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Day 327

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Today is the day I review my September goals.
I go over them one by one - see what I've reached, and why. See what I haven't reached, and why not. And, in the next 3 days is there anything I can do to catch up on any...

1. Is to accept all BLC team challenges, and do WHATEVER my team leaders tell me to. ;-)

emoticon I have continued to LOVE this team. It helps keep me focused on my weakness - sticking with routine. The weekly challenges have helped, especially the strength challenges as I don't do enough. I have even changed my attitude toward strength exercises. Might do another blog about that.

2. Lose 5kg this month (started at 113.6) - I know this seems like a big goal, but I have a fair bit of fluid I just know my body is ready and willing to drop!

I don't know about this...if you take all the weight I GAINED through bad food choices and the odd binge, then the working hard to lose it all before the next weigh-in, then YES I have lost 5kg. BUT I haven't lost 5 kg from my September start weight. I am 110.6 now. Let's see what I can do in the next 3 days, eh! Goal, 2 more kg. Not impossible, but I'm not going to swing to an extreme and starve myself - I may have an eating disorder, but there's not an anorexic bone in my body ;-)

3. Quit smoking (starts today!)

emoticon Ahem...That lasted 5 days. 4 days more than last time. I'll keep trying til I make it!


4. Move coffee as a regular daily beverage to a weekly treat - substitute for chai or a cereal beverage (I only have one cup a day, but because of the blood pressure result this week I am stopping that)

emoticon This one shouldn't be so hard, but I am finding it so!


5. Buy a bunch of celery every week and add it to my snacks and meals at least 1 time per day (I have a larger, more ambiguous goal of 5 fruit and 5 veg per day by the end of October - this is a small specific step towards reaching this) Better still, add celery to my vegie garden!

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6. Walk Crusoe to school or home minimum of 5 times a week (40mins return trip)

Ug. I managed this one time per week. I know that I sabotaged it a few times by going slow in the mornings and not giving us time, but it sure adds those minutes to the tracker when I do! On holidays now, so this goal starts again in October.


7. Drop one size in clothes.


8. Three hours study every day.

Not yay. This I really have to work on. It's certainly not hard study, in fact I love it! Saboteur at work again. My fear of failure AND success, maybe? Just Do it, Jen.

So, 3 out of 8 goals achieved. I am certainly celebrating the 3 - Last month I met NO goals.
I also beat myself up with a binge. THIS month however, I am 3 goals down. I am creating and routine. I am more focused. I am more involved with my Spark Community.

I am thinking carefully about my October goals...


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GOANNA2 9/30/2012 8:27AM

    emoticon emoticon Keep going. You're doing great. emoticon

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WENDYJM4 9/28/2012 8:11AM

    congrats on your progress emoticon

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EMMACORY 9/27/2012 10:29PM

    I admire you for taking time to measure your goal. So many folks set goals that are not measurable and then wonder why they don't make progress. You are being honest and that will lead you to the goal line. I am rooting for you! emoticon

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LISAMG1220 9/27/2012 9:16AM

    Woohoo!!! You are doing a fantastic job!!! :)

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 9/26/2012 11:48PM

    You are rocking it! You should be so very proud of your efforts1

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-VIXEN- 9/26/2012 9:56PM

    Congrats on your progress! emoticon

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