May 23, 2011

spring fever week8

Life's Journey with a Smile

this week's questions:
  1. What have you done this past week to help achieve your goals?
  2. What did you do this past week to make you feel good about yourself?
  3. How do you measure success of your goals?
  4. What is failure to you when it comes to goals?
  5. Fun Question: If you could hop on a plane right now, where would you go?
question 1: the good - (1) i was short a couple days, but most of the week i got in my four glasses (6) mac and cheeses with prosciutto and smoked cheddar. neal liked both; i really liked the proscuitto. yay for fancy macs. unfortunately, fancy is expensive. so i'm changing this goal to every three weeks rather than every other. the bad - (4) i still haven't finished transferring recipes on to recipe cards, but at least i pulled the last of my recipes from ww. i have so many printed pages littering the coffee table right now *sigh* think i'll be taking the whole stack with me to jesse's this weekend. (5) i WAY overspent on groceries for this week (thanks, fancy mac) so i'll be scavenging the pantry for next week. glad i already bought meat for burgers this weekend. yay grillin! the ugly - (2) i skipped bikram this week. i was exhausted and really didn't want to spend anymore money. i also decided to change this goal. getting a gym membership is out; weighing myself on the regular again is in, starting with this wed. monthly bikram stays (as long as i can afford it) (3) i definitely hit a wall so i'm not fighting it anymore. i don't really need to be at work earlier than 9am so i'm not going to keep beating myself up over being "late". i am still limiting the amount of time i waste on my phone in the mornings. less time on twitter means more time for making breakfast or a slightly longer shower. works for me :)

question 2: i'm mega bummed about this. i was going to buy myself a scale last week, but the one i wanted sold out on amazon. i'd be less concerned if i hadn't spent two days researching every scale they sell. the only place it's available now is at sears for double the cost :( on the :) side of the week, i sent a snippy email to someone who's pissed me off one too many times, and i redyed my hair. my summer red is officially back. might post pictures next week once the color settles in

question 3: many of my goals are ongoing so i focus on consistency. i shoot for 50% completion to start and work on getting closer to 100% as the weeks go by. if i struggle through a goal, i try to reassess instead of giving up. hence the above changes. i'd rather make tweaks than completely give up on something

question 4:dropping them when i have absolutely no excuse for doing so or not making a plan to get back on track. for example, there's no reason i can't workout. yet i haven't done it consistently in weeks. that's a fail. i know i need to get back on track; i know i can get back on track. i just haven't done it

question 5: first thought, joplin mo to help with clean up. screw all these terrible, recent natural disasters. there's actually an infographic detailing the best and worst zones for natural disasters. north dakota seemed to be the only US state with zero disasters... second thought, anywhere outside of the US. i need a break from the political bigotry, religious propaganda and general asshatery of this country. we're not the only ones, but at least i can go about being a tourist, ignoring all the ugly parts of other countries

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i'm spending a long weekend at jesse's for memorial day, but it won't be enough. it's never enough. i need a real vacation... take me anywhere. i need out

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