This Challenge ended 3 years ago

About this Challenge:

Welcome Newcomers! We made it through Halloween, now its time to ramp it up & get through Thanksgiving still loosing pounds!

Final Challenge Progress Results

SoLosingIt Total Progress: 4.15 %  (Down 7.5 lb)
ZumbaToo Total Progress: 4.13 %  (Down 7.4 lb)
Helewis Total Progress: 3.49 %  (Down 6.8 lb)
Missychick21 Total Progress: 3.19 %  (Down 6.0 lb)
WhisperingDreams Total Progress: 2.99 %  (Down 7.5 lb)
Cassie3488 Total Progress: 2.98 %  (Down 6.2 lb)
awshucks Total Progress: 2.96 %  (Down 4.5 lb)
Egibbs000 Total Progress: 2.95 %  (Down 7.0 lb)
Fledgist Total Progress: 2.87 %  (Down 5.2 lb)
M.Trublu Total Progress: 2.69 %  (Down 4.8 lb)
F8thful1 Total Progress: 2.66 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
StarKeeper Total Progress: 2.33 %  (Down 3.4 lb)
bbrig002 Total Progress: 2.32 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
ShyGuy Total Progress: 2.29 %  (Down 7.0 lb)
ashkyns Total Progress: 2.28 %  (Down 6.5 lb)
moondove Total Progress: 2.14 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
ruchi0112 Total Progress: 2.10 %  (Down 3.1 lb)
Sandy701 Total Progress: 1.94 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
shauname Total Progress: 1.86 %  (Down 3.6 lb)
Yvonne19 Total Progress: 1.86 %  (Down 3.8 lb)
ijedic Total Progress: 1.82 %  (Down 3.6 lb)
JeanD40 Total Progress: 1.78 %  (Down 3.5 lb)
Meldy_Hop Total Progress: 1.77 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
letsDropThesePounds Total Progress: 1.71 %  (Down 3.5 lb)
Gigi39 Total Progress: 1.69 %  (Down 3.5 lb)
fabulous fat chick Total Progress: 1.65 %  (Down 2.5 lb)
rachel2writer Total Progress: 1.64 %  (Down 4.2 lb)
Rogina Total Progress: 1.47 %  (Down 2.8 lb)
cammy610 Total Progress: 1.46 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
Sipn Total Progress: 1.43 %  (Down 2.8 lb)
LSUsweetiepie84 Total Progress: 1.40 %  (Down 2.6 lb)
mandp2012 Total Progress: 1.22 %  (Down 1.6 lb)
commatoes21 Total Progress: 1.10 %  (Down 1.5 lb)
southernjenny Total Progress: 0.86 %  (Down 2.2 lb)
Lou Fay Pope Total Progress: 0.76 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
GretaMonroe1 Total Progress: 0.60 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
leandiva Total Progress: 0.54 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
kstubblefield Total Progress: 0.42 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
lmlloyd Total Progress: 0.35 %  (Down 0.5 lb)
sbianco173 Total Progress: 0.31 %  (Down 0.5 lb)
gamlahest Total Progress: 0.20 %  (Down 0.4 lb)
ltxfootballmom Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
mellya1975 Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
peppymint Total Progress: 0.64 %  (Up 0.9 lb)
milicababy Total Progress: 4.18 %  (Up 5.1 lb)

Completed Mini-Challenges

Weeks 1 to 4

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!!
89% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 17 Nov 11 by southernjenny
"Ate fast food :0("
Failed: 07 Nov 11 by Cassie3488
"Failed again and ate pudding cannot stay away from chocolate not only that ..."


Weeks 1 to 4

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
96% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 12 Nov 11 by Sipn
"My birthday was last Friday and the waiter brought Baked Alaska to the ..."
Successful: 07 Nov 11 by Cassie3488
"Been focusing on my family for the holidays."


Weeks 1 to 4

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.
97% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 17 Nov 11 by lmlloyd
"Going to a friend's party this weekend. Will be careful with my calories ..."
Successful: 07 Nov 11 by Cassie3488
"ate pudding today"


Weeks 1 to 4

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.
67% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 07 Nov 11 by Cassie3488
"if i do not go to holiday events then me and my mom will hang out with ..."


Weeks 1 to 4

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.
95% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 17 Nov 11 by lmlloyd
"Eat veggies before so I am less tempted to overindulge. "
Successful: 07 Nov 11 by Cassie3488
"whether mom or my grandma has thanksgiving then i will eat a lite snack ..."


Weeks 1 to 4

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.
91% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 07 Nov 11 by Cassie3488
"been eating plenty of healthy fruits and veggies like bananas and grapes ..."


Weeks 1 to 4

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.
96% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 07 Nov 11 by Cassie3488
"ate two meals today one being breakfast so i feel full did not feel like ..."


Weeks 1 to 4

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: 07 Nov 11 by Cassie3488
"have not drunk anything with alcohol in it nothing but water and sunny ..."


Weeks 1 to 4

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.
95% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 24 Nov 11 by M.Trublu
"I have kept up with my workouts even through my busy days. I even got low ..."
Successful: 07 Nov 11 by Cassie3488
"so far in the afternoon being staying active once i wake up around 10 or ..."


Weeks 1 to 4

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.
97% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 07 Nov 11 by Cassie3488
"been eating candy since halloween and watching how much snack food i eat"


Latest Challenge Posts

Common sense Thanksgiving recipe adjustments
I've got my new lower calorie/fat recipes all ready to make for Thanksgiving. I'll be making my stuffing using a loaf of french bread, cut in cubes and toasted in the oven, instead of the bag ...
by ShaMead on 20 Nov 11 11:45 AM
what can we eat?
Have a plan! Also, eat a healthy breakfast earlier in the day so you aren't ravenous by the time the turkey comes out of the oven! I also agree with the advice to skip counting every calorie and every ...
by rachel2writer on 02 Nov 11 04:54 PM

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 Challenge Ended

This challenge ended on Wednesday 30 November 2011.

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Challenge Info

status: Completed
ended: 29 Nov 11
duration: 4 Weeks
reporting: Once a Week
participants: 57
privacy: Public
administrators: CandyCanSell
created: 23 October 2011

All Mini-challenges:

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


Rolling Challenge Performance:

The week to week running total weight lost

Week 4:

All Participants 1.38 %  (Down 148.0 lb)

Week 3:

All Participants 1.09 %  (Down 116.3 lb)

Week 2:

All Participants 0.72 %  (Down 76.8 lb)

Week 1:

All Participants 0.36 %  (Down 38.7 lb)

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