This Challenge ended 4 years ago

About this Challenge:

Eat healthy and exercise more to lose 1 pound per week.

Final Challenge Progress Results

kare Total Progress: 10.70 %  (Down 21.5 lb)
Julie2575 Total Progress: 10.26 %  (Down 16.0 lb)
bjrobbin Total Progress: 9.92 %  (Down 22.0 lb)
lovestocook Total Progress: 6.33 %  (Down 12.0 lb)
MyGuess Total Progress: 5.53 %  (Down 11.0 lb)
yungiftblk Total Progress: 5.29 %  (Down 9.0 lb)
sunshinegirl_c4 Total Progress: 5.06 %  (Down 8.0 lb)
bonniep Total Progress: 4.75 %  (Down 8.0 lb)
korene17 Total Progress: 4.46 %  (Down 7.0 lb)
rdarty8 Total Progress: 3.94 %  (Down 10.0 lb)
Beanpole14345 Total Progress: 3.20 %  (Down 4.6 lb)
Cyclist_Nate Total Progress: 2.99 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
healthyayo Total Progress: 2.90 %  (Down 9.0 lb)
gauthiergirl Total Progress: 2.86 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
gracemleone Total Progress: 2.17 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
mybodymytemple Total Progress: 1.50 %  (Down 2.4 lb)
Lewlew Total Progress: 1.40 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
stynkfysh Total Progress: 1.37 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
Mechelle01 Total Progress: 1.09 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
jgray Total Progress: 0.99 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
JMoreland Total Progress: 0.67 %  (Down 0.8 lb)
mcasper Total Progress: 0.63 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
MalaMala Total Progress: 0.49 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
hegberd Total Progress: 0.46 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
Skip65 Total Progress: 0.39 %  (Down 0.8 lb)
skirch97 Total Progress: 0.14 %  (Down 0.2 lb)
phytto Total Progress: 0.28 %  (Up 0.4 lb)
Redbug Total Progress: 0.67 %  (Up 1.0 lb)
mgonz4239 Total Progress: 0.76 %  (Up 1.2 lb)
Theresa40 Total Progress: 1.48 %  (Up 2.0 lb)
adoetsch Total Progress: 1.78 %  (Up 3.5 lb)

Completed Mini-Challenges

Weeks 1 to 12

Get rid of the foods that you love to eat too much off that are high in calories

Guidelines:
If you keep having 3 peanut butter sandwiches for breakfast, get rid of the peanut butter. There is too much fat in peanut butter. Even in light peanut butter. Replace it will something more healthier like two boiled eggs with toast and light fruit spread.
66% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 30 Nov 09 by mgonz4239
"it is a good idea though..."
Successful: 29 Nov 09 by gracemleone
"Ice cream is a big weakness for me but I haven't had any since the beg ..."


Weeks 1 to 12

drink more skim milk or 1% milk instead of whole milk

Guidelines:
If you are going to have some milk make it skim or 1% milk. Do not drink no more then a cup at each meal.
74% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 30 Nov 09 by mgonz4239
"although i do not drink whole milk, i do drink more than one cup sometimes ..."
Successful: 29 Nov 09 by gracemleone
"I haven't had milk in a long time. I drink almond milk, soy if almond not ..."


Weeks 1 to 12

Eat more Fruits and Vegetables each day

Guidelines:
If you are having breakfast cereal, add some fruit to it or just eat a fruit afterwards. Eat a desert with no dream whip or high calorie additives.
78% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 01 Feb 10 by Beanpole14345
"at least a cup of veggies go with me on most meals!"
Successful: 30 Nov 09 by mgonz4239
"i love fruits."


Weeks 1 to 12

Walk at least 3 times a week.

Guidelines:
Make it a pount to walk for at least 20 minutes 3 times a week. Gradually increase the time when you become used to it.
62% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 01 Feb 10 by Beanpole14345
"soccer twice a week and gym at least once or twice a week - going to be ..."
Failed: 30 Nov 09 by mgonz4239
"but it is a great idea..."


