This Challenge ended 3 years ago

About this Challenge:

Obtain your personal goal by your birthday. Teams (based on birth month)challenge each other for weekly weight loss.

Final Challenge Progress Results

Tash771 Total Progress: 9.42 %  (Down 21.0 lb)
kandice40 Total Progress: 9.40 %  (Down 16.6 lb)
chaytonsmommy Total Progress: 8.75 %  (Down 21.0 lb)
hotdoctamaria Total Progress: 6.73 %  (Down 10.8 lb)
kmartdollie Total Progress: 5.19 %  (Down 11.0 lb)
blackchick71 Total Progress: 4.41 %  (Down 7.5 lb)
sdeleo Total Progress: 4.14 %  (Down 6.5 lb)
hiloheather Total Progress: 4.04 %  (Down 7.6 lb)
MommaV Total Progress: 3.81 %  (Down 8.0 lb)
BSKelley Total Progress: 3.55 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
Rhiannan89 Total Progress: 2.61 %  (Down 6.0 lb)
dea512 Total Progress: 1.55 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
smiliesunshine Total Progress: 1.02 %  (Down 1.6 lb)
JLockmiller Total Progress: 1.02 %  (Down 1.8 lb)
rusty40 Total Progress: 0.89 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
Elizabeth_AZ Total Progress: 0.81 %  (Down 1.8 lb)
got2getmoving Total Progress: 0.70 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
jacobuserasmus Total Progress: 0.34 %  (Down 0.7 lb)
speranta Total Progress: 0.10 %  (Down 0.2 lb)
Mkaleokalani Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
katou Total Progress: 0.92 %  (Up 2.0 lb)
Beliana Total Progress: 0.98 %  (Up 2.2 lb)
desifink Total Progress: 1.06 %  (Up 2.2 lb)
chumkis Total Progress: 1.10 %  (Up 2.0 lb)
kstinw1970 Total Progress: 1.35 %  (Up 2.6 lb)
READYREADYREADY Total Progress: 2.15 %  (Up 2.5 lb)
Mariska1 Total Progress: 2.19 %  (Up 3.0 lb)
skinnychic25 Total Progress: 3.03 %  (Up 4.0 lb)

Completed Mini-Challenges

Weeks 1 to 2

Introduce yourself to the group and give one reason you want to get fit by 40.

Guidelines:
Accountability is a great tool for weight loss.
88% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 22 Aug 10 by kandice40
"Finally did that today:)"
Successful: 10 Aug 10 by chumkis
"I have been trying off and on for years. I am committed to doing it right ..."


Weeks 1 to 2

Take your measurements

Guidelines:
Measure your Neck, Arms, Thighs, Hips, Waist, Calves and Chest. Your choice to post on the forum. We will be reporting results every 4 weeks.
61% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 22 Aug 10 by kandice40
"Still need to take the time to do that."
Failed: 21 Aug 10 by sdeleo
"Will try to do this tomorrow."
Failed: 16 Aug 10 by smiliesunshine
"messed around and never did measure."
Failed: 15 Aug 10 by Rhiannan89
"Busy week.. willget this done today!"


Weeks 1 to 12

Make exercise a regular part of your day

Guidelines:
Do at least 30 minutes of exercise? (any exercise that gets your heart pumping).
63% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 17 Oct 10 by kandice40
"had surgery on wednesday so am going to start doing more today."
Failed: 14 Sep 10 by BSKelley
"Have been sick the last few days"
Successful: 25 Aug 10 by Beliana
"I am working up towards this. Certainly getting more in each day. Weather ..."


Weeks 1 to 12

Record everything you eat

Guidelines:
Keep a record of all the food you consumed.
53% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 17 Oct 10 by kandice40
"I've gotten back to that Monday and have the weight loss to prove it:)"
Successful: 25 Aug 10 by Beliana
"I have been recording everything on my diet journal."
Failed: 23 Aug 10 by Mkaleokalani
"I was horrible last week. I returned back to work and was so exhausted ..."


Weeks 2 to 3

Find a weight loss buddy to be accountable to.

Guidelines:
This can be someone on FS or off.
43% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 25 Aug 10 by Beliana
"I have a few buddies on FS"


Weeks 3 to 4

Do something that you have been putting off.

Guidelines:
This could be making a phone call, paying a bill or cleaning out a junk drawer.
81% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 03 Sep 10 by MommaV
"cleaning out the office - feel so much better when i go into that room!"
Successful: 30 Aug 10 by BSKelley
"Started the Taxes"
Successful: 29 Aug 10 by hiloheather
"My yearly exam"
Successful: 25 Aug 10 by Beliana
"I finished a mosaic I had been hesitant on."


Weeks 4 to 5

Volunteer

Guidelines:
This can be anything. Go help a friend with a project or volunteer some time with a formal organization.
75% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 12 Sep 10 by Mariska1
"I have helped 2 neighbors, with cancer & back surgery by taking dinners ..."


