Wednesday, March 24, 2010

March Madness

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!!! :)


  1. I think it's an awesome shift when we see it as a way of life and not something that has an end point.
    Love goal #5, you rock, really.

  2. Awesome goals - especially #4 and #5. Keep it's never too late for goals - no matter what day it is!

  3. Hahaha. Next month you'll post them earlier. Ahh, you'd almost have to--if you post them later, it would be the next month. chuckle.

    Just teasing you, Diz. I'm sure you've had those goals in your head all month and just didn't get them on your post.

    The whole mentality change has bee tuff for me. I'm finally getting it. Finally realizing that eating healthily IS doing something nice for myself rather than punishment. Eating veggies is a reward--eating brownies is punishment. huh.

    I can hear the gears grinding in my brain as I write that. ahahaha.


  4. Diz, i love your super heathy, forward-thinking goals. you've got a good and kind head on your shoulders.

  5. Yay Diz! you are doing so amazing. keep going! I know the month is almost up but look how far you come and you still have time! Rooting for you!

  6. A.S. says that in the 1600's the word "diet" meant "a way or thinking" or "a day's journey". Nowadays it means deprivation & calorie counting.. which is not really a way to live is it? Love your goals, I can tell you have to make mental lists.. just like me. Rock on sister!!

  7. If making goals makes you happy, then by all means, list away. You've got some good, solid, measurable ones here. Go for 'em! You can blow them away.

    I'm glad to hear that you don't particularly like to work out either. Now I don't have to pretend around you!

  8. thank you for your support on my latest post, Diz. i have to admit, i splurged last night for dinner at o'charley's, having fried chicken tenders with honey mustard and a mountain of homemade chips/fries with blue cheese dressing. oh, and a piece of a roll and butter!! but i have been thinking about what you said, and although i ate a lot of fat and calories, i woke up this morning and had a good, healthy breakfast. the time to move on is NOW.

    it's not like we get out of our routines the way we have that often. i don't feel like i should regret yesterday- so long as i keep that isolated. i hope you feel the same way! have an absolutely, positively healthy day!!

  9. I love how you wrote put your goals. I need to do that.

    I am so glad to hear you talk about the word diet! I was becoming concerned you were hung up on it. People do "diets" to lose weight and then go back to eating like they did prior to that. Eating Healthy and living healthy is what is going to work for us(I say us because I think your we're a lot alike).

    Go and finish out March with a bang!