How is everyone doing? I'm not doing so great. Today is the 1-year anniversary of the last time I saw my Dad alive. Tomorrow is the 1-year anniversary of his death. I have a big (second) job interview tomorrow and am so nervous...hopefully I can get through the morning without thinking about pops too much.
My eating has been horrible. I entered some financial stuff into a program I use and I've noticed that the beginning of the year, when I lost a good amount of weight, my food/restaurant spending was WAY down. Later in the year, as I've gained more weight, my spending was WAY up. Hope to get that under control come August. I've got 2 weddings coming up which is usually a good motivator for me.
July's half over, but I'd like to get under 250# by the end of the month (I'm 255 right now, so I think it's doable if I stay focused!)
For other goals, I'm going to challenge myself to double my weekend workouts for the rest of July (8 miles each weekend instead of 4).
Finally, I'd like to finish a building project that's been littering up my garage for the last two months -- it's a refinish/rebuild on some salvaged shelves that will eventually be home for my vintage lunchbox collection.
That's all for now!
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I really need that kind of motivation! I have been going out of town on the weekends a lot which means I eat a lot worse than when I am in my own element. I weigh-in tomorrow and hope that I have at least stayed the same weight!
Great goals, everyone! I haven't determined mine yet, other than a general "I would like to be 175 by my 30th birthday in September." I was 186.8 last Tuesday, so I would like to be ~ 180 by the end of July...it's not looking good, though. I ate terribly over July 4 weekend, though I did manage to take the dog for a few walks and hit the gym pretty hard on Saturday.
I am getting a new-to-me bike tomorrow. Throughout June, I took the bus (instead of driving to work) about 3 days a week, driving only twice per week instead of all 5 days. Hopefully having a little bit better bike will help me get some extra exercise and rune those weekend errands without a car!
So I'm gonna drink water before and after every meal to get in at least 8 a day, and hit the body pump at the YWCA at least once a week this month. I've had a membership for a long time but....um....yeah.
Great Video BABYPOP! Just the inspiration I need. I did well on my June goal of not weighing myself until I got a Wii Fit - which weighed me. Still, I quit weighing every day. I didn't lose any weight, but I didn't gain either. Which tells me that I need to get back on the wagon. So for July, I'm tracking food again. I haven't tracked in a few months. But I'm getting married and starting a new job, so I'm ready to start fresh. My specific goal is to track on weekends. I'm always good on weekdays, but on weekends...... So, I will track what I eat every day including Saturday and Sunday. Wish me luck.
Edited by: SCOTCHLUCI at: 7/8/2008 (09:51)
The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself. -Anna Quindlen
Use this thread to help you either continue momentum you've built, or to brush yourself off and push forward if you found yourself reverting to old bad habits. Use this month to build on your strengths and to challenge yourself on your weaknesses as we reach our goals together!
Established Punk Rock slash and burners should know the drill. For the unacquainted and newbies, I'll fill you in on the short version of this thread.
*Pick a few goals for the month (or even just one day or week at a time) *Try to have at least one goal that isn't just the broad, "I want to lose x lbs this month." (e.g. getting enough water, stretching, doing x minutes of cardio activity x days per week, handling stress better etc.) *Here's the tricky part: also try to include a detailed plan of how you will attain your goals. (e.g., if your goal is, "I want to refrain from emotional eating this month," then your specific plan could be, "Instead of eating through my emotions, I'll drink a tall glass of water, and work on a craft project or some other creative endeavor, and post on the SP message board for support.) *Finally, think of a little reward you'd like to treat yourself to at the end of the month for reaching your goal.
Also, check previous "Mini-Goals" threads to see kind of how they work - it's very informal, and please check up on each other at least once a week! It's how we keep one another motivated.
Finally, here is a corny thing I posted in another thread and have posted in my bedroom and on my desk at work. Please copy it, save it on your desktop, print it put, and put it wherever you can see it if you think it will motivate you!
JUST FOR TODAY: I will live through this day only. I will not brood about yesterday or obsess about tomorrow. I will not set far-reaching goals or try to overcome all of my problems at once.
I know that I can do something for 24 hours that would overwhelm me if I had to keep it up for a lifetime.
JUST FOR TODAY: I will be happy. I will not dwell on thoughts that depress me. If my mind fills with clouds, I will chase them away and fill it with sunshine.
JUST FOR TODAY: I will accept what is. I will face reality. I will correct those things I can correct, and accept those I cannot.
JUST FOR TODAY: I will improve my mind. I will read something that requires effort, thought and concentration. I will not be a mental loafer.
JUST FOR TODAY: I will make a conscious effort to be agreeable. I will be kind and courteous to those who cross my path, and I'll not speak ill of others. I will improve my appearance, speak softly, and not interrupt when someone else is talking.
Just for today, I will refrain from improving anybody but myself.
JUST FOR TODAY: I will do something positive to improve my health. If I'm a smoker, I'll quit. If I am overweight, I will eat healthfully -- if only just for today. And not only that, I will get off the couch and take a brisk walk, even if it's only around the block.
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