Hot 100 Update #6

Since I’ve started my challenge for the month of November Fridays will now be solely devoted to my Hot 100 Challenge updates.

WEIGHT GOAL: Lose 0.5 – 1.5 lbs a week. I was down this week, back to 191.5. For six weeks I should be down at least 3.0 pounds, so now I’m behind. Since I did see a loss this week I couldn’t put this all in red, just yellow, because I need to get back on track. But, OF COURSE I WILL, because I have to beat Barb this month in total % body weight. 🙂

  • Exercise four days a week, no skimping down to three during the holidays. Yes.
  • 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 had another NSV Wednesday when I jogged two miles in 25 minutes. Woo Hoo! This is big for me. I did intervals between 4.8 mph and 5.0 mph. for about 20-23 minutes. I think I dropped to 4.7 at the end.


  • Drink at least 64 oz of water daily. I think this was about 5/7 days, but I can’t remember.
  • 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, I journaled, but no I didn’t stay within calories every day. To lose about 1.5 pounds a week my current calorie level is set at something like 1490 now. I’m determined to make it six days a week. I gotta….gotta beat Barb… LOL
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. I’ve also accepted the challenge with Barb and this is big for me. I used to be afraid of challenges because I failed at them in the past. I’m excited now and already today the little voice in my head reminded me, “No sweets, because you’ve got to keep those calories worked. 🙂

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 have to say…lately a white chocolate mocha is not even sounding good because I know a Grande, non-fat, white chocolate mocha is 340 calories and that’s about the size of a good meal for me. Is it really worth it? We’ll see. .. I’m surprising myself with those thoughts that I may not even want one. I’m thinking I may have one, but I’m not sure now. An Americano with some cinnamon sprinkled on top sounds just fine too. 🙂 I’ll let you know.

Tomorrow I leave to go out of town for a week. I will be visiting my mom and I will have time to check in while I’m there. I’ll see if I can talk her into letting me take a picture of her in her “pirate” outfit. She’s finally lost most of her hair from the chemotherapy and so I found this card that said, “If people ask why you’re wearing a scarf tell them you’re a pirate!” LOL

Have a great weekend everyone and, as I often say, thank you for sticking with me so long in this journey. It means a lot!

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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5 Responses to Hot 100 Update #6

  1. Lori says:

    Keep going Leah! And have a super trip 😀


  2. VERY nice on the jogging! I can see where a throwdown challenge would be fun! Go beat Barb! (of course, I'll tell her to go beat you!) 🙂


  3. I Said So... says:

    Glad you're doing the Throwdown!!!! Love you and Barb's badge!!! very impressive!


  4. I think you had a great week this week. Lots of green, a little yellow, and very little red. Woot!

    Have a great trip!


  5. Michele says:

    Just found your blog through the challenge. I love the fact that you have other goals, like emotional and holiday, too. Nice work last week.


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