That is a rough approximation of the calories I didn’t eat in January because of my “I Won’t” goal. 3,465 is really close to 3,500 (duh) which is the number of calories in one pound. You could say I saved myself a pound’s worth of eating. You could also say, (now this is just hypothetical,) that sometimes I ate a morning snack, a late-night treat and/or a snippet before dinner because I knew I had “saved” calories earlier in the day. So you could say, the saved calories and the extra calories evened out. That’s what the scale would say too.
I would say, after a month of not overeating:
- I feel more in control
- I did not feel sluggish
- I didn’t have the “I’m going to pig-out now, but will be good tomorrow” mentality
- I was motivated to exercise
- I feel good about myself
I love January’s “I Won’t” so much, it gets to go with me right on into February – like new friend who I want to keep hanging out with because of their good influence.
Now, let’s not leave out January’s “I Will.” (I Will set a mini-goal everyday.)
Like a child who has just tied their shoes for the first time, I’m happy to announce…”I did it! I did it! I set goals all by myself, and I reached them!” It’s given me a renewed confidence in goal setting. The daily goals were simple, easy, achievable. Things like:
- Write a thank you note
- Use a kind voice
- Write a blog
- Finish my workout – don’t quit in the middle
- Make a dentist appointment
- Send an email
“Okay, January’s “I Will,” you can come with me into February too.”
Can I just tell you, it was fun to decide what February’s “I Will” & “I Won’t” would be! It feels like a new, more simple world of goal setting has opened up! Now, without any further…um…waiting…pausing…(I’m trying to avoid having to spell adieu)…here are February’s “I Will” & “I Won’t.”
Just in case the “I Will” is confusing…I Will study German everyday for ten minutes. So excited!
Blog to you soon,