Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Put Up or Shut Up Goals

It's time for me to break the silence, don't you think?  The long and short of things is that I'm still here, not in my dark place any longer, but I have been floundering, as before.  However, I'm not going to be one of those people who says, "I've fallen off the wagon and I'm getting back on" twelve hundred times.  It's time to put up or shut up, folks, and I think I've shut up long enough.

That all being said, I'm taking a cue from my friend Jaemie and I'm going to make some goals, and I'm going to report on how well I did with those goals at the end of the pre-appointed time.  It's worked for me before and believe me, if there's a remote chance that even one person will be reading this and will be wondering if I've reached my goals, I'll do it.

The start of my new week happens on Saturday.  I weigh in on those days and that's when my points reset.  So, since we're on Wednesday now I'll state my goals for now until Saturday, then I'll try my best to recap how it all went.  When I say "try my best" I just mean that sometimes weekends get away from me, but I will check in either on the weekend or in the first few days of the week.

So here we go:

Put Up or Shut Up Goals 

1) Track that shit.  
Fact is, I know that for me, I HAVE to track what I'm eating.  I know there are stronger people than I out there who can really do well with not tracking and can eat intuitively.  I would love to be among their numbers but I just am not there yet.  Part of this journey is being honest with myself and if I'm going to be perfectly honest, I can't be trusted with "eating intuitively."  Because I will tell that intuitive voice that says, "You don't need that cupcake" to shut the hell up.  So yeah.  Track.

2) Drink the water
Since I work from my home I always have a fresh supply of water and a working toilet to use when I need to pass it.  So really there's no excuse for not hitting my 120 oz per day water goal EVERY DAY.  When I don't hit it, that's just me being lazy.  So that's the goal.

I will eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day.  If I don't, you have permission to kick me in the shins.

That's it for this half-week.  I'll check in and let you all know how I did. 

Thanks for listening!


  1. I'm sure you can do it! These are good goals!

  2. I had to make goals for myself too. So far, I am having a blah week, but plan on re-organizing tonight, and getting back to it. Good luck! You will do great!!!

  3. Good goals... .I am resetting also. I will keep getting up no matter how many times i fall...

  4. I have to track too.....if I don't things just "slip" in unnoticed!! Good luck, you can do it.

  5. Tracking is a tool that keeps me healthy, focused and sane. Great goals.


  6. Tracking food and having a 100% complete and honest food diary is the single most important thing to do when on a diet. I use and record everything. Even that tsp of olive oil.

    People totally under estimate how many calories they eat.


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