This Challenge ended a year ago

About this Challenge:

It is not enough to lose weight. We need to learn how to be healthy for life.

Final Challenge Progress Results

Bippi Total Progress: 10.62 %  (Down 13.7 lb)
KinsleysMom Total Progress: 7.03 %  (Down 9.0 lb)
Margretbs Total Progress: 4.52 %  (Down 8.4 lb)
birdsilla Total Progress: 4.12 %  (Down 7.0 lb)
Debzilla Total Progress: 3.87 %  (Down 7.5 lb)
tanzam Total Progress: 2.81 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
SongSparrow Total Progress: 2.35 %  (Down 7.2 lb)
bridgielee Total Progress: 2.27 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
kbodewig Total Progress: 1.93 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
Kitty Momma Total Progress: 1.72 %  (Down 4.1 lb)
missirisb Total Progress: 1.68 %  (Down 2.5 lb)
Zaleina Total Progress: 0.95 %  (Down 1.4 lb)
kspoonmore Total Progress: 0.77 %  (Down 1.2 lb)
needhelp2013 Total Progress: 0.74 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
divu Total Progress: 0.98 %  (Up 1.8 lb)
Abbey 1 Total Progress: 1.10 %  (Up 1.3 lb)
chefjal Total Progress: 1.28 %  (Up 2.0 lb)
breetabrats Total Progress: 2.52 %  (Up 4.0 lb)
tdragonfly Total Progress: 2.92 %  (Up 4.0 lb)
CorkyRamano Total Progress: 6.89 %  (Up 9.8 lb)

Completed Mini-Challenges

Weeks 1 to 12

Eat 6 Meals A Day

Guidelines:
Choose what your daily caloric intake will be. Divide that amount into 6 meals a day however you choose.
57% Successful

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Weeks 1 to 12

Exercise

Guidelines:
Increase your longevity by incorporating 20 or more minutes of exercise into your diet 4 or more times a week.
77% Successful

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Weeks 1 to 12

Nourish Your Body

Guidelines:
Give your body healthy foods. Increase your intake of whole grains. Try to eat 5 or more servings of fruit and veg a day. Choose fish or chicken instead of beef. Resist the temptation to consume foods high in fat, sugar, and sodium.
77% Successful

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Weeks 1 to 12

Eat More Fiber

Guidelines:
Try to consume at least 25 grams of fiber a day.
55% Successful

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Weeks 1 to 12

Keep a Journal

Guidelines:
Your journal can be as specific as you want. You can write down meals and nutritional values, or just jot down your feelings about food throughout the day. Just strive to better understand your relationship with food. Outline your goals and achievements. Keep a record of your weight and measurements.
79% Successful

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Weeks 1 to 12

Enrich Your Life

Guidelines:
Don't focus on food. Do non-food-related activities that you enjoy, especially when you are tempted to have fries instead of a salad.
80% Successful

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Weeks 11 to 12

Reward Yourself!

Guidelines:
This is the last week of the challenge and you've met your personal goals. You've learned to make healthy choices about food and have created a habit of healthy diet and exercise. In more ways than one, you've already rewarded yourself and your body by pledging to live a healthier life. You've earned a reward. Take a short vacation or a class to learn something new.
100% Successful

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Latest Challenge Posts

How is everyone doing? Staying motivated?
Exactly! I thought 3 months was a really good length. It's a good amount of time to get to know yourself and your habits, and teach yourself the advantages of making healthy choices and adding exe ...
by birdsilla on 07 Mar 12 02:16 PM
Concerning Mini-Challenges "6 Meals" and "Fiber"
I just wanted to give some tips on what I do to make these two challenges a little easier to achieve. Why 6 meals a day? So your metabolism doesn't stop! You'll burn calories more efficiently ...
by birdsilla on 05 Mar 12 09:13 PM
Concerning Mini-Challenges "6 Meals" and "Fiber"
I just wanted to give some tips on what I do to make these two challenges a little easier to achieve. Why 6 meals a day? So your metabolism doesn't stop! You'll burn calories more efficiently ...
by birdsilla on 05 Mar 12 09:12 PM
Don't beat yourselves up!
Just remember if you don't do well one day you'll get a chance to do better the next. It's important not to be over-critical of yourself. Having a negative attitude could create low self- ...
by birdsilla on 05 Mar 12 08:37 PM
Reading Recommendations
Oh, and "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead" definitely helped me eat more fruits and veggies and feel differently about food - especially heavily processed foods.
by SongSparrow on 22 Feb 12 03:10 PM

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 Challenge Ended

This challenge ended on Monday 21 May 2012.

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Challenge Info

status: Completed
ended: 20 May 12
duration: 12 Weeks
reporting: Once a Week
participants: 35
privacy: Public
administrators: birdsilla
created: 19 February 2012

All Mini-challenges:

1. Eat 6 Meals A Day ( weeks 1 to 12 )
2. Exercise ( weeks 1 to 12 )
3. Nourish Your Body ( weeks 1 to 12 )
4. Eat More Fiber ( weeks 1 to 12 )
5. Keep a Journal ( weeks 1 to 12 )
6. Enrich Your Life ( weeks 1 to 12 )
7. Reward Yourself! ( weeks 11 to 12 )


Rolling Challenge Performance:

The week to week running total weight lost

Week 12:

All Participants 0.88 %  (Down 54.1 lb)

Week 11:

All Participants 0.83 %  (Down 51.4 lb)

Week 10:

All Participants 0.79 %  (Down 48.6 lb)

Week 9:

All Participants 0.81 %  (Down 49.9 lb)

Week 8:

All Participants 0.79 %  (Down 48.6 lb)

Week 7:

All Participants 0.67 %  (Down 41.7 lb)

Week 6:

All Participants 0.79 %  (Down 49.0 lb)

Week 5:

All Participants 0.69 %  (Down 42.7 lb)

Week 4:

All Participants 0.41 %  (Down 25.2 lb)

Week 3:

All Participants 0.35 %  (Down 21.4 lb)

Week 2:

All Participants 0.25 %  (Down 15.2 lb)

Week 1:

All Participants 0.09 %  (Up 5.4 lb)

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