Sorry about the goofy title. It was the first thing that came to mind. I may change it. (I would be glad to change anyone else's thread title too, if they get tired of theirs.)
Here are the goals I set in UDog's intro thread:
So the first week or so of my journey has gone pretty well. I bought myself a Withings Pulse fitness monitor and I'm wearing it 24/7 (except in the shower because it's not waterproof). It tracks my activity and sleep patterns- not sure how it does the sleep thing, but it seems to be accurate as far as I can tell. I guess I wouldn't know if it were inaccurate, since I'm asleep when it's tracking, but it caught my one wake-up last night. Interesting stuff.
I find that the tracker makes me want to do better. I'm a little bit of a pleaser and a teacher's pet. I like to do well and be acknowledged for same. So, I like doing the things that make the tracker happy. Good job! You took X steps today! Good job! You got 8 hours of sleep today! And I don't want it to tell me I need to do better. So far, so good with the tracker. A++++ would buy again.
My food goals are going well, but then, they were pretty vague. I'm getting good levels of fruits/veggies/protein. And I haven't binged since I began keeping track. I have eaten cookies a couple of times but only a few, not the whole bag. I'm tracking on myfitnesspal but only to see where I'm at. Right now the goal is to fix my head. I don't think any weight loss will stick until I do.
Exercise goals, as I mentioned, are going well. I'm getting off my ass every hour and doing the 7 minute app once every weekday. For anyone interested, it's the NY Times 7 minute bodyweight workout: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/0...inute-workout/ On weekends I'm aiming for one fun activity with the fam. Last weekend we went to Old Salem and walked around. It'll do. I haven't hit 10K steps yet since I got the tracker- I guess I did not fully realize how many steps that is. I'm hitting 5K most days with a dog walk in the afternoon, sometimes two. So I'm revising that goal to 5K for now, and working up to 10K maybe by the end of the challenge.
Other goals- Sleep is going well. I take a short-ish nap on my lunch hour and that's it (I was previously taking two naps most days, one of them pretty long). And I'm retiring to the boudoir earlier than usual and reading until tired, instead of my usual furious internetting until the moment I feel sleepy enough to pass out. It seems to be making a difference. I went to bed at motherfucking 9:30 last night. UNHEARD OF for me. But I feel good today. Other stuff: lovin' on my family, mostly a check. I was really cranky yesterday which is why I put myself in time out early bedtime. Otherwise I think I'm doing okay with that. Sexin' it up twice a week, check. That's my husband's favorite of my goals.