Weigh-In … Hot 100 Update #5

Today’s Weight: 193.0
Loss/Gain: +1.5 lb.
Total Loss So Far: -38 lbs.

TOM arrived yesterday, earlier than I expected, so I’m sure this is what caused the gain. I’m trying to keep my chin up about it. The main vex is that because of my one really “bad” week I now have only shown a net loss of 1.5 pounds this month. I always expect the gain during TOM, but that 4 pound gain really threw everything for me this month. *sigh*

As I finished up my jog today I wanted to cry thinking about this less-than-stellar month of loss, but then I reminded myself what I was doing. I was jogging steadily along for 30 minutes and getting faster each week. I was wearing a size I haven’t worn in years. And I am not giving up on losing weight for the first time in years.

So, I cheered myself right back up. Plus, I decided that I need to observe this month, learn from it, but I’m not allowed to have this look-how-bad-you-did conversation while I’m in this state of mind that often comes prior to and at the beginning of TOM. 🙂

I will keep going. I will not give up. And as a best friend of mine reminded me today, “You’re not up!” So, yes, I may not have seen a great loss this month, but I didn’t see a gain and that’s always a plus in this journey.

Now on to my Hot 100 challenge update:

WEIGHT GOAL: Lose 0.5 – 1.5 lbs a week. I am up this week putting me behind in my weight loss schedule now, because even at 0.5 pound a week I should be down 2.5 pounds by now. Hopefully as TOM wears off this situation will be fixed.

  • Exercise four days a week, no skimping down to three during the holidays. Yes, I’ve done three days and have one scheduled for tomorrow.
  • Be able to jog at 4.8 mph for 25 minutes. This gives metime for slight warm up and cool down on the treadmill that has a 30-minute limit at the gym. Yes. I tested myself on this and jogged 2/3 of my jog at 4.8 mph one day this week. This is my huge positive in this week. Knowing that I can jog faster than I ever have in my life is great. I’m well on my way to reaching this goal.


  • Drink at least 64 oz of water daily. I did this 6 out of 7 days this week. Yesterday I was so swamped at school that I didn’t even stop to drink water. It was weird. I didn’t get any in later either because my day was that busy. It was a bit strange. I drank water fine every other day.
  • 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. No. I journaled less than half the week, so this was not good. I was mindful of what I was eating, and didn’t realize until Tuesday that I hadn’t journaled in like four days. Not good for this girl.
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. Yes. It’s been nice to have visitors to my blog and to visit back and see other people out there who are fighting the fight.

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. Sometimes I want to stop for one, and I remind myself that I’ll get one when I get out to my mom’s. Then it’s easy to wait. 🙂 I leave in a week and a non-fat white chocolate mocha is on the menu. 🙂

I leave you this weekend with a favorite quote of mine wonderfully illustrated by one of my favorite artists:

I will see success in this journey and I wish you all success in yours! Have a great weekend everyone!

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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4 Responses to Weigh-In … Hot 100 Update #5

  1. Phooey on the gain! You can take care of that next week! Keep doing what you're doing! Stay positive!


  2. I think you've had a pretty good week. While I don't know TOM personally, I hear lots about him. Sounds like a real trouble maker to me.


  3. *Whitney* says:

    You are doing so great! You really are! Look how far you've come! TOM is always a rough week for me, too. One good thing that can come from it is seeing an awesome number next week! Keep your chin up, girl! 😉


  4. Shauna says:

    I think Starbucks has been the most difficult thing that I've given up. I was addicted, and those things are way too fattening for me! Nowadays I'm sticking to water, and that's perfect!

    You'll do better next week…I just know it! 🙂


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