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25JAN10 - Goals for the Week

Monday, January 25, 2010

Happy Monday, SparkPeople!

My biggest goal is to try harder this week! I had opportunities to do good things last week, and sometimes I did not make the right choices to create the opportunities. Now I'm feeling a bit sluggish, but I'm not beating myself up (that's a nice change!). Instead I'm reminding myself that there's always room for improvement and that I've left myself a lot of room!


1 - Reasonable Bed Times, Up and Down
I was stressed - school work does that to me - so the bedtimes AND quality of sleep were impacted. This translated into missed workouts, which added to the stress load. This week has improvement written all over it!

2 - Workout, Even Just For 20 Minutes
Another chance to build good habits rather than letting the bad habits sneak up on me. In addition, I think I'd like to find a good ab routine to help mix up the routine.

3 - You eat / drink it, you log it
I'm not fooling myself. If I don't log it, those calories still count! Good eating habits are reinforced with accountability.

4 - Make time for me
It's not a problem - yet! - but it's another item that suffers once school is in full swing. I need to tell the books to "Back Off!" from time to time AND I need to not put guilt on myself for taking a break!

I hope that everyone has a great week; if not, be sure to plan one!!
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    Like the last part.. (well all of them but the last part was best)

    Make time for me! That is the key thing we have to remind us of doing... If we do not make time for our self there will be no progress :)

    Have a nice day :)
    4049 days ago
    I love your goals! You've hit the nail on the head with all of these. Sounds like we all play the "if-I-don't-log-it-it-doesn't-count
    " game! And bedtimes can get really out of hand if we don't watch them. I have no trouble staying up late, but that doesn't change the fact that I HAVE to be up by 6:30am. Ugh. OK, I'm gearing up for renewed commitment this week with you. Let's go for it!! And thanks for all your continued words of support!
    4054 days ago
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    So everything really does count even if I don't log it - Well Crap - ok - lol - I am working on getting back in that habit. I quit the beginning of December because I had maintained my goal weight but then I changed my way of eating - more clean - which is good -but, I'm up 2 pounds - although, not the end of the world I need to track before it gets out of control.

    Good luck with your goals. Make sure to take time for yourself. I'm going to try to do the same. Enjoy your week too!!
    4054 days ago
    "I'm not fooling myself. If I don't log it, those calories still count!"

    How true that is.

    You got a chuckle out of me with that one since I'm the same way. Late night is the worst for me. It's as if I fool myself into believing that anything eaten between 10PM and midnight doesn't count...and what my SparkPeople food log doesn't know won't hurt me.

    Yeah, right.
    4054 days ago
    Those are great goals. Logging food, especially when we veer away, is very important. Sometimes we actually eat fewer calories than we think!
    4054 days ago
    I love your attitude. Your goals are good ones and I hope that you achieve them. Especially the last one because you know what it will be like in school in month or two.
    Get some sleep. LOL.
    4055 days ago
    I especially like #4. Take care of yourself, the rest will happen. Good luck!
    4055 days ago
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