February goal checkin and March goals!

Monday, March 01, 2010

So here are the goals I set for February:

-Track food every day: Didn't do so well on this--I am definitely tracking MORE of my restaurant foods but I could still do better. The first two weeks of the month were really good, and the last two weeks I have slacked off on the weekends some.

-8 glasses of water daily: I have met this goal every day, but I have had no luck weaning myself off the Crystal Light. Oh well. :) I did drink a couple of bottles of water when I was out places, but for some reason I can't make myself remember to put water in my normal water bottle without the drink packets in it. I just have to remind myself that even with the Crystal Light, the water is WAY healthier than other stuff I could have been drinking.

-Gym at least 4 days a week: Not quite! I went 3 days a week for the first 3 weeks of Feb. (and did 1 additional day of other exercise) and then last week I went 5 days. Gonna carry this goal over to March and see if I can do better.

Lose 8 pounds this month: I started out the month at 317.6 and ended it at 314. I obviously didn't lose 8 pounds, but what's more important to me is that I had a big speed bump in the middle of the month where I gained, and I did NOT give up!

3 new healthy recipes: I made the Easy Slow Cooker Lemony Garlic Chicken Breast (recipe here:
), which I thought was great. I also tried the Parmesan Crusted Flounder (recipe here:
) and it was very good too. For my third healthy recipe, I made one of my standby recipes more healthy. I lightened up my Fajita Quesadilla recipe by using Pam to saute the veggies and spraying the tortillas rather than using oil, and using reduced fat cheese and fat free sour cream. I couldn't even tell a difference in taste! :)

So: March goals!

1. Lose 8 pounds this month. If I can stay on track with eating and exercising, this shouldn't be hard.
2. 4 days a week at the gym.
3. Buy a new swimsuit this month that actually fits!
4. Try 2 new veggies or fruits (or a new way of preparing something I've tried before).
5. Keep tracking food--try not to eat things that are not easily tracked!

We'll see how it goes! :)
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    keep up the GREAT work.
    4059 days ago
    Of course you can use it! :) I actually got it from another Spark friend. I find it's useful to set goals and see how I did, even if I don't achieve everything. I also always try to have a goal or two that's not about weight loss, so that if I do have a challenging month I can still feel like I accomplished something. :)

    I hope it helps you! :)
    4059 days ago
    I absolutely love how you do this, especially how you look back on your previous month and comment on it. You rock! Would you mind if I used your format? Then, at the start of April, could you remind me to do it again and reflect on how I did if I forget? Do you keep your goals top of mind and, if so, how?

    Good job on not giving up. As for your weight loss, congratulations! No, you didn't make your goal, but you did lose and that is SO much better than a gain!
    4059 days ago
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