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My Summer Goals

Friday, June 13, 2014

I just got done re-reading my two fairly recent blogs about eating Primally 4 out of every 5 meals. I have continued on with this plan, and am loving it so far. Except for my non-primal snack yesterday, where I went overboard and had 2 pieces of retirement party chocolate cake, 2 cups of punch, and one of sparkling cider, all of which combined to put me up 2 pounds today--except for that, it's worked very well. And even WITH that, it's working, because I didn't go on a full-fledged binge like I might have before. It was only my snack time I could have treats, and then I was right back on track. Normally, though, my "treats" are not nearly that bad, and don't cause me to gain weight. I have actually kept losing, and have gotten as low as 131.2, which has caused me to decide to go ahead and try for getting down to 125. So that is goal number one for my summer: Get down to 125 by September 1st.

My second goal is to try zip-lining for the first time. I have already booked a zip-line tour for me and my hubby, during our 3 day vacation in July. I just have to psych myself up to be brave enough to do it. I think I'll be able to. I'm very excited about it!

Third goal is to garden consistently and well all summer, including planting Fall stuff, and fixing up a plastic-covered section in my raised beds to grow some lettuce and stuff on into the winter. I'm off to a good start, having got early stuff planted in March, and Summer stuff planted mid-May. We've been eating lots of lettuce, kale, snow peas, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and even an onion, so far. The first cukes will be ready soon.

Fourth goal is to do something about beautifying my deck and patio. They are full of weeds and broken pots of dead stuff. It's depressing to look at. Time to get myself in gear and make it look beautiful!

Fifth goal is to finish re-doing the photo album for 1987-1990, by the time school starts again in the Fall. That will be the last of my old yucky albums to redo. Then I'll just have to get caught up on the past 4 or 5 years!

These goals will be hard to accomplish, because I'll be working Summer School for much of the Summer. However, I'll get off work at 1:00, so if I budget my time well, I should be able to do it. Of course, I also have to fit exercise in on a regular basis, and the plan I have now won't work during Summer School because I have to start work so early in the morning. But it will work out, probably with a combo of very early stationary bike rides at home, strength training sessions on the way home from work, and evening swimming sessions (not all on the same day!)

I'm looking forward to this new, fresh start with a new, fresh schedule. That's one thing I love about working for a school: So many chances to start fresh! So, what are the rest of you planning for this Summer?
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  • SNOWYOGA
    I love your goal list, and I think you sound like these are going to happen, but I would like to pick your brain for help on the gardening I am also gardening, but I have never tried Kale, but am going to be eating (juicing) alot and I also would like to be able to grow all year, and would like your help. I know that your really busy, but maybe you could use it in your next blog? emoticon Well again really happy for you and emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon To a good night emoticon , and a great week! emoticon
    1490 days ago
  • POOKASLUAGH
    Great goals! Ziplining is very fun. A couple years ago J and I finally took our honeymoon (after 12 years, ha!) and for part of that we went ziplining over the rainforest in Costa Rica!
    1493 days ago
  • NEW-CAZ
    Great goals...zip-lining *gulp* you're braver than me, have fun

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    1493 days ago
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