This Challenge ended 4 years ago

About this Challenge:

Swimsuit season is faraway so I'm inventing "spring jacket season" to look good when we shed off those thick oversized coats!

Final Challenge Progress Results

buz1 Total Progress: 9.90 %  (Down 21.6 lb)
lisaappleton Total Progress: 6.69 %  (Down 12.4 lb)
c.s.k Total Progress: 5.33 %  (Down 8.0 lb)
kam00105 Total Progress: 5.15 %  (Down 7.0 lb)
got the munchies Total Progress: 5.04 %  (Down 9.4 lb)
slimtanner Total Progress: 4.98 %  (Down 8.8 lb)
JovialJ Total Progress: 4.71 %  (Down 8.8 lb)
Prettibyrd1 Total Progress: 4.68 %  (Down 9.8 lb)
Deb_N Total Progress: 4.34 %  (Down 8.2 lb)
mardee57 Total Progress: 4.04 %  (Down 5.8 lb)
Karimahdh Total Progress: 3.81 %  (Down 9.8 lb)
Anjum Amirtham Total Progress: 3.47 %  (Down 5.7 lb)
chels21 Total Progress: 3.45 %  (Down 10.0 lb)
snmaz Total Progress: 3.08 %  (Down 4.1 lb)
ena 1 Total Progress: 2.82 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
PurpleGrapeGal Total Progress: 2.82 %  (Down 4.8 lb)
Dawn887 Total Progress: 2.73 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
Altendorf Total Progress: 2.65 %  (Down 5.1 lb)
Nivida Total Progress: 2.45 %  (Down 4.2 lb)
ibecktec Total Progress: 2.44 %  (Down 7.0 lb)
CeCe Scott Total Progress: 2.43 %  (Down 5.4 lb)
namramn1 Total Progress: 2.33 %  (Down 3.1 lb)
tiredofbeingafatty Total Progress: 2.30 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
lsrich Total Progress: 2.30 %  (Down 6.9 lb)
jparlett Total Progress: 2.25 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
arvada90 Total Progress: 2.15 %  (Down 2.8 lb)
Tulipgirl6 Total Progress: 2.14 %  (Down 3.8 lb)
homer1969 Total Progress: 1.83 %  (Down 4.8 lb)
nicolebishop Total Progress: 1.62 %  (Down 2.4 lb)
DAR nut Total Progress: 1.38 %  (Down 3.8 lb)
catkittycat Total Progress: 1.31 %  (Down 2.2 lb)
paraboy Total Progress: 1.25 %  (Down 2.6 lb)
SDgrl Total Progress: 0.97 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
Nesker2 Total Progress: 0.93 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
raych79 Total Progress: 0.91 %  (Down 1.8 lb)
Alicia Baldwin Total Progress: 0.86 %  (Down 1.4 lb)
Joanie69 Total Progress: 0.84 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
christy-1 Total Progress: 0.72 %  (Down 1.4 lb)
JillyJargon Total Progress: 0.65 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
KIETRUP Total Progress: 0.62 %  (Down 1.1 lb)
MrsBredo Total Progress: 0.59 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
farriergodmother1973 Total Progress: 0.48 %  (Down 0.8 lb)
tallgal311 Total Progress: 0.43 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
katiemac70 Total Progress: 0.14 %  (Down 0.2 lb)
LeaAnnFit Total Progress: 0.10 %  (Down 0.2 lb)
nrmclean Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
kitty-eared-girl Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
Doaa Saafan Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
nadavi Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
JENNY WL CHAMP Total Progress: 0.35 %  (Up 0.6 lb)
kilgore154 Total Progress: 1.92 %  (Up 3.2 lb)
nadine littles Total Progress: 2.78 %  (Up 5.0 lb)
Henri N Total Progress: 3.36 %  (Up 5.0 lb)

Completed Mini-Challenges

Weeks 1 to 2

Let's build up that stamina!

If you aren't used to walking/jogging then the 10 mile mark might be a little daunting. That's okay. We aren't here to pressure you into pushing yourself past your limits! This first week is solely about seeing how much you can do in a week. 10 miles is not so bad at all when you space it out. 2 miles per day 5 days a week. That is about 20-30 mins of your day that will leave a huge impact in your weightloss and overall stamina and metabolism. P.S. Write a small introduction and tell us a little about yourself! The more personal we make this challenge- the more we can motivate each other to do well!
75% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 25 Feb 14 by DAR nut
"I've been sick and visiting a doctor, with orders to sit and keep my feet ..."
Failed: 25 Feb 14 by JovialJ
"relative visiting. strolling and shopping not walking for exercise. Will ..."
Failed: 25 Feb 14 by JENNY WL CHAMP
"I only completed 8 miles, i ran out of time. But i enjoyed running and ..."
Successful: 22 Feb 14 by christy-1
"I am now walking on a 1% incline hey that's better than no incline at all ..."

Weeks 2 to 3

Okay that's better!

