100 lb. Club - Easter Challenge
02-20-2003, 07:54 PM
Did we decide on an Easter challenge? Hopefully an Easter challenge isn't offensive to those of us who don't celebrate that particular day.
If we did decide on an Easter challenge, since it's exactly two months away, here's my goal:
I want to:
drop a clothing size
lose 12 lbs.
02-20-2003, 08:18 PM
my easter goal is going to mirror yours, shiela.
that's 6 a month, and will put me at 203... so close to that 200!!
02-20-2003, 09:06 PM
My Easter goal is to get to 195 lbs. That's approximately 8-9 lbs to lose. :)
02-20-2003, 10:58 PM
My Easter challenge is to lose 14 lbs. I hope I am not pushing it too much!!!
02-21-2003, 01:33 AM
10 pounds. 280.
02-21-2003, 09:58 AM
My ideal goal is 15lbs by Easter, but I think I'll give myself a little room. I'd like to weigh in at under 200. (Right now I'm 211)
02-21-2003, 10:03 AM
I'll shoot for 300 that's 20 pounds.
02-21-2003, 10:20 AM
***Editing to make my goal more attainable. Weightloss is slowing down, & I don't want to make myself feel guilty if I don't make goal. I will re-evaluate if I make goal early...
Lose 7.7 pounds by April 20. This is 1.1 pounds per week. That would put my weight at 195.8.
I would like to lose 17 pounds by Easter. That would put me at an even 100 pounds total lost and a little more than halfway to my goal weight. I don't know though, for the past couple of months I've only been averaging one pound a week. But hope springs eternal :)
02-21-2003, 09:59 PM
Ok all. I am going to put my mind to it and I am going to try for 6 pounds. That's about 1 a week I think. I am now 281 so I will be 275. That should be a good goal since I have been having a hard time just staying the same and not gaining.
02-22-2003, 02:39 AM
I'm going to try to lose12 pounds by Easter -- and also keep to at least three walks or bike rides a week, too.
Since I'm newish to the board, this will be my first challenge & I'm looking forward to reading everyone's progress and building some confidence.
And I don't know if this next comment is appropriate, because it refers to some religions (if it isn't appropriate, let me know -- please accept my apologies if I have offended someone).
Is anyone practicing giving something up for Lent? If so, what?
02-22-2003, 05:04 AM
I just joined WW,so I am motivated again.MY goal is to weigh 177
by Easter. That is 19 lbs.
02-22-2003, 05:11 PM
12 pounds is my goal for Easter. When does Lent start? I don't follow it but I think the idea of giving something up for a few weeks is a good idea, I would give up chips and chocolate, I don't have chocolate usually now but I do sometimes have snack packs of crisps which I factor into my diet. Wouldn't hurt me to be extra good for a few weeks and get this weight off.
02-22-2003, 08:54 PM
Lent starts March 5 (Ash Wednesday) and goes until Easter -- well, actually it's really 40 days plus 6 Sundays (you can lessen your restrictions on the Sundays).
I am going to give up chocolate, any extras when I eat out (french fries, regular sodas, appetizers/desserts that "don't count because we're sharing...") and also meat for most meals (when I have "Say so" and we're not invited to someone's house), then save the money from the extras and meat I would have purchased to give to a good cause. Since my niece recently passed away, I'll send it to her favorite charity this year.
I've been pretty good about restricting those "extras" and try to factor them in, but there's no way that sharing a big appetizer tray -- with fried chicken, cheese, potato skins and battered/fried mushrooms and artichoke hearts along with all the fat-laden sauces/dips -- is good for me in ANY capacity! :lol:
02-24-2003, 12:45 PM
Ok, I am in (as I sit here munching on a chocolate bar :( ). I want to be at 199 by easter. I have my work cut out for me, but if I can get off the couch and out of the fridge, I know that I can do it.
02-27-2003, 05:25 PM
Now that I think about it, I'm going to modify that goal again. I've been so far OP lately, that I don't want to get upset when I don't reach the goal, so I am going to change it from 199 to a more easily-attainable 205. If I reach it early (and I hope I do, I'll jump back to the 199 goal.
02-27-2003, 05:34 PM
I'll jump on, but not for a huge amount, hehe, I have to reach at least ONE goal.... lol, so, I'm going to go for 4.5 pounds ;) easy? we'll see....LOL
02-27-2003, 06:01 PM
Ok, so for Easter I think I would like to (LOVE to) see 265 on the scale. That's about 2 lbs a week. A little scarey, but hopefully doable.
