This Challenge ended 8 years ago

About this Challenge:

We're going to try to lose 2/3 of an inch each week off of our waists, butts or thighs. :) Healthy eating strategies, too!

Final Challenge Progress Results

IanThomson Total Progress: 6.63 %  (Down 12.0 lb)
burntedges626 Total Progress: 6.05 %  (Down 13.0 lb)
RavenC Total Progress: 5.65 %  (Down 13.8 lb)
Nathan S Total Progress: 5.50 %  (Down 11.5 lb)
JCLeftie Total Progress: 5.23 %  (Down 17.0 lb)
kkqd0504 Total Progress: 4.26 %  (Down 6.0 lb)
sssiobhan Total Progress: 4.00 %  (Down 8.0 lb)
jcintra Total Progress: 4.00 %  (Down 9.7 lb)
raviravi Total Progress: 3.70 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
dumplingirl Total Progress: 3.24 %  (Down 6.0 lb)
natalievstexas Total Progress: 2.89 %  (Down 5.8 lb)
bcaldwell Total Progress: 2.84 %  (Down 6.2 lb)
KittyBear85 Total Progress: 2.66 %  (Down 7.0 lb)
hira Total Progress: 2.63 %  (Down 4.4 lb)
ChestyLaRue Total Progress: 2.55 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
debandrs Total Progress: 2.40 %  (Down 4.5 lb)
chinaeure Total Progress: 2.38 %  (Down 6.0 lb)
time2makeachange Total Progress: 2.37 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
velocitys0ul Total Progress: 2.36 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
shacin Total Progress: 2.03 %  (Down 2.6 lb)
ultra_dietgirl Total Progress: 2.00 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
Eboniqn Total Progress: 1.78 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
lauradri Total Progress: 1.68 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
kay1067 Total Progress: 1.66 %  (Down 2.8 lb)
miguels454 Total Progress: 1.52 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
alwaystipa Total Progress: 1.33 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
Mrs_Momo Total Progress: 1.30 %  (Down 1.8 lb)
Chichi k Total Progress: 1.20 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
FaerytaleMalice Total Progress: 0.96 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
sharonfriz Total Progress: 0.88 %  (Down 1.4 lb)
squirleyan Total Progress: 0.64 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
Redmonstr3 Total Progress: 0.45 %  (Down 0.6 lb)
SlimChick Total Progress: 0.14 %  (Down 0.2 lb)
jltaylor Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
vendorgirl Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
kctrll Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
night_light Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
korakdot Total Progress: 0.78 %  (Up 1.1 lb)
Ermoriel Total Progress: 1.01 %  (Up 1.5 lb)
porcupine Total Progress: 1.35 %  (Up 2.0 lb)
anikeed Total Progress: 1.85 %  (Up 2.5 lb)
imafluke Total Progress: 2.52 %  (Up 6.8 lb)
mzuri Total Progress: 4.45 %  (Up 6.0 lb)

Completed Mini-Challenges

Weeks 1 to 6

Drink 8 glasses of water or decaf / herbal tea each day!

Drink 8 8 oz glasses of water each day. You can flavor your water with non-caffeinated tea (such as berry zinger, lemon zinger, etc), but no sweeteners! You know how limp veggies get if they aren't watered? That's the way we are when we don't have enough water, too!
83% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 01 Sep 09 by JCLeftie
"This is finally not a problem!"
Successful: 24 Aug 09 by debandrs
"Drinking away."
Successful: 19 Aug 09 by night_light
"8 glasses is tough if you aren't used to drinking water!"

Weeks 1 to 6

Fruits, Legumes, and Crunchy Fresh Vegetables!

Make sure you eat some fresh fruit and veggies every day. Buy salad mixes at Wal-Mart and eat a salad each day. Try wrapping crunchy veggies and avacados in rice paper and dipping in low fat sauce! Remember the vegetables you LIKED as a kid (celery, carrots, or green peppers maybe?) and eat a lot of those!! Munch on apples and berries. To mix things up, try lima beans and peas with a dash of parmesan mixed on top of a small helping of pasta (try gluten free or whole grain if you like).
84% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 01 Sep 09 by JCLeftie
"Go to to check out their Meal Balancer - it will help you ..."
Successful: 24 Aug 09 by debandrs
"Have not been able to find the rice paper. But still looking."

Weeks 2 to 6

Tone yourself!

Do toning exercises, such as: yoga, Shapely Secrets, or isometrics. Try tensing your butt and holding for around 1 minute, sucking your waist in when you're in the car, etc. If you're lying down, do leg lifts. Just 7 minutes of tensing your arms, legs, abs, and thighs will do a lot of good.
73% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 31 Aug 09 by kkqd0504
"did lots of other exercise though"
Successful: 30 Aug 09 by SlimChick
"This is easy to do in the car, at work, or in class. :)"
Successful: 26 Aug 09 by ChestyLaRue
"pilates, and stomach crunches. "

Weeks 2 to 6

Peace out!

Take nature walks, light some incense, read an inspiring book, journal. Just do something that makes you feel peaceful!
78% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 26 Aug 09 by ChestyLaRue
"walk all the time."

Weeks 2 to 6

Healthy Protein!

Make sure you eat 35 to 90 grams of protein each day. Eat bananas with peanut butter, eggs, egg beaters, tuna without mayo, egg drop soup, low-fat cottage cheese, yogurt, handfuls of nuts, or a lean meat you enjoy.
92% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 01 Sep 09 by JCLeftie
"Optimally you should consume 1g of protein for every lb of lean body w ..."

