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Get Skinny for Summer Challenge!


40 Days to Summer! Its here... the Get Skinny for Summer Challenge!

It's just around the corner and the blues knees and freshly painted toes will be out before we know it... we'll be sitting beside the pool, on the beach, in the beer garden, at a festival wishing we had just DONE IT! Yes, we want to be in our pretty long maxi dresses, our shorts, little sun dresses.. and we have 6 weeks to do it!

So, this is another short challenge, I'm all about taking this journey in steps... but there's a bit of a difference with this one.. each week I'm going to focus on a specific part of weight loss, so 'no junk food week', 'water week' and also some exercise specific ones like 'minutes week', 'variety week' so on.. I've got a few lined up but if there's any that spring to mind then pop them in a comment and I can add them in, we're in this together remember! Again there'll be spot prizes and awards (red carpet time!) and motivation to boot! It's only 6 weeks and again most of us could have a half a stone gone by then! Its all about accountability.. "accountabilibuddies" ... so if you're up for it, commit in a comment below and write down a goal that's just for you.. you want to be in those size 14 jeans? You want to lose 2 inches from your waist? You just want another silver 7 for the back of your card? Your close to goal and need that extra push! Then commit to it here and we can all encourage each other when we lose sight of our goal! Or when the ice cream van passes work... sigh!



Week 1 Mini challenge is to make sure you drink your two litres of water every day, make a conscious effort to get hydrated! Struggling?! Mix half juice and half water, cordials, sparkling if you must.. but try to up the intake.. it will help flush toxins out of your system, its excellent for headaches and your skin will thank you for it and gives you loads of energy.. if you're struggling build it up slowly week by week! Another tip is to get yourself a fancy glass to have your water from, I've got a fancy cocktail glass that I use every at breakfast, then I am a diva in the morning!.. You're kinda important you know, and why keep all the good stuff for visitors!... Also, stick a bottle everywhere you go.. in the car, at your desk, beside your bed.. as you sip throughout the day, you'll hit your target without realising it!


Now set your self some goals and write them down where you can see them! Screen shot on your computer, wallpaper on your phone, stick them to the fridge, bathroom mirror, the visor of your car.. and remember its all achieveable!!!

Here's some examples to start you off...

Weight loss goal - 5lbs, 10lbs
NSV (Non-Scale Victory) - Size smaller in jeans, shirt, 2 inch waist loss, doing something out of your comfort zone..
Exercise - 1 mile, 5 k, 20 lengths in the pool, 3 exercise classes a week... walking with a pal... putting on an exercise DVD a couple of times a week, dancing at the weekends with your friends
Nutrition - Eat 5 pieces of fruit a day, eat more wholegrains, eat more calcium rich foods

Every Tuesday I'll put up a post to weigh in... its 40 days until the June Bank Holiday.. so... who's with me? Doll x

78 comments

  1. Yes I am in definitely looking forward to it jus a few lbs off my goal weight so this should guarantee me to get there :-)

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    1. How nice would it be to hit the summer at goal?!?!? A great target! x

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    2. hi im new to bloging is it too late to join the summer challage had my first weigh in today lost 6 lbs yeeeeaahhh want to keep it up

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  2. Well you can count me in!! I think I'm going to aim to have 12 lbs gone by June 3rd (my birthday) If I lost the 12 lbs I would get my next stone in Weight Watchers. So my starting weight is 18st 7&a half lbs and the goal is 17st 9&a half lbs

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    1. That's a great goal and very achievable! Nice birthday pressie too! A dress size smaller! x

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  3. Im in I need to lose the last few pounds to be comfortable to wear shorts this summer :D

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    1. Oh I'm all about the comfort!! Nothing worse than squeezing into something and feeling crap! A few pounds can make a big difference!

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  4. I'm in! The last challenge was such a huge motivation for me. My goal is to lose 5 more lbs in the 6weeks so I can get my 2nd stone and be just about halfway to goal.

    Also my exercise goal is to try the couch to 5k in time for the mini marathon in june. Or as much of it as I can manage! Starting this week.

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    1. Great goal! That second stone will mean do much! Plus being closer to goal than your starting weight is a huge thing... You can so do this! You were brilliant at the Bunny challenge! x

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  5. You can count me in! I just want to loose the last few pounds to get to goal weight & possibly tone up a bit also! Looking forward to it :)

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    1. Forgot to leave my twitter: Slimming_Sally

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    2. Oooh another gal going for goal!! How fab to hit it before the summer!! x

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  6. Sounds great, I am in for sure, I watched you all with envy the last time.

