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About this Challenge:

Falling off New Year's Resolutions? Not quite in "Bathing Suit Season" Panic? No worries - let's stay motivated together!

Final Challenge Progress Results

Frizzkitty Total Progress: 8.24 %  (Down 18.8 lb)
selkner Total Progress: 7.14 %  (Down 15.0 lb)
kmarques1 Total Progress: 6.67 %  (Down 12.0 lb)
kimbo67 Total Progress: 3.91 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
cac183 Total Progress: 3.38 %  (Down 5.4 lb)
Christopher1981 Total Progress: 2.96 %  (Down 7.5 lb)
InfamousAMBER Total Progress: 2.87 %  (Down 6.0 lb)
AZ gal Total Progress: 2.65 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
dms_rolltide Total Progress: 1.42 %  (Down 3.4 lb)
Mginz311 Total Progress: 1.27 %  (Down 1.4 lb)
ChristinF Total Progress: 1.05 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
Bonnie11011 Total Progress: 0.60 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
balvania Total Progress: 0.47 %  (Down 0.8 lb)
Makitsi Total Progress: 0.59 %  (Up 1.1 lb)
vikeenan Total Progress: 0.80 %  (Up 1.8 lb)
mommyx7 Total Progress: 0.90 %  (Up 1.6 lb)
BKB Total Progress: 1.89 %  (Up 4.2 lb)
Tinagisla Total Progress: 2.15 %  (Up 5.0 lb)
Kathyok Total Progress: 2.59 %  (Up 5.2 lb)

Completed Mini-Challenges

Week 1

Identify a Goal!

It doesn't have to be weight, or a number. Identify what you want to accomplish in 10 weeks: eg - lose 1 lb a week, fit in pre-winter jeans, build up to running X miles for Spring weather, eat less sugar ...
88% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 12 Feb 13 by selkner
"My goal was to increase my exercise, I was able to exercise everyday"
Successful: 10 Feb 13 by ChristinF
"I want to lose a lb a week atleast, down a pants size and exercising 3 ..."
Successful: 07 Feb 13 by AZ gal
"I want to exercise harder."

Weeks 1 to 10

Record everything you eat

Keep a record of all the food you consumed.
69% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 19 Feb 13 by AZ gal
"Went out of town and just knew I would be eating home made food...very ..."

Weeks 2 to 6

Incorporate Exercise!

Guidelines: Identify an INCREASE in any exercise that gets your heart pumping that works with your life - walking, Couch to 5K, Yoga, Exercise videos - then MAKE IT AN APPOINTMENT IN YOUR CALENDAR FOR 1 MONTH.
86% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Week 3

Identify Obstacles!

It's be two weeks - what is holding you back? Your schedule? No time to exercise? Family meals? Work functions? Happy Hour? List your biggest challenge and we'll brain storm together on how to deal with your challenges.
100% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 26 Feb 13 by Frizzkitty
"Valentine's day was my biggest challenge, but we're past that, and from ..."
Successful: 26 Feb 13 by selkner
"Biggest challenge is husband. Keeps asking me why I'm not eating what ..."

Week 4

Try Something New!

A vegetable, an exercise, a new routine - last week we looked at the hurdles we face towards our goal. Sometimes the solution means getting out of our comfort zone and trying something new!
80% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 27 Feb 13 by AZ gal
"Started yoga at bed time to help me relax."

Week 5


It's the half way point - we've all be there. Don't give up. Even if you've lost your place, not is a great time to get back on track. Post a message in the Challenge Forum, talk about what is going on. Record your weight, even if it is not what you want.
100% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Week 6

MODERATION: Be strong in the face of temptations

We all have things that tempt us ... and this week is a good time to challenge yourself to face those temptations. Identify TWO temptations: The first should be something that makes it hard to stick to your guns (ice cream in the house, the first cookie, not getting up in time to workout) and you should record a plan to AVOID the temptation trap. The second should be something that you need to be conscientious about but that realistically you are going to have in your life and you should practice PORTION CONTROL (1 glass of Guinness or wine, 1 piece of chocolate, only watching one hour of tv). Tell us what focus is in the FORUMS!
100% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Weeks 7 to 10

Step up the exercise!