Weeks 3 to 6

Fruit smoothies!

Make yourself a smoothie with milk/soy milk, yogurt, fruits and berries! Try blending: half a container of peach yogurt, a half cup of juice, a half cup of peaches, and a half cup of frozen raspberries together. Try variations like banana-blueberry! Sprinkle granola on top.
22% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 08 Sep 09 by KittyBear85
"Milk not allowed on diet."
Successful: 01 Sep 09 by JCLeftie
"I <3 my mom's VitaMix!"

Weeks 3 to 6


Add some Omega-3 rich foods to your diet, like salmon, sardines, kippers, or flax seed (in your smoothies!). This is good for your brain as well as your tone!
57% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 01 Sep 09 by JCLeftie
"I take a CLA compound that includes Omega 3,6,9 fatty acids."

Weeks 4 to 6

If you have trouble with late night snacking....

Eat some cereal or a small baked potato with low-fat sour cream before you go to bed. In the morning, eat protein.
77% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 24 Sep 09 by vendorgirl
"small potato in a steamer yummy"

Weeks 4 to 6

MUFAs (mono-unsaturated fats)

Try to eat a serving of MUFAS (mono-unsaturated fats) with every snack and meal. Suggestions: vinegar and olive oil dressing, peanut butter and peanut sauce, dates stuffed with raw almonds, organic eggs, homemade avacado/onion spread, raw nut trail mixes, fatty fish. Dip a strawberry in melted dark chocolate as a snack :) Twice a week, try hot cocoa or carob in skim milk with honey or stevia for sweetener, OR have 1 small square of dark chocolate.
43% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Weeks 5 to 6

Love yourself where you're at!

Do something comforting for yourself every day. Give yourself a hug and know that you are beautiful. You're doing this for yourself and your health because you love yourself, not because you don't like yourself where you're at. Put happy stickers on your book/computer or let yourself watch the game instead of practicing a presentation.
63% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Weeks 5 to 6


If you love pizza, make yourself a pita pizza with lowfat cheese and sauce and veggies, or make a pizza flavored crouton salad! If you love cheesecake, put a little reduced fat cream cheese on a graham cracker with honey and fresh fruit! Just keep your snacks under 100 calories and your "smart cheat" meals under 300.
70% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Week 6


Turn on some music you like and dance to celebrate 6 weeks of health!
50% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Week 6

Hold your Own!

Listen to your body! What makes you feel good? What makes you crash/burn? Read magazines with healthy eating tips and make responsible decisions and eating choices. If something doesn't work/make sense to you, double check it, or don't follow it, and try something new. Read labels. Know low fat / low carb doesn't always mean "healthy and balanced". Improvise! You're smart! :)
66% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Latest Challenge Posts

Good luck everybody! + Progress thread
yeehaw!! great job Debbie!
by KittyBear85 on 02 Sep 09 03:15 PM
My Name IS
Good luck, Fran :)
by SlimChick on 19 Aug 09 08:11 PM
Introduce yourself! + Some tips on taking measurements
I am just gonna measure the dreaded waist (42). I am wanting a 21 but I am gonna start one inch at a time. Lol
by dumplingirl on 19 Aug 09 04:16 PM
Easy "pizza" fix
Crust: Saltine crackers w/multigrain (60 calories for 5 crackers) Sauce: Contadina pizza sauce (20 cal for 1/4 cup) Cheese: Laughing Cow Light Swiss Cheese triangles (35 cal for 1 wedge) Toppings: canned ...
by SlimChick on 15 Aug 09 07:39 PM
Hi all!
I'm excited about losing some unwanted weight!! I am also going to be starting Thurmonds- 6 week body makeover(again). I was on it 7 years ago when I had my second child, and was successful at it. ...
by Katrina HH on 13 Aug 09 07:32 AM

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 Challenge Ended

This challenge ended on Tuesday 29 September 2009.

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Challenge Info

status: Completed
ended: 28 Sep 09
duration: 6 Weeks
reporting: Once a Week
participants: 80
privacy: Public
administrators: SlimChick
created: 09 August 2009

All Mini-challenges:

1. Drink 8 glasses of water or decaf / herbal tea each day! ( weeks 1 to 6 )
2. Fruits, Legumes, and Crunchy Fresh Vegetables! ( weeks 1 to 6 )
3. Tone yourself! ( weeks 2 to 6 )
4. Peace out! ( weeks 2 to 6 )
5. Healthy Protein! ( weeks 2 to 6 )
6. Fruit smoothies! ( weeks 3 to 6 )
7. Omega-3's ( weeks 3 to 6 )
8. If you have trouble with late night snacking.... ( weeks 4 to 6 )
9. MUFAs (mono-unsaturated fats) ( weeks 4 to 6 )
10. Love yourself where you're at! ( weeks 5 to 6 )
11. Smart-"Cheat"! ( weeks 5 to 6 )
12. Dance-Off! ( week 6 )
13. Hold your Own! ( week 6 )

Rolling Challenge Performance:

The week to week running total weight lost

Week 6:

All Participants 1.09 %  (Down 159.5 lb)

Week 5:

All Participants 0.99 %  (Down 144.2 lb)

Week 4:

All Participants 0.85 %  (Down 123.2 lb)

Week 3:

All Participants 0.64 %  (Down 93.7 lb)

Week 2:

All Participants 0.48 %  (Down 69.4 lb)

Week 1:

All Participants 0.06 %  (Down 8.5 lb)

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