When it comes right down to it, 8 weeks is pretty short in the grand scheme of things. There were times during the challenge when 8 weeks seemed REALLY long! I agree with what Steve and Melanie said in their posts. Some of us saw some great results with intense pushing the last 8 weeks. My hope is that everyone made some healthy habits that can be a consistent part of your life long term.
Progress is progress! Keep up the good work after you celebrate the challenge being over!