This Challenge ended 3 years ago

About this Challenge:

Let's kick off 2011 with a fun boys vs. girls biggest loser competition! Let's see who comes out on top!

Final Challenge Progress Results

Slmshdy Total Progress: 20.51 %  (Down 52.5 lb)
Javin Total Progress: 17.12 %  (Down 44.5 lb)
poorandfat88 Total Progress: 15.67 %  (Down 35.9 lb)
daydreamer19852005 Total Progress: 13.26 %  (Down 29.6 lb)
CyBerts Total Progress: 12.43 %  (Down 31.8 lb)
senorita_786 Total Progress: 12.10 %  (Down 17.6 lb)
RubyRedSox Total Progress: 11.59 %  (Down 19.0 lb)
choo Total Progress: 11.14 %  (Down 22.3 lb)
Kingcole35 Total Progress: 10.22 %  (Down 39.3 lb)
bigandrich Total Progress: 9.37 %  (Down 35.6 lb)
slotoo Total Progress: 9.08 %  (Down 18.6 lb)
gretana Total Progress: 8.47 %  (Down 18.8 lb)
RatFink Total Progress: 8.42 %  (Down 17.0 lb)
orca_26 Total Progress: 8.16 %  (Down 20.0 lb)
Ben-Carrasco Total Progress: 7.87 %  (Down 19.6 lb)
phat_gurl30 Total Progress: 7.27 %  (Down 17.6 lb)
mrclean1968 Total Progress: 6.91 %  (Down 17.2 lb)
UTKel03 Total Progress: 6.90 %  (Down 12.0 lb)
eastcoastgirl Total Progress: 6.43 %  (Down 20.0 lb)
pamBA Total Progress: 6.13 %  (Down 10.1 lb)
Ecogirl16 Total Progress: 5.93 %  (Down 10.2 lb)
mrbill Total Progress: 5.88 %  (Down 17.0 lb)
Joina Total Progress: 5.88 %  (Down 9.5 lb)
SuiteLdy1 Total Progress: 5.81 %  (Down 8.2 lb)
dncnprncss1208 Total Progress: 5.71 %  (Down 10.0 lb)
saxapeal Total Progress: 5.64 %  (Down 10.5 lb)
tlcfortigers Total Progress: 5.44 %  (Down 9.1 lb)
trhonda2011 Total Progress: 5.25 %  (Down 9.0 lb)
drose4044 Total Progress: 5.16 %  (Down 12.0 lb)
chrismblinn Total Progress: 5.14 %  (Down 10.4 lb)
SoonerErin Total Progress: 5.13 %  (Down 8.0 lb)
glyndalin Total Progress: 5.06 %  (Down 13.2 lb)
scottle Total Progress: 4.96 %  (Down 8.2 lb)
Jeffeo Total Progress: 4.66 %  (Down 14.3 lb)
DeeLarsen Total Progress: 4.62 %  (Down 8.2 lb)
mbullertx Total Progress: 4.62 %  (Down 9.0 lb)
Umm sayyad Total Progress: 4.49 %  (Down 7.0 lb)
cynlewis Total Progress: 4.44 %  (Down 11.0 lb)
watersjlw Total Progress: 4.40 %  (Down 8.4 lb)
kallozi Total Progress: 4.39 %  (Down 8.2 lb)
CBsunshineRN Total Progress: 4.37 %  (Down 9.0 lb)
Jamie789123 Total Progress: 4.19 %  (Down 8.0 lb)
ssharpejones Total Progress: 4.14 %  (Down 6.2 lb)
Gwaryan Total Progress: 4.13 %  (Down 10.6 lb)
sliminMI Total Progress: 4.05 %  (Down 6.0 lb)
stonetogo Total Progress: 3.85 %  (Down 6.0 lb)
lgl72girl Total Progress: 3.83 %  (Down 10.8 lb)
ScottyM Total Progress: 3.79 %  (Down 7.0 lb)
AMAYAJESSICA Total Progress: 3.78 %  (Down 7.4 lb)
Pats1law Total Progress: 3.76 %  (Down 8.0 lb)
zekester Total Progress: 3.58 %  (Down 7.4 lb)
workingone Total Progress: 3.54 %  (Down 8.0 lb)
blm105 Total Progress: 3.54 %  (Down 11.0 lb)
Windu Total Progress: 3.52 %  (Down 7.0 lb)
EmilyjVance Total Progress: 3.43 %  (Down 6.0 lb)
Keesandra Total Progress: 3.36 %  (Down 8.0 lb)
mellowrunner Total Progress: 3.36 %  (Down 4.6 lb)
EarlR Total Progress: 3.35 %  (Down 12.6 lb)
john3sixteen Total Progress: 3.26 %  (Down 7.5 lb)
Zainab87 Total Progress: 3.24 %  (Down 7.7 lb)
elady51 Total Progress: 3.23 %  (Down 5.5 lb)
dawnjohnson8768 Total Progress: 3.23 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
sj_goulding Total Progress: 3.22 %  (Down 7.5 lb)
SAHM I AM Total Progress: 3.21 %  (Down 8.4 lb)
Gegrady Total Progress: 3.17 %  (Down 9.0 lb)
DSRoss Total Progress: 3.16 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
chrispyco Total Progress: 3.04 %  (Down 6.2 lb)
meonadiet Total Progress: 3.03 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
jhart2773 Total Progress: 3.02 %  (Down 7.0 lb)
myyleung2 Total Progress: 3.01 %  (Down 4.4 lb)
Kveach Total Progress: 3.01 %  (Down 9.0 lb)
MrsTofu Total Progress: 2.95 %  (Down 4.3 lb)
Klebs Total Progress: 2.94 %  (Down 6.0 lb)
high tech granny Total Progress: 2.91 %  (Down 6.8 lb)
cmrs Total Progress: 2.86 %  (Down 6.0 lb)
skyla Total Progress: 2.84 %  (Down 5.5 lb)
mpoindex Total Progress: 2.76 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
pables Total Progress: 2.72 %  (Down 7.0 lb)
ItsMyTime2 Total Progress: 2.71 %  (Down 4.3 lb)
Ztweezy Total Progress: 2.67 %  (Down 7.0 lb)
RunningUpStairs Total Progress: 2.67 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
Davonne Total Progress: 2.52 %  (Down 6.6 lb)
dawlface Total Progress: 2.42 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
Kimmer331 Total Progress: 2.22 %  (Down 3.2 lb)
Ingella Total Progress: 2.19 %  (Down 2.9 lb)
