Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Great in eight!

Ok for those of you who are looking for a workout buddy, I've got the perfect thing. Lauren, me and some others, (I think) are doing a thing called great in eight. You have a list of different things that give you points, like eating good foods, exercising, drinking water, etc. and a list of negative points for eating junk food. You tally your score and report it on a blog that lauren has set up. If you want to join leave me your e-mail and I will send you the list of things. This will be good because it gives you someone to answer to. Let me know quick because Lauren's already going, and the point is eight weeks. Let's all do it together!

p.s. the blog to report is on my blog links as report. So let's do it!

Good Food List

Try to choose the majority of your foods from this list. You get one point for every good food choice you eat each day-up to 10 points per day.

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*whole wheat bread

* Low sugar, high fiber cereal

*Skim or 1% milk

* All fruit

**Oranges; Grapefruit

**Blueberry, purple grapes, raspberries, strawberries, cranberries, cherries

* All vegetables

**Pumpkin, carrots, squash, sweet potato, orange bell peppers


**Spinach; romaine lettuce



*Baked potato or sweet potato

*Oatmeal, brown rice, barley, flaxseed

*Tuna, salmon & other fish (only have 2-4 times a week)


*Non fat or 1% cottage cheese

*String Cheese




*Beans; pinto, navy, black, garbanzo, lentils

***You know the difference between a good food and a bad one, so if one is not on the list, make your best judgment

Bad Food List

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*Sugar cereal or low fiber cereal

*white bread/white pasta/white rice/bagels

*Fried Foods

*Bakery items, such as muffins, cake, pie, donuts

*Soda or other drinks with sugar

*Regular mayo or regular sour cream

*Ice Cream

*Potato chips, cheetos, fritos, Doritos, cheezits, crac kers….etc!

*Any cookie w/ sugar

*Chocolate and candy

*High sugar or high carb bars such as granola bars, Cliff bars, Pop tarts

*Hot dogs and regular lunch meat

***You know your body…put anything else on the list that isn’t good for you!

Feeling Great in Eight

A simple plan of healthy eating/healthy lifestyle resulting in possible weight loss and probable gain of healthy habits for life

Here are the rules....
1. The program will run for 8 weeks...starting June 2009

2. You will compete against each other for a prize by keeping track of your points.

3. Track points daily on a point tracking sheets. We will go from Sat. morning to Friday evening each week. Total your points at the end of every week & turn them into me.

How you earn points....
1. Good food points: (there will be a sheet included) Add one point for each good food eaten, up to 10 points a day.

2. Bad food points: (included sheet) Subtract 2 points for every bad food eaten. (No max!)

3. Exercise points: 20-30 min.= 10 points, 31-45 min. = 15 points, 46-60 min.= 20 points. 20 point max per day. Exercise can be done in segments (e.g. 15 min. in the morn, 15 min. after work)

4. After 8 p.m. points: Earn 5 points if you eat NOTHING after 8 p.m.

5. Water points: Earn 10 points for drinking water every day. 64 oz. per day

6. 5+ Fruits & Veggies: Earn 10 points if you eat a combined total of 5 fruits and veggies- count the F's & V's from the "good food" box.

7.Weigh in: Weigh yourself at home at the end of every week (friday night, or best- sat. morning as soon as you wake up) give yourself 10 points for every lb. lost & 5 points for every 1/2lb. lost.

8. Total your points: Inform me of your score by Mon. morn (if possible).

do you?


Reed & Melinda Family said...

Count me in. I need a little help and motivation! It sounds fun. My email is

Jaclyn said...

me too! i would love to try it.