This Challenge ended 10 years ago

About this Challenge:

We can loose weight without feeling deprived. We've done it before, lets do it again.

Final Challenge Progress Results

minkspwn Total Progress: 10.20%  (Down 25.0 lb)
thecoach Total Progress: 7.97%  (Down 14.8 lb)
Jen_005 Total Progress: 7.63%  (Down 12.7 lb)
terryjelly Total Progress: 6.58%  (Down 12.5 lb)
The Next Number Total Progress: 6.49%  (Down 10.2 lb)
lmc5238 Total Progress: 6.48%  (Down 17.2 lb)
brads_wife Total Progress: 6.47%  (Down 13.0 lb)
simply_witchy Total Progress: 6.42%  (Down 16.5 lb)
jayuzgurl_04 Total Progress: 6.25%  (Down 7.7 lb)
ipartain Total Progress: 5.92%  (Down 10.0 lb)
truckerdaddy Total Progress: 5.60%  (Down 15.0 lb)
CathyJo77 Total Progress: 5.32%  (Down 8.0 lb)
kizmet998 Total Progress: 5.30%  (Down 6.3 lb)
hforbes Total Progress: 5.25%  (Down 18.3 lb)
BruceCWA Total Progress: 4.76%  (Down 15.0 lb)
kmaxwell08 Total Progress: 4.75%  (Down 5.8 lb)
dixiechic322 Total Progress: 4.47%  (Down 14.1 lb)
Amy71076 Total Progress: 4.17%  (Down 8.0 lb)
happy hoppy Total Progress: 4.15%  (Down 8.6 lb)
lovestocook Total Progress: 4.07%  (Down 7.2 lb)
Ericalynn Total Progress: 3.78%  (Down 8.2 lb)
Sherlock76 Total Progress: 3.59%  (Down 6.4 lb)
zpauline Total Progress: 3.53%  (Down 4.5 lb)
beatlesfran Total Progress: 3.46%  (Down 6.0 lb)
mrsdolley Total Progress: 3.38%  (Down 4.6 lb)
Katiefawn Total Progress: 3.31%  (Down 5.5 lb)
MJPrich Total Progress: 3.08%  (Down 4.4 lb)
sboats Total Progress: 3.08%  (Down 5.7 lb)
ladyivyelf Total Progress: 3.01%  (Down 5.5 lb)
moti_bkk Total Progress: 2.99%  (Down 4.4 lb)
gettnoffdacouch Total Progress: 2.89%  (Down 5.0 lb)
ChristyF Total Progress: 2.51%  (Down 5.0 lb)
OperaBeauty Total Progress: 2.43%  (Down 8.0 lb)
rogust Total Progress: 1.91%  (Down 4.2 lb)
dawn0474 Total Progress: 1.70%  (Down 4.0 lb)
blueeyedbeauty Total Progress: 1.66%  (Down 3.9 lb)
lem5049 Total Progress: 1.57%  (Down 2.0 lb)
LANEYLOO Total Progress: 1.52%  (Down 2.0 lb)
pagan71 Total Progress: 1.36%  (Down 2.0 lb)
wandawheeler Total Progress: 1.24%  (Down 2.0 lb)
alldog Total Progress: 1.23%  (Down 1.8 lb)
wahzile Total Progress: 1.22%  (Down 2.0 lb)
stp356 Total Progress: 1.09%  (Down 1.8 lb)
mydearlily Total Progress: 1.02%  (Down 1.2 lb)
mindymolli Total Progress: 1.01%  (Down 2.0 lb)
Lyra Total Progress: 0.98%  (Down 1.5 lb)
Beachken Total Progress: 0.88%  (Down 1.6 lb)
pedal pusher Total Progress: 0.83%  (Down 1.4 lb)
skinnyinmydreams Total Progress: 0.80%  (Down 1.4 lb)
brianlive Total Progress: 0.78%  (Down 2.5 lb)
XANA73 Total Progress: 0.75%  (Down 2.0 lb)
Stoneybrook Total Progress: 0.73%  (Down 1.0 lb)
Musbmax Total Progress: 0.69%  (Down 1.0 lb)
dangshannon Total Progress: 0.64%  (Down 1.2 lb)
KeKeBoBBi Total Progress: 0.61%  (Down 1.0 lb)
ianw Total Progress: 0.53%  (Down 1.0 lb)
Kim Marr Total Progress: 0.52%  (Down 1.4 lb)
juno161610 Total Progress: 0.19%  (Down 0.2 lb)
blanca1962 Total Progress: 0.16%  (Down 0.4 lb)
noodles1216165 Total Progress: 0.15%  (Down 0.2 lb)
xcfx Total Progress: 0.00%  (Steady 0 lb)
bobbypratt Total Progress: 0.00%  (Steady 0 lb)
Dina516 Total Progress: 0.00%  (Steady 0 lb)
PMCFLA Total Progress: 0.00%  (Steady 0 lb)
SueK Total Progress: 0.00%  (Steady 0 lb)
tara976jo Total Progress: 0.10%  (Up 0.2 lb)
aletheab Total Progress: 0.29%  (Up 0.6 lb)
Ptr Total Progress: 0.32%  (Up 0.6 lb)
MMACoach Total Progress: 0.38%  (Up 1.0 lb)
mamacarol Total Progress: 0.42%  (Up 1.2 lb)
SLP8 Total Progress: 0.43%  (Up 1.0 lb)
joanna514 Total Progress: 0.58%  (Up 1.1 lb)
rohalla2 Total Progress: 0.96%  (Up 2.5 lb)
wamhas Total Progress: 0.98%  (Up 1.2 lb)
andrea f Total Progress: 1.07%  (Up 1.9 lb)
Krimz Total Progress: 1.09%  (Up 1.6 lb)
ScorpioLdy1101 Total Progress: 1.26%  (Up 4.0 lb)
kiddnp Total Progress: 1.27%  (Up 2.2 lb)
Momof4Rugrats Total Progress: 1.75%  (Up 4.4 lb)
20tolose Total Progress: 2.19%  (Up 3.2 lb)
kay2906 Total Progress: 2.27%  (Up 4.0 lb)
rosieg82 Total Progress: 2.54%  (Up 5.0 lb)
kbrocklpn Total Progress: 2.64%  (Up 4.8 lb)
sarahpark94 Total Progress: 4.20%  (Up 5.0 lb)

