We are 10 days into November (1/3 of the month over already!) and I have spent most of it stressed and feeling crummy! It is not a good place to be. Today is better, but that may be a reflection of not having to go into work!
I have plenty of positive thinking exercises that I can manage to pull myself together enough to do in the morning, but lately by the end of the day I am just wiped out and tired of the ins and outs of daily life. I have been slacking on exercise and making poor food choices. The one positive that stands out is that I haven't been stuffing myself silly with junk food - there have been no binges or eating too much (volume-wise, not necessarily calorie-wise).
So on to my November goals recap:
1. To weigh 224 by November 30, 2012
Current weight 232 - same weight as the beginning of the month, so no progress on that score!
2. To faithfully log everything I eat.
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There have been several meals that were part of meetings at work, so I have had to guesstimate some meals. I have been over my total calorie range 3/10 days. I have stayed close to the lower limit of my calorie range on the days I have prepared my own meals. My average calorie intake is still 100 calories below my calorie range upper limit for the 10 days. 4/10 days I was too low on my protein intake. Usually when I am exercising enough I crave protein-rich foods, so I think this is a symptom of my lack of exercise!
3. To only eat when I am hungry, and only enough to satisfy that hunger.
but as I said above, I need to improve my food choices!
4. To walk/jog at least 75 miles for the month.
16.6/75 so far, so I am short of the 1/3 mark (25 miles) for the first third of the month! (4.2 miles for today - like I said, today is a better day!)
5. To log at least 2000 fitness minutes for the month.
456/2000 (165 of those minutes are from today!) not even a 1/4 of the goal met so far... definitely need to push myself to exercise even when I don't feel like it! I have felt stressed and in a bad mood for most of this month, those two problems could only improve with more exercise. I know this, but I still lack the discipline to push myself.
6. To get out of bed every morning without snoozing the alarm!
7/10 - This is not as good as I would like, but better still an improvement over last month.
7. Progress report periodically (at least once/week) via blog.
10 days is definitely more than a week!
Life at work is crazy this month, not an excuse for my slacking, but true nonetheless. The last 10 days of the month will be even more crazy, so I really need to buckle down and make some serious progress for the next ten days! Hopefully I can build some momentum that will keep me going through the end of the month.