weekly goals #7

{Sunday, July 24th – Saturday, July23rd}

I’ve sort of fallen off with my weekly goals. I’m not even going to review my weekly goals #6, because I don’t think I met any of them!

I’m really not sure what happened, I guess life just got busy. I haven’t recorded my food or exercise in almost a week. Maybe this past week was just loaded with too much to do and too much opportunity to screw it all up. So here I am, admitting I’ve fallen off track, but determined to get back on track. Starting now!

Eats

  • track all food at fatsecret.com
  • eat at least 5 servings of fruits/veggies per day
  • at least 64 oz. of water a day
  • stick to meal plans for the week
  • no chocolate/ice cream/candy on during work trip
  • limit liquid calories to no more than 500 per day on work trip
  • try a new food (trying out Greek Yogurt, I know, I’m so far behind the bandwagon, but I’m not a big yogurt fan)

Activities

  • 2 x RPM classes this week (Mon. and Weds.)
  • Try Sh’Bam class on Tues. at 5pm
  • Workout when I get back from work trip (one of my downfalls is to not work out when I get home, even though I get home early enough to fit some activity in!)
  • Go to summer book study on Tues.

Spends

  • Returns to Wal-Mart and Nordstrom Rack
  • Exchange to Bed, Bath, and Beyond
  • No eating out! (exception…during work trip, since it gets reimbursed)
  • No spending on clothes, jewelry, music, books, etc.

Works

  • Complete presentation for boss’ review
  • Draft clinical message for product A
  • Learn technical aspects of Product B
  • Do a “last night’s dinner” blog post 🙂

And there we have it. I’ve got a lot to accomplish this week, but I’m pretty sure I can do it. And actually, my number one goal should be to print this thing out! I think that’s part of my problem is that I don’t remember what goal’s I’m striving for since I rarely look back at the list during the week (and I can’t get access to this blog at work).

Have a great week!

Listening: Cowboy Take Me Away ~ Dixie Chicks

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weekly goals #6

I think I’ll try week 5 goals all over again! I really need to get and stay focused. I plan to  move a lot more this week!!!

Eating

  • Record all food at fatsecret.com
  • Drink at least 64 oz. of water a day
  • Get 5 servings of vegetables a day
  • Keep eating out in check (have a belated bday dinner and a BBQ to go to)

Exercise

  • Be active every day!
  • Make it to at least 1 RPM class and 1 BodyPump class
  • Try a  Zumba or Sh’Bam class
  • Record all exercise/activity at fatsecret.com

Other

  • Schedule remaining meetings for planning for my BIG project
  • Submit proposal presentation for a conference workshop at the 2012 annual meeting
  • Read 1st 3  chapters of ‘Crazy Love’ for my summer book study at church
  • Dinner out with girlfriends to celebrate my birthday

Have a great week!

weekly goals #5: in review

Oh boy, I really screwed up this week. I think all of my goals went out the window from Wednesday on…

Eating

  • Record all food at fatsecret.com: only managed to do so on Mon/Tues
  • Drink at least 64 oz. of water a day: didn’t keep track
  • Get 5 servings of vegetables a day: didn’t keep track
  • Limit sweets on my birthday: aside from drinks, I didn’t have any sweets on my bday

Exercise

  • Be active every day for at least 20 min. (including during work travel): so-so
  • Record all exercise/activity at fatsecret.com: nope didn’t do this either

Other

  • Make an impact at the work conference/trade show I’m attending. I have a few meetings with VIPs so they need to go well!: I’ll say I did this!
  • Celebrate my birthday!: Did this too!
  • Do something “summery” on the 4th (i.e. go to beach!): I can’t remember what I did, oops!

Off to think about how to get back on track this coming week!

weekly goals #5

I really need to spice some things up with my goals. I started with having too many, too complex ones, and now I think mine are too simple. I’ve got a big week ahead with travel for work, so let’s see what I should focus on. (Oh, and it’s also my birthday!)

Eating

  • Record all food at fatsecret.com
  • Drink at least 64 oz. of water a day
  • Get 5 servings of vegetables a day
  • Limit sweets on my birthday

Exercise

  • Be active every day for at least 20 min. (including during work travel)
  • Record all exercise/activity at fatsecret.com

Other

  • Make an impact at the work conference/trade show I’m attending. I have a few meetings with VIPs so they need to go well!
  • Celebrate my birthday!
  • Do something “summery” on the 4th (i.e. go to beach!)

After this week, my work travel slows down and I think I’ll be able to focus on some more concrete goals.

Have a great week!

weekly goals #4: in review

I’m not really sure what happened to this week but it flew by! I hardly had a minute to think about my goals. I came down with a cold on Wednesday, so it’s been hard to get moving. And I’ve been eating right…I think. So let’s see how I did.

