OK, these are Baby Step goals. In doing these, I hope to work toward that goal of limiting Evening Eating. (The BIG ONE!)
( 3 possible points each of six goals.)
My WUB (weekly update blog)
FEBRUARY 1 st :
1.Working toward 500 Fitness Minutes goal for the month of January. 3 points
Over 1000 POINTS!
2. "Daily, base 2 of 3 meals on veggies." 1 points I did not get shopping till Thursday. Darn.
And did not plan my meals very well this week. Fatigue made that hard to do.
3. " No more than one cup of coffee per day.
And drink minimum of 8 glasses of water and/or green tea per day." 2 points...
How to improve: in the morning, replace the coffee with green tea. It still has caffeine. Later in the day use decaf green tea! From experience I can't sleep well after coffee or reg. gr. tea.
And use the stuff for energy from the naturopath. And get more sun
now in the winter months.
4. "Limit SP time to 2 hours. ...
... so "Me Time" is used for a hobby or seeing a friend or something active like taking a walk." 3 points
Made a new friend who might lead to some different activities for me! Wrote on a geocaching forum to find a local buddy to go with. Still working on this. Realized I could hire someone for caregiving 1 evening (Duh!) once in awhile so I can get out in the evening occasionally. I had only before thought of have someone most evenings or none at all.
#4. How to improve: Since hitting Level 18 in sparkpoints I need to change my focus to actually DOING the things that make me healthy like daily exercise and eating 3 real (and veggie based) meals and only 2 snacks each day .
Only 2 snacks!! Oh my!!
5. Water aerobics at least 3 times per week---- 3 points! Doing well on this goal--more than 3 times.
6. WUB Actually write the Weekly Update Blogs on these goals to keep me focused. 3 points!
And, definitely writing the Weekly Update Blog has helped keep my behavioral goals in mind week after week. These 6 habits are getting more solid.
Also, I am even realizing what NOT doing them does to me.
Coffee makes it hard to get to sleep --so the kitchen beckons even during the night.
Getting to water aerobics regularly gets me out of the house and also helps me sleep better. Forcing myself to eat 2 veggies a day encourages me to actually shop for what I need, plan my meals, and lessen eating goodies between meals.
Eating the 2 daily veggies also gets me out of the house more often. I really, really am fatigued
often and shopping is not at all easy for me. When I put it off too long, I get into big trouble!