Easter is 39 days away...That is 5 weeks...At 2 pounds a week that is 10 pounds...That is do-able.
So I am starting a challenge. I will stay Op for 5 weeks, exercise at least 3 times every week, drink my water, monitor my fat, calories, and carb intake...get my butt moving, so Mr. Scale will get moving to the left...for once.
We can take it one week at a time.
Here are my goals for the remainder of this week...Monday will start week #1 officially.
I will drink 64 ounces of water a day.
I will work out 3 times this week.
I will stay Op and will keep track of my fat, calories, and carb intake.
Together we can have a thinner easter. (Better easter pictures!!!! I looked like a fat cow in lat years...Yuck!! Of course I did just have a baby...but this year there is no excuse!)
Let's Do it ladies!!! Who is with me????
02-21-2002, 09:19 AM
Well yesterday I stayed Op. I did not do so good on my water intake, and I didn't keep track of my calories, and everything. Also, no exercise, MIL came out, so I did not get to work out because I had company.:( I will do something today. I hope to weight lift some, and maybe an exercise tape.
I hope there are a few others who want to do this challenge with me:^:
Is anyone out there??????
02-22-2002, 08:31 AM
BUNNY CHALLENGE??? WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT??
I love it!! lets just hop to it!!
I want to wobbit 10 lbs off!!!
I cotton that I can hop to and and Lop that Fluffy tail in to shape!!
LOL I can not think if anything else. I am here with you.
that means for me to be much more aware of my intake.
I have been good but not watching the amounts not the calories and that means for me to be somwhere in the 1800 cal range
with 30-40 carbs and
maintain the exercise.
I am here sarge!!! TReporting for duty! (I am starting today)
02-22-2002, 09:20 AM
Well yesterday, I fell off a little bit at the end of the day, but basically did well.
:) I drank 64+ ounces of water....my goal for this week.
I counted carbs, and cals, and fat, for most of the day....
But I was very fat this morning!:( ....water retention, I guess...
I did not exercise....:(
I will move my butt tonight! Even if it's just running up and down my stairs. (there are 16 of them....I counted just for that reason.) I will do a little strength training too. My sister is going to get the boys tonight, so I should have time.
Stay Op, and let's lose it!
You are on a roll Sue...a big loss, and lots of motivation! Keep it up!
02-25-2002, 07:08 AM
I am in, I will report tomorrow
Official start date 2/ 25
Goals for today are:
drink 115 oz water
workout 1 hour aerobic
30 mins weight training
02-25-2002, 11:11 AM
Welcome aboard Pat!!!
Official goals this week
80 ounces of water a day....
Work out 30 minutes for 4 days this week....2 weight.....2 cardio
Keep calories under 1800....stay OP...Lower carb reward meals
Goals for today:
Walk for 45 minutes...maybe run a little
80 ounces of water....keep reward meal low carb
No carb lunch
Under 1800 calories...
I got some supplements....centrum one a day, some chromium for cravings, and a "fat Burner" "Results for women"....I know I know The fat burner is not good for me....I just need something for some energy to get me pepped back up, and then I will quit them...I hate popping pills!
Sat: I walked 1 mile
Sun: ran steps, lift weights, basically moved for 20 minutes....
Have a great Day..Stay Op....drink your water....move your body!....Hopping my weigh to 190!!!!:lol:
02-26-2002, 10:14 AM
Goals this week: drink 80 ounces of water a day
Exercise 4 times this week fro 30 minutes....2 cardio...2 weights
Stay OP, count calories, stay low carb
Goals for today:
Drink 80 ounces of water....8 ounces before I eat anything else.
Weight lift...30 minutes today.
Stay Op....1800 calories....limit carbs
I dyed my hair the night before last...I was a blonde, and have been for years...now it is DARk brown...and surprisingly I like it. My eyes look better, my skin looks better...my BF loves it...he has a thing for brunettes. So I am feeling pretty good about myself today.
