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Get off to a great start with the New Year New Me Challenge. Complete the challenge and you'll be well on your way to the New Me you want to be.

There's a great new challenge for 2017 take a look!

The Challenge is an 9 week plan of activities designed to boost your motivation and make changes to your habits that will help you lose weight and maintain your loss.

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Choose up to 3 new habits each week
Lose weight steadily and sustainably
Reach your goal and celebrate!

How Does The New Year New Me Challenge Work?

Choose up to three challenge tasks to complete each week, get a reward for each task you complete, collect 18 rewards in 6-9 weeks to meet the challenge.

Use Your New Start New Me Book

Your book is included with your WLR membership

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Plan Your Work-Day Lunches

Keep yourself going till dinner for less calories

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Start Exercising

Just 10 minutes a day is enough to get you moving

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Miniaturise Your Treats

Have the tastes you want with fewer calories

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Weigh in Often

Keep yourself on track

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Try a New Activity

Get yourself moving and motivated with a new activity

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Save Up for the Weekend

Be a saint in the week so you can sin at the weekends!

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Cut Down the Alcohol

Great for your belly and your self control

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Weigh Your Cereal

Get wise to what's really in that bowl

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Cook Something Different

Create a couple of new healthy and delicious dishes

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Get More Exercise

Really make a difference to how much you burn

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Get Your Beauty Sleep

You'll be less inclined to eat more than you need...

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Eat More Fruit and Veg

Make it easier to lose weight

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Tone Up that Tummy

Get that belly burning fat - instead of storing it

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Each week choose the tasks which you think will help you the most. You can do each task for up to 3 weeks.

Complete your chosen tasks each day and see your progress tick up towards your reward.

Collect 18 rewards in 9 weeks to complete the challenge and be well on the way to your New Me.

Join Weight Loss Resources and Take the New Year New Me Challenge

Once you're logged in - click on the Challenges tab to get started. Don't forget to check out the New Year New Me message board.

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Full Task Information

Use Your New Start New Me Book

Spend at least 5 minutes with your New Start New Me book, on 3 separate days of the week. Answer some questions, read some inspirations, read and think about what you have written.

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Plan Your Work-Day Lunches

Taking control of lunchtime food can make a huge difference to daily calorie intake. Use the WLR planner to plan lunches for at least 5 days of the week. Make your lunches high in protein and/or fibre for that fuller for longer feeling. Think filling soups, beans, chicken, fish, jacket spuds. The point about planning is that you can have food you enjoy, in the right portion size for you, without resorting to mass-produced cardboard sandwiches or greasy fast food.

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Start Exercising

To meet the challenge you need to get 70 minutes of exercise during the course of the week. This is an average of only 10 minutes a day, but you can do as much as you want, on any days you choose, of any exercise that you can find in the WLR exercise database. Add the exercise you do to your exercise diary so your challenge progress can be tracked.

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Miniaturise Your Treats

Everyone craves sweets, chocolate and savoury snacks at certain times - how much you eat of your chosen treats can make a huge difference to your overall calorie intake, and therefore your weight. Often, the taste we crave will be satisfied with a small, slowly eaten portion of our treat. The challenge is to limit treats to a maximum of 2 per day, with no more than 100 calories each. So, a couple of chocolates from the Christmas tin, 5 Ritz crackers, 2 Rich Tea biscuits (but only one Chocolate Digestive) etc - look up some of your favourite sweet treats in the food database to see what portion size will bring you in under the 100 calorie mark. To qualify for the challenge, add no more than two treats to your food diary each day using the 'treats' meal type on at least five days of the week.

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Weigh In Often

Weigh yourself and update your weight in Goals and Results on at least four days of the week.

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Try a New Activity

From cycling, or badminton, to a new-to-you fitness DVD or class: any activity that gets you moving faster than normal (eg aerobics, body-pump) or making more effort than normal (eg muscle toning type exercise like yoga or Pilates or weight training). To qualify for the challenge, post a message about your new experience on the New Activity message board. It doesn't have to be a long, detailed message - if you're a person of few words - 'did a spinning class - glad I was at the back!' will be fine.

