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If you're ready to step your game up, join us here on the ULTIMATE challenge!

Final Challenge Progress Results

BruceCWA Total Progress: 9.23 %  (Down 30.5 lb)
Big Mamma Total Progress: 6.44 %  (Down 15.0 lb)
heyohaley Total Progress: 6.20 %  (Down 10.8 lb)
cataocampo Total Progress: 6.18 %  (Down 9.3 lb)
rdenis Total Progress: 5.84 %  (Down 9.4 lb)
Ouisaine Total Progress: 5.08 %  (Down 9.5 lb)
jessbond Total Progress: 3.83 %  (Down 8.8 lb)
lpinkley Total Progress: 2.93 %  (Down 6.0 lb)
Lacy Martin Total Progress: 2.84 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
oregongirl Total Progress: 2.74 %  (Down 4.8 lb)
Jamica1 Total Progress: 2.27 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
Bellalydia Total Progress: 1.80 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
slimin6 Total Progress: 1.72 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
SusanRR Total Progress: 1.72 %  (Down 3.6 lb)
Choonks Total Progress: 1.44 %  (Down 2.8 lb)
jhale83 Total Progress: 1.38 %  (Down 2.2 lb)
AriesRising Total Progress: 1.21 %  (Down 2.3 lb)
here2lose Total Progress: 1.14 %  (Down 1.6 lb)
issyt3 Total Progress: 0.84 %  (Down 1.4 lb)
N3fabian Total Progress: 0.67 %  (Down 1.1 lb)
Monikak89 Total Progress: 0.67 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
bebezazueta Total Progress: 0.25 %  (Down 0.4 lb)
Laura.y.Dana Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
sheath Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
Cora B Good Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
tessarian Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
tinkerbella94 Total Progress: 1.03 %  (Up 2.5 lb)

Completed Mini-Challenges

Weeks 1 to 7

Excercise VIGOROUSLY at least 3 times a week

Guidelines:
When you exercise, the higher your heart rate, the more fat actually burns and burns fat long after you are done as well. This could be with cardio such as running or boxing or walking uphill, or it could be done with heavy weight lifting. Your heart rate should be around 80%. If you can talk with out breathing heavy, then you're not working hard enough! TIP: You can also work this in intervals. For example, 2 minutes of light walking, 5 minutes of vigorous exercise, repeat, and so on.
76% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 11 Mar 10 by Ouisaine
"Been busy while it's been rainy and cold out, but not exercising like I ..."
Successful: 07 Mar 10 by rdenis
"More so. "
Successful: 01 Feb 10 by AriesRising
"Monday through Saturday...."


Weeks 1 to 7

Stay away from sugar!

Guidelines:
Just like the description says, stay away from sugar! Sugar makes you hungry, and frankly you don't want to feel ravenous when you begin a new lifestyle, plus sugar anything with sugar tends to have way more calories, is easy to overeat, and makes you feel bloated! And by this, we don't mean only the grainy sweet stuff, but also bread, pasta, sugar based sauces (bbq, teriyaki, sweet and sour), too much fruit, candies, cakes etc. TIP: Try substituting regular sugar intake with splenda; use sugar free instead; check sugar on every processed food you might eat.
75% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 11 Mar 10 by Ouisaine
"Have been digging Truvia, a stevia product for sweetness."
Successful: 07 Mar 10 by rdenis
"Except for last night's sake bombs. "
Successful: 01 Feb 10 by AriesRising
"Am now drinking my java with just creamer...:("


Weeks 1 to 7

Drink Water

Guidelines:
Basics. Drink 8-12 glasses a day. TIP: Keep a water bottle around and sip.
81% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 07 Mar 10 by rdenis
"Gallon a day!"
Successful: 24 Feb 10 by Lacy Martin
"could do better with this..."
Successful: 01 Feb 10 by AriesRising
"Presently consuming about 64oz am trying to get to 100 oz a day... "


Weeks 1 to 7

Portion Control

Guidelines:
Each day make sure your portions are smaller. TIP: Use smaller containers, smaller plates, smaller spoons. It's easier to control. Serve yourself half of however much you would actually like to eat, and DO NOT finish the plate (except for once a day). Try cutting portions ALREADY controlled in half, at least 1 item a day. For example, if you usually ate 2 string cheese for a snack, and cut it down to 1, make an exception for 1 week and cut that 1 into 1/2 instead. Easy!
85% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 01 Feb 10 by AriesRising
"Have been working on this one by using smaller plates..."


Weeks 1 to 7

Don't overcompensate.

Guidelines:
Just because you are working out later does not mean you have to have an enormous breakfast or lunch. If you need a pre-workout snack, try a slice of turkey breast instead of a protein bar (which can have 300 calories.. and then the only reason why you worked out was to burn that protein bar off :(
90% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Weeks 1 to 7

Eat 3 meals a day, 2 snacks a day, and 1 dessert

Guidelines:
Make sure your snacks and dessert are extra light. Maybe try a laughing cow cheese, a string cheese, 2 slices of turkey breast, 2 slices of turkey bacon, some snow peas, something light and fresh. Dessert has to be light as well; Maybe try a sugar free pudding or a sugar free popsicle (or maybe 2 on occasion). Delicious.
76% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 11 Mar 10 by Ouisaine
"Just not my style."
Successful: 04 Feb 10 by tessarian
"no dessert"
Successful: 01 Feb 10 by AriesRising
"No problems with this one..."


