Monday, March 7, 2011

March Goals: Week 1

Well it's March 7, that means we're a week into this month. I set a few goals for the month and I wanted to check in with them and see how I'm doing.

1. Family: Talking to them every week.
    Um...I'm about to call them? Really though, tomorrow I hope to be able to say I talked to everyone.

2. Fitness: 
   a. Keeping up with runs: Despite my twisted foot (which I've been icing - thanks Kelsey!), I haven't missed a run. We'll see how it feels tomorrow though. If I need to take a day off, that will just have to be okay.
   b. Lose a little Christmas padding: I have set in motion some concrete plans for this one. I'm currently eating for about 1 pound weight loss per week. For me that's a net intake of about 1375 calories a day. I decided to have once-a-week weigh-in "count," in order to track how that's working/if the speed of loss is too little/too much for what I want. It'll be Tuesday mornings (since the month started on a Tuesday), so that will be tomorrow morning. It's far too soon to expect much of a difference in number. I do feel great though, and I try to keep in mind that that's really the point.

3. School: pass midterms
   It's too soon to say for this one, as tests are still a week and a half away, but I've been doing my best to stay focused and I am more caught up now than I was a week ago, even if that still means several lectures behind, let's focus on the fact that it's progress.

4. Boards:
   a. Practice questions: A week ago I had 900 left in the Qbank. Today I'm pleased to say I have 700. I think (I hope) I'm going to be able to finish by the end of the month, leaving a couple months to reset it and go through it all again. More importantly, though my percentage correct is still abysmal, it's on an upward trend.
   b. Doctors in Training: Stay caught up
       I've been fitting these questions in during the morning between my workout and breakfast and I'm honestly surprised but happy to say I haven't fallen behind (in the past week anyway).

So there we are. I hope I have mostly positives to report in next week's update too, but right before exams there's a good chance my soul will be in a bit of a dungeon of despair. Test cycles are like roller coasters.

Hopefully not like this one. 



Mich said...

Good luck with your goals!! I'm right there with you on getting rid of the Christmas padding. But I'm determined to make this "recovery" (for lack of a better word) thing work. I'm allowing myself a max of 1400 cals a day, and it's terrifying.

But we can do it! <3

sarah (SHU) said...

YOU are doing great!!! keep it up :)

Kelsey said...

good job :)

don't push it too hard on that might be a good idea to take a day off so it will heal faster. trust me...i'm the queen of "pushing through" injuries and having them catch up with me later. i admire your dedication, though.

also, i miss your face.

aviewfromthemeadow said...

I found your site looking for a picture of a roller coaster. You write a beutiful narrative of your life. The food looks fabulous too. I may have to try the berry lemon muffins.

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