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So... I guess... Uh...

Thursday, February 02, 2012

I'm noticing a lot of my lovely SparkFriends are in the habit of posting monthly goals, either due to a team challenge they're participating in or for themselves. I realize this is NOT news and that this occurs rather frequently. Why its never occurred to me to give that a shot, I'll never know! But, maybe that's a nice thing to do. I'm fairly goal-oriented and having it listed or written down somewhere is something I'm inclined to do and enjoy and follow. So, I've decided to give it a go:

emoticon Track food at least 3 days (all food eaten) per week. One has to be a weekend day.

emoticon Drink 64oz of water (plain) a day for at least 3 days of the week. I can count unsweetened tea or Crystal Lite To-Go as "other" water.

emoticon No more f***ing soda! I'm angry to even have to have this as a goal, as I normally don't drink soda... went months without it, in fact... but, the last few weeks... grrr...

emoticon Eat breakfast MWF before class (or take one to eat during class).

emoticon Meet or exceed 500 minute fitness goal for February. I was 104 minutes short of this goal for January. I can do better.

emoticon Plant something edible. Tomatoes, herbs, peppers... doesn't matter. Plant it!

emoticon Get through my baby brother's wedding without killing anyone. Why am I the only sane member of my family?!

emoticon Keep up/catch up with homework in all 4 classes, including the week I'll be at my parent's for the wedding.

Alright, that should do it. School and wedding have me pretty busy, so I'm not going to stress too much about it.

I had a great time at the latest San Diego Spark Rally. WOLFKITTY (Jocelyn) came to pick me up in the morning and we headed to Tecolote Shores at Mission Bay. It was a gorgeous, sunny day out. We walked along the marked path for a bit over 4 miles (almost 4.5, natch). It was a great walk. Lots of people out enjoying their fitness, playing in the water, men with no shirts playing volleyball, kids on the playground... It was great to get to chat with such wonderful Sparks in person! HAWAIIANMAMA and KSANDIEGO were awesome walking company the first leg of the journey; WOLFKITTY and SASSYJAY were my amazing companions on the journey back. SMILEY1K brought her husband along to walk with us, and FITNFUNJEN joined us a bit later with her husband. ABB698 stayed at the picnic table with her adorable daughter and held down the fort.

We had a delicious and healthy potluck lunch! I made Chicken Machaca burritos (recipe here: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com
/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=
1968926). Other Sparks brought egg salad (made with veganaise) on wheat sandwich thins, cactus salsa, black bean and cauliflower wraps, fruit salad with yogurt, juicy orange slices, and baked seaweed snacks. It was a super feast of delicious epicness! We sat and ate and talked and talked and enjoyed each other's company. I can't wait for the next rally (I hope I get to go).

As far as school is going, I'm a busy bee with 4 classes. Two are nutrition classes, so I'm majorly stoked- advanced nutrition and diet therapy. Both should be interesting. I'm also enrolled in a leadership class, which is so far not as interesting, but hopefully it'll pick up. Its a theory class, so its a little tougher than the run-of-the-mill college class. And I'm in a culinary class for commercial cooking/kitchens. That should be a lot of fun because I'll actually be spending time in a commercial kitchen! I gotta dig out my chef's coat, pants, skull cap, apron, and non-slip shoes. All are required! So cool!!! These are the 4 classes I need to get my Dietary Services Supervisor certificate. I still have to do my practicum, which involves me working in an actual nursing home kitchen. That's up in the air for when that'll happen. If the budget doesn't completely tank, I can do it as early as this summer. If it does, then the earliest would be throughout fall semester... Seems like that'll be really far away, but if that's the case, then I'll have my surgery early in the summer. If I can do practicum over summer, then I'll do my surgery later in the summer. So, I'll find out in May what the dealio is.

I guess that's it for me...

Once again, machaca link:
recipes.sparkpeople.com/
recipe-detail.asp?recipe=1
968926
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  • CANNIE50
    THe rally sounds really fun. Hopefully, before the wedding and all that lovely family time, you can do a good workout - it helps in retaining sanity. I am glad you are enjoying school, and your goals sound very sensible. emoticon
    3366 days ago
  • MEWHENRYSMAMA
    Good job! And now you have me working on mine for a blog, too! Hey, I don't want to be left behind! Your Rally sounded great! How cool to be with other SPARKIES and what a fab potluck! You really are taking on the classes! Good for you! ESP. With the wedding stuff going on. When is the wedding? And I think I missed what surgery you have coming up? Please inform...I have to keep track of my SPARKFRIENDS!
    Take care!
    Love,
    Mary
    emoticon
    3366 days ago
  • LUCYLU22
    Great goals!! Oooh the rally sounds like such fun, glad you had a great time! I would love to go to one, maybe sometime they will have one near me! Best wishes in all your school stuff, sounds like you are having some fun as well!!
    3366 days ago
  • JSALERNO
    I KILL PLANTS.
    3366 days ago
  • ERIKO1908
    sounds like some excellent goals!!! hope to hear about all of this months successes soon!! :)
    3367 days ago
  • BEFIT_WITHGUSTO
    Awesome goals!! I know you can succeed at them all!
    3367 days ago
  • ABB698
    The rally was a blast, and I wish you much luck with your bro's wedding. I know it will be hard for you, but you will make it! That's cool about the culinary class. How fun! It's cool how you are learning so much about food and can incorporate it into Sparking! Awesome!
    Good luck with your goals!!
    3367 days ago
  • WOLFKITTY
    COOL!
    3367 days ago
  • KELLIEM
    Good for you, it sounds like you're very organized and committed to your goals.
    3367 days ago
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