This Challenge ended 4 years ago

About this Challenge:

Loose between 2-4 pounds through a healthy diet and exercise.

Final Challenge Progress Results

soulsearcher Total Progress: 12.34 %  (Down 23.8 lb)
tendai Total Progress: 4.41 %  (Down 10.8 lb)
nicoleandmichael Total Progress: 4.21 %  (Down 12.6 lb)
ybustam Total Progress: 3.61 %  (Down 6.0 lb)
cicil Total Progress: 3.07 %  (Down 3.2 lb)
mtngal67 Total Progress: 2.83 %  (Down 6.5 lb)
chinaeure Total Progress: 2.44 %  (Down 6.0 lb)
sarah_cook2007 Total Progress: 1.35 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
kngpin300 Total Progress: 0.89 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
stacyfit4me Total Progress: 0.72 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
innovativemomma Total Progress: 0.46 %  (Down 1.4 lb)
juniper78 Total Progress: 0.38 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
Gwendolyn0920 Total Progress: 0.31 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
eislerp Total Progress: 0.15 %  (Down 0.4 lb)
jharms Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
iolegaia Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
fitgirl77 Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
smgwennie Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
missywoo Total Progress: 0.39 %  (Up 1.0 lb)
cambetig Total Progress: 0.94 %  (Up 1.8 lb)
Clover51 Total Progress: 1.12 %  (Up 2.0 lb)

Completed Mini-Challenges

Weeks 1 to 2

Pick a Diet!

Guidelines:
Go through the diet database. Do some research. What diet suits you best? Pick one.
85% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 26 Sep 09 by innovativemomma
"I've been on the GI Diet since August 1st. It has worked well so far. I ..."
Successful: 26 Sep 09 by missywoo
"I chose weight watchers. I works for me."
Successful: 24 Sep 09 by fitgirl77
"I'm doing South Beach - it just naturally fits with my lifestyle and it's ..."


Weeks 1 to 2

Distinguish Exercise Level and Start Exercising.

Guidelines:
If you have high energy and body stamina but need to loose weight - you need a high exercise level. Try something like a spinning class(speed bikes) or total body work out or DVDs . If your in the middle with energy and stamina - you need a moderate exercise level. Try something like a moderate aerobics class or a moderate dance class like zumba or DVDs. If your energy level and stamina is low - try walking or easy step aerobics. Exercise 40-60 minutes during this first week.
85% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 04 Oct 09 by Gwendolyn0920
"Dr. stopped exercise for my stress-test."
Successful: 26 Sep 09 by innovativemomma
"I'm doing the walking. But I am starting a dance class this week. "
Successful: 26 Sep 09 by missywoo
"I purchased a bicycle so me and my son can exercise together. Its been ..."


Weeks 1 to 4

No Snacking Before Bed.

Guidelines:
No snacks 1 hour before bedtime.
60% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 12 Oct 09 by Gwendolyn0920
"Had good for you snacks more often & didn't overindulge except 1 night. ..."
Failed: 26 Sep 09 by innovativemomma
"I got up in the middle of night and snacked. I had 2 pieces of bread with ..."


Weeks 1 to 12

Eat Fruits and Veggies Each Day.

Guidelines:
Eat any combination of fruit and a vegetable to equal 2 portions. 1 1/2 cup fruit or juice, 1 cup vegetables or 3 cups fruit or juice or 2 cups vegetables.
91% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 26 Sep 09 by innovativemomma
"I haven't been able to eat much fruit. I'm not really sure what fruit is ..."


Weeks 1 to 12

Drink Water as Part of Your Diet.

Guidelines:
Water may be flavored, but not with sugar sweetened products(there are natural sugar substitutes out there) and not carbonated. Drink 64 oz. of water a day. Drink 8 oz. before exercise and 8 oz. after exercise. (Count this in your 64 oz of water a day.) Drink the other 8 oz glasses during any 6 hours of the day.
88% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 26 Sep 09 by innovativemomma
"I have replaced all of my liquids with water except my coffee in the m ..."
Successful: 24 Sep 09 by fitgirl77
"I've been guzzling!"


Weeks 1 to 12

Eat a Balanced Breakfast According to Your Diet.

Guidelines:
Following the diet plan you've chosen, eat breakfast everyday. It is the meal that gets you going and is very important! Many dieters believe that skipping breakfast will help with loosing weight. The truth is that when you miss breakfast, it causes you to be hungrier throughout the day. Which means more snacking and over-eating during other meals. Not much of a morning eater? Try a small bagel or toast or a piece of fruit. On the low carb diet? Try an egg and 2 strips of bacon or 2 sausage links.
88% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 26 Sep 09 by innovativemomma
"This is really hard, but so far so good."


Weeks 1 to 12

Follow chosen diet.

Guidelines:
Are you following your diet fairly well? If at least 80% mark yes.
77% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 26 Sep 09 by innovativemomma
"I ate out 3 days this week at work."


