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Time to set some GOALS!

Alright, since I am fully committed to FINALLY accomplishing my weight loss goal, I am going to set some goals for myself and publicly declare them!!  🙂

GOALS

  • Count calories/points (depending on the day) and actually sticking to that.  I am aiming for 19 points/day or 1,300 calories/day.  This will vary slightly depending on my activity level, schedule, etc.
  • Drink more water!!!!  I am aiming to drink a minimum of 64 oz. of water daily.  My water bottle at work has oz markers, so that is the easiest for me to track.  If I can get in my 64 oz. during my work day, all the water I drink in the evening would be a bonus!!
  • Use the stairs at work to go to the bathroom!  My desk where I sit at work is literally 10 steps away from a bathroom!  However, if I go down the hall and up a flight of stairs, there is another bathroom.  I’m making it my goal to use the upstairs bathroom at work unless I’m in a huge hurry for a meeting or something.  Bonus: the upstairs bathroom is cleaner and smells better!
  • Walk, walk, walk…..I have a VERY sedentary desk job and I’m going to try and get up and about as much as possible.
  • Approach parties, holidays, gatherings, etc just like any normal day.  I used to have VERY good self control in those situations the first time I lost weight.  And it worked!  Now however, I use it as an excuse to splurge and as a result, have the feeling “well, now the day is shot, I might as well have those cookies in the pantry, or that ice cream in the fridge!  I’ll start over tomorrow”….I need to get rid of that mentality!  I have a CHOICE in what I put in my mouth!  Sometimes I forget that!  I’m not going to starve to death if I choose not to eat something just because “it’s there”!

Those are the main ones that I can think of for now.  I also want to implement goals such as getting in 5 servings of fruits and veggies, 2 servings of dairy, etc but right now that is too big of a step for me.  Unfortunately we are on a grocery budget and those things are expensive, plus we don’t get to the store very often so my options are somewhat limited.  I try to eat as many fruits and veggies as possible, but it’s sometimes hard because I would buy a TON of produce and half of it would go to waste.  Chad doesn’t like that stuff so I’m preparing it just for myself which isn’t always ideal.  I’m still working on finding a happy medium of getting those things in.

Thanks for reading 🙂  I feel like “announcing” my goals will help cement them for me!!

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