This Challenge ended 5 years ago

About this Challenge:

Losing 12 pounds (a pound a week) by tax day, April 15

Final Challenge Progress Results

zelltj Total Progress: 12.57 %  (Down 23.0 lb)
mamamel Total Progress: 11.29 %  (Down 17.5 lb)
JuliG Total Progress: 10.64 %  (Down 18.2 lb)
girlcourt Total Progress: 9.80 %  (Down 15.0 lb)
canyonmn Total Progress: 8.47 %  (Down 21.0 lb)
Matusiak Total Progress: 7.88 %  (Down 13.0 lb)
snobie Total Progress: 7.78 %  (Down 13.0 lb)
omgjessi Total Progress: 6.37 %  (Down 11.6 lb)
encouraged Total Progress: 6.31 %  (Down 15.0 lb)
Jolley Girl Total Progress: 5.67 %  (Down 8.0 lb)
lillylibertine Total Progress: 4.89 %  (Down 9.0 lb)
UK dotty Total Progress: 4.73 %  (Down 7.7 lb)
Pegonia Total Progress: 4.22 %  (Down 6.4 lb)
cajunanne Total Progress: 4.22 %  (Down 8.6 lb)
scullme Total Progress: 3.97 %  (Down 5.3 lb)
Mommyof2texans Total Progress: 3.96 %  (Down 5.5 lb)
nickic18 Total Progress: 3.82 %  (Down 6.0 lb)
njord_13 Total Progress: 3.81 %  (Down 7.0 lb)
gracie4884 Total Progress: 3.75 %  (Down 7.0 lb)
sweetonez Total Progress: 3.69 %  (Down 7.0 lb)
Beachken Total Progress: 3.65 %  (Down 7.0 lb)
eljobe Total Progress: 3.61 %  (Down 6.0 lb)
luft Total Progress: 3.32 %  (Down 7.0 lb)
terhus Total Progress: 3.32 %  (Down 5.2 lb)
greenk Total Progress: 3.20 %  (Down 8.4 lb)
mrsartis Total Progress: 3.19 %  (Down 4.6 lb)
NoelG Total Progress: 2.93 %  (Down 4.8 lb)
Poivre Total Progress: 2.78 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
AngLD Total Progress: 2.70 %  (Down 3.5 lb)
strawberryschool Total Progress: 2.60 %  (Down 6.0 lb)
yebbils Total Progress: 2.12 %  (Down 3.4 lb)
janibraskas Total Progress: 1.83 %  (Down 3.2 lb)
chellebelle85 Total Progress: 1.44 %  (Down 2.2 lb)
earling Total Progress: 1.41 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
wranglergrl9 Total Progress: 1.40 %  (Down 2.2 lb)
kar Total Progress: 1.38 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
sanliv Total Progress: 1.35 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
Katesh Total Progress: 1.32 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
erinrn95 Total Progress: 1.22 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
DLAndrews Total Progress: 1.05 %  (Down 2.2 lb)
kissy77 Total Progress: 1.02 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
Tothemax Total Progress: 0.91 %  (Down 1.8 lb)
galemar Total Progress: 0.85 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
RedGoddess Total Progress: 0.75 %  (Down 1.4 lb)
CmSant2 Total Progress: 0.59 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
softballrn Total Progress: 0.56 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
Julie65c Total Progress: 0.50 %  (Down 1.2 lb)
mmf Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
qul102 Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
POWENCH Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
ssattler Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
chefchristabug Total Progress: 0.13 %  (Up 0.2 lb)
crystal23112 Total Progress: 0.30 %  (Up 0.5 lb)
glacialo Total Progress: 0.44 %  (Up 0.6 lb)
Chanval Total Progress: 0.47 %  (Up 0.7 lb)
Dianehere Total Progress: 0.55 %  (Up 1.0 lb)
slwhite412 Total Progress: 1.42 %  (Up 2.5 lb)
STINEY58 Total Progress: 1.94 %  (Up 4.0 lb)
jmansene Total Progress: 3.46 %  (Up 5.9 lb)

Completed Mini-Challenges

Weeks 1 to 12

Exercise 30 minutes a day, 4 days a week

Guidelines:
Exercise 30 minutes a day, 4 days a week
77% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 29 Jan 09 by Katesh
"I am actually doing 2 hours a day 3 times a week."
Successful: 19 Jan 09 by kissy77
"I walk 4 days during lunch hour."


Weeks 1 to 12

Snack!

Guidelines:
Keep healthy snacks readily accessible. Small snacks throughout the day keep your metabolism up. Additionally, when hunger strikes you have a healthy alternative to the dreaded vending machine!
88% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 29 Jan 09 by Poivre
"What are healthy snacks ... that are yummy?"


