This Challenge ended 2 years ago

About this Challenge:

Continuing to lose weight during the holiday season can be challenging, lets do it together!

Final Challenge Progress Results

Jenit_89 Total Progress: 8.89 %  (Down 12.0 lb)
lmlloyd Total Progress: 5.59 %  (Down 8.5 lb)
Melissadee Total Progress: 4.10 %  (Down 8.6 lb)
shauname Total Progress: 3.66 %  (Down 7.4 lb)
Meldy_Hop Total Progress: 3.09 %  (Down 9.0 lb)
MerryWeather Total Progress: 2.85 %  (Down 6.2 lb)
dana123 Total Progress: 2.52 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
Honestly Total Progress: 2.20 %  (Down 7.0 lb)
Helewis Total Progress: 2.11 %  (Down 4.2 lb)
bluekorben Total Progress: 1.99 %  (Down 3.3 lb)
Mapes07 Total Progress: 1.98 %  (Down 3.5 lb)
Marlene1952 Total Progress: 1.95 %  (Down 3.8 lb)
shmiller Total Progress: 1.95 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
cammy610 Total Progress: 1.91 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
TJSloan Total Progress: 1.80 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
HerStrawberri Total Progress: 1.77 %  (Down 5.2 lb)
KelleyS Total Progress: 1.65 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
Lou Fay Pope Total Progress: 1.49 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
CandyCanSell Total Progress: 1.48 %  (Down 2.5 lb)
jennmorris Total Progress: 1.48 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
Mary Saa Total Progress: 1.44 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
goleafsgo Total Progress: 1.36 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
NCNOLE Total Progress: 1.31 %  (Down 2.2 lb)
mel cerv Total Progress: 1.30 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
Queenwiggles Total Progress: 1.26 %  (Down 2.5 lb)
cpratt Total Progress: 1.16 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
bbrig002 Total Progress: 1.15 %  (Down 1.5 lb)
stellamarris Total Progress: 1.15 %  (Down 2.2 lb)
huttola Total Progress: 1.13 %  (Down 3.8 lb)
Niles Bishop Total Progress: 1.07 %  (Down 2.2 lb)
Laurie D Total Progress: 1.01 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
kimberlyh81 Total Progress: 0.94 %  (Down 1.8 lb)
mandp2012 Total Progress: 0.90 %  (Down 1.2 lb)
tmmoore1968 Total Progress: 0.87 %  (Down 3.4 lb)
meatcake Total Progress: 0.86 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
liveandlearn777 Total Progress: 0.81 %  (Down 1.5 lb)
peppymint Total Progress: 0.78 %  (Down 1.1 lb)
Kellc28 Total Progress: 0.76 %  (Down 1.2 lb)
Y2B@Goal Total Progress: 0.75 %  (Down 1.8 lb)
b2985g Total Progress: 0.75 %  (Down 1.2 lb)
KimBatt Total Progress: 0.74 %  (Down 1.2 lb)
Mishy1509 Total Progress: 0.67 %  (Down 1.8 lb)
MammaDawnRN Total Progress: 0.58 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
Annie76 Total Progress: 0.53 %  (Down 1.6 lb)
ZippyDani Total Progress: 0.50 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
Bocalvr Total Progress: 0.45 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
Summerwillow Total Progress: 0.45 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
NikPow Total Progress: 0.41 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
M.Trublu Total Progress: 0.34 %  (Down 0.6 lb)
ritterwoman Total Progress: 0.28 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
mrspackrat Total Progress: 0.12 %  (Down 0.2 lb)
nisuoc Total Progress: 0.12 %  (Down 0.2 lb)
Salenya Total Progress: 0.09 %  (Down 0.2 lb)
Shelfield Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
curseofthelast10lbs Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
RubyRedSox Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
keao Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
mellya1975 Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
ltxfootballmom Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
happymamamain Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
desireewebber Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
jumpyjenny Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
JOgle84 Total Progress: 0.13 %  (Up 0.2 lb)
hawest Total Progress: 0.44 %  (Up 0.8 lb)
crazeemom62 Total Progress: 0.50 %  (Up 1.0 lb)
jrblakely Total Progress: 0.51 %  (Up 1.1 lb)
xshareex Total Progress: 0.62 %  (Up 1.8 lb)
krystynecar Total Progress: 0.94 %  (Up 1.8 lb)
afallon78 Total Progress: 1.15 %  (Up 1.6 lb)
westcoastbroke Total Progress: 1.47 %  (Up 2.6 lb)
Jaclyn Martin Total Progress: 1.52 %  (Up 2.0 lb)
nancyandcort Total Progress: 1.94 %  (Up 3.0 lb)