I fell off program alittkle last night...I didn't want too, but ...well here's the story....Bf was off yesterday. Devin is sick (again!) so i had to leave work and take him to the doctor. After all this runnnin around I got home at about 8:00. My bF had fixed a wonderful dinner of baked chicken, stuffing:devil: and scalloped potatoes:devil:and I had already had my reward meal!!! But I didn't want to hurt his feelings so I ate one small helping of the potatoes,and the stuffing, and piled up on the chicken. I didn't exercise either...I was too tired! So this will be my day off.
Where is everyone?
Hope to see you guys soon.
Hopping off 10 pounds by Easter!
02-26-2002, 11:59 AM
My goals are to get through TOM with out falling badly!!!
Just started today, noticing i have been trying to much a bit too much but now i know why. I have about 4 lbs of fluid on me. so it is drink drink drink till it is gone!!!
Melody i would have eaten too so do not let that get you down, it is the thought that counts and you did great by having one small helping, that was better than eating the whole thing!!! :lol: I think you would look lovely
Pat glad to see you have joined us in this hopping bunny challenge. I am hoping to report wonderful things by easter!!!
02-27-2002, 02:52 PM
Good Morning Bunnies!!!!!
I worked out last night....strength training....did some Yoga moves, crunches, "supermen", squats, lunges, leg lifts, calf raises, bicep curls, tricep extenxions, flys, etc. I must have done something right because Ouch! my hamstrings are sore.!!! So are my inner thighs....that is a good thing though!
I stayed Op all day yesterday, did not get all my water in, but will today. I do think that chromium pill is helping me with the cravings....I am popping one everyday...along with my vitamin, and my fat burners...they give me energy I don't think they are actually burning any fat....but we will see if I think they are helping any.
32 days left in this challenge!!!! :eek:
Let's kick some A$$ ladies!!!!:strong:
:moo: MOOOVING MY "WEIGH TO 190 BY EASTER!!!!(they didn't have a bunny!):lol:
02-28-2002, 08:58 AM
Hello fellow hoppers!
Where is everyone today????
I am Op, and feeling fine!
Weigh in is tomorrow and I am hoping for a loss, although if I don't have a gain I will be fine with that, considering I am sure I gained last week....so if I am 201 or below I will be happy....if I am below 199, I will be ecstatic!!!!
I drank my water yesterday!:D
I stayed OP!:D
I did not work out!:( I will use that as my day off, I have to work out 4 times this week...I have 2 down...2 to go.
My thighs, and hamstrings are still sore from the strength training I did night before last...:strong:
Well ladies I will check in tomorrow!:jig:
03-01-2002, 09:29 AM
QUIT LURKING AND JOIN THIS CHALLENGE!!! THERE ARE 59 OF YOU OUT THERE WHO HAVE BEEN LURKING, AND WE WANT YOU TO LOSE WEIGHT WITH US!!!!!!! COME ON THE MORE THE MERRIER!!!
WELL i AM DOING FINE....JUST CHUGGING ALONG...i DID CHEAT YESTERDAY....HAD TO HAVE SOME FRIES.....:o BAD GIRL...THE SCALE MIGHT HAVE READ 198 IF I HADN'T ATE THOSE!!! THAT'S A DUMB THING TO DO....CHEAT THE NIGHT BEFORE WEIGH IN!!!
Anyway, I didn't work out...but I did a few exercises on my swiss exercise ball...while watching a movie....will work my buns off this weekend though there is no excuse....I have too!!!
I hope you ladies have a wonderful Op weekend. I am planning on staying Op, drinking 80 ounces of water a day...taking my supplemets like I should, and doing everything possibe to lose this weight!!!
:sheep: "Hopping" my "weigh" to 190 pounds by Easter!!!! (If I keep repeating it...it will happen...Stay focused!)
03-01-2002, 12:47 PM
I have been nibbeling!!! UGH!!! time to get it right!! no more nibbeling they do add up!!!
now i did not weigh i am still fluid filled from the pizza and frenchfries!! so next week. time to take this 10 lb bunny challenge serously!!!
03-05-2002, 09:41 AM
Doesn't it just figure that I would get all psyched up and I would get the flu???
I haven't eaten much so maybe the flu will help me lose some! My tummy is rolling as we speak. The thought of food sickens me! I wish I could keep this feeling!:lol:
I hopefully will be better by tomorrow so I can work out on my new elliptical...I am psyched and ready....I just ned to get some energy!
