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March goals

Monday, March 04, 2013

While I was in Vegas I had the opportunity to listen to Jillian Michaels. I never was really a fan, but I really enjoyed what she said and how she said it. I didn't know she had a podcast show. I have listened to a few of the podcasts and am trying to reconnect on here to become re-motivated. One of the things she talked specifically about is setting goals. I've heard this before, but it was a good time...she talked about setting "SMART" goals and about writing them down and revisiting them often to remember what your goals are. So this is me working on me.

Goals:
Yes I want to lose weight. In the past year I am down 25#. I have lost a bit over 10% of my body weight. This isn't fast going. This isn't as much as I wanted, but this is progress. I want to keep losing weight. I want to lose another 40# and then reassess. But that is a huge goal. That is a scary goal. Even more than that goal, I want to be able to shop in the "regular" sizes and have them fit me. THAT is what I want.

How will I achieve that goal?

Track food consumed: I am getting better, but still need to make taking care of me a priority again.
Eat within ranges: Once I know what I am eating, I can more easily cut out the crap and extra calories. Even if I want the treat, will it help me reach my goals?
Move my body: I am back to rarely moving. I will go from 0-1 work outs per week to 3 work outs per week. These don't have to be hour long, but 10 or minutes of moving 3 times per week.
Re-frame my thinking to put me, not my job first: my job will be there, not much will come crashing down if I don't stay late or go in early. I NEED to be the priority, not my job. When my job is, I get stressed, I eat extra, and my relationship with hubby suffers too. These are BAD things.
Blog: I feel more connected and supported when I blog, even if it isn't long and thoughtful.

ok, those are not the SMARTest goals I could come up with, but they are the best I could jot down for it being 10:45 and my having a lot of homework I have been working on. I needed to step away from it and now I need to start heading to bed.

I did go grocery shopping today and I got some things that point me towards healthy eating. I paid the extra money and got eggs that are already hard boiled. I was sick of ruining eggs and being frustrated that they wouldn't peel. Breakfast this week is done! I also got some kimchi. For those that don't know, kimchi is a Korean, fermented, spicy cabbage (or other vegetable). My grocery store sells jars of it that are napa cabbage with bits of radish and something else in it. It has 15 calories per serving. I could eat the whole jar for 105 calories. Down side, it has some salt, but I don't really care about salt other than making me thirsty.

My hubby is traveling for work this week so I was on my own for dinner. I made some low carb pasta and cooked up a can of tomato sauce and mushrooms into a marinara sauce. In the past I can sit down and eat that serving of pasta with the whole can of sauce. I ate a lot of it, but just couldn't finish it all. This was weird. I am ok with it. I like the idea of my tummy telling me I am full and me listening to it and putting down the fork.

Last night we went and saw Bye Bye Birdie at our local dinner theater. It was a lot of fun. It made me a little reminiscent for high school but mostly I was really entertained and really enjoyed singing along.
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POMATOJUICE 3/4/2013 5:45PM

    It's great to hear from you again! Those are great goals, and I know you can do ALL THE GOALS. You've done bootcam, and kickboxing, or at least things that sound like kicking things. I know you can handle it and get your movement in every week :)

I have no tips on peeling eggs, though, sorry! I always kind of let them go for about 12 min and hope for the best. I dump the water out, fill it with cold, and start peeling them in the pot, under the water, when they no longer burn my fingers. It ususally turns out great!

Also.. I've heard that the fresher the egg, the easier it is to peel. I've always hardboiled eggs that were about to turn just to get them cooked, though, so I have no idea if there is truth in that or not!

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ATTACKFATCAT 3/4/2013 1:44PM

    They are achievable goals and you've laid out how you will achieve them, so I think they are pretty good goals to have!

I saw somewhere that someone suggested a little bit of baking soda in the water when boiling eggs makes them easier to peel? I've not had too much of an issue but I may give that a try. And sometimes you just have to compromise to be as healthy as you can be, whether that means already boiled eggs or individual servings of greek yogurt (me). It's hard enough finding time to prepare healthy meals during the week, but trying to portion out batches of plain yogurt and mixing it with stuff never works for me. It's better to buy the individual containers even though they are a little more expensive. I end up using all of those instead of letting the big container go bad.

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ADARKARA 3/4/2013 9:06AM

    I can see how forty pounds could be a daunting goal, but why not try and break it down into four, smaller goals? If you want to lost 40 lbs a year, work on losing 10 lbs every 3 months. That's a totally doable goal and you get to celebrate more!

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KARENCRANER 3/4/2013 12:13AM

    Great goals! Thanks for mentioning kimchi; I love it but hadn't thought about looking for it in the market instead of a restaurant. I'll check it out at the Asian market when I go to aconference next week!

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SUNSHINE99999 3/4/2013 12:05AM

  Ah yes, the ole high school days... Have a great week. emoticon

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