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.
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.