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SMART goals, Those Old Wives, Progress & My Dad

Sunday, January 19, 2014

For The BLC 24 challenge this weekend we are supposed to talk about our 2014 SMART Goals. Well, I hope it is OK, but I have taken to only making weekly goals. I am looking at short term changes for long terms results. SMART Goals are specific, measureable, achieveable, realistic and time oriented. So, for the upcoming week:
1. I will cook and eat a meal at home at least 2 times this week. Why? Take out food is killing me and my goals. I have not yet decided on a menu but must grocery shop tomorrow and will decide before then.
2. I will go to Curves at least 3 times this week. Why? I like going where I can get both ST and cardio in 1 30 min. shot and burn any where from 250 to 350 calories each time. I do Curves Smart which increases my effort each time, so I am always progressing. I enjoy it and I feel good about it.
3. I will drink my 8 glasses of water daily. Why? It is better than diet drinks and any other beverage. It flushes out toxins and helps remove water retention which has increased since I had a change in medication recently.
4. Freggies!! I must, must, must get back to at least 5 servings of freggies daily! Why? Because they are healthy, nutritious and taste good with high fiber and low calories!
5. I will walk my 1 mile a day either inside with Leslie Samsone or outside. Why? Insures me getting at least 15 minutes of exercise daily.
6. I will continue to do a daily bootcamp workout with Jessica Smith. Why? Exercise and i like most of her videoes and many of them challenge me beyond my comfort level! After 2 weeks I feel stronger and have more endurance!

So, what about those old wives who tell tale of snow following thunder in winter? We got snow, but it was mixed with rain and didn't stick! They are calling for more, but I am seriously in doubt.

I did well on most goals this week. I made it to Curves 3X, drank my water daily, cooked at home 4X, did my Jessica Smith daily, walked my mile daily and sometimes more!

And, what about my Dad? While he had a good report at the neurologist the other day she had him go for a test to check out blockages in his carotid arteries. We already knew his left side was 100% blocked as a result of poor eating and throat cancer and radiation following 20 soem years ago. Well, seems the right side is all but 100% blocked now too. They can't do surgery due to the left being 100%. she said the surrounding arteries and veins wil make up some difference, but of course this puts him at risk and there is nothing to do except keep him on the blood thinners. To me it seems he is a ticking time bomb. So, what do we do? Nothing we can do, so I must let it go!

OK, that's my week all wrapped up! Thanks!!
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NITTINNANA 1/19/2014 7:58PM

    I'm so with you about your Dad! It's exactly where we were 2 years ago when he first went on hospice care. I can't say enough good stuff about those hospice folks! Would sure recommend that you look into this option. Just get an order for a hospice eval from his doc. Let them do their eval and decide if he qualifies. Even if he does, you're always free to decline services if he's just not emotionally ready for it. Just remember - contrary to popular (mis)conception, it's not giving up! It's not NO care - it's COMFORT care.

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LESSOFMOORE 1/19/2014 7:55PM

    Your goals are great. As for your dad, you have the right attitude, "Let go and let God". As always, you and your family are in m prayers!

Hugs,
Cyndie

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BIGPAWSUP 1/19/2014 12:29PM

    You are doing wonderful - I know you can achieve your goals.

All we can do is hope and pray for dad. He is tough, I think he'll be ok.

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ROCKPORT9 1/19/2014 9:37AM

    Great goals! Scary about your dad. Hug Sassy! Laurel emoticon

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ROXYZMOM 1/19/2014 9:14AM

    Your plan for the week looks good.

The blood thinners will help your dad. I will keep praying!

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CIPHER1971 1/19/2014 5:23AM

    Great goals.

I am sorry about your dad.

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SLEEPERELLA 1/19/2014 4:37AM

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JJ4493 1/19/2014 2:11AM

    emoticon taking control of your SMART goals and making them work for you by doing them weekly! Looks like a great plan!

So sorry to hear that your dad is in such a precarious position. That has to be so hard. Praying you are able to find peace in such a difficult situation. emoticon

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