Friday, February 01, 2019

On the path to health: goal review

Where in the world did January go????  I blinked and it’s gone!!!!   But with the end of January and the beginning of February it is time to report on my January goals and set some perameters for February!

In January I set a mission for myself.   It wasn’t anything in depth...but it turned out to be a perfect plan for me!  My mission for January???
1. Track every bite of food
2.  Put money into my savings
3.  Weight less than I do now!  I don't care if it's a measly ounce...I want to weigh less!
4.  Do something active (a walk suffices) at least 3 times a week.

I am proud to say that I tracked every darn bite!   Ironically I found that if I was tracking, even though there was no goal or plan to keep my calories in check that I just naturally worked to keep my calories in check!   But I had the freedom to still mess up...I only had to track!!!  So I totally nailed this one!!

I am happy to announce that my savings account grew!!!   Woohoo!   (And it should start growing faster soon....I found out the other morning that I was given a promotion at work....a grade level higher.  So a promotion in my career and a bigger pay check!)

I was sweating out this next goal...which was to weigh less!   On January 1 I weighed 252.8.....I dropped mid month to 250.8.  And then my weight went up for some unknown reason....but I managed to pull off a 251.6 to end the month.   It’s a loss of 1.2!   I said I would be happy if it were a loss of ANYTHING...well I am happy!   Slow is better than nothing...and it’s much better than a gain!!

The last one...exercise....fail....fail...fail!  Miserably so!   I got some walks/hikes in on the weekend...but my three times a week?  It just didn’t happen!!

Sooo. What are February goals looking like???  Honestly, quite similar!!    The big difference is that I’m going to put a bit more restrictions on my food...but loose enough that I can still ‘fail’ but succeed!!!  So without further ado....

1.  Track every bite of food
2.  Put money into my savings
3.  Weight less than I do now!  I don't care if it's a measly ounce...I want to weigh less!
4.  Do something active (a walk suffices) at least 3 times a week.

5.  Keep my calories within my caloric range at least six days a week....with and emphasis on getting the calories to the lower end of that range as often as possible!  

So pretty much the same goals...just a bit of a restriction in saying that I have to be within my caloric range!   So there you have it, past, present and future goals!  



19 comments:

mxtodis123 said...

Congrats on the promotion. I really have to be more like you and start tracking everything. I do great for a few days, then that's the end of it. Must do better.

jesseybell said...

That is so wonderful about the promotion. Congratulations!!!

Great job in January. Here is to nailing it in February!

Wendy said...

Congratulations on your successes and your promotion! Exciting. How does it feel to be proud of yourself?

Sarah said...

You had a great January. Congrats on the promotion. I think you're going to rock February too!

Sweat and Sparkle! said...

Congratulations on your promotion and your raise! That's great. I can't believe it's February already. I need to set some goals too.

Shelley said...

Really happy for you with the promotion and raise! And as for your monthly goals, nice going!

MaryFran said...

Some days are harder than others. But I found that the days that are ‘harder’ to track are usually because I’m afraid of the results!

MaryFran said...

Thanks!

MaryFran said...

Thanks...I’m hoping to build on the success!!!

MaryFran said...

Thanks!

MaryFran said...

Thanks! Goals...for me if they are loosely set work best!!

jen said...


Wooohooo on the promotion and the monthly goals..

January went in a flash....here’s to nailing February goals.

TheAgonyOfBeingFat said...

OMG! I'm so proud of your promotion!!!!! Good job:)

jep tj5 said...

Good luck

MaryFran said...

Thanks!

MaryFran said...

We can do it!!

MaryFran said...

Thanks!

MaryFran said...

Thanks!!!

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