    I am a serial ww r, lost 5.5 stones over the last 9 yrs with it. Have put about 1.5 st back on and want to get back to where I was. Tough times as my brother is very sick at moment and I am up in hospital most nights with him, exercise is gone out the window for the moment, Cycling to work tho.

    Anyway my goal for the next 6 weeks is t o keep cooking ww style despite hospital, stress and having no time. I would love to loose half a stone even.

    This is a fab blog and the boards.ie thread for ww is fab also. I love gal support.

    Linked for anyone that doesn’t know about it.

    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2056273483&page=577

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    1. I second the boards.ie recommendation. It's a great place to get support and motivation!

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    2. Well done on the loss so far and don't stress too much, life throws us all curve balls to test us! Glad your here.. Sending all the good karma to your brother... xxx

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  7. I'm in Doll! Would love to lose 7lb and have my second stone off for summer :) x

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    1. Yay! Flipping' technology ... Glad your in! Lol x

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  8. Count me in too please, I would like to lose 9lbs (1.5lbs per week). My motivation has gone a bit the last couple of weeks so I am ready to get back on track :)

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    1. Great you're back! This will give us the kick in the pants we need!!! X

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  9. Count me in missed the bunny challange us would love to join this one. I would love to loose 7lbs and am going to train to run 3km (not far i know but its alot further than i can run now) Best of Luck to all bring on the weight loss :)

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  10. I'd love to join in as well! I would love to lose 7 - 10lbs by June. I am doing an Independence Day Challenge on my blog, so this will take be to the half-way point! SO ready to drink lots of water this week!

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  11. I'm in! I want 1st gone in 6wks. I have a wedding the June B/H weekend and the dress that I want to wear is a little tight. I have also only ever worn it with a cardi so I'm off to kettlebell tonight to get my arms summer ready. First bikini holiday with the bf in 12wks, so if I got another stone gone by then I'd be at goal and feeling fabulous!

    In exam mode now in college, so I'm off the drink until the end of May, & considering I drink rum & full fat coke & Guinness, I will hopefully notice a change.

    Go team! :)

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    1. Two big goals! You will def notice the difference with the alcohol! We'll be on your case Miss 'I'm going on a bikini holiday'! You'll be only gawjus!!!!! X

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  12. I'm in for definite! Really looking forward to it! YAY!!!!!
    I'm putting my goal as 1lb a week, meaning 6 pounds before summer! Anything more that 1lb a week will be a bonis, as will all those NON SCALES VICTORIES!

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    1. Brilliant you did so well on the skinny bunnies!!! Yay!! X

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  13. I'm in. I'm 13lbs off goal and would like at least 7 gone by the end of May. I'm going on a shopping trip on the 31st with money in my pocket so want to be as near to goal as possible

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    1. 7 is totally achievable! And nearly a dress size smaller! Yay! x

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  14. I just bought myself a bikini in a size too small. I've decided not to go by the scales. I have endometriosis so my scale weight can fluctuate by as much as 5lbs in the space of a day! V frustrating!

    So, I have bought my bikini & I'm going to take a pic of myself in it tonight, and then on this day every two weeks, so I can compare.

    Not looking forward to the pic tonight, but can't wait to see the last one I take in July! :)

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    1. Brilliant! I have PCOS and like you these stupid hormones can send me up and down on the scales like crazy! Measure yourself too.. It's another good guideline!!! xxx

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  15. Looking forward to the challenge. Going to work on my exercise. I'm going to schedule it like work and meetings. When I put it in the diary it has to be done. Plan on tracking like a mad woman

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    1. Yay! You're my inspiriation!!! Make an appointment with yourself and you will keep it!! I missed your email .. Will get back to you for next week! xxx

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  16. DOLL delighted ur back :) xx im totally in.. have been eating LL AROUND ME since hitting gold card last takeaway tonight wanna hit tenstone for 2 weddings and for hols:) challenge culdnt cum at a better tym xx battle down the hatches the girls are cumn :) xx

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    1. Technology hasn't got me yet! Lol ... Nearly though! Maintenance is the way for you... Great you're in for this one xxx

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  17. Count me in also. Finally got my act together and joined WW last January. I've lost 2 and a half stone but I'm hovering around 13stone 3lb for a couple of weeks now. It's making me antsy.

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    1. Oops, forgot to include my goal which is to lose 7lb

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    2. A little push to get you into the next stone mark will get you back into the groove! Plus everyone on here will be happy to kick you in the pants! They're sweet but tough! Lol x

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  18. ps 10pounds id say is what i want gone :) xx

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  19. Just found this blog, what a star you are. count me in. 6lbswill be great if I can lose it!

