This Challenge ended 8 years ago

About this Challenge:

Want to lose that extra weight ready for a new wardrobe? Challenge yourself for 12 weeks and see if you can keep it up!

Final Challenge Progress Results

krystynecar Total Progress: 10.15%  (Down 21.6 lb)
Scootergranny Total Progress: 7.14%  (Down 15.0 lb)
Sugarmommy Total Progress: 5.79%  (Down 11.0 lb)
Borrowingcandy Total Progress: 5.09%  (Down 8.6 lb)
graciejr Total Progress: 4.50%  (Down 10.0 lb)
BobbieGober Total Progress: 4.36%  (Down 8.4 lb)
Snady68 Total Progress: 4.29%  (Down 9.0 lb)
MooBee Total Progress: 4.26%  (Down 10.0 lb)
Nafisatou Total Progress: 4.20%  (Down 8.2 lb)
lozenge_happy Total Progress: 4.20%  (Down 6.0 lb)
Ayot Total Progress: 3.95%  (Down 10.9 lb)
RaeBee Total Progress: 3.80%  (Down 7.5 lb)
Hellava1 Total Progress: 3.64%  (Down 9.0 lb)
Reginag18 Total Progress: 3.59%  (Down 6.2 lb)
Wero Total Progress: 3.43%  (Down 5.7 lb)
Namastout Total Progress: 2.95%  (Down 4.8 lb)
Valarie Pierre Total Progress: 2.68%  (Down 8.0 lb)
guidance Total Progress: 2.60%  (Down 4.4 lb)
kiaeem22 Total Progress: 2.15%  (Down 6.2 lb)
cusebaby Total Progress: 2.10%  (Down 5.8 lb)
kristimarie Total Progress: 1.66%  (Down 3.0 lb)
trishmarie Total Progress: 1.60%  (Down 3.2 lb)
clownfish45 Total Progress: 1.54%  (Down 3.0 lb)
Bellahyae Total Progress: 1.48%  (Down 4.4 lb)
jaynet25 Total Progress: 1.48%  (Down 3.8 lb)
mmjw Total Progress: 1.33%  (Down 3.0 lb)
katheros Total Progress: 1.31%  (Down 2.2 lb)
jmansene Total Progress: 1.26%  (Down 2.0 lb)
Chanval Total Progress: 1.19%  (Down 1.8 lb)
momlovesdogs Total Progress: 1.07%  (Down 1.8 lb)
Salt Total Progress: 1.05%  (Down 2.0 lb)
heastra11 Total Progress: 0.80%  (Down 1.5 lb)
Mally33 Total Progress: 0.76%  (Down 1.2 lb)
laughterx7 Total Progress: 0.74%  (Down 1.0 lb)
marchitects Total Progress: 0.47%  (Down 1.1 lb)
fosterry Total Progress: 0.00%  (Steady 0 lb)
KACuvreau Total Progress: 0.00%  (Steady 0 lb)
Brookes81 Total Progress: 0.11%  (Up 0.2 lb)
moneque33 Total Progress: 0.59%  (Up 0.8 lb)
goofylover Total Progress: 0.97%  (Up 3.6 lb)
kclab Total Progress: 1.09%  (Up 2.0 lb)
4bladams Total Progress: 1.34%  (Up 4.0 lb)
AngieG67 Total Progress: 1.57%  (Up 3.0 lb)
KattlynESCARGO Total Progress: 1.83%  (Up 5.0 lb)
TiniBikini Total Progress: 2.01%  (Up 3.0 lb)
Crystal2913 Total Progress: 2.31%  (Up 7.0 lb)
Cairnsgirl Total Progress: 2.34%  (Up 3.3 lb)
Lou85 Total Progress: 2.73%  (Up 5.3 lb)
Cookie46 Total Progress: 2.80%  (Up 6.0 lb)
brandip Total Progress: 5.84%  (Up 8.0 lb)

Completed Mini-Challenges

Weeks 1 to 12

Exercise at least 20 minutes a day

Do at least 20 minutes of heart-pumping exercisesper day for a weight loss of upto 3lbs per week.
63% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 05 Oct 11 by krystynecar
"was doing really well until I got sick - but I am confident that I will ..."
Failed: 30 Aug 11 by lozenge_happy
"Will try to get into an exercise routine soon."
Successful: 16 Aug 11 by Cookie46
"I have been working out on the treadmill and yesterday I actually ran for ..."
Failed: 05 Aug 11 by heastra11
"Have not yet reached 20 mins a day consistently."