Weeks 1 to 12

Drink more water

Guidelines:
Drink 8 glasses or even cups of water a day. If it makes it easier for you, place a pitcher of water on the counter or in the fridge for each day. Make sure you finish that pitcher by the end of the day.
78% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 01 Feb 10 by Beanpole14345
"2 liters a day!"
Failed: 19 Nov 09 by Skip65
"Only haveing 4 glassess a day need to increase"


Weeks 1 to 12

Stand more then you sit each day

Guidelines:
Do more standing then sitting whenever you do house chores. Stand when you fold clothes or peal potatoes. You will burn more calories when you stand then when you are sitting doing the same task.
61% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Weeks 1 to 12

Dance

Guidelines:
Listen to your favorite music cd and dance to it. You can dance slow or fast it doen't really matter just as long as you dance to it. Do this at least once a week.
32% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 01 Feb 10 by Beanpole14345
"Bought the wii game that you try to match their dance moves to! No matter ..."


Weeks 1 to 12

Eat 3 meals a day but have a small snack in between each meal.

Guidelines:
Make sure you eat 3 meals a day. Eat breakfast, lunch, and supper. In between each meal have a small snack. For example, Breakfast was at 7 am and two hours later you feel hungry, eat a apple.
73% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Weeks 1 to 12

Limit your caffeine intake

Guidelines:
Try not to drink coffee, tea, pop, hot chocolate or anything else that has caffeine in it. If you feel that you can not quit it altogether, at least cut it down to just once a day.
70% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 01 Feb 10 by Beanpole14345
"some days are better than ever!"
Successful: 30 Nov 09 by mgonz4239
"i dont drink caffeine"


Weeks 1 to 12

Replace sugar with twin or splenda (0 calorie sugar substitutes)

Guidelines:
If you have sugar in your tea or coffee, try to replace it will splenda or sugar twin.
72% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Weeks 1 to 12

Try not to use butter or margarine on your toast.

Guidelines:
Butter and Margarine are high in calories. Try to replace it with light cheez whiz or light fruit spread.
79% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 01 Feb 10 by Beanpole14345
"Polaner all fruit is the best!"


Weeks 1 to 12

Try to limit your use of coffee cream or any other creams high in fat.

Guidelines:
If you are used to having cream in your coffee try not to have so much in your coffee or cut the size of your coffee cup.
73% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 01 Feb 10 by Beanpole14345
"made the switch to skim milk about a year ago"


Weeks 1 to 12

Eat protein at each meal.

Guidelines:
Make sure you have protein at each meal, because protein takes longer for you stomach to digest thus keeping you feeling full for a longer period of time.
88% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 01 Feb 10 by Beanpole14345
"need to get creative with my protein choices - including in snacks. I need ..."


Weeks 1 to 12

Cook your foods using little or no salt, sugar, and or oil.

Guidelines:
Salt, sugar, and fat is a addictive additive to foods that needs to be stopped. It makes you want more of it, thus making eat more then you really need.
79% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 19 Nov 09 by healthyayo
"use olive oil plenty"


Weeks 1 to 12

Limit your alcohol intake.

Guidelines:
I believe alcohol should only be used when there is a special occasion to be celebrated. Having two or three drinks is acceptable. Binge drinking only sets you back on your calories not to mention uses them up on stuff that isn't nutritious for you.
94% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 21 Jan 10 by Beanpole14345
"i was a huge beer drinker up until just a little while ago, now i'm a ..."


Weeks 1 to 12

Use whole wheat products instead of regular type.

Guidelines:
Whole wheat products have less calories then the regular type. If you can not use whole wheat, try to limit your use of the regular types.
75% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 01 Feb 10 by Beanpole14345
"making the switch from multi grain pasta to whole wheat pasta - tried it ..."


Weeks 1 to 12

Replace a bad habit with a good habit.

Guidelines:
Instead of drinking coffee or tea each morning drink milk or juice. Instead of using peanut butter on your toast use light cheez whiz or light fruit spread. Instead of sitting for 5 hours on the computer each day, go for a 20 minute walk.
74% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 01 Feb 10 by Beanpole14345
"less wine during the week and more working out!"


Weeks 1 to 12

Do not use junk food as a reward

Guidelines:
If you have finished doing house work and want to reward yourself with something full of sugar or salt, don't. Instead have a nice cup of 1% milk and a couple of slices of toast with light fruit spread and relax for a hour.
72% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Weeks 1 to 12

Shop differently to fit a healthier life style.

Guidelines:
Look up some healthy recipes on the net and then shop for the supplies the next time you go grocery shopping.
86% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Weeks 1 to 12

Eat salads with little or no dressing, croutons, or cheese.

