Weight Loss Challenge and Meal Plan - Week One

by Michelle in ,


The husband and I began our weight loss challenge today and confirmed the rules of this challenge last night.  Here are the rules:

  • Weigh-in takes place on Sunday mornings at 7am
  • Weigh-ins are tracked on a spreadsheet that both contestants are able to access
  • Winner is decided based on percentage of body weight lost (previous weight - current weight)/previous weight
  • A winner can only win 3 consecutive times
  • The winner gets to choose something for the loser to do within the week that is not related to our child because doing something with our child should not be considered a punishment.  Examples: taking out the garbage, cleaning toilets, cleaning shower, laundry, watching certain movies WITHOUT distractions, etc
  • In the event that both lose the same percentage, nothing happens
  • In the event that either person gains weight, the individual gets to choose from the following list of pre-determined punishments along with their loser task: (punishment can not be reused until all have been used by the individual)
    • No screen time for one day (TV, Computer, iPad, iPhone, not related to communication
    • No other beverages besides water and coffee for the week
    • No meal outside of the home for the week
    • 2 hours of physical activity within the week
    • 2 servings of green vegetables a day for the week


Here is our meal plan for the week:

Monday - Hearty Cheese Soup

Tuesday - Chicken Enchiladas

Wednesday - Garlic Lime Pork Chops and veggies

Thursday - Sloppy Joes and Sweet Potato Fries

Friday - Tenderloin with Herb Sauce and veggies

Saturday and Sunday morning - Overnight Breakfast Casserole

Saturday - Shrimp Linguini

Sunday - Chicken - Chili Casserole

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