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2012 The Power of "I WILL"

Saturday, December 31, 2011

emoticon emoticon emoticonI'm excited about continuing a healthy lifestyle in 2012. I am focusing on what I WILL do this year, and I WILL do it with CONSISTENCY.
So my goals for this year are...

1. emoticonI WILL Eating Balanced Meals and Snacks, and I will record what I eat on my Android Sparkpeople app. My daily menu will consist of:

Breakfast: 1 Protein, 2 Grain, 1 Fruit
Snack: 1 Milk
Lunch: 1 Protein, 2 Grain, 2 Vegetables
Snack: 1 Fruit
Dinner: 1 Protein, 2 Grain, 2 Vegetables
Snack: 1 Milk, 1 Protein, 1 Fruit
Extras: 2-3 Tbsp healthy oils, 8+ glasses water, increasing herbal teas, decreasing coffee

Of course nothing is written in stone, so I may switch meals but basically that's the plan. My favourite evening snack are one handful of nuts, my hand equals one serving, or 24 almonds.
I also will use my food scale when in question, so that my serving sizes do not deceive me.

2. emoticonI WILLweigh myself every Sunday, and measure the 1st of every month. (I find weighing myself everday way too discouraging, since my water weight fluctuates a lot, usually dependent on how well I sleep)

3. emoticonI WILL walk a minimum of 30minutes everyday, and go to the gym or an alternative fitness workout at least 3x a week. I may even buy a bicycle this year, that would be fun.

4. emoticonI WILL take at least one course this year, probably the next level of sign language, and I'll look for something else to take just for fun, I'd like to take a dance class, if I can find one that I like, that's free. I do go to Zumba once a week now, and I love it, but a change is good.

5. emoticonI WILL save as much money as possible by preparing more foods from scratch, rather than purchasing "diet" food. We have a camping trailer, not a house, so I want to save all that I can and hopefully get a well, septic tank and hydro this year so that we don't have to have water brought in, trailer holding tank pumped out and run a generator. My long term goal is to be living in a house within the next 2 years, just a small home, as I want to return to Africa on missions. My long term goal that I don't know how it could happen is to live 6 months here in Canada and 6 months in Africa. Africa will not cost us any money to live there, as we volunteer there in exchange for our keep, but we need an income for 6 months here to sustain us here and the tickets to travel back and forth . We live in Northern Ontario, so I definitely want the 6 months in Canada to be in the summer and the 6 months in Africa to be in our winter.

6. emoticonI WILL spend time with the people I love, and there are many of them. My Lord, my husband, my sons and daughters, grandkids, and friends, preferably in person but when that's not possible, then via electronic communication like I'm doing right here, right now.
"Hi all you SparkFriends, what are your goals for this upcoming year?"
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    1938 days ago
    Just reading this blog as I prepare for 2013. These are worthy goals, and I can see that you've done marvelously by striving to reach them. Congrats on your weight loss, and thx for being an inspiration.
    2003 days ago
    2287 days ago
    May God grant you your dreams and I hope that you will be able to help as many people as possible with his message and you kind heart.

    Thank you for bringing a bit of peace to me today.
    2287 days ago
    Just a hello and thanks for sharing! emoticon
    2288 days ago
  • LADYDY11
    emoticon and I believe you will accomplish every one of your goals, in due emoticon . Stand on the promises of God until you get the manifestation.
    (Philippians 4:19) But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

    (2 Corinthians 12:9) And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for you: (God's grace is enough for you; God's grace is all you need)

    (Psalm 84:11) For the LORD God [is] a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good [thing] will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
    No good thing will he withhold from you! emoticon
    Your emoticon Diane.
    2304 days ago
    Good luck with your plan and goals!!
    2356 days ago
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