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A goal by any other name...


Thursday, October 03, 2013

I posted September goals but with two big challenges and various sub-challenges going on and multiple ways to track, report and - of course - achieve them, I'm not going to make a separate list for October. My Is that OK with everyone? Good! I'm glad you all agree with me on that one!

Basically, the plan is to stick to the plan. On the BLC (Go Azure!) we post Course goals each Wednesday, then report back the following week on how we did. Then we post what we need to tweak, add, or change up. Here's my update for the past week
1. Track food and exercise daily. emoticon
2. Coke Zero reduction. It was a bit more than the week before, but still less than it had been.

3. 30 minutes of exercise a day. If the feet are giving me trouble, then do seated cardio a la Coach Nicole or ride my bike. emoticon
I got new insoles and new shoes to help with the plantar fasciitis and it's getting better! Got in a couple of longer pole walks last weekend! emoticon

4. No eating after 9 PM. All but one day.

5. Take my vitamins! Missed a day.

6. Minimum 6 hours of sleep per night. 7 or 8 is even better. Got only 6 on two nights.

7. Blog once a week. emoticon
8. Post on the Azure thread at least 3 times. emoticon
9. Post BLC Weekend challenge stuff. emoticon
10. File my German tax return. emoticon

In the week ahead, I've also committed to 15 minutes a day of housecleaning and 5 short sessions of ST together with my Azure buddies.

On Tuesday, I take off for a 4-day retreat in Switzerland. REALLY looking forward to that!

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DDOORN 10/6/2013 10:59PM

    Oh my, Switzerland must be calling you BIGTIME! Congrats on your successes and what a wonderful reward for yourself! Have a blast! :-)

Don

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FITNHEALTHYKAL 10/6/2013 9:49AM

    You are rockin' your goals! Be gentle with yourself. As Para says, these are a framework for your journey and meant to be rewarded, not chastized!

Are you packed and ready for your retreat? 15 years is a long and wonderful history and tradition of going!

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SUSANELAINE1956 10/4/2013 5:24PM

    You are doing great. I especially want to wish you luck on your retreat. emoticon

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ZANNACHAN 10/4/2013 1:01PM

    Looks like you are off to a good start--sure, some room for improvement, but a pretty soild foundation! You can do this!!!

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CAROLYN0107 10/4/2013 12:59AM

    I know what you mean. There are so many different goals for different challenges one almost needs to make a chart!

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ANGORA4 10/3/2013 11:24PM

    Excellent!

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RUNNERRACHEL 10/3/2013 8:31PM

    emoticon It is great that you are continuing with your goals, and setting new ones. Keep up the great work!

Have fun on your retreat! emoticon

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FEISTYOWL 10/3/2013 5:23PM

    You're doing great! And I wanna go for 4 days in Switzerland (my hubs grandfather is from there). Have fun relaxing!

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VISUALLYRICS 10/3/2013 3:49PM

    emoticon Michelle! emoticon cheering for YOU Miss Azurita! emoticon

...:::and a 4 day retreat sounds dreamy . . . emoticon emoticon how Fab is that?!

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PARASELENIC 10/3/2013 3:40PM

    Hey Zella!

If I recall correctly, the no eating after 9pm was busted because one day you had a nuts day and didn't get home until late late, right?

I think you should check that off as goal met, personally. Our goals are there to provide the framework for us to get back to health, not to provide us with a rigid expectation that causes failure when life operates in it's normal unpredictable way.

It's one of the main reasons that I don't have goals for ANYTHING everyday. I want to achieve my goals and have them be a platform to push me forward and motivate me. It sucks to feel shame or disappointment in yourself if a legitimate reason kept you from your goals.

Were you nomming at 9pm every day? Were you making excuses to allow you to nom? Nope. I think you're doing great on your goals. You've earned a goal met in my book.

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IRISHHONEYBEE 10/3/2013 3:32PM

    Looks like you are on your way. A lot of them are met and that is a good thing.

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GODDREAMDIVA1 10/3/2013 3:26PM

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