Weigh-In … Hot 100 Update #4

Today’s Weight: 191.5

Loss/Gain: -4.5 lbs.
Total Loss So Far: -39.5 lbs
Yes, did you see that?!?! I had to rub my eyes, squint and look real close to make sure I had it right. [giggle] I even got off the scale and did it twice. Same number. Yippee!!
I took the lessons learned from last week and got those four pounds off just as quick as they had come on in the first place.
Here’s my first gut thoughts… maybe it was stress and lack of water and lack of exercise that brought on the 4-pound gain. However, I think it was also calories. I didn’t take into consideration that I wasn’t working out as hard in regards to my calorie intake and it showed. Too many calories could be added on top of the other three factors I mentioned, but I think it’s the biggest thing to keep in mind that will make the difference between a gain or a loss. Which is why I track my food now, but I digress. On to more important things.
The Hot 100 Challenge..update #4 ..

WEIGHT GOAL: Lose 0.5 – 1.5 lbs a week. For four weeks I should be showing a loss between 2 – 6 lbs so far. Well, my net loss from a starting point of 194.0 lbs is 2.5 lbs, so technically I’m right on track. I don’t want to have to see another gain like last week, but I’m pretty happy with this fact. My goal was doable and I’m doing it.

  • Exercise four days a week, no skimping down to three during the holidays. Three down and one scheduled for tomorrow. So, yes.
  • Be able to jog at 4.8 mph for 25 minutes. This gives me time for slight warm up and cool down on the treadmill that has a 30-minute limit at the gym. Huge YES on this one. I had a personal record of an 11:55 mile on Monday, and I jogged intervals on the treadmill the other day going no lower than 4.8 mph except for the two-minute break to walk fast while I caught my breath in the middle. Woo Hoo!!!!


  • Drink at least 64 oz of water daily. Yes! Can I tell you that I spent a few evenings drinking it up and in the restroom just to make sure I met this goal, but I did it!! LOL
  • Journal all my eats and drinks and stay within my calorie goals daily, with the exception of one high-calorie day that I allow to throw things off a bit. Yes on journaling and six out of seven days I stayed within my calorie range. Again, WOO HOO!
EMOTIONAL GOAL: **I’ve decided to make my emotional goal the goal of visiting one new blog each week. Connecting with others on this journey is the emotional support I need at this time. I don’t have time to visit blogs and focus on the Beck book, so I’m switching it up for the challenge. Okay, I think I visited one, but I’m not sure…so I’m putting this at yellow. I had a crazy, busy week and didn’t spend much time on the computer.

HOLIDAY GOAL: Only one or two “foo-foo” coffee drinks from Starbucks the week I am visiting my mom in November. I will stick to regular coffee and cream the rest of the weeks. Done. 🙂

I told my friend this morning that the thought that went through my head today was, “It’s not over till the fat lady sings!”, but then I thought….well, it’s going to be one skinnier lady in my situation!

Have a great weekend everyone! Thanks again for sticking with me through all the ups and downs.

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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8 Responses to Weigh-In … Hot 100 Update #4

  1. Good job! You got rid of the gain from last week and lost 1/2 pound more to boot! 🙂


  2. It sure feels good to have a week like this, doesn't it? It is too bad we can't bottle this and use the feeling for those weeks that don't go as well.

    Great job, Leah! Make it a great day!


  3. Christine says:

    Awesome Leah!!!!!


  4. *Whitney* says:

    Woohoo!! You did great this week!! Look at all that green! Keep it up, girl! You're doing great!


  5. Great job on the goals. You are doing great! Boomer!


  6. Shauna says:

    Awesome on the weight loss! You'll reach your goal in no time! 🙂

    I'm Shauna, from Hot 100!


  7. Fantastic! You're doing great!


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