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    1. And 6 is very achievable! Gotta be realistic or we tend to aim for numbers we know are just too hard and then when we fail we just jump off the wagon! Can't wait! X

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  20. I want to use this to get to goal, I'm at 11st 11.5lb want to be 11 by June

    Down 1bn this week

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  21. I'm in got to goal two years ago but the weight is slowly slipping back up.....need this to get back in control.

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    1. It can creep back on so easily! Slowly does it and it will come off again! X

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  22. I'm in :)
    goals -
    get to double figures :)
    track track track
    drink ALL my water
    move my butt - I won't get the butt I want by not moving the one I have! LOL
    xx

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  24. Hi, would love to join this also
    current weight 12 stone 8 lbs (3 stone 11lb lost so far)
    would love to be in the 11 stone bracket by the end of this

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    1. Great ... So head down for the next 6 weeks and you can be there!! We're all here to help!!! x

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  25. Count me in - want to lose 8lbs by then. Then I'll have lost 10% of my body weight. Happy days!!!!

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    1. Ooooh I can't wait to get my 10% sticker ... I'll probably print a billboard somewhere lol! Be a great goal to have for the summer!

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  26. Please count me in also!!.. goal:10lbs by the bank holiday:)

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  27. Count me in! This is great need some motivation!!have had a few off weeks!i bought new denim shorts for the summer they fit (just about) would like to look well in them for the summer!my goal is 10lbs!! :)

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    1. Urgh the dreaded shorts! It's all ahead of us! You'll be fab in them by the time we're done! xxx

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  29. oops deleted comment by accident new to this but so glad i found this. started my ww journey yest i have 10 lbs to lose in total. im a new mom to a beautiful little boy now nearly 4 months old!!! so its time to shift those last few pounds. it be great to have it all gone by june BH but even if i was half ways there id be delighted :)

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    1. Aw congrats on your new bundle! Take your time and slowly does it.. You have a lot on your plate already so healthy eating and you'll def get there... Thrilled your here with us!!

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  30. count me in please!! want to get bac to where i was before xmas, which means iv 8lbs to lose, quite do-able i think and this will give me the extra motivation to do it....as will the pair of high waisted shorts i bought that i really really want to fit into (if and when we get the weather for them!!)

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    1. Yep there's a lot of tight shorts in the wardrobes! 8 lbs is very doable! Glad to have you on board!! x

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  31. Me too! Lost 22lb so far and now a bit stuck at 11st0lb.
    My goal would be exercise - need to do some! Going to join the
    JogScotland beginners group at work and ....... stick with it.

    Jo

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    1. Great goal... set yourself a target too.. 1 mile, 5k .. whatever is a challenge and maybe time yourself too... see how much faster/further you are every week?! Brill! x

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  32. Hi, please count me in:-) have the mini marathon that week:-) so exciting thanks for all ur help, Hayley x

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    1. Hey Hayley... welcome! Lots of gals doing the mini marathon on here so you're in good company! xxx

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  33. I'm in doll. Need to lose 5.5lb to get to my 10% goal :)

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    1. oooh the 10% sticker!!! YAY! DONE as gordon would say! x

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  34. I'm in! I lost my weight watchers buddy (she just quit....not good for my motivation.....) so i really need to have something to motivate me! I'm 13lb from goal at the mo (was 2.5 at christmas....) would really like to be down 8lb by june!

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  35. Hi! Count me in please, ive just rejoined(again!) and need something to focus on!
    Queevs!
    PS Love your blog :)

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  36. Hi all! I'm in. Want to be down 7lbs by June. Have changed WW class to a morning weigh-in with a really upbeat and motivating leader. Have got myself a bicycle (thanks to cycle to work scheme) and am going to play tag rugby. I always feel like exercise is a chore so I've decided to branch out and try new things! Team sport that's not uber-competitive (such as Tag) is a fun way to get exercise, committed to a 10 week league so there's no backing out now!! Looking forward to getting tips and motivation from all involved in this challenge!!

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  37. Hi Doll,
    Can I join also (not officially in WW at the mo). Going on hols in 6 weeks from today so this would be brilliant to keep me motivated. Going to try for a full stone but tbh I'd be happy with 10lbs by then. Will move into gym bunny mode this evening (and weigh in at the gym before I start!).

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  38. Hi there,

    I'd like to join in too! Want to have lost 2 stone by then which is another 12.5 lbs! Here's hoping!

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    1. Oops, that should be 8lbs...got my maths wrong...somewhere in between I guess!

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  39. hi id like to join too, iv currently lost 3stone 5.5lbs since last aug. would love to get to 12stone by june or there abouts, thats a loss of 6.5lbs, weigh ins on a monday night! heres hoping :-)

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  40. Hey i never signed in last week - sorry. i stayed the same last week and had 3lbs of yesterday

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