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About this Challenge:

Take a Habit and Make it a Lifestyle. Enjoy these 12 mini-challenges for 12 Weeks. To Help Keep You Motivated & Stress-Free!!

Final Challenge Progress Results

VanWyk1102 Total Progress: 12.38 %  (Down 21.8 lb)
jonathan_emi Total Progress: 9.30 %  (Down 17.6 lb)
ChrysAnn52 Total Progress: 8.47 %  (Down 18.8 lb)
CaroFaddoul Total Progress: 6.74 %  (Down 9.5 lb)
ziannelyn Total Progress: 3.51 %  (Down 10.0 lb)
gecko4 Total Progress: 3.33 %  (Down 7.0 lb)
BJAH99 Total Progress: 2.08 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
Jean Wright Total Progress: 1.93 %  (Down 2.6 lb)
kat3dy Total Progress: 1.81 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
sexyflexy Total Progress: 1.72 %  (Down 2.2 lb)
First Timer Total Progress: 1.67 %  (Down 3.4 lb)
cmzoro Total Progress: 1.57 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
hkMomma2 Total Progress: 1.42 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
Kokakoley Total Progress: 1.15 %  (Down 1.9 lb)
4everSMAC Total Progress: 0.72 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
tish the dish Total Progress: 0.54 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
crisanja Total Progress: 0.54 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
svele395 Total Progress: 0.31 %  (Down 0.5 lb)
Melodyann Total Progress: 0.30 %  (Down 0.5 lb)
Katulibarri Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
Mrsdalie Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
Shadowthorn Total Progress: 0.19 %  (Up 0.3 lb)
bonrat Total Progress: 0.45 %  (Up 1.0 lb)
anlaith Total Progress: 0.64 %  (Up 1.2 lb)
smitan Total Progress: 0.94 %  (Up 1.4 lb)
wsalvaggio Total Progress: 2.23 %  (Up 4.0 lb)
michaelniles Total Progress: 2.89 %  (Up 6.0 lb)
Gunnamenta Total Progress: 2.93 %  (Up 6.0 lb)
elizabethboucher Total Progress: 7.22 %  (Up 13.0 lb)

Completed Mini-Challenges

Weeks 1 to 2

Week 1: Drink More Water, Limit Extras in your caffeine

Guidelines:
Drink 3 glasses of water per day, limit your extras for your caffeine intake, and no sugary add-ons with your drink!
86% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 29 Mar 13 by Gunnamenta
"This one easy for me but not a change....challenges to come :)"


Weeks 2 to 3

Week 2: No Late-Night Eating Past 9PM

Guidelines:
Weight yourself in the beginning of the week. Be strong and be wise with your late-night eating. Instead of adding more calories to your day, you will decrease the amount of calories thanks to the 9PM challenge.
72% Successful

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Weeks 3 to 4

Week 3: Try Eating a Light Nutritious Breakfast Each Day

Guidelines:
-Instead of the sugary cereals, and chocolate spread on your toast, try to mix your breakfast with fresh fruit, an egg or two (made your way), and whole wheat toast with no extra butter, or additional jams. Try an avocado instead of the butter or margarine.
66% Successful

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Successful: 22 Apr 13 by ChrysAnn52
"I eat an Atkins Advantage each morning. It satisfies my hunger pretty ..."
Successful: 18 Apr 13 by BJAH99
"I've tried a technique of poaching my eggs in the microwave and I've s ..."


Weeks 4 to 5

Week 4: Add 30 Minutes More To Your Exercise Routine

Guidelines:
-Instead of searching the fridge for a snack or getting a stressed over something minor, head outside for a quick brisk walk with your pet or yourself to get a few breaths of fresh air, let your mind wander, and your inner self relax. This is better than a chocolate bar as a treat.
41% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 22 Apr 13 by ChrysAnn52
"I'll work on this!"


Weeks 5 to 6

Week 5: Rise a little earlier each morning

Guidelines:
By allowing yourself to wake up earlier each morning, this gives you time to take 30 minutes of exercise each morning and more time to get organized each day. By waking up 30-45 minutes earlier, you can head to bed earlier at night instead of grabbing a snack before bed. This will do wonders to your day. Believe me.
100% Successful

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Weeks 6 to 7

Week 6: Avoid Outside Food, Allowed to treat yourself once every two weeks

Guidelines:
Avoid Outside food-restaurant, fast food, coffee shops, mini hot dog stands, etc. By not eating outside of your home and bringing packed lunches to work or school, this will allow you to have fresh made meals from home and limit the added preservatives, MSG, and extra flavoring normally done by the outside food places. You will see a difference in your body and your body will enjoy the food at home rather than eating at outside places.
57% Successful

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Weeks 7 to 8

Week 7: Switch to White meat, Whole Wheat Products, and Calorie-Less Drinks

Guidelines:
Switch from red meat to white meat. Switch from white products (breads, rice, etc.) to whole wheat products. Switch from pulp juices, cans of diet or regular pop, salty veggies juices, and sugary alcoholic beverages, to cups of fresh water each day. You can have these products in moderation however if it is consumed on a regular basis, you will know where the extra calories are coming from.
25% Successful

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Weeks 8 to 9

Week 8: If your mind thinks for unhealthy snacks, try a hobby, yoga, or meditation instead

