This Challenge ended 6 years ago

About this Challenge:

This is a great challenge for new members who want to get in the habit of a routine workout.

Final Challenge Progress Results

cammogirl Total Progress: 4.20 %  (Down 7.0 lb)
Dani_Suave Total Progress: 3.72 %  (Down 9.8 lb)
veghead Total Progress: 3.52 %  (Down 5.8 lb)
NoeyRieha Total Progress: 3.19 %  (Down 4.2 lb)
heidiv Total Progress: 2.94 %  (Down 7.3 lb)
mandilovescheese Total Progress: 2.68 %  (Down 4.8 lb)
Mickiemouse Total Progress: 2.64 %  (Down 5.5 lb)
ladybancroft Total Progress: 2.50 %  (Down 6.0 lb)
Kina-kat Total Progress: 2.45 %  (Down 3.6 lb)
lostbutlucky Total Progress: 2.21 %  (Down 4.4 lb)
Crissy 15 Total Progress: 1.70 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
Midnigh Total Progress: 1.53 %  (Down 2.2 lb)
pitbon Total Progress: 1.50 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
Anna Snedden Total Progress: 1.48 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
LaTrivia Total Progress: 1.44 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
dannifatso Total Progress: 1.34 %  (Down 1.8 lb)
pmaz1603 Total Progress: 1.19 %  (Down 4.3 lb)
miraculous1der Total Progress: 1.17 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
realjoy Total Progress: 1.13 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
MaggieMoo2 Total Progress: 1.13 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
KIMDorey Total Progress: 1.06 %  (Down 1.5 lb)
SickChipmunk Total Progress: 0.94 %  (Down 2.3 lb)
finally100 Total Progress: 0.85 %  (Down 1.5 lb)
JENNINNORTHPORT Total Progress: 0.76 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
schizophrenne Total Progress: 0.71 %  (Down 1.2 lb)
Rpminto Total Progress: 0.69 %  (Down 1.3 lb)
EasyStreet Total Progress: 0.67 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
Valerialinch Total Progress: 0.50 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
RNJay Total Progress: 0.46 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
JEREMYINNORTHPORT Total Progress: 0.24 %  (Down 0.5 lb)
Azzbugged Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
saminole21 Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
Radhika Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
LisaMGray Total Progress: 0.47 %  (Up 1.0 lb)
ccrosswh Total Progress: 0.56 %  (Up 1.0 lb)
Yehright Total Progress: 0.75 %  (Up 1.8 lb)
Ebru222 Total Progress: 0.79 %  (Up 1.4 lb)
nazy434 Total Progress: 1.08 %  (Up 1.8 lb)
NC Kat Total Progress: 1.18 %  (Up 3.0 lb)
MightyFull Total Progress: 1.21 %  (Up 2.6 lb)
A_Little_Bit_Fluffy Total Progress: 2.31 %  (Up 4.0 lb)
silverstormau Total Progress: 4.17 %  (Up 8.8 lb)
Kellc28 Total Progress: 6.38 %  (Up 10.2 lb)

Completed Mini-Challenges

Week 1

Make a Buddy

Under this challenge's forum, I'm going to have one just for finding a buddy. You should become buddies with at least one other person doing this challenge. Throughout the challenge encourage the each other to work hard and give them the motivation they need.
70% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 16 Dec 11 by Midnigh
"I need to start tracking my water. I know I'm drinking a lot but not sure ..."
Successful: 14 Dec 11 by mandilovescheese
"I have a few buddies on here. :D "

Weeks 1 to 2

Motivation Poster

Find a picture of something that will motivate you. Whether its a nice bikini someone eating healthy food, or a picture of yourself when you were once at your goal weight. Now take this picture or multiple pictures and make your self a poster. On this poster add one inspirational quote. Take your poster and put this somewhere where you will see it everyday and it will motivate you to keep going through this challenge.
48% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 26 Dec 11 by Radhika
Successful: 26 Dec 11 by LisaMGray
"Made another desktop wallpaper of some dresses I want to buy when I hit ..."
Failed: 23 Dec 11 by veghead
"found old pics but haven't done anything with them yet nor have I found ..."
Successful: 21 Dec 11 by ladybancroft
"iv cut out pictures of a cruise I want to go on"

Weeks 1 to 5


You should be drinking at least 8 glasses of 8oz water everyday. It is actually recommended that you should be drinking more than that but this is the bare minimum.
74% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 08 Jan 12 by Radhika
"one thing i do is to drink loads of water"
Successful: 20 Dec 11 by mandilovescheese
"3-4 liters DAILY! I have totally given up soda!"

Weeks 1 to 5

Food Journal

It's going to seem very annoying at first but you need to keep track of all the food your eating. Write down everything you've eaten for everyday.
71% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 16 Jan 12 by Valerialinch
"but in the weekend I did splurge a bit more than I should have, but th ..."
Successful: 20 Dec 11 by mandilovescheese
"I record everyyyything!"
Failed: 20 Dec 11 by JENNINNORTHPORT
"on track this week"

Weeks 1 to 5


Week 1: Spend 30 minutes everyday devoted to working out. This doesn't need to be a hardcore workout, just going to the gym for a walk or walking the dog will do for this week. Week 2: You are still exercising 30 minutes a day but for 3 of those days you will do some type of exercise other than walking. Plan in advance because you might be busy with the holidays. Week 3: This week you will working out 30 minutes everyday. 4 days you will be doing some type of exercise other than walking, 2 days you will be walking and 1 day for resting. Week 4: This week you should be working out for 30 minutes everyday. 5 days you will be doing some type of exercise other than walking, 1 or 2 days you will be walking and 1 day you will be resting.
60% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 20 Dec 11 by mandilovescheese
"5 days minimum..50 minutes of cardio and 15-20 minutes of weights!"

