Goal Setting

Raise your hand if every year, at least once, you become determined to lose weight. My hand is up, FYI. Well, like I’ve only said many times prior, this is it. I have a goal and I basically know my issues.  I really do not eat badly, I have some bad days, but mine is portion control and lack of exercise. Well, here it is. Our annual trip to Disney’s Wine and Food Festival in November is about 10 months away, leaving Nov 1. My goal is to lose 30 pounds by then. Mickey and Minnie will not believe it.

I do NOT count calories or eat lettuce and yogurt every other day; by the way this is why most diets fail. We set ourselves up to fail. I work for a living and travel a good bit, so I have to plan ahead. Each week on Friday I will weigh in. Sure there will be good weeks, oh I hope, and bad weeks.

My goals are simple:

  • Use common sense.
  • Try to eliminate or reduce processed foods.
  • Have healthy options available for the sweet attacks I seem to get after dinner.
  • Exercise at least 4 times a week.
  • Use seasonal and local produce as much as possible.

Each day I will post a recipe I used the previous day. If you want to join me in this journey, just drop me a line and we will go it together.

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About rosestancil

I am your average 50+-year-old who woke up one morning wondering how and where the extra 30 pounds suddenly appeared came from. I am a Mom to two grown children, an Environmental Engineer (go Clemson Tigers), and a farm girl. I was raised on a green onion and collard farm in what was then rural Lexington County, SC. I still live on a part of the farm and hope to stay there. I have had a subscription newsletter, Green Onion & Collards for several years. I published recipes using seasonal local foods. I became a bit overwhelmed at the responses (I know, this should have been a good thing right?) and stopped it about a year ago. Some of the recipes I post will be from the newsletter. I will not count calories or eat lettuce. Girl gotta eat. I also will not give up good craft beer and wine, I will watch my portion size however. I intend to cook healthy, full of flavor foods, which will allow me to eat more, exercise at least 4 times a week (no gym or gym contracts), reduce and try to eliminate processed foods, and have snacks handy. I am a work in progress and will always be. If I am crazy enough to post my weekly weight, you need to be crazy enough to tag along on this journey.
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2 Responses to Goal Setting

  1. Jenna says:

    Love! I’ll be there with you (post-baby weight goal) cheering you on. Can’t wait to try your recipes. 🙂

    Like

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