I have fallen off the proverbial wagon way too often lately, so today I am jumping onto a new wagon instead – the Hot 100 bandwagon. There are 100 days left in 2010 and I intend to make the most of them.
I was hesitant to join in. Let’s face it, I did not do at all well on my last two challenges. But I really need to kick myself in the “you know where” and this might be just the thing. And really, it’s not like I can do worse than I have been already. So there’s no where to go but up (translated into the scale going down) at this point.
So thanks to South Beach Steve for hosting (is that the right word?) the challenge (which you can read more about here) and to some of my blog friends who have already posted about joining in, because that gave me the little push I needed. Okay, I needed a big push. (Thanks Tish.) But regardless, I’m on board and ready to go.
The challenge officially starts on September 23rd. Unfortunately, I will be traveling this weekend so that will already throw a bit of a wrench in my plans. And I am struggling to come up with the goals I want to set. At least three. With weekly updates. Sometimes I hate rules! Can you read my reluctance between the lines? Am I just resisting because I know it will be a challenge? (No pun intended there.) Okay Karen, enough of this already. It’s only 100 days and you know you need to finish the year off right. You can do this. Self-pep-talk here.
Okay. I’m in. And committed. My goals for the next 100 days are:
- No over-snacking. This means that I will not snack unless I am physically hungry. I am allowing myself one small exception with an after-dinner pudding cup if I want it.
- No refined carbs or sugars. I am going to give myself a pass on this one for the rare occasions that we go out to dinner with friends (less than once a month). I am being realistic here, not trying to make excuses.
- I will make a conscious effort to drink more water or water-equivalent beverages. I know this is not a very specific goal; I’m working on refining it.
I’m going to relax/modify my goals for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas. (Yes, we celebrate both.) I don’t know what that will mean yet, but I have plenty of time to think about it. I want to find the balance where I can enjoy a holiday and the special foods that come with it without going on a wild and crazy overeating binge.
I am not quite sure how I will fit the challenge updates in with my regular blogging. Maybe as a whole post; maybe as a footnote; maybe as an extra post. Pretty much I am still thinking this through, but I am on board and optimistic, as much as I am vacillating and indecisive. So tomorrow the countdown begins. 2011, here I come!