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02-14-2008, 10:53 AM
OK Ladies and Gentlemen - I failed miserably at the V-Day challenge so I would like to try for an Easter one. I need to get my head back in the game so am going to start this thread. If anyone would like to join me that would be great. I'm going to list my goals and see how many of them I actually reach by March 23.

Laurie's Bunny Hop goals:

1. Follow my food plan daily. No veering off course for any BLT's. This means writing and journaling everything I eat. No exceptions.

2. When my new eliptical arrives next week, start exercising at least 3 - 5 times a week. I realize I will have to work up the length of time each exercise period but I will do this in order to be a healthier, happier person.

3. Lose enough weight to get me into the 160's. Currently that's 6 pounds.

If I follow the above 3 goals I will make it. :bunny2:

02-14-2008, 11:04 AM
I'm up for another challenge even tho i also failed at the v-day one. I'm in, i'll get my ticker up probably tomorrow when hopefully my scale is back to normal.

02-14-2008, 11:26 AM
Since I made a Spring Break Goal, I will use the amount I have to reach that goal, which as of yesterday morning was 9.6 lbs. That will put me at 230.

02-14-2008, 11:27 AM
And I would also like to add that I am only going to weigh myself once a week on Mondays. I am so obsesses with the scale that I think that works against me too. So now I have 4 itty, bitty doable things I know I can do from now until March 23.

Debbie - glad to have you join me on this quest. Together we can do this.

02-14-2008, 11:28 AM
Kelly - we were posting at the same time. Welcome to this challenge. We can do this - I just know it!!!

02-14-2008, 11:51 AM
Hey Laurie,

I too would like to join you on this challenge. I was 4 lbs away on my Valentine goal. I had set it at 15 lbs. So, for this one I am going to go for 10 lbs. We can do this.

02-14-2008, 12:02 PM
Yea Dionne for joining Kelly, Debbie and myself. You are right. We can do this.

bradleys mom
02-14-2008, 12:25 PM
Well you all know that I cant pass up a challenge!! I am in for... 10 more lbs... 220!! (wow is that a real number?!)

02-14-2008, 12:38 PM
Okay, I'm in! I didn't make my V-day goal, but this time I think I'll set a more reasonable goal for me. I'm such a slow, I am going to be more practical and go for 8 lbs.

I am going to make a personal goal to get on my treadmill at least three times a week too.

Good luck all!

02-14-2008, 12:53 PM
OK I didn't make the Vday goal either but I am bound and determined to make this one! My goal is going to be 8 lbs as well Paula!
I feel like I ususally lose 1.5 a week. So this should be doable. I am excited! That will put me at 173! Let do this!

02-14-2008, 01:59 PM
Ooops! I made my ticker for 10 so I guess I am in for 10 I am not changing it again! Ha!

02-14-2008, 02:34 PM
i haven't joined a challenge in a long while..maybe i will this time around. i'll shoot for 6lbs. that would put me at 190. i've been struggling for every pound as of lately..since i haven't been this low in over it's hard, but i'll give it a try!

02-14-2008, 03:38 PM
I'd like to join in the challenge if you guys don't mind. I want to lose 10 lbs by Easter, which will put me at my first mini goal of 240 lbs. I also need to make sure I exercise at least 4 days a week.

02-14-2008, 04:18 PM
I am sitting here feeling miserable about my weight and my failed efforts to stick to plan. So, I am recommitted ..I must do this before I shed my winter coats and sweaters for spring and summer clothes!!

I am in on the challenge....just updated siggy.

Tuesday Cool
02-15-2008, 12:55 AM
I am in. Easter is 5 weeks away. My first thought was to go in for 5#'s but with the challenges I have over the next month I may be in for disaster. I am traveling 3 out of those 5 week so loss may be beyond my grasp. So my Easter goal is to maintain my current weight of 170 for the entire 5 weeks 3 days.
No kidding if I lose any weight that will just be gravy.
My challenge goals:
1) I will exercise everyday
2) I will stay on plan to the best of my abilities without causing personal stress and turmoil.
3) I will enjoy my accomplishments of the last 6 weeks without regret, distress, or sorrow.
4) I will not regain any of the weight I fought so hard to lose over the last 5 months.

