Friday, October 8, 2010

Weekly Weigh-In and Hot 100 Update

Well, my weight loss has slowed considerably, with 0.8 lost again for this week.  It's okay, but I'm going to have to lose just over a pound a week to meet my goal of 15 additional pounds lost by the end of the challenge.

I'm now down a total of 16.6 total.  It's still too soon to tell by looking at me that I've lost any weight, but I'll get there!

Hot 100:
Speaking of the Hot 100 Challenge, here's my update for this week:

1.  Lose 15-plus pounds by the end of the year / end of the challenge.  Despite a mild start, I'm still heading in the right direction with 13.4 pounds to lose by the end of the year.

2.  Get more sleep.  Still failing miserably.  I need to get a grip on my time management in order to make this happen, so I'm not scrambling around at night trying to finish everything up.

3.  Start taking vitamins.  I'm rocking this one!  By the way, I enjoyed everyone's comments about the Horny Goat Weed from my last update.  Still not sure what it really is intended for.

4.  Make a plan for eating and exercising over the holidays and stick to it.  This one is still several weeks off, but I'm already mentally rehearsing for it.

Book Club:
Last night was my monthly book club meeting.  It is one of my favorite activities ever.  In case anyone is interested, we'll be discussing The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton at our next meeting.
The Forgotten Garden: A Novel

We always start with drinks and appetizers, followed by salad and main course, plus dessert.  I passed on the sangria, which looked and smelled delicious, and I ate one Triscuit but none of the cheeses or meats on the appetizer tray.  

Then we had a nice green salad (dressing on the side).  My friend Wendy hosted last night, and bless her heart, she made a very healthy soup for the main meal.  Big chunks of veggies and chicken in a clear broth with nice spices.  Yum!  By the way, Wendy is my "tiny friend" I referred to in my post about the Chocolate Lounge.  Don't hate her for being thin - she really is one of the sweetest people I know.  She also served her world-famous artichoke bread, and I had one small piece of that.  

Then came dessert.  It was a lovely thick pound cake with berries and whipped cream.
Book Club Dessert

I had my dessert, but without the cake.  Still yummy!

My Version of the Dessert
Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Way to go on the loss. .8lbs...I'd be happy with that. I lost 2 in one week then gained them all back last week. What's up with that crap? Horny goat weed. I have no idea what that is but just reading those three words together made me laugh. :)

    Happy Hot 100.

  2. So proud of you for converting that dessert into a healthy alternative!! You're really on the way to meeting your goal. Holiday strategies will definitely help, but I also think it will be easier with these weeks under our belt! Congratulations on the losses for the week!

  3. OMG the dessert looks fabulous. I can't remember anything else you said. You lost weight. That's all that matters. All I can think about is yummy berries. My FAVORITE!

  4. Congratulations on the loss!

    That dessert looks amazing!

    I know what you mean about the sleep thing. I'm the worst for getting the bed way too late, sleeping too late in the morning and then then spending the morning running around like a chicken with my head cut off in the morning. Not a great way to start the day.

  5. Berries really DO it for me! I could eat them every day, Charlotte. Way to go on the weight loss. I've also released weight slower this week, but as long as it's going in the right direction, I'm happy! Good luck for the coming week!

  6. Oh I dread my book club during the challenge! Sounds like you had a good week:)

  7. You are going to rock your Hot 100 goals!

  8. Great job on the goals so far. Speaking of sleep though, I should probably get to bed.

  9. Looks like you are doing great, and way to go with managing that book club dinner so well!