Friday, December 17, 2010

Hot 100 - Week 12

I can't believe there are only two weeks left of 2010. Are you going out with a bang or a thud? Are you on a high or a low? Are you giving yourself a free pass 'til the end of the year so you can have a fresh start on January 1st? As nice as that may sound, a free pass isn't really free, you have to pay eventually, so don't even bother trying to use it to coast through. It's not worth it. Enjoy the holidays, indulge a little but don't go lose sight of your goals.

Here's my Hot 100 Update for Week 12:

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.
Week 10: -0.9 lbs.
Week 11: -0.2 lbs.
Week 12: -3.1 lbs.
Total Hot 100 Challenge Weight Loss to Date: 22.7 lbs.
(Total Weight Lost Since 11/2009: 70.5 pounds)

I guess it isn't too far fetched to think I could actually lose a total of 25 pounds for this challenge.

Goal #2 - Couch to 5K

Again, nothing new to report here ... I'm still struggling with the C25K. I may have to hang my head and admit defeat on this one. Maybe I'm just not cut out to be a runner. I'm still going to keep trying to complete this program but I'm not going to sweat it if it doesn't happen.

Goal #3 - Build More Muscles

I haven't lifted much this week but I'm feeling strong and actually look forward to hitting the weights. Who would have thought that would happen?

I hope you are all taking time to enjoy the spirit of the holiday season. It's not about the gifts, decorations and food, it's about the people and the time you get to spend with them. There's a certain magic in giving from the heart. Make a difference in someone else's life this holiday season. The kids won't believe it but it truly is much better to give than receive.

Have a Merry Happy Holiday!


  1. I hate to say it, but I seem to be going out with a thud. It is amazing what getting thrown off track can do for us. Thanks for this - it is what I needed to read!

  2. Admitting defeat is one thing, but no head hanging allowed! It's FUN to try new things, even those that don't work out for us. Or maybe it's *especially* those that don't work. I continue to fail (and spectacularly, I might add) at the C25K, but I'm not sorry I continue to *try* it.

    Wishing you and your family the happiest of holidays!

  3. No Thud but no Marathon either. Just slow and steady.
    Sorry it's taken me until the 12th week to stop by and visit. You are doing awesomely. Keep up the great work.
    Take care and have a very Merry Christmas and a most awesome and Blessed New Year!!!

  4. I am actually having a very very good year!
    My thud is over!
    And like the title of your blog,
    I am finally getting somethings figured out
    and put right again!
    Bout time!
    Hope your New Year is awesome!

  5. Are you doing the C25K on the treadmill? That totally didn't work for me. Once the nice weather came, I went outside and rocked it!

    Good for you on achieving so much success this year--leaving that job was the best thing for you!!!

  6. I hope you had a wonderful holiday and have a Happy New Year!

    I've been doing good - a couple indulgences over the holiday, but I didn't go over my points - love the 49 flex points!

    Happy Hump Day!


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