Weeks 5 to 6

Change up your food

Guidelines:
Find some new healty recipes or food choices that you have not tried in the last 6 weeks. (At least 3)
66% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Weeks 5 to 6

Take your measurements

Guidelines:
Measure your Neck, Arms, Thighs, Hips, Waist, Calves and Chest. Your choice to post on the forum. We will be reporting results every 4 weeks.
36% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Weeks 6 to 7

Change up your exercise program

Guidelines:
: Take a look at your exercise program and determine if it can be improved. Push yourself. Make a change.
77% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Weeks 7 to 8

Recommit to obtaining your goal by 40.

Guidelines:
Share with everyone another reason why you want to lose weight.
85% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 26 Sep 10 by kandice40
"I'm really excited and hoping I can exceed my original goal a little I ..."


Weeks 9 to 10

Do something special for yourself that doesn't involve food

Guidelines:
Do something special (only you need to know) for yourself.
77% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 17 Oct 10 by kandice40
"Since the weightloss my shoes are too big, so I've gotten a few pairs of ..."
Successful: 15 Oct 10 by READYREADYREADY
"Finally got a mani/pedi"


Weeks 9 to 10

Take your measurements

Guidelines:
Measure your Neck, Arms, Thighs, Hips, Waist, Calves and Chest. Your choice to post on the forum. We will be reporting results every 4 weeks.
22% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 17 Oct 10 by kandice40
"I never think of it when it's a convenient time."
Failed: 14 Oct 10 by MommaV
"need to get a tape measure! On my to do list for this weekend."


Weeks 10 to 11

Compliment yourself

Guidelines:
Compliments can be anything but should include the progress that you have made here on FS.
50% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 17 Oct 10 by kandice40
"I am proud of what I've done but I have are hard time accepting compli ..."


Weeks 11 to 12

Join the next "fabulous by forty" challenge

Guidelines:
continue our journey for another 12 weeks. Share ideas of what challenges we want to include.
60% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 25 Oct 10 by MommaV
"not yet..."


Weeks 11 to 12

Take your measurements

Guidelines:
Measure your Neck, Arms, Thighs, Hips, Waist, Calves and Chest. Your choice to post on the forum. We will be reporting results every 4 weeks.
60% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Latest Challenge Posts

Post your measurements here !
Down 6 inches off my belly and 2 inches off my breasts!!!! Yippie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...
by hiloheather on 03 Sep 10 01:49 PM
Your team
I'll be 40 on Feb 24th. Coming fast!
by BSKelley on 24 Aug 10 07:31 PM
Measurements
8/24 belly -40inch butt- 44 thigh-25 chest - 40 Lost 1.5 inches in 1.5 weeks on the belly.
by chumkis on 24 Aug 10 03:38 PM
Yellow team members messages to each other
I don't know where we post on the mini challenges, but I wrote a letter to my dad, paid my student loan and worked on the laundry and kitchen. I definitely did some stuff I've been putting off!
by kmartdollie on 23 Aug 10 10:44 AM
Mini Challenge week one - Name at least one reason you want lose weight.
1. I've really negatively impacted my 20's and 30's by being overweight for so long. 2. I want my dignity back, hard to hold your head up when you're 5'2 and over 200 lbs. 3. ...
by kandice40 on 21 Aug 10 06:39 AM

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 Challenge Ended

This challenge ended on Monday 01 November 2010.

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Challenge Info

status: Completed
ended: 31 Oct 10
duration: 12 Weeks
reporting: Once a Week
participants: 43
teams: Blue (Sept. Oct. Nov. )
Red (Dec. Jan. Feb )
Green ( March April May )
Yellow ( June, July, Aug)
privacy: Public
administrators: hiloheather
created: 01 August 2010

All Mini-challenges:

1. Introduce yourself to the group and give one reason you want to get fit by 40. ( weeks 1 to 2 )
2. Take your measurements ( weeks 1 to 2 )
3. Make exercise a regular part of your day ( weeks 1 to 12 )
4. Record everything you eat ( weeks 1 to 12 )
5. Find a weight loss buddy to be accountable to. ( weeks 2 to 3 )
6. Do something that you have been putting off. ( weeks 3 to 4 )
7. Volunteer ( weeks 4 to 5 )
8. Change up your food ( weeks 5 to 6 )
9. Take your measurements ( weeks 5 to 6 )
10. Change up your exercise program ( weeks 6 to 7 )
11. Recommit to obtaining your goal by 40. ( weeks 7 to 8 )
12. Do something special for yourself that doesn't involve food ( weeks 9 to 10 )
13. Take your measurements ( weeks 9 to 10 )
14. Compliment yourself ( weeks 10 to 11 )
15. Join the next "fabulous by forty" challenge ( weeks 11 to 12 )
16. Take your measurements ( weeks 11 to 12 )


Rolling Challenge Performance:

The week to week running total weight lost

Week 12:

