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Final Challenge Progress Results

darkangel95 Total Progress: 9.78 %  (Down 19.3 lb)
OddsAgainstMe Total Progress: 6.50 %  (Down 16.8 lb)
emily.r.kinsey Total Progress: 6.29 %  (Down 9.0 lb)
ekaterini Total Progress: 5.44 %  (Down 12.0 lb)
smellyrichelley Total Progress: 5.38 %  (Down 7.2 lb)
brads_wife Total Progress: 5.10 %  (Down 9.4 lb)
jlgregory Total Progress: 4.87 %  (Down 9.0 lb)
Shna99 Total Progress: 4.51 %  (Down 8.5 lb)
Caroca Total Progress: 4.41 %  (Down 6.6 lb)
tglenna Total Progress: 4.09 %  (Down 9.0 lb)
maymouse_101 Total Progress: 3.94 %  (Down 8.0 lb)
alwaysalwayshappy Total Progress: 3.74 %  (Down 5.3 lb)
AmyCoulon Total Progress: 3.67 %  (Down 6.0 lb)
acm44 Total Progress: 3.35 %  (Down 7.0 lb)
beatlesfran Total Progress: 2.92 %  (Down 4.8 lb)
tatianavaldez Total Progress: 2.91 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
Lyon Lady Total Progress: 2.89 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
dechristensen Total Progress: 2.87 %  (Down 4.2 lb)
debragold Total Progress: 2.86 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
sunshi9 Total Progress: 2.80 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
LucyRazo Total Progress: 2.70 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
LesleyRae Total Progress: 2.65 %  (Down 4.8 lb)
ChristyF Total Progress: 2.58 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
RosePose Total Progress: 2.47 %  (Down 5.4 lb)
suefel Total Progress: 2.39 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
tyms00 Total Progress: 2.31 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
Louie2010 Total Progress: 2.26 %  (Down 7.0 lb)
Blawson02 Total Progress: 2.15 %  (Down 6.2 lb)
DeborahD Total Progress: 2.14 %  (Down 6.0 lb)
DReno Total Progress: 1.85 %  (Down 2.6 lb)
Bulls Baby Total Progress: 1.85 %  (Down 3.2 lb)
fontake Total Progress: 1.50 %  (Down 1.8 lb)
amakate Total Progress: 1.43 %  (Down 2.8 lb)
katpec Total Progress: 1.43 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
wilkevets Total Progress: 0.80 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
Koorah Total Progress: 0.74 %  (Down 1.4 lb)
realtalk Total Progress: 0.52 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
Katiefawn Total Progress: 0.51 %  (Down 0.8 lb)
wilmingtonkate Total Progress: 0.39 %  (Down 0.6 lb)
Ambition Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
abs42 Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
RightJ309 Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
Gigglz Total Progress: 0.13 %  (Up 0.2 lb)
kay2906 Total Progress: 0.56 %  (Up 1.0 lb)
showgirl31 Total Progress: 0.66 %  (Up 1.0 lb)
Ms140 Total Progress: 0.67 %  (Up 1.0 lb)
hollydoll29 Total Progress: 1.00 %  (Up 1.4 lb)
mandksmom Total Progress: 1.09 %  (Up 2.0 lb)
nurse_kay Total Progress: 1.91 %  (Up 3.4 lb)

Completed Mini-Challenges

Week 1

Drink and think before you eat.

Guidelines:
Often times people, especially those that struggle with weight, can confuse being hungry for being thirsty. To help retrain your brain, drink at least an 8oz glass of water before each time you eat weather its a meal or just a snack. (adding some crystal light or lemon for flavor is ok) Also take a moment to think about what you really want before you have it so that you don't fall into the trap of grazing.
86% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 25 Apr 10 by wilkevets
"Water bottle broke 1/2 way through week - didn't drink enough water..."
Successful: 25 Apr 10 by katpec
"was the easy part."
Successful: 25 Apr 10 by alwaysalwayshappy
"mean daily water consumption = 2.2 lt"
Successful: 22 Apr 10 by Ms140
"Doing good!"


Weeks 1 to 2

Activia challenge

Guidelines:
Eat one Activia yogurt every day to reset your system and allow your body to make the most use of what you eat.
47% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 02 May 10 by AmyCoulon
"Had it every say this week. Although I'm already a daily yogurt eater. ..."
Successful: 01 May 10 by tglenna
"I'm really not noticing a difference with this yet. "
Successful: 01 May 10 by smellyrichelley
"I really love the 100 calorie Yoplait thick & creamy yogurt, so I'll stick ..."
Successful: 01 May 10 by Shna99
"Finally bought myself some Activia!"


