Thursday, October 28, 2010

Weekly Weigh-In and Hot 100 Update

Today was a good weigh-in day.

First off, my WW buddy got her second 5-pound sticker PLUS her super-duper 5%!  Way to go!  I'm realizing how much better it is attending with somebody who is also really committed to this.  Celebrating each of these pounds and fractions of pounds that comes off just makes me want to keep going and not give up.

Then after she got her sticker prizes, I scored this little beauty...
Another 5-pound star!

As well as this!
10% Keychain!
I'm now down a total of 22.4 pounds.  Just 47.6 more to go before I hit my Weight Watchers goal!  I realize that sounds like a lot (and it is), but I'm almost a third of the way there.  Not too shabby!

How about a Hot 100 update?  You got it!

1.  Lose 15-plus pounds by the end of the year / end of the challenge.  I'm down 7.4 pounds from the start of the Hot 100.  This means I'm about halfway to my goal of losing an extra 15 during this challenge.

2.  Get more sleep.  It's always a struggle, but I'm still doing better.  Not perfect by any means.  Last night I actually turned off the light and went to bed right when I felt a little sleepy.  My husband wasn't even in bed yet, and I rarely do that.  I'm like a big heat-seeking lizard or something.  Need my warm fella to curl up next to.

3.  Start taking vitamins.  I was just about to go off on how amazing I am at #3 on my list, when I realized that for the first time I forgot to take my supplements today!  Well, other than today, I've got this one in the bag!

4.  Make a plan for eating and exercising over the holidays and stick to it.  Still have not purchased Halloween candy for the trick-or-treaters.  After this week's binge on candy corn, I realize I cannot be trusted with any kind of candy products of any form.  In fact, I'm a little concerned I might start wolfing down those spider rings I bought for trick-or-treaters if I'm not careful.  No, they're not SUPPOSED to be edible, but you should have seen me going after that candy corn!

Be good, and do good, my friends!


  1. Congrats on the accomplishments this week. It's good when you can find a partner that is as commited to weight loss as you are.

    When we got candy last week we picked up candy that he likes but that does not make me want any. Most of the kids around here like lollipops and tootsie rolls....not my favs...I really won't even touch them. Hey, gotta do what works right?

  2. You go girl! You are ROCKING it!

    I also wanted to let you know I took my blog down. I'm not quitting losing weight and getting healthy, but between work and school and Mom stuff, I just don't think I can do a good job at the blogging thing right now. Thank you for stopping by and for your encouragement during this short time I was around! I have stuck you in my Favorites and I'm looking forward to reading about your successes!

  3. Excellent on the loss!! Nice how you are motivating each other at the meetings! Good for you, keep it up! Can't wait until your sticker card is FULL!

  4. You're totally rocking this challenge and meeting your goals! I took a vitamin after I read this so I wouldn't forget. :) BTW, I hadn't been getting your updates and when I checked in, I saw several I hadn't seen. So I checked my spam folder and sure enough, that's where they went! So I marked them "not spam" so hopefully I'll get them from now on. Yay!

  5. I'm so happy to read about your great week!!
    We're not bringing any candy into the house either. It's the only way.
    have a great weekend!

  6. AWESOMENESS! You are rocking the WW. Congrats on the nifty key chain. Glad to hear you are sleeping more and taking your vitamins, sans today. You have to know this...CANDY CORN IS CANDY CRACK. Under no circumstances should anyone EVER be alone with candy corn. I'm OK if you eat the spiders. Pretty sure they are low cal and the extra fiber might do wonders. Ha ha. Good move on the no candy option.

  7. Wow, totally inspiring, Charlotte! I am a sucker for those little rewards - it just makes the progress seem so much more real.

    Hope Halloween went without mishap and this week is going to be another FANTASTIC one for you!

  8. Nice job Miss Charlotte!

    I wrote that post with you in mind Charlotte. I am sorry it took me so long to get it done but I may even make it a permanent page on my blog and add/edit as needed.