All Teams 1.39 %  (Down 112.5 lb)
 Blue (Sept. Oct. Nov. ) 2.17 %  (Down 36.8 lb)
 Red (Dec. Jan. Feb ) 1.96 %  (Down 19.4 lb)
 Green ( March April May ) 0.85 %  (Down 14.8 lb)
 Yellow ( June, July, Aug) 1.96 %  (Down 43.6 lb)
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Week 11:

All Teams 1.43 %  (Down 115.4 lb)
 Blue (Sept. Oct. Nov. ) 2.21 %  (Down 37.6 lb)
 Red (Dec. Jan. Feb ) 2.43 %  (Down 24.0 lb)
 Green ( March April May ) 0.82 %  (Down 14.3 lb)
 Yellow ( June, July, Aug) 1.87 %  (Down 41.6 lb)
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Week 10:

All Teams 1.23 %  (Down 99.1 lb)
 Blue (Sept. Oct. Nov. ) 2.04 %  (Down 34.6 lb)
 Red (Dec. Jan. Feb ) 2.14 %  (Down 21.1 lb)
 Green ( March April May ) 0.82 %  (Down 14.3 lb)
 Yellow ( June, July, Aug) 1.40 %  (Down 31.0 lb)
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Week 9:

All Teams 1.23 %  (Down 99.1 lb)
 Blue (Sept. Oct. Nov. ) 1.64 %  (Down 27.8 lb)
 Red (Dec. Jan. Feb ) 2.01 %  (Down 19.8 lb)
 Green ( March April May ) 0.87 %  (Down 15.2 lb)
 Yellow ( June, July, Aug) 1.73 %  (Down 38.3 lb)
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Week 8:

All Teams 1.26 %  (Down 102.2 lb)
 Blue (Sept. Oct. Nov. ) 1.78 %  (Down 30.2 lb)
 Red (Dec. Jan. Feb ) 2.01 %  (Down 19.8 lb)
 Green ( March April May ) 0.81 %  (Down 14.2 lb)
 Yellow ( June, July, Aug) 1.80 %  (Down 40.0 lb)
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Week 7:

All Teams 1.25 %  (Down 100.8 lb)
 Blue (Sept. Oct. Nov. ) 1.74 %  (Down 29.6 lb)
 Red (Dec. Jan. Feb ) 2.01 %  (Down 19.8 lb)
 Green ( March April May ) 0.81 %  (Down 14.2 lb)
 Yellow ( June, July, Aug) 1.76 %  (Down 39.2 lb)
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Week 6:

All Teams 1.19 %  (Down 96.6 lb)
 Blue (Sept. Oct. Nov. ) 1.59 %  (Down 27.0 lb)
 Red (Dec. Jan. Feb ) 1.85 %  (Down 18.2 lb)
 Green ( March April May ) 0.93 %  (Down 16.2 lb)
 Yellow ( June, July, Aug) 1.67 %  (Down 37.2 lb)
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Week 5:

All Teams 1.04 %  (Down 83.7 lb)
 Blue (Sept. Oct. Nov. ) 1.37 %  (Down 23.2 lb)
 Red (Dec. Jan. Feb ) 1.74 %  (Down 17.2 lb)
 Green ( March April May ) 0.55 %  (Down 9.6 lb)
 Yellow ( June, July, Aug) 1.61 %  (Down 35.7 lb)
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Week 4:

All Teams 0.96 %  (Down 77.6 lb)
 Blue (Sept. Oct. Nov. ) 1.24 %  (Down 21.0 lb)
 Red (Dec. Jan. Feb ) 1.80 %  (Down 17.7 lb)
 Green ( March April May ) 0.76 %  (Down 13.2 lb)
 Yellow ( June, July, Aug) 1.25 %  (Down 27.7 lb)
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Week 3:

All Teams 0.73 %  (Down 59.3 lb)
 Blue (Sept. Oct. Nov. ) 1.01 %  (Down 17.2 lb)
 Red (Dec. Jan. Feb ) 1.32 %  (Down 13.1 lb)
 Green ( March April May ) 0.66 %  (Down 11.6 lb)
 Yellow ( June, July, Aug) 0.87 %  (Down 19.4 lb)
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Week 2:

All Teams 0.50 %  (Down 40.3 lb)
 Blue (Sept. Oct. Nov. ) 0.65 %  (Down 11.0 lb)
 Red (Dec. Jan. Feb ) 0.71 %  (Down 7.0 lb)
 Green ( March April May ) 0.41 %  (Down 7.2 lb)
 Yellow ( June, July, Aug) 0.68 %  (Down 15.1 lb)
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Week 1:

All Teams 0.36 %  (Down 29.0 lb)
 Blue (Sept. Oct. Nov. ) 0.26 %  (Down 4.4 lb)
 Red (Dec. Jan. Feb ) 0.64 %  (Down 6.3 lb)
 Green ( March April May ) 0.45 %  (Down 7.8 lb)
 Yellow ( June, July, Aug) 0.47 %  (Down 10.5 lb)
view week 1 details

Latest Photos



At the beach Aug 21, 2010
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Before picture (the heaviest I've been in my life) :(
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August 2009
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Me on the left...feeling....blah
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