This Challenge ended 5 years ago

About this Challenge:

This challenge is loosely based on the Beck book which trains people to use healthier habits to replace current habits.

Final Challenge Progress Results

laya Total Progress: 5.71 %  (Down 10.0 lb)
Artgal58 Total Progress: 3.90 %  (Down 6.0 lb)
candiee Total Progress: 2.86 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
texeverlasting Total Progress: 2.53 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
maagnetic Total Progress: 2.22 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
Kathie Anne Total Progress: 1.97 %  (Down 4.5 lb)
Miki Total Progress: 1.82 %  (Down 3.5 lb)
hollydoll29 Total Progress: 0.15 %  (Down 0.2 lb)
kelspiak Total Progress: 1.86 %  (Up 3.2 lb)
jsimmon1 Total Progress: 4.30 %  (Up 7.3 lb)

Completed Mini-Challenges

Weeks 1 to 2

Take stock

Guidelines:
Take your measurements now. We'll use this later.
87% Successful

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Weeks 1 to 6

Why I want to lose weight/gain muscle/whatever your goal

Guidelines:
Take 10 minutes to write down at least 5 reasons that you are making this attempt - Read at least twice a day
87% Successful

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Weeks 1 to 12

Sit down when you eat

Guidelines:
Each time you catch yourself eating while standing at the refrigerator, grabbing candy from a coworkers community pot - try to sit down and finish it. We tend to forget food eaten while standing and it's not very satisfying.
92% Successful

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Weeks 1 to 12

Be aware of current habits

Guidelines:
Guidelines: Attempt to log ALL of the food you eat each day and all conscious exercise - Normal activity like deskwork, shopping, etc optional. If you don't like what you see at the end of the week, evaluate and adjust.
86% Successful

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Weeks 2 to 12

Slow down

Guidelines:
If you eat too quickly (I know I do) - try to make each meal last at least 20 minutes. Sit down your utensils between bites/chew each bite more thoroughly/whatever works (addding additional helpings doesn't count - lol)
82% Successful

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Weeks 3 to 12

Build/retain muscle

Guidelines:
Make sure to add at least 15 minutes of resistance exercise - twice a week. Lift weights, do push-ups, use resistance bands. Whatever you can do to work your muscles against a force.
68% Successful

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Successful: 06 May 09 by kelspiak
"just started abs and push ups, hard work!"


Weeks 4 to 12

Drink Up

Guidelines:
Are you getting enough water - flavor it up with lemon, lime, ginger if you don't like it plain. Aim for at least 4 8 oz servings if you currently don't drink water, up your consumption if you currently do - but don't drown yourself.
88% Successful

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Weeks 5 to 12

Congratulate yourself

Guidelines:
Don't beat yourself up. Each time you do something good for yourself, or even if you do less or something bad than usual (ie ate one breadstick at Olive Garden instead of three) - pat yourself on the back. Progress is progress.
84% Successful

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Weeks 6 to 12

Find inspiration

Guidelines:
We're halfway through and may be tempted to quit (Memorial day picnics, lost steam....). Find a picture that inspires you - it could you (when you were closer to goal), it could be someone thinner than you (don't go to crazy here it can be demoralizing), a picture of the bathing suit you want to look good in, or a picture of some special treat you promise yourself at the end of the challenge.
93% Successful

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Weeks 7 to 8

Progress check

Guidelines:
Take measurements. Are you making progress? If so take a note card and write down your success. Not making progress? Take an honest look at your food and exercise over the last 6 weeks. What's not working for you. Change it.
83% Successful

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Weeks 8 to 9

Find a coach

Guidelines:
At this point, it may be tuff to stay on track. Try to find someone who you can either team up with for exercise or at least someone who you can call on a daily/every other day basis to report progress.
100% Successful

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Successful: 10 Jun 09 by texeverlasting
"totally saw that as "find a couch". coach works too."


Weeks 9 to 10

Pamper yourself

Guidelines:
No matter how much progress you have or haven't made. You deserve love. Find a way to pamper yourself that's not unhealthy. Don't make excuses about not being able to afford this - many of the best pamperings are free - paint your nails, give yourself permission to take a long bubble bath, enjoy a day at the beach....
100% Successful

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Weeks 10 to 11

Find a new exercise routine or jazz up your old

Guidelines:
If you've been doing the same thing since week 1 - it's not as effective anymore. Find a new way to challenge your body
66% Successful

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Weeks 11 to 12

Ready for the next step

Guidelines:
Take time to look back on the last weeks. Actually take out a notebook and write down what did and did not work for you and how it can be useful in the future. Life is a journey, if you don't make it to your destination right away, try a different path. Thanks for joining me.
50% Successful

