This Challenge ended 4 years ago

About this Challenge:

When you open your fridge do you reach for anything but the fruits and veggies? Do you want to change that?

Final Challenge Progress Results

sharita ray Total Progress: 5.97 %  (Down 13.0 lb)
SuePearl Total Progress: 5.30 %  (Down 12.6 lb)
MamaofDeuce Total Progress: 5.22 %  (Down 9.4 lb)
ARRiese Total Progress: 5.00 %  (Down 9.0 lb)
halemom Total Progress: 4.61 %  (Down 8.2 lb)
darin100 Total Progress: 4.58 %  (Down 13.0 lb)
AmyTRN Total Progress: 4.35 %  (Down 12.4 lb)
denisemarie Total Progress: 4.26 %  (Down 10.0 lb)
cellsworth Total Progress: 4.25 %  (Down 8.0 lb)
kal718 Total Progress: 4.19 %  (Down 11.5 lb)
angelc Total Progress: 3.92 %  (Down 8.4 lb)
Angeleoness Total Progress: 3.85 %  (Down 9.0 lb)
DeterminedMindy Total Progress: 3.76 %  (Down 5.6 lb)
GODSERBS Total Progress: 3.42 %  (Down 5.4 lb)
hforbes Total Progress: 3.03 %  (Down 10.2 lb)
Gallimh Total Progress: 3.02 %  (Down 4.8 lb)
Lost40 Total Progress: 2.95 %  (Down 6.2 lb)
Regallager Total Progress: 2.41 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
TIJUANA Total Progress: 2.38 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
dawny77 Total Progress: 2.27 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
Pinkdaisies Total Progress: 2.18 %  (Down 3.5 lb)
kdd5 Total Progress: 2.15 %  (Down 3.7 lb)
Carmel8sons Total Progress: 2.10 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
deepdedep Total Progress: 2.10 %  (Down 5.5 lb)
Lord_Avondale Total Progress: 2.08 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
SuperBabe Total Progress: 1.79 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
Butte Cyclist Total Progress: 1.63 %  (Down 2.3 lb)
aurorabucket Total Progress: 1.59 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
makparis Total Progress: 1.59 %  (Down 5.6 lb)
moparbunny Total Progress: 1.58 %  (Down 3.5 lb)
greekgirl83 Total Progress: 1.49 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
bela lugosi Total Progress: 1.48 %  (Down 3.6 lb)
dbentley Total Progress: 1.41 %  (Down 1.9 lb)
seattleforge Total Progress: 1.37 %  (Down 3.8 lb)
aleon Total Progress: 1.36 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
amyntwins Total Progress: 1.33 %  (Down 3.6 lb)
hudsongal Total Progress: 1.32 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
Julie Reynolds Total Progress: 1.31 %  (Down 3.8 lb)
mrh519 Total Progress: 1.30 %  (Down 2.4 lb)
PrincessMom04 Total Progress: 1.28 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
Tiffness0928 Total Progress: 1.26 %  (Down 2.2 lb)
moi272 Total Progress: 1.18 %  (Down 3.5 lb)
marissarissa101 Total Progress: 1.13 %  (Down 1.5 lb)
Katiebug73 Total Progress: 1.12 %  (Down 1.4 lb)
Serenity_Now Total Progress: 0.82 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
smbriceno82 Total Progress: 0.80 %  (Down 1.6 lb)
mama3bell Total Progress: 0.53 %  (Down 1.2 lb)
doit2it Total Progress: 0.25 %  (Down 0.4 lb)
salli sue Total Progress: 0.17 %  (Down 0.4 lb)
mohasaad Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
Yaribeth Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
sweetthing Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
apangirl Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
drmcdougaller Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
aristakat23 Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
mylabamber Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
StacyN Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
SMW99 Total Progress: 0.37 %  (Up 1.0 lb)
MontieCat Total Progress: 0.61 %  (Up 1.0 lb)
mouseears07 Total Progress: 0.64 %  (Up 2.7 lb)
ladyluck16 Total Progress: 0.64 %  (Up 1.0 lb)
rayray Total Progress: 0.68 %  (Up 1.0 lb)
cbausinger Total Progress: 0.86 %  (Up 1.2 lb)
Groovyflute Total Progress: 1.27 %  (Up 2.0 lb)
bridie88 Total Progress: 1.45 %  (Up 3.0 lb)
EmmaC Total Progress: 1.59 %  (Up 2.0 lb)
Milka Total Progress: 1.60 %  (Up 2.6 lb)
Geezy Total Progress: 2.05 %  (Up 6.4 lb)
livia2009 Total Progress: 2.18 %  (Up 3.0 lb)
balletforlife Total Progress: 2.92 %  (Up 3.3 lb)

Completed Mini-Challenges

Week 1

Snack Substitution

Guidelines:
This is simple, take one of your snacks for the day and substitute it with one serving of fruits or veggies.
87% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 22 Mar 10 by Angeleoness
"easy peasy..sliced apples, in the bag, fresh & easy, $2.98...:-)"
Successful: 22 Mar 10 by makparis
"I made sure to add lots of veggies and fruits to my diet."
Successful: 22 Mar 10 by sharita ray
"I snack on fruits and veggies"
Failed: 22 Mar 10 by Tiffness0928
"weekends are terrible for me. I need to step up the game"


Weeks 2 to 4

Snack Substitution #2

Guidelines:
Going into week two, we are going to add more yummy natural treats to our life by substituting two snacks a day. One will be replaced by a serving of fruit and the other a serving of veggies.
69% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 12 Apr 10 by kal718
"Having a baggie full of celery and carrot sticks, cucumber slices and ..."
Failed: 10 Apr 10 by bela lugosi
"Can't get in the vegy snack"
Failed: 10 Apr 10 by salli sue
"I still can't get in the vegetables. Doing well on the fruit"
Successful: 07 Apr 10 by Angeleoness
"STRAWBERRY & BLUEBERRY MIX 6DAYS, W/2 VEGGIE SVGS @ LUNCH 6 DAYS."


