This Challenge ended 3 years ago

About this Challenge:

This is your opportunity to be your very best on your very big day. Every day counts!

Final Challenge Progress Results

grasshoppernikki Total Progress: 8.11 %  (Down 18.5 lb)
Genna8 Total Progress: 4.51 %  (Down 11.0 lb)
55 Chevy Total Progress: 4.40 %  (Down 8.0 lb)
DeeNiceFever Total Progress: 4.05 %  (Down 9.0 lb)
Lily82 Total Progress: 3.21 %  (Down 6.2 lb)
midnightskytear Total Progress: 3.13 %  (Down 7.6 lb)
mnolan4 Total Progress: 2.45 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
luv2smile13041 Total Progress: 2.35 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
bridgielee Total Progress: 2.22 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
LadyAng Total Progress: 2.07 %  (Down 4.8 lb)
Train5226 Total Progress: 1.67 %  (Down 3.2 lb)
JennaCG86 Total Progress: 1.47 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
8793 Total Progress: 1.10 %  (Down 1.5 lb)
gpdietman Total Progress: 0.98 %  (Down 2.2 lb)
sailorsgirl2010 Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
Kedzie Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
crystal2575 Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
ShannonVilleneuve Total Progress: 0.54 %  (Up 1.0 lb)
jjrankin22 Total Progress: 0.78 %  (Up 1.2 lb)
truckerkate Total Progress: 0.82 %  (Up 1.0 lb)
cindy756 Total Progress: 1.48 %  (Up 2.8 lb)
pepperpeanut Total Progress: 1.50 %  (Up 4.0 lb)
Ashlee2688 Total Progress: 3.19 %  (Up 8.4 lb)
magginessless24 Total Progress: 4.61 %  (Up 10.0 lb)
Lgerman81 Total Progress: 4.97 %  (Up 8.2 lb)

Completed Mini-Challenges

Weeks 1 to 2

Make a vision / motivation collage

Guidelines:
Find your creative side and clip pictures and inspirational phrases that motivate YOU. Make a collage that you can post on your fridge, kitchen cabinets or even here in the challenge board. Don’t forget to include that beautiful wedding dress that you will be rocking in your new fit body!
68% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 22 Apr 11 by Lily82
"made this in week one!"
Successful: 20 Apr 11 by Kedzie
"I try to keep looking at this when I am about to eat - that way I eat in ..."
Failed: 20 Apr 11 by crystal2575
"I gotta get this done!!"
Successful: 14 Apr 11 by mnolan4
"Working on this-- my motivation always comes in the form of pictures of ..."


Weeks 1 to 12

Eat in moderation and record everything in your food journal

Guidelines:
Weddings create all sorts of delicious reasons to overindulge: engagement parties, showers, tastings! Instead of cutting out any particular things, focus more on limiting how much you eat. Record everything that you eat in your journal. Tips: Plan, plan, plan. Pack your lunch instead of buying or hitting up the vending machine (more dollars for the honeymoon!). Drink a full cup of water before you eat anything. Shoot to eat 5 – 6 mini meals to keep your metabolism up. Close the kitchen 3 hours before bedtime (usually between 6pm – 7pm). To lose one pound a week, aim to have a calorie deficit of 500 each day.
66% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 02 May 11 by crystal2575
"I ate well, but recording on the weekends has not gone well."
Successful: 14 Apr 11 by mnolan4
"I've developed a new surge of energy on my food diary-- I also really ..."
Successful: 12 Apr 11 by luv2smile13041
"I'm still getting the hang of which snacks and foods are low in calories, ..."


Weeks 1 to 12

Get moving!

Guidelines:
One hour of exercise is required each day from each of you brides-to-be. Aim for a 30 minute workout in the morning and a 30 minute workout in the afternoon / evening. Don’t worry – walking the dog, cleaning your home, your favorite exercise DVD, and of course the gym all count. Record all of your activity in your Fatsecret exercise diary.
75% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 14 Apr 11 by mnolan4
"A hospital stay for my fiance' took my out of this one. :("
Successful: 12 Apr 11 by luv2smile13041
"I've been able to get in a 30 minute workout in the morning and then I ..."


Weeks 1 to 12

Drink up!

