Setting goals

Been a while since I’ve done that… I think….

At any rate, it’s definitely been a while since I met any goals so I guess it doesn’t really matter if I set any or not. I’ve been thinking about it since yesterday and I don’t think it’s unreasonable to expect to lose 12 pounds in the next 7 weeks. I may adjust that after I look at the scales this morning.

So, I’m going to eat healthy, record everything I put in my mouth and exercise for the next 7 weeks. I actually tried a new recipe for dinner last night and really enjoyed it. Pepper Steak salad with mango, avocado and jalapeno viniagrette. It was delicious and I think I’ll add it to my favorite recipe category. I bought sliced roast beef from the deli instead of grilling steak so it was a quick fix. Only problem is that it didn’t come with a nutritional analysis. I don’t think it’s particularly low calorie but it has lots of healthy stuff in it. Maybe I’ll sit down and figure up the calories when I get a chance.

5:25 a.m. update:  Took my shower and weighed myself.  Weight is at 195.5 (gasp!).  I may need to adjust my first goal of 12 pounds.  With that much weight hanging on, the first few pounds should come off pretty quickly.  I’d love to lose 15.5 pounds over the next seven weeks but I don’t know if that’s reasonable.  At any rate, my first goal is 3.5 pounds by next Monday morning.  I know it sounds like a lot but I want to take advantage of that initial drop so I think it’s doable.  For today, record food with my best guess on calories, eat healthy and get some exercise.

On the agenda today, work – followed by a one hour staff meeting.


Joy says 13th April @ 5:54

That pepper teak salad sounds yummy!

Susan says 13th April @ 6:49

Hiya Patty! You’re inspiring 🙂

brseay says 13th April @ 19:02

I like your idea of the 7 week goal. Long enough that you can see some progress but short enough that it’s doable.

Your comment about the mis-spelled literacy night brochure is so sad it’s funny. A couple of weeks ago there was a story on our local news about kids who were protesting the teachers being cut in their schools. They showed one girl w/a sign that said “Save are teachers”. It’s either brilliant b/c it shows how many English teachers are needed or horrible b/c it shows how ineffective we are.

Joy says 14th April @ 5:50

I am with you on this Pat. Lets cheer each other on and keep each other on task! 🙂

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