post by eschano » Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:20 am

Bump :)
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Post by ironchef » Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:00 pm

Bump! I'm seeing lots of green everyone, well done!

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Post by germanherman » Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:13 am

One fail in August...

Not good enough :evil:
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