This Challenge ended 7 years ago

About this Challenge:

The last 10 pounds. The last 10 pounds always seem so hard and this is where I often fail.

Final Challenge Progress Results

Gaol 115 Total Progress: 6.80 %  (Down 8.5 lb)
Collazos Total Progress: 3.82 %  (Down 7.0 lb)
earevalos Total Progress: 2.65 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
Munchkin317 Total Progress: 2.26 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
JHaas Total Progress: 1.82 %  (Down 3.5 lb)
jeanniefrank Total Progress: 1.54 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
lemons Total Progress: 1.51 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
changellenge Total Progress: 1.46 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
danalynn118 Total Progress: 1.25 %  (Down 1.6 lb)
Leigha C Total Progress: 1.06 %  (Down 1.5 lb)
valvoom Total Progress: 0.73 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
need to do it Total Progress: 0.68 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
jllyn3077 Total Progress: 0.51 %  (Down 0.8 lb)
LoMo Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
parkerjelin Total Progress: 0.44 %  (Up 0.6 lb)
hnorth24 Total Progress: 0.64 %  (Up 1.0 lb)
moe105 Total Progress: 1.96 %  (Up 2.2 lb)
Lyra Total Progress: 2.67 %  (Up 4.0 lb)
lugojean Total Progress: 3.99 %  (Up 4.6 lb)

Completed Mini-Challenges

Weeks 1 to 4

Learn to recognize signs that you need to refocus on your diet and you are close to diet sabotage.

Work at identifying and sharing with the members what changes during the end of the diet. Share with members how you avoid diet sabotage. Dieting is a mind game, in fact eating is a mind game. If it wasn't we would never eat accept when we are hungry. BUT I eat when I am board, happy, sad, or stressed. Eating is often the main activity when I get together with my friends. Each member will share diet tricks they have used to keep the diet going. Example, I use the wait 10 minutes trick a lot. If I am wanting to eat something that is not on my diet I must wait at least 10 minutes to do so. I often do not eat that item because I get busy and forget it about it. This works well for those of us who walk through the kitchen, see something that looks good to eat, and decide to eat it. If we had not seen the item we would not even be considering eating it.
81% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 17 May 10 by Gaol 115
"I am staying on the alert - I am close to making my goal and I do not not ..."
Successful: 26 Apr 10 by need to do it
"i worked out what puts me over the edge. I tried the 10 minute waiting ..."
Failed: 21 Apr 10 by lugojean
"Had some beers last night"

Weeks 1 to 4

Walk every day - I am not stating how much to walk.

I did not specify time. We have a tendency to skip exercising if we can't do the alloted time. Walk one hour every day. This is a mistake. Walking for 5 minutes is better than not walking at all. Also, make walking fun. If you need a friend to walk with you so be it. If you need your iPod, get it.
57% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 17 May 10 by Gaol 115
"I have not been walking because I had surgery and it has not been an o ..."
Successful: 27 Apr 10 by valvoom
"i go for a run / walk"
Failed: 26 Apr 10 by need to do it
"I didnt walk anymore than I normally do. This week I am going to take the ..."
Failed: 20 Apr 10 by jeanniefrank
"Bur work out in the gym or swim on the days I don't walk. But will do ..."

Weeks 1 to 4

Sticking to a plan.

Write down daily, before the day starts what you are going to eat for the day. Be reasonable in your choices and do not set yourself up to fail. That does no one any good. I feel I have had success with my diet and knowing ahead of time what I was going to eat has been part of that success. Yesterday I was struggling with being at an event and the unplanned eating. I had made my food plan but was also aware of the upcoming Girl Scout event for my daughter. I should have included it somehow in my days eating plans. I think this is important to do. I also felt weird not eating when everyone else was. I should have thought about caring the same piece of pizza around all night. I have gotten in the habit of adding to my items ate in the morning the items I am planning on eating. That seems to have kept me on task and prevented me from worrying about food. I must be reasonable about what I write down. I never want to sabotage my day.
81% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 17 May 10 by Gaol 115
"Yes - I have been sticking to my plan, an eating plan and activity plan. ..."
Successful: 27 Apr 10 by valvoom
"i record my meals as i'm eating them so I can take my time in between ..."
Failed: 26 Apr 10 by need to do it
"I was terrible at this. But I am refocusing today. I know this helps me, ..."

Weeks 1 to 4

Be reasonable about your diet.

When ever dieting never, never, never diet so hard that you are weak or tired or dizzy or whatever do to the lack of food. This is not good for you and it is even worse for your diet. It will make you depressed and your attitude about dieting will change. Been there done that and it is no good. It took me years to get to a place where I wanted to watch my weight again after years of starvation diets. It is the best way to sabotage a diet. I believe this will be my last mini challenge. Too many challenges and you don't know what day it is.
95% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 17 May 10 by Gaol 115
"Yes - one of the good habits I have developed is eating when I am hungry ..."
Successful: 26 Apr 10 by need to do it
"I cant say i passed or failed as I ate the correct amounts, just not the ..."

Latest Challenge Posts

For Calorie Counters
good tip. Thanks!
by LoMo on 20 Apr 10 04:16 PM
Mini Challenges
mini challenges are fun and give you something new to focus on :)
by need to do it on 18 Apr 10 02:09 AM
Event Eating
I mentioned how much I believe dieting is a mind game. Here is the perfect example. A group of my friends attended an event. One friend, who was on a diet avoided the food all night. She did great. ...
by Gaol 115 on 13 Apr 10 10:05 PM
what to do
I'm headed to a similar event tonight. It's a birthday dinner. There will be lots of food and cake. I won't be able to just sit there and not eat. I don't have the will power. My plan is ...
by lemons on 13 Apr 10 12:40 PM
Beginning Success
What made your diet successful at the beginning? What things have you changed. Example - I was successful at not eating the left overs on my kids plates at first but I have noticed I am starting to ...
by Gaol 115 on 10 Apr 10 03:47 PM

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 Challenge Ended

This challenge ended on Tuesday 18 May 2010.

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Challenge Info

status: Completed
ended: 17 May 10
duration: 4 Weeks
reporting: Once a Week
participants: 35
privacy: Public
administrators: Gaol 115
created: 10 April 2010

All Mini-challenges:

1. Learn to recognize signs that you need to refocus on your diet and you are close to diet sabotage. ( weeks 1 to 4 )
2. Walk every day - I am not stating how much to walk. ( weeks 1 to 4 )
3. Sticking to a plan. ( weeks 1 to 4 )
4. Be reasonable about your diet. ( weeks 1 to 4 )

Rolling Challenge Performance:

The week to week running total weight lost

Week 4:

All Participants 0.50 %  (Down 25.5 lb)

Week 3:

All Participants 0.40 %  (Down 20.7 lb)

Week 2:

All Participants 0.42 %  (Down 21.6 lb)

Week 1:

All Participants 0.38 %  (Down 19.3 lb)

Latest Photos

by moe105
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