Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Weekly Goals (9/29/10-10/5/10)

I think I'm going to add a new weekly post to my blog entitled weekly goals.  I'm doing pretty good at my eating but there are still things that I believe I could improve on.  By setting weekly goals I hope to challenge myself to accomplish them.  I have found that smaller goals in a shorter period of time help me to keep from getting overwhelmed.  If I think of my weight loss journey as taking months or years to accomplish then I already want to give up but when I think that all I have to do is lose a pound or two each week then that seems more realistic and attainable.  So here is my list of goals for this week.

1.  Water-  My goal has been to drink 128 oz of water a day but I still have not managed to accomplish this so that is my first goal this week.

2.  Sugar- I posted yesterday about my sugar intake and how I was eating more than I should be and I got alot of feedback from fellow bloggers.  Their recommendation was to watch the sugar content in the processed foods I eat so that is my next goal.  I hope this next week to greatly reduce how much sugar I'm eating.

3.  Fruits-  I love fruits especially sweet fruits like bananas, apples and grapes but I have learned that fruits have alot of natural sugar in them so you do need to watch how much you eat so my goal this next week is to keep my fruit intake to a maximum of 1-2 servings per day.

4.  Vegetables- I have always been a vegetable eater but I have had to learn to replace some of my carbs like macaroni and cheese and mashed potatoes with vegetables instead.  I am learning to try new vegetables that I've never had before to add some variety into my eating and vegetables really are good for you and help to fill you up.  So my next goal for this week is to try at least one new vegetable and make sure I get my daily servings of veggies in.

5. Carbohydrates- This is probably one of my favorite types of foods, I mean who doesn't love macaroni and cheese and pasta dishes and breads but if you aren't careful these types of food can put alot of weight on you. So this next week I plan on really watching my intake of carbs.

 6.  Exercise- I have been doing really good at exercise but I am adding that as one of my goals so that I make sure I continue to get all of my exercise in.  I am challenging myself to walk 5-6 days this week and at least 12 miles.
I think thats all my goals for this week if I think of any others I will add them later.  I'm hoping by changing all these things I increase my weight loss next week but even if I don't its still something I need to do for my health. 

I thought of a couple more goals I forgot to put on here.  Here they are:

7.  Soda- I have mainly been drinking water but I have been sneaking in a couple diet sodas a week and I want to set a goal to not drink any sodas this next week.

8.  Fast Food- I try to pick the healthiest thing when I get fast food but like a friend pointed out to me no fast food is healthy.  I'm only picking out the least unhealthy thing on the menu so this is definitely something I need to give up.  So my last goal is to completely avoid fast food this next week.

Once again here is my revised list of goals for the next week and I'm sure I will think of more things but I don't want to pile to much on myself or I will end up disappointing myself.


  1. It sounds like you know what you need to do. These are some good goals. Good luck.

  2. Yea the easy part is knowing what to do the hard part is doing it but I'm determined to change what I need to change. I learn alot from all the other weight loss bloggers, thanks to all of you for your great blogs.

  3. So excited to follow your blog! I am setting weekly goals as well and have to get these 30 lbs off of me this fall\winter Hot100! here we come!

  4. Great goals girl!! Sounds like you have a clear picture of where you want to go :)

  5. Great goals--they will help you succeed! I too had to give up the soda, even the diet soda because the chemicals were making me feel terrible. I feel better now but still miss it, even after five months! ~Veronica

  6. I just try to set goals and that gives me something to work towards. Good luck to all of you and I hope we all lose the weight.