Weeks 1 to 6

Keep your calories for the day above 1100

Guidelines:
The FDA reccomends that people consume a bare mimimum of 1100 calories a day to maintain proper metabolic function. If you eat less than that your body starts to work inefficiently and you could risk serious damage to your body.
95% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 23 May 10 by katpec
"trying"


Weeks 1 to 6

Keep your protein for the day above 75g

Guidelines:
Protein keeps you feeling satisfied throughout the day so your less likely to give in to temptation. Protein is also the key thing your body taps into to build muscle and burn fat so the more you get the better.
67% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 09 May 10 by alwaysalwayshappy
"It has been a very hard week ..."
Successful: 26 Apr 10 by RosePose
"I've been having a protein fruit smoothie in the mornings and doubling ..."
Failed: 25 Apr 10 by RightJ309
"I didn't realize I was supposed to be counting my protein. Will do this ..."
Failed: 21 Apr 10 by nurse_kay
"Alas, my diet is still so fatty and carby. Trying again tomorrow!"


Weeks 1 to 6

Keep your ratios 20/30/50

Guidelines:
The FDA reccomends for weight loss that aproximately 20% or your total calories come from fat, 30% come from protein and 50% come from carbs. Use the pie chart in the food diary to monitor your intake and adjust accordingly over the day. (ex. If your breakfast was mostly carbs like cereal or oatmeal then make your lunch high protein like a steak salad.) To pass this challenge it doesn't have to be exact as long as your ratios are within about 1-3% of the guidelines. If it does deviate slightly its best that the percentage is higher for protein and lower for fat and carbs.
32% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 26 Apr 10 by RosePose
"Mostly I've managed, but there have been a couple of days where things ..."


Weeks 1 to 6

Keep a log of what you eat

Guidelines:
Keep a log of everything you eat. No matter how insignificant something may seem it all adds up and factors in to how your body uses it.
89% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 27 May 10 by Ambition
"More so than not"
Failed: 09 May 10 by alwaysalwayshappy
"It has been a very hard week ..."


Week 2

Indulge in moderation

Guidelines:
Pick one day of the week to have something you've been wanting to indulge in like that scoop of ice cream or that slice of pizza and plan your day around being able to have it and still stay within the 20/30/50 ratio
78% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 02 May 10 by OddsAgainstMe
"Tried to get my pizza fix yesterday, but threw my ratios all out of whack. ..."
Successful: 02 May 10 by AmyCoulon
"Had a scoop of nutella, yummy. Kept an eye on ratios."
Failed: 02 May 10 by alwaysalwayshappy
"Did not have a chance to indulge in anything"
Successful: 01 May 10 by suefel
"pop corn at movies"


Week 3

Get the munchies on the crunchies

Guidelines:
Keep crunchy veggies handy to munch on when temptation starts to get to you. Instead of reaching for that candy bar between meals grab some carrot sticks, celery, or any other crunchy vegetable you like and munch until the craving subsides.
71% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 09 May 10 by alwaysalwayshappy
"It has been a very hard week ..."
Successful: 07 May 10 by tglenna
"I didn't crunch on veggies, but I didn't snack between meals on junk e ..."
Successful: 06 May 10 by katpec
"Love carrot and celery trying to eat instead of a fiber one bar."


Weeks 3 to 4

Activity challenge

Guidelines:
Do something active for at least 30minutes a day. Weather its jogging, walking, gardening, dancing, playing a sport. Whatever it is spend at least 30min total for that day. You can even split it between activities across the day. ex. 10 min walk in the morning, 20min of dancing in the evening.
66% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 15 May 10 by tglenna
"Was active most days, but not all."
Successful: 14 May 10 by kay2906
"I was in my allotment for 6 hours on Sunday but didn't manage to go after ..."


Week 4

Indulge a little more

Guidelines:
Pick two days of the week to have something you've been wanting to indulge in and plan like you did before.
81% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 15 May 10 by tglenna
"Indulged way too much."
Failed: 14 May 10 by kay2906
"I just didn't have the time to think about it"
Successful: 10 May 10 by acm44
"ahi tuna seared-soooo gooooood"
Successful: 10 May 10 by wilkevets
"More than 2 days..."


Week 5

Go vegetarian (for one meal)

Guidelines:
For at least one meal everyday this week don't have any meat or fish. You can challenge yourself to find some really delicious vegetarian recipes like eggplant parmesian or portabella mushroom soup.
66% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 23 May 10 by AmyCoulon
"And I HATE eggs."
Successful: 23 May 10 by tglenna
"I usually do this every day for breakfast. "


Weeks 5 to 6

Check your weight every day

Guidelines:
Guidelines: When I check the scale, if my weight stays the same I'm happy, if my weight goes down its a bonus, and if my weight goes up its a sign that I need to get more active and reflect on my eating habits. This mini-challenge is about using your scale as a tool to track your progress and keep setbacks at a minimum. Wouldn't you rather find out that you gained 0.5lbs between yesterday and today than find out you gained 5lbs over the course of a week?
62% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 30 May 10 by ChristyF
"Not every day, but maybe every 2-3 days, too much of a mind game."
Failed: 29 May 10 by smellyrichelley
"I'd drive myself crazy and stress myself out if I checked my weight every ..."


