This Challenge ended 7 years ago

About this Challenge:

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

Final Challenge Progress Results

epright9 Total Progress: 10.95 %  (Down 16.2 lb)
jenrose82 Total Progress: 10.52 %  (Down 24.0 lb)
suechru Total Progress: 7.30 %  (Down 18.3 lb)
skinnyinmydreams Total Progress: 7.13 %  (Down 13.2 lb)
vackerman Total Progress: 6.71 %  (Down 19.4 lb)
MakoOtie Total Progress: 5.80 %  (Down 8.8 lb)
Cathy_4 Total Progress: 4.97 %  (Down 7.0 lb)
jennayy Total Progress: 4.53 %  (Down 5.2 lb)
JALB Total Progress: 4.43 %  (Down 7.0 lb)
spunky_brewster Total Progress: 4.14 %  (Down 11.0 lb)
repsgoddess Total Progress: 4.02 %  (Down 10.4 lb)
Emily Blackrose Total Progress: 3.45 %  (Down 8.0 lb)
Carmel8sons Total Progress: 3.20 %  (Down 8.0 lb)
Bubby1953 Total Progress: 3.19 %  (Down 5.4 lb)
ctlss Total Progress: 3.09 %  (Down 6.0 lb)
casonge Total Progress: 2.89 %  (Down 7.0 lb)
serenitynow Total Progress: 2.78 %  (Down 4.4 lb)
Joannarm Total Progress: 2.63 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
hollywoodoregon Total Progress: 2.63 %  (Down 6.0 lb)
lynnhotel Total Progress: 2.56 %  (Down 5.8 lb)
Squash Total Progress: 2.52 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
Marksmage Total Progress: 2.31 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
friendly555 Total Progress: 2.13 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
FindingMartini Total Progress: 2.04 %  (Down 3.2 lb)
Marenpaz Total Progress: 1.93 %  (Down 3.2 lb)
littlebearsday Total Progress: 1.89 %  (Down 4.6 lb)
bhamgal Total Progress: 1.65 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
kaz99 Total Progress: 1.25 %  (Down 1.8 lb)
didifly Total Progress: 0.69 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
Necie Total Progress: 0.67 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
BizzAE Total Progress: 0.52 %  (Down 0.8 lb)
LisaLu Mint Total Progress: 0.49 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
missalexarae Total Progress: 0.39 %  (Down 0.4 lb)
lastuck09 Total Progress: 0.36 %  (Down 0.5 lb)
lgiven Total Progress: 0.35 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
obsidianbbw Total Progress: 0.28 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
sweetlemon Total Progress: 0.15 %  (Down 0.2 lb)
herself Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
MindyP Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
tkcutshaw Total Progress: 0.06 %  (Up 0.1 lb)
midearthseeker Total Progress: 0.31 %  (Up 0.5 lb)
TTMUZZY13 Total Progress: 0.43 %  (Up 0.8 lb)
jaschilla Total Progress: 0.46 %  (Up 1.0 lb)
Live_live_Xx Total Progress: 0.68 %  (Up 1.1 lb)
tvgphillips Total Progress: 0.69 %  (Up 2.0 lb)
Ibleedlipstick Total Progress: 1.27 %  (Up 2.0 lb)
stmotivated Total Progress: 1.57 %  (Up 2.7 lb)
a_mckinley Total Progress: 2.76 %  (Up 6.5 lb)
auburnchick7 Total Progress: 2.98 %  (Up 6.4 lb)
DawnRae Total Progress: 3.11 %  (Up 4.8 lb)
suezq1985 Total Progress: 3.39 %  (Up 4.6 lb)
MusicMom123 Total Progress: 10.02 %  (Up 21.4 lb)
mms0823 Total Progress: 10.58 %  (Up 12.5 lb)
Diamondpearl Total Progress: 14.51 %  (Up 18.0 lb)

Completed Mini-Challenges

Week 1

Choose Your Weapon

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.
95% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 06 Sep 10 by friendly555
"I find counting calories is something that I will be able to live with ..."

