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?


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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(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 :]

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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.


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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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.


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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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.