Guidelines:
Water will not only accelerate your weight loss, but your hair, skin and photographer will all thank you too. Drink at least 8 cups of water every day. Tips: find your favorite water bottle and never let it leave your side.
66% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 02 May 11 by crystal2575
"I am seeing improvement, but not yet there."
Failed: 14 Apr 11 by mnolan4
"This one is so hard for me!!"
Successful: 12 Apr 11 by luv2smile13041
"Its tough, but I'm just barely making the 8 cups. I don't think I've ever ..."


Weeks 1 to 12

Become a balanced (and positive!) bride

Guidelines:
The pressure of “wedding” is enormous. Chill out and stay positive. No trash talking or self-deprecation here. Be kind to yourself and always forgive yourself. Instead of focusing on your “flaws” say out loud nice things about yourself every day. The power of positive forward thinking will get you to your ultimate weight loss goal. For sanity and health get 8 hours of sleep each night.
66% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 14 Apr 11 by mnolan4
"Getting back on schedule after the hospital stay, so working on this one!"
Failed: 12 Apr 11 by luv2smile13041
"Its not really possible for me to get 8 hours of sleep. I'll wake up ..."


Weeks 1 to 12

Plan the wedding!

Guidelines:
Report to the group one wedding planning task that you complete each week. Have good ideas and inspiration? Share that too!
52% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 21 Jun 11 by Lily82
"ordered my shoes! Tried on my dress for the first time since January and ..."
Successful: 15 Apr 11 by ShannonVilleneuve
"I"
Successful: 14 Apr 11 by mnolan4
"Found a venue I LOVE! My goal for next week is to schedule an appointment ..."
Successful: 12 Apr 11 by luv2smile13041
"We think we picked out our first dance song. We met with our dance in ..."


Latest Challenge Posts

wedding plans coming along fast
woohoo GOOD LUCK!!!
by Lily82 on 13 Apr 11 01:25 PM
GREAT CHALLENGE
thanks ladies!
by crystal2575 on 08 Apr 11 04:51 PM
HEY EVERYONE!!!
First off CONGRATS to all your engagements/future weddings! Im getting married this October and im aiming to lose between 30 and 40lbs. Im excited for these challenges and i wish you all the best of luck ...
by Lily82 on 08 Apr 11 11:11 AM
Guys get married and want to look good too
It's great to see a guy on here and know us women aren't the only one's stressing trying to lose weight. Let the challenge begin!
by emarie21 on 08 Apr 11 10:50 AM
Today is the first day?!
Start date of Challenge: April 8th. But we still have 14 hours before challenge begins? Hmm. Oh well. WE START TODAY! From here on out your all are being held accountable for your actions. Don't ...
by Kedzie on 08 Apr 11 09:58 AM

Recent Challenge Participant Activity

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 Challenge Ended

This challenge ended on Saturday 02 July 2011.

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Challenge Info

status: Completed
ended: 01 Jul 11
duration: 12 Weeks
reporting: Once a Week
participants: 40
privacy: Public
administrators: Kedzie
created: 28 March 2011

All Mini-challenges:

1. Make a vision / motivation collage ( weeks 1 to 2 )
2. Eat in moderation and record everything in your food journal ( weeks 1 to 12 )
3. Get moving! ( weeks 1 to 12 )
4. Drink up! ( weeks 1 to 12 )
5. Become a balanced (and positive!) bride ( weeks 1 to 12 )
6. Plan the wedding! ( weeks 1 to 12 )


Rolling Challenge Performance:

The week to week running total weight lost

Week 12:

All Participants 0.66 %  (Down 50.5 lb)

Week 11:

All Participants 0.62 %  (Down 47.3 lb)

Week 10:

All Participants 0.93 %  (Down 71.2 lb)

Week 9:

All Participants 0.91 %  (Down 70.1 lb)

Week 8:

All Participants 1.04 %  (Down 80.0 lb)

Week 7:

All Participants 0.92 %  (Down 70.8 lb)

Week 6:

All Participants 0.89 %  (Down 68.3 lb)

Week 5:

All Participants 0.79 %  (Down 60.5 lb)

Week 4:

All Participants 0.59 %  (Down 44.8 lb)

Week 3:

All Participants 0.59 %  (Down 44.8 lb)

Week 2:

All Participants 0.52 %  (Down 39.6 lb)

Week 1:

All Participants 0.41 %  (Down 31.7 lb)

Latest Photos



so happy even if i didnt lose anymore
by Lily82
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26lbs lost since i bought it 3months of weight loss to go!
by Lily82
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Untitled
by truckerkate
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1/2 way to my goal
by 55 Chevy
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