This Challenge ended 7 years ago

About this Challenge:

69 days to lose 50lbs. It's a REAL challenge! "Reach for the moon, if you fall short you'll land on a star."

Final Challenge Progress Results

Hezzah Total Progress: 15.14 %  (Down 43.0 lb)
757 Total Progress: 11.03 %  (Down 33.2 lb)
Wabash1978 Total Progress: 10.74 %  (Down 26.0 lb)
Volleyjen Total Progress: 8.84 %  (Down 17.6 lb)
areyou_hawaiian Total Progress: 7.76 %  (Down 16.5 lb)
Shayes1374 Total Progress: 7.59 %  (Down 16.6 lb)
cdubia40 Total Progress: 7.43 %  (Down 20.0 lb)
chaytonsmommy Total Progress: 6.81 %  (Down 16.0 lb)
eadennis Total Progress: 6.71 %  (Down 11.5 lb)
tallfilmster Total Progress: 5.85 %  (Down 15.2 lb)
smr827 Total Progress: 5.56 %  (Down 13.0 lb)
Laurenep45 Total Progress: 4.78 %  (Down 12.0 lb)
aewilliams94 Total Progress: 4.35 %  (Down 8.0 lb)
krichard2870 Total Progress: 4.32 %  (Down 8.0 lb)
Leprekorn Total Progress: 4.20 %  (Down 11.0 lb)
faded rose Total Progress: 3.67 %  (Down 6.5 lb)
boarderkid Total Progress: 3.67 %  (Down 8.0 lb)
Genna8 Total Progress: 3.04 %  (Down 8.0 lb)
spunky_brewster Total Progress: 3.04 %  (Down 8.0 lb)
DaisyChain85 Total Progress: 3.02 %  (Down 5.5 lb)
lkelly59 Total Progress: 2.81 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
kash07 Total Progress: 2.46 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
PrettyMom Total Progress: 2.40 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
Spiderbabyx Total Progress: 2.32 %  (Down 4.5 lb)
dmmw11 Total Progress: 2.07 %  (Down 5.2 lb)
justbecca74 Total Progress: 2.02 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
velvetblonde Total Progress: 2.00 %  (Down 5.4 lb)
The First Nova Total Progress: 1.91 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
Natalie_Elizabeth Total Progress: 1.82 %  (Down 4.4 lb)
noexcusesfordee Total Progress: 1.71 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
nadine littles Total Progress: 1.65 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
realmccoy72 Total Progress: 1.56 %  (Down 3.6 lb)
Litza Total Progress: 1.42 %  (Down 2.8 lb)
kmg3366 Total Progress: 1.31 %  (Down 2.4 lb)
poofkiss Total Progress: 1.24 %  (Down 2.4 lb)
jaspreetz Total Progress: 1.19 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
Tanyaalexia Total Progress: 1.17 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
bbygrl692001 Total Progress: 1.16 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
HappyHealthySmartSexy Total Progress: 1.11 %  (Down 2.3 lb)
ShineLikeGold Total Progress: 1.05 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
myA-team Total Progress: 0.81 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
Chipthamac Total Progress: 0.50 %  (Down 1.4 lb)
2-z-0 Total Progress: 0.42 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
Tina78 Total Progress: 0.21 %  (Down 0.6 lb)
rrroady Total Progress: 0.20 %  (Down 0.4 lb)
bgood Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
FANIDIA1 Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
spark2383 Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
melissap Total Progress: 0.51 %  (Up 0.8 lb)
cwjsaw Total Progress: 1.22 %  (Up 2.8 lb)
Ibleedlipstick Total Progress: 1.27 %  (Up 2.0 lb)
bmm82209 Total Progress: 2.04 %  (Up 5.0 lb)
sookiegirl Total Progress: 2.04 %  (Up 4.0 lb)
Jesska0000 Total Progress: 6.74 %  (Up 11.5 lb)

Completed Mini-Challenges

Weeks 1 to 9

Eat at least 6-8 cups of greens a day!

measure out your salads and green veggies. ex: 1 cup shredded green cabbage, 1 cup micro greens or sprouts, 1 cup baby spinach, 1 cup chopped celery, 1/2 cup basil, 1/2 cup cilantro... etc.
41% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 04 Oct 10 by The First Nova
"They are too expensive for me at present. But I do eat them as much and ..."
Failed: 03 Sep 10 by velvetblonde
"Have not made it up to six cups...more like 2 or 3 cups a day."
Successful: 02 Sep 10 by HappyHealthySmartSexy
"This is the HUGEST part of my success. I can't stress how NOT OPTIONAL ..."
Failed: 30 Aug 10 by smr827
"Most days I did meet this goal...but not every day!"