ladypooh Total Progress: 2.16 %  (Down 6.4 lb)
sh22 Total Progress: 2.10 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
meomeo2901 Total Progress: 2.03 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
PaulaT76 Total Progress: 2.03 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
shadowdogs24 Total Progress: 2.02 %  (Down 5.7 lb)
MrsCraig Total Progress: 1.98 %  (Down 6.0 lb)
Desmael Total Progress: 1.98 %  (Down 4.6 lb)
Perksofbeingsam Total Progress: 1.96 %  (Down 4.5 lb)
tristine1961 Total Progress: 1.90 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
Ryanbass Total Progress: 1.90 %  (Down 3.8 lb)
MT Peters Total Progress: 1.86 %  (Down 3.6 lb)
heatherparris Total Progress: 1.83 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
Sweetpea_64 Total Progress: 1.80 %  (Down 4.4 lb)
jojobombs Total Progress: 1.78 %  (Down 3.2 lb)
lmkb Total Progress: 1.71 %  (Down 2.9 lb)
trouble07 Total Progress: 1.71 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
Rosie54 Total Progress: 1.69 %  (Down 2.9 lb)
SuperCapo Total Progress: 1.66 %  (Down 2.6 lb)
MrsMitchell Total Progress: 1.64 %  (Down 2.7 lb)
tsxplayer Total Progress: 1.54 %  (Down 3.6 lb)
Ally222 Total Progress: 1.52 %  (Down 2.4 lb)
maria70 Total Progress: 1.48 %  (Down 2.6 lb)
maryellen50 Total Progress: 1.45 %  (Down 3.8 lb)
WarrenII Total Progress: 1.43 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
sillohs Total Progress: 1.40 %  (Down 2.5 lb)
losing73 Total Progress: 1.20 %  (Down 2.5 lb)
Miss Marie Total Progress: 1.19 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
RedCisc Total Progress: 1.19 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
rara2010 Total Progress: 1.17 %  (Down 2.5 lb)
smiley21 Total Progress: 1.14 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
bdd0929 Total Progress: 1.13 %  (Down 2.4 lb)
famgeo Total Progress: 1.12 %  (Down 2.8 lb)
flcbell Total Progress: 1.06 %  (Down 2.8 lb)
lauramazing Total Progress: 1.02 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
GypsyC Total Progress: 1.01 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
dixieliebz Total Progress: 1.01 %  (Down 2.2 lb)
mmaks Total Progress: 0.97 %  (Down 1.5 lb)
KlasseMutti Total Progress: 0.93 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
Pdover Total Progress: 0.90 %  (Down 1.4 lb)
mamacarol Total Progress: 0.88 %  (Down 2.6 lb)
alex31 Total Progress: 0.79 %  (Down 1.5 lb)
kiralewis1 Total Progress: 0.77 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
brianfitz Total Progress: 0.77 %  (Down 1.8 lb)
Elsbeth2 Total Progress: 0.76 %  (Down 1.3 lb)
bonnie14 Total Progress: 0.68 %  (Down 1.2 lb)
meaganbistrek Total Progress: 0.64 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
summer145 Total Progress: 0.59 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
cylon76 Total Progress: 0.56 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
SewJazzy Total Progress: 0.54 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
angel_face0145 Total Progress: 0.54 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
kilgore154 Total Progress: 0.51 %  (Down 0.8 lb)
HauntedWebby Total Progress: 0.45 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
jadeunicorn Total Progress: 0.35 %  (Down 0.6 lb)
baseball_mom Total Progress: 0.32 %  (Down 0.8 lb)
HeidiKentMack Total Progress: 0.32 %  (Down 0.6 lb)
MandyKayy Total Progress: 0.30 %  (Down 0.5 lb)
jchaplowe Total Progress: 0.28 %  (Down 0.7 lb)
Phillies Fan Total Progress: 0.27 %  (Down 0.6 lb)
broncosgirlie Total Progress: 0.25 %  (Down 0.5 lb)
pete1901 Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
BellaElla Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
dnunn1 Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
eragsdale Total Progress: 0.23 %  (Up 0.4 lb)
AHeisley Total Progress: 0.41 %  (Up 1.0 lb)
gholmesjr Total Progress: 0.42 %  (Up 1.1 lb)
constancenj Total Progress: 0.43 %  (Up 0.9 lb)
knightengale Total Progress: 0.53 %  (Up 1.0 lb)
Lisaeure Total Progress: 0.77 %  (Up 1.2 lb)
BonnieB63 Total Progress: 0.78 %  (Up 2.0 lb)
littlecopamy Total Progress: 1.20 %  (Up 3.0 lb)
kyvc93 Total Progress: 1.36 %  (Up 3.0 lb)
ALee1968 Total Progress: 1.52 %  (Up 3.0 lb)
Jtucker94 Total Progress: 1.78 %  (Up 2.8 lb)
treacs Total Progress: 2.09 %  (Up 2.8 lb)
cdeblaey Total Progress: 2.33 %  (Up 7.0 lb)
adonald Total Progress: 3.00 %  (Up 6.0 lb)
annelianneli Total Progress: 3.29 %  (Up 9.0 lb)
wookielover Total Progress: 3.73 %  (Up 12.0 lb)

