Setting goals

(Me, holding my sister. 1972)

So, off the bat I’ll say this: I really (really!) don’t want to turn this into a weight loss blog. Ok?

Ok.

But now that both of my parents have had heart troubles, and I’m just past my 49th birthday, it occurs to me that lifestyle changes are badly needed.

I’ve been taking baby steps, as they say, for a while. It is now time for some of the bigger steps. That means setting a few goals.

Goal #1: Walk 1,000 miles in 2008.

That’s an increase of 150 miles over this year’s mileage goal, but I’m fairly certain I can do it. I’m close to 900 miles now without trying very hard once I reached 2007’s goal of 850 miles.

Goal #2: Lose one stone.

I have a friend in England who talks about weight in terms of stones. I could probably stand to lose a few boulders, but I’ll start with stones. One stone, for those that don’t know, is equal to 14 lbs.

14 lbs. would be a very good start.

Goal #3: Eat 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables each day.

This is not that hard to do, and I can manage it most days. The great thing about eating all those fruits and veggies is that it keeps me too full for junk foods.

I have some more goals in mind, but I’m not sure I’ll be writing about them for a while (or ever). It depends on how things go.

Feel free to join me if you’re in the mood for a few lifestyle changes of your own.


10 Comments on “Setting goals”

  1. That is my impetus behind Move ’08 – just to focus on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. 1000 miles – whoa!! Did that include some treadmill time because I cannot imagine having the time to get outside and walk that many miles even with the wonderful weather I have year ’round.

  2. Robin says:

    It includes a lot of treadmill time. It’s hard to get outside and walk in the winter here in the Bogs. It’s either boggy, muddy, icy, or snowy (or all of the above).

    I might be pushing it a little with the 1000 miles, but sometimes I need a good push.

  3. Bunny says:

    Yeah, I’ll probably be right there with you in January, but I’m not quite ready to think about it yet.

  4. Robin says:

    The more, the merrier, Bunny. 🙂

  5. truddle says:

    I love that picture of you holding your sister! Tell me is that a choker you were wearing?!?!?! And the jeans did they have a true bell? (true as in not the same as the bells of today that are far to short in my humble opinion – the teens of the 70’s would not want their shoes to be seen look is what I am used to)

  6. Robin says:

    LOL, Truddle! Yes, it’s a choker, but it was built-in to the sweater. And of course those were true bell bottoms! Nothing else would do in those days. 🙂

  7. your niece shelby says:

    Isn’t this the picture that I said you and my mom looked so pretty?
    <3333, Shelby

  8. Robin says:

    Hi Shelby!

    Yes, this is the one. 🙂

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