Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Goal setting

I wrote something for the blog the other night while in bed - actually wrote it out in pencil in a notebook, as my computer was in the other room (and I forgot how therapeutic it is for me to hear the scratching of a pencil across paper!) and then over the course of the weekend got bogged down with what is either super allergies or a cold with a sore throat and haven't been up to posting anything. But right now I can manage a solid five minutes in front of the computer before I need to go and collapse back into bed, so here is what I wrote:

After another week wherein I have been unable to get a firm grasp on my eating exercise a good mood, I have decided that the only way for me to begin to drag myself out of this pit I am wallowing in is to DUN DUN DUN... set some goals. Both weight related and non-weight related. So, last night, after I got the kidlets to bed and put on a movie to fall asleep to (I get tired of going to bed alone in the silence when hubby works nights) I started what could turn out to be a pretty healthy (no pun intended) list of goals for myself. 

In order to keep myself on track and accountable, I thought it would be a good idea to share my goals here. Rather than overwhelm you (and myself) by listing them all here right up front, I've decided to start with posting one and building from there. (I tend to get all motivated and start too many goals at once, and then when that predictably becomes too much to handle/accomplish, I freak out give up and end up feeling like a complete failure all over again. So I'm going to do this one step at a time and see how far putting one foot in front of the other takes me.

Goal #1: No eating after 7:30 p.m(and it should be stated that these are appearing in no particular order - some are not more important that others in the grand scheme of things, they are all important.) Eating before bedtime is a problem for me, most noticeably when hubby is working at night - I get lonely and I snack to fill the time. Well, no more! If I find that I can't control the urge to fill the vacancy between the time the kids go to bed and the time I go to sleep with munchies, then I will simply go to bed a little earlier. 

Ok, so I started with something kind of small, due to the fact that I am going on day #5 of sickness or allergies or whatever this is, and am feeling weakened. The only good thing about it is I am not eating a lot because I don't feel like it. I'm going to go make some tea now.


  1. hey there I can't reply back to your comment- but YES I am a BAY AREA GIRL! lol I am over in Lafayette. I am ALWAYS looking to meet fellow bloggers and especially WEIGHT LOSS bloggers who I can relate to! SO good to meet a local peep! :)

  2. I saw your post on TJ's and I am not too far from you. I don't have time to read your older posts right now but I will bookmark your blog and check back again.

    I like your goal, it is a good one and I try to do the same thing, I think it helps!