Goal Setting - a new view
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Well, I somehow lost a day of work on this, so this is a two-for-one blog day. The first task is to reflect on my goals, being halfway through January. Now, as far as Spark is concerned, these goals will be "fixed" in my consciousness within 30 days. As far as I'M concerned, it's 120 days that's what I'm shooting for. Be that as it may, I have still learned some things in this period:
1. I have stuck to my goals for the most part. The areas which I've slipped up with are maybe sometimes going for white flour rather than whole grain products. This has generally been when I've been out and haven't had a choice. This may be a moot point, soon, as I'm expecting to receive a diagnosis of gluten intolerance which will change many of my eating habits.
2. I've occasionally (twice, maybe?) had more than the 1 small dessert. On the other hand, on some days I've had no dessert. I'm finding that I'm enjoying fruit after dinner - of all types. I've also found that whereas I used to allow myself a TBS of maple syrup with Sunday breakfasts, now I'm using 1 tsp and that's enough. There's no doubt that my taste for sweet things and white flour has declined tremendously. I'm also losing my taste for higher fat foods, and am generally enjoying things like salads and fruit over anything greasy or heavy. And again, this is in TWO, SHORT weeks.
So, I don't really think I need to re-evaluate my goals. They seem to be working for me.
The second thing I'm supposed to do today is to avoid saboteurs. Well, I'm happy to say I don't know any. I have one friend who is normal weight and eats a huge amount of food, but I don't feel tempted to join her in that, so it's all fine. In a way, my mom is a saboteur, because she likes to go out to eat. She's a careful eater, though, and I can just use those experiences as practice for making healthy choices. I really don't have any friends who aren't supportive in my weight loss, though. One thing about getting older, I think, is that you don't have "buddies" trying to pull you in to a night of drinking/overeating, whatever.
Have a great Sunday!