So this week at the meeting (yes, I still go to meetings every week and find them to be the entire reason I am only 10 pounds over my goal weight rather than 50 or more) we talked about setting SMART goals. You know SMART goals if you've ever worked in a corporate setting as that's how we went through our annual review process -- setting goals that are achievable, measurable have a time frame associated with them and most importantly they are realistic.
I don't think I've lost sight of my goals but maybe haven't quite made them quite as realistic and measurable as they need to be. So, obviously I want to lose some weight and then get better at maintaining my goal weight. How? Well, these are the steps I'm taking now:
- We typically have a snack after dinner, for me it's a little more dessert than snack and I always work the SmartPoints into my plan early in the day to ensure I account for them. However, we'd recently started also having second snack. Well, no more second snack.
- I have a training plan for an upcoming November half marathon. I've been pretty good about following it but not as good as I should be, meaning that I let some excuses get in my way of working out. Regardless of what's going on I need to get out and work out. Whether it's a walk, a 15 minute run or the prescribed workout.
- This weekend is our annual Oktoberfest celebration. We've hosted this party for ten years and while I struggle between a balance of enjoying myself a little too much or stressing out completely about hosting. My goal this year is to just roll with it. I also know that even if I gain next week that life will go on.
Making these changes this week resulted in a 1.4 pound loss. Again, I won't call it a come back just yet but at least we're moving in the right direction.
What SMART goal can you set for this week?