Completed Mini-Challenges

Weeks 1 to 2

Take a before photo

Guidelines:
I know it sucks to see yourself at an undesirable weight, but there’s no easier way to illustrate your progress than by snapping a before pic. So say cheese! Feel free to post them too...would be so cool to see everyone`s transformations!
78% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 16 Jan 11 by Desmael
"Taken on 1/16/11"
Successful: 16 Jan 11 by jhart2773
"It's there! :)"
Successful: 16 Jan 11 by daydreamer19852005
"i have"
Successful: 15 Jan 11 by MrsTofu
"I haven't posted it yet. I am not sure if I will, but I did it."


Weeks 1 to 12

Record everything you eat

Guidelines:
Keep a record of all the food you consumed.
75% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 04 Feb 11 by Desmael
"Did not record a few days while sick & snowed in."
Failed: 29 Jan 11 by shadowdogs24
"I was this past week, so I really didn't care much."
Failed: 27 Jan 11 by flcbell
"Missed the weekend"
Successful: 25 Jan 11 by AHeisley
"just started to record again after injury"


Weeks 2 to 3

Eat healthy foods

Guidelines:
Ensure you don't eat any fast food or unhealthy snacks.
67% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 23 Jan 11 by Keesandra
"I felt very discouraged this week and did not focus on meeting this goal."
Successful: 23 Jan 11 by SuiteLdy1
"On my long commute home I have a serving of Trader Joe's teriyaki turkey ..."
Successful: 23 Jan 11 by daydreamer19852005
"apples"
Successful: 22 Jan 11 by SAHM I AM
"For the most part, but I still have a sweet now and then."