10 pounds to go! We can do this!!!
03-06-2002, 02:04 AM
So far so good. I am OP drinking 128 oz water everyday with out fail and looking forward to Friday to weigh in. I will be thrilled just to lose a couple of pounds. I have 11 to re lose. I will not deduct those 11 pounds as weight off until I am back to the point where I was which was 304. That is where I stuck like granite. So while I will of course tell you how I have done, I am sticking with the original 338 starting weight and will just continue on.
Hey, Lodyangel you tell those lurkers my girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Get on the bus folks we'll make room. The hardest thing I ever did was to join a support group but it was the best choice I have ever made. I looked at everyone on the web and here is the greatest, gee sometimes I can be really smart and believe me I was brilliant when I took this step.
For those who have been through all this with me ........
as you know I have two elderly children(felines) left. Both are possitive with feline Leukemia but are doing quite well for girls nearly 17 years old. I give them medicine everyday and while my beautiful little Chi Blossum has lost an eye due to this disease she ok otherwise. Simba is failing But I give her a lot of time to cuddle and know how cherished she is to her Mommy. In the long run, when it is all said and done it is all we can do for our loved ones be they in flesh or fur. Dan brought in Nicky as you may know and she slipped out the door the day before she was to be fixed. She stayed out for days. Hubby did not believe she would be pregnant......of course she is! I knew it without a single doubt.
I still miss my beloved son each and every day but I am grateful to have had him over 1/3 of my life. I keep our picture beside me on the computer desk so that I can see Tiny's sweet face. Life goes on as it should and there is much to do with all the visitors this spring and Summer. We are planning our garden and believe it or not I still have pecans to mail out. Boy will that open up some freezer space!!!!!!!
I am getting more and more active but building up is slow work. Falling on my face is not my idea of fun and I have come close a couple of times. I hope I will not always be a shut in and I hope to be stronger. I pray (when I talk to God) and meditate ( when I listen for Guidance). I am working to be friends with this poor abused body but it will take time. Still I am feeling much , much better but the ups and downs are quite normal, physically for a person with a chronic illness. Mentally I am much better too and I must make sure of that the body follows the mind and I can't afford to lose ground! LOL. Well my water calls and before long it will have to be a mad dash so I shall close for now.
Take care all
03-06-2002, 12:23 PM
Hello Rabbits, and welcome Pam! I am glad that you have decicded to hop towards your goal with us Bunnies! We are happy to have everyone!
I am using today to rededicate myself to my program and to this challenge...with this new house and everything I am letting too much get in my way. So today I am getting what I want, and I want to work out. I am tired of reading the excuses on this board...I was sick...I had company...I had too much house work! Screw that! I have to put me first! So today I am putting me first I am going to work out-cardio and strength training and I am going to continue to, 5 days a week until the end of the month! No excuses accepted....Do what I am suppose to, and reap the benefits, or don't and stay fat! That's the bottom line!
Pam, I am happy to read that you are getting stronger...take it slow you are in my prayers!
03-07-2002, 01:47 AM
Well, it was a busy day for me, that is. I have so much to do and wish I had the real ability to really get in and get it done but.....slowly ......but surely!!!!! We are getting ready to paint the entire house and I really want to texture the walls. I wish my hands had not been so affected, my artistic mind wants to do so many things.... murals and effects and ...and... LOL The body on the other hand says quietly , just try it sucker!!!!! Oh well. I have to laugh my mind still just doesn't see obstacles!!!!! After all these years you'd think that mind frame would change but I am glad the artist in me is still alive and kicking if only in the mind. Life is change who knows that could change too. However I have to sketch out the beginning of our landscaping which will take a good while, time and money allowing of course. I am starting with flowers and river rock. and the pool ! The durn thing just looks like a hole in the ground with a diving board no tile just concrete and it is in need of beauty.........or at least I am. The house has to be completely organized and sparkling before family comes. His and mine. I would like to lay new flooring in the kitchen and hallway and for sure sand the cupboards and paint them . New Kitchen cabinets are out of the question at this time but maaybe someday. Still one can brighten and make touches to create an atmosphere. That will be fine. I think I may end up making the bedspread and curtains I want for my bedroom, when my hands are in the mood and co -operate. I could make the nightstands I want to , with the hidden storage I want but Those days are gone. I know how! I know how to do a lot but.......... LOL The days are sweet regardless and life is such a wonder who could not bathe in the beauty of it all. You all take care. Gee we are really doing well aren't we. Rededication is grand and brings joy ......I am ready for that joy!!!!!!!