Weeks 1 to 9

Drink at least 6-8 glasses of water a day!

have a glass before you eat or with a meal and drink plenty of water in between meals. This doesn't have to be exact, but it's important to hydrate in order to flush toxins, and impurities from the body which help our bodies work better to remove fat. Also, often we think we are hungry when we are just thirsty. Try drinking a glass of water and waiting 10 minutes before going for a snack next time you have a craving. Also, you should try and get your urine to be clear. If it's not DRINK MORE WATER!!!
91% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 02 Sep 10 by HappyHealthySmartSexy
"Yes, i need to drink more regular spring water though instead of the s ..."
Successful: 26 Aug 10 by PrettyMom
"8 cups, pushing for more today!"
Successful: 24 Aug 10 by bbygrl692001
"being in west texas i got this one down!!! lol i love my water next to ..."

Weeks 1 to 9

Move your ass

Choose exercise that is fun and keeps you motivated if you are sweating you are losing weight. Yoga, walking, swimming, exercise videos that are unique like cardio hula dancing, etc is a fun way to keep exercising fun and new. Don't do the same things everyday, even if you love it because, eventually you will grow tired of it. You're work out will be more efficient if it's challenging, fun, and new to your body. So switch it up. :)
74% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 02 Sep 10 by HappyHealthySmartSexy
"Need to do more working out at regular intervals. instead of here and ..."
Successful: 26 Aug 10 by PrettyMom
"Jogged/walk intervals"
Successful: 24 Aug 10 by bbygrl692001
"i joined a zumba class last night (loved it) and start my aerobics class ..."

Weeks 1 to 9

5 pounds gone? Get a treat!

If you lose 5 pounds, reward yourself with a special treat. No, not a frappacino... go get a new book, or a back massage, try out accupuncture, back facial, bikini wax, foot massage, manicure, pedicure or if that's not your thing, a movie or a new household item, new car seat covers, day at the swimming center, new mp3 player or new album, whatever you want... and that way you can see your accomplishments in a materialized form.
39% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 13 Sep 10 by kmg3366
"Here's hoping I can get there. The scale did move down 1 lb."
Successful: 02 Sep 10 by HappyHealthySmartSexy
"I got a yoga top and new pillow cases from the and I bought a new ..."
Successful: 30 Aug 10 by smr827
"No treat...maybe next time!"
Failed: 28 Aug 10 by FANIDIA1
"i didnt loose any way"

Weeks 1 to 9

1, 2, 3. Go! Counting Calories...

Make sure you are reading the backs of packaging or are utilizing a calorie counter for items that are not specified such as an apple, or green onions, etc. Here's how to lose weight by counting calories. Take your weight: Example 220 and multiply that number by 15 = 3300 calories per day to MAINTAIN the weight of 220. To lose a pound a week you must reduce the calories you intake by 500 each day. to lose 4 pounds a week you must reduce the number by (4x500)= 2000 calories... So if you weight 220, you'd need to have no more than 1300 calories a day for a loss of 4 lbs a week. Eating less than 800 calories a day is considered a fast so please when using the math do not eat less than 800 calories a day. (Please eat the amount it says each day, your weight in pounds multiplied by 15... unless you get below the 800 mark. You can increase your weight loss through exercise.
83% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 04 Oct 10 by The First Nova
"I LOVE the math..."
Failed: 08 Sep 10 by poofkiss
"1000 calories is a little to lean for me right now "
Successful: 02 Sep 10 by HappyHealthySmartSexy
"Yep, keeping a log of it all everyday! :) Helps me see exactly where I'm ..."
Successful: 26 Aug 10 by PrettyMom
"Wrote everything down."

Weeks 1 to 9

4, 5, 6, Go! Activity Log!

Something motivational, if you burn 500 calories a day, you will lose a pound a week of fat. But you can burn the calories in any increment. The math is 3500 calories = 1 pound of fat. Remember: Muscle weighs 3x as much as fat so when you get on that scale and you are not seemingly making as much headway in poundage, remember you DID lose a pound of FAT... pure FAT and you probably gained some muscle in the process. So keep your chin up and keep going forward. You cannot burn 500 calories, they can eat 500 calories. This does not work. Don't do it! For walking or running: the average 120 pound female will burn an estimated 80 calories for 1 mile of exercise. 5 calories more for each 5 pounds she weighs. Example 220 lb female will burn 130 calories.
69% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 04 Oct 10 by The First Nova
Successful: 02 Sep 10 by HappyHealthySmartSexy
"Yes, it's hard to know the exact counts on some of these activities. I ..."
Successful: 28 Aug 10 by FANIDIA1
"instead of waiting for the bus, ive been walking to the train. 20 minute ..."
Successful: 26 Aug 10 by PrettyMom
"Food Journal written, did activity."

Weeks 1 to 9

Write everything down!

