This Challenge ended 3 years ago

About this Challenge:

A challenge for all of those who eat more because they eat too fast! A challenge to learn self control!

Final Challenge Progress Results

dadams10 Total Progress: 8.65 %  (Down 13.1 lb)
mafer2001 Total Progress: 4.80 %  (Down 6.0 lb)
Kimmholmes1 Total Progress: 4.47 %  (Down 9.0 lb)
kelykazelli Total Progress: 3.61 %  (Down 4.2 lb)
PBmama Total Progress: 3.16 %  (Down 8.0 lb)
stephaka Total Progress: 2.83 %  (Down 4.1 lb)
Eagles1234 Total Progress: 2.52 %  (Down 3.2 lb)
BUde44 Total Progress: 2.14 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
bookwarm Total Progress: 1.85 %  (Down 2.4 lb)
Mischief Total Progress: 1.29 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
ydunston Total Progress: 1.17 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
palmtreex Total Progress: 1.04 %  (Down 1.5 lb)
angelwolf69 Total Progress: 0.99 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
Lhyte Total Progress: 0.73 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
cheersadam Total Progress: 0.50 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
libless Total Progress: 0.30 %  (Down 0.4 lb)
Mandykay Total Progress: 0.14 %  (Down 0.2 lb)
chronos2g Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
tellis1012 Total Progress: 0.33 %  (Up 0.5 lb)
booo Total Progress: 0.57 %  (Up 0.6 lb)
janice1960 Total Progress: 1.79 %  (Up 4.0 lb)
coollaney1 Total Progress: 2.53 %  (Up 4.6 lb)

Completed Mini-Challenges

Weeks 1 to 6

Mindful Eating

Guidelines:
Schedule it into your day. Write it in your calendar, leave notes on your fridge and send yourself reminders before meals until your new habits become automatic. Habits typically take 3-4 weeks to develop.
79% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Weeks 1 to 6

Sit at a table! Don't eat on the run!

Guidelines:
If you eat while running errands or standing at the counter you can quickly lose track of how much you’ve eaten. Even if you eat a lot while standing, you may still feel like you haven’t had a meal and want to eat more later.
75% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 16 Jul 10 by PBmama
"Bad Bad Bad this week....lots of eating in a car while driving or waiting ..."


Weeks 1 to 6

Serve small portions

Guidelines:
A clean plate is an incredibly powerful cue that a meal is finished. For this reason, large portion sizes often lead to overeating simply because of our tendency to eat what is in front of us. Serve yourself smaller portions as a reminder to take your time and savor each bite. Use small plates so your brain doesn’t perceive the portions as skimpy.
100% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Weeks 1 to 6

Remove distractions

Guidelines:
If you are reading or watching TV, you are not paying attention to the food you put into your mouth. I know you are busy and want to multitask, but resist the urge for 15 minutes and eat a real meal.
53% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 16 Jul 10 by PBmama
"Don't know if I will ever get this one passed LOL"
Successful: 10 Jul 10 by janice1960
"not every meal, but more than before"


Weeks 1 to 6

Chew!!!

Guidelines:
You might think that you chew your food, but there’s a good chance you are swallowing a lot of it whole. Take smaller bites and chew your food thoroughly. Notice the texture of what you are eating and appreciate what it adds to your meal.
89% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 01 Aug 10 by stephaka
"Not always, but most of the time."
Successful: 10 Jul 10 by janice1960
"still need to work on this"


Weeks 1 to 6

Drink

Guidelines:
Drink one glass of water 15 minutes before every meal.
62% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 01 Aug 10 by stephaka
"But I drank a lot of water throughout the day."
Failed: 24 Jun 10 by chronos2g
"Hmmm - good idea! "


Weeks 1 to 6

Put down your fork/spoon

Guidelines:
Putting your fork down forces you to relax a bit and focus on chewing what you already have. Finish shewing before grabbing the fork again!!
72% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 01 Aug 10 by stephaka
"Not as much as I should have. It's hardest when I'm eating dinner after ..."


Weeks 1 to 6

Don't eat alone! Have a conversation!

Guidelines:
You only have one mouth, and if you are using it to talk it’s really difficult to shove food into it. Eat with friends, have a great conversation and use this as an opportunity to slow down your meal.
58% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Weeks 1 to 6

Don't eat when you are starving!

Guidelines:
Eat a healthy snack 1-2 hours before every meal!
79% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Weeks 1 to 6

Wait 10 minutes before having a second serving!

Guidelines:
give your body time to register if it is full or not. If you are still a little hungry have a fruit or something small as a dessert.
89% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 19 Jul 10 by coollaney1
"i did not even have a second serving."
Successful: 16 Jul 10 by PBmama
"Since Ive waited Ive not gone back for seconds! :) "


Weeks 1 to 6

Record everything you eat

Guidelines:
Keep a record of all the food you consumed.
65% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Latest Challenge Posts

Excellent Challenge!
I think that this challenge is great! If we can just change a few little habits then it will make losing weight so much easier! I am trying to get all these down. Hopefully I will do better this week.
by PBmama on 21 Jun 10 11:01 PM
I like this
I like this challenge and looking forward to working on being more mindful while I eat. It'll work well along side the Life with Lupus challenge since both are about building awareness.
by janice1960 on 21 Jun 10 03:16 PM
hi ya
I find myself eating my meals in my car, wolfing them down while standing at the counter, or while sitting in front of the tv. We live in such a busy world where it's hard to stop or even slow down ...
by MightyFull on 17 Jun 10 08:27 AM
Introductions!
Hey everyone! I am 17 years old and I eat very fast! I think I wouldn't eat as much if I didn't, but I've never tried to change that habit before!! I want to loose 15 to 20 pounds for my new ...
by mafer2001 on 13 Jun 10 04:04 PM

Recent Challenge Participant Activity

View:  all activity | journals | calendar | posts | photos | kitchen | tips

 Challenge Ended

This challenge ended on Tuesday 03 August 2010.

The posting of Topics and Photos, and Participation in this challenge is available to Challenge Participants Only.

Challenge Info

status: Completed
ended: 02 Aug 10
duration: 6 Weeks
reporting: Once a Week
participants: 36
privacy: Public
administrators: mafer2001
created: 13 June 2010

All Mini-challenges:

1. Mindful Eating ( weeks 1 to 6 )
2. Sit at a table! Don't eat on the run! ( weeks 1 to 6 )
3. Serve small portions ( weeks 1 to 6 )
4. Remove distractions ( weeks 1 to 6 )
5. Chew!!! ( weeks 1 to 6 )
6. Drink ( weeks 1 to 6 )
7. Put down your fork/spoon ( weeks 1 to 6 )
8. Don't eat alone! Have a conversation! ( weeks 1 to 6 )
9. Don't eat when you are starving! ( weeks 1 to 6 )
10. Wait 10 minutes before having a second serving! ( weeks 1 to 6 )
11. Record everything you eat ( weeks 1 to 6 )


Rolling Challenge Performance:

The week to week running total weight lost

Week 6:

All Participants 0.89 %  (Down 55.5 lb)

Week 5:

All Participants 0.94 %  (Down 58.8 lb)

Week 4:

All Participants 1.04 %  (Down 65.1 lb)

Week 3:

All Participants 0.83 %  (Down 52.1 lb)

Week 2:

All Participants 0.78 %  (Down 48.5 lb)

Week 1:

All Participants 0.59 %  (Down 36.8 lb)

Latest Photos


No Photos have yet been created for this Challenge