Weeks 1 to 12

Drink At Least 80oz of Water A Day

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.
80% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 06 Sep 10 by friendly555
"I forgot it was 80oz, I have been drinking at least 8 glasses, but I'll ..."

Weeks 1 to 12


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

Weeks 1 to 12


Get a bag of your favorite bite-sized chocolates (Preferably just a cube of solid chocolate, dark or sweet. I prefer Dove), every night right before you go to bed, have 2 or 3 of these chocolates. Not only is it a nice treat to look forward to at the end of your day, but having that tiny bit of fat right before bed actually helps keep your metabolism running during the night, thus increasing weight loss. Just make sure to NOT eat the whole bag at once. This is a great way to slowly start building your willpower, too. However, if you have cheated even slightly during the day, you should skip that night's chocolate so you don't go too far over your daily caloric intake goal.
76% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 06 Sep 10 by friendly555
"I'm not ready to indulge like that yet. If I have a bag of chocolate, I ..."
Failed: 06 Sep 10 by jenrose82
"I don't like the idea of sweets like this... I indulge with foods on my ..."

Weeks 1 to 12

Don't freak if you cheat

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.
93% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 06 Sep 10 by jenrose82
"I haven't really cheated, but I did have some crumbs of a coffee cake that ..."

Weeks 1 to 12

Believe in yourself

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.
93% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Weeks 1 to 12


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! My long-term goal weight treat is a week in Vegas. 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.
91% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 06 Sep 10 by jenrose82
"Looking forward to a pedicure!"

Weeks 1 to 12

Move more

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!
86% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 16 Nov 10 by vackerman
"Awaiting knee surgery on Tuesday, then long rehab to come."
Failed: 09 Sep 10 by MusicMom123
"I'm sorry. I am officially starting today ! My best Girlfriend's Twin ..."
Successful: 06 Sep 10 by jenrose82
"I'm doing a lot of housework which must count as moving more. A lot less ..."

Latest Challenge Posts

hey from a reformed quitter.
I have been on fat secret on and off for a year I think..I just restarted my eating plain (2000 calories a day) and monday is excerise (twisted my ankle but should be able to move about by then). Anyway, ...
by obsidianbbw on 27 Aug 10 12:24 PM

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 Challenge Ended

This challenge ended on Tuesday 23 November 2010.

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Challenge Info

status: Completed
ended: 22 Nov 10
duration: 12 Weeks
reporting: Once a Week
participants: 100
privacy: Public
administrators: chef_roxy
created: 24 August 2010

All Mini-challenges:

1. Choose Your Weapon ( week 1 )
2. Drink At Least 80oz of Water A Day ( weeks 1 to 12 )
3. COUNT EVERYTHING!! ( weeks 1 to 12 )
4. Indulge ( weeks 1 to 12 )
5. Don't freak if you cheat ( weeks 1 to 12 )
6. Believe in yourself ( weeks 1 to 12 )
7. Treats ( weeks 1 to 12 )
8. Move more ( weeks 1 to 12 )

Rolling Challenge Performance:

The week to week running total weight lost

Week 12:

All Participants 0.75 %  (Down 148.4 lb)

Week 11:

All Participants 0.73 %  (Down 145.3 lb)

Week 10:

All Participants 0.66 %  (Down 130.9 lb)

Week 9:

All Participants 0.72 %  (Down 142.7 lb)

Week 8:

All Participants 0.69 %  (Down 136.4 lb)

Week 7:

All Participants 0.70 %  (Down 138.2 lb)

Week 6:

All Participants 0.64 %  (Down 126.8 lb)

Week 5:

All Participants 0.61 %  (Down 120.6 lb)

Week 4:

All Participants 0.62 %  (Down 122.1 lb)

Week 3:

All Participants 0.46 %  (Down 90.5 lb)

Week 2:

All Participants 0.35 %  (Down 70.3 lb)

Week 1:

All Participants 0.26 %  (Down 52.4 lb)

Latest Photos

Yellowstone this summer -- my dad and me
by Marenpaz
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