This Challenge ended 3 years ago

About this Challenge:

For those of us who mean to do well by our bodies, but keep falling off the wagon.

Final Challenge Progress Results

thriftynyer Total Progress: 14.76 %  (Down 31.0 lb)
irish_chick Total Progress: 12.56 %  (Down 22.6 lb)
Treatm Total Progress: 12.47 %  (Down 20.9 lb)
choo Total Progress: 11.02 %  (Down 21.8 lb)
StacieRoy Total Progress: 10.67 %  (Down 17.2 lb)
lyfred Total Progress: 9.68 %  (Down 23.4 lb)
mommotas Total Progress: 9.35 %  (Down 17.2 lb)
Tpeaches Total Progress: 9.01 %  (Down 18.2 lb)
skinnygirl130 Total Progress: 8.84 %  (Down 13.0 lb)
WhoWouldaThunk Total Progress: 8.41 %  (Down 19.2 lb)
agiesken Total Progress: 7.81 %  (Down 13.2 lb)
Emmasmommy28 Total Progress: 7.70 %  (Down 24.4 lb)
TELLY7 Total Progress: 7.43 %  (Down 11.0 lb)
Inch1974 Total Progress: 6.81 %  (Down 13.0 lb)
brised Total Progress: 6.21 %  (Down 15.2 lb)
sanguinia Total Progress: 6.16 %  (Down 16.2 lb)
Carolinagirl03 Total Progress: 6.15 %  (Down 8.6 lb)
sdpridd Total Progress: 5.36 %  (Down 9.0 lb)
joenedie Total Progress: 5.26 %  (Down 12.0 lb)
chef_roxy Total Progress: 5.19 %  (Down 12.5 lb)
Jennplmb Total Progress: 5.00 %  (Down 15.0 lb)
phineandslim73 Total Progress: 4.80 %  (Down 7.2 lb)
breathingtheblue Total Progress: 4.75 %  (Down 7.5 lb)
newmetoday11 Total Progress: 4.69 %  (Down 6.0 lb)
little miss swiss Total Progress: 4.68 %  (Down 11.2 lb)
EmergingMe Total Progress: 4.62 %  (Down 11.0 lb)
JulieKay Total Progress: 4.53 %  (Down 13.0 lb)
ndc32 Total Progress: 4.39 %  (Down 10.5 lb)
hgdomingo Total Progress: 4.39 %  (Down 9.0 lb)
kad1066 Total Progress: 4.33 %  (Down 11.2 lb)
brynmawr Total Progress: 4.00 %  (Down 7.6 lb)
peri2010 Total Progress: 3.92 %  (Down 7.8 lb)
teristarling Total Progress: 3.90 %  (Down 7.8 lb)
WilmaB Total Progress: 3.87 %  (Down 6.0 lb)
mikachu Total Progress: 3.74 %  (Down 5.5 lb)
Docapi Total Progress: 3.63 %  (Down 11.0 lb)
lin1325 Total Progress: 3.49 %  (Down 5.2 lb)
priscilla1966 Total Progress: 3.48 %  (Down 8.0 lb)
TabbyD Total Progress: 3.47 %  (Down 5.5 lb)
accordin2jo Total Progress: 3.44 %  (Down 7.2 lb)
kiwieb1 Total Progress: 3.38 %  (Down 6.5 lb)
txderrty Total Progress: 3.33 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
Slink21 Total Progress: 3.14 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
cinpinl Total Progress: 2.91 %  (Down 4.8 lb)
lovesparrow Total Progress: 2.69 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
jpaz Total Progress: 2.62 %  (Down 4.6 lb)
notaliar Total Progress: 2.62 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
orion6 Total Progress: 2.60 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
amz2005 Total Progress: 2.59 %  (Down 7.6 lb)
lovergirl654 Total Progress: 2.55 %  (Down 9.6 lb)
NV2TN2AL Total Progress: 2.52 %  (Down 3.8 lb)
wash Total Progress: 2.47 %  (Down 4.3 lb)
sherylyp Total Progress: 2.40 %  (Down 4.4 lb)
10tasha75 Total Progress: 2.29 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
Cricket1975 Total Progress: 2.26 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
Toni105 Total Progress: 2.23 %  (Down 3.6 lb)
jllyn3077 Total Progress: 2.22 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
Jut754 Total Progress: 2.12 %  (Down 4.8 lb)
Ciapet Total Progress: 2.09 %  (Down 3.2 lb)
Squash Total Progress: 2.09 %  (Down 2.5 lb)
craftykate Total Progress: 2.01 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
kandacelynn Total Progress: 1.99 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
evanstonmomcpa Total Progress: 1.97 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
Cait54 Total Progress: 1.96 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
