Thursday, September 30, 2010

DAY 413 My First Hottie Update!


Hi there Journal & Friends!

Time once again for my Hot 100 Update!


Steve's Hot 100 Challenge started on Thursday, September 23rd. So, Thursday is the day of the week I picked for my Hot 100 updates.
(It's not too late to join, go HERE)

I am excited and all charged up about this Challenge!



My goals for the Hot 100 are:

1.  Stay within my Calorie Budget (1600/day for 6 days/wk & 1800/day 1day/wk). 
YES, did very well. Went over a few on one day, but on the whole, I did good!

2.  Exercise 6 days/week. 
Eek...must 'fess up that I fell prey to excuses on this one. I didn't make it all 6 days. But as of this instant, I am determined to do better! 

3.  Take my Vitamins EVERY day.
Well, I DID do this one terrific!

And I am UNofficially shooting to be out of the 300's and into the Two-sies by the end of the year... a place I have not been in 27 years!!! I am going to be sooo excited when that happens!


Tomorrow is October 1st, so I'll have the results of my Monthly Weigh Day. We will see how close I am to that year-end Two-sies goal.


There you have it. So... why do another Challenge??

Well... sometimes you feel like you have the weight of the world on top of you, and need something fun to help keep you focused on dreams and goals.


I joined reluctantly at first, then as I worked on envisioning my goals, the fire lit under me and I got excited! And the enthusiasm of the other Hotties WAS contagious, it really was!

It's not too late to join, you still have until Friday, October 1st. Go visit The Head Hottie, South Beach Steve HERE,   and sign your little self UP!!  

Come on... you know you want to. And you don't need to have a blog, either.

Be brave, be bold, and DO it!


Today's Peek at the Past (Cool! I was thinking about this very kind of thing, in connection with this Challenge... that we need to clean up our thinking and be around POSITIVE input in order to get charged up again, to make our goals by the end of the year. Yay!)

From Day 52, September 30, 2009:

"Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life."

What we read, what we hear, music, tv, the people we allow to influence our thinking...this really is a big deal!

So I want to be selective in choosing which people I allow to influence my heart, my "wellspring of life."


This idea of guarding our hearts even extends to the blogosphere-interwebs. I have had to make choices as to which people I will allow to influence me on a regular basis. There is only so much time, and I want to spend it wisely. I don't make that choice based on the blog's popularity, but rather on a few simple questions: 

Is absorbing what this person is putting out going to make me a healthier, better, more loving and whole person??

How do I feel after leaving the this persons blog...uplifted, encouraged, inspired; or even if I don't totally agree, did it help me think, grow and learn?? 

Do I feel a kinship with them...a connectedness because we are on the same journey to wellness??

Are their values and philosophies of life compatible enough with mine...do they add to me or detract from me??

Do they, ultimately, CONTRIBUTE to or CONTAMINATE my journey to becoming a healthier person??

If all this sounds self-centered...maybe it is. But I, and I alone am responsible for what I allow into my life. I am not a victim...I have choices.

(For complete post "Guard Your Heart & Distilled Wisdom " click HERE


From Dr Phil's book: "Never tell yourself beforehand that something is impossible, nor set limits on your efforts."

My verse for today: "Therefore I have set my face like flint..."

My quote for today: "Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts." --Winston Churchill

Enjoy the Journey,

Loretta
=^..^=


12 comments:

MargieAnne said...

Hi this is good. Guarding your heart is so important. Like you, I try to limit my Blog reading to those I find helpful or in some cases to those I feel I can contribute encouragement. I have started reading a few then stopped when I found they had lifestyles I couldn't and didn't want to buy into.

One thing about the internet is you can make these selections for your own good. Much easier than face to face interaction. Having said that I still spend far too much time reading other people's Blogs and I'm not having much success in deciding which ones to cut out. I do enjoy this community of people and the writing and reading but it doesn't do much for my housework and crafty projects. *laugh*

M Pax said...

Flaming your enthusiasm is key. Glad you're having fun. I'm excited for you. Looking forward to the big announcement of breaking into the twos. I know you're going to do it.

Shane G. said...

I had no idea it was time already for Hottie updates but it is isn't it? It looks like you have gotten a good start on your goals. I will be anxiously waiting on the weight in!

Deb Willbefree said...

:D Twotersville here you come!

That flashback--I've been thinking lately that I need to clean off my blog roll a little. That there's only so much time and I want to focus on those bloggers that I truly relate to, etc. Your flashback questions summed it up erfectly.

I don't know if you read Kenz at All the Weigh or not, but there is a post there about motivation vs determination. When I read it this morning, I thought of you and meant to post the link here. Today's scripture confirmed that.

I'll be back and drop the link off. :)

We're burnin this thing!

Deb

Genie @ Diet of 51 said...

Congrats on doing so well during your first week of the challenge!!

That hamster is making me laugh. Or cry.

I'm sure you'll see the twosies soon!

Jules - Big Girl Bombshell said...

Good job! and I will be back to check on your progress....you keep me motivated! (I joined the challenge because of you , ya know!)

Deb Willbefree said...

Here ya go! http://alltheweigh2009.blogspot.com/2010/09/motivation-v-determination.html

:D Deb

cmoursler said...

I have been thinking on this lately as well. I think limiting negative people is key. Some people you can help or talk to...their negativity is a result of depression.
Some people are negative and arrogant. Much different.
Good luck on the upcoming week.

dawne said...

Thanks for the info on signing up late. I may just do it. I'm routing for those 200's for you.

Karen said...

I was hesitant to join another challenge as well; I did not do well on my last two. But the company is great and maybe some of the amazing motivation out there will rub off on me:)

Veronica said...

Great job meeting your goals. I agree, the enthusiasm and support of the other hotties is so contagious! love it. keep up the good work!

South Beach Steve said...

Loretta, your excitement is contageous! I am glad to have you on board!

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