I decided to post my updates for the Hot 100 Challenge every 10 days like Steve is doing it on his blog. So, now is the time (according to his blog..I lost track of time. *grin*)
So far my goals for October look like they will be met.
– I already weigh a little less than when my mother-in-law came on September 12th.
– I’m doing fine with any comments. Of course, she doesn’t make that many, so it’s been pretty easy. It’s comments about non-food things that I’ve been learning to just ignore or not worry about. So, that is also good. 🙂
I have to confess that I’m worrying about making my November goal of reaching 199 by Thanksgiving. I’m struggling with breaking a plateau of sorts. I’m working out regularly and trying to get those fruits, veggies and water in.
Hopefully this will break soon and I’ll be back on track. I am nervous, because I almost didn’t join this challenge because I was afraid of not meeting my goals. As I see myself struggle with getting past 210 pounds I feel that fear of failure setting back in and I worry that I won’t meet the goals after all.
I won’t quit though. I just need to figure out what I can do to get that scale moving back in the right direction, so I can meet the rest of my Hot 100 goals.
Goals can always be readjusted! I made mine VERY modest– I think it worked out to about half a pound a week. I can be so good and so careful and not drop, and then I'll just be going about my business and drop 2 pounds.
I can't find the box of useful pants and skirts I wanted to send you. So I'll be shipping out some tops instead. When I find that box (around here SOMEWHERE) I will ship it along, unless you are ready for 14s then 🙂
Larkspur – True and thank you!
I really think that you will meet those goals. I do like how Larkspur said that goals can be readjusted. Very wise and true.
You have done well to this point and I'm rooting for you to go all the way!
Leah, I agree with Diane, I think you can do this. The one important part to remember is that you cannot fail the challenge if you do not quit. The challenge is all about pushing yourself to be better than you would have been without it, and you, my friend, have done that. Don't let the pressure of hitting the goals make the journey less than fun. Keep the goals in mind, strive to hit them, but don't sweat it if the scale doesn't cooperate.