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Praising God for Goals.....

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I have never been one to make lists or set goals because I think I was afraid of failing...and if I didn't set that goal, then in my mind, I would never fail...wow was I ever wrong, and recently have learned so much about setting goals, and in fact set some realistic goals for November.. I love this goal setting because it has made my life easier not more difficult.. I simply look at my goals I have set before me and that is what I do, and then one thing leads to another...Now I am just learning so I am taking baby steps here, but one thing I have learned is that you never get too old to learn something new.. These are the November goals I had set for myself..
1. Lose 3 lbs. - I will weigh in next Tuesday on the 18th of Nov.
2. Track my food daily - I have done this with the exception of 2 days..and have found that on those days that I didn't , I had no clue of how many calories I had eat,so if I want to reach my ultimate goal, then I have to keep track..
3. Finish Christmas Calendars - I have 4 out of 7 ready to be bound...only 3 left to go..
4. Start writing Christmas cards - this one I have not started yet..
5. Yoga relaxation - 3 x week, 20 minutes each - sadly I have not done this, but am going to start today to put myself first because I need this one to keep me going..
6. Complete one sewing project for Christmas present. - I have already completed 2 projects which are Christmas presents.
7. Contact 3 friends that I have not heard from for a while and spend some phone time with them. - I have contact one of them and enjoyed talking with them so very much..

So as I look at how I have done, I am seeing that it is so easy for me to for others and where I slack off is doing for myself.. So this is something I have to change because if I don't take care of "me", then I am not going to be able to help others for very long...so "me" is going to become a priority in this area for the remainder of the month.. Like I said, I am just learning this, and if you have not sit down long enough to make some goals and write them down so you can actually see them, I challenge you to do that before the end of this year...
“Having a simple clearly defined goal can capture the imagination and inspire passion. It can cut through the fog like a beacon in the night.”
Have a great week...
Hugs and Prayers,

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    Sherrilou, You are making great strides! I'm so happy for you to be getting these things done and that the goal setting is helping you reach each of the goals you have set. emoticon emoticon
    4490 days ago
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    Good for you Sherrilou.....I have had my user name 'meme' for a VERY long time b/c that's what I knew I had to do back then so it stands for ME taking care of ME....women have a terrible time with this and I'm glad you've learned the lesson. Hope you are well....keep in touch!
    4491 days ago
    Oh have we created a monster here LOL.

    It is true that writing those goals down help us focus - there are no longer just floating around in our mind saying later!

    So so proud of you emoticon
    4491 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/14/2008 6:44:29 AM
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    You have some great goals. They are reasonable and attainable. You can really do this!

    I started Atkins induction and it is going great (I lost most of the 80 pounds on Atkins). I’ve been stuck at a plateau for too long. I’ve been eating great and not feeling hungry. I do have a slight headache but otherwise I feel wonderful. Come visit anytime. emoticon
    Day 1 - 190.2
    Day 2 - 185.6
    Day 3 - 183.6
    Day 4 - 182.8

    4491 days ago
    Sherrilou,enjoyed your Blog so well and it is true we need to take care of yourself if we are to help others.It applies to all of us. I thank God that he gave you the goals to follow and it was an inspiration to me! We learn something new every day. Praise Him from whom all blessings flow! Sally Love your colorful blog also. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4491 days ago
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