Friday, November 26, 2010

Hot 100 - Week 9 Thanksgiving Edition

Here in the states, Thanksgiving is the official start to the gluttonous holiday season. I was determined not to stuff myself into oblivion this year and I almost succeeded. My focus was on family, friends and football (GO PATS!); the food was somewhat of an afterthought. I actually skipped the big turkey dinner and all the fixin's but I made up for it by indulging in way too many sweet desserts. Over the course of the night I had very small portions of homemade birthday cake, apple pie, pecan pie, ice cream and a lemon square. I wasn't out of control but it was too much for me these days. It was all delicious but I felt pretty ill after eating it. I almost forgot how it feels to be that hyped up on sugar, not to mention the three cups of coffee I had along with it. Obviously, these weren't the best food choices but it was the holiday and I know I burnt off a huge portion of those calories at the gym so it's all good.

So, here's my update for Week 9 of the Hot 100:

Goal #1 - Lose An Additional 15 Pounds by December 31st

Challenge Starting Weight (9/23/10): 194.2 lbs.
Week 1: -1.3 lbs.
Week 2: -0.9 lbs.
Week 3: -2.4 lbs.
Week 4: -4.0 lbs.
Week 5: -1.1 lbs.
Week 6: -2.6 lbs.
Week 7: --------
Week 8: -2.2 lbs.
Week 9: -4.0 lbs.
Total Hot 100 Weight Loss to Date: 18.5 lbs.
(Total Weight Lost Since 11/2009: 66.3 pounds)

Well, well, look at that ... I already smashed this goal by losing FOUR POUNDS this week. I'm not changing my challenge goals but I'm going to try to lose a total of 25 pounds by New Year. Why not, right? I obviously didn't set the bar high enough.

I'll admit I was a little shocked when I got on the scale this morning because I missed the gym two days and was not feeling very good after all the crap I ate the night before. Over the past year there have only been a handful of weeks that I've lost up to four pounds and to be able to have a four pound loss on Thanksgiving week is a true blessing and I am very thankful.

Goal #2 - Couch to 5K

Still struggling with the C25K .... I'm not giving up but at some point I may have to admit my body isn't made for running. I'm still going to push to do this but it hasn't been easy for me.

Goal #3 - Build More Muscles

I'm getting stronger and stronger and trying to motivate myself to spend more time lifting and less time doing cardio. I was worried that cutting down on the intense cardio and increasing my weight lifting time would stall my weight loss but, thankfully *knock wood*, that doesn't seem to be happening. I have a feeling I just may be doing something right. (Lori, I think of you every single time I increase my weights. I know you'd be proud.)

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving holiday and didn't put yourself into a food coma. Treat yourself to some healthy foods this weekend and get your body moving. You'll feel better, I promise.

I'm still far behind in my blog reading with over 800+ unread posts but I'm chipping away and catching up and hope to be back to regular commenting soon.

Hope you're keeping it HOT!


  1. Excellent on the 4 lbs! One day of sweets will be okay, just don't allow it to continue, but you know that.

    That couch to 5K is an INTENSE program, if it takes you longer, it's okay. My brother is a runner and he says that it doesn't see realistic for a complete beginner to be able to do that. At least that quickly. Give it time! Stay positive!

  2. Hooray on the 4 pound loss - any week that would be great, but Thanksgiving week? That's even better!

    I started doing Jillian strength tapes on exercise on demand - they are really hard and I only use 4 pound hand weights - you can definitely feel it the next day!

    Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend! :D

  3. What a week! I think moving the goal to 25 pounds is a great idea!

  4. Four pounds is awesome ... congratulations. I actually looked for some indoor tracks near me to start the C25K again. I never, ever got past week 2 and was struggling with that. Jogging is SO not my forte.

  5. Congratulations on the weight loss. That is amazing!!

  6. Wow, MB, you rock! I can't help contrasting your progress with my complete lack of progress over the past twelve months. While you have lost 60+ pounds, I am still at (basically) the same weight. :-(

    Wish there was a way for me to borrow some of your motivation and persistence. . . .

  7. Congrats on the 4 pounds - that is pretty amazing for the week of Thanksgiving!! You are doing so great!! :)

  8. Just found your blog through the Hottie Challenge. WAHOO you did smash your goal!!! Wow that is amazing and wonderful! Good for you!

  9. good for you! i hope i can do that well when christmas comes!


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