It's time for another Hot 100 Challenge update. I have good news and not-so-good news.
First off my goals for December are:
Scale Goal: Lose at least 5 pounds during December, also known as the highest weight-gain season of the year and baking time!!!
Emotional Goal: Enjoy the holidays without feeling obligated to eat or taste everything. Learn that I don't have to feel like I'm missing out or deprived just because I choose to say no to licking the batter spoon every time or eating 3 cookies every time I bake.
The scale goal is nowhere near reached, but I have 20 more days to work on that. I'm not giving in to defeat just yet.
The emotional goal is being met partially. I baked some brownies for a Christmas party on Tuesday and did not eat any of them until I had a small one at the party. That was a big deal for me. Unfortunately, this past week has been crazy and I ate lots of brownies in the two days following. *sigh*
My really good news is that two days ago I wanted to give up on all of this - losing weight, exercising, cutting back on foods, etc. etc. but I'm back in a better state of mind today and I'm going to keep working on it.
Will I reach 199 by December 31st? I highly doubt it, but I'm not sure either. I will keep working on losing the weight and I will not give up.
It's not over 'till it's over!
Oh, and if you'd like to see how others are doing on the Hot 100 Challenge, hop on over to Steve's Blog, Log My Loss, and check it out here.