In your activity log and calorie journal, it's important that you write down each ingredient in your meal and how many calories it is. Think of your calories alloted as a bank account, when you've run out of calories, no more shopping. I like to make sure at the end of the day I have a small remainder of calories in my bank. It's like padding the account that holds my most prized investments: ME. keep track of beverages and snacks too. Try and have at least 3 meals and two snacks and for cravings drink water and weight 10 minutes, if that doesn't work think about what it is you're craving for and why. Sometimes... it's just a passing fancy. Sometimes its a simple solution... a tiny chunk of dark dark chocolate or some string cheese. (but this indulgence can cost you 45-100 calories) so be careful and make sure you write it down.
77% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 04 Oct 10 by The First Nova
"Basically !!"
Failed: 08 Sep 10 by poofkiss
"Rough week and weekend, will do better this week."
Successful: 02 Sep 10 by HappyHealthySmartSexy
"Yep! I'll post more recipes or even make videos of some of the things I ..."
Failed: 30 Aug 10 by Litza
"Logged all week,then did poorly on the weekend"

Weeks 1 to 9

Timing is everything!

If possible wake up with the sun, breakfast should be your largest meal. Breakfast like a king! Oh by the way... DONT SKIP BREAKFAST. When you fail to eat breakfast by the time lunch rolls around you may choose poor eating choices without much restrictions and your body will also be so ready to have calories that it will store them all. It's like a switch in your body gets flipped and instead of operating like a normal healthy body, it behaves as if its trying to fatten a starving person. Often people who skip meals will gain more weight than if they eat 3 meals at approximately the same time each day. Also, you should never eat a meal after 6pm or snack after 8pm. Try not to eat at all after the sun goes down. You might find out that you sleep better this way too! :)
81% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 04 Oct 10 by The First Nova
"I am up before the sun but I eat a Carnation breakfast daily & my largest ..."
Successful: 08 Sep 10 by poofkiss
"Can't do the early thing cause my kids are late sleepers, but I have been ..."
Failed: 02 Sep 10 by HappyHealthySmartSexy
"Could do better, driving all those hours on the road made it hard to get ..."
Successful: 24 Aug 10 by bbygrl692001
"i have been waking up and fixing breakfast for the whole family in the ..."

Weeks 9 to 10

Go buy your Costume!

Well, after all that hard work... you should be ready to go get that sexy costume for halloween. What a better way to make your debut in that new booty! xoxo Have a fun Halloween and stay away from that candy bowl! ;)
20% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Latest Challenge Posts

how on earth am I going to do this????
Don't get down honey! It's hard I know I am having a huge problem with the veggie thing, getting a little burned out. I think I've only lost 3 since starting so your not doing to bad, and ...
by poofkiss on 11 Sep 10 11:27 PM
I am seriously failing at this!
Thank you for the offer. The scale still hasn't moved, but I haven't quit eating healthier. A taco or some french fries slip in now and then, but I have been eating unprocessed food the majority ...
by kmg3366 on 03 Sep 10 12:29 PM
Hey all
I just checked in after being gone for about a week. I think we are doing great over all! Now that its week 2, time to step it up and stop making excuses. You should be into a nice groove now. Remember ...
by HappyHealthySmartSexy on 01 Sep 10 02:51 PM
Youtube Video
Hey all, made a video of what a good way to get 3 cups of greens into a meal looks like and how easily we can all do it. ;) Will post on youtube tonight for everyone to see. Also, don't be afraid to ...
by HappyHealthySmartSexy on 26 Aug 10 05:09 PM
I also use Gardenburger's Spicy bean chipolte burgers instead of cheese on my wraps and it adds a great deal of fiber in your diet from the bean as HappyHealthy.. posted. It also gives it a phenomenal ...
by PrettyMom on 26 Aug 10 02:35 PM

 Challenge Ended

This challenge ended on Tuesday 02 November 2010.

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Challenge Info

status: Completed
ended: 01 Nov 10
duration: 10 Weeks
reporting: Once a Week
participants: 91
privacy: Public
administrators: HappyHealthySmartSexy
created: 17 August 2010

All Mini-challenges:

1. Eat at least 6-8 cups of greens a day! ( weeks 1 to 9 )
2. Drink at least 6-8 glasses of water a day! ( weeks 1 to 9 )
3. Move your ass ( weeks 1 to 9 )
4. 5 pounds gone? Get a treat! ( weeks 1 to 9 )
5. 1, 2, 3. Go! Counting Calories... ( weeks 1 to 9 )
6. 4, 5, 6, Go! Activity Log! ( weeks 1 to 9 )
7. Write everything down! ( weeks 1 to 9 )
8. Timing is everything! ( weeks 1 to 9 )
9. Go buy your Costume! ( weeks 9 to 10 )

Rolling Challenge Performance:

The week to week running total weight lost

Week 10:

All Participants 1.75 %  (Down 351.9 lb)

Week 9:

All Participants 1.69 %  (Down 340.6 lb)

Week 8:

All Participants 1.58 %  (Down 316.8 lb)

Week 7:

All Participants 1.48 %  (Down 296.7 lb)

Week 6:

All Participants 1.37 %  (Down 275.0 lb)

Week 5:

All Participants 1.14 %  (Down 228.8 lb)

Week 4:

All Participants 0.94 %  (Down 188.5 lb)

Week 3:

All Participants 0.85 %  (Down 171.4 lb)

Week 2:

All Participants 0.52 %  (Down 104.8 lb)

Week 1:

All Participants 0.35 %  (Down 70.1 lb)

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