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Latest Challenge Posts

Hope that you're off to a good start
Hi all. I hope some of you are enjoying some spring weather and are off to a good start. I was in Connecticutt visiting in-laws for the Holiday week-end and was very distracted - Father-in-law has te ...
by jsimmon1 on 15 Apr 09 08:51 AM
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After 30 years of failed diets I am finally realizing that it's not what I'm eating, it's how I'm doing it. I have a lot of really bad habits like not eating at the table....I eat ever ...
by Artgal58 on 14 Apr 09 01:01 PM

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Challenge Info

status: Completed
ended: 06 Jul 09
duration: 12 Weeks
reporting: Once a Week
participants: 13
teams: Blue
Red
Green
Yellow
privacy: Public
administrators: jsimmon1
created: 07 April 2009

All Mini-challenges:

1. Take stock ( weeks 1 to 2 )
2. Why I want to lose weight/gain muscle/whatever your goal ( weeks 1 to 6 )
3. Sit down when you eat ( weeks 1 to 12 )
4. Be aware of current habits ( weeks 1 to 12 )
5. Slow down ( weeks 2 to 12 )
6. Build/retain muscle ( weeks 3 to 12 )
7. Drink Up ( weeks 4 to 12 )
8. Congratulate yourself ( weeks 5 to 12 )
9. Find inspiration ( weeks 6 to 12 )
10. Progress check ( weeks 7 to 8 )
11. Find a coach ( weeks 8 to 9 )
12. Pamper yourself ( weeks 9 to 10 )
13. Find a new exercise routine or jazz up your old ( weeks 10 to 11 )
14. Ready for the next step ( weeks 11 to 12 )


Rolling Challenge Performance:

The week to week running total weight lost

Week 12:

All Teams 1.22 %  (Down 26.7 lb)
 Blue 0.25 %  (Down 1.7 lb)
 Red 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
 Green 1.45 %  (Down 10.8 lb)
 Yellow 3.03 %  (Down 14.2 lb)
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Week 11:

All Teams 1.36 %  (Down 29.7 lb)
 Blue 0.69 %  (Down 4.7 lb)
 Red 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
 Green 1.45 %  (Down 10.8 lb)
 Yellow 3.03 %  (Down 14.2 lb)
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Week 10:

All Teams 1.47 %  (Down 32.1 lb)
 Blue 0.92 %  (Down 6.3 lb)
 Red 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
 Green 1.69 %  (Down 12.6 lb)
 Yellow 2.82 %  (Down 13.2 lb)
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Week 9:

All Teams 1.47 %  (Down 32.1 lb)
 Blue 0.92 %  (Down 6.3 lb)
 Red 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
 Green 1.55 %  (Down 11.6 lb)
 Yellow 3.03 %  (Down 14.2 lb)
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Week 8:

All Teams 1.41 %  (Down 30.7 lb)
 Blue 0.48 %  (Down 3.3 lb)
 Red 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
 Green 1.83 %  (Down 13.7 lb)
 Yellow 2.92 %  (Down 13.7 lb)
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Week 7:

All Teams 1.25 %  (Down 27.2 lb)
 Blue 0.34 %  (Down 2.3 lb)
 Red 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
 Green 1.83 %  (Down 13.7 lb)
 Yellow 2.39 %  (Down 11.2 lb)
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Week 6:

All Teams 1.22 %  (Down 26.6 lb)
 Blue 0.18 %  (Down 1.2 lb)
 Red 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
 Green 1.77 %  (Down 13.2 lb)
 Yellow 2.60 %  (Down 12.2 lb)
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Week 5:

All Teams 1.10 %  (Down 24.1 lb)
 Blue 0.18 %  (Down 1.2 lb)
 Red 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
 Green 1.57 %  (Down 11.7 lb)
 Yellow 2.39 %  (Down 11.2 lb)
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Week 4:

All Teams 0.54 %  (Down 11.8 lb)
 Blue 0.34 %  (Up 2.3 lb)
 Red 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
 Green 0.91 %  (Down 6.8 lb)
 Yellow 1.56 %  (Down 7.3 lb)
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Week 3:

All Teams 0.54 %  (Down 11.8 lb)
 Blue 0.04 %  (Up 0.3 lb)
 Red 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
 Green 0.98 %  (Down 7.3 lb)
 Yellow 1.02 %  (Down 4.8 lb)
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Week 2:

All Teams 0.43 %  (Down 9.3 lb)
 Blue 0.25 %  (Down 1.7 lb)
 Red 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
 Green 0.78 %  (Down 5.8 lb)
 Yellow 0.38 %  (Down 1.8 lb)
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Week 1:

All Teams 0.24 %  (Down 5.3 lb)
 Blue 0.07 %  (Up 0.5 lb)
 Red 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
 Green 0.40 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
 Yellow 0.60 %  (Down 2.8 lb)
view week 1 details

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