Thursday, December 01, 2011

Weight Loss Challenges

I always get so amped when I read about challenges.

But then I don't follow them.

I left MFP a few weeks ago because I got so consumed by the social part of it. I would really beat myself up when I saw the posts on my wall after a weekend asking "where are you?" "come back", ect ect. So I decided to move to FatSecret, which is a no frills kind of site where I won't get distracted. I can track my food and leave. :)

Today I was wandering around the site and came across the challenges tab. I love to read challenges, but I can never seem to stay on track. EXCEPT for when I did that detox a few weeks ago. 

Below is a challenge I found from FatSecret. I did edit it a bit for grammer, typos, and to fit my needs (ie, I changed no fast food to no fried foods for Week 9 since I don't eat fast food. If  you want to see the original, just click the link below. Let me know what ya'll think.

30 lbs in 3 months

Open to anyone who want to lose 30 lbs in 3 months the healthiest way possible!


12 Mini-challenges have been created for this challenge:

Week 1 Challenge is to track everything you eat every day all week.

Guidelines: NO CHEATING! Remember if you bite it ... write it!

Week 2 Challenge is to drink enough water!

Guidelines: Drink at least 6 - 8 glasses of water every day

Week 3 Challenge is to  add some extra exercise.

Guidelines: Make sure you add an extra 30 minutes of activity daily starting this week.

Week 4 Challenge is to reduce your sodium intake

Guidelines: Reduce your sodium intake by at least 10%

Week 5 Challenge is to avoid drinking your calories!

Guidelines: Cut out all sugar in your drinks ... no juices, soda, coffee or tea with added sugar.

Week 6 Challenge is to cut carbohydrates back by 25%.

Guidelines: For this week try eating less breads, pastas, etc.

Week 7 Challenge is to be strong in the face of high calorie temptations

Guidelines: Avoid all high calorie treats and snacks.

Week 8 Challenge is a recipe makeover.

Guidelines: Take your favorite recipe and make it healthier! And of course, feel free to share it!

Week 9 Challenge is to have fast food free week!

Guidelines: Or try eliminating all fried foods if you are not a big fast food eater.

Week 10 Challenge is to boost your exercise this week

Guidelines: Boost your daily exercise up another 15 minutes this week and add in one extra cardio workout.

Week 11 Challenge is to try a new veggie.

Guidelines: Add a new veggie prepared in a healthy way.

Week 12 Challenge is to be proud of yourself this week

Guidelines: Take a minute and reward yourself (without food) then journal what you did that you are proud of and what you could improve on! 

***Also, if any of you like this challenge enough to try it, let me know. Maybe we can all do it together.***

***I am assuming that all participants from FatSecret are eating a healthy diet between 1200-1500 calories per day, exercising 5-7 days per week.***

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