Guidelines:
Sometimes the mind wants you to eat something fatty and unhealthy when it's stressed, you know that eating this would add extra unnecessary calories to your diet. Try a new hobby such as maybe, playing a strategic game (online chess, checkers), dance (salsa dancing, pole-dancing, ballroom, hip-hop, modern), a new independent sport (skiing, snowboarding, marathon-running, swimming, fishing, archery, golf, squash, rock climbing, etc. Try yoga at your local gym or take yoga classes for a small fee or find yoga and/or meditation on youtube.
0% Successful

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Weeks 9 to 10

Week 9: Avoid moodswings, and stressful ideas by adding a stress-free night each week

Guidelines:
Avoid moodswings, depressing thoughts, and stressful ideas by adding a stress-free night each week. Add a stress-free night each week to keep your life in balance and limit the stress levels as this is an indicator that results in consumption of more unnecessary and sugary foods and snacks. This relates to students, young professionals, blue-collar workers or white-collars professionals, etc.
57% Successful

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Weeks 10 to 11

Week 10: Close to the end, change up your routine = change your body

Guidelines:
By changing your routine, this will trick the body from reaching plateau and results in losing weight consistently. Your body will find something different and will continue to work harder as result of this difference. Suggestions: Move your heavier exercising in the beginning of the week instead of the end. Exercise earlier in the day instead of the evening. Change your exercise routine. Try a new sport or something challenging to get your heart pumping.
50% Successful

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Weeks 11 to 12

Week 11: Second Last Challenge, Make A Habit, Worth A Habit.

Guidelines:
It takes 21 days to create a habit into a solid one. Throughout this challenge, we've taken small steps in creating a change in our lifestyle and re-making new habits than before. Continuing with the challenges above and the habits that you've newly made, keep with it. The Beginning is the hardest to make a difference in your lifestyle, however the second hardest step is continuing making this lifestyle real, not temporarily. This challenge is specifically focusing on making a habit into a lifestyle change instead of a temporarily change.
50% Successful

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Week 12

Week 12: Goal Reached. Journey Not Over.

Guidelines:
You may think this journey of 12 weeks has made a tremendous change in your lifestyle. However, think optimistically, this change made several changes to your life: Happiness, Work, Hobbies, Self-Confidence, Beauty Re-Defined, Self-Loving, Emotionally Stabled. Take this journey for the rest of your life. The stresses that you've encountered are lessons learned for the future. You know that you've done this challenge correctly, you definitely saw a change in your body and self. Good Luck with the rest of Journey! AmandaMarta
100% Successful

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Latest Challenge Posts

Goal: 125 lbs by end of 12 weeks Ready to Get Started!!!
Lucky you! And no worries for the weigh-in. Since I have been a heavy coffee with the extras drinker over the years, I have slowly gained weight because of this. By avoiding adding in the extras, this ...
by 4everSMAC on 26 Mar 13 07:07 PM

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Challenge Info

status: Completed
ended: 17 Jun 13
duration: 12 Weeks
reporting: Once a Week
participants: 66
privacy: Public
administrators: 4everSMAC
created: 15 March 2013

All Mini-challenges:

1. Week 1: Drink More Water, Limit Extras in your caffeine ( weeks 1 to 2 )
2. Week 2: No Late-Night Eating Past 9PM ( weeks 2 to 3 )
3. Week 3: Try Eating a Light Nutritious Breakfast Each Day ( weeks 3 to 4 )
4. Week 4: Add 30 Minutes More To Your Exercise Routine ( weeks 4 to 5 )
5. Week 5: Rise a little earlier each morning ( weeks 5 to 6 )
6. Week 6: Avoid Outside Food, Allowed to treat yourself once every two weeks ( weeks 6 to 7 )
7. Week 7: Switch to White meat, Whole Wheat Products, and Calorie-Less Drinks ( weeks 7 to 8 )
8. Week 8: If your mind thinks for unhealthy snacks, try a hobby, yoga, or meditation instead ( weeks 8 to 9 )
9. Week 9: Avoid moodswings, and stressful ideas by adding a stress-free night each week ( weeks 9 to 10 )
10. Week 10: Close to the end, change up your routine = change your body ( weeks 10 to 11 )
11. Week 11: Second Last Challenge, Make A Habit, Worth A Habit. ( weeks 11 to 12 )
12. Week 12: Goal Reached. Journey Not Over. ( week 12 )


Rolling Challenge Performance:

The week to week running total weight lost

Week 12:

All Participants 0.67 %  (Down 78.9 lb)

Week 11:

All Participants 0.60 %  (Down 71.1 lb)

Week 10:

All Participants 0.56 %  (Down 65.7 lb)

Week 9:

All Participants 0.50 %  (Down 59.4 lb)

Week 8:

All Participants 0.49 %  (Down 57.8 lb)

Week 7:

All Participants 0.50 %  (Down 59.3 lb)

Week 6:

All Participants 0.45 %  (Down 52.9 lb)

Week 5:

All Participants 0.33 %  (Down 38.8 lb)

Week 4:

All Participants 0.23 %  (Down 27.7 lb)

Week 3:

All Participants 0.16 %  (Down 19.1 lb)

Week 2:

All Participants 0.24 %  (Down 28.3 lb)

Week 1:

All Participants 0.15 %  (Down 18.3 lb)

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