02-27-2003, 11:01 PM
I'd like to see 10 lbs gone by Easter.
I am so bad I had to look up online when it was :yikes: btw, April 20th.
03-01-2003, 01:20 PM
Its taken some time to decide where I'd like to be and what's realistic for a goal. I would like to be down to 260 by Easter. That's 12.6. This is just below the mark for my first WW 10%.
Good luck everyone! You can do it!
03-06-2003, 06:03 AM
I am down 6.5 since starting the Easter Goal!12.5 TO GO!
165 lowest (9/02)
196(SW FOR Easter GOAL)
I would like to set a huge goal but the way I've been going lately I would just be setting myself up for failure. So I'm going to take it easy on myself and set a 7 lbs goal. Anything more would be great but I'm not going to beat myself up about it.
03-07-2003, 02:51 PM
I'm the same. Still at 236. Sigh. Will try harder this week; gave myself a little too much slack, I guess.
03-07-2003, 03:25 PM
I'm down 4 since starting this challenge, 8.6 more to go! We can do it!
I should probably redo the timeframe on my goals, but I won't. My current Easter goal is to get to 152. That's just 2 pounds, but I don't know how fast or slow the last pounds to goal will be, and I kind of like being ahead of the ballgame instead of feeling like I will never reach my goals.
03-08-2003, 01:25 PM
I am in. I would like to be 10 lbs. down by Easter, which would put me at 218. I am in the process of REALLY outlining my goals, food, fitness, and otherwise.
I've already met my St. Patrick's and Easter goals, so I decided to change them. To get to my new Easter goal, I need to lose 4.5 pounds. I think that's doable.
03-13-2003, 10:57 AM
Great job Jeanne! I am very proud of you. You are just kicking butt.
Me, I'm down 4 pounds and still have 5 more to do. I know that I can reach this goal!
I've lost nine pounds since I posted my Easter goal. Eight more pounds to go! It would be cool to actually meet my goal, since this is the first one I've officially set. I had wanted to be under 250 by Christmas, but obviously that didn't happen. Better late than never, though :)
03-13-2003, 08:39 PM
Since I have not been doing great I am changing my weight loss goal to 183.
03-13-2003, 09:03 PM
I'm joining in a bit late.
I want to be down to 210. I haven't been there since I was in college. (that's like 16 years ago) *sigh*
03-13-2003, 11:55 PM
Well I'm down 6lbs since starting the challenge, another 6 to go to meet the challenge.
Hows your challenge going?
Great going Jeanne doing the challenge in record time!
03-14-2003, 01:00 AM
I am coming in late in the game...but my Easter goal is to be down 8 more pounds by Easter (lofty, I know) -- which would put me at 280.
03-15-2003, 02:29 PM
I'm at 226 almost down to my goal, but that's because I've had the flu for the past three days, which has left me unable to eat anything and feeling a little woozy:dizzy:.
So, I'm not going to celebrate thinking this is real weight loss, and I know once I am able to digest anything more than fluids, I'll gain some of the weight back. What I am hoping is that when I stabilize early next week, it'll be less than the day when I got the flu (234).
Congratulations to everyone out there who is showing results! This forum is a wonderful place to come and share good (and not so good) experiences.
Bye for now -- back to bed. I'm So-o-o tired.
03-21-2003, 07:00 PM
i haven't lost any since i made my goal. in fact, i've gone up 3. eep.
since i am getting back on track, i am going to make a more reasonable goal starting from today. i'm at 218, i want to see 210 by april 20th. that's 8 pounds in a month... still kinda steep but i am determined!!
03-21-2003, 08:12 PM
Well, now that I'm back with solid foods, I weighed today and I'm 231. Not as low as last Friday, but 3 pounds lighter than before I got the flu. It was hard seeing the scale go above the "230" mark, but I know that last week was just an anomaly and not countable. And I'm learning not to beat myself up -- in the past, this would have been a great excuse to just blow the whole program. Not so this time, thanks to this forum.
Maybe next week I'll be under the 230 mark! And I think my Easter goal of 224 (under the 225 mark) is do-able. I just need to keep focused.
Next week's goal is to not only watch my food intake, but get back to walking at least three days.
03-21-2003, 08:53 PM
glad you are feeling better Kimberelly!