Eating

  • Record all food at fatsecret.com YES!
  • Drink at least 64 oz. of water a day YES!
  • Get 5 servings of vegetables a day: Most days I did get at least 5 servings, but I didn’t keep track so I don’t know for sure.
  • No ice cream or cookies (this might be hard, I just discovered that my local Ralph’s now carries the world’s best ice cream, Graeter’s!): Nope, grr! I broke down on Tuesday and took myself to Ralph’s and got the Graeter’s ice cream, and not just one pint, but two! But I was accountable for those and recorded them in my food tracker.

Exercise

  • Be active every day for at least 20 min.: Nope, getting sick prevented this.
  • Make it to the gym for 3 classes this week: Nope, again, being sick really sucks
  • Record all exercise/activity at fatsecret.com: Yes, this is the easy one!

Other

  • no spending money until payday except for one “street truck” lunch at work: YES, except for supplies to try and keep my cold at bay
  • turn off the computer one night this week: YES, I left my laptop at work on Monday.
  • turn off the tv one night this week: oops, can I blame being sick again?
  • go to church, catch up with friends, and praise the Lord!: Partial, I did go to church and I did praise the Lord, but I didn’t take the time to catch up with friends afterwards.

So, I didn’t do so bad. I’m bummed I didn’t work out more, but this darn cold made me drowsy and coughing, 2 things that don’t mix well with exercise. I am proud of myself for continuing to be accountable for all the food that enters my body. Even if it is ice cream, chocolate, or a 2nd lunch! And I’m finding other ways to be active, and while they are not always calorie burning, I’m getting my butt off the couch and out of the house.

The real victory I had this week was on the scale. I am down 9.5 lbs. since June 7th. I am well on my way to getting healthy. This journey is going well!

Have a happySunday!

weekly goals #4

I did pretty well with my goals for week #3. I took a week off from setting any goals, mainly because I was traveling from Sunday to Wednesday, and it’s just so hard to really keep on track with things. But I think I did fairly well. In fact, I weighed myself today, and I’m now at my lowest since I started these weekly goals. So here goes…

Eating

  • Record all food at fatsecret.com
  • Drink at least 64 oz. of water a day
  • Get 5 servings of vegetables a day
  • No ice cream or cookies (this might be hard, I just discovered that my local Ralph’s now carries the world’s best ice cream, Graeter’s!)

Exercise

  • Be active every day for at least 20 min.
  • Make it to the gym for 3 classes this week.
  • Record all exercise/activity at fatsecret.com

Other

  • no spending money until payday except for one “street truck” lunch at work
  • turn off the computer one night this week
  • turn off the tv one night this week
  • go to church, catch up with friends, and praise the Lord!

I think these are all pretty doable and will help me to get back on track after this past week.

Have a great week!

weekly goals in review #3

I know, this should really be week #4 in review, but I was traveling last weekend and didn’t get a chance to set any goals. So this reflects the week before this past one, when I didn’t have to be on the road! Overall, I think I did pretty good. Eating right and exercising all week. And I still didn’t get to the gym, but walking and Wii work do count. Oh wait, I went to the gym once, and did BodyFlow. I needed to stretch out a bit and get a bit more centered! I did weigh myself before I left on Saturday and I was still the same as my weigh-in day on Tuesday. While I was hoping to be down a little bit, I was glad the scale didn’t go the other way!

Eating

  • Record all food at fatsecret.com: Done
  • Drink at least 64 oz. of water a day: Done
  • No ice cream or cookies:Done
  • Limit airplane snacking while on work trip (i.e. no buying peanut butter m and m’s or reese’s pieces at the airport!): Done
  • Make good food decisions while on work trip (i.e. limit sugars and high carb foods, limit alcohol, remember those are liquid calories!): Ha ha, yeah right!

Exercise

  • Be active every day for at least 20 min., whether that is hitting the gym, taking a walk, or playing Just Dance 2 on the Wii, every activity counts: Done
  • Record all exercise/activity at fatsecret.com: Done

Other

  • Finish current book: Finished on the plane
  • Don’t back out on friends and wine tasting at the last minute: Oops, I didn’t go
  • Spending Plan for week: Clinique makeup, black capris, wine tasting ($10), lunch out with friends (i.e. no need to buy anything else!): Spent a bit more on makeup, clothes and a purse than I thought. But returning one shirt and the purse this week!

Looking back, eating and drinking and working out on the road

I survived my work trip to New Orleans, and only brought back 3 extra pounds. I am really hoping it is due to my “favorite” time of month. I did not go overboard on the food, I spent most of the days standing at a trade show booth, and I walked back and forth between the convention center and the hotel. However, I did go overboard on the drinks. The first night I was there I added up all the drinks I had over 700 calories in drinks alone, and this was hard liquor plus diet soda. The next couple of nights I kind of lost count of the drinks, and didn’t figure my calories for food either. I thought I would be able to generally keep track of my calories, but I didn’t. I also only got in one workout, and it was  onlyfor 20 min.

So I guess I know what I should concentrate on for this coming week. I’m looking forward to continuing on this journey. I’ve had a good start, and I’m committed to recording my food, counting my calories, and burning the calories off.

Look for my weekly goals #4 very shortly!