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My intentions for 21DHL is to overall become healthier and happier.
Some specific things I'd like to do during 2011 though are:
1. Drink at least 100 ounces of water each day
2. Participate in some type of exercise everyday
3. Take time to relax and not be constantly looking towards the next thing
4. Lose 50 lbs.
I just want to overall become healthier. I am an all or nothing kind of person. For months straight I can do well and then for months straight I can eat badly. I struggle with consistency and would like to figure out how to realize that it doesn't have to be all or nothing.

Specifically for 21DHL:
Exercise everyday
Drink 100 ounces of water everyday
Lose 9 lbs.
(This post was last modified: 12-29-2010 02:43 PM by k365.)
12-29-2010 02:41 PM
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mnelder Wrote:I have been a self help junkie of your site for a couple months now. After reading your introduction to the 21DHL challenge, I could not stop thinking about what you said about it being up to me, that I have to do it myself. I know I need to do something different with the direction of my life and that includes my health. I need to lose 65 pounds and I need to be more active, while all that will not happen in 21 days, I will start a new habit and move in the right direction.

I am taking that action now!

Awesome!! I'm SO PROUD OF YOU mnelder, as well as all of you here posting your intentions!!! I'm getting so pumped up about #21DHL right now along with all the rest of the folks on Twitter and Facebook. (Check the other thread to add the other folks on Twitter/FB!) Day 0's Pre-work post is coming up very soon where we'll devise our 21-day action plan to kick off 2011 with a big bang, so stay tuned guys!!!

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12-29-2010 06:36 PM
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Post: #43

I'm looking forward to the challenge and sharing it with others. I've just enjoyed wonderful Christmas food in a hotel for four days but now is the time when I must become serious about my health and fitness.
12-29-2010 07:02 PM
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Post: #44

My goals for this are as follows:
1. Wake at 6-7 each day
2. Don't overindulge food wise
3. Eat natural foods
4. Exercise each day (walking, running, swimming, surfing)

I'll be on a holiday in Bali for majority of the trial so I'm going to attempt to do the best I can with what is available
12-29-2010 07:54 PM
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Hello everyone! I am really looking forward to this challenge. In the past, I have always started on something and then got distracted or discouraged and gave up. So here are my goals for for this challenge and for 2011 are:
1. Stop procrastinating
2. Get enough rest
3. Lose weight at a healthy rate (30 lbs is my overall goal)
4. Start eating healthy
5. Drink more water
6. Exercise, Exercise
7. Pursue my educational goals
8. Remove excess stress from my life
9. Save money
10. Spend more time enjoying life.

Good luck to everyone!!!
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12-29-2010 08:18 PM
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Post: #46

January 2011 is going to be a very special month to look back on - setting up great lifestyle habits for life! This is about building the foundations for huge life changes - it is about building strong stamina and concentration levels in order to achieve my various goals and dreams.

In order to achieve my goals in the most effective manner possible, I need to be in strong physical and mental shape, so my January goals are:

1) Wake up at 6 a.m every day with 7 hours of sleep
2) Maintain daily doses of cardio and resistance training (get into running barefoot)
3) Eat very healthily with light, regular meals and healthy snacking inbetween - lots of fruit
4) >30mins of yoga/day
5) Learn to mentally remove myself from negative surroundings
6) Cut out wasteful activities (e.g. pointless internet surfing)

It is time to ignore the naysayers and take supreme control and responsibilty of my life. Let's make it happen!
12-29-2010 09:11 PM
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Post: #47

My primary goal for the challenge is to set a positive and healthy tone for 2011. There are a lot of things I'd like to make happen this coming year, but I think having a healthy lifestyle is a necessary prerequisite. Earlier this year I was working two jobs, not getting enough sleep and eating a terrible diet. That period showed me that if you aren't taking care of yourself it's not possible to accomplish anything or grow. You're just stuck in a rut.
That said, I'd like to:
1. Drink enough water (why is this always such a challenge?)
2. Exercise every day
3. Meditate
4. Eat healthy/cook my own meals.
5. No more overindulging/emotional eating
6. Stay focused on my ideal weight
7. Spend all my excess energy from these changes working on my educational goals and finding new ways to enjoy life
12-29-2010 11:17 PM
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Post: #48

I live a relatively healthy life with Multiple Sclerosis but recently I have gotten off track, probably due to the holidays. My goal here is to get back to a healthy lifestyle.

