Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Goals for the week!

I have one goal for the week - journal and stay in points the entire week. That's it. Just one. I'm hoping that by doing that, the byproduct is losing 2.4 pounds which is my not-really-a-goal-goal. See, the 10 pound challenge is already 2 weeks down and I'm only .6 pounds down total. So, in order to keep up with my weight loss requirements to get 10 pounds in 10 weeks I need to lose 2.4 this upcoming week. Got it?

I've started night journaling again and that really helps me. I start my points at dinnertime and they carry through until dinnertime the next day. It's totally in my head but it helps me.

So, what's your goal this week? How will you achieve it? Barriers to success?? Lets talk!

Monday, August 8, 2011

And in a twist of irony...

I have had THREE seperate people comment to me about how I have really lost weight. Umm, thank you but are you sure your eye glasses are up to date? :)

Ironic that when I pleaded to God to show me the way since I felt so lost, these things happen. Maybe this is just a little motivation to keep me going in the right direction.

What happens when you don't reach a goal

I'm a great goal setter. I am always looking down the road to my next goal. I make signs, I tell people about the goal and I have ways to track my progress. But guess what my biggest obstacle in achieving said goal? Myself.

I'm about to be ugly honest right now. I never achieve any of my goals. Hardly ever. I have started more projects, missions, plans, diets, exercise programs, Dave Ramsey than I care to admit. I could take the easy way out and say I learned it from my parents who have paid more money to Richard Simmons, Jenny Craig and Dr. Atkins than I'd like to know. But the truth is, the only person who stands in MY way is ME!

I wanted to be thin(ner) by the time my oldest started kindergarten. I didn't want to be *that* mom. I don't want my girls to be embarrassed by me. And here I sit, one week from that day where we will drop her off and while I've lost some, it's certainly not enough to get me out of that embarrassing category.

So what do I do with this? How do I go forward? Do I continue making goals I likely won't reach (if past history is any indication)?

I've spent a lot of time praying yesterday. Praying I would find the strength through The One. Through His mercy and grace, my past is forgiven and my future can be right. I know He doesn't judge me. I know He loves me. But I need to meet goals. I need to hold myself accountable.

Through Him, all things are possible. I mean, without Him, I sure haven't accomplished much.

Monday, August 1, 2011

10 pound Challenge

I'm still here. I'm not a very good blogger because I feel like I don't really have anything interesting to say and I don't really think I'm that great of a writer. I read some awesome blogs and I'm always well...intimidated. I'm pretty boring. But the blog does keep me a bit more accountable.

I have an awesome group of ladies in my life that I've "known" since I was in college and we all met through Weight Watchers. Well we have come back together and challenged each other to lose 10 pounds by October 1st. We're on teams and I can't let my team down!

In all honesty, I would like to hit my 10% in that time frame so I'm kinda upping the goal!

Like my weight watchers leader said, I should only track on days I want to lose. Well put Patti, well put!