Part of a series of posts about setting easy monthly goals.
It’s time to review our goals from last month. I had two goals:
- Continue on my journey to be as healthy as I can be.
- Try to stay calm and centered.
Even though I didn’t explicitly say it in last month’s post, my second goal was mostly tied to my father’s declining health. Actually, the first and second goals were intertwined. I gained a lot of weight six years ago when my father was diagnosed with terminal cancer, I spent months stress eating everything in sight. I’ve since spent a great deal of time working on that (not to mention losing that weight) and now I don’t normally turn to food when I’m stressed or overwhelmed or sad. That’s not to say that I’m perfect, but I’m much, much better.
Overall, I had a pretty good month, in terms of food and exercise. That said, I did do some emotional eating last week. Not too much, but some. All things considered, I’m going to say that I met my goals for September. I don’t actually know if I gained or lost weight last week, because I am intentionally staying away from the scales for a few days. I’ll step on in a day or two and see how things look.
I have two goals for October:
- Be careful about my eating and use SparkPeople to help me stay on track. If am successful, then I hope to have lost another 5 pounds by the end of the month.
- Weed my garden and take care of my fall yard chores. Things got wild out there while we were on vacation, and while I have made inroads with the weeds, I haven’t been diligent. Plus, I need to put away the hoses and generally get things ready for the cold months.
What about you? What were your goals for September and what are you planning to do in October?