02-15-2008, 08:11 AM
I'm in, with a goal to loose 5 pounds. They are coming off slower and slower, but I'm committed to do the best I can!

02-15-2008, 11:53 AM
ok so i got my ticker up and running. when i get to my bunny hop challenge goal i'll be 13lbs away from my ultimate goal. I cant wait! Ladies we can do this.

02-15-2008, 12:10 PM
Okay okay... I'll do it! :-) Put me down for 10 pounds! I will set up my ticker pronto! I'm starting at 225 and I want to be 215... that'll put me at my halfway point! Yay!

02-15-2008, 01:10 PM
I am so excited that all of you are joining me in my quest for the next 37 days. We must all vow to stay focused and not beat ourselves up if we happen to slip along the way. We will just get back up and keep moving towards our goal. We can do this with each other!!!!!!

02-18-2008, 01:49 PM
Just bumping this up in case anyone else wants to join in.

So far I've done pretty well with my food choices. The eliptical gets delivered this Thursday afternoon so I can start my workouts that very night.

Good luck to everyone.

02-18-2008, 01:58 PM
I met my Half way point this saturday! Whooo! I am out of the 180's! I never thought it would happen! Ha! Hopefully I maintain that weigh... Oh 179 I love you! Ha!

02-18-2008, 02:00 PM
Cecilia - you ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep up the good work.

02-18-2008, 02:42 PM
Yay Cecilia!! Woo Hoo! I'm so flippin' happy for you!

02-18-2008, 06:02 PM
Okay, I had told myself no more challenges for a while but if I can lose 10lbs by Easter that puts me only 25lbs away from my goal. I can do this!

02-18-2008, 06:50 PM
I also failed miserably at the V-Day challenge but this time I vow I won't. I am setting a personal goal to get below 230. I am aiming for 225 which would be 10.8 lbs but as long as I can get out of the 230's and start working on the 220's I'll be very happy. Gonna go and add a ticker now.

02-19-2008, 12:55 PM
I'm in for 8 lbs!

02-19-2008, 01:41 PM
Ok I am back up but I am not going to change my ticker. 181.6 so I am .6 above where I started. UGH! Back on track now.

bradleys mom
02-21-2008, 12:22 PM
Good Morning!! How is everyone? As you can see I am still above my starting weight, but I am confident that I will be at 230 (again) by this weekend...

02-21-2008, 05:44 PM
I'm in too. This will be my first challenge and I'm looking forward to it. I'm going to make my goal 10 lbs (188 lbs.). Good Luck everyone!


02-21-2008, 11:18 PM
I'm in for 11 pounds. I need motivation now that I am on my own...

Tuesday Cool
02-23-2008, 11:46 AM
My only goal was to not gain during this challenge so success should be within my reach. I just returned from Vegas where I was often forced to eat poorly but all in all I did ok. the scale said up 3# but I think much of that is retained H2O and TOM issues. I will be back in fighting weight by the time I leave for China. That will be my greatest challenge as the food will be great and choices limited. I think it will be worth coming back and having to refocus my efforts.

02-23-2008, 12:07 PM
Tuesday hang in there you can do it!.

I'm down from my start but i'm not changing the ticker until monday. Its my official WI day. I'm still going pretty strong and i'm determined to meet this goal.

02-25-2008, 11:56 AM
where are all my challenge buddies? I'm down to 153 but the darn tickerfactory is acting up so i cant change the ticker right now. I was at 151.6 yesterday but for some reason i'm retaining water or something. It never fails, mondays i'm always up from what i was on sunday but that could be because our sunday ritual lunch is subway and usually some FF ice cream after dinner (which i didnt have yesterday but had on saturday). Oh well 2lbs is still great.

How's it going ladies?

02-25-2008, 12:31 PM
I'm down one pound this morning. Slow and steady...