Week 6

Celebrate

Guidelines:
Go out to eat one day this week to celebrate your progress in this challenge and plan for it so that your still in your 20/30/50 ratio. There are alot of great resaurants that have the nutritional info available online so you can plan what your going to have the night before. If your concerned about the portions being to big you can always agree to split with a friend or request that they pack half of it up before they serve it to you. If you do it the second way you get to celebrate all over again the next day at home.
71% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 30 May 10 by ChristyF
"Don't go out to eat."
Successful: 28 May 10 by AmyCoulon
"Snow cone at my son's "Fun Day""
Successful: 28 May 10 by tglenna
"I have eaten out several times this week and have stayed under my daily ..."
Successful: 27 May 10 by Ambition
"More so than didn't"


Latest Challenge Posts

General Forum
I looked over the healthy choice single serving microwaveable bowls of soup and the sodium is pretty low as soups go and they make a great way of occassionally supplimenting them in your diet for an extra ...
by beatlesfran on 23 May 10 01:48 AM
Week 4 Status Report
Sorry for falling behind in the weekly status report. Its just been a pretty hectic past couple weeks. However, I am glad to see that overall we are still making good progress with an overall loss of ...
by beatlesfran on 16 May 10 02:14 AM
Mets Forum
Getting the garden ready for summer this week kicked my can. A bonus daily workout that I totally enjoyed! What are you doing to workout that you REALLY love?
by shmiller on 03 May 10 09:23 AM
How to calculate your ratios
No wonder I've been having trouble. I didn't realize that fat is worth more than twice protein or carbs! Thanks for the info!
by PyroMyth on 30 Apr 10 11:42 AM
Keep your protein for the day above 75g.
Ooh haven't tried that one yet. That sounds good.
by beatlesfran on 27 Apr 10 12:11 AM

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Challenge Info

status: Completed
ended: 30 May 10
duration: 6 Weeks
reporting: Once a Week
participants: 69
teams: Vets
Jets
Mets
privacy: Public
administrators: beatlesfran
created: 07 April 2010

All Mini-challenges:

1. Drink and think before you eat. ( week 1 )
2. Activia challenge ( weeks 1 to 2 )
3. Keep your calories for the day above 1100 ( weeks 1 to 6 )
4. Keep your protein for the day above 75g ( weeks 1 to 6 )
5. Keep your ratios 20/30/50 ( weeks 1 to 6 )
6. Keep a log of what you eat ( weeks 1 to 6 )
7. Indulge in moderation ( week 2 )
8. Get the munchies on the crunchies ( week 3 )
9. Activity challenge ( weeks 3 to 4 )
10. Indulge a little more ( week 4 )
11. Go vegetarian (for one meal) ( week 5 )
12. Check your weight every day ( weeks 5 to 6 )
13. Celebrate ( week 6 )


Rolling Challenge Performance:

The week to week running total weight lost

Week 6:

All Teams 1.72 %  (Down 217.7 lb)
 Vets 1.64 %  (Down 68.9 lb)
 Jets 1.74 %  (Down 78.9 lb)
 Mets 1.78 %  (Down 69.9 lb)
view week 6 details

Week 5:

All Teams 1.51 %  (Down 190.6 lb)
 Vets 1.55 %  (Down 64.8 lb)
 Jets 1.39 %  (Down 62.9 lb)
 Mets 1.60 %  (Down 62.9 lb)
view week 5 details

Week 4:

All Teams 1.38 %  (Down 174.1 lb)
 Vets 1.31 %  (Down 54.8 lb)
 Jets 1.42 %  (Down 64.3 lb)
 Mets 1.40 %  (Down 55.0 lb)
view week 4 details

Week 3:

All Teams 1.18 %  (Down 149.6 lb)
 Vets 1.07 %  (Down 44.7 lb)
 Jets 1.16 %  (Down 52.6 lb)
 Mets 1.33 %  (Down 52.3 lb)
view week 3 details

Week 2:

All Teams 0.88 %  (Down 110.9 lb)
 Vets 0.84 %  (Down 35.0 lb)
 Jets 0.99 %  (Down 44.9 lb)
 Mets 0.79 %  (Down 31.0 lb)
view week 2 details

Week 1:

All Teams 0.47 %  (Down 59.6 lb)
 Vets 0.54 %  (Down 22.7 lb)
 Jets 0.41 %  (Down 18.7 lb)
 Mets 0.46 %  (Down 18.2 lb)
view week 1 details

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