03-07-2002, 09:49 AM
Good Morning Chicks!
I said I was tired of the excuses and I meant it! Last night I walked a mile, did 25 minutes on the elliptical, and did an upper body strength training workout. It was suppose to take 46 minutes to complete the weights, but it only took me about 25. I know I was lifting too fast, but when I got done my arms were shaking, so I think for a beginner I did good.
My elliptical is hard! I had to loosen the resistence as far as it would let me. My quads got a helluva workout, but I like it. it does give the feeling of running...and the machine said I burned 261 calories.....whoooo hoooo!
I am trying to do the BFL workouts. They want you to raise your intensity level each minute, and then after four minutes drop back down and start again. I am having trouble with the intensity levels. I think after I get more comfortable on the elliptical it will get easier.
I am back Op today and just in time! Weigh in is tomorrow! I am hoping for a one pound loss...My jeans aren't tight today so hopefully....
Fralick, Sue....Where are you guys?????
Pam, take it slow on that house. I injured my back redoing mine! It will get done all in good time. Also for textured walls done easily try a rag roller. They sell them in WalMArt and KMart. My living room looks fabulous because of it. If you have a hard time using a roller (they can make your hands sore...) get you hubby to help!
Have a great Day ladies! 24 days left!
:sheep: :hopping" my weigh to 190 by Easter!
03-08-2002, 10:50 AM
What's up Doc?
Feeling very bunny-like today! Did not lose anything, but I feel good today! Life is a good today.
I did not get to work out last night....I know I said no excuses, but I had 2 sets of company and then BF and I cleaned house....yes he helped...and he is going to do dishes today!
He works tonight so I am thinking I will have lots of time to work out if I plan it correctly....I am hoping for 25 minutes cardio and lower body strength training.
Maybe a walk as well....
You chicks have a great weekend, and if I don't get a chance to check in...I will see you on Monday!
03-08-2002, 12:12 PM
I have been very unbunny like latley but i will be back OP after and during the day!!! today and back OP. MY DD was just asked to go to florida and she wants to shape up so her and I am going all the way with exercise and eating!
03-09-2002, 07:55 PM
I am OP and drank 100 ozs of water rather than 128ozs as I got started later than usual. Doing well a bit down in the lower back but not too bad ....bending is out but this is n big deal. I wanted to make sure everyone know that if you are taking fat burners as I will be this week (only 1 a day for the first week, body has to aclimatize to the burner) that if you stay on them continually the body will slow it down and stop your progress completely, sometimes for a long, long time as I well know from experience!!!! Aint that right Sue Bee and Pat!!!!!! It is so disheartening and the trigger that caused me such a back slide from my program. Man what a set back! The professionals recommend taking them 2-4 weeks and stopping 2-4 weeks to eliminate this problem. If you do have a stop it will last a brief time rather than for weeks and months at a time. I talked to one of the Pro's and he said they wil work great if I followed this advise without the total stops!!! Good news for me I can tell you.
You may lose less on the off weeks or even just los a little bit bt the on weeks will more tha make up for it if used in this manner. He said if I just kept takin them without the pill breaks my bodywould compensate for the pill and sloww it down or stop it completely from speeding up the metabolism. I know I don't want to
go through that again. Hope this info helps.
03-09-2002, 08:24 PM
:( :( TOTALLY OFF PROGRAM!!! I do not understand why?:?: :?:
I need to try harder!!!
03-09-2002, 11:20 PM
I am off program by choice today. It's my birthday and I have pigged out totally.
Sue, Don't worry we will get you back on track...here's some kicks in the butt for ya!>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<<:lol:
It's nice to get to kick you for once! You are usually kicking me!!!!