Can we kick it up a notch? Let's try to go an extra mile (pun intended) and maybe even go a little faster. If time is a key factor to you- jog a minute longer than you would have. If distance is your goal and you aren't limited by time- see if you can take a longer route or keep walking without watching the distance meter. This week is about pushing yourself a little harder and increasing that stamina. Breathe in. Breathe out. You're doing fine! Check in and post on the forum about how you're doing! Don't be shy :D We're in this together!
75% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 04 Mar 14 by JovialJ
"pushed 2 hard. hurt foot. Now slow and easy until it heals."
Failed: 03 Mar 14 by jparlett
"9.43 miles"
Successful: 25 Feb 14 by JENNY WL CHAMP
"I can feel my stamina building like crazy! :)"
Successful: 22 Feb 14 by chels21
"Trying t add some jogging in with pup! she does so good! and doesn't ..."

Weeks 3 to 4

Hey we're past the midway mark!

Guidelines: We're over halfway done! Good job team! Please keep up the good work I want to hear results! I know it's tough to stick it out- but when you do you'll be so happy with the results! This weeks challenge is about being healthier. Although I'm not a fan of dieting (it doesn't work for everyone and it really is hard to stick to on a budget) I am a fan of meditation and other ways to train and discipline the body. Take this halfway mark as a sign of courage and let your mind and body be at peace. Don't get me wrong we're still doing those 10 miles- but make sure you also fit in at least 10 minutes of either meditation, yoga, deep breathing exercises, martial art, or any sort of tranquil exercise that allows your mind and body to be focused but calm. Help us and give us suggestions on how to achieve our Nirvana.
88% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 04 Mar 14 by JovialJ
"joined a meditation group. However, walking can be a moving meditation ..."
Failed: 03 Mar 14 by jparlett
"9.43 miles"

Weeks 4 to 5

That's how it's done

We've learned a lot in the past 4 weeks. We know how far we can push ourselves, how our teammates are doing, how to meditate and be a better more peaceful you. Now let's try something funky! Who here likes to dance? I know I do! I'll be giving youtube video demonstrations about how to Zumba and bellydance. And if you're not into that kind of thing- that's okay. Try it with me for 5 minutes and if you don't like it then look up some other sort of instructional video on how to move your body. This will give our other muscles a chance to work out without giving up on our 10 mile/week goal. Let me know if there are specific music genres you'd like me to cover. Although I have a inclination to Latin and Bellydance, I can try to teach you guys almost any kind of ballroom dance. Let me know in the forum!
60% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 18 Mar 14 by jparlett
Failed: 08 Mar 14 by kitty-eared-girl
"I missed a lot of gym time this week because of picking up overtime at ..."

Weeks 5 to 6

So this is the end! Or is it?

Last week already? I'm so impressed with all of you guys! Whether you participated or not! There will be an overall tally of weight gained/lost after these 6 weeks. I'm shooting for a total of a 100lbs! It's been a wild ride and if this was successful I may start another challenge real soon (the next one will be the official "swimsuit" season one. Tell me what you guys thought of this and whether you'd love to keep doing this! Maybe even increase the number of miles? Let me know in the forum. As always love to hear from you guys!
58% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 25 Mar 14 by buz1
"fell off abit the larst week but still losing weight"
Successful: 25 Mar 14 by jparlett

Latest Challenge Posts

End of Week 3
Good job! Goodness isn't time flying right by? This challenge started almost a whole month ago!
by catkittycat on 07 Mar 14 08:24 PM
Week 2
Thanks for the encouragement....will do!
by mysize10 on 03 Mar 14 01:18 PM
First Week Done
Great job! You're in really great shape! I can only do 4.5 for a couple mins (4.5 is a full out jog for me) at a time- but I'm getting there :) Best of luck and keep going champ! :D
by catkittycat on 22 Feb 14 03:08 PM
Week One is Almost Done
Hi peeps! The first week is nearing it's end... I hope you guys had an amazing first week and whether you were able to make the 10 miles or not isn't a biggie for this week. This week was only ...
by catkittycat on 17 Feb 14 08:47 PM
Hello Everyone!
Hi! Happy 58th and congrats on getting your speed up! That's what this challenge is about- making 10 miles a piece of cake (no pun intended)! You're on your way to a healthier better you! :D Keep ...
by catkittycat on 13 Feb 14 05:30 PM

 Challenge Ended

This challenge ended on Wednesday 26 March 2014.

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Challenge Info

status: Completed
ended: 25 Mar 14
duration: 6 Weeks
reporting: Once a Week
participants: 98
privacy: Public
administrators: catkittycat
created: 05 February 2014

All Mini-challenges:

1. Let's build up that stamina! ( weeks 1 to 2 )
2. Okay that's better! ( weeks 2 to 3 )
3. Hey we're past the midway mark! ( weeks 3 to 4 )
4. That's how it's done ( weeks 4 to 5 )
5. So this is the end! Or is it? ( weeks 5 to 6 )

Rolling Challenge Performance:

The week to week running total weight lost

Week 6:

All Participants 1.12 %  (Down 207.4 lb)

Week 5:

All Participants 1.03 %  (Down 191.1 lb)

Week 4:

All Participants 0.93 %  (Down 172.0 lb)

Week 3:

All Participants 0.72 %  (Down 133.5 lb)

Week 2:

All Participants 0.50 %  (Down 93.0 lb)

Week 1:

All Participants 0.26 %  (Down 48.1 lb)

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