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The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Women...

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

So I find myself once again in a situation where I plan, plan, plan and yet....Things tend to go in a different direction than my plans. After this happens enough I begin to get a little weary of it and give up. It's really a shame too since I have such grand plans.

Once a friend told me that you can only eat an elephant one bite at a time. This is the best advice there is, but it seems like for every little bite I take, I am losing ground. One bite at a time but maybe I need to take bigger bites.

I sat down tonight and started thinking about the goals I have and what steps I want to take to get to those goals.

First of all, I want to lose weight. I know that my goal should be that I should be healthier and YES, I do want to be healthier but getting the weight back off my joints is a very important part of my goal. I see both things going together. So my goal is to lose weight and become healthier.
How am I going to get there?
- Eat smaller portions. Do a check on myself to make sure my portions are correct.
- Record what I eat 80% of the time and work towards 90% of the time by June 1st.
- Walk 10,000 steps a day
- Integrate other exercises into my daily schedule by May 1st including dance, weights and yoga poses.

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
- Sell or give away anything not used or needed.
- Reduce amount of personal property using above means.
- Reduce amount of family property in the same manner.
- Make home cooked meals 5 days a week for supper.

These are the goals I plan on working on immediately. I also plan on charting my progress in this blog for my own record to reflect on.

Moving on past these goals I will be adding goals in the future but my object is to try and tackle them one at a time until they become a part of my daily life and existence.

Do I think I will be perfect on the road I have chosen? No I don't but I do believe I can do better than I have been and take each day as it comes. Building one success on top of the other. It is the time in my life when I need to take control and stop feeling "less than".

My apologies that this blog is all about me but I have to keep the focus on me in order to heal me.

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    We can do it Kristin, 1 step at a time, 1 pound at a time!
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    1937 days ago
    Kristin my dear, I have to scold you for apologizing that your blog is all about you! Although, I think it does give some insight as to why you are struggling now. Perhaps my friend has let herself slip way down to the bottom of her list of priorities? Am I right? You know how to do this and know what it takes. You are also fully aware, that once you make yourself a TOP priority, you are more capable of handling everything else.

    I am all for the "Reduce, Reuse and Recycle" part of your plan. My only suggestion is to focus on the "Get Kristin healthy" part first. Remember how much you accomplished around your house before? Look back. Those things started coming about (and you had the energy and drive to initiate them) AFTER you had established your healthy routine. Taking large bites of elephant causes choking. emoticon
    1938 days ago
  • CARANN56
    I think you have great goals and plans! You're right - one bite at a time!

    I know it's hard with a family, but taking the time with food preparation is key - but it does take a lot of time. I have started cutting up my vegetables right when I get home from the store so they are easy to grab instead of something unhealthy. I also try to make lots of leftovers when I cook on the weekends, so we can have at least 2 leftover night during the week. Otherwise we wouldn't be eating until 9:00 at night - and that's my bedtime!!!!

    I need to start tracking my food better too. You have just inspired me to try to do that also. I really do so much better when I do that. It just takes TIME...... and time is a precious commodity!

    Good Luck - I know you'll do great.

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    1938 days ago
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