Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Goals Revisted

One of the biggest reasons diets fail is we don’t believe we can achieve our goal. One way to help us believe is to set short term goals we know we can achieve. Once we’ve achieved these goals we will feel empowered which will motivate us to set newer and bigger goals. The hope is to have a snowball effect until we wake up one day and realize we’ve created several healthy habits that we can keep for the rest of our life.

Way back in March I listed the following short term goals:

1. Walk 30 minutes a day ~~Accomplished
2. Drink 64-70 ounces of water a day. ~~Accomplished
3. Cut out all soda (currently drinking 1-2 cans of diet pepsi a day) ~~Accomplished
4. Be able to wear the nursing scrubs they sell at Walmart. (Silly but personal) ~~ Epic Fail
5. Walk 5K "Race for the Cure" on May 7, 2011. ~~ Epic Fail due to major illness

As you can see I accomplished 3 of the 5 which for me was a great accomplishment.  Then in May I had a major illness and everything went out the window.   So here we are with two weeks left in 2011 and I have decided to get a jump start on 2012.   So my short term goals to complete by January 31, 2012

1. Walk 30 minutes a day 5 times a week. ~~Accomplished
2. Drink 64-70 ounces of water a day. ~~Accomplished
3. Cut out all soda (currently drinking 1-2 cans of pepsi/mt dew a day). ~~Accomplished
4. No eating after 8:00pm. ~~Accomplished
5. Lose 10 pounds. (268.0 starting weight)  ~~Accomplished

My long term goals to complete by May 9, 2012

1. Be able to wear the nursing scrubs they sell at Walmart. (Silly but personal) ~~Accomplished
2. Lose 40 pounds. (268.0 starting weight). ~~  Nope
3. Walk 5K "Race for the Cure" on May 5, 2012. ~~Accomplished

There is a difference between giving up and not moving forward. I anticipate moving forward again.
Breakfast:  1 package of oatmeal - 100 calories
                  2 packs of equal - 0 calories
                  2 tablespoons of milk - 50 calories
                  10 ounces diet pepsi -  0 calories 
Snack:  8 ounces V8 - 50 calories 
Exercise:  Belinda Riley-Sanders completed a 1.10 mile walking activity. 
Lunch:  Large Salad - 0 calories
            1 serving of croutons - 30 calories
            1/4 cup shredded cheddar - 110 calories
            2 Tablespoons Thousand Island = 140 calories
            10 ounces diet pepsi - 0 calories 
Snack:  8 ounces V8 - 50 calories

Dinner:  1 Baked Chicken Breast
             1 serving of Rice
             1 serving of Green Beans
             1 Mountain Dew - 170 calories 
Exercise:  None 
Water:  41 ounces