I have been toying with the idea of a Challenge that would address behavior changes only. I ran it by Paul over at Virtual Paul and he wants to get started tomorrow (Thursday)! Another person also expressed an interest so all who would like to join us for the Behavior Blast to last for 6 weeks only is hereby invited to email me and your name will be added to the spreadsheet. This Challenge builds each week. The first week's behavior that we are addressing is drinking 8 - 10 glasses of water per day. That's 64 - 80 oz. of water. Those in the Challenge will email me their total ounces of water in the evening each day and I will enter it on the spreadsheet and then attach it to an email so we can see how everyone is doing. Coffee, tea, diet drinks do not count.
Week two will be to continue with the daily water intake AND add exercising 3 - 5 times per week. The third week will be "coasting" - we will continue with the water and exercise with the goal of making these things our normal.
I want everyone to give me suggestions for weeks 4 - 6. I was thinking for week 4 getting in 3 vegetables and 1 fruit each day or some mixture thereof. Other behaviors we might address could be not eating in the car for example. Not eating after 6 p.m. could be another. Waiting for a stomach growl before eating is a possibility. Swallowing one bite of food and taking a drink of something before the next bite is a thought.
After the first 6 weeks I thought we could coast for two weeks and continue the behaviors we have been emphasizing. We could start another blast and emphasize one behavior a week. The second blast could be each participant would let everyone know the behavior that he/she was going to work on for that week and keep us all posted. I don't know how I would keep track of that. I could just keep track of each person and the behavior that person was going to address for the week.
Let me know what you think and if you want to be added to the group. I need your email address. Mine is firstname.lastname@example.org