Geek Goals

This year is about getting my sanity back. Getting my health my house and my family into a better place by deliberate incremental changes in all areas of my life.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

I've already revised my mini-goals a bit. Here they are...


Previous:

  1. Cook breakfast, lunch, and dinner myself
  2. Wake-up on weekdays at 6:15AM to exercise, 8AM otherwise
  3. Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily
  4. Cut out coffee completely
  5. Don't miss a day - one day at a time


New:
  1. Eat home-cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  2. Wake-up on weekdays between 6:30 - 6:45AM to exercise and 8AM on weekends.
  3. Drink 8 - 10 glasses of water daily.
  4. Drink at most 2 cups of coffee.
  5. Don't miss a day - one day at a time.
(what I meant by "cook myself" is eating at home, Brian helps out A LOT and I definitely don't plan or can cook all the meals myself :-)

Tidbit on coffee -
Find it here: http://www2.oprah.com/health/yourbody/slide/slide_yourbody_healthfood_108.jhtml

Coffee actually has been shown to reduce liver cancer and to be effective with (or with symptoms of) Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases," Dr. Oz says. "So there are a bunch of different places where coffee can play a role. The reason it got a bad name is because it does have side effects, for example, migraine headaches and heart palpitations. But if you're not having them, coffee is reasonable."

Did we mention, it's good for those bowel movements, too? Dr. Oz suggests 24 ounces of coffee a day is a rational amount.

4 comments:

ClickChic said...

Yeah for coffee!

Coffee is also bad when instant coffee is diluted with Dr Pepper (I think I put in some International Cafe too). I don't recommend it. See Dr Oz's comment! :D Those crazy college days....

Danielle said...

I updated your goals up at the top of the page :)

Keep up the good work!

Shouldn't you allow yourself at least 1 meal out a week? What if your friends call and ask you to go out to eat?

jmac said...

Absolutely Danielle!!

*Most* restaurants have healthy options nowadays and I try to stick with those. However, every now and then I'll get a craving for ice-cream and I will let myself indulge in that.

I rather not identify a "cheat" meal as one of my goals because if I don't get the craving, then I just won't eat the ice-cream.

I have to say that I don't usually crave regular unhealthy foods (fries, bacon, mash potatoes, etc), mainly just ice-cream. Usually by the end of the meal I'm content and never get dessert.

I am learning to develop new taste buds, and part of it for me is to never feel like I'm restricting myself of anything...so I will indulge in ice-cream once or twice or maybe even three times a week but I get the smallest cup and work out even harder if/when I do :-)

ClickChic said...

I'm not much of a sweets person myself, but I do like ice cream. When I have ice cream, I mostly have plain vanilla -- I have a quart of Haagen Dazs vanilla in the freezer just in case I want some.