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Frugal Weight Loss Challenge

Frugal Weight Loss Challenge

Frugal Weight Loss Challenge. Shelley and I have decided to make some major lifestyle changes and we are ready to lose some weight and get more physically fit.  We would like to welcome you to join us in our journey to Frugal Weight Loss!  This is going to be a new weekly feature that hopefully we can all hold each other accountable!  In addition, we are going to share with you some recipes, tips, and support each other on the journey.

Frugal Weight Loss Challenge:

This is going to be a 6-week challenge.  Hopefully at the end of the 6 weeks we will all be weighing less, feeling better and be more active and we will be motivated to start a new challenge.  If you would like to participate in the challenge, make a comment here with your goal for the 6-week challenge and forms of exercise you are going to do.

We challenge you to:

1.  Give up ALL soft drinks, tea, coffee and fruit juices (if you chose to do unsweetened black coffee or tea that is your choice).

2.  Drink .5 ounces of water per pound of your actual body weight a day.

3.  Avoid all fried food and fast food.

4.  Get active – start exercising 3-5 times a week for at least 30 minutes a day (the more the better).

5.  Set a weight loss goal for the 6-week weight loss challenge and reward yourself when you meet your goal.

Disclaimer:  I am not a health care professional, and I am not providing medical advice.  Always consult with a medical professional before you change your diet or implement a weight loss strategy.

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42 Comments

  1. I’m in!!! I actually just started my own 6 week challenge last week. My son and I just moved to my fiance’s hometown and he will follow us up here in 6 weeks…so I thought, what a perfect deadline! We are already eating better (as we are out in the middle of nowhere with no fast food options)…we also moved from an apartment in a busy city that didn’t offer much opportunity for outdoor play. We are playing outside everyday now. There is also a 1.25 mile track near the school. I have been walking/running at least a few times around everyday after I drop him off. I have done 3 laps (3.75 miles) the last 2 days! My goal is to lose 10 more pounds by the end of your challenge. Good luck to everyone!!! 🙂

  2. I’m in. Since having my baby in Feb I just cant get into the groove of things and this is what I need. My goal for the 6 weeks is to work out at least 4 days a week (30 min each) and lose 7 inches.

  3. So, the Challenges – do you have to follow those to participate, or is it just something you think would be helpful, cause there is no way I can do #1 or #3. If they aren’t a requirement, I am in 🙂

    1. Ok – I am in. An extra thing I am making sure to do along with the exercise/cardio is to get in crunches everyday – no matter how few, I will do some. I am going to try to do them while waiting for my kids to fall asleep at naps and/or bedtime. I plan to do both the elliptical and the Jillian Michael’s 30 day Shred and add in some walking as it begins to cool down. I want to loose 15 lbs by the end of the 6 weeks. At the end of the 6 weeks, I will reward myself with a pedicure!

  4. Count me in! I decided over the weekend that I couldn’t stand it anymore. Little by little weight has crept up on me until my clothes are uncomfortable and I just feel crummy! I had decided to give up pop over the weekend, Coke is my vice, and start walking. It would be great to do this with a group! My goal is to lose 10 lbs., totally quit soft drinks and excercise at least 4-5 days a week. Good luck to you all!

  5. This is great. I need to give up soft drinks anyway, I love it TOO much. My goal is to get back to my pre-baby weight, which means about 16-18 pounds. I will walk for 30-45 minutes atleast 5 days a week (I do this anyway) and add in a couple of Turbo Jam workouts (2-3 per week). I will follow all of your suggested guidelines too. This is just the accountability I need – even though none of you will see me, it will be a little extra encouragement to know that the rest of you are doing this too!! Thanks for doing this!

    1. Cokes : i can do without them… gotta have my Southern style Sweet Tea , . i need to loose about 15-20 pounds. to e back at my Pre -pregnancy weight

  6. I am in! I would like to lose 15 pounds in 6 weeks. I will walk 5X a week, and will not drink any soft drinks. I will buy myself a new pair of jeans when I meet my goal.

  7. I’m in! I gave up soda a few weeks ago and am only drinking water when thirsty. I would love to lose at least 15 lbs ( I have more to lose than that but it’s a start) and be able to fit into the clothes I currently own rather than buying new ones! I plan to walk and /or do Wii Fit Plus 4 days/week.

  8. I am in! When do we start? I would love to take off 30 lbs in the next 6 wks. I know that sounds like a lot, but I am super overweight right now. My husband bought the Insanity work out DVD’s, so I am going to try that out and see how it goes. I have my gradeschool reunion coming up in Oct, so I would love to shed some major lbs before then. Wish me luck!

  9. I’m in! I actually gave up all pop 8 days ago…and have lost 6 pounds! 🙂 The hardest of your guidelines for me will be the fast foods/fried foods, as I have 3 liitle ones…but since we don’t eat out more than 1x per wk I thibnk I can do it. I plan to walk SOME distance every day and do an additional 30 minutes of exercise at least 3x/wk. My goal is 13 lbs in the next 6 weeks.