Weeks 3 to 4

Make exercise a regular part of your day

Guidelines:
Do at least 20 minutes of exercise per day (any exercise that gets your heart pumping!).
66% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 30 Jan 11 by kallozi
"I was sick :("
Failed: 30 Jan 11 by zekester
"School and work have made it difficult for me to exercise. I need to do ..."
Failed: 29 Jan 11 by shadowdogs24
"I was sick so I just laid in bed and watched Tv most days"
Failed: 28 Jan 11 by Desmael
"still doing in small quantities but not every day yet"


Weeks 4 to 5

Stop eating 3 hours before bedtime

Guidelines:
Eating late at night also forces your body to use its energy on digestion,. One of the primary functions of sleep is to help you recuperate from the day. You want your body to be as relaxed as possible so you can wake up energized.
67% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 06 Feb 11 by eastcoastgirl
"Ugh...the Super Bowl party did me in on this one! I'm going to try and ..."
Failed: 04 Feb 11 by Desmael
"Doesn't work with my 2nd job."
Successful: 02 Feb 11 by chrispyco
"This is hard to do, but I make a conscience effort to remember."
Failed: 25 Jan 11 by AHeisley
"my days are long not easy to follow this step"


Weeks 5 to 6

Drink lots of water

Guidelines:
Try and drink 8 cups of water per day. If a person is dehydrated their body compensates by retaining excess water as a protective measure. This alone is responsible for some excess weight. As well, a dehydrated person's metabolism is significantly lower than a normally hydrated person. So drink tons of water - it's so good for you!
75% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 13 Feb 11 by trhonda2011
"Still working on this."
Successful: 11 Feb 11 by kiralewis1
"I am pre-filling 3 (20 oz) bottles each day. That way I know how much ..."
Failed: 08 Feb 11 by chrispyco
"Getting in all my water has always been my challenge."
Failed: 04 Feb 11 by Desmael
"Not able to complete. Do not count any other liquids but straight water ..."


Weeks 6 to 7

Crank up the tunes

Guidelines:
There’s a reason why people exercise to their favorite music – listening to external stimulus takes your mind off of the physical activity. That’s the secret to making “exercise time” fly. If you’re concentrating on what your body is doing, the session is going to drag on for what will seem like days. So get that stereo or mp3 player pumping and rock out!
86% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 08 Feb 11 by chrispyco
"I usually have the TV on while on the treadmill."


Weeks 7 to 8

Set realistic goals

Guidelines:
You can lose 50 pounds in a week if you work out 12 hours a day and eat nothing but celery – but not if you’re human. Slow and steady wins the race. Don’t bite off more than you can chew – literally. Make small goals on your way to the bigger goal(s). In the end, you’ll have achieved more (and more frequently, might I add).
90% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 27 Feb 11 by SuiteLdy1
"I've revised it down to 1 lb a week."


Weeks 8 to 9

Watch your weight

Guidelines:
Whether you choose to weigh yourself once a day or once a week, do it at the same time of day. If you decide to weigh yourself every single day, understand that your weight will fluctuate by one or two pounds – and that you should only keep a serious eye on the lengthier trends.
94% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 23 Feb 11 by Ecogirl16
"I step on the scale everyday but only weigh in once a week."


Weeks 9 to 10

Surround yourself with encouraging people

Guidelines:
I occasionally post my weight loss results in my facebook status (especially when I've done a good job!). I love to hear all of the "keep up the good work!" and "way to go!" comments. Let your family and friends know that you are trying to lose weight...I'm sure they will be a great encouragement to you.
81% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Weeks 10 to 11

Maintain your priorities

Guidelines:
Sure, your sandwich would taste amazing with an extra tablespoon of mayonnaise… but do you really need it? Rather, is it more important for you to reach your weight loss goal quicker – or have this sandwich taste marginally better? What’ll happen the next time you’re faced with this decision – will you cave again? It’s a slippery slope; don’t lose sight of what’s most important to you.
85% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Weeks 11 to 12

Take an after photo

Guidelines:
The "after" photos are far more fun to capture and share. So snap away and let's see the new you!!
33% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Latest Challenge Posts

