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2013 Goals

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Some different goals for me in 2013:

- Weight maintenance! I'm at 180.8 right now, and my PCP and Bariatric Dr both have indicated they do not want me to lose any more weight. So my goal is to stay between 175 and 185.

- Running: At least four 5K races this year, and at least one 10K. Improve my 5K time to 27 minutes or better. For the 10K, I'll be thrilled if I finish in under 60 minutes!

- Projects: I've had this desire to build my own outdoor shed, which is something we need anyway, and my hunch is that I can do it much cheaper than if I buy one. So I'm going to invest in the plans to do such, including the ground prep, etc. The nice part is I can spread the funding for it so it does not become a financial pain.

- Financial: Continue to improve our financial house (i.e...reducing debt, contribute more to 401K, ,etc).

- Work: I started in a new position last September, so my goal here is real simple -- continue to learn and grow!

- Procrastination: I've gotten better about this, but I still procrastinate too often. Work to procrastinate less and do more!

- Live in the moment! Family, friends, events, sights, sounds, etc.

Happy 2013 to all my of SP friends!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    emoticon These are good goals! Good for you!

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HEALTHIERKEN 1/3/2013 12:42AM

    The outdoor shed sounds like fun! After all that landscaping you did last year, shed-building should seem like light work : ) And about procrastinating: it's OK to procrastinate when you're living in the moment ; )

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NWFL59 1/2/2013 11:15PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I look forward to the time I'll be joining you maintainers but I don't see it happening in 2013 but I should be able to get really close. emoticon

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MOBYCARP 1/2/2013 8:07PM

    Welcome to maintenance! It requires a different kind of attitude than weight loss, but it can be done. I don't know what your experience will be, but every so often I have to change how much I eat to keep the weight from going above or below my target range. Sometimes the change makes sense in the context of what exercise I know I'm getting, and sometimes I can't tell that I've changed my activity level until the scale rats on me.

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GREENGENES 1/2/2013 7:51PM

    Great goals. I think I need to join you on the anti-procrastination goal.

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    Awesome Goals, and congrats on reaching your goal weight! I'm so excited for you. Happy Healthy 2013 my friend!

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IUHRYTR 1/2/2013 4:17PM

    Solid goals, Patrick. From your past success I'm confident you will reach all of them this year. Stay focused and determined. -- Lou

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RUN4FOOD 1/2/2013 2:35PM

    Some good goals, especially living in the moment.
Hope you accomplish all of your goals this year.

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CHUBRUB3 1/2/2013 12:09PM

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WTG Mitch!!
Happy New Year and wishing you all the success you so deserve.

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PMRUNNER 1/2/2013 11:51AM

    Sounds like some good objectives!

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