Tuesday, December 2, 2008

December Goals

The time has come to assess last months goals and establish some brand spanking new ones. I had three November goals which included 1)Lose 8 pounds 2.)Write down everything I eat every day, all 30 days! and 3)Get some physical activity 5 days/week.

The result? Well let's just say that I'm glad they're called goals and not rules. I didn't lose 8 pounds, I lost two. I wouldn't mind not reaching my goal if it wasn't for the fact that I know I didn't do my best. That said, regret is wasteful. It's far better to learn from mistakes and move on! I was much better at tracking my food, though I didn't manage to do it every single day. I did actually succeed in getting some activity 5 days a week, though. So 1/3 isn't that bad, is it?

It's a new month and my last shot at getting it right in 2008, so here are my December goals!

1.) Lose 1 pound. That's it, one pound. I actually considered aiming just to maintain this month, but I thought that would just be like giving myself permission to slack off too much. One pound is realistic, given the festive season, but still keeps my focus on losing.

2.) Record every thing I eat every day. Yep, trying this again. I think it's a valuable tool in my efforts to reign in my overeating.

3.) Get 45 minutes of exercise 5 days a week. More specific than last time, so not as easy to fudge.

What are you hoping to achieve this month? Let's make it a good one!


new*me said...

Totally lovin' those goals! I haven't come up with too many but setting a realistic weight loss goal is something I need to think on. I have been setting my goals too high and getting disappointed.

Hanlie said...

Good luck with your goals!

Adult Weight Loss Camp said...

I like your first goal! Why is it so much easier when the goal is small? Probably because there's so much pressure everywhere else. I have a goal of writing down some goals!

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Skinny Inside said...

I, too, struggle with tracking food on a daily basis. I did it before Thanksgiving, but only on week days, for about a month. I am making it one of my 2009 goals. Good luck, you *can* make your wishes come true!