Hot 100 – Update #8

It’s time for another Hot 100 Challenge update. I have good news and not-so-good news.

First off my goals for December are:

Scale Goal: Lose at least 5 pounds during December, also known as the highest weight-gain season of the year and baking time!!!
Emotional Goal: Enjoy the holidays without feeling obligated to eat or taste everything. Learn that I don’t have to feel like I’m missing out or deprived just because I choose to say no to licking the batter spoon every time or eating 3 cookies every time I bake.
The scale goal is nowhere near reached, but I have 20 more days to work on that. I’m not giving in to defeat just yet.
The emotional goal is being met partially. I baked some brownies for a Christmas party on Tuesday and did not eat any of them until I had a small one at the party. That was a big deal for me. Unfortunately, this past week has been crazy and I ate lots of brownies in the two days following. *sigh*
My really good news is that two days ago I wanted to give up on all of this – losing weight, exercising, cutting back on foods, etc. etc. but I’m back in a better state of mind today and I’m going to keep working on it.
Will I reach 199 by December 31st? I highly doubt it, but I’m not sure either. I will keep working on losing the weight and I will not give up.
It’s not over ’till it’s over!
Oh, and if you’d like to see how others are doing on the Hot 100 Challenge, hop on over to Steve’s Blog, Log My Loss, and check it out here.

About Leah@MyNewEnding

I'm a 44-year-old wife and mother who begins her day with God and coffee. When my youngest of 3 kids started college I went from a SAHM to a full-time job. I love being an attendance secretary. A lot has gone on since I started this blog in 2009, but one thing remains the same: I will not give up on my health. Join me as I share what that means for the season of life I'm in.
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6 Responses to Hot 100 – Update #8

  1. I always find with baking that if I don't eat the first one, then I can often times resist eating them at all. These days, I don't eat any until I'm serving the family, or taking them where they need to go.

    Great goals, but the best part is the not giving up. December is a hard time of year – not only because of all the food – but because it's just plain busy and stressful!!


  2. Lori says:

    Keep going! Even if you don't make every goal set for the challenge – think of where you would be if you hadn't set any at all!


  3. Karyn says:

    I am the same as Diane. If I stay away from the first, then I am okay.

    Don't give up, it will come. It took me a month and a have to lose 1 lb but, it finally came and the scale is a bit friendlier each day now.


  4. Larkspur says:

    I find chewing gum or sipping a drink helps, but I *have* been known to pop the gum out of my mouth…


  5. Larkspur says:

    PS, Leah, I thought of you today. During the last bit of my first 5K today when I was really pushing in the hope of making a certain time, “The Climb” came on my Ipod 🙂


  6. How in the world did I miss this post? I hope you are progressing well toward your goals. While 199 seems hard to achieve, you can do it. I am also trying to tighten up the last few weeks, so consider me in this fight with you.


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