Thankful Days & Hot 100 Update #9

This week hasn’t been the best for a challenge. As I posted yesterday, I am up half a pound. It’s been that week where as I reach to munch on something I think “I don’t care.” Some of the time I felt like I was watching myself from the outside and commenting, “This is so strange how you have control all the other weeks of the month, but this one week you don’t care and you aren’t even bothered by it…until bedtime.”
Yes, a few nights I was miserable at bedtime when I thought about what I’d eaten. The overeating always hit in the evenings, but I seriously didn’t care until later in the night. This is obviously going to be an issues I must deal with. And I will.
In the meantime, today I am thankful that for a PMS week my gain was only 0.5 and not any more. I’m thankful I was able to get a grip on my eating early enough so as to not see a huge gain.
Now on to my Hot 100 goals:

WEIGHT GOAL: Lose 0.5 – 1.5 lbs a week (Beginning weight 194.0). I am up 0.5 a pound this week, but I know I’m still within my range of where I should be for the challenge. So, yellow it is. I look forward to seeing a loss again next week. Have I mentioned that I can’t believe I’m in the 180’s??? It’s amazing to me. I

ACTIVITY GOALS:Exercise four days a week, no skimping down to three during the holidays. No. I have exercised only two days this week. Having company in from out of town has kept me busy. I’m okay with that choice.

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. I believe I’ll get there.

FOOD GOALS: Drink at least 64 oz of water daily.YES! I’ve been drinking anywhere from 64 – 96 oz. of water daily. It’s just been so easy. The only cold drinks I’ve had have been a few sips of my husband’s “real” Coke and one of my own…another sign of TOM coming, although it was not enjoyable beyond the first gulp or two. LOTS of water though, and coffee ( 1-2) cups a day and hot tea. πŸ™‚ 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 think I journaled one day. Honestly, I am going to get my book journal back out, and I didn’t journal some things because I was munching and knew I couldn’t keep track of how much. Sad, but true.

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. No.

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. Not even a skinny anything this week. πŸ™‚

I hope you all have a nice weekend! My grandparents are in town until Monday and we are going to do some baking, maybe some crafting, some game playing and definitely some Christmas tree decorating. πŸ™‚ It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

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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3 Responses to Thankful Days & Hot 100 Update #9

  1. Lori says:

    Keep on working on those goals!

    Have a great weekend πŸ˜€


  2. Looks like you're all over the board! Green, yellow and red! Drinking and exercising are great!! Keep those up and focus on at least one of those reds!


  3. It is pretty hard to keep totally on track when company is at our house. Thankfully, you are easily within striking distance of those goals you didn't hit this week. You're doing good Leah.

    BTW, 180's rock!


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