Weeks 3 to 12

Drink 8 ounces of water 30 minutes before eating each meal.

Guidelines:
Drinking water before meals helps your body two ways: (1) dehydration often produces hunger symptoms; drinking water may cause you to realize that you are only dehydrated, not hungry. (2) You will fill up more quickly while eating.
42% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 13 Feb 09 by sweetonez
"I drink only water with every meal and plenty all day long so I never ..."


Weeks 5 to 12

Focus on eating your meals.

Guidelines:
Do not "multi-task" while eating. Sit down and focus on your meal. This will help you realize when you are full more quickly than mindlessly eating while reading, watching TV, etc. Often we associate activities with eating (such as TV) and therefore eat while doing that activity even if not hungry.
70% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 13 Feb 09 by sweetonez
"When every point counts, so does every bite. Savor each one."


Weeks 7 to 12

Build physical activity in throughout the day.

Guidelines:
Park further away from the store in the parking lot; walk to the store/restaurant/bar; take the stairs; walk your kids to school; take public transportation (probably need to walk to train or bus station); go for a walk on your lunch hour;
75% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Weeks 9 to 12

Suck it in!

Guidelines:
It sounds silly, but sucking in your stomach throughout the day can actually help tighten your abs and whittle your waist. No one even has to know you're doing it. Just suck in your stomach for five minutes of time throughout the day. This can really help if your exercise options are limited and many women have managed to lose whole dress sizes after just a few weeks.
60% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Weeks 11 to 12

Eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day.

Guidelines:
Fruits and vegetables are packed with beneficial fibers, vitamins and antioxidants. They fill up your stomach fast so you feel full earlier. They are also low in calories and helps to keep your calorie count low. Here's what the National Cancer Institute recommends as a serving of fruit and vegetables: 1 medium fruit or 1/2 cup of small or cut-up fruit 3/4 cup (180 milliliters) of 100 percent juice 1/4 cup dried fruit 1/2 cup raw non-leafy or cooked vegetables 1 cup raw leafy vegetables (such as lettuce) 1/2 cup cooked beans or peas (such as lentils, pinto beans, and kidney beans)
47% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Latest Challenge Posts

Welcome!
This is a great challenge, and something along the lines of what I was planning to do anyway!
by nickic18 on 16 Jan 09 02:10 PM
Eeek! A food diary is scary....
I totally agree. I've been religiously putting down everything I eat, and making it as accurate as possible. I found that if I commit myself to logging everything that goes into my stomach, it makes ...
by canyonmn on 15 Jan 09 08:02 AM
weigh in day?
You may weigh in whenever you want. I do so every day to keep myself motivated. Even on my cheat day! :)
by scullme on 14 Jan 09 08:24 PM
I like the idea of Skinny Clothes!
I am in hopes of being down another size by April, so skinny clothes are very appropriate! THANK YOU FOR GREAT IDEAS!
by encouraged on 08 Jan 09 11:02 AM

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Challenge Info

status: Completed
ended: 09 Apr 09
duration: 12 Weeks
reporting: Once a Week
participants: 74
privacy: Public
administrators: scullme
created: 07 January 2009

All Mini-challenges:

1. Exercise 30 minutes a day, 4 days a week ( weeks 1 to 12 )
2. Snack! ( weeks 1 to 12 )
3. Drink 8 ounces of water 30 minutes before eating each meal. ( weeks 3 to 12 )
4. Focus on eating your meals. ( weeks 5 to 12 )
5. Build physical activity in throughout the day. ( weeks 7 to 12 )
6. Suck it in! ( weeks 9 to 12 )
7. Eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day. ( weeks 11 to 12 )


Rolling Challenge Performance:

The week to week running total weight lost

Week 12:

All Participants 2.25 %  (Down 302.6 lb)

Week 11:

All Participants 2.15 %  (Down 289.7 lb)

Week 10:

All Participants 1.99 %  (Down 268.6 lb)

Week 9:

All Participants 1.97 %  (Down 264.9 lb)

Week 8:

All Participants 1.85 %  (Down 249.1 lb)

Week 7:

All Participants 1.83 %  (Down 247.1 lb)

Week 6:

All Participants 1.65 %  (Down 222.0 lb)

Week 5:

All Participants 1.51 %  (Down 203.7 lb)

Week 4:

All Participants 1.28 %  (Down 173.1 lb)

Week 3:

All Participants 1.09 %  (Down 147.4 lb)

Week 2:

All Participants 0.86 %  (Down 115.7 lb)

Week 1:

All Participants 0.40 %  (Down 53.6 lb)

Latest Photos



This was me before i gained 25 pounds
by mrsartis
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Hope to be less
by UK dotty
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