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.