Weeks 3 to 6

Add Veggies to Your Meals

Guidelines:
Starting in week three: Add a side of veggies to at least one meal. Make sure the veggies take up at least 1/3 of your plate.
81% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 22 Apr 10 by Lost40
"i had lots of vegs--sometimes without meals"
Successful: 20 Apr 10 by drmcdougaller
"i steam spinach and have it with homemade vegetable stew with trader joes ..."
Successful: 15 Apr 10 by Angeleoness
"SALAD EVERYDAY"
Successful: 12 Apr 10 by kal718
"In addition to increasing veggies with lunch and dinner, I increased the ..."


Weeks 4 to 6

Breakfast Fruits

Guidelines:
In addition to your other mini-challenges, it's time now to add a serving of fruit to your breakfast. Make oatmeal and mix in some blueberries, eat a grapefruit or slice a banana into your cereal. Whatever you do, enjoy the tasty treat!
53% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 22 Apr 10 by Lost40
"i added fruit to every breakfast meal"
Successful: 20 Apr 10 by drmcdougaller
"we put frozen blueberries in homemade pancakes"
Successful: 12 Apr 10 by kal718
"Made sure to add a banana every day. Will try to vary the fruit next week, ..."


Week 5

Try Something New

Guidelines:
This week you are challenged to try a fruit or vegetable that you've never had before. Don't go to crazy, just have fun with it and try to find something you might like.
22% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 15 Apr 10 by Angeleoness
"ATE THE OLD TRUSTIES, HAPPY THAT MY MANGOES ARE BACK!"
Failed: 15 Apr 10 by makparis
"I didn't make it to the grocery store. I'll have to do this one this week."


Week 6

Get Creative

Guidelines:
We are supposed to be eating 5 servings of fruit and vegetables everyday! For the last week of this challenge you are challenged to think outside the box. Find creative ways to enjoy more fruit and veggies in your diet and then report back here so we all get more ideas. (Example: make a smoothie, create a new recipe, try a new fruit)
50% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 22 Apr 10 by Lost40
"had 2-3 servings"
Successful: 22 Apr 10 by mama3bell
"yeah!!"
Successful: 20 Apr 10 by drmcdougaller
"we juice every sat. we buy strawberries, grapes and apples from costco."


Latest Challenge Posts

Congratulations to everyone!!!
We have seen significant weight loss in the first two weeks of this challenge and a lot of success for those struggling to get their 5 servings of fruits and veggies. There has been more than 129 lbs ...
by makparis on 30 Mar 10 02:28 AM
Go BLUE team!!
We are rocking - two weeks down!! Go team!!
by makparis on 30 Mar 10 02:16 AM
Tips
More tips for adding servings of veggies to your day: • Dip slices of sweet potatoes in a mixture of egg substitute and nutmeg and bake on a lightly greased pan in a 425° oven for 20 min for tasty ...
by makparis on 30 Mar 10 02:13 AM
Red Team we can still win
I realized I need to get on the ball and help my Team out. Although I've only got to loose a few more lbs. to reach my goal I'll do my part to loose them to this challenge. I'm learning a ...
by Butte Cyclist on 22 Mar 10 09:16 PM
Fruits and Veggie Update
That's great!
by makparis on 20 Mar 10 04:23 PM

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 Challenge Ended

This challenge ended on Tuesday 27 April 2010.

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Challenge Info

status: Completed
ended: 26 Apr 10
duration: 6 Weeks
reporting: Once a Week
participants: 117
teams: Blue
Red
privacy: Public
administrators: makparis
created: 03 March 2010

All Mini-challenges:

1. Snack Substitution ( week 1 )
2. Snack Substitution #2 ( weeks 2 to 4 )
3. Add Veggies to Your Meals ( weeks 3 to 6 )
4. Breakfast Fruits ( weeks 4 to 6 )
5. Try Something New ( week 5 )
6. Get Creative ( week 6 )


Rolling Challenge Performance:

The week to week running total weight lost

Week 6:

All Teams 0.99 %  (Down 219.9 lb)
 Blue 0.95 %  (Down 108.7 lb)
 Red 1.03 %  (Down 111.2 lb)
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Week 5:

All Teams 0.86 %  (Down 191.7 lb)
 Blue 0.90 %  (Down 103.0 lb)
 Red 0.82 %  (Down 88.8 lb)
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Week 4:

All Teams 0.75 %  (Down 167.1 lb)
 Blue 0.78 %  (Down 89.8 lb)
 Red 0.72 %  (Down 77.4 lb)
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Week 3:

All Teams 0.60 %  (Down 132.6 lb)
 Blue 0.62 %  (Down 71.3 lb)
 Red 0.57 %  (Down 61.3 lb)
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Week 2:

All Teams 0.56 %  (Down 124.2 lb)
 Blue 0.61 %  (Down 70.1 lb)
 Red 0.50 %  (Down 54.0 lb)
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Week 1:

All Teams 0.35 %  (Down 78.5 lb)
 Blue 0.48 %  (Down 54.7 lb)
 Red 0.22 %  (Down 23.8 lb)
view week 1 details

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