Completed Mini-Challenges

Week 1

Drink and think before you eat.

Often times people, especially those that struggle with weight, can confuse being hungry for being thirsty. To help retrain your brain, drink at least an 8oz glass of water before each time you eat weather its a meal or just a snack. (adding some crystal light or lemon for flavor is ok) Also take a moment to think about what you really want before you have it so that you don't fall into the trap of grazing.
78% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 21 Feb 10 by kmaxwell08
"I drink a glass of water while preparing the meal or waiting for the meal ..."
Successful: 21 Feb 10 by moti_bkk
"It's true!!! Sometimes I think I was hungry, after I drank a glass of ..."
Successful: 19 Feb 10 by dixiechic322
"I have been making sure to drink at least 4 16 oz bottles of water daily."
Successful: 19 Feb 10 by MJPrich
"I did very well on this part"

Weeks 1 to 6

Keep your calories for the day above 1100

The FDA reccomends that people consume a bare mimimum of 1100 calories a day to maintain proper metabolic function. If you eat less than that your body starts to work inefficiently and you could risk serious damage to your body.
89% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 26 Mar 10 by MJPrich
"I think my average for the week was there. If I was below, it was withing ..."
Failed: 24 Mar 10 by brads_wife
"YIKES! Last night I went out with some friends, behaved myself, and then ..."
Successful: 13 Mar 10 by LANEYLOO
"loads of vegies"

Weeks 1 to 6

Keep your protein for the day above 75g

Protein keeps you feeling satisfied throughout the day so your less likely to give in to temptation. Protein is also the key thing your body taps into to build muscle and burn fat so the more you get the better.
56% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 27 Mar 10 by The Next Number
"Still have difficulty eating enough protein."
Successful: 26 Mar 10 by MJPrich
"That was so hard at first - now it is easier."
Failed: 05 Mar 10 by LANEYLOO
"not really sure on this one but next week Im gonna do a week of atkins ..."
Successful: 20 Feb 10 by mydearlily
"increasing protein intake seems to work with with me :-)"