Completed Mini-Challenges

Weeks 1 to 2

Stick to your weight loss program

Guidelines:
Now is the time to focus on your own goals and dreams. Don't let ANYONE get in your way!!
90% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 29 Oct 11 by Mary Saa
"I'm rockin'!"
Failed: 27 Oct 11 by M.Trublu
"Did not stick to my plan on Sunday but I got back on track the following ..."
Successful: 26 Oct 11 by Laurie D
"We will see for this weekend - lots of Halloween parties"
Successful: 24 Oct 11 by ZippyDani
"There is a chocolate lollipop ON my desk (work thing) and I have not eaten ..."


Weeks 1 to 2

Focus on the people, not the food.

Guidelines:
Remember that holiday parties and social functions are meant to be times to get together with friends and family. Get in the spirit of the holiday season by celebrating your personal relationships, and recognize that you're not just there for the food
90% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 31 Oct 11 by Queenwiggles
"N/A"
Successful: 29 Oct 11 by Mary Saa
"Went to the teacher's birthday party at school and talked to the peeps ..."
Successful: 24 Oct 11 by ZippyDani
"too early for holiday get togethers yet... "
Successful: 22 Oct 11 by Kellc28
"I am really looking forward to the holidays and spending time with friends ..."


Weeks 1 to 2

Make the occasional party the exception to your diet, not the rule.

Guidelines:
Splurging once in a while is not generally a major problem, as long as you get back to your diet the next day. Don't let one or two holiday events be the excuse for falling off the wagon till New Year's.
92% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 31 Oct 11 by Queenwiggles
"N/A"
Successful: 29 Oct 11 by Mary Saa
"Well, my thinking is that I'll on Thanksgiving Day I'm going to eat se ..."
Successful: 29 Oct 11 by huttola
"Yay for no splurges at all!"
Successful: 24 Oct 11 by ZippyDani
"no parties yet..."


Weeks 1 to 2

Consider volunteering to host the party yourself.

Guidelines:
There's no better way to ensure that there will be diet-friendly, healthy choices on the menu than by throwing the party yourself. If someone else is hosting the party, offer to bring food to the party so that you can be sure that there are food options that fit into your diet program. At least there will be one dish on the buffet that you can enjoy without worrying about the calorie count.
44% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 31 Oct 11 by Queenwiggles
"N/A"
Successful: 29 Oct 11 by Mary Saa
"I'm helping my mom host Thanksgiving, so I'm going to have some healthy ..."
Successful: 24 Oct 11 by ZippyDani
"Daughter has a halloween party, but we don't. No need to have one, will ..."
Failed: 23 Oct 11 by Y2B@Goal
" partIes planned to host this session."


Weeks 1 to 2

Prepare so you don't arrive at a holiday party on an empty stomach.

Guidelines:
Have a light, healthy snack shortly before leaving for the party. Choose protein-rich foods, such as low-fat yogurt or cottage cheese, as the protein will stick with you and help you feel full longer. Alternatively, eat a small green salad as the fiber will also fill you up. If you cannot eat something before arriving at the party, ask the host or hostess for a large glass of water as soon as you arrive. By taking the edge off your hunger, you can approach the buffet table with control and be less likely to make impulsive choices at the party.
84% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 31 Oct 11 by Queenwiggles
"N/A"
Successful: 24 Oct 11 by westcoastbroke
"I actually did prepare, but still ate too much at the party."
Successful: 19 Oct 11 by Shelfield
"I ate before our playdate and brought good things to snack on while there, ..."


Weeks 1 to 2

Choose wisely from the foods available at holiday functions.

Guidelines:
If you look carefully, you'll find there are often acceptable healthy choices available to you. Concentrate on the cocktail shrimp, smoked salmon, and fresh fruit or vegetable platters. Go easy on the accompanying sauces and dips. Raw mixed nuts, particularly almonds, are good sources of protein, but be wary of candied nuts or extremely salty nut mixes.
87% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 29 Oct 11 by Mary Saa
"Not going to any halloween parties."


Weeks 1 to 2

Eat slowly.

