This Challenge ended 5 years ago

About this Challenge:

1. start weight loss before the holidays 2.) develop a habit 3. develop self control and 4. like what you see in the mirror.

Final Challenge Progress Results

philanddeb Total Progress: 16.67 %  (Down 27.0 lb)
SuberWoman Total Progress: 10.56 %  (Down 17.0 lb)
slabs57 Total Progress: 8.28 %  (Down 10.8 lb)
meg00n Total Progress: 7.48 %  (Down 11.0 lb)
ccghmi Total Progress: 6.67 %  (Down 10.0 lb)
Early_riser_1961 Total Progress: 6.50 %  (Down 16.0 lb)
Jacques831006 Total Progress: 5.77 %  (Down 13.2 lb)
Mizzoufil Total Progress: 5.67 %  (Down 8.0 lb)
lindyrachel Total Progress: 5.26 %  (Down 11.0 lb)
Lantoni Total Progress: 4.32 %  (Down 7.0 lb)
tlg96 Total Progress: 4.31 %  (Down 10.0 lb)
Jewels611 Total Progress: 4.23 %  (Down 9.0 lb)
Kaorustalker30 Total Progress: 3.93 %  (Down 6.0 lb)
ekaterini Total Progress: 3.23 %  (Down 7.0 lb)
JBrks Total Progress: 3.07 %  (Down 6.4 lb)
BJReetz Total Progress: 2.89 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
jborowildcat28 Total Progress: 2.65 %  (Down 9.0 lb)
Verge2001 Total Progress: 2.45 %  (Down 6.0 lb)
Ruhu Total Progress: 2.44 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
GigiP Total Progress: 2.15 %  (Down 2.8 lb)
pamycake2012 Total Progress: 1.88 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
Plasma28 Total Progress: 1.78 %  (Down 4.8 lb)
heweaver Total Progress: 1.72 %  (Down 4.4 lb)
dboza Total Progress: 1.49 %  (Down 2.8 lb)
holyoak6 Total Progress: 1.46 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
cds0719 Total Progress: 1.33 %  (Down 2.8 lb)
Nathalie Warnet Total Progress: 1.33 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
Melissa3777 Total Progress: 1.16 %  (Down 1.6 lb)
ruchi0112 Total Progress: 1.09 %  (Down 1.5 lb)
Lindsay6384 Total Progress: 0.97 %  (Down 1.5 lb)
laurenluwho Total Progress: 0.91 %  (Down 1.2 lb)
Janisa Total Progress: 0.80 %  (Down 2.1 lb)
DLiving2 Total Progress: 0.73 %  (Down 1.5 lb)
Kandi Love Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
ZumbaToo Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
bkbeatty Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
Regina jenkins Total Progress: 0.27 %  (Up 0.5 lb)
gg-girl Total Progress: 0.80 %  (Up 1.2 lb)
misseskimo Total Progress: 1.27 %  (Up 2.0 lb)
PaintedRed Total Progress: 2.35 %  (Up 4.0 lb)
Merrie143 Total Progress: 2.44 %  (Up 4.0 lb)
BuffyBear Total Progress: 4.00 %  (Up 6.0 lb)
sybil08loraine Total Progress: 4.45 %  (Up 6.0 lb)

Completed Mini-Challenges

Weeks 1 to 8

No more than ____ calories a day.

In previous challenges I've given a calorie maximum, but I think that may actually be contributing to peoples failure to complete the challenge. We are all different, so the numbers of calories we need to consume for healthy wait loss is likely different too. So for this mini challenge, you must find (through a doctor, a trainer, or research on the net, etc.) what caloric intake is best for you, then COMMIT TO IT.
77% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 12 Dec 12 by slabs57
"been failing on this one b/c i overeat on nuts. been trying to eat clean ..."
Successful: 18 Nov 12 by Ruhu
"Calories in line:)"
Successful: 05 Nov 12 by holyoak6
"I monitored my calorie intake very closely, my goal is to stay below 1200 ..."

