Apr 20, 2009

The Biggest Loser - Pet Edition: Week One


Welcome to the first installment of the Biggest Loser - Pet Edition!
The idea for this came from a comment that Stella left on our Camera Critters - Bones post. Stella shared with us that she was going on a diet too, so we thought that it sure would be more fun to do this with friends than all alone. Thank you Stella for getting my creative juices flowing!

Meet the Participants

Stella at 61 lbs


 
Kylie at 63.2 lbs

Suzuki at 36.82 lbs

Mason Dixie at 71.6 lbs

  
Tank at 25 lbs
  
Summer at 52 lbs 
  
Aki at 80.3 lbs

Addie at 69 lbs

Our goal is to shed some pounds in a healthy manor and support each other in the process.
We will post weight updates every other week for a total of nine weeks along with helpful tips and fun ways to exercise.


The pet that loses the highest percentage of weight to get them to a healthy weight will receive a special prize! All pets participating will also receive a special prize! Except Addie, her prize will be the weight that she loses.


Kylie's mom had a great idea to get the parents involved too! For the parents out there helping your pet, we will award a prize to the parent that catalogs the most steps during your pet's weight lose effort. Remember, your pet must be with you for your steps to count. 

Now, we know that a lot of our friends out there don't need to lose weight. But your support will be the key to helping us reach our goals. So, in addition to awarding prizes to the biggest losers, we will also award prizes to the most supportive pups and cats that encourage us to keep going each week! We even have a graphic that you can place on your blog to show your support. Just email us if you would like to receive it.


It's not too late to participate. Just email us your picture and current weight and we will set you up.  

Tip of the Week
When  starting an exercise program, if you have not been exercising already, start slow.

Exercising with your dog not only strengthens the bond you two share, it also helps control his weight and maintain a healthy heart, lungs and muscles.

As you exercise with your dog, consider his needs and present physical condition. Leisurely walks may be best for an older dog while a young dog has ample energy for a vigorous exercise program.

If your dog has more energy to expend than you do, teach him to fetch a ball or a flying disc. The activity may be just right for you and a challenging exercise for your dog.

37 Treats:

Mason Dixie said...

So excited to begin this healthy living....okay mom give back the comment box to me....... help me!!!! no seriously though this is going to be very helpful and informative. =)

GoldenSamantha said...

You are doing such a great job with this! Woweeeee! If this had been a year ago, I would definitely have entered this challenge. But mom starved me (no she didn't!) - I got some help and dropped the pounds to a lean Golden weight of 63 pounds. Now I have to maintain, so I hope I can be a cheerleader? Arrrrahhh!!! A-rahhhhh! A-rahhhhhh! Three cheers for Lucie and Addie for getting this going!
Hugs and Love xo
Sammie

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

L & A
What a great group and excellent tip. I am excited to see how the group does. Quick question, will tank need a new name at the end?

Norwood

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

This is a great program! Can't wait to see how it progresses! I'd love to put the picture in my blog for support too! Go team! *grins*

Scottie

Stella said...

You can put Stella (me!) down for 61 lbs.

Kisses,
Stella

Abby said...

Hi, Addie...

What a great thing to do...

I want to support everybody...If you send me the Support Graphic I will put it on my Blog...

My Mom says I really don't need to lose weight like she does, but we both need exercise...So she promised to take me for more walks...

Good Luck everyone...

Abby xxxooo

tula said...

Good Woofs to all the doggies.
i have to go to the vet this week.. who knows, i may be joining the contest.

kiss kisses,
tula

Suzuki said...

OMDog! My weight is posted fur all to see BOL!
Big licks to you
Suzuki
xxx
PeeS - My word verification is POUND do you think thats a sign BOL

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

i don't think any of these dogs need to loose weight. Humans worry enough about this, just love them as your pets..give treats, take longer walks, love more ;-) and let our mom worry about her fat legs--saige and guinness

Pearl said...

This is such a great idea, guys!!! The vet says I need to lose about 3 lbs... but I am a little too shy to join the contest. I think I'll just cheer you all on!!! YAY!!!

Fred said...

I is not fat--just fluffy! But I'll be cheering you all on!

Amber and Nala said...

All of you look so great but I know in a few weeks you will be looking even better! I definitely want my furiends to be healthy so get those tails a waggin' and have some fun exercising. ;)

Kisses,
Nala

♥玮倩 said...

I think your contest is really cool! Tank looks so adorable XD Good luck to all participants

best regards
Vodka

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Anytime woo want, woo are welkhome to khome walk along with me!

We'll get those paws, tail, and heart thumping and pumping!

Good lukhk to all the pawticipants!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo; Suzi's word was surely a sign!

Nibbles Treats said...

Good luck everyone! We looks forward to seeing everyones results.

Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

the 4 Bs said...

we applaud you so much. we would love to participate, but just can't get our act together. mom can't get Baxter to the vet since he isn't sick and she doesn't have a job (no extra $$). we don't even know what he weighs, but we do know that his ribs are kind of hidden. we will follow along and cheer you all.

woofs.

Tank said...

