Dinner last night was great! The buffet was ridiculous – Paula Dean really does want to make everyone fat! There was butter and fried things everywhere! I ended up eating crab legs, shrimp, catfish, hush puppies, and macaroni and cheese. I tried to find a good dessert but after three bits of three different things gave up that mission. Overall it was really fun eating good food and spending some time with my family.
Today has been a much more hectic kind of day. I moved out of my friend’s apartment and have been running around doing last minute things all day. One thing I had to do was go order new glasses; the ones I got are awesome and will be mailed to me in a few days. I’ve also been doing a ton of other things in order to get ready to leave tomorrow morning.
While I’ve been doing all this running around I’ve had plenty of time to think about what I want to get out of the next three months. A few weeks ago I tried to answer this question for the paperwork associated with the Green Mountain program but could not adequately do it. Since I will be fully participating in the program for one week and then working and doing the program part time for the rest of the three months in Vermont I had trouble pinpointing what I want to accomplish. I’m not sure what to expect so I had trouble imagining what I could accomplish. But after thinking it over I realized there are a few specific things I want to accomplish while I am there.
My Goals For GMFR (Green Mountain at Fox Run)
- Try. Let’s be honest here. I haven’t tried in the last few months. I haven’t really tried to be healthy or lose weight since September last year when I had to fit in a bridesmaid dress. I’ve done challenges half-heartedly and never really stuck with consistent healthy eating and exercise. So my goal for my time at GMFR is to really try my best and also try new things. Under this point I should have two bullet points: a) try new foods and b) try new activities/exercise! I want to experience new things and put 100% effort into EVERYTHING I do while I am there.
- Lose 30 pounds. I will weigh in tomorrow and record that as my starting weight. In three months I want to lose 30 pounds. 10 pounds a month is reasonable, doable, and will happen.
- Fix my fucked up behaviors. Sorry if you don’t like the f word, but no other words could accurately describe some of the emotional issues and behaviors I occasionally have with food. I would like to figure out how to get past the crap and move on with normal, healthy habits ALL the time.
- Record my experience. Although I really, really wish I still had a video camera, I’m going to try and record the experience the best way I can with my laptop’s built in camera. At the very least I want to share my progress and the major things I learn while at GMFR.
That’s really my only goals I can think of right now. I’m sure there will be more specific things I want to accomplish once I’m there and get a sense of what it is like. But for now I’m off to pack and get ready for my 6 am flight tomorrow. Look for a video weigh in/intro to Green Mountain tomorrow or Monday. It’s going to be great!