Setting Achievable Goals – Bah Ha Ha!

consistant dietI have no problem setting goals. But!!!!….setting achievable goals, that’s another thing altogether.

Lose weight, work out, clean the basement, these are all things I have set as goals but I have given them no specifics or deadlines. I guess that just makes them dream goals. When I don’t accomplish these goals or stop trying to do them or just keep them posted and say, “I’m working on it.” I feel very bad about myself. I feel like a failure. Who WANTS to feel like a failure?

I, personally, believe that my failure is to set achievable goals. An achievable goal has to be realistic, doable and make you feel good when you achieve it.

So, what am I able to do and will I do it? When will I do it? What will it look like. Hmmmm…. I’ll start with today.

  1. I will walk for at least half an hour today. (I can do this and I want to do this)
  2. I will eat no bad carbs today. (It’s breakfast time and I just had a wonderful no-carb omelette, so this sounds easy. Now, if I can get past Tim Horton’s, it’ll work.)

I believe that by putting the “today” in my goals, I can achieve them – TODAY! I am not going to whine about it. I will lose weight and change my bad eating habits. I will built new good habits. And setting achievable goals, maybe each morning, will help me go step by step.

I will put the guilt puppy to sleep!

I will put the guilt puppy to sleep!

If I know I have two weeks to achieve a goal I will put things off, and if I have a bad “fat-girl” day, I know I still have a few days before I see the scale. So, I’m not very consistent. But, I’m beginning to doubt myself already. I’ve been gung-ho before and eventually lost interest or just plain ignored my goals. So how can I make this stick? I’ve tried using guilt and since I’m a dyed-in-the-wool emotional eater (every time I have an emotion – I eat), guilt makes me eat.

Ok, I can do this. I have set two goals for today (Oh, yeah, I’ll vote today, too!) and I will achieve them. I do believe in positive thinking and all the newspapers say so, too. Oprah, Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz and Liz Lemon all say so, too, and we know they know everything.

Thanks for listening. ;D

~ by 1fatgirlshrinking - Diane Kirby on May 8, 2013.

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