Weeks 1 to 5


Please comment on what you did this week good or bad that is effecting your weight loss. After looking back on what you did this week you should reward yourself for working through this challenge. Rewards can be anything but food! Good job everyone!
63% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 08 Jan 12 by Radhika
"no "
Successful: 20 Dec 11 by mandilovescheese
"I made it an ABSOLUTE priority to work excuses and I felt great ..."
Successful: 20 Dec 11 by JENNINNORTHPORT
Successful: 19 Dec 11 by schizophrenne
"I definitely upped the fluids and kept a food journal most days. "

Weeks 2 to 3


This week we will be doing some type of exercise other than walking. Try researching alternative methods of working out. After getting some ideas you should pick one and try to make a workout calender for yourself. An example is "Couch to 5K" where it gradually gets you into a running routine.
51% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 02 Jan 12 by LisaMGray
"Did some research on Yoga and Pilates and saved some youtube videos I ..."
Successful: 30 Dec 11 by MightyFull
"Actually at the gym last night we were doing squats with barbell and w ..."
Failed: 29 Dec 11 by NC Kat
"I am doing some reading and thinking about plans for after the holidays."
Failed: 26 Dec 11 by Radhika

Weeks 3 to 4

Self Evaluation

Look at your progress over the last 2 to 3 weeks. What did you do that was great? What could you do better? We are half-way through this challenge, if your falling behind you can still get back on that horse and finish the race. If you feel like your not getting the motivation that you need, let us know! I'm sure there are plenty of people on this who are willing to help you every step of the way :)
65% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 09 Jan 12 by veghead
"too much cheese and fiber gummies might be the problem"
Failed: 09 Jan 12 by NC Kat
"I have been in pure holiday mode. Like I said before, I just need a do ..."

Weeks 4 to 5

Challenge Yourself

For this last week challenge yourself. By that I mean during one of your workouts don't do the bare minimum. For example if your supposed to run 15 minutes, push yourself to do 20! It might seem impossible but if you can push yourself to do it, your going to feel so much better!
50% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 16 Jan 12 by Valerialinch
"DO better this week and continue to stick to my new routine."

Latest Challenge Posts

Looking for a buddy ...
:d Cool! Sorry I haven't been on this page for a while - my smart phone won't let me access this part. My goal is to be at my ideal weight by March 2013. If both my husband and I reach our ...
by MightyFull on 21 Dec 11 01:24 PM
need a buddy
I need a buddy too, Jess. :) I will help you out.
by kristin419 on 15 Dec 11 03:31 PM
I need a buddy
Mikeysgirl wrote: Hello all. I am new to this and I am need of a buddy.
by kabuly2000 on 12 Dec 11 08:24 PM
Looking for a buddy who has alot of weight to loose!!!
Hey Becka. Your story sounds familiar. Exactly my case in fact. Wanna buddy up?
by IRS1020 on 12 Dec 11 08:21 PM
I need a buddy!
Hi Surisa. This is my first challenge, I'm new to the website, want to get into better shape and I need a buddy too! Can we be accountability buddies?
by Midnigh on 12 Dec 11 04:55 PM

 Challenge Ended

This challenge ended on Tuesday 17 January 2012.

The posting of Topics and Photos, and Participation in this challenge is available to All fatsecret Participants.

Challenge Info

status: Completed
ended: 16 Jan 12
duration: 5 Weeks
reporting: Once a Week
participants: 119
teams: Blue
privacy: Public
administrators: alexa007
created: 02 December 2011

All Mini-challenges:

1. Make a Buddy ( week 1 )
2. Motivation Poster ( weeks 1 to 2 )
3. Hydration ( weeks 1 to 5 )
4. Food Journal ( weeks 1 to 5 )
5. Exercise ( weeks 1 to 5 )
6. Rewards ( weeks 1 to 5 )
7. Research ( weeks 2 to 3 )
8. Self Evaluation ( weeks 3 to 4 )
9. Challenge Yourself ( weeks 4 to 5 )

Rolling Challenge Performance:

The week to week running total weight lost

Week 5:

All Teams 0.28 %  (Down 64.4 lb)
 Blue 0.11 %  (Down 12.4 lb)
 Red 0.44 %  (Down 52.0 lb)
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Week 4:

All Teams 0.27 %  (Down 63.3 lb)
 Blue 0.12 %  (Down 13.6 lb)
 Red 0.42 %  (Down 49.7 lb)
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Week 3:

All Teams 0.23 %  (Down 54.6 lb)
 Blue 0.03 %  (Down 3.9 lb)
 Red 0.43 %  (Down 50.7 lb)
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Week 2:

All Teams 0.28 %  (Down 66.3 lb)
 Blue 0.13 %  (Down 15.2 lb)
 Red 0.43 %  (Down 51.1 lb)
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Week 1:

All Teams 0.18 %  (Down 42.3 lb)
 Blue 0.10 %  (Down 11.5 lb)
 Red 0.26 %  (Down 30.8 lb)
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