Pam- Thanx for the info n the fat burners....i am on some, but I don't think they are really helping....they do help me out with the necessary energy I need. I knew you were not suppose to stay on them indefinitely. I have noticed that if you take them for long periods of time your body gets used to them, and they begin to lose their effect...energy wise. We'll see how things go.
I will be back on program tomorrow...I am going home now to move my jiggly butt...
Stay optimistic Sue...WE'll get through this, and lose those pounds!
Keep Hoppin! :sheep:
03-12-2002, 10:01 AM
I took my "before" photos last night....they are going to be ugly! i hate that the photo lab people are going to see them, but Oh well It can't be helped.
I took yesterday off...it was a hectic day. I am planning a 20 minute cardio, lower body workout for today. Son has Karate tonight, so I will probably go Run/ walk for an hour...that will take care of my cardio anyway.
Well my time has run out! I will type at ya again tomorrow!
:sheep: Hopping to 190 by Easter!
03-13-2002, 02:52 AM
Melody, thanks, I will get a rag roller.that is just what I was looking for a way to keep it simple! I in no way could hope to do any of my home "projects " by myself. By body is weak and due to the disease that has wrecked havoc
walking is in itself a grand blessing. The frustration is I know how to do so many things, things a linen and lace female usually does not know. There was a time my dear , there was a time. Now whatever I do is a little at a time. Although I see the completed work.I know what needs to be done to achieve it. A look , an atmosphere of elegant comfort at an affordable price! With a little creativity so much can be done and of course
somethings take funs and can only be done as finances allow. I was proud just to be able to cook again. I had lost so much feeling in my arms and hands that I wasn't
able to be functional in anyway but Thank God I have restored feeling in both legs and arms my hands actually are working pretty well.
After two years a miracle did happen so you know why I believe in miracles. The spinal pain is also gone. I have my days and the nerve damage can really be a problem.It is not a daily problem anymore. At 31 I suffered a severe spinal injury and it all fell apart after that but miracles do happen in my case after years of being nearly bedfast. Slowly, despite the injury
and disease gradually miracles happened. A Few years I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy if this could come about as it has, lossing weight seems only an act of gratitude. The frustrations.... I can cope!!! LOl
03-13-2002, 03:05 AM
Honey, you are so close to goal, so much work and effort. Two years you have been here to get as far a you have. You have earned the success......you have almost reach goal. Don't give up on yourself now
when you are almost there. You do deserve it. I ask you to think of what the feeling was that allowed you to let go of your focus. What was the feeling when you started to fall? Located that moment and that feeling that said it was no longer so important to you,what feeling gave you permission to let it go?
Lets work through this Sue Bee. I want you to be free to reach all your goals. Think about it Dear. You can talk to me anytime , you are almost there.....
03-18-2002, 09:05 AM
I have been MIA for a few days. and I apologize. I have been busy! This morning I am back Op and ready to go. After a 3 # weight loss, i feel invincible.
My goals today are:
Drink 100 ounces of water.
Stay Op, and under 2000 calories
20 minutes of cardio, and 45 minutes of strength training
My goal for weigh in day 193...that's 3 pounds! But I know I can do this! I am keeping my eyes on the prize!
:sheep: 190 by Easter Sunday!
03-20-2002, 10:57 AM
OKAY EVERYBODY!!! WHERE ARE YOU???? ELEVEN DAYS LEFT!!! IT IS CRUNCH TIME!!!!
Staying OP!! I just need to work out!
03-21-2002, 10:44 AM
Well, I am chugging along. Hoping for another loss tomorrow, but with TOM, I am not sure I will get it!
I did 20 minutes of aerobics yesterday, and 7 minutes of stretching. Hoping for weight lifting tonight!
It is baby's 1st birthday...so I WILL be celebrating by having cake and ice cream tonight. I can not believe she is so BIG! They grow up Too fast!!!:cry:I will make sure to sweat some tonight as well. Hopefully burn off those extra calories! i will also dance and play with my class today. Make sure to burn those calories!
WHERE IS EVERYONE????