Milestones
Under 220 lbs!! This is first time in 20 years ive been under that am im only 35 years old. It took many failed diets of every variety to finally find the right combination for me. Still have a little ...
by Slmshdy on 28 Feb 11 10:57 AM
A matter of curiosity
Thanks. That is kind of what I am doing now. I first started doing the 6 'smaller' meals because it was part of some of the challenges I had joined; however, I lacked the discipline to do it ...
by MrsTofu on 22 Feb 11 08:01 AM
i dont understand
You are eating too few calories. Your body is going into survival mode and storing fat so you won't lose weight or starve. Try increasing your calorie intake to 1300-1500.
by heatherparris on 02 Feb 11 09:08 AM
Does the Biggest Loser make anyone else cry?
Love the show and cry almost every week.
by mpoindex on 21 Jan 11 10:27 PM
Share your weight loss TIPS!
I used to run maybe 30 minutes a day 4 days a week, and it never made much of a difference in weight loss. My body would just adapt to it. Now, I am training for a marathon and I am running or cross- ...
by RatFink on 19 Jan 11 03:27 PM

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 Challenge Ended

This challenge ended on Monday 28 March 2011.

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Challenge Info

status: Completed
ended: 27 Mar 11
duration: 12 Weeks
reporting: Once a Week
participants: 236
teams: Boys
Girls
privacy: Public
administrators: eastcoastgirl
created: 24 December 2010

All Mini-challenges:

1. Take a before photo ( weeks 1 to 2 )
2. Record everything you eat ( weeks 1 to 12 )
3. Eat healthy foods ( weeks 2 to 3 )
4. Make exercise a regular part of your day ( weeks 3 to 4 )
5. Stop eating 3 hours before bedtime ( weeks 4 to 5 )
6. Drink lots of water ( weeks 5 to 6 )
7. Crank up the tunes ( weeks 6 to 7 )
8. Set realistic goals ( weeks 7 to 8 )
9. Watch your weight ( weeks 8 to 9 )
10. Surround yourself with encouraging people ( weeks 9 to 10 )
11. Maintain your priorities ( weeks 10 to 11 )
12. Take an after photo ( weeks 11 to 12 )


Rolling Challenge Performance:

The week to week running total weight lost

Week 12:

All Teams 2.20 %  (Down 1095.5 lb)
 Boys 3.97 %  (Down 447.7 lb)
 Girls 1.69 %  (Down 647.8 lb)
view week 12 details

Week 11:

All Teams 2.11 %  (Down 1049.3 lb)
 Boys 3.78 %  (Down 426.8 lb)
 Girls 1.62 %  (Down 622.6 lb)
view week 11 details

Week 10:

All Teams 2.02 %  (Down 1003.7 lb)
 Boys 3.68 %  (Down 415.4 lb)
 Girls 1.53 %  (Down 588.3 lb)
view week 10 details

Week 9:

All Teams 1.93 %  (Down 961.0 lb)
 Boys 3.44 %  (Down 388.3 lb)
 Girls 1.49 %  (Down 572.7 lb)
view week 9 details

Week 8:

All Teams 1.91 %  (Down 947.1 lb)
 Boys 3.38 %  (Down 381.8 lb)
 Girls 1.47 %  (Down 565.3 lb)
view week 8 details

Week 7:

All Teams 1.77 %  (Down 881.2 lb)
 Boys 3.16 %  (Down 356.3 lb)
 Girls 1.37 %  (Down 524.9 lb)
view week 7 details

Week 6:

All Teams 1.70 %  (Down 845.3 lb)
 Boys 3.05 %  (Down 344.7 lb)
 Girls 1.30 %  (Down 500.6 lb)
view week 6 details

Week 5:

All Teams 1.55 %  (Down 769.5 lb)
 Boys 2.66 %  (Down 300.7 lb)
 Girls 1.22 %  (Down 468.8 lb)
view week 5 details

Week 4:

All Teams 1.45 %  (Down 718.3 lb)
 Boys 2.56 %  (Down 289.4 lb)
 Girls 1.12 %  (Down 428.9 lb)
view week 4 details

Week 3:

All Teams 1.21 %  (Down 601.7 lb)
 Boys 2.11 %  (Down 238.0 lb)
 Girls 0.95 %  (Down 363.7 lb)
view week 3 details

Week 2:

All Teams 0.94 %  (Down 467.2 lb)
 Boys 1.64 %  (Down 185.5 lb)
 Girls 0.73 %  (Down 281.7 lb)
view week 2 details

Week 1:

All Teams 0.54 %  (Down 267.9 lb)
 Boys 0.91 %  (Down 103.2 lb)
 Girls 0.43 %  (Down 164.7 lb)
view week 1 details

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My progess from 12/19 to 1/7/11
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