Friday, October 22, 2010
Hot 100 Update
Sharon and Tish - Biker Babes
18 mile ride to Mount Vernon - October 16, 2010
My wonderful days with Tish and her delightful family are drawing to a close. I'll be heading south towards Tennessee tomorrow morning and breaking the trip into two days so that I can do some leaf peeping along the Blue Ridge Parkway tomorrow. I have so much to write about and promise to resume regular posting on Sunday. Have missed Sunday Sharing and look forward to hearing from each of you this week.
I cannot thank you enough for your kind comments regarding my post about Margie. I find it so amazing that I was spending time with one blog friend and getting to know her on a personal level while saying "good-bye" to another. Margie and Bruce were special as shown by the huge response to the posts by her daughter. It still seems so unreal that I will not read any more of her posts. I so looked forward to them. To everything, there is a season..........................
My Hot 100 Challenge truly was a challenge this week and only one of my four goals was totally met. However, update I must, through the good and the bad. Hopefully, this will be my only off week. And in all honesty, it hasn't been that bad. Tish is a wonderful cook and takes great care to prepare meals that are healthy and on plan. She has taught me a lot! We allowed ourselves a couple of treats, but I promise, Tish ate NO chocolate!! LOL! I am satisfied that we have done well during a time we could have used as an "excuse" to go wild.
And so it goes for Week 4:
1) Reach my goal weight of 138 on or before December 31, 2010. I have not weighed this week. I suspect I held my own, but sincerely doubt I lost any weight.
2) I will eat nothing containing white sugar, white flour or trans fats. I have eaten small amounts of both sugar and flour this week. That does not meet this goal, but I am happy to say that the small amounts were enough and don't seem to have brought on the intense cravings I've experienced in the past after eating these things in larger amounts.
3) I will walk 10,000 steps every day or an average of 10,000 steps over seven days. Done
4) I will not eat between meals or after 7 p.m. Because of our schedule, it has been after 7 p.m. most nights when we COMPLETED dinner. During our bike rides, I did snack. All snacks were healthy and bike riding is an exception to this goal - snacks are a must for keeping energy levels adequate.
More tomorrow night from some quaint little town in southwest Virginia.