In my last post, I listed three goals for this week. I thought they were ambitious but not out of reach. That’s what I get for thinking. Except for maybe the water intake, I am not meeting my goals. I’m still mostly sedentary and have not come close to the 2500 steps per day for most of this week. While I am eating less, I’m not sure that each day so far has been less than 1800 calories. Eating less than I have been is still an improvement, at least in my book.
Some of you suggested that perhaps I work on one change at a time. That is sounding like a great idea. Instead of goals for the week though, I will start with making one promise to myself. If I make a promise to others, I keep it. When I make promises to myself on the other hand, I seem to give myself too much leeway and end up breaking them. Giving myself some credit, I would say that the promises I’ve made to myself in the past were a bit lofty and most likely out of my reach. I need to make one promise, one that I can meet, and then keep it. Then, I will make another promise and keep it and so forth. My first promise has to be attainable so that I will be sure to keep it. I’ve got one.
Today, I promise (to myself) that I will walk at least 2500 steps before I hit the sack tonight. I haven’t made 2500 steps/day all week, but I will make it happen today. No.matter.what.
Speaking of promises, I made a vow to be with my husband all the days of our lives, fifteen years ago today. The best decision I've ever made. We’ve each gained 100 lbs since this photo. It’s way past time to start doing something about it, but I will anyway.
How's your week going? Happy Thursday!