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Destination ME: Eating the Elephant

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Hello, Friends!

So I missed last week.  Did you notice?!?

I had every intention of blogging about last week's progress but life just got in the way.  The beginning of the school year is crazy.  I worked every night from the time I got home until the time I went to bed (on time, thankyouverymuch).  Only taking breaks for dinner and Sweetpea's homework.  And to help coach cheer practice.  And to take her to dance class.

Even though I did not make it to the computer, that does not mean my goals went into the gutter.  Nope!  I'm happy to report that I did quite well!

My last goal was to drink more water and less Coke.  Over the past two weeks I have gotten that done! I have had at least 100 ounces of water a day.  If not more.  And I've cut down to one Coke.

It hasn't been perfect.  I definitely drink a lot less water on the weekends.  I really need to carry my cup around with me like I do at school.  And there were days where to say what I drank was "one" would be pushing it.  But overall - I'm pleased!

I've also done well with the going to bed earlier and getting more sleep thing.  There have been nights that I've been up working until midnight.  That's just the way it is right now.  But mostly, I have gotten to bed earlier and I feel SOOOOOO much better when I do!

It was horribly hot and I'm glad I didn't try to make an exercise goal because that would not have worked.  There were days where my non airconditioned classroom was over 100 degress.  One day I actually thought I might pass out in the middle of the room.  I'm seriously hoping that is OVER for this year.

So.... this week's goal....

I've been going back and forth between a food goal and an exercise goal.  I can not decide.  I actually had decided on a food goal and not 30 minutes ago changed my mind.

Why?  Well.... I really don't want to do either!

I need to start tracking what I eat.  But honestly... what I NEED is to get my body moving.  I need to do it for ME.  To have some time for ME.  To clear my head.  To help get rid of stress and anxiety.  To make myself feel better and sleep better.

So, my goal is a little of both.

I am gong to exercise at least twice this week.

AND I am going to really try to be conscious about what I'm eating.  I'm not going to go as far as tracking.... yet.  That's coming.  Just keep making small changes.  Like less Coke.  Like not going out to lunch every day and instead packing healthy lunches.  Like not sitting on the couch and eating after Sweets has gone to bed!

So that's it!

You know, sometimes I wonder if my little tiny goals are silly.  I mean isn't a goal supposed to be something like "I'm going to climb Mount Everest?"

Thing is... I can't climb Mount Everest.

I don't have time to climb Mount Everest.

And I know that if I say that's what I am going to do and then I can't get it done the way I think I should, I'm going feel like a failure.  And I'll just quit.

So my goal is climbing the stairs.  Cause I know I can do that.  I can make that happen.

And once I do it, I'll add another flight.  And then another.  And before you know it, I'll be at the top.

The top of what.... Well, that remains to be seen!  That's the fun part!  Not really knowing where this journey will take me.

So I'm going to keep making these little goals.  And I'm going to keep getting it done.  And I hope you will, too!

It reminds me of that saying... "How do you eat an elephant?  One bite at a time."

(WARNING:  Do not Google "Pictures of How to Eat An Elephant.  There are some disturbing pictures.  Just sayin')

So join me... One bite at a time... Let's get this done.



  1. Yay Hallie! I applaud you for meeting your goal! It's all the little things that add up to one big difference, never forget that!

  2. I agree above! You have the spirit and the mind to accomplish it all!


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