Join Me For Another 10 Weeks! This is the first week of ten weeks starting October 22, 2012

Hi folks! I'm at it again. I'm going for another 20 pound loss in ten weeks. I've recently had another baby, a little girl, she is now five months old and I'm ready to drop some weight.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Day 2 of Week 9 Plan Your Next Goal

Weight today: same

Total lost: 15 in 8 weeks

1/2 cup of oatmeal: 150
2 tsp of sugar:30
1/3 cup of skim milk: 30
1 tbl of powder creamer with coffee:30
with sweet-n-low:0


3 oz banana: 75
vanilla protein shake: 110
total: 185
running total:425

1 large egg:80
1 large egg white: 12
1 tsp of Smart Balance light butter:15
1/2 cup of fat free cottage cheese:80
3 oz of strawberries: 27
1 tsp of sugar:15
1 tbl of powder creamer for coffee:30
with sweet-n-low:0
small licks of peanut butter: 25
running total:716

3 oz banana:75
vanilla protein powder:110
small apple:80
total: 265
running total: 981

2 slices of Italian bread:110
1 tbl of peanut butter:100
1 tbl of grape jelly:50
1 Bom pop:40
1 tbl of powder creamer for coffee:30
with sweet-n-low:0
total: 330
total: 1,311
Today's challenge: hydration

Planned fitness: 50 minute leg work-out, my abdominal routine twice a day, 2 to 3 mile run.

Note on picture: I had this the other night, a higher calorie dish. But the only way I could have it was to skip my afternoon snack. The only real light part of it was the garlic toast. But still.. once I cut up the meatballs, which made it feel like I had more meat on my plate, it was a tasty treat. 1 cup of noodles: 200, 1 tsp of Smart Balance light butter:15, 4 Swedish meatballs-180, Spaghetti sauce:20, 1 slice of light garlic bread-65. total:469

Plan Your Next Goal

This is the post for you out there who has made a goal in their life, like a fitness goal or a get-to-a-certain weight goal.

And that's all you've made.

If you haven't noticed, I have less than two weeks before my 10 weeks are up for this blog. When I began this blog, I created a very precise, measurable goal that requires constant attention by obtain. I can't wander off the path for too long or I won't meet this goal.
This is one of the ways to measure how effective your goal is. Is it obtainable and is there a deadline?

But perhaps one thing that isn't as often talked about is...that time marches on. What do you do after you've met your goal?

About three years ago, I made a goal to run a half-marathon. I was glad I did it, but afterward, I felt like I was in a funk. Part of the whole process of reaching for and succeeding in your goal is what happens to you as you take the steps to get there. You get a little stronger, you get more confident and your body gets in a little better shape.

So, after you've finally met your goal, and you have nothing else to train for, you feel an emotional let-down.

That's what happened to me after I met my goal.

I did nothing. I had nothing planned. So nothing happened. I gained back some of my weight. My work-outs afterward seemed unfocused and superficial.

Fast forward two years later. I ran the same half-marathon, but this time, I had a plan. I planned my rest time...and what I would do next in the fitness arena. Because of that, not only did I stay in shape, but I got in better shape.

Even more importantly I had a reason for working out. I had a purpose for sweating it out everday at the gym.

Having a purpose for working out always makes for more quality work-outs.

Planning your fitness future is just like planning anything in life. When you take control and direct your will find yourself there. If you don't, you won't.

So, as I approach the end of this assured that I am already making plans for the next goal.

So, what's your next goal.


  1. Great point today. I am working so very hard for November 14th, but after that what do I do? My family has a long line of health issues and I have always been conscious of eating right and exercise, but there is a wave pattern. Running with a great routine for a month or two and then throwing the Nikes in the closet for a month.

    I need something for after November. I guess I should start thinking more about that.

  2. well I finally did a food diary; Boy was that an eye opener. Just my breakfast alone was over 1000 calories. Then I ended the day with 2450. I can definitely see where some changes have to be made. thanks for the encouragement. Love...Dad

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