02-25-2008, 03:52 PM
I'm down 2 lbs...only 8 more to go. :D

02-25-2008, 04:31 PM
I was only down ounces....I weigh on Thursdays only..Hopefully I can update POUNDS!!


02-25-2008, 07:27 PM
Hello guys I am somewhat a NEWBIE here. Count me in ;)

My Bunny Hop Challenge starting - Tuesday, Feb. 26

I will drink 9 glasses of water instead of 8 glasses
I will use my treadmill 4 or 5 times a week
Put me down for a 7 pound weight loss by Easter
Current weight as of Tuesday, Feb. 26 (223 pounds)

Tuesday Cool
02-26-2008, 10:12 AM
Kennedy, glad to have the company! Welcome aboard. Lets get ready to lose!

bradleys mom
02-26-2008, 11:16 AM
Whoa, my ticker is going in the wrooong direction....

I hope to catch up, I had a really off week...

But I may end up dropping this challenge if I (hopefully) end up pregnant in a couple weeks!!!

02-26-2008, 02:14 PM
I was down 2 pounds this morning... from last friday.. so that makes nearly 3 pounds so far! Woo Hoo! Easter will be exacly one year from when I first met my DBF's parents... so I want to look EXTRA good! POP!

bradleys mom
02-26-2008, 05:54 PM
Michie, you look awesome, your face looks soooo much thinner!!!

02-27-2008, 11:09 AM
OK, I am down 1.4 lbs this week.

02-27-2008, 05:24 PM
Michie -Nice loss! You look Great!
Kim - Good luck with TTC!
Kelly - Nice loss!
We are all doing soo great! Congrats!

02-28-2008, 07:40 AM
i'm down 2lbs for this challenge so far. :)

02-28-2008, 05:02 PM
Down 2lbs for the challenge so far!

02-29-2008, 05:12 PM
I say we let go of the failures and start anew!

Sorry, I’m all inspired and obnoxious today. The sun is shining here in Iowa and it’s not freezing out. I’m so sick of this winter weather.

I have been bouncing around the same 5 pounds for a month now. I’m so over it! Time to see a real, permanent loss!! My goal is to lose those 5 pounds for real!

If I make my goal, I am going to reward myself with a nice basket or bowl to put on my dining room table. I will keep it filled with wonderful fresh fruit.

Tuesday Cool
02-29-2008, 10:29 PM
Jill, Love the attitude! Keep it up and you will show us all how it is done!
I, personally, have stayed with my goal. I am still at 170 even with my trip to Vegas, a cold, and considerable stress at work. That is good enough for me!

03-01-2008, 03:44 PM
I am down 2.5 lbs. Ticker only shows 2 due to the rounding but it is 2.5. Slow and steady!!

03-02-2008, 11:17 AM
Hey Guys! Just checking in to let you know that everything is going well. I have been following through on all my challenges. I feel good, clothes are feeling a little lose and I have a little bit more energy than usual. It feels as if I lost 20 pounds which I know that is not the case (wishful thinking) but I do feel good.

However, I made a promise to myself that I would not weigh myself once a week due to the fact that I get to obsessed with the scale. So I will post my weight on Tuesday, March 11 which is two weeks from when I started this Bunny Hop Challenge.

Thanks guys for this wonderful motivating thread and congratulations to all of you who have been achieving your goals you have set for the Bunny Hop Challenge. ~ I will check in next week. :D

03-03-2008, 11:06 AM
Hi everyone. I was going great on my challenge but for some reason my WL slowed down this week and i'm only down .4oz since last monday. I dont know whats going on but it better go back to normal soon. I really want to make my 8lb goal this time.

I hope you all are doing well.

03-03-2008, 02:38 PM
Good Afternoon Everyone. I've been MIA for the past couple of weeks. My DD had the baby and I've been helping her out and needless to say, I've gone up on the scale instead of down. So I must report that I am now revising my goal for this challenge and just try to get back down to 173 instead of into the 160's. I know I can do this if I just keep my mind clear and focused on what I know I should be eating instead of listening to my inner fat girl telling me that I can have the Easter candy that's at my house right now!! Boy, is she ever evil!!!!