MrsBiss Total Progress: 1.91 %  (Down 4.2 lb)
NDiesal Total Progress: 1.84 %  (Down 4.2 lb)
krstnlyn Total Progress: 1.82 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
fridar Total Progress: 1.81 %  (Down 3.3 lb)
sngglebnny Total Progress: 1.77 %  (Down 3.4 lb)
Tara0331 Total Progress: 1.67 %  (Down 3.4 lb)
Elizabeth91 Total Progress: 1.61 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
Doozer1011 Total Progress: 1.58 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
kitkat57 Total Progress: 1.56 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
kbalke Total Progress: 1.56 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
lilly88 Total Progress: 1.48 %  (Down 2.8 lb)
lilchantey Total Progress: 1.43 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
kserratt Total Progress: 1.39 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
HappyHappyJoyJoy Total Progress: 1.37 %  (Down 2.9 lb)
frustratedmom Total Progress: 1.29 %  (Down 3.4 lb)
Ameey2010 Total Progress: 1.18 %  (Down 3.2 lb)
hrodgers Total Progress: 1.16 %  (Down 4.5 lb)
Echristell Total Progress: 1.14 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
fishertam Total Progress: 1.09 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
Jennifer2010 Total Progress: 1.08 %  (Down 3.2 lb)
Heidi883 Total Progress: 1.07 %  (Down 1.8 lb)
ctlss Total Progress: 1.06 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
chlsbrwn Total Progress: 1.01 %  (Down 1.4 lb)
mistyDL Total Progress: 0.94 %  (Down 2.2 lb)
HollybeThin Total Progress: 0.81 %  (Down 1.5 lb)
GraceRose Total Progress: 0.78 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
dcrrlb Total Progress: 0.75 %  (Down 1.6 lb)
gr76 Total Progress: 0.68 %  (Down 1.1 lb)
WendyCav Total Progress: 0.64 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
skneegirl Total Progress: 0.51 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
Dnl.lnt Total Progress: 0.49 %  (Down 0.8 lb)
KillPrius Total Progress: 0.48 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
Iris19 Total Progress: 0.48 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
jhart2773 Total Progress: 0.44 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
K8B Total Progress: 0.40 %  (Down 0.9 lb)
ctay86 Total Progress: 0.35 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
lmcdowellbates Total Progress: 0.33 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
TJF812 Total Progress: 0.08 %  (Down 0.2 lb)
curley19 Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
ejodum Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
Dalila88 Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
Zooles Total Progress: 0.21 %  (Up 0.5 lb)
Natasha Nicole Total Progress: 0.25 %  (Up 1.0 lb)
bkochanski Total Progress: 0.29 %  (Up 0.5 lb)
leslie44 Total Progress: 0.55 %  (Up 1.2 lb)
Fabala Fae Total Progress: 0.66 %  (Up 1.2 lb)
neela30 Total Progress: 0.70 %  (Up 1.0 lb)
Bikini1026 Total Progress: 0.73 %  (Up 1.0 lb)
jettabar99 Total Progress: 0.75 %  (Up 1.4 lb)
spunky_brewster Total Progress: 0.75 %  (Up 2.0 lb)
50@50 Total Progress: 0.94 %  (Up 2.5 lb)
Novalh42 Total Progress: 0.98 %  (Up 2.0 lb)
Misty LeBlanc Total Progress: 1.08 %  (Up 1.3 lb)
baseball_mom Total Progress: 1.14 %  (Up 2.8 lb)
Bekka125 Total Progress: 1.22 %  (Up 1.8 lb)
dipsuk Total Progress: 1.80 %  (Up 2.8 lb)
DLAndrews Total Progress: 1.82 %  (Up 4.0 lb)
ginaramos1 Total Progress: 1.91 %  (Up 3.4 lb)
michellereneejenkins Total Progress: 2.06 %  (Up 3.6 lb)
heylady39 Total Progress: 2.22 %  (Up 5.0 lb)
dsylikm Total Progress: 2.54 %  (Up 3.0 lb)
krichard2870 Total Progress: 4.24 %  (Up 7.8 lb)
cherelle44 Total Progress: 7.50 %  (Up 12.0 lb)

