So, for those of you who are new, the Hot 100 - Going out with a Bang challenge is something some of us are doing to kick off the end of the year with a bang. You can read about it at Steve's Blog here, or on my blog here.
My goals are:
Goal #1: Lose 30 pounds by December 31st. This is just over 2 pounds per week, (roughly 14 weeks)
Goal #2: Drink at least 64 ounces of water a day.
Goal #3: NO pizza or chinese food for the rest of the year! (I tend to order this weekly, needs to stop even if it's steamed/veggied.)
Goal #4: Eat a salad for one meal EACH day.
Wow, so ... I just realized that my weight loss goal is pretty tough. But dammit, if the Biggest Loser peeps can drop those pound each week, I have no excuse to at least maintain a healthy weight loss number on a weekly basis.
#1) Down from 190 to 186.8 (-3.2 pounds). Woo-hoo!
#2) Drinkin' the water, that's no problem.
#3) No pizza or chinese food, check. And that's really freakin' depressing, because I was watching this documentary last night on a woman who eats enough food to gain 2 pounds a day, and part of it was her chinese takeout, and it was those soft chinese noodles that look SOOOooo good, and I got all pissed off that I couldn't eat them.
#4) I honestly haven't hit this one every day. Pretty close! But sometimes when we grill a ton of veggies and corn, the last thing I have room in my tummy for, or am wanting, is a salad. I should just do salad for lunch on the days we plan to grill in the evenings.
Overall, not too bad! :)
Okay. On another note, I just need to address something really quick-like. You guys, over the last week I've just been completely flabbergasted and humbled by the insane amount of followers, comments, emails and blog posts I've seen at/about/for/to me. (Going from 112 followers to 969 followers in a week's time is off the charts incredible.) You have no idea how much it means. I literally was almost to the point of tears after reading this entry by The Insatiable Host, and this little intro on Frugal Magazine. This is not to mention the link love shown to me by the Name Nazi, Ashton Dene, and the wonderful Miss Marilee.
I just had to take a minute to thank all of you for your kindness, support and camaraderie. It's nice to know you're out there, and that I'm not alone in my craziness.
Oh! speaking of craziness, I'm gonna do two blog posts today. Keep an eye out for TMI Thursday. Comin' atcha later tonight.
I'd like to close with one of my favorite videos/songs. Dan and I sing this song together with gusto at least a few times a week and end up in laughing fits 'cause it's so hilarious. Anyone with food love of any kind will appreciate it. And you've got to watch it all the way through, 'cause the drama is just stupendus.
I LOVE that Veggie Tales song! So funny.
Hilarious as usual. And I'm very very happy for you and your successes. Even though I was here BEFORE the 900. Well, like a day before. But before nonetheless.
I cant stop sneezing. Oh and I cant find a DECENT pair of crazy socks for you! I hope to find some tomorrow. Ok...and thats all I have. Im gonna go sneeze some more now.
I just started following your blog, but I think its great that you've set a goal and are working on it. I did the Atkins Diet years ago and lost three pant sizes. Love the results hate the diet. I really want to get on a good diet plan right now but I've been procrastinating and it's been really difficult to start. Good luck on your goals!
Honestly, you give a true, real-life aspect to weight loss. You're not afraid to share the bare reality of it and that's inspiring to me! I've struggled far too much over the years to be something that I'm not when we ought to rejoice the little things (losing 3.some-odd pounds) cause those are the points that keep us going! :)
Love that song!! We have it on a fun kid's cd (not VT) and my kids giggle and sing! :)
Great job on sticking with your goals! Pizza would be sooo hard for me to go that long without. Although I have gone 2 weeks without it so maybe....
NAH! lol ;)
Keep going girl!!
Wow, that's quite the following. But you're so humble about everything, you totally deserve the recognition.
Also, that video was great. My son sat on my lap to watch it with me and sing along because he loves Veggie Tales. :)
Dieting is hard and love your determination and humor about it. Hmm, chinese noodles, probably not a good idea, but, whole grain thin crust veggie pizza is fine! I told a fellow blogger who needed a belly laugh about your blog today so expect those follower numbers to keep going up.
Dieting sucks but I like your mix of determination and humor about it. Whole Grain Thin Crust Veggie Pizza isn't okay!?!
I told a fellow blogger about yours today so expect those follower numbers to keep going up (unlike your weight - heehee :)
That song can ONLY be sung with gusto.
love it! Congrats on the loss again! You rock!
All I'm thinking about is cheeseburgers....
What an awesome weight loss for the week. You did great overall on your goals too! Make it a great day!
It's the cheeseburger song... I love the cheeseburger song!!!
Can I recommend the Bunny Song too =)
whilst sitting here at my table; a box of freshly delivered pizza is talking dirty to me (I mean really parlez-ing the "oooh baby") I stopped myself from eating any of it... I am not going to lie, I had it in my hand and I smelled it, and couldn't believe how great it looked BUT THEN...I nearly choked on the last mouth full of carrot that I was eating when I saw that I not only had a comment from you; but the fact that you linked my blog to yours and shared with other people how absolutely greatful you are! YOU TOTS DESERVE IT!!
I can't begin to tell you, how strange it is to know that "I am not alone feeling." I think that you really have a talent not only with lense, but with words. I hope that your goals and success bring you a chinese restaurant that serves zero calorie food, and a Parisienne Bakery that makes baguettes daily that only have 1g of carbs in them. I wish only great success to you and your photography and I can't wait until tomorrow to read again.
I think that you speak the truth and can't help but be hilarious. I seriously had to ask my child to whack my back as I was in serious need of oxygen when I read this post. Resusitation a Success and now I am the one who is flattered beyond belief.
All the best in 100 and I am going to do the same starting with that slice that got away...
Ok, I'm freaking out right now because I was almost positive that my hubs and I are the only couple out there who sing this song on a regular basis. Good to know we AREN'T the only ones. It's good stuff! Love Veggie Tales!!!!
Oh. My. God! My side hurts from laughing! I really love your blog.
Kepp going on your successes - I've never been able to stick to a diet/weight loss plan so you're totally kicking my ass.
Keep up the great work!
I just found this blog, and I've gotta say, I'll be following it.
AH!! HOW DID YOU GET THAT VIDEO?! I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO DO THAT FOR THE PAST HOUR!!
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