For this challenge I will focus on the following 3 items:
1. Workout at least 5D/wk at the gym-cardio, machines, stretching, core strengthening
2. Eat 5-6 small healthy (good mix of protein, carbs, fat) meals per day
3. Record my actions/results daily on a spreadsheet
12-29-2010 11:43 PM
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Post: #49

My healthy living goals are physical as well as mental/spiritual. My theory is that if I can change my "sleepwalking" into increased conciousness and awareness, then I can achieve my physical goals. Why? The "experts" say that losing weight is 70% or more achieved through diet, and only 30% excercise. I find this to be true from personal experience... I can work out like a dog but never lose weight until I change my eating habits. Unfortunately, as we all know, changing diet is one of the toughest things to do! I think for me and most people, the battle is in the mind... if we can get our thinking right, we can achieve success. So, here are my goals:

1. Increase awareness/Consciousness - through meditation, prayer, reading/study and most of all, changing my thinking! This should help me achieve goals 2-4.
2. Lose weight - through control of diet (via "Paleo" diet - protein and fruits and veggies, no carbs, sugars, gluten or casein) and understanding my tendencies to "binge" and eat when stressed.
3. Becoming a better husband, father, and friend - I'm usually a laid back kind of guy, but I do have passive agressive tendencies. If I can improve my awareness, I think I can learn to control those better and improve my relationships.
4. Help others. If successful, I hope to help others achieve success in their goals...
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12-30-2010 02:46 AM
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Post: #50

I would like to live a healthier and balanced life (and lose weight as a result). I do not want to do extreme diets or exercise just to lose weight, while being unhappy and stressed.
Also, I will not mind trying new things like raw vegan for some of the meals.

Some things on my mind:
1. Drink 1.5 L water each day (I am already more or less doing that, but it's easy now as it's summer here and very very hot)
2. Exercise daily; either gym or walking
3. Cook healthy meals or try raw salad or smoothies
4. Try various vegetable or fruits juices
5. Eat protein everyday (I am vegetarian and protein deficient)
6. Try to eliminate dairy or at least cheese
7. Meditate everyday

Toughest for me will be (2) - always procrastinate about that
12-30-2010 04:35 AM
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Post: #51

Hi Everyone

I feel like i have gotten wayyyy out of the loop of life the last couple of years. I have reverted back to some terrible habits and gained some weight to top it off. I decided I needed to get healthier in 2011. I work a full time job, go to school part time and am a single mother to top it off. I have just lost myself in my life.
I decided to do a goals/diary/want to accomplish list and it has just blossomed into so many other things.
Becoming healthier in what I eat, becoming more earth friendly and aware, doing things that are good for me instead of the slip sliding i have been doing the last couple of years. This blog just seemed to FIT into what I want for myself.
My goals
1. I am an Omnivore, but would like to cut down on the meat and up my organic fruit and veggie intake (not ready to take the vegitarian plunge just yet)
2. I would like to become more healthy and MOVE more (my job is VERY sedintary)
3. I would like to be more "awake" in my life, instead of sleepwalking through it

Looking forward to starting
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12-30-2010 07:00 AM
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Post: #52

Hi I'm here really just to see what happens. I don"t want to think too much just yet about what specific changes I am going to make but just join a journey and see where that takes me. I'm really excited to see what happens
12-30-2010 07:35 AM
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My main purpose is to get to know myself in a more honest way. In order to do that I would like to listen to my body instead of tiring it with junk food, internet surfing, unnsecessary night-outs. Therefore with this 21 DHL I have a to do list:
-spend more quality time after work: read daily news, read more books, watch at least 2 movies in a week
-get 7.5-8 hours of sleep
-drink more water
-eat more fruits and vegiees
-eat less pasta & bread type of food
-no chocolate (that is very hard because I am working in chocolate business as an a.brand manager and sometimes we have to try and taste chocolate as a work!)
-walk 1 hour everyday, do fitness or dancing at home during the weekend
-start the day with a glass of fresh grapefruit juice and breakfast
-spend more time with my family

Well, so far this is my list... I am aware of the fact that in order to manage this I should have a clearer and more definite action plans for each goal.. for I need your tips dear Celes...

thank you very much for creating such a network for us! :)
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Post: #54

Ahh, the power of intention!