  10. I am in!! I love a challenge and I need to lose some weight…I would like to be down 15 lbs by the end of the 6 weeks…I just bought the Kettle Works DVD’s and I will do these every other day and do my eliptical machine as well as walk the neighborhood & surrounding parks with my kiddos on the other days!! ( I have done Jillian Michael’s 30 day shred on the past…LOVE IT!! What a great workout!! I have seen it mentioned a few times in here)
    I will, however, be drinking coffee with Splenda…believe me NOONE WANTS ME AROUND WITHOUT MY COFFEE!!!
    GOODLUCK EVERYONE!!!!

  11. I’m in! i want to lose 20 lbs in 6 weeks- in time to walk across the football field with my Senior quarterback! I will walk and do beachbody’s 10 minute trainer. I am cutting out sugar
    we can do it!

  12. You’re killing me!! NO Diet Coke or coffee with creamer, that is my sustenance. But I am in!! I think a good goal for 6 weeks is 12 lbs (1-2 lbs a week is safe weight loss). But I need to lose alot more. I started the Couch to 5 K plan and completed the first week (ouch). When do we officially start this torture??
    Shelley 🙂

  13. I’m in I will be 50 next year and want be healthy and fit by then. So this is a great way to get started toward that goal.

    Kathy

  14. Oh, I am so in. I have been really down about some weight I have put back on and this is just what I need to get going on losing it! THANK YOU!

    I am going to run at least 2 times a week (I like to run 3-5 miles at a time).

    I am going to workout with a DVD or EA Active on the Wii twice a week.

    No more late night snacking. I am going to start getting to bed earlier in preparation for school starting, so that will help with the late night snacking.

    I would like to be at least 10 pounds lighter by the end of the 6 week challenge!

  15. I am in. I am down 50.1 pounds as of this morning. I am not quite halfway to my goal.

    We weigh in every morning on the Wii Fit Plus. Some mornings I hate that scale. LOL

  16. I’m in. In 6 weeks I want to be down 12 pounds. I like the challenges and will definitely try to do them. Hubby is so sweet and sometimes brings me my favorite soda when I’ve had a hard day – gotta stop that I guess, but maybe I’ll tell him to bring me flowers instead?

  17. My husband and I are in. He’s determined to lose some weight so he can eventually have the diabetes and heart health issues under control, so started eating smaller meals and drinking water about 3 weeks ago. He’s already lost some weight (though he doesn’t weigh himself) and is looking a lot better. Its about time that I joined him. Our biggest challenges are cooking without frying since our oven doesn’t work, and finding time to exercise since hubby works 12 hour days 5 days a week. We will sit down this evening and put together a plan though. I’m so excited!

  18. I’m on board with everything but the no soda. That is the toughest part I think! I realized yesterday I’ve been drinking way too much soda, I used to have 1 cup if that a week, now it’s several per day the past couple weeks. Your challenge is just in time!

    1. That can be tough for people to give up. But it is well worth giving up. Several months ago my husband noticed if he had soda, the next day the scale showed a gain. He tried this several times and it was always true.

      He has completly given up soda as well as me.

      1. Thank you. I still have about 56 pounds to my goal weight. I am shooting for goal about February/Marchish. Depends on how well I do in November/December with all the Holidays.

  19. I am going to be completely honest. I was supposed to start on Friday, but I was weak! Today is my day one, and I am super irritable. Not only am I starting the new challenge today, but my new classes start today, so I am a little overwhelmed. I weighed myself this morning, marked my terrible weight on the calendar (as motivation), and am on my way to shedding some major pounds. I would love to get rid of 30 lbs in this next 6 weeks. Good Luck!!!

  20. I’m IN too. I’ve actually been in a Life Style change mode since April 15th. So far I’ve lost 30 lbs but have at least another 30 to go. I’ve been keeping my calories to 1200 per day. I haven’t started exercising yet but really must as the belly fat is now belly flabby.
    It was hard but I cut out caffene and haven’t had Sweet Tea since April. I hated water but that is all I drink now. My DH has been eatting right along with me and he is feeling better too. His weight wasn’t as much an issue but I refuse to cook differently per person.
    Good Luck everyone. I want to loose at least 15 in the 6 week challenge.

  21. I know I’m a week late but I am totally IN! I actually started doing Wii Fit about 2 months ago and immediately lost about 10lbs but then I lost my motivation for some reason. I don’t drink pop except when I go out to eat, which isn’t often, and even then it’s diet. Water all the way! I’ve also considered doing the Couch to 5K program….My weight loss goal for 6 weeks is 15 lbs. I figure I’ll shoot low so as not to get discouraged if I don’t meet a higher goal.

  22. I have a lot of the symptoms of Candida Yeast overgrowth and would like to be included in the six weeks Detox. Please let me know where to get the diet so I can start as soon as possible. Thanks.

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