27 August 2013

#Gratitude Challenge Day 13

This is a 14-day gratitude challenge. You can read more about it here: Personal Excellence.

Day 13: Do a Gratitude Meditation

The task for this particular post is to meditate over two goals. I have never been one to do official meditating. I do contemplate things that I would like to do. I want to lose weight and I want to finish the prompt book that I have started, but I never actually visualize these things. I just try to make progress towards accomplishing the goals that I have set.

I was told years ago that one way to achieve goals is to put pictures of what you're trying to achieve on the refrigerator, which is a way of visualizing it. It may work for other people, but apparently I need a wee bit more than a picture on the refrigerator to accomplish my goals. Beside, if I want to lose weight, I need to stay away from the refrigerator as much as possible!

Here are my goals:

1. Lose seventy pounds ultimately, but twenty pounds before the as yet undetermined surgery date.
2. Complete the prompt book and have it available on Kindle before Christmas 2013.

Ways that I plan to work toward, and hopefully achieve, these goals:

Weight loss
1. Increase water intake and decrease soft drink intake
2. Eat more veggies and less meat
3. Continue on the tread mill, increasing time and eventually speed
4. Continue to do sit ups, increasing quantity done per session
5. Add more weight resistance exercises

Prompt book:
1. Add at least one prompt per day to the file
2. Search my memory for various events that could be viable prompts
3. Read and contemplate what I've read to create potential prompts
4. Complete reading through the formatting for Kindle book, trying to eliminate potential formatting issues
5. Proofread as I go and have someone else to look over it, too

Daily Journaling: Three Things I am Thankful for Today

1. I am thankful for many sources of information that can help me to do what is best for the health of my family.
2. I am thankful for the part of my brain that is still working and hopeful that the rest will be working again soon.
3. I am thankful for broccoli and Brussels sprouts!

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