03-22-2003, 06:51 AM
I'm down to 5.4 left to my Easter Goal! I think I even managed to evade a major meltdown at the middle school lock-in I did tonight. Now it's off to meet a friend for breakfast, and to lead a workshop.
03-22-2003, 04:31 PM
hellloooo everyone!!! :wave:
my goal was 210 for april 18th (good friday and coincidentally, my 19th birthday :D ). that would require me to lose at least 20 - 25 pounds in less than a month, which seems highly unlikely.
SO, I will make my challenge this:
TO COMMIT MYSELF TO MY GOALS of eating healthy, exercising, and drinking plenty of water (which I've been doing quite successfully for a long time now :dance: ) and in the process, i should lose at least 10 pounds.
Congrats to all of you for challenging yourselves!!! :cp:
good wishes and peace,
03-24-2003, 09:49 AM
Well I don't think you can get later then me, but I want to be in the 260's by easter. That means a small loss, but it is the hardest one, it seems, for me. So that will be my goal.
Well, I've gained since I posted my last message. So now I have nine pounds to lose to reach my Easter goal. I think there's about four weeks left, so I still have hope :crossed:
03-24-2003, 01:00 PM
I am going to revise my goal to make it a bit harder. It was to be at 280 by Easter, but I am now at 283, so I am pretty sure I will be at 280 before then (I pray). So my new goal is to be at 275 by Easter -- it IS pretty tough, but I am very determined.
03-24-2003, 03:07 PM
212 lbs... that would be 6 lbs lost from now.
I have a scrapbooking weekend before then - I know atleast one bag of M&Ms will be eaten.. and I'm talking about the big bags!!! :D :moo:
03-24-2003, 03:32 PM
I know what scrapbooking is, but what's a scrapbooking weekend?
03-24-2003, 03:45 PM
it's when you go away.. far away from family :) - we are going for 2 nights (there will be almost 35 woman all together) to a retreat. We scrap all weekend - my idea of heaven!!
There will be a kitchen in our suite - so that should help!
03-27-2003, 11:27 PM
5 more lbs to easter goal...
maybe I might make this one!!!
03-28-2003, 05:42 PM
Down one pound this week to 230. Haven't changed my signature yet, though! I'm trying not to get discouraged that I'm only down one pound, because I was REALLY vigilant this week. But I think the hormones are wanting to retain water (Pretty Miserable Seven days coming up if you know what I mean).
Hope everyone else is sticking with it, too!
03-31-2003, 10:34 AM
Well I even picked an easy number, just a couple of pounds. And I am starting to worry I won't get there. I just have to buckle down and get my but working. I need to loose 3lbs by easter. Only 3lbs. I can do that.
04-01-2003, 11:51 PM
I met my Easter goal today. Exactly. The scale at WW said 260.0. Woo-Hoo.
04-02-2003, 12:52 AM
way to go Daners! now what's your next challenge?
04-02-2003, 01:19 AM
I'm working towards another 20 by Memorial Day. That would be 50 this year! My general goal is for 10 pounds a month. It seems to be going at about that rate.
I think the Bolder Boulder will be much easier weighing 50 pounds less than I did last year. :) 6.2 miles is a long way to carry an extra 50!
04-02-2003, 11:25 AM
Wow Daners, that 50 pounds by memorial day would be great! Congrats on the loss! You are doing just fabulous (do you want to lend some of that motivation to me?)
I am never going to make the Easter goal. I am going to change it again, this time to 210. I think that I maybe able to reach that one. I just can't lose any more weight, I'm just trying not to gain much more.
04-02-2003, 02:00 PM
I thought I was failing at my Easter goal (I thought I'd set it at 190), but now I see that when I set my goal I was 211, and I set it for 196! so, I'm going to start hauling *** to try to make this one. Making a concrete goal is the best feeling! I think I can do it, but I also think I gained this week...we'll see.
Well, I maintained this week. That means I would have to lose five pounds in one week to make my Easter goal -- and that would take a miracle. Trying to decide if I still believe in miracles . . .
Congrats to all those who met their Easter goals already! You guys are awesome!
04-10-2003, 02:00 PM
I plan on trying to make the Easter Goal, too. :)
Daners, you are doing GRRRRREAT!!!!!!!
edited to say that losing 8 pounds in 10 days is not really feasible. :( But I am still going to try.
04-12-2003, 08:51 PM
Well, since the flu, I really don't have a whole lot of stamina and haven't been able to exercise (although I did try and do a slow walk every day this week and succeeded with that goal).