Completed Mini-Challenges

Weeks 1 to 2

Choose Your Weapon

Guidelines:
Everyone has their own diets that work for them. Pick the one you're more comfortable with. This will ensure the ability to succeed increases.
96% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 24 Jan 11 by Zooles
"I ate mildly reasonable over the weekend vacation so that was a win for ..."
Successful: 24 Jan 11 by phineandslim73
"Leslie Sansone's 14 day challenge is what I'm on right now..this is Day ..."
Successful: 22 Jan 11 by accordin2jo
"Still working with the slimfast for breakfast and eating small portions. "
Successful: 22 Jan 11 by jettabar99
"i am going to work out more. THis week the pain was too much to do the ..."


Weeks 1 to 12

COUNT EVERYTHING!!!!

Guidelines:
I know that sounds cliqued, but it really does work. Seeing what you've consumed in a day really can change your motivational process for sticking to your plan. I never realized how many calories were in a Non-Fat Iced White Mocha until I logged them in my Diet Calendar. WOAH!!! If you can't count the calories, you shouldn't eat it.
71% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 04 Apr 11 by skinnygirl130
"trying not counting for a while"
Failed: 04 Apr 11 by orion6
"I count during the week but not on the weekends. "
Failed: 02 Apr 11 by teristarling
"=("
Failed: 11 Feb 11 by notaliar
"I moved and was without the net for a week. Not happy about it either."


Weeks 1 to 12

Drink At Least 80oz of Water a Day!

Guidelines:
You need to keep hydtrated at all times. Nothing is worse than doing everything right on your diet only to find that you're stalling or even gaining all because you haven't consumed enough water. Keep a check list of all the glasses of water you need to drink every day so that when you have a glass, you can physically check it off your list, this helps you get in the habit of drinking more water, and remembering how much you've drank. I bought a big water bottle from Walmart that has a pull out sippy part that's attached to a straw. Perfect for driving or whatever. Also, it holds 32oz, so I know that if I have at least 3 full bottles worth, I'll be golden for the day. If you work out, you should increase the amount of water you consume.
53% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 01 Apr 11 by irish_chick
"had a couple days where i didn't quite get there"
Failed: 29 Mar 11 by agiesken
"close, but not every day "
Failed: 28 Feb 11 by cherelle44
"I'm at 64"
Failed: 21 Feb 11 by kbalke
"I did on some days but not every day. "


Weeks 1 to 12

Don't Freak If You Cheat

Guidelines:
Everyone does it. It happens. Stress. Cravings. Birthday parties. Don't beat yourself up about it. The way I deal with cheating is to make sure I have at least one full 32oz bottle of water right after the nasty cheating has occured. This does two things: First; when you fill your tummy that full of water, you don't want to put anything else in there, thus reducing the chance of cheating even more. Second; the more and faster you get water into your system after cheating, the better chance you have of flushing the majority of the calories out of your system before they have a chance to affect your body. DON'T USE THIS AS A FORM OF WEIGHT LOSS!!! This is only for those occasions that you have that piece of cake at Aunt Marge's 60th birthday, or that ice cold pop at the ball game, or even that cocktail after watching Sex and the City 2. All in all, don't freak out if you've cheated a little.
88% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 20 Feb 11 by TabbyD
"I was mucho bad"
Successful: 18 Feb 11 by Ameey2010
"Had Chinese last night for dinner! It tasted great!"
Successful: 07 Feb 11 by krstnlyn
"Didn't freak, "
Successful: 28 Jan 11 by GraceRose
"With all the snow we've been having having i've had 1 or 2 cheat days but ..."


Weeks 1 to 12

Move More

Guidelines:
Ever notice how your back or knees hurt when you get out of bed every morning? Try moving around more. Whether it be a nice walk through the park, or a jog on the beach. Even sunset yoga on a dock, or a good, blood-pumping kick-boxing class. Whatever you want to do to move around more, DO IT!! Take those belly dancing lessons, enroll in that Tennis class, buy that Wii Fit; just move more. You'll feel better in the mornings while burning calories!
79% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 04 Apr 11 by orion6
"got in 5 days p90 "
Failed: 01 Apr 11 by irish_chick
"kind of a bad week...had a lot of meetings. if go today which I plan to ..."
Successful: 23 Mar 11 by Bikini1026
"lots of yard work lately"
Successful: 22 Feb 11 by Doozer1011
"I am in the second week of P90X lean. I've gained muscle and already lost ..."


Weeks 1 to 12

Treats

Guidelines:
Set up some mini goals to hit along the way, as well as a big goal-weight goal. These things help keep us motivated, and the mini goals help us give ourselves positive reinforcement that we ARE getting there. My best friend and I have a mini goal set up that when we both are FINALLY under 200 lbs, we're going skydiving! One of my long-term goal weight treats is a week in Vegas with my mom. She told me that once I reach my goal weight, and maintain for 6 weeks, she'll take me to Vegas since I've only been once when I was 10. Another is a shopping trip to Vitoria Secret to buy pretty, sexy, slinky things to wear. Find fun things to do for yourself that don't revolve around food. If you meet your weekly loss amount, get a pedicure, or take yourself to the movies, or even just a long hot bath. Anything that helps you give yourself positive reinforcement will do.
70% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 21 Mar 11 by orion6
"bought myself a new outfit, very pleased already seeing results "
Failed: 20 Feb 11 by TabbyD
"None deserved this week"
Successful: 08 Feb 11 by Zooles
"Planning on a pedicure when I break 230"
Successful: 25 Jan 11 by Natasha Nicole
"I have some mini goals in mind but need to write them down and also what ..."