03-03-2008, 03:05 PM
The scale was my friend this morning! Even after a few too many "liquid starches" Friday night! Down 2 lbs! Very motiviating to stay on track this week, as 2 lbs/week is my weekly goal!

Tuesday, that is awesome that you maintained through a trip to Vegas. Was it business or pleasure?

Tuesday Cool
03-04-2008, 10:20 AM
Vegas was business. I attended Western Veterinary Conference with a friend (that part was pleasure).

03-05-2008, 12:09 AM
I'm still at 246. I'm doing a take off to hopefully get things moving a bit faster. (

03-05-2008, 12:21 PM
WI this morning and down 1.8 lbs. I shoot for 2 lbs a week, but since my workout routine went to Hades this week, I won't complain about a good loss. Since I thought it was going to be MUCH smaller.

I have 1.8 lbs to go to reach my Bunny Goal :woohoo:

Hope everyone is doing well!

03-05-2008, 02:45 PM
Hey everybody,

Just checking in to say that the scale was good to me today. A 2.5lb loss since Friday.

Congrats to everyone on what you have lost so far.

Keep up the good work.

03-06-2008, 04:16 PM
Hay there bunny hoppers! I was down 1.6 today at WI. 177.4! I was soo excited!

03-06-2008, 06:13 PM
Way to go Cecil!!!!

03-06-2008, 07:13 PM
Thanks Dionne! Congrats to you too! You are doing awesome! You passed me right by! Ha! Great job everyone!

bradleys mom
03-06-2008, 09:50 PM
Hey guys, I just finished up a second POP day.. Feels pretty good, I could even tell a difference in my energy levels today. I hope to be 230 by the time I find out I am pregnant (or even less).

03-08-2008, 12:49 PM
Great Job KIM! Way to stay POP. I know I would have a hard time eating good if I was pregnant or plannin on being pregnant.. I always thought of it as a free for all. I really admire your positive out look on eating healthy while you are pregnant.

Seriously I love Plan 2 I have lost like 4 lbs in a week. I don't remember losing that much since like the 1st month! I am totally motivated! I am at 175! 4 more lbs till my easter goal! Might be the first one I meet!
Have a great weekend Ladies!

03-08-2008, 11:50 PM
Sounds like everyone is doing great.

I did the take off and it helped so much. I'm now down to 242. I've lost 8 lbs for this challenge so far and 25 lbs total since I began. 2 more lbs will get me to my first goal of 10% of my body weight and my goal for this challenge. I can't wait so that I can start on the next 10%.

03-11-2008, 10:45 AM
I am down 7 pounds since I started the Bunny Hop Challenge. I am so happy and excited.:goodscale

03-11-2008, 12:22 PM
Gosh you guys are all doing so good! I'm impressed.

I've been really sick and just started feeling better today. I wasn't POP while I was ill, but did manage to maintain. I hope to start seeing the numbers decline this week!!

03-11-2008, 12:49 PM
My goal is in sight but i have a rough weekend coming up so hopefully by the following week i'll be able to reach my goal. WTG losers!!!

03-11-2008, 02:40 PM
Debbie you are so close! You can do it!

I am halfway to my goal... Woo Hoo! I really need to see some good loss because my motivation needs something to hold onto! Good luck to all and congrats to you losers! :carrot:

bradleys mom
03-12-2008, 01:24 PM
Hey everybody, as you probably can see on the losers and freinds board, I change my whole weight loss goal, so I am strting new today, and changed my bunny hop goal too (especially since I am still higher than my starting weight) I am shooting 4.5 lbs by Easter!

03-12-2008, 02:19 PM
I made my Bunny Goal. I jumped right on him and demanded that Chocolate (just kidding).

Thanks everyone!

03-12-2008, 02:24 PM
Congratulations Kelly. You did awesome. Keep up the good work and you'll be at goal before you know it!!!

03-12-2008, 02:31 PM
Great Job Kelly! You are doing awesome! Keep it up! You will be there in no time!

03-15-2008, 01:39 PM
2 lbs to go for easter goal! Will it happen? I am sooo nervous! I have a week. HA!

