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Goal:  The object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result.

My regular readers know that every Thursday I blog about the goals I have set for myself the week before and in that update I include the good, the bad, and the ugly truth about this journey I’m on to health.  I’m trying to recover from the effects of a childhood ignorance regarding how food obsessions get started and where they take the unfortunates caught in their clutches.  Most of the time I find my goal list inspiring, but there are days when I’d like to punch it in the face.

I’m not a violent person, mind you, so I don’t really punch anyone or thing, but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t like to, if indeed goal lists could be hurt in this way.

I like goals because they fuel my ambition and bring me results.

I dislike goal lists because they hold the potential to make me crazy.  😉


  1. Read three chapters from a current healthy-living type publication and blog about what I learn there.
  2. Continue on with my IF-ing experiment, IF-ing at least 3 x per week.
  3. Report my current weight as a coded message in at least one blog post this week.


I’m pretty excited about my progress this week.  I fasted during breakfast three days, and I also reported my current weight as a coded message on Friday.  If you didn’t see that post, check it out here.

Yes, I do have a sense of humor, and

No, I do not want you write me to ask which of those numbers is my true current weight.

Some things a gal has to keep private, right?

I did not do so well with Goal No. 1 on my list this week.  For some reason, I have been finding it difficult to do all the things I want to do in a week for a while now.  Reading has been one of those things that has fallen by the wayside. The good news about that is that I have been getting to bed earlier in the evenings in lieu of reading into the wee hours.  An earlier bedtime is part of my continuing effort to bring some of the things that are out of whack in my life back into balance.  I don’t sleep well most nights, so an earlier bedtime helps me to get somewhere near 8 hours of shut-eye every evening.

Since I did not get Goal No. 1 done this week, I will put it back on my goal list for another week and see if I can accomplish it in the next seven days.


  1.  Read 3 chapters of a current healthy-living publications and blog about what I’ve learned.

2.  Continue IF-ing this week, for at least three days.

3.  Focus on bringing the balance back–with food, with fun, with family, and with my future plans.


My hope?  Same as yours—to feel better and to live a balanced and happy life.  Isn’t that what we all want?  Wish me luck this week. Weee, here I go…

What are you doing these days to bring the balance back to your life?  What one thing are you willing to do this week to help you meet a teeny, tiny goal you’ve set for yourself?

8 thoughts on “

  1. My ongoing teen tiny goal is to discover people seeking guidance to better health and helping them find a strategy with ACTION STEPS to begin the PROCESS.

  2. I can’t understand your code, so I think it should be a 4th goal. No matter what the cause, only doing something different will change the course. I’m not as optimistic or positive as Dr. Johnathan. But then I’m cursed with being prescient 🙂 My advice is to stick with the optimistic, positive ones.

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