Weeks 1 to 7

THE TOUGH ONE

Guidelines:
Make sure you make it your absolute goal EACH minute of the day to lose 2-5 pounds a week. This is what makes it the ultimate challenge. If you feel this is too much or may risk your health, then this is NOT the challenge for you
72% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 01 Feb 10 by AriesRising
"This part of the challenge is a tough one for me....!!!"


Weeks 1 to 7

Record everything you eat

Guidelines:
Keep a record of all the food you consumed, and make an assessment each day on where you could have improved, and where you did great.
57% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 11 Mar 10 by Ouisaine
"Was a bit lazy, I need to get back with this."
Successful: 01 Feb 10 by AriesRising
"Everday!!!"


Weeks 1 to 7

Pat Yourself on the Back

Guidelines:
Pat yourself on the back for having a successful day.
81% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 01 Feb 10 by AriesRising
":)"


Weeks 1 to 7

Weekend Bliss

Guidelines:
Don't be so tough on yourself on the weekend. This doesn't mean that you can blow you diet, but may for a meal, have an extra bite of steak; have an extra snack; eat a little sugar, maybe a handful of dark chocolates. A little bit of bliss.
83% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 07 Mar 10 by rdenis
"A little bit of sushi never hurt anyone. "
Successful: 24 Feb 10 by Lacy Martin
"a bit to much on this one :)"
Successful: 01 Feb 10 by AriesRising
"I have a hard time doing this one because weigh-ins are on Mondayat 7:00am ..."


Latest Challenge Posts

Diet/Food strategies?
Yes, I agree! I have been reading the Body for Life book and it seems to follow these ideas too. Plus portion control plus eating every 3 hours. I tend to under eat and am shocked when I track my food ...
by Bellalydia on 28 Jan 10 07:08 AM
Flags?
I just realized the photo I uploaded for my image looks more deranged than funny. Oops! I was trying for funny. :)
by Ouisaine on 25 Jan 10 09:44 PM
Strategies and Goals Anyone???????
Yup, I am a strategist too. I have to be ultra conscious of what I am doing every day or I let it slide...which I have been doing for a while now! Recently lost 20 pounds and now need to get those last ...
by Bellalydia on 20 Jan 10 08:10 AM

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Challenge Info

status: Completed
ended: 15 Mar 10
duration: 7 Weeks
reporting: Once a Week
participants: 41
teams: Blue
Red
privacy: Public
administrators: tinkerbella94
created: 13 January 2010

All Mini-challenges:

1. Excercise VIGOROUSLY at least 3 times a week ( weeks 1 to 7 )
2. Stay away from sugar! ( weeks 1 to 7 )
3. Drink Water ( weeks 1 to 7 )
4. Portion Control ( weeks 1 to 7 )
5. Don't overcompensate. ( weeks 1 to 7 )
6. Eat 3 meals a day, 2 snacks a day, and 1 dessert ( weeks 1 to 7 )
7. THE TOUGH ONE ( weeks 1 to 7 )
8. Record everything you eat ( weeks 1 to 7 )
9. Pat Yourself on the Back ( weeks 1 to 7 )
10. Weekend Bliss ( weeks 1 to 7 )


Rolling Challenge Performance:

The week to week running total weight lost

Week 7:

All Teams 1.80 %  (Down 132.0 lb)
 Blue 1.41 %  (Down 50.6 lb)
 Red 2.17 %  (Down 81.4 lb)
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Week 6:

All Teams 1.60 %  (Down 117.7 lb)
 Blue 1.44 %  (Down 51.6 lb)
 Red 1.76 %  (Down 66.1 lb)
view week 6 details

Week 5:

All Teams 1.43 %  (Down 104.9 lb)
 Blue 1.14 %  (Down 41.1 lb)
 Red 1.70 %  (Down 63.8 lb)
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Week 4:

All Teams 1.18 %  (Down 86.9 lb)
 Blue 1.06 %  (Down 38.2 lb)
 Red 1.30 %  (Down 48.7 lb)
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Week 3:

All Teams 0.93 %  (Down 68.1 lb)
 Blue 0.77 %  (Down 27.6 lb)
 Red 1.08 %  (Down 40.5 lb)
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Week 2:

All Teams 0.69 %  (Down 50.3 lb)
 Blue 0.67 %  (Down 24.0 lb)
 Red 0.70 %  (Down 26.3 lb)
view week 2 details

Week 1:

All Teams 0.33 %  (Down 23.9 lb)
 Blue 0.19 %  (Down 6.7 lb)
 Red 0.46 %  (Down 17.2 lb)
view week 1 details

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