03-17-2008, 10:47 AM
Horray!!! I've met my bunny hop challenge goal. It was also my first 10% goal which means I've also lost a whole 10% of my original body weight. I can't believe I did it and I'm sooo excited!!!

Tuesday Cool
03-17-2008, 12:39 PM
Joylove, great job! you should be very proud of yourself! When the going get tough remember this feeling and keep going.

bradleys mom
03-17-2008, 02:32 PM
Well, looks like I wont be losing anything by Easter!

I'm pregnant! Yay!

Tuesday Cool
03-18-2008, 08:53 AM
Just back from my China trip. We were fed three great meals a day and I am sure I gained. Right now I am afraid to weigh myself. Can only wear elastic or draw string pants and my bra hurts.
I need to get back on plan and back in gear. Thinking of trying TO today and tomorrow for a refocus. Must go grocery shopping first as there is no food in the house. Wish me luck I will need to be back at starting place by Sunday.
Glad to be in daylight savings time as I have more time to walk in the evenings.
Traditional Chinese medicine says that you should walk after your evening meal not before.

03-18-2008, 11:49 AM
Well, looks like I wont be losing anything by Easter!

I'm pregnant! Yay!


I am so excited for you.

03-19-2008, 12:04 PM
Just checking in to see how everyone is doing since Sunday is Easter (and either the end of Spring Break or the beginning for you parents out there).

I am pleased, I made my goal, but have found I have been slacking a little, so as of last night, I am fully back on track. Help me stay there ... please!

03-19-2008, 01:48 PM
Kelly nice job meeting your goal! Keep up the good work! Only 5 days left of the challange. I have 2 lbs to go! Hopefully I make it! Good luck to all of you who are still trying to meet your goal and congrats to everyone who has met it! You are all POPSTARS!

03-22-2008, 12:41 PM
Today is my last WI before Easter. And guess what? I didn't make my goal Again. Ugh! Sooo frustrating. Oh well at least I lost. Right? Hope everyone else had better luck than me! Congrats to all who made there goal!

03-22-2008, 02:12 PM
well, i'm one pound away from my goal this time..good try though! almost made it.

03-22-2008, 03:05 PM
I WI for the last time yesterday too and I was 1 pound away from my goal. Boo! I will consider myself there though because that is the closest I've been to one of these challenge goals... and I have been pretty consistent with the losing lately so I am happy. Have a Happy Easter all!

Tuesday Cool
03-23-2008, 09:12 AM
Well, I officially did not make goal! All I was trying for was not gaining any weight over the 6 weeks and Failed in the last week! I have been carb loading all week trying to overcome my jetlag. I will not tell you haw much liquid fruit I consumed Friday night and I ate at least 4oz of triple cream brie on baguette for my dinner.
I am up 4# and really look it. I feel dumpy, sluggish and yucky. I just gotta get back on plan.
Today I will get my feet moving and exercise. Tomorrow I will throw myself into a TO. I will not fail.

03-24-2008, 10:33 AM
Morning Ladies.

So i've met my bunny hop challenge goal and i'm so proud of myself.

GL to the rest of you.

Whats the next challenge? :lol:

03-24-2008, 02:19 PM
Well, I spent the last month re-losing...again. So, I only banked a couple pounds for the challenge. On to the next one...

03-24-2008, 04:48 PM
Amazing enough, I stepped on the scale yesterday and was EXACTLY at this goal weight.

Today, I was up 2 lbs by no fault of my own. Have been POP. Must be water weight or something.

Technically, I made this goal. I'm more excited that I am FINALLY over the 25 lb hump. I am down 26 pounds today and still going strong.

Hope everyone is doing well!

03-24-2008, 05:48 PM
Jill! Congrats I am soo proud of you! I remember the first day you came to the boards! You are doing great! Keep it up!

03-24-2008, 05:57 PM
Thanks Cec! I have been struggling alot the last month or so, slipped back into my old, party-girl ways pretty badly! Had to check myself!

I feel like I'm back on track. It was nice to see some results!