"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." ~ Anonymous

Friday, December 30, 2011

Weigh-In ... Hot 100 Final Update

Today's Weight: 181.5
Loss/Gain: +4 lbs

No, I'm not surprised. Unfortunately my Christmas Day did turn into a Christmas week. I wouldn't have even posted my weight today, because I know the weight is not going to stay on, except that I promised myself to be honest on this blog, whether up or down.

So, there it is. Once again I'm up a good amount during the Christmas break. It's not conducive to weight loss, but I know it's just a break from the norm. Looking over my past posts I've always seen my biggest gains during this week.

I have to admit that I'm not feeling my best. I haven't drank much water, I've not been hungry much at all because I just keep munching and I've eaten too many sweets to where now I'm looking at cookies like "blech."

I'm also not proud to post such a large gain and to have to admit that once again I failed at meeting a weight loss goal (Hot 100 Challenge), but I know that I'm not giving up and I will see a loss next week. In fact, it's the failure of the Hot 100 Challenge that bothers me the most because I do know I'll get back on track with my eating.

I think I need to remind myself to never commit to time sensitive weight loss goals...because I don't make them. Who knows....

Anyway, the weight is posted and there's nothing to be done to change today's results. However, there is a full day ahead of me wherein I can get back with my program. It may happen today, or it may not happen until Monday when our life settles back into a normal routine.

I could go on, but I won't. Please just trust me that it's not over. The new Leah will be back from vacation soon enough.

Goal: Lose 20 pounds
Results: Lost 4


  1. I agree about time sensitive goals. I do want to lose this 1/2 lb by New Years Day so I can be under 200 to start the new year, but I think I'll be okay if I don't make it. I've been asked to take part in challenges, but now I refuse. Weight loss is challenging enough IMO. I've just got to stay focused on myself and my own goals, not add additional ones! We'll keep losing in 2012, I know we will!!

  2. I wish you all the best on your weight loss journey in 2012!

  3. I hear you. Whenever I say I want to lose X amount in X time, I set myself up to fail. That is why this year I am not setting firm goals. I am just going to try and I am going to blog about it much more - even daily if I can. And where I am next New Years is where I am. I can hope for where I think I will be. But I started 2011 on such a high, thinking that I could hit my goal in 2011 and I did the complete opposite.

    Happy New Year and hopefully in 1 year we'll be a lot happier with that we've attained from a weight perspective!

  4. The GOOD thing is that you didn't just throw in the towel, Leah, and you are STILL focusing ahead! I count that a victory!

    Happy New Year - here's to fresh, new goals & SUCCESS!