Weeks 1 to 8

Set yourself up for success

When trying to stick to a diet, it can be very difficult if one is faced with a huge variety of foods and an empty stomach. So, whether its the night before or the week before PLAN OUT YOUR MEAL for that week or the next day. Another potential pitfall is that when your hungry, it can be easy to just eat all or most of your designated calories early in the day and then face being hungry in the evening. So, not only should you plan out your meal, but also what time you are allowed to eat items in your daily meal plan. Ex. Today I am going to eat a bowl of cereal, 2 pears, 2 quaker rice cakes, Dinner (Salmon, corn, rice), and A Mikes hard lemonade. So to make sure I don't consume all of my calories before noon, then after breakfast, I can not have a snack until and hour after cereal, then I must drink a glass of water before I can eat lunch and hour after my snack... etc.
78% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 12 Dec 12 by slabs57
"i need to be better at sticking to my meal plans...."
Successful: 18 Nov 12 by Ruhu
"Timing good:)"

Weeks 1 to 8

Cardio Commitment

Along with committing to a certain number of calories, also decide on how much cardio you feel you can do each gym visit (must work out 5 to 6 days a week) Ex. I commit to doing one hour of cardio EVERY time I go to the gym or (if you cannot go to the gym) at least 5 to 6 days per week. Like your Calorie goals you must make this commitment BEFORE starting the challenge. When deciding on your cardio commitment make sure to commit to something you can realistically do (if you haven't been to the gym or worked out in years, don't commit to an hour and a half of cardio each day).
70% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 12 Dec 12 by slabs57
"gym commitment is still consistent!!!"
Successful: 18 Nov 12 by Ruhu
"I do love my cardio:)"
Failed: 05 Nov 12 by holyoak6
"I didn't burn as many calories as I had wanted to, as I was sick but did ..."
Failed: 01 Nov 12 by Kandi Love
"Doing as advised by doctor"

Latest Challenge Posts

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Hey now, I'm not sure if I sent you a private message, but I know I've responded to a question similar to this. Basically what you do is log on and go to the Go hard or go home challenge. On the ...
by PaintedRed on 05 Nov 12 05:12 PM
Plan your meals ahead of time and cook on days off and divide into individual portions to take with you. Then all you have to do is get it out of the fridge/freezer and take it with you and pop in the ...
by Rachel116 on 04 Nov 12 07:54 AM
Diet Journal
Ok, I'm gonna try another way of posting it. I would just copy and paste it but then it would change the formatting. If you want, post your email and I'll send it as a word doc.
by PaintedRed on 29 Oct 12 05:56 PM
It's about that time!!!
Hey Everyone. I'm doing an Insanity/P90X hybrid. Starting week 2 tomorrow. The exercise commitment is 60-80 min per day, 7 days/week. (insanity cardio 3 day/week with P90X weight training and abs ...
by Preggo38 on 29 Oct 12 06:28 AM
All the best to everyone in the challenge!
I am excited and in challenge mode.
by Early_riser_1961 on 28 Oct 12 04:31 PM

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 Challenge Ended

This challenge ended on Monday 24 December 2012.

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Challenge Info

status: Completed
ended: 23 Dec 12
duration: 8 Weeks
reporting: Once a Week
participants: 105
privacy: Public
administrators: PaintedRed
created: 21 October 2012

All Mini-challenges:

1. No more than ____ calories a day. ( weeks 1 to 8 )
2. Set yourself up for success ( weeks 1 to 8 )
3. Cardio Commitment ( weeks 1 to 8 )

Rolling Challenge Performance:

The week to week running total weight lost

Week 8:

All Participants 1.06 %  (Down 204.8 lb)

Week 7:

All Participants 1.05 %  (Down 202.7 lb)

Week 6:

All Participants 0.98 %  (Down 188.3 lb)

Week 5:

All Participants 0.86 %  (Down 165.9 lb)

Week 4:

All Participants 0.67 %  (Down 128.6 lb)

Week 3:

All Participants 0.57 %  (Down 110.2 lb)

Week 2:

All Participants 0.43 %  (Down 83.1 lb)

Week 1:

All Participants 0.12 %  (Down 22.7 lb)

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