Friday, November 12, 2010

Hot 100 Update

Cucumber Gap Trail - GSMNP
November 2, 2010

This will be a very short post for the purpose of reporting my Hot 100 Challenge progress this week.  It's been an easy going week with respect to my goals and my eating.  I have eaten in a healthy way, but I'm well aware that I am eating more than I can on a regular basis if I expect to make any headway toward my goal.   I also believe if I continue in this way, I will eventually begin to gain.  

Here are my goals and my report:

1)  Reach my goal weight of 138 on or before February 28, 2011.  I have changed this goal from December 31 to the end of February.  I hope to show a good loss by December 31, but it is really important to me to reach goal weight by end of February and have a couple of months to settle into maintenance before we leave for Prague in early May.

2)  I will eat nothing containing white sugar, white flour or trans fats. Not perfect, but o.k.
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. Done

I am hiking tomorrow and really looking forward to it.  Our weather has been incredible this week.  I was up in the mountains today with a friend and saw that the trees in the lower elevations are still quite beautiful.  The hike I am doing tomorrow is 10.3 miles and is a trail I've never done, so I'm excited to add some new miles to my logs.  This hike will put me over 250 miles toward my goal of hiking 300 miles in 2010.  Only 50 more to go!  Pictures to follow......................
What are you doing this weekend?


  1. Pretty good job on those goals! That not eating between meals or in the evening is a tough one--and you succeeded! Congratulatons!

    I hope the hike is great fun. Our weather here is nice, too. Don't get 68 degrees in November in Pittsburgh every day, that's for sure!


  2. Sounds like a good week Sharon. Have fun on your hike. It is cold here so no bike riding for me.

  3. Congratulations on making such good progress on your goals, especially the 300 miles of hiking!

  4. Not a bad week - Keep it up!

    I hope you enjoy the hike tomorrow!

  5. Hi Sharon,

    Thanks for your kind comment on my last post.

    Of course I want to see what you're doing, as we have many commonalities in our weight-challenged life.

    Congrats on passing the 250 mile marker; that is a big accomplishment! Very good on the other goals, even if you think you should be eating less. You've got a good direction set here, so get your appetite on board!


  6. A week well done! The remaining 50 miles of your hiking goal will be a piece of cake!

    Mmmm, cake...

    I hiked downtown Memphis yesterday and saw a little bit of pretty foliage, but most of the color came from neon. :)

  7. Cheering you on! Very relaxing weekend here. Appointment with the eye doctor -- which happily went well -- bible study group here yesterday and haircut today. Even got in holiday shopping and lots of cleaning. Wishes for a great week!

  8. Hi, Sharon!
    It looks to me like you had an excellent week! Good for you. Michele