I'm used to being around 8% body fat and very active. I happen to own a fitness business that trains hundred of clients on healthy living every week.

So you may wonder why I'm even here.

I'm here to be real.

Right now I'm about 15-17% body fat and I have my own challenges as a Real Human and love accountability so here it goes.

Over the next 21 days I will reignite the personal passion and habits that have driven my healthy lifestyle since a teenager. Those personal passions and habit are:
  • Taking 90 minutes on Sunday to plan my meals for the week
  • 3 Days a week of resistance training
  • 3 days a week of cardio
  • Allow myself one extraordinary cheat meal every week (I'll do whatever I please with this meal)
  • Drink 80 ounces of water per day
  • Get at least 7 hours of sleep every night

All said and done, I will bring the lifestyle back. The first 21 days here will be just the beginning.

Wishing you all the best.
12-30-2010 08:31 AM
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Post: #55

My goals for this program are:
1. Maintain my 3 times per week jogging program
2. Try to do my physiotherapy shoulder-strengthening exercises every day
3. Be mindful of my posture
4. Drink enough water
5. Eat less chocolate
6. Try out meditation and attempt to do it every day
7. Use hand cream every night
8. Use body cream at least once a week
9. Take vitamins every day
10. Get my holiday booked so I have something to feel good about!

I'd love to be adding yoga, pilates and dance to this list, but I have a loooong commute to work, and don't live enough in one place that I can attend any classes. I find these things really difficult to do on my own.

The thing I'd love guidance on is how to eat less chocolate. I'm not intending to give it up for these three weeks - I've given it up several times before, for a month each time, and afterwards have just fallen straight into my old ways of eating it every day. What I want is to cultivate a healthy attitude towards it, and see it as an occasional treat, rather than something I automatically eat after dinner.

Good luck everyone!
12-30-2010 09:00 AM
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A few of my goals for 2011 are to:

1. Learn and apply meditation to my daily life.
2. Integrate excercise into my daily morning life.
3. Plan, shop for, and prepare healthy meals for myself and my family.
4. Write daily to understand myself and stay in touch with myself better.
12-30-2010 09:01 AM
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TheRealHuman Wrote:I'm used to being around 8% body fat and very active.

WOW. I think there's lots to learn from you and I/we look forward to knowing you better/learning from you in 21DHL up ahead! At the same time, power to all our 21DHL & 2011 goals and dreams! Let's all make them happen! :D :dance::dance:

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12-30-2010 09:57 AM
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(12-30-2010 08:31 AM)TheRealHuman Wrote:  Over the next 21 days I will reignite the personal passion and habits that have driven my healthy lifestyle since a teenager. Those personal passions and habit are:
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[*]Taking 90 minutes on Sunday to plan my meals for the week

I agree with Celes, we could learn something from you being that you were in great shape and had a "formula" for success. I like the fact the your very first passion/habit is planning your meals for the week. I think lack of planning leaves the door open to getting away from our diets. Nothing to eat and hungry, we'll tend to grab a burger or some other junk food which is easily accessible. Also like that you allow a "cheat" meal once a week... helps to keep from feeling deprived, and makes it easier to stick to a diet. Thanks for your post! -Tony
12-30-2010 10:48 PM
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My name is Ord!
I am in my sixties and morbidly obese.
I am 5'6" 225 lbs. (Sorry I never learned metric!)

I don't exercise at all.

I have heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, osteo, fibro, etc.

What we are coming to call diabesity.

At risk for another heart attack, I am committing slowacide,
one fork full at time.

I need help changing the food/eating choices.
Choosing implementing, and maintaining an exercise program.
12-30-2010 11:07 PM
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21-Day Action Plan
- Fitness: Jogging for a minimum of 20 minutes every day, walk the dog a minimum of half an hour a day
- Health: No food after 8pm, no over eating (stop before full), Only wholemeal bread and wholemeal pasta, no deep fried food unless on a social event
- 8 cups of water or more a day, 2 of which are when I wake up
- Sleep before 12am
- Try not to frown and slouch
- Maximum of two coffees a day
- Mental Health: Minimum of 2 hours (own project) work daily
12-30-2010 11:40 PM
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