Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Hot 100

I am starting another weight loss challenge. It's kinda fun to be held accountable by "someone" or a blog.  I haven't lost a lot of weight this summer.  BUT. I consider it a success that I didn't gain weight. I truly believe without these weight loss blogs and motivation contests, that I would have gained. A lot.  While I still overate, they kept me balanced and motivated. 

That being said, I am NOT interested in maintaining. Which is what I've been doing.  I NEED to lose weight.  A LOT. 

Enter, The Hot 100.

  Here's what he has to say about the Hot 100:

What is the Hot 100?  The Hot 100 is a challenge focused on the last 100 days of 2010.  September 23, 2010 starts the clock.  From that day forward there are exactly 100 days left in 2010.  One hundred days to make this your year.  One hundred days to achieve your goals.  One hundred days, each and every one of which can be a great day!

There are prizes but more important, there is motivation!!  The prize that I really want is to lose weight!!  Really, really!! 

Goals!!  We all need goals!  So here are my 3 goals that I oh-so hope to achieve by the end of the year.

Posting:  I want to post regularly on the dieting blog here.  My original goal was to post daily but that just isn't happening.  Way too busy and half the time I don't have much inspirational stuff to say. I will continue to weigh in on Wednesdays and try to post other days as well.

Food Tracking:  This is super essential for me to lose weight and maintain control.  If I leave it to change, I stop caring.  I lost 100 lbs. from tracking daily. It worked. Then I stopped.  Now, 20 lbs. later, I NEED to get back into it. I've been whining about it forever but I just need to stick with it. I'm very hit or miss about it.  It needs to become a priority again.

Get moving:  I hate exercise.  I've made that clear on other posts.  Plus I have ankle issues to prevent me from hopping around and running, BUT, there are still plenty I can do. I need to start doing it. Regularly. 

Notice how I didn't put lose weight as one of my goals?  Well, if I post regularly, track my food and exercise, I WILL lose weight. So yes, of course, that is my ultimate goal.  But just saying "lose weight" doesn't say much. It's what you DO to lose weight.  SO - by meeting these 3 goals, weight loss will happen. 

I'm excited about this challenge.  I hope that many can get involved.  Check the rules for the Hot 100, you can start anytime before October 1st but DON'T WAIT.  Today's the day. 

This is linked with Works for me Wednesday over at We are THAT Family! Also linked with Weight Loss Wednesday from Angie's Healthy LIving Blog.


  1. Thanks for the great write up Debbi! I am super glad to have you on board!

  2. I hope things go well for you! Losing weight is very hard.

  3. Oh my gosh that is such a great idea! I'm going to do it too!!!! I really need to track my eating as well. I totally over eat. thanks for the post and great goals!

  4. I'm a "hottie" too (he he)! Your goals are great--I like your point on making the steps to losing weight your goals, not losing weight your goal. That's so true, if we set specific goals to get us to that ultimate weight loss goal, rather than making that the goal, we are more likely to succeed. Smart! Good luck! Let's rock this!

  5. I'm excited about the Hot 100 challenge. It's hard to believe there's only 100 days left to 2010. I can't wait to see all the progress we can make in the next 100 days. Good luck with all your goals!

  6. I'm here from the Hot 100...looking forward to picking up some recipes from you! I started at about your weight and look forward to following your success! Your goals sounds great and very reasonable and doable!

    Polar's Mom

  7. I find I am the same way.... if I dont have organization and acountability I am not doing as well. I am a huge fan of WW, but really anything that keeps you accountable works! I also cant believe there is only 100 days left in 2010. Where did the time go?

  8. Great goals! I feel the same about exercise! A necessary evil. :-D

  9. Stopping by from the challenge and oh my lanta! All this food staring at me looks DELICIOUS! I love love love new recipes, so I will definetely be back.

    Your goals are awesome! I agree with the exercise part. Who really ever likes to exercise? NOT ME! Can't wait to follow your progress.


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