Guidelines:
Salads are great at a meal, but the dressings and other added ingredients that are used are packed with calories. If you really want to lose weight you have to be willing to sacrifice taste. Plain and simple.
64% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 01 Feb 10 by Beanpole14345
"this is a tough one! "


Weeks 1 to 12

Broil, bake, roast, boil, poach whenever you can when cooking.

Guidelines:
Breakfast; boiled eggs or poached eggs, Lunch; broiled chicken or baked skinless chicken ,and Supper; Boiled old fashioned stew or soup.
85% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Weeks 1 to 12

Use Yellow prepared mustard instead of Mayonnaise in Sandwiches

Guidelines:
There is 0 calories in prepared yellow mustard. Make sure you check the back of the label to make sure you have the right kind of mustard. It should say 0 calories
72% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Weeks 2 to 12

Eat only one serving at each meal

Guidelines:
If you go for seconds, cover it up with saran wrap and put it away in the fridge and warm it up for yourself 2 hours later for a snack instead of eating it right after your first serving. Try to control your urge to eat two servings at each meal of the day. Do this at every meal.
58% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Latest Challenge Posts

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by Theresa40 on 26 Nov 09 12:24 PM

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Challenge Info

status: Completed
ended: 08 Feb 10
duration: 12 Weeks
reporting: Once a Week
participants: 43
privacy: Public
created: 11 November 2009

All Mini-challenges:

1. Get rid of the foods that you love to eat too much off that are high in calories ( weeks 1 to 12 )
2. drink more skim milk or 1% milk instead of whole milk ( weeks 1 to 12 )
3. Eat more Fruits and Vegetables each day ( weeks 1 to 12 )
4. Walk at least 3 times a week. ( weeks 1 to 12 )
5. Drink more water ( weeks 1 to 12 )
6. Stand more then you sit each day ( weeks 1 to 12 )
7. Dance ( weeks 1 to 12 )
8. Eat 3 meals a day but have a small snack in between each meal. ( weeks 1 to 12 )
9. Limit your caffeine intake ( weeks 1 to 12 )
10. Replace sugar with twin or splenda (0 calorie sugar substitutes) ( weeks 1 to 12 )
11. Try not to use butter or margarine on your toast. ( weeks 1 to 12 )
12. Try to limit your use of coffee cream or any other creams high in fat. ( weeks 1 to 12 )
13. Eat protein at each meal. ( weeks 1 to 12 )
14. Cook your foods using little or no salt, sugar, and or oil. ( weeks 1 to 12 )
15. Limit your alcohol intake. ( weeks 1 to 12 )
16. Use whole wheat products instead of regular type. ( weeks 1 to 12 )
17. Replace a bad habit with a good habit. ( weeks 1 to 12 )
18. Do not use junk food as a reward ( weeks 1 to 12 )
19. Shop differently to fit a healthier life style. ( weeks 1 to 12 )
20. Eat salads with little or no dressing, croutons, or cheese. ( weeks 1 to 12 )
21. Broil, bake, roast, boil, poach whenever you can when cooking. ( weeks 1 to 12 )
22. Use Yellow prepared mustard instead of Mayonnaise in Sandwiches ( weeks 1 to 12 )
23. Eat only one serving at each meal ( weeks 2 to 12 )


Rolling Challenge Performance:

The week to week running total weight lost

Week 12:

All Participants 2.04 %  (Down 158.2 lb)

Week 11:

All Participants 1.81 %  (Down 140.7 lb)

Week 10:

All Participants 1.68 %  (Down 130.5 lb)

Week 9:

All Participants 1.51 %  (Down 117.5 lb)

Week 8:

All Participants 1.32 %  (Down 102.2 lb)

Week 7:

All Participants 1.28 %  (Down 99.2 lb)

Week 6:

All Participants 1.33 %  (Down 103.5 lb)

Week 5:

All Participants 1.14 %  (Down 88.5 lb)

Week 4:

All Participants 0.88 %  (Down 68.2 lb)

Week 3:

All Participants 0.78 %  (Down 60.5 lb)

Week 2:

All Participants 0.50 %  (Down 38.7 lb)

Week 1:

All Participants 0.33 %  (Down 25.7 lb)

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I'm on my way to greater things!
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