Guidelines:
It takes our body about 20 minutes to realize that we are full. Also, the more slowly you eat, the less food you'll eat as opposed to eating fast in the same amount of time.
79% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 29 Oct 11 by Mary Saa
"This really works!"
Failed: 24 Oct 11 by westcoastbroke
"I never eat slowly"


Weeks 1 to 2

Drink responsibly.

Guidelines:
Consider sparkling mineral water or non-alcoholic drinks, such as a "virgin Mary." If you decide to drink alcohol, choose white or red wine, rather than champagne or hard liquor. Intersperse all alcoholic drinks with water, and you can even use sparkling water added to water down alcohol.
95% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 29 Oct 11 by Mary Saa
"Don't drink anyway."
Successful: 29 Oct 11 by huttola
"No drinking anything but water - go me!"
Successful: 24 Oct 11 by ZippyDani
"alcohol... never was a big drinker.. "
Successful: 24 Oct 11 by shmiller
"I don't drink really. "


Weeks 1 to 2

Stay active during the holidays

Guidelines:
Mingle, dance and do what you can to stay active (and as far away from the buffet table as possible). Keep your metabolism up by staying active and including lots of healthy exercise during the holiday season
82% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 29 Oct 11 by Mary Saa
"Exercising, just not there yet."
Successful: 24 Oct 11 by ZippyDani
"WALK WALK WALK"
Failed: 24 Oct 11 by westcoastbroke
"Since the car accident, the time it takes to find another car, and the ..."
Successful: 22 Oct 11 by Kellc28
"For Halloween i plan on being on the dance floor and not at the door with ..."


Weeks 1 to 2

Be careful of leftovers.

Guidelines:
Don't eat a lot of calorie-laden food for days after a special event just because the food needs to be eaten up. Portion all treat food leftovers in small amounts and ensure that everyone is sharing it, so that you're not tempted to finish off the remaining half of a cheesecake or crackling by yourself.
95% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 29 Oct 11 by Mary Saa
"Threw the leftovers away!"
Successful: 24 Oct 11 by ZippyDani
"I have kids... WHAT leftovers??"
Successful: 24 Oct 11 by westcoastbroke
"We are good about not taking food home from parties."


Latest Challenge Posts

How are YOU going get through Halloween? Post your success tips!!
I buy candy at the last possible moment... the trick is ....when you are ready to call it a night.... dump the remaining candy in the last ones sack(s)... blow out the pumpkin, shut out the lights and ...
by desireewebber on 27 Oct 11 12:07 PM
HELP!!! Having a major sweet tooth and craving carbs!
I agree. It's not that protein calories are any less fattening than carb calories but it takes longer to consume 100 calories of protein then it does 100 calories of a carb because protein is so much ...
by Niles Bishop on 21 Oct 11 06:57 AM
Tip No. 1 from Woowo
This sucks but, stop watching Food Network (and all similar networks). Don't cry when you remove it from DVR - or at least try not to cry. I think I might cry ;)
by woox2 on 20 Oct 11 01:27 PM
It's already starting, and I'm doing "so far, so good" but not better
Good for you, throwing away the candy rather than rationalizing to just eat it "once". I know if I take one bite, the next bite is harder to refuse. I'm struggling, but I will not give ...
by CandyCanSell on 16 Oct 11 11:42 AM

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Challenge Info

status: Completed
ended: 31 Oct 11
duration: 2 Weeks
reporting: Once a Week
participants: 123
privacy: Public
administrators: CandyCanSell
created: 09 October 2011

All Mini-challenges:

1. Stick to your weight loss program ( weeks 1 to 2 )
2. Focus on the people, not the food. ( weeks 1 to 2 )
3. Make the occasional party the exception to your diet, not the rule. ( weeks 1 to 2 )
4. Consider volunteering to host the party yourself. ( weeks 1 to 2 )
5. Prepare so you don't arrive at a holiday party on an empty stomach. ( weeks 1 to 2 )
6. Choose wisely from the foods available at holiday functions. ( weeks 1 to 2 )
7. Eat slowly. ( weeks 1 to 2 )
8. Drink responsibly. ( weeks 1 to 2 )
9. Stay active during the holidays ( weeks 1 to 2 )
10. Be careful of leftovers. ( weeks 1 to 2 )


Rolling Challenge Performance:

The week to week running total weight lost

Week 2:

All Participants 0.59 %  (Down 141.7 lb)

Week 1:

All Participants 0.35 %  (Down 82.8 lb)

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