BuffyBear's Journal, 31 August 2011

RE: Water Challenge - I thought this challenge was about drinking 64 oz of water each day. This I've done, yet I've failed the Challenge (only got 2 out of the 12). Next time I'd better read before I join.
166.0 lb Lost so far: 20.0 lb.    Still to go: 34.0 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entry for 31 August 2011:
1615 kcal Fat: 121.97g | Prot: 95.72g | Carb: 36.37g.   Breakfast: cream, cream, fried egg, Calcium & D, brewed coffee, brewed coffee, sweetener, sweetener. Lunch: hellman, half, chicken, lemon, butter, broccoli. Dinner: red cabbage, carrot, cucumber, tomato, lettuce, red sweet pepper, green olives, sour cream, ground beef, kens chunky. Snacks/Other: sweetener, brewed coffee, 8 oz Glass of Water, 8 oz Glass of Water, 8 oz Glass of Water, 8 oz Glass of Water, 8 oz Glass of Water, 8 oz Glass of Water, 8 oz Glass of Water, 8 oz Glass of Water, cream, mixed nuts. more...
on diet Atkins   steady weight


I'm going to have the same problem,some of the mini challenges it has does not fit the Atkins Induction I am on.I look at it this way,if I drink what I'm supposed to then I have met the challenge whether IT says so or not! 
31 Aug 11 by member: 83JEN
You're not alone. Those tips truly work better as possible tips to help, rather than as mini-challenges. Oh well, I'll be checking a lot as "failed" as well. Mostly, I just wanted a challenge to keep the water drinking in focus for me....and that's working well! 
31 Aug 11 by member: Sandy701
Same here. I don't have coworkers to challenge for water, I don't drink tea, I don't use lemon or oranges in my water either. I failed about 1/2 or more. But it don't matter. 
01 Sep 11 by member: icymaiden
Hi Buffy, I don't think we are supposed to meet all the mini challenges in this as there is no way I can drink warm water...if your getting 64oz in a day your doing great...that alone will help you to keep hydrated..Have a great day.....Bren 
01 Sep 11 by member: BHA
Hi Buffy - ignore the fails - you joined to up your water intake and you did, so you PASSED, so good on you! 
01 Sep 11 by member: triaby
I don't quit many things, I don't think I complain alot, but, I withdrew from that challege...too many criteria for me. I thought those were TIPS, not requirements. Somebody should start a different water challenge, one without such tough criteria? Who wants to continue on, knowing I am NOT going to pass all that...I need POSITIVE motivators! However, if it is working for you, I am glad it did inspire you to drink more water! 
01 Sep 11 by member: gg-girl
Gen, Sandy, Icy, Bren, Tracy, & GG - Thanks - I thought there was something wrong with me. I'm going to quit the water challenge and just continue drinking the 64 oz!  
01 Sep 11 by member: BuffyBear
Sounds like a lot of us "failed" mini-challenges, which don't apply to all of us. I figure if I'm getting 64oz a day then I've Passed ! 
01 Sep 11 by member: notfast
I'm with all of you. I looked at it and don't fit into the criteria. I too thought that it was all about drinking the 64oz. Tip: I have found that drinking your water through a large straw really helps. :)  
01 Sep 11 by member: Gigi39
Gigi - Guess I'm going to have to buy myself a straw! Thanks for the comment. I just PM'd the administrator to see if it could be fixed before I withdraw.  
01 Sep 11 by member: BuffyBear
I just joined as an extra reminder to myself to drink more water, I don't consider it a failure that I didn't switch soda for water (i'm not drinking soda), switch juice for water (i haven't had juice in 7 months!!!) or switch tea with water (again all I drink is 1 cup of coffe and water the rest of the day, on the weekend I will have crystal light so I can have rum) I can't fail or succeed if certain parts just don't apply to me. How can i switch juice for water when I haven't even looked at juice in 1/2 a year? 
01 Sep 11 by member: icymaiden
I don't mind drinking my water. It is the getting up twice a night to pee that drives me insane. 
01 Sep 11 by member: karenagain
Icy - Good point. Will just go through and add N/A instead of withdrawing.  
01 Sep 11 by member: BuffyBear
Karen - Know what you mean - but every time I go I think "there is 8 oz. that won't show up on the scale in the morning".  
01 Sep 11 by member: BuffyBear


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