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Getting a Good Grade

Saturday, March 22, 2014

When I was in school, I thought about my grades a lot. I strove for perfection. I wanted an A+ on every test. I was quite disappointed in college when I got B's once a a while. In fact, that has spilled over into life and as I've gotten older, it seems there are only certain portions of my life that I work hard to get A's. Work for example is one of those. I want to be perfect. A+'s all around really. My personal relationships A+'s all around. My relationship with myself, food and nutrition, for some reason, its okay if I have a C (maybe sometimes a big fat F). Why is that? Is it easier? Not really. It's much harder. So, thanks to my good friend, Trentdreamer, I am going to start giving my food, nutrition, other goals, a letter; a grade.

Weekly Goals March 23 to March 29:

Eat nuts and fruit for one snack every day = 10 points
Go to bed by 10pm every night = 10 points
Drink 90 oz of water daily = 10 points
Strength train 3x per week = 10 points
Eat between 1500-1600 calories per day = 10 points

Let's see what I get as my grade next Saturday! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    Such a cool idea- definitely gives you a definite number of where you stand (besides the scale, for once!!)

I am the same way with school. I strive for perfection and have only gotten 1 B in college. (which I've been in for almost 8 years now!) I think that is like a blessing and a curse for us. Because we hold ourselves to such a high standard when we think we "mess up" we just say screw it and then make it really bad. Instead, we should be kinder to ourselves and realize that just because we made one not so great choice doesn't mean the whole day/week has to be that way. :) It's definitely a process but I think I am being a little nicer to myself these days. How about you?

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WHITNEYLD 3/26/2014 6:43AM

    Great idea!

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DANABYNATURE 3/23/2014 9:28PM

    I freaking love this idea!! I am actually going to do this for myself. Thanks for posting this.

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GUNNSGIRL91303 3/23/2014 2:31PM

    great idea!

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EMMACORY 3/23/2014 8:07AM

    Very creative and a good way to motivate yourself. I look forward to seeing your doubt it will be an "A'! emoticon

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TRENTDREAMER 3/22/2014 11:22PM


At University, I was very much the same way (you kind of described my 4 years almost to a T). Back then though, I really let my health and relationships suffer.

If you don't mind a recommendation (if you're not already planning to do this), have solid partial credit for each.

e.g. First ST session= 4points. 3 for the other two.

For the "every day goals", maybe shoot for 5 days at 2 points per day. 1 point for a 10:30 bedtime? I dunno.

Or is the 10 points for each day?

Either way, good fortune to you on the goals!

I like the fact that you have control over them :D

Comment edited on: 3/22/2014 11:25:56 PM

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    Interesting approach!! I like it. I hope you Ace it!

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2BDYNAMIC 3/22/2014 9:21PM

    I think it is good to reflect and see where we can improve our grades etc. I can relate having wanting and striving for the best marks .......... and sometimes we have some disappointments ........ But that means we dig our heels in a little harder ........ I just joined your team 1# or 1 inch a week ........ and I like the weekly accountability which I think is going to make me be more serious .......... anyway ......... wishing you the best! emoticon

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