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Save Up for the Weekend

A lot of people wouldn't put on weight if every day was a weekday! We tend to eat less during the week than we do at weekends - so save some calories so you can afford a bit of extra indulgence at the weekend. For example, if your calorie allowance is 1250 per day, only eating an average of 1100 a day Monday to Friday will give you an extra 750 to indulge at the weekend, without affecting your overall chosen rate of weight loss. To qualify for this challenge, you need to enter all you eat and drink into your food diary, and stay below your daily calorie quota, at least five days of the week. Your Calories History Report will tell you how many extra calories you have managed to save for the weekend.

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Cut Out Alcohol

Having a complete rest from alcohol will be great for your health, good for your belly, and good for your sense of self control. In order to meet this challenge, you must enter every alcoholic drink that passes your lips into your food diary. Your challenge tracker will be looking for all seven days in a week to be alcohol free.

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Have 5 Alcohol Free Days

Having some alcohol free days will be good for your health, good for your belly, and good for your sense of self control. In order to meet this challenge, you must enter every alcoholic drink that passes your lips into your food diary. Your challenge tracker will be looking for five alcohol free days in each week.

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Have 6 Alcohol Free Days

Having some alcohol free days will be good for your health, good for your belly, and good for your sense of self control. In order to meet this challenge, you must enter every alcoholic drink that passes your lips into your food diary. Your challenge tracker will be looking forsix alcohol free days in each week.

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Weigh Your Cereal

It seems that breakfast cereal is one of the things that people find the hardest to estimate the weight of. It's very easy to put 50g into a bowl, when you think you're only having a 'normal' 30g portion. So this task is to weigh your breakfast cereal on 5 mornings of the week. You'll need to enter your cereal into your food diary, under the meal type 'breakfast' in order for this task to be tracked for the challenge.

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Cook Something Different

Input at least one new evening meal and one new lunch into your My Recipes section of WLR. These can be whatever you want, from a quick packed lunch to a gourmet dinner. Inputting the recipes will enable you to get creative and play around with ingredients and quantities until you come up with the number of calories you want.

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Get More Exercise 1

To meet the challenge you need to get 100 minutes of exercise during the course of the week. This is an average of only 15 minutes a day, but you can do as much as you want, on any days you choose, of any exercise that you can find in the WLR exercise database. Add the exercise you do to your exercise diary so your challenge progress can be tracked.

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Get More Exercise 2

To meet the challenge you need to get 150 minutes of exercise during the course of the week. You can do as much as you want, on any days you choose, of any exercise that you can find in the WLR exercise database. Add the exercise you do to your exercise diary so your challenge progress can be tracked.

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Get Your Beauty Sleep

Studies Show that a lack of adequate sleep can contribute to weight gain. Resolve to get 8 hours sleep time on at least 5 nights a week. You'll need to input your 'went to sleep' and 'got up' times on at least five days of the week to qualify.

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Eat More Fruit and Veg: Get Three a Day

If you really struggle with this, choose 3 a day for the challenge, if you feel you're pretty good at getting your fruit and veg, choose 5 a day. Your portion can be a single piece of fruit such as an apple, or a portion of smaller fruits like grapes, or a serving of mixed fruits such as fruit salad. You must enter the fruit and veg you eat into your food diary, your diary will add up the portions for you.

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Eat More Fruit and Veg: Get Five a Day

If you really struggle with this, choose 3 a day for the challenge, if you feel you're pretty good at getting your fruit and veg, choose 5 a day. Your portion can be a single piece of fruit such as an apple, or a portion of smaller fruits like grapes, or a serving of mixed fruits such as fruit salad. You must enter the fruit and veg you eat into your food diary, your diary will add up the portions for you.

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Tone Up Your Tummy 1

Do crunches for 1 minute a day. The best way to do this is to slot your crunches in at convenient moments: maybe before you get dressed in the morning, or after you brush your teeth at night. You can use whatever type of crunch/technique that takes your fancy - just do them. To qualify for the challenge, enter the crunches you do into your exercise diary each day.

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Tone Up Your Tummy 2

Do crunches for 2 minutes a day. The best way to do this is to slot your crunches in at convenient moments: maybe before you get dressed in the morning, or after you brush your teeth at night. You can use whatever type of crunch/technique that takes your fancy - just do them. To qualify for the challenge, enter the crunches you do into your exercise diary each day.

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Tone Up Your Tummy 3

Do crunches for 3 minutes a day. The best way to do this is to slot your crunches in at convenient moments: maybe before you get dressed in the morning, or after you brush your teeth at night. You can use whatever type of crunch/technique that takes your fancy - just do them. To qualify for the challenge, enter the crunches you do into your exercise diary each day.

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