Friday, April 29, 2011

Day 29 - 7 Month Focus

I am really trying to make my goals. However, life is happening and things are kind of out of my control. Such as;
I have been out every night of the week this week. Monday I was out until 10:30pm or so for the Writer's Workshop, Tuesday I was out until 6:30pm for water aerobics, Wednesday I was out until 10:00pm because I was working at the Portland Rescue Mission and last night I was out until midnight because I was babysitting my grandbabies! Then tonight I will be out past midnight because I am doing security (yeah me!) for a conference for our church. Do you know that, last night, we pulled in over 1500 young people between the age of 18 to 30 to learn about "What does the Bible say about love//dating//romance//masculinity//femininity//marriage//sex?" They are expecting even more tonight! Pretty cool!!! Anyway, that's where I will be tonight. Then because we have been so busy this week, I will be working on house stuff tomorrow and then we have church tomorrow night where my hubby and I will be serving! I am in charge of getting our communion ready! We will be there from 4:30 to 10:00pm or so! GEEZ!!!

My next rest day will be Sunday and it will be a rest day. I don't want to do anything!!

With all that said, not only have I done all of that, but I also worked, paid bills, read a little and did house stuff....and I exercised every day this week as well as keeping focus on my 7 Month Focus goals!! Even though it's been chaotic ~ I am still focused on my plan!!

Thankfully I've lost the 2 pounds from Easter!!  YEAH!!!

Yesterday I did a little experiment. Since I started my 7 Month Focus, my goal was to get my calories under 1700. Since I have started, I've only hit this number a couple of times. Usually I come in around 1800-1900 calories. So then, last weekend, I reread my blog and I realized that, last year, when I was losing weight a lot faster, I noticed my calories were at 1600 or less. So with that news, I decided that I now needed to change my 7 Month Focus goals from 1700 calories to 1600 calories or less. Kind of a dumb thing to do, since I can't even reach the 1700 mark. But yesterday, I announced that it was my turning point day!!!! I said I was going to focus and I did. I did not quite hit the 1600 mark, I came in at 1687. So close!! But what I'm excited about, is I did it, and I was not in control of my food last night. I just tried to make the best of what I was given. Not too bad!

Then I have wanted to get my steps to 10000 per day. Yesterday, I did mini walks. About every hour, I got up from my desk  and moved!!! I delivered papers around the office, got a drink, went to the bathroom, walked around the building. I tried to count my steps as I went and on some of the longer trips I logged in over 700 steps. The amazing thing is, with adding more activity, I still did not meet the goal. I came in at 7371. Close!

The rest of my goals I achieved - no problem!!!

OK so I'm getting closer!!! A little more tweaking and a lot more focus and I'm going to get there!! Today is a new day. It's going to be hectic and crazy and a lot of things will be out of my control, but I'm just going to keep focused and make my goals happen!!

How about life happening?

Keep focused!


  1. Awesome turnout! and great job workin on ur goals even when ur so busy!

  2. Hope you have a great, fun, busy weekend :)

  3. Kudos to you for staying so much on your goal plans while being to crazily busy!! Truly amazing! Every success is worth celebrating! And with all the service you are giving to others... you are truly amazing!

    I've been meaning to get in touch with you for our lunch date but it's been a crazy week for me too and I'm headed out of town today. Maybe next week will work? It'll be way fun to meet you. Take care of yourself.


  4. Girl, You are doing great! It makes me tired just reading about your week.

  5. Oh sure is happening. I can totally relate. Stay strong and keep on marching on. XO