Friday, November 19, 2010

Hot 100 Update Week #8

It's been an extremely busy week and I've been on an emotional roller coaster.  I've been running around non-stop, cleaning whatever I can get my hands on, and Christmas shopping thrown in for some fun.  Thanksgiving is stressing me out big time and I'm finding it hard to just let it go. 

Goal 1: Lose 20 pounds - My weigh in this morning showed 313.6 pounds which is a total of 3 pounds this week and 21.8 pounds lost in 10 weeks.  It's been 8 years since I've been under 315 pounds and I'm ecstatic.  If I keep up my average weight loss for the next 6 weeks, then I will be 300 pounds for the coming year.  How awesome would that be?

Goal 2:  Read more to the kiddos - It seems as though Christmas books are the favorite right now.  We have read everyday this week.  They are really enjoying the time we spend doing this.  I'm so glad that I made this a goal for myself.

Goal 3:  Exercise for at least 20 minutes for 4 days - So, I didn't exercise the conventional way this week.  For the past 5 days I have spent 2 hours per day cleaning our garage.  When I started on Monday there wasn't even a path to walk into the garage.  10 hours and 12 trash bags later, we have a semi cleaned garage!  Things are organized, tools are put in tool boxes, the dust is swept, and I can finally get into the deep freezer.  I call that success!  If the hubby trashes it up (as he normally does) then my mug shot will be plastered all over the nightly news for murder. 

Today is my niece's 4th birthday!  Happy Birthday Lorelai, I love you so much!


Mrs. D said...

That's amazing for such a crazy week!!

Maybe you and I can hide out together after we hide the bodies!!

Dr. Fat To Fit said...

I love the reading goal. It is soooo important. I've been reading to my kids since they were newborns and they love it so much. My almost *gulp* 13 year old still likes me to read to him. Now, we read many of the same books and he LOVES reading. He'll even read a good book over playing the game boy. I consider this a HUGE victory. So good for you! And awesome news on the loss. Your niece is soooooo cute. A lovely pic!

Leslie said...

Congratulations on the milestone low. You're really doing well - steady down the scale, but not too fast. Though 3 lbs in a week is great. I remember the days with little kids - it's when I did some of my most significant porking out. Good for you for doing this now. Success is waiting for you!

fatgirlwearingthin said...

How cute is that picture??! Way to go on the loss, FM!! And cleaning the garage probably burned a ton of calories, so don't you worry :)

Katie J said...

You look stunning in that picture!

Great job with the loss! Keep it up girl and you WILL get below 300 before you know it!

Have a great weekend!

Michele said...

Sounds like a terrific week with scale victories! Good for you. Despite the hectic pace, staying true to eating.

NAN said...

I like that reading goal too. I am a reader and journal all my books. So far this year I have read 106 and am finishing the year out with classics; I'm rereading Grapes of Wrath. My married daughter teaches intensive reading at a local high school and most of her students hate to read. Congrats on the loss and yes, cleaning the garage burns a lot of calories!

Anne H said...

Just found you - so I clicked the button already!
I am looking forward to reading more about your journey and triumphs!

Jane said...

I just found your blog. I'm doing two challenges, Hot 100 and SDDDY. They're helping. Sounds like you're doing well. And BTW, I love the photo of you and your niece. I will be back, and am now following you.l Great blog!

Jennifer said...

Whoo hoo on the loss! And the new pic is great!


Alan (Pounds Off Playoff) said...

Great blog. Love the layout. I have two boys and the one time they were both in ties was a great photo op, too. Nice job with your loss - keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Great job for the week. Garage cleaning certainly counts as exercise!

~South Beach Steve

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