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Friday, May 30th, 2008
12:34 pm - June is coming!

Okay, for everyone who wants to participate, post here to set your goals.

1) What problem area will your calisthenics focus on?
2) What will be your weak food/foods?
3) Is there a bad habit you will be trying to break?

My answers:
1) Legs/hips
2) Salty snacks
3) Eating after dinner

What say you all?

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Monday, May 26th, 2008
12:18 pm - Hello?

Is anyone out there?

Okay, so I know this comm has been dead for almost 2 years now, but I just wanted to post to say that I will be doing this thing for at least the month of June. You see, I signed up for a "Biggest Loser" contest at work, and I REALLY want that $140. That's enough to buy my own PS2! Or half of an iPod!

So, anyone out there want to join me? I'm dusting off my old LGOOLB point-counting spreadsheet, and rereading the rules to refresh my memory. I can upload the spreadsheet if anyone wants it. The updated spreadsheet is here. I'm going to "Officially" start on June 1. If anyone else wants to join, we can post our points either daily or weekly in l_points, but if it's just me I won't spam y'all with it :-)

So who's in?

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Tuesday, September 26th, 2006
10:39 pm

(FYI: This is Cyanidetodrink)

You knowwwww. I'm kind of sad that l_goolb isn't active any more. Unlike all the other 'fad' diets out there, this actually worked for me. Really well.

I know that was completely random. But I appreciate what this community helped me do, and you guys rock :]

/random moment

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Monday, May 15th, 2006
6:26 am

Only one person really posted points this week. So are you all keeping points at home, not doing it at all? Do you mean to do it but keep putting it off? What's wrong?

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Friday, April 28th, 2006
3:52 pm - System change

I get a lot of points on l_points, but looking at the breakdown, 90% of it is points from calesthenics. Though calesthenics are important, they won't save my health if I'm eating junk food and staying up all night. To remedy this, jenn1224 has thought up a new point system, one that I think is fabulous and well balanced.


1 point for every five up to 100
1 point for every fifty after 100
Examples: 50 calisthenics = 10 points
100 calisthenics = 20 points
200 calisthenics = 22 points
1000 calisthenics = 38 points

1 point for every minute of strenuous exercise (something like
running) up to 30 minutes
1 point for every 15 minutes of strenuous exercise after 30 minutes
2 minutes of non-strenuous exercise (such as walking) counts as 1 minute
Examples: 10 minutes of running = 10 points
10 minutes of walking = 5 minutes of running = 5 points
30 minutes of running = 30 points
45 minutes of running = 31 points
30 minutes of running and 30 minutes of walking = 45 minutes of
running = 31 points

Eating Well:
5 points each for a healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner
5 points (total) for healthy snacks.
Deciding what makes a healthy meal or snack is up to the discretion
of each l-goolber. No partial credit. It's either a healthy meal or
it's not.
5 points for resisting weak foods (here, partial credit is allowed)
1 point for each serving of fruits/vegetables
Examples: healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks, no craving
cave-ins, five fruits/vegetables = 30 points

1 point for every hour of sleep, up to 8
2 points for taking some "me time" and doing something relaxing
Examples: 8 hours of sleep and "me time" = 10 points

full points for 64 oz of fluids (10 points) or 1 point for every 8 oz
any non-caffeinated beverage counts
Examples: 32 oz = 4 points
64 oz = 10 points
64 oz of coffee = 0 points

5 points for posting point totals within 1 day
Examples: points for 5/1 posted by 11:59pm 5/2 = 5 points
points for 5/1 posted on 5/3 (or not at all) = 0 points

A "good" day might look like this:
100 calisthenics = 20 points
30 minutes of exercise = 30 points
healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and two healthy snacks = 20 points
no junk food = 5 points
5 servings fruits/veggies = 5 points
8 hours of sleep = 8 points
"me time" = 2 points
64 oz of fluids = 10 points
Total = 100 points (plus 5 point bonus for posting)

For the most part exercise makes up 30% of the total, eating healthy
is 30%, calisthenics is another 20%, and then water and rest makes up
the last 20%, which seemed like a fair breakdown to me. I [jenn1224] think that
having a bonus for participation keeps everyone motivated to post
their results which will in turn keep everyone more motivated to stay


Feel free to add suggestions or changes, as well as asking questions. Please comment with your thoughts on the new system, as well as voting with a 'yes', 'no' or reccomending changes. If it is approved by next Saturday, it will go into effect.

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Sunday, April 23rd, 2006
5:42 pm

I've been promoting the community in a few random places. I've asked one community to become affiliated with us (weight_issues), I need your advice, what other communities do you think would be good for us to affiliate ourselves with?

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8:32 pm - New

Hi all, I just joined. My name is Danielle. I saw the promotion in one of the community promo places. I'm trying to be healthy and lose weight. I'm trying to start the 6 week body makeover. I say try because I've started 4 times and couldn't keep myself going. I'm going to attempt to start again tomorrow. I think getting points will really motivate me! This community is a great idea. So...hello!

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Sunday, April 16th, 2006
10:50 pm

I have a question for you guys. Did l_goolb help any of you? I think I gained a bit of muscle from it, though I'm not quite sure as I'm really unattentive.

Whether or not I gained or lost weight, I know I'm a lot healthier because of this. I think we need more people and competition to get us excited and push the members of the community to do even more.

I made a few banners, but I haven't made graphics in quite a while, so I hope you guys can make some, too. In the meanwhile feel free to use these for your userinfo.


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Wednesday, April 5th, 2006
10:08 pm - Where is everybody?

OK, so I tabulated points and came here to start an April log to find that... the place is empty. Where has everyone gone? Is noone doing this anymore? Are we all back on our lazy butts, eating chips on the sofa?