Pam, Where are you???? SUE????
03-21-2002, 10:06 PM
I am here sugar, doing well and OP but as I am sure you have read else where on this board my weight is a mystery at this time. Who knows it may be a grand surprise in the end , at least I hope so. I am still hoping the scale will reflect my efforts but who knows I will just keep right on going until it does!!!! Love you all.
03-22-2002, 06:20 AM
I am here! But I won't be down 10# :(
But teh scale moved so I will be down something by next sunday.
Just trying to catch up on some posts.
Way to go everybody. Especially you melody!
03-22-2002, 09:43 AM
Well Pat, I don't think I am going to make 10 pounds either...if I had lost 3 more this week (which is what I was hoping...) but TOM put a stop to that...9 more days though in this challenge we could lose a significant couple of pounds in that time...
This last nine days I will workout EVERY day at least twenty minutes!
I will stay OP
I will post everyday
I will drink 100 ounces of water a day...
I will lose!
Let's make a pact to do everything in our power these last nine days to make Mr. Scale move! I wanna be a "loser"....How about you???
Pam, Mystery weight??? That may not be such a bad thing...
SUE??? WHere are you chickeee babe???
Let's Do It Ladies!!!!!!:strong:
03-23-2002, 12:13 PM
Melody I am with you and committe to teh next 9 days I will post daily and give you the details. Good or bad!
03-25-2002, 03:24 AM
Say a prayer for me as I would love to lose 6 lbs and reach the 10 lbs. It doesn't look like it but shucks you never know. It's worth a shot!!! I have worked hard today but stopped when I began to ache in a serious way. I know to be careful from experience still I have accomplished quite a bit . See I told you all I was feeling better! All I have to do is stave off the headaches and not push past my ability! Suffering is something not to strive for!!!! Especially when it takes weeks and weeks to get over!!!!
I am getting around more. I steam cleaned my footstool at the end of my bed and the comfy chair to my computer I have pulled out, scrubbed the floor and tomorrow I must wax these parquet floors in here. I have a shell plant stand to spray paint but as it is a heavy iron stand Hubby carried it out and when it dries will carry it back in. I don't use it for plants I have a small treasure box with lovely beads and pearls spiling out and down with silk white roses , lace and little pretties spilling from each shell and even a touch of whimsy. I think I will take the small wicker chair out and spray paint it too. I have to redo my closet but a lot of it I can do by sitting in a rolling chair in the closet so it won't be to bad. The ugly dark brown metal file cabinet I am going to cover in a scothgard material, pastel roses and gold paint the handles. I really want to strip the vanity and repaint it white with gold details but we shall see. I do need to find an inexpensive mirror and cut it to shape for the vanity. I am working on designing my own computer desk that has all the components I want and need that still looks light and airy so I can get this clunky one out of here. Mind you thats just this room. I have 11 more rooms to go including bathrooms. Three guest rooms, foyertwo bathrooms ( but mine is really small like a medium size closet! Mom 's room , laundry room, little kitchen, no The diningroom is done! Well, that's one that's done anyway. It may take me months!!!!
Nah, well maybe. the walls need painting too. The flowers need to be set in the garden is started but a good bit more to get yet.
And.........company's coming!!!!!!Ahhhhhhh!!! Lol Hopefully I can get this room done. Boy when you say 11 rooms it sounds so huge but it really isn't. It's just a ranch style brick house. It is different and larger than the trailor we had before this house. Ah well it's time to snooze so goodnite my sweet ones.
03-25-2002, 10:56 AM
Okay, so I didn't get to post everyday....
I walked yesterday, plan on 45 minutes of strength training tonight...I have started one of those "cleansing" diets today. It's one of those that is suppose to cleanse all the toxins from your body. We'll see how long I last. It is really strict, you can only eat thing s like oatmeal, and fresh fruit, and low carb veggies. Like I said we will see how long I last on it.
The reason I am trying it, is I fel like I need a jumpstart...it's been 3 months almost and I have lost 3 pounds from my starting weight. I need to experiment and see how strict I can go, and see exactly what I can do and what I can't. At the rate I am going I will never get to the 5K in September....