This is it, the final update for Steve's Hot 100 Challenge!
When we started, it seemed FOREVER away til the end. And now... it's over.
I have mixed emotions. I'm glad I joined. Thanks, Steve!
Yet... at the top of this post, the little blinkie says: We did it! Well, it was hard to put that up... I don't feel like I deserve it. "THEY did it, but not ME", my inner critic says.
Being totally honest... I bombed out on this challenge. I really did.
At least statistics-wise... and really, that WAS the whole point. To list your goals, then achieve them.
Not cop out by saying... "Oh, but look at all this other stuff I learned (while I was busy flubbing up my challenge goals)." So, even though I DID learn stuff along the way... I'm just owning it. I flubbed up. Period.
I had only 3 goals: calories, exercise and vitamins.
The only one that survived my hand surgery was taking vitamins. Well, gee, that WAS the easy one. ;-)
The next best one was calories. Had a few rough days. Most were so-so. But I ended up rebelling at counting them... so all I can say is... look at the gain for Dec 1st weigh in! That says it all. As Dr Phil would ask: And how's that workin' for ya??
The exercise: yes, I used my hand surgery as an excuse. Then the hand infection. Now this cold I caught from Jim. Never fear... there will always be many excuses from which to choose.
What's that saying? "If you WANT to, you will find a way. If you do NOT want to, you will find an excuse." Uh huh. Guilty as charged.
I'm disappointed, yes. But even though the previous paragraphs might sound harsh, I'm not "too" bummed out. It's just I am trying to be honest with myself, and not downplay and justify my lack of focus and progress, in order to make myself feel better about it.
In fact, with all the "other" stuff I've been learning lately, I feel pretty good, actually. I visited Disappointmentville briefly, then picked up my bags and blew town! I've moved on!
I am sooo ready for the new year, and my new goals and new attitude. I am excited for what's to come.
Even though I didn't do too well (okay, I did lousy) at this challenge, I appreciate all the time and effort Steve put in leading it. If you are looking for a challenge some time, I would highly recommend catching one led by Steve at Log My Loss. He is very supportive, and it's fun being a part of one of his challenge communities, and I really enjoy his weekly motivational videos. You can visit Steve HERE.
Tonite I have a date with Dick Clark, since MyGuy ALWAYS snoozes in the New Year. See ya next year!
From Dr Phil's book: "It will happen because you have made the decision to step up and do what it takes to have what you want."
My verse for today: "But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him."
My quote for today: "May your heart always be joyful. May your song always be sung." --Bob Dylan
Enjoy the Journey,