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Sunday, March 5th, 2006

I would like to give warm thanks to indulge for her guest modding last month, and welcome on board our new brave and valiant guest mod, realdartagnan, who will hopefully take the reins of this crazy community and reel us all into being amazing, healthy...um...healthy things!!

I hope March is treating everybody healthily! I have not been posting my points because I am a horrible person, but I've been following a belly dancing/yoga practice excercise thing with my friend three times a week, and let me tell you, if you've never done belly dancing before? IT'S HARDER THAN IT LOOKS. And also REALLY good for your stomach, hint hint, those of you who are working on your tummies. We're using this DVD, it's got 15, 30, and 45 minute practices, plus a really cool performance.

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Wednesday, March 1st, 2006
12:20 pm

Hey, thanks for other people reminding me this community exists and everything!

Yes, February kind of took all of my heath resolves and ripped it into tiny shreds in my face, and I went, "Aw. That is lame."

I kind of spent all of February sitting around waiting for March, telling myself, "In MARCH, everything will be AMAZING!"

I plan to follow through with that.

February, I also got distracted writing a book for the craft_olympics, and that took up a lot of time I really could have spent being healthy. There's a reason this community is called "Let's Get Off Our Lazy Butts".

As it's a new month, it's time for a new guest mod! And since I apparently suck at keeping track of anything, I'm going to lay out all the expectations of the guest mod for the month of March:

Keep track of the comm for me, PLEASE??? Clearly, I suck at doing it myself. I need someone else to take the reins for a while. I also suck at doing the motivational e-mails. So, if you feel super motivated this month, it would be awesome to have someone who could:

1) Post the daily point posts in l_points.
2) Post an "It's March Now" poll to collect motivational e-mail addresses for March.
3) Drop four motivational e-mails to everyone on that list on March 8th, March 15th, March 27th, and March 29th.

I know it seems like I'm asking a lot, but remember, these will only be your duties for one month! The month of March! Where everything will be better! Cool? Cool. If you want the job, just leave a comment, they are screened! Cut off date for responding to this call for a new guest mod is...um...tonight at midnight!

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Monday, February 20th, 2006
7:40 pm

C'mon guys, what happened here? I think we need to pimp ourselves out and get more members.

Also, anyone have any good tips to avoid snacking?

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Wednesday, February 8th, 2006
1:48 pm - Challenge?

If you participated in my challenge last week, please comment there to update your final result.

Regardless, please join my new challenge for this week!

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12:24 am - New Member

Hey there!

Heard about this place on Mae's journal, and it sounds like the kind of thing I could use to get motivated, so I thought I'd give it a shot. Don't know how much it'll do for sleeping (is quite possibly narcoleptic), but if I can at least get exercising regularly it'll be an improvement...hehehe...

current mood: chipper

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Tuesday, February 7th, 2006
8:20 pm

L_Goolb Week One newsletter has been sent out! :) Please let me know if you didn't get it, or if you'd like it and I don't have your e-mail address.

Thanks ♥

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Monday, February 6th, 2006
11:02 pm

We have fourty-six members. On average, about ten of us are active in this community. Where are the other thirty-six of you? I mean really? We used to go so strong in January and now a lot of you have fallen off the L_Goolb Wagon :( I reeeeally want you all to come back and keep it going! I mean hey! Even if you're only drinking 3 glasses of water, and sleeping 6 hours a night, that's still something. Something is always better than nothing, right? So come ON. I know you guys won't normally just give up that easily, so don't do it with this.
I mean really!
If there's something I can do to help motivate you guys to come back, let me know! PLEASE. :P
Even if it's off-the-wall-zomg-insane-never-do-it type of idea, tell me anyway!


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7:49 pm

Heya guys! I'll be sending out the Week One newsletter on Tuesday! If you're new to the community I'd appreciate it if you'd leave a comment with your e-mail. :) Thanks!
Also, week one will officialy end on Tuesday (since this month started on a Wednesday).
And I'm so sorry I haven't typed up the book notes. I'm going to. I reallyreally am going to.

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Saturday, February 4th, 2006
10:44 pm - Hi there!

So, I've decided to try this, thanks to a link from Jess. A bit of a late start, but I shall top 1,000 points by the end of the month. It gives me a reason to actually keep track of things, instead of just half-heartedly trying to get and stay fit.

current mood: productive

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Wednesday, February 1st, 2006
11:53 pm

Hey guys :) Just letting you know that today's point-tally post is here: http://community.livejournal.com/l_points/313.html Please remember to go there for posting your totals for today.
Hope every one had a fab first ;)

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8:13 pm - February Goals

Hello again, fellow l_goolbers! I hope you're all ready for another month!

I just wanted to say that I think this is a wonderful little challenge. It's helped me change the way I think about healthy habits and now some things are just automatic! Props to kandigurl for the awesome idea!

It was a lot harder to stay on track (particularly with the fruits/veggies) when I got back to school, because honestly, who wants to eat funny colored cafeteria green beans? Ick. So, I pledge to increase my fruit and veggie intake this month, even if it kills me. Though I certainly hope it doesn't. >.>

I am sticking with upper body as a target area. I noticed marked improvement in my push-up ability as the month wore on (as in it was hard for me to do 20 modified push-ups in a row and by the end of the month I could do 100 without stopping), and I'd like to work on full push-ups this month. I've been slowly integrating them into my routine for the last week or so, but I'd like to be doing all full push-ups by the end of the month. I'm also adding my abs as a target area. More callisthenics, yay! My yoga target pose for the month: Boat.

Another little pledge for myself: I live on the fifth floor of my dorm and I pledge to always take the stairs going up (I already always take them down, because down is easy) unless I'm carrying a bunch of stuff or something heavy.

current mood: calm

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