1. (n.) goal: the result or achievement toward which effort is directed; aim; end.
These are my mini-goals or my steps to the bigger goal of losing 12 pounds by 1/1/12. I'm going into this with the understanding that I don't have to be perfect, but I have to try. I know that I'm better off when I set goals and tell people (lots of people) about them to keep me on track. I know that putting the goal information up where I can see it will help immensely. And I know that when I put my mind to something I can do it.
1. Workout Calendar: I used a planning calendar in March to get my activity in and it kept me pretty accountable. I loved seeing the results on the paper from what I had panned to do and what I actually did. I hung another one up yesterday. My goal is 4 times a week. Anything above that is like extra credit. And who doesn't like extra credit?
2. Tracking Food: This seems to be something that I have a hard time doing regularly. I feel like I'm much to "into" my phone when I had to enter all the things that I eat. And let's face it, if I don't enter them when I'm eating them, I forget. But for the next 30 days I plan on making more days of tracking than not. My goal is 1200-1500 calories a day, less than 100 grams of carbs, less than 50 grams of fat and at least 60 grams of protein.
3. Water: I'm back to drinking 75-100 ounces of water a day. It's making for frequent bathroom breaks, but that's ok.
4. Sleep: I think that I'm a better person overall when I'm not tired. I have less headaches, less stress and better days in general. So my goal is at least 6 hours of sleep at night. This is going to be a struggle when you add in the combination of the CPAP. But I'm working on it.