Soooo, the challenge was, for me… ahh… challenging, to say the least.
There were some highlights and some very low-lights. Bottom-line, for those of you looking for one, and for those who might appreciate a bit of brevity and conciseness, I did not reach my goal weight (and most weeks I did not meet my challenge goals).
But one thing I learned this year, is that my goal weight is not my goal. (And that is a post for another day, since Michele has been nagging asking so nicely.)
Actually, I learned a lot this year. And sometimes I even managed to apply the lessons learned and sometimes I managed to learn from my many mistakes missteps. I can say with certainty that I learned that challenges don’t work for me; don’t motivate me. What they do give me is another support network. And I want to thank you all for that:) And I especially want to thank Steve for organizing the challenge and cheering us on and bringing us all together.
One thing I really enjoyed about the challenge was the weekly updates. Who knew?! Much as I also dreaded the confessions, there was something about that weekly post, summing things up and looking forward, that was so easy for me to write. So, maybe I will find a way to incorporate something similar going forward. Maybe.
100 days passed in the blink of an eye. And I admit that I feel a small sense of regret that while my eye was blinking I was all too often eating crap. (I wonder how many calories eye blinking burns!) But, the past few days I have been eating well and remembering how much better that makes me feel, both physically and emotionally. I have shaken off the pressures and onus of the holiday (overeating) season and maybe also of the challenge itself. Who knows why I did what I did and ate what I ate – I certainly don’t.
So, enough of that. Challenge over. Moving on.
Happy New Year everyone! Here’s to 2011 being our best year ever. I’ll probably be ringing in the year asleep (until the neighbors start cheering). Any fun plans for the rest of you?