Darn it, I have lost one more pound to 230. I want to keep my stand to 224, but I at least want to get to under that 23x mark. Six to go in one week sounds so far-fetched!
Should I change my goal because I was sick? Or is that cheating? :?: I do not want to fudge my status, but I'm undecided because I wasn't able to do any exercise for 3 weeks.
I'd love your thoughts/comments.
04-13-2003, 12:43 AM
Thought this would be a good place to share this...it was so cute, I had to pass it on, if it's small enough. I hope so.
04-14-2003, 11:23 AM
Very cute danners!
OK, since I changed my goal four times and didn't even think that I would make it then, I am happy to say that I did meet my goal of 210. I am there. Now I just need to get down more. I'd like to say I'll be at 205 by my dh's birthday (May 23).
04-14-2003, 09:12 PM
Everyone is doing famously, congratulations!
I still have 1 pound to go to make my Easter challenge and I guess there is still time but with the way my weight has platued I'm not expecting too much
Well, I didn't meet my Easter goal. Only off by three pounds, though, so I came closer than I did to my Christmas goal :)
04-17-2003, 12:48 PM
You all are so motivating!!!
I have 1 lb. to go for Easter goal, but I think I will make it!
04-17-2003, 09:06 PM
i'd have to lose 4 pounds by sunday, so i'm going to say i missed it. it's ok, i'm happy to be back on track and not still stuck in the rut i was in.
04-18-2003, 03:05 PM
I finally made one of the challenges!! Yippee!! Now it's on to the Memorial Day challenge.
My contract with myself is working well so far. Of course, I'm only a third of the way through it, but I've been really pleased. The other day I had to quit eating in the middle of a meal to meet the "no eating after 7:30 pm" part, but that didn't bother me that much because I'd just gotten a temporary crown that day and my mouth kind of hurt.
Anyway, I was so thrilled when I stepped on that scale this morning!
Because I won't be home on Tuesday, I'm weighing in today instead. Not only did I make my Easter goal, I've made my birthday goal, and my final goal. I have lost 105 pounds, my BMI has gone from a 36.9 to a 21.4, a skintight 24W to 10's and 12's in clothing. I've lost 12 inches on my waist, and almost 13 on my hips, and 9 up top. I feel much better, haven't had a problem with extra skin. It's taken 22 months to lose the weight and it's been so worth it. I wish I had done it sooner, but I'm so glad I've done it slowly and safely, and without "dieting." Now, my challenge will be maintainence and also making myself stop losing. That's a problem? Yes, I still see myself as fat, see fat on me, even though I know I'm thin now. That seems like anorexic thinking, and I don't want to be like that. I have a sister who I think is anorexic even though she's managed to get back to a healthy weight range. It's not a good thing. I want to maintain at 145. But, for today, I'm saying Yippee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
04-20-2003, 01:45 PM
You did it! Congratulations!! You've done such a super job. You're an inspiration to everyone here.
So, how are you going to celebrate? You've got to do something incredibly fantastic for yourself.
Fat can definitely be a mindset. I was in an eating disorder hospital where there were lots of anorexic women who thought they were too fat. One of the things we had to do every day was give ourselves positive affirmations. Start now by telling yourself that you are at your perfect weight right now, and that you look wonderful. Give yourself permission to eat a bite of something that perhaps you haven't eaten for 22 months.
I know that there are books on the subject and maybe you can find one in a library. But it's really important to quit thinking that you're still fat. I can't stress enough how many women in that hospital had major health problems because of the stuff they did to their bodies just because they thought they were fat.
I think that getting yourself out of your living situation will be a major help. People with anorexia feel like they can't control the rest of their life, but they can control their food intake so that's what they do. Gaining control of the rest of their lives (setting boundaries, walking away from bad situations, surrounding themselves with supportive friends) was what got them to stop controlling their lives by limiting their food intake.
Hope I haven't lectured too much. I will apologize in advance.
04-20-2003, 02:35 PM
JEANNE!!!! AWESOME!!! it must feel amazing. we are so happy for you.
as for me, i weighed in this mornign to check and i am at 212. that's 2 pounds down, 2 away from my goal. that's ok, i'm happy about those two pounds.
now i'm looking forward to the memorial day challenge, this one is behind me!
04-21-2003, 12:51 PM
Well... I was 1 pound of from Easter goal. Oh well. I am going to work really hard to hit the Memorial Day goal!