Well folks, we’re entering into the last month of our Hot 100 Challenge. Now that my Throwdown Challenge is over I feel I can really concentrate these last four weeks on the Hot 100 and on meeting my goals.
This past week went horrible. I have to say that I ate fine at my Thanksgiving dinner, but the days following I fell into a slacker, sort of vacation mode that left me with a rather large gain. I’m a bit upset by it, but I know what went wrong and I will deal with that.
WEIGHT GOAL: Lose 0.5 – 1.5 lbs a week (Beginning weight 194.0). I am up 2.5 lbs this week. yikes. I know where I went wrong, so I am fixing that. I’ve decided that I will not be in the group of people who gains weight over the Christmas season this year. I’m determined to lose five pounds this month, and I’d really like to see how close to 180 I can get. We’ll see… I’m typing this post while on an endorphin high from exercising, so I may be a bit optimistic at the moment. LOL
ACTIVITY GOALS:Exercise four days a week, no skimping down to three during the holidays. Three down and 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. Today was my first day running in almost a month. It was hard, but I left with such an awesome feeling of accomplishment. I drove home thinking, “If I could just bottle up these feeling and sip on it all day…” 🙂 It reminded me why I enjoy jogging. I get the hardest workout ever, but the best feeling of strength and accomplishment right afterwards that makes it all worth it. 🙂
FOOD GOALS: Drink at least 64 oz of water daily.I think I’ve gotten this done four out of seven days. I honestly 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. No. THIS IS MY PROBLEM and it will be fixed this week. I started journaling again yesterday.
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. However, I am keeping up with a person I met through this challenge, so that is nice.
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 almost had one last night, because I wanted one and was going to not care about good choices until today. Then I realized that was kind of dumb thinking. I knew this would probably be the one thing I have managed to keep on top of in this challenge, so I didn’t want to break my green color for my holiday goal. 🙂 I’m adding to this holiday goal to actually see a loss this month.
So, there you have it. This past week I enjoyed some wonderful company with family and then let myself fall back into old habits without caring…until the scale went up. Well, I’ve realized that I can’t be that nonchalant yet with my eating. So, yes I am very busy this next month, but I will be sure to journal daily and make those moments recording my food moments to also keep myself focused on my health goals during a season of baking and eating. 🙂
Have a great weekend everyone!
Great job on realizing you need to refocus. I don't know if anyone can really be nonchalant with their eating and not face consequences at some point, you know?
Good job on the exercise! Hope the food journaling will help, that way you'll know where you are at with water too. Keep going and forget about last week. Make December rock!
I think your goal about not gaining weight over this upcoming month is outstanding. I am right there with you. I will weigh less on January 1 than I did on Dec 1!
Foo-foo coffee:) I like the skinny cinnamon dolce latte:) We have a few more weeks to really end our years well!