Weeks 1 to 12

BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!!!!!!

Guidelines:
You are only answerable to yourself. You can lie about what you have eaten, or how much you have worked out that day, but at the end of it, you're the only one that you have to answer to. BELIEVE that you can do whatever you want to do. ALWAYS stay positive. You have friends here who will do whatever it takes to support you and help you succeed, so let that nagging best friend say what they want to say, and try to feed you cheeseburgers, but know you CAN do this. You WILL do this. We're all here to help.
90% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 18 Feb 11 by Ameey2010
"I might not be losing the weight, but I'm gaining muscle from all the ..."
Failed: 08 Feb 11 by Zooles
"Too many days in the red make it hard for me to be positive"
Failed: 25 Jan 11 by Natasha Nicole
"Struggling with this. Just feel like I'm alone in doing this. I don't ..."
Successful: 22 Jan 11 by jettabar99
"i have so much issues with retaining from menopause that its hard. I did ..."


Weeks 1 to 12

DON'T QUIT!!!

Guidelines:
This is the whole purpose of this challenge. We all know it gets hard, but it's what we do to push through that matters. If you feel like quitting, don't!!! Push through, you can do this!
94% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 04 Apr 11 by orion6
"I didn't have pizza hut wiht the family- i made myself a lean crusine ..."
Successful: 22 Feb 11 by Doozer1011
"I have slacked with posting and I am going to make that stop. I need to ..."
Successful: 21 Feb 11 by kbalke
"This is the biggie for me. In the past I have always quit. This time I ..."
Successful: 18 Feb 11 by Ameey2010
"No matter how I hurt, I keep pushing, keep going. Those last 10 ab curls ..."


Latest Challenge Posts

Weekend fail
I find myself doing this as well. Monday feels like a fresh start all the time but then Friday comes and you allow yourself the one little taste. I'm hoping I will follow through to the end of the ...
by Bekka125 on 21 Feb 11 05:05 PM
daily calories
Update...because I have thyroid issues which slows my metabolism..i changed the cal. intake to 1200...so far so good...i'm down 1 lb. :)
by alicola on 22 Jan 11 07:32 AM
Feeling good
That's awesome! Keep up the good work! :)
by jhart2773 on 19 Jan 11 10:42 AM
AARRRGGGHHHH
Sometimes I think I shouldn't have quit smoking right now. I do not want to start again but I don't want to gain anymore weight. I think I might learn to crochet or start doing needlework again ...
by Novalh42 on 19 Jan 11 09:22 AM
Next Assignment
my goals- 1st goal- 150 again- new pair of work pants( good will cuz I'm still losing but hey they will be new for me) 2nd goal- donate these brown pants when I can get them up without zipping ...
by orion6 on 18 Jan 11 08:31 AM

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Challenge Info

status: Completed
ended: 04 Apr 11
duration: 12 Weeks
reporting: Once a Week
participants: 195
privacy: Public
administrators: chef_roxy
created: 02 January 2011

All Mini-challenges:

1. Choose Your Weapon ( weeks 1 to 2 )
2. COUNT EVERYTHING!!!! ( weeks 1 to 12 )
3. Drink At Least 80oz of Water a Day! ( weeks 1 to 12 )
4. Don't Freak If You Cheat ( weeks 1 to 12 )
5. Move More ( weeks 1 to 12 )
6. Treats ( weeks 1 to 12 )
7. BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!!!!!! ( weeks 1 to 12 )
8. DON'T QUIT!!! ( weeks 1 to 12 )


Rolling Challenge Performance:

The week to week running total weight lost

Week 12:

All Participants 1.64 %  (Down 649.7 lb)

Week 11:

All Participants 1.56 %  (Down 619.1 lb)

Week 10:

All Participants 1.52 %  (Down 601.5 lb)

Week 9:

All Participants 1.44 %  (Down 571.3 lb)

Week 8:

All Participants 1.38 %  (Down 545.4 lb)

Week 7:

All Participants 1.28 %  (Down 507.0 lb)

Week 6:

All Participants 1.22 %  (Down 482.2 lb)

Week 5:

All Participants 1.16 %  (Down 459.4 lb)

Week 4:

All Participants 1.01 %  (Down 402.2 lb)

Week 3:

All Participants 0.94 %  (Down 372.9 lb)

Week 2:

All Participants 0.71 %  (Down 283.3 lb)

Week 1:

All Participants 0.41 %  (Down 162.9 lb)

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