I've already started exercising more and my between meal snacks seem to have dwindled to almost nothing. Every Vet I've been to has said I am overweight, but I've never been able to get below 24 lbs. I hope I will be THE BIGGEST LOSER because I want that prize!!! btw... will I be able to eat the prize? I think I will be very, very, very hungry by then:( To the pooch who asked if I would need a new name at the end-hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah
maybe I will have to change my name to Slim!

Rambo said...

Oh Dawgs! This is gonna be so hard. Good luck!!
Rambo

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

What a GRRRRReat idea again! We iz eksited to see all of da fit and trim puppehs!!

Can woo send us da supportur box?

Wuv,
Gus and Waldo

Chase said...

What a great idea guys! I would love to have the graphic to put on my blog!

I try to run with mom when she goes, but my nose gets the best of me and I end up sniffing every tree and fire hydrant we pass! BOL.

Sniffs and licks,

Chase

Paco....Milo and mom..Simona said...

WOOWOOWOOWOOOO!!!!
Great contest dear friends!!!!
Good luck to everypuppy!!!!
we want to support everybody...can you send us the Support Graphic so we will put it on our Blog!!!
you look Gorgeous baby...please...take care of you and don't lose too much weight ok???!!!!!!
We miss you a lot!!!
Mommy said if your mom got her email!!!
Are you all ok???
Good luck Addie...and remember that for us you are beautiful!!!!!!ALWAYSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!
Mom said that Paco should lost some weight.....but do you imagine Paco without his food????
wwaaaawaaawaawaaa!!!!!!!
Sweet kisses for you...Lucie and your humans!!!!!!!!
We love youuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!!

Diego Dog said...

Hi Addie & Lucie....

Thank you for stopping at my blog to wish me a ha[[y birthday. Good luck losing weight. I only weigh 6 pounds and I need to gain weight so I can't join the fun but please visit my blog again.

Diego

happy said...

This is really fantastic! Can't wait to see the outcome. Happy exercising!

Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

my mom says my surprise is going to get the weight off of both of us - I don't know what the heck she is talking about..
Morgan

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Addie,
Both Hershey and I don't need to lose weight but we know someone who does!! It's our mom!! HAHA!! Can we enrol her??

Aki and Poopie said...

oh Addie! How opportune! I am actually in the process of losing weight as well.. in fact, everyone in our house does (except Poopie).. I blame you, Mr. Ice Cream!!! ummm... sorry... I was ranting there..

So... hmmm... where do i sign up? I'm seriously considering this. Note to self: buy a weighing scale, pronto!

drooly kisses,

Aki

pee-ees. we are worried. your pressie still hasnt arrived. we hope its okay though. we feel bad for you having to spend money on it and all :(

Tracey and Huffle said...

I'll be the very first cat supporter! I have already emailed about the picture for my blog.

Huffle Mawson

Simba and Jazzi said...

Good luck to everyone. Hope the lbs come flying off.

Simba and Jazzi xxx

Joey said...

Good start, everyone! I'm glad my friends are going to be healthier. Woo hoo!

See ya!
Joey

Amber-Mae said...

Oh my dog! What an interesting concept! This is PERFECT for Chloe. We will take a picture of her tomorrow & pee-mail it to you asap. Just to let ya know, she's been on a diet like 300 over times & her weight has gone down & up & down & up & down & up again. It's hard for her because she was spayed at 5 months old. But maybe this challenge will motivate her a little bit(I hope) & she'll be able to shed some pounds. Hehe! For me? I'm skinny! If only this competition started while I was pregnant & then I delivered in the middle of it, I would have been the clear winner. BOL!!!! But nevermind.

Smoochies,
Solid Gold Dancer

Tibby said...

Hi Addie!
I hope all the pawticipants do well on the Biggest Loser Pet Edition! I have a feeling that my vet is gonna tell me to go on a diet when I go see her in June. So I am gonna live it up and eat as many treats as I can. Then I might need to join season 2! BOL! Good luck everyone!
:) Tibby

Andrea said...

Hope all the participants do well and have fun! We aren't participating but Sophie and I will definitely be following everyone's journey!! :)

misskyliem said...

Hi Addie, I just wanted to check in on you and see if you were having biscuit withdrawal! I know I am sure realizing something is up! I get to go on more walks and now I have to go on the treadmill while Mommy gets ready for work! I sure hope you aren't letting Lucie distract you from your goal! BOL

Licks,
Kylie

Lois Lane/Laney said...

What a neat idea! Good luck everyone!

The OP Pack said...

We just found out about this - great idea. Tank is so adorable - he told us that those extra pounds are just to give more of him to love:-) Thunder is a big boy at 72 lbs. But the vet says he is just a big boy with a large frame and is not overweight at all. Mom still makes him walk a lot, have to keep him in shape.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Cyber-sibes said...

Hmmm, I think Jack needs to join this one. He says he's just under-exercised. Yeah, whatever. I see him packing in those treats efurry chance he gets. I'll get mom to weigh him & send in a pic.

Woos,
Star

Painter Pack said...

How exciting!!! Mommy needs to join!! Oh, wait...she's a hooman. Darn! Hehehe!!! Good luck to all!!! Haroooo rooo!! Run Zoomies!!!

Mya Boo Boo

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