Weeks 1 to 12

Count those Calories!

Use the fatsecret mobile app of diet calendar to record your daily intake. Try and keep it under 70% but if you find yourself feeling faint or weak make sure you eat something!
75% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 07 Oct 11 by Reginag18
Successful: 30 Aug 11 by lozenge_happy
"Not sure what 70% means if I'm honest but I did record everything."
Failed: 05 Aug 11 by heastra11
"Not consistent at counting the calories, but am more aware of what I'm ..."
Failed: 31 Jul 11 by Brookes81
"I did not know about the under 70% FAIL"

Weeks 1 to 12

Be positive!

No diet is successful if you don't stay positive or have support. Use this group to chat with people in the same boat as you. You are not alone! You can do this!
87% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 31 Jul 11 by Brookes81
"I know it is strange, but I had a good chat with a friend who helped me ..."

Weeks 1 to 12

Drink plenty of water

Make sure you drink plenty of water, don't starve your body of those good natural minerals and vitamins. If you find that you are bloating too much, cut your water down slightly.
85% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 31 Jul 11 by Brookes81
"lots of water!"

Weeks 1 to 12

Don't be hard on yourself!

If you slip up and have a take-away, don't be hard on yourself! If you decide that you are strong enough to have one get what you like but in a medium or small size, take your time eating it and record your calories.
83% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Weeks 2 to 12

Cut down your portions

Cut down your portions of your regular food and eat slowly, you will begin to feel full after the first couple of days.
86% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Weeks 4 to 12

Don't deprive yourself of the food you want.

Eat the same foods but in moderation and alongside fruit and vegetables. You can still have pizza but just a slice or two along with a fruit salad for dessert. Make sure you count your calories so that you stay around or under the 70% mark and you can eat what you normally eat.
91% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 05 Oct 11 by krystynecar
"i had dessert on sunday! not lots but a little bit of something that was ..."
Successful: 30 Aug 11 by lozenge_happy
"treated myself yesterday to a nice roast. Went over calories but not too ..."

Latest Challenge Posts

Excited about challenge
This is my first challenge and it just may be the thing I need to be more accountable for what I eat and how much exercise I will get each day. I am going to "kick it up a notch" in both areas! ...
by Scootergranny on 26 Jul 11 09:45 AM
It means 70% of your recommended daily allowance. I eat between 40 and 60% and I am losing weight steadily
by RaeBee on 23 Jul 11 02:27 PM

 Challenge Ended

This challenge ended on Tuesday 18 October 2011.

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Challenge Info

status: Completed
ended: 17 Oct 11
duration: 12 Weeks
reporting: Once a Week
participants: 86
privacy: Public
administrators: RaeBee
created: 18 July 2011

All Mini-challenges:

1. Exercise at least 20 minutes a day ( weeks 1 to 12 )
2. Count those Calories! ( weeks 1 to 12 )
3. Be positive! ( weeks 1 to 12 )
4. Drink plenty of water ( weeks 1 to 12 )
5. Don't be hard on yourself! ( weeks 1 to 12 )
6. Cut down your portions ( weeks 2 to 12 )
7. Don't deprive yourself of the food you want. ( weeks 4 to 12 )

Rolling Challenge Performance:

The week to week running total weight lost

Week 12:

All Participants 0.92%  (Down 160.1 lb)

Week 11:

All Participants 0.89%  (Down 154.3 lb)

Week 10:

All Participants 0.83%  (Down 144.0 lb)

Week 9:

All Participants 0.80%  (Down 138.8 lb)

Week 8:

All Participants 0.73%  (Down 127.1 lb)

Week 7:

All Participants 0.66%  (Down 114.1 lb)

Week 6:

All Participants 0.59%  (Down 102.5 lb)

Week 5:

All Participants 0.66%  (Down 114.3 lb)

Week 4:

All Participants 0.58%  (Down 101.1 lb)

Week 3:

All Participants 0.49%  (Down 85.3 lb)

Week 2:

All Participants 0.36%  (Down 62.5 lb)

Week 1:

All Participants 0.27%  (Down 46.3 lb)

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