Mike, hi. Best wishes on your simple goals. I'm going to post simple ones, too.
Debbie, thanks for the quote and pep talk. You are so right! Because I'm such a slow loser, I'm going to have to work really hard to lose 5 more pounds in the next 18 days for my weigh-in at the doc's office on March 28. My exercise DVD instructor says one can get better effects by exercising the same number of minutes but more vigorously, so I'm going to try that this week. Using the scale as a general gauge and not as a DAILY indication of gain or loss is smart. That's why the Friday weigh-in thread is of help to me--my scale fluctuates a lot, but I'm still showing a downward trend on a week-by-week basis.
Mary, you are right, too, that it's not the failures that count but getting back on track as soon as possible and not quitting. I love your simple goals for the week.
LOL--I thought my 28 day bootcamp DVD meant I had to exercise 28 days in a row, but I took off Saturday because I felt I needed a break. Looking at it again yesterday, I learned I have to exercise only 20 out of the 28 days--that's an average of five days a week.
My goals this week:
Eat on plan and log food daily
at least 48 oz. water
Exercise 5 days, but a little more vigorously