Hello my friends.
I'm writing this post with no purpose and a time limit, so it will definitely be interesting, just be forewarned.
I've decided to quit calling my "diet" a "diet". For one thing, a diet is really just intake- food intake. Your daily diet might be really bad, or it might be really healthy- whatever, it's a diet. And secondly, I'm trying to think of these things as a way of life- a choice (or not so much a choice really if I want to be/stay skinny), instead of a temporary time period where I suffer for days on end and then binge on end to make up for the sacrifices I've made. It's all about how you look at it, right? And I want to be healthy and happy, so I'm looking at it like that. My diet (which isn't a big deal, it's just food intake) is healthy and makes me happy, so it's not really a big deal, it's just a part of my life. Hmmm....
In other news, making all of these goals lately has really lifted my mood and made me so much happier. Not that I wasn't happy before- I was. But I'm happier now that I feel like I have some kind of direction. The whole "what do I do with my life" thing still lingers and occasionally gives me anxiety (Russian roulette anyone?), but at least I'm progressing in some areas so I know I'm not stagnant, and for now, that's enough to keep me happy. So what are my goals this month? I know, I know, it's the last week of the month, why would I post them now. But it's not too late for me to state them! I still have a week! Next month I will try to get them out a little earlier.. :)
1) I wanted to lose 5 pounds. First weigh in of the month was 143 something, so hoping for a 138 something. If I can get to 139, I will be VERY happy with that. Esp cause I am still hovering around 143 after my death trap weekend at home. It will be a miracle, but I DO think that a lot of it is water weight and will come off easy. Just by next week? We'll have to wait and see now won't we....this also means I'm going to have to start going back to WW to weigh in. I've been avoiding that place because the scale at home is giving me crappy numbers and I don't want to gamble with those numbers...
2) I wanted to get 3 enrollments at work. Currently have 2 under my belt (well, I have one, but I have another one scheduled for Friday). That still leaves one more to get...and it's definitely going to be tight trying to get it by next Wed, but I'm not giving up hope quite yet! It can happen!
3) Start figuring out my housing situation (this one I prefer not to discuss at the moment since it is a point of extreme anxiety right now).
4) I wanted to save $500 this month. Um...yeah right. That hasn't happened. Ha. BUT, I've concocted a plan to make up the money that I'm short in upcoming months. I'm also using my credit cards less. Which in the long run will be better with the whole debt situation.
5). I need to get out and do some type of service still this month. I'm trying to do at least one type of service/charity (food bank, homeless shelter, etc) a month, with smaller services on a more daily basis (wash the dishes for my roommate, take a friend to the airport, whatever I can find to serve my friends and family/others).
So these are the main goals for March. I have more- smaller ones that I didn't mention here just because I'm running out of time with this post right now, but I'm getting there!!! I can do this!!! :)