Weeks 1 to 6

Keep your ratios 20/30/50

The FDA reccomends for weight loss that aproximately 20% or your total calories come from fat, 30% come from protein and 50% come from carbs. Use the pie chart in the food diary to monitor your intake and adjust accordingly over the day. (ex. If your breakfast was mostly carbs like cereal or oatmeal then make your lunch high protein like a steak salad.) To pass this challenge it doesn't have to be exact as long as your ratios are within about 1-3% of the guidelines. If it does deviate slightly its best that the percentage is higher for protein and lower for fat and carbs.
48% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 27 Mar 10 by The Next Number
"I'm saying yes as this is about as close as I can get to the appropriate ..."
Failed: 07 Mar 10 by OperaBeauty
"THis one is so hard, I am working on it"
Failed: 05 Mar 10 by LANEYLOO
"see above"
Failed: 16 Feb 10 by PMCFLA
"the omega 3 oil basically takes my entire allotment of fat...really do ..."

Weeks 1 to 6

Keep a log of what you eat

Keep a log of everything you eat. No matter how insignificant something may seem it all adds up and factors in to how your body uses it.
82% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 26 Mar 10 by MJPrich
"100% - that is key for me."
Successful: 13 Mar 10 by LANEYLOO
"even though it was sunday !"

Week 2

Indulge in moderation

Pick one day of the week to have something you've been wanting to indulge in like that scoop of ice cream or that slice of pizza and plan your day around being able to have it and still stay within the 20/30/50 ratio.
84% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 28 Feb 10 by The Next Number
"Don't really do this, but Friday the 26th I did eat something brought in ..."
Successful: 27 Feb 10 by kmaxwell08
"went out to our favorite mexican restaraunt and had a margarita and ch ..."
Successful: 26 Feb 10 by MJPrich
"We are looking forward to enchiladas tonight!"
Successful: 25 Feb 10 by LANEYLOO
"too many weight watcher puddings but been really good this week sos far!"

Week 3

Get the munchies on the crunchies

Keep crunchy veggies handy to munch on when temptation starts to get to you. Instead of reaching for that candy bar between meals grab some carrot sticks, celery, or any other crunchy vegetable you like and munch until the craving subsides.
83% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 07 Mar 10 by kmaxwell08
"I have baby carrots in the fridge and I have been enjoying grapefruit, ..."
Successful: 07 Mar 10 by The Next Number
"Rarely much in between, use my planned snacks instead."
Successful: 05 Mar 10 by MJPrich
"Celery and apples are my go to crunch. I did have some triscuits and ..."
Successful: 05 Mar 10 by LANEYLOO
"asparagus is a new veg for me cooked with butter mixed spice, and tabasco ..."

Week 4

Indulge a little more

Pick two days of the week to have something you've been wanting to indulge in and plan like you did before.
82% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 14 Mar 10 by The Next Number
"Don't need to indulge 2 days a week. I am satisfied with how and what ..."
Successful: 14 Mar 10 by Sherlock76
"Popcorn yum!"
Successful: 13 Mar 10 by LANEYLOO
"had a tiny piece of sticky toffe pudding (but only same amount of calories ..."
Successful: 10 Mar 10 by brads_wife
"Skinny Cow is the most wonderful treat ever!"

Week 5

Go vegetarian (for one meal)

For at least one meal everyday this week don't have any meat or fish. You can challenge yourself to find some really delicious vegetarian recipes like eggplant parmesian or portabella mushroom soup.
70% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 21 Mar 10 by kmaxwell08
"Man! I just had cereal! I keep forgetting about this one!"
Successful: 21 Mar 10 by The Next Number
"I am saying yes as I guess I didn't realize to do this on this week. I ..."
Successful: 20 Mar 10 by brads_wife
"Portabello "philly cheese steak" style sandwiches!"
Successful: 19 Mar 10 by MJPrich
"Black Bean Tacos were great!"

