Monday, January 10, 2011

Weekly goals check-in

I thought I'd revisit my daily goals, since my weigh-in is coming up tomorrow.  You can find the post where I talked about these goals here:

Track my food. I'd give this one a 7/10. There were a couple of days (like yesterday) where I had to go back and fill in after the fact instead of tracking as I went along. This made it harder to know where I was and how many points I had left.  I need to do a better job of keeping up as I go along.

Stay within my daily points plus earned activity points. This one is definitely key, but I am probably at about a 5/10 on it.  I dipped into my weekly points earlier in the week than I should have, which didn't give me a lot of wiggle room on the weekend.  I went to a party yesterday and overindulged (and didn't track as I went along), and I'm over my weekly points again. 


Check off all of my Good Health Guidelines. I haven't been keeping close enough tabs on this one. I'm maybe at a 6/10. That pesky multivitamin, which I can't take within 4 hours of my thyroid pill, trips me up many days.  The daily oils are also iffy sometimes.  And dairy, which is something I really need to work at if I'm going to get it consistently.

Get at least 20 minutes of activity every day. 10/10.  This is the easy one for me. I did my Cycle/TRX class on Tuesday and Thursday. I ran Wednesday and am going to run today after it warms up another degree or two.  I did a BOSU Yoga video on Friday.  I did Pilates on Saturday, and yesterday was swim class. Tonight I also plan to go do my yoga class. I think I have a nice, balanced program going, and I have some serious muscles developing.


Eliminate negative self-talk and focus on success. I had been doing better with this one, but yesterday was a very bad day for the self-talk. I went around feeling like everything was wrong with me.  So I can only give this one a 6/10.

I didn't set these goals expecting to be perfect at them right away, but I could do a better job of keeping them in mind as I go about my day.  Something to work on.  I signed up for a mindfulness/meditation workshop that will take place on the next 5 Saturdays, and I'm thinking that adding this kind of practice would help me to be better able to focus on my goals and help get rid of some negative thinking habits. 

4 comments:

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  2. Whoa, I didn't know anything about not taking a multivitamin within 4 hours of thyroid meds...I take my generic Synthroid every day at 6AM then my multivitamin around 7:15...did your doctor tell you to wait 4 hours?

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  3. Sherrie, I take a multi with iron, and I have heard that iron interferes with the absorption of the synthetic thyroid hormone. Here's a link: http://thyroid.about.com/cs/thyroiddrugs/ht/takemeds.htm

    I always tend to wake up about 3-4 a.m. to go to the bathroom, and I have started taking my thyroid meds then (and then going back to sleep) so that I can have breakfast right when I get up if I want to.

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  4. These are some great goals!

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