This Challenge ended 10 years ago

About this Challenge:

Join this challenge to reach your goal of cutting refined sugars from your diet!

Final Challenge Progress Results

hyperbaric 4 Total Progress: 8.57%  (Down 18.0 lb)
girlygirlatheart Total Progress: 8.43%  (Down 15.0 lb)
maryBanks Total Progress: 5.41%  (Down 12.0 lb)
Arty Total Progress: 3.65%  (Down 6.5 lb)
suziz Total Progress: 3.06%  (Down 4.5 lb)
maddie4bs Total Progress: 1.43%  (Down 2.0 lb)
convulsiongl7 Total Progress: 1.14%  (Down 2.0 lb)
Batgirl206 Total Progress: 0.64%  (Down 1.0 lb)
ican Total Progress: 0.44%  (Down 1.0 lb)
ozia Total Progress: 0.42%  (Down 1.0 lb)
moraiwe Total Progress: 0.00%  (Steady 0 lb)
lorireaver70 Total Progress: 0.00%  (Steady 0 lb)
dfgreen3 Total Progress: 0.00%  (Steady 0 lb)
Aviadele Total Progress: 0.52%  (Up 0.8 lb)
Angeleyemandy Total Progress: 0.61%  (Up 1.0 lb)
Reagan Total Progress: 0.86%  (Up 1.0 lb)
ysiad02 Total Progress: 1.09%  (Up 1.5 lb)

Completed Mini-Challenges

Weeks 1 to 4

Gradually remove refined sugar from diet.

Replace sweets with fruits and veggies. Try once a day, and gradually build it up. By the end of the second week, you should be able to pick a smart snack instead of reaching for the "quick fix" twinkies and ho-ho's.
93% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 26 Feb 09 by Aviadele
"I'm allowing for a minor slip up while I was visiting family and friends ..."

Weeks 2 to 3

Reward yourself!

If you keep up the regimen, reward yourself with of dark chocolate! Dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants, and studies show it lowers blood pressure! No guilt! Be smart and don't over do it (~7 oz/day is key).
66% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 09 Mar 09 by girlygirlatheart
"did feel like chocolate this week :/ "
Failed: 26 Feb 09 by Aviadele
"I goofed over the past weekend in Ottawa...I was a bad girl but I doing ..."

Weeks 3 to 4

Get Creative!

Find creative ways of combining fruits and veggies to make awesome smoothies or other concoctions. Did you know that apple juice mixed with carrot juice makes an awesome combination? Try it! Post your ideas and new recipes.
66% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 09 Mar 09 by girlygirlatheart
"i made a mango-pineapple smoothie and have been having tons of fruit to ..."

Latest Challenge Posts

Weekend Munchies?
I have stayed away from refined sugars. Yay! But It is so hard to stay on track over the weekends! Sometimes, its not that i am eating junk/bad food, its that I just eat too much good food. I think I am ...
by girlygirlatheart on 01 Mar 09 12:20 PM
Progress/Daily Report
Perfect day! No added sugars save for a teeny bit in a store-bought vinaigrette & probably a teeny bit in the marinara. Good luck all!
by Jacqi130 on 16 Feb 09 09:46 PM
How does a challenge work?
The challenge topic is unique to whoever made up the challenge. In this case, we're going to be cutting out refined sugars completely for the duration of the challenge. You'll submit information ...
by Jacqi130 on 15 Feb 09 05:20 PM
Already begun...
I'm starting this week as well. I had 3 Dots candies last night. I starred at them in a bowl all night & didn't touch them when everyone else was starfing down & then at the end of the ...
by Jacqi130 on 11 Feb 09 02:28 PM

 Challenge Ended

This challenge ended on Tuesday 17 March 2009.

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

Challenge Info

status: Completed
ended: 16 Mar 09
duration: 4 Weeks
reporting: Once a Week
participants: 28
teams: Blue
privacy: Public
administrators: moraiwe
created: 06 February 2009

All Mini-challenges:

1. Gradually remove refined sugar from diet. ( weeks 1 to 4 )
2. Reward yourself! ( weeks 2 to 3 )
3. Get Creative! ( weeks 3 to 4 )

Rolling Challenge Performance:

The week to week running total weight lost

Week 4:

All Teams 1.19%  (Down 58.7 lb)
 Blue 1.81%  (Down 30.0 lb)
 Red 1.63%  (Down 28.5 lb)
 Green 0.01%  (Down 0.2 lb)
view week 4 details

Week 3:

All Teams 0.61%  (Down 30.2 lb)
 Blue 1.42%  (Down 23.5 lb)
 Red 0.37%  (Down 6.5 lb)
 Green 0.01%  (Down 0.2 lb)
view week 3 details

Week 2:

All Teams 0.57%  (Down 28.3 lb)
 Blue 1.33%  (Down 22.0 lb)
 Red 0.37%  (Down 6.5 lb)
 Green 0.01%  (Up 0.2 lb)
view week 2 details

Week 1:

All Teams 0.23%  (Down 11.5 lb)
 Blue 0.52%  (Down 8.6 lb)
 Red 0.26%  (Down 4.5 lb)
 Green 0.11%  (Up 1.6 lb)
view week 1 details

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