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.

Monday, February 25, 2008


Hey ladies, like I promised, I haven't weighed myself yet. First time I can weigh myself again is on Saturday (March 1st)...that's 3 months after I made my 'no weighing myself for 3 months' rule. Not sure if I'll be stepping on the scale from now on, it feels great feeling healthy and not having the scale tell me otherwise. I have measured my waist and I've lost 1.5 inches :-)

I have to admit that it's been easier because my husband makes lunch and dinner (hey...I do breakfast, clean and do laundry :-) He's prepared some really awesome meals that have ton of great flavors and most of them happen to be vegetarian. The vegetarian thing kinda just happened because we got tired of meat. I have to admit that I don't miss it, the meals are so great without meat, I rarely even notice it. I'm not doing it out of animal cruelty or anything, just laziness - cooking meat takes time and not to mention that our grocery bill has gone down by $20 or $30.

My goals continue to be to eat healthy and if I feel like having a bag of oreos one night (this actually happened Friday night, but I regretted it, felt kinda sick afterwards), then I will. Won't weigh myself and definitely drink coffee as much as I want (which is usually once or twice a week now). I've been drinking 2 cups of green tea daily and would like to keep that up, especially in the winter months when I need something really hot to warm me up. Walk for 30 minutes everyday and do some sort of strength training (whatever I feel like at the time) 3 times a week. I'd like to train for a 5k so I'm starting to run for 15 minutes at least 3 times a week. I plan to progressively up the number of times per week as well as the duration of these runs to achieve a steady 5k pace.

Hope everyone is doing fantastic with their goals!!


Karen said...

Great job! I just now have finished the book and started a few things it recommends as I read it. Perhaps I'll start it on Saturday. I hope I can do it for 3 months too!

jmac said...

I still haven't finished the book, I'm on chapter 5, but I'll eventually get to it.

BTW - at the time I wrote this post, I didn't have a tape measure and just wrote down the last waist measurement (from last week). This morning I decided to verify this number and found out that it's 2 inches instead of 1.5 inches now...YAY :-)

Danielle said...

Sounds like you are really on your way to being fit without thinking about it!

I have heard it only takes 3 weeks to form a habit :D