Week 6


Go out to eat one day this week to celebrate your progress in this challenge and plan for it so that your still in your 20/30/50 ratio. There are alot of great resaurants that have the nutritional info available online so you can plan what your going to have the night before. If your concerned about the portions being to big you can always agree to split with a friend or request that they pack half of it up before they serve it to you. If you do it the second way you get to celebrate all over again the next day at home.
85% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 27 Mar 10 by kmaxwell08
"I learned to do this the last time I was in this challenge, and I have ..."
Failed: 27 Mar 10 by The Next Number
"This will have to wait for a couple of weeks."
Successful: 26 Mar 10 by MJPrich
"Doing that today!!! Black bean burgers with pedal pusher."
Successful: 24 Mar 10 by brads_wife
"Girls Night Out ~ last night! I had an iced coffee, one of my favorite ..."

Latest Challenge Posts

Recording your food is so IMPORTANT!
Every now and then I slip up in my food intake ex.potluck at work, too many tempting treats at my mom's house. But when that happens there's a trick I use in my logs that lets me keep up with my ...
by beatlesfran on 27 Mar 10 01:52 PM
Veteran's Check in here!
All of you that have participated have done a fine job of losing weight! I am really proud of you all. For those that didn't participate I am sorry you missed out on a great opportunity to get healthy ...
by kmaxwell08 on 26 Mar 10 12:25 PM
For anyone using Apps on Cell phones
It has recently been brought to my attention that using the using the apps prevents you from getting full use of this site. One thing you can't see is the pie chart we often refer to about the 20/ ...
by kmaxwell08 on 23 Mar 10 08:07 PM
More Hungry No More to follow
Yes ma'am I am and thanks! I too stayed with the 'keeping cals above 1100', 'protein above 75g', and '20/30/50 ratios'! I found it so easy. Last month when I was bouncing like ...
by kmaxwell08 on 14 Mar 10 08:28 PM
I am new to this and from Canada
Thanks for the encouragement I am down a total of 21 pounds from the beginning not from when I joined fatsecret I started dieting January 12th and have lost 21 pounds I am so excited
by terryjelly on 01 Mar 10 02:17 PM

 Challenge Ended

This challenge ended on Monday 29 March 2010.

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

Challenge Info

status: Completed
ended: 28 Mar 10
duration: 6 Weeks
reporting: Once a Week
participants: 127
teams: Veterans
privacy: Public
administrators: beatlesfran
created: 31 January 2010

All Mini-challenges:

1. Drink and think before you eat. ( week 1 )
2. Keep your calories for the day above 1100 ( weeks 1 to 6 )
3. Keep your protein for the day above 75g ( weeks 1 to 6 )
4. Keep your ratios 20/30/50 ( weeks 1 to 6 )
5. Keep a log of what you eat ( weeks 1 to 6 )
6. Indulge in moderation ( week 2 )
7. Get the munchies on the crunchies ( week 3 )
8. Indulge a little more ( week 4 )
9. Go vegetarian (for one meal) ( week 5 )
10. Celebrate ( week 6 )

Rolling Challenge Performance:

The week to week running total weight lost

Week 6:

All Teams 1.31%  (Down 320.4 lb)
 Veterans 1.57%  (Down 182.2 lb)
 Newbies 1.08%  (Down 138.2 lb)
view week 6 details

Week 5:

All Teams 1.09%  (Down 266.3 lb)
 Veterans 1.32%  (Down 153.6 lb)
 Newbies 0.88%  (Down 112.7 lb)
view week 5 details

Week 4:

All Teams 0.98%  (Down 238.7 lb)
 Veterans 1.20%  (Down 139.1 lb)
 Newbies 0.78%  (Down 99.7 lb)
view week 4 details

Week 3:

All Teams 0.77%  (Down 189.4 lb)
 Veterans 1.02%  (Down 118.3 lb)
 Newbies 0.55%  (Down 71.0 lb)
view week 3 details

Week 2:

All Teams 0.54%  (Down 132.3 lb)
 Veterans 0.68%  (Down 79.0 lb)
 Newbies 0.42%  (Down 53.4 lb)
view week 2 details

Week 1:

All Teams 0.29%  (Down 70.8 lb)
 Veterans 0.43%  (Down 49.9 lb)
 Newbies 0.16%  (Down 20.9 lb)
view week 1 details

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Me March 28 2010..Started December 2009 39lb down.
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