Spring Challenge Goals...(Cascading Dahlias)
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
I've decided to write this blog now because I'm sitting at lunch in a room with two of my co-workers...both of whom are eating deep fried potato wedges and they smell AMAZING.
Throughout the course of this spring challenge, I'm looking to:
1. Originally lose 10.4 pounds in the 8 weeks, but since I started off so strong by losing the 6.6 pounds in week 1, I've adjusted it to lose 15 pounds in the 8 week period.
2. Make time for sleep. I have a horrible habit of burning the candle excessively at both ends. I have to get up to get a workout in first thing in the morning, which means my alarm goes off well before the sun comes up, so what I need to do is make sure I get to bed at a decent time to get all of the required sleep I need.
3. I'm also a notorious emotional eater, but specifically when I'm feeling stressed or down. I have just finished up a busy season at work, but I've been thrown into a class (to transfer my US certification to an Australian certification) and it's taking a LOT of time...which is causing me to stress out...which is making me want to eat the wedges that are sitting 12 inches from me....AH!!! So, my goal is to go onto SP and read, illicit the help of my Cascading Dahlia team members, distract myself in whatever way I can to avoid the food. I can STEP AWAY FROM THE WEDGES!
4. I'm going to hope to blog 2 times a week as well. I think getting my frustrations/worries/NSV's/SV'
s...really everything out there will allow me to not dwell so much on them...which leads to the stress...which leads to the eating...which leads to me having a horrible weigh-in.
5. The hardest thing for me to change is my tendency for perfectionism. I know that as a person I am not perfect, so why do I think that I have to be perfect in this? I need to accept that there are going to be times that I don't make the right choices...when I can't say no to the delicious food...when I can't force myself out of bed when the alarm is yelling at me at 4:25 a.m. I just need to remember that as long as I don't give up at those times, I'm not a failure. I'm just human.
These five additional goals will be in addition to my regular goals of logging ALL of my food every single day, working out at least 5 days a week (but in reality it's 6), drinking 10 glasses of water, and only eating out 1 meal a week.
I'm so thankful my team is so supportive. I've been on several challenges, and I've always enjoyed them, but already so far, this is the most supportive and interactive one I've been on. I sure got lucky this time!