Back to your appointment book! Did you succeed at the first month of making an appointment to exercise? Great - now is the time to increase your intensity or time. Did you slack off last month? Why? Maybe you were trying to do too much, maybe you need shorter workouts throughout the day like walking, or a few intense sessions a week on fewer days. Don't give up!
83% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Week 8

Reward Your Progress

It's been almost two months - let's celebrate what you've accomplished so far! Identify a non-food based reward: a new outfit, a manicure, an hour to yourself ... think of something that you can do for yourself everytime you meet a personal goal. (Our society often "rewards" us with food, so we need to get out of the cookie/brownie/ice cream trap and enjoy food because of its taste and nutrition, not because we "deserve" it.)
50% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Week 10

Record Your Progress!

Did you accomplish what you wanted to? Were you able to achieve more? Are you proud of the progress you did make? Reflect here and celebrate what you've achieved! (Post a picture, weight, clothing size, 5K time, personal accomplishment - whatever it is you deserve some recognition for!)
66% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Latest Challenge Posts

I'm down about 9lbs since the challenge started, and I'm at 218.8. I have a friend in town, and we just released a new product. So, lots less stress, but many more temptations. Here's hoping ...
by Frizzkitty on 12 Mar 13 09:59 PM
Get ready! Get set! Get motivated! Challenge is about to start
Hi V, I am new to FS and it's challenges. I am very excited to be here and I love the challenge you have created however am having technical diffuculties. I see some members have their start weight ...
by Curryluv on 06 Feb 13 02:26 PM
First timer
Hi all, Super excited to be a part of this challenge. I am really enjoying this site and all it has. I really really love food so I am hoping this challenge will help me to exercise harder than before. ...
by AZ gal on 06 Feb 13 01:31 PM
Introducing ....
Hi V, and the rest of you. I'm Makitsi, a danish woman, 46 and in my last year of studying philosophy and religion. Mother of 3, married, living in the countryside and veeeery fond of eating things ...
by Makitsi on 06 Feb 13 03:31 AM
Hi Friends: I created this challenge to help those of us who need a little motivation to get "back on track". We're approaching the point where the New Year's Resolutions start to ...
by vikeenan on 29 Jan 13 02:57 PM

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Challenge Info

status: Completed
ended: 16 Apr 13
duration: 10 Weeks
reporting: Once a Week
participants: 30
privacy: Public
administrators: vikeenan
created: 29 January 2013

All Mini-challenges:

1. Identify a Goal! ( week 1 )
2. Record everything you eat ( weeks 1 to 10 )
3. Incorporate Exercise! ( weeks 2 to 6 )
4. Identify Obstacles! ( week 3 )
5. Try Something New! ( week 4 )
7. MODERATION: Be strong in the face of temptations ( week 6 )
8. Step up the exercise! ( weeks 7 to 10 )
9. Reward Your Progress ( week 8 )
10. Looking Long Term! ( week 9 )
11. Record Your Progress! ( week 10 )

Rolling Challenge Performance:

The week to week running total weight lost

Week 10:

All Participants 1.17 %  (Down 63.4 lb)

Week 9:

All Participants 1.11 %  (Down 60.2 lb)

Week 8:

All Participants 1.22 %  (Down 66.1 lb)

Week 7:

All Participants 1.24 %  (Down 67.0 lb)

Week 6:

All Participants 1.06 %  (Down 57.4 lb)

Week 5:

All Participants 0.95 %  (Down 51.3 lb)

Week 4:

All Participants 0.74 %  (Down 40.1 lb)

Week 3:

All Participants 0.62 %  (Down 33.7 lb)

Week 2:

All Participants 0.47 %  (Down 25.6 lb)

Week 1:

All Participants 0.33 %  (Down 17.7 lb)

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