Weeks 1 to 12

Record, record, record!

Guidelines:
Record what you eat and what you exercise.
66% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Weeks 2 to 4

Increase Exercise.

Guidelines:
Increase exercise by 20 minutes.
57% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 18 Oct 09 by smgwennie
"Been sick as a dog.... laying around alot"
Failed: 12 Oct 09 by Gwendolyn0920
"Dr. Restricted"


Weeks 4 to 8

No Snacking Before Bed.

Guidelines:
No snacks 2 hours before bedtime.
68% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Weeks 5 to 8

Increase Exercise.

Guidelines:
Increase exercise by 20 minutes.
68% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 16 Nov 09 by cicil
"Skip a few days..."


Weeks 8 to 12

No Snacking Before Bed.

Guidelines:
No snacks 3 hours before bedtime.
81% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Weeks 9 to 12

Increase Exercise.

Guidelines:
Increase exercise by 20 minutes.
66% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 30 Nov 09 by cicil
"Skip a few days"


Week 12

Reward Yourself!

Guidelines:
You have followed a healthy diet for 12 weeks. You have exercised for 12 weeks. Many of you have changed many aspects of your life with the completion of this challenge. Everyone in this challenge has given up many things and have made extreme progress during this challenge. You deserve a major "U"! A "U" is defined as doing something just for "u". Something that makes you happy. It can involve others like family or friends. But it has to be for "U"!
100% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Week 12

Challenge Complete!

Guidelines:
You've completed the challenge! 12 weeks of dieting, exercise and all! I bet you feel better. I bet you look better. Now the rest of the challenge lies ahead. If you need to loose more weight, will you stick to your diet and exercise plan? Lost all of your weight? Will you keep it off? 12 weeks is enough time for your body and your mindset to except that "this is the way I eat" and that exercise is necessary for good health whether you need to loose weight or not. I wish all of you the best of luck in the coming challenges that you face. Godspeed!
100% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Latest Challenge Posts

Hey there!!!
YOU CAN DO IT...I HAVE HAD 3 KIDS IN THE PAST 4 YEARS SO i AM READY TO GET MY LIFE BACK ON TRACK. wILL POWER IS ALL IT TAKES, AND THIS TIME I AM GOING TO DO IT. i AM LOOKING TO LOSE AT LEAST 30 LBS. ...
by Clover51 on 24 Sep 09 10:07 PM
Choosing a diet
I L-O-V-E South Beach. It just fits well with me and doesn't make me feel like I'm on a diet. It's also easy for me to do --- just avoid the rice or bread or pasta when you're cooking or ...
by fitgirl77 on 23 Sep 09 11:24 AM

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 Challenge Ended

This challenge ended on Tuesday 15 December 2009.

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Challenge Info

status: Completed
ended: 14 Dec 09
duration: 12 Weeks
reporting: Once a Week
participants: 30
privacy: Public
administrators: innovativemomma
created: 14 September 2009

All Mini-challenges:

1. Pick a Diet! ( weeks 1 to 2 )
2. Distinguish Exercise Level and Start Exercising. ( weeks 1 to 2 )
3. No Snacking Before Bed. ( weeks 1 to 4 )
4. Eat Fruits and Veggies Each Day. ( weeks 1 to 12 )
5. Drink Water as Part of Your Diet. ( weeks 1 to 12 )
6. Eat a Balanced Breakfast According to Your Diet. ( weeks 1 to 12 )
7. Follow chosen diet. ( weeks 1 to 12 )
8. Record, record, record! ( weeks 1 to 12 )
9. Increase Exercise. ( weeks 2 to 4 )
10. No Snacking Before Bed. ( weeks 4 to 8 )
11. Increase Exercise. ( weeks 5 to 8 )
12. No Snacking Before Bed. ( weeks 8 to 12 )
13. Increase Exercise. ( weeks 9 to 12 )
14. Reward Yourself! ( week 12 )
15. Challenge Complete! ( week 12 )


Rolling Challenge Performance:

The week to week running total weight lost

Week 12:

All Participants 1.24 %  (Down 74.9 lb)

Week 11:

All Participants 1.17 %  (Down 70.9 lb)

Week 10:

All Participants 1.05 %  (Down 63.1 lb)

Week 9:

All Participants 1.19 %  (Down 72.1 lb)

Week 8:

All Participants 1.09 %  (Down 66.1 lb)

Week 7:

All Participants 1.13 %  (Down 68.1 lb)

Week 6:

All Participants 1.17 %  (Down 70.7 lb)

Week 5:

All Participants 0.98 %  (Down 59.4 lb)

Week 4:

All Participants 0.96 %  (Down 58.0 lb)

Week 3:

All Participants 1.03 %  (Down 62.5 lb)

Week 2:

All Participants 0.61 %  (Down 36.6 lb)

Week 1:

All Participants 0.21 %  (Down 12.5 lb)

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Hoping to get back down to this weight - 12 lbs by 12/31/09
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