February Goals + Meal of the Day #1

meal of the day #1 – february 6

healthy breakfast omelette bacon squash oats 500x500 February Goals + Meal of the Day #1

This was breakfast/brunch yesterday. I cooked up 4 eggs in bacon fat with onions and chopped Brussels sprouts (split between me and the hubs, I think he got about 2/3 of it), a cup of Irish oatmeal (he got more of this as well), nitrate/nitrite-free bacon (this is the “bits and pieces” from Trader Joe’s – it’s cheaper than the regular strips, but made of the same natural stuff – we split-ish, Bobby probably got a little more), and steamed kabocha squash (I took all the squash).

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Back in January I laid out some goals for myself for this year. I decided to take them one at a time, a month at a time – seemed more reasonable than doing 12398438 goals at once. My initial goals for January were:

  1. Food – Cut the artificial sweeteners completely
  2. Life – Read a book for 30 minutes a day.

january goals – update

Now, I don’t think I completely succeeded at either one, but I did make good progress. I think I read 30 minutes a day at least 5 days a week for all of January, so I will call that a win. Nice! I’m still not finished with the book I got for Christmas (Bill Bryson’s Made In America), but I’m almost done.  I think I want to add fiction novels to the mix in February because I tend to get distracted when I’m only reading non-fiction.

I went in and out on the artificial sweeteners one. One day I would be adamant about not having Diet Cherry Pepsi; other days I caved. I’m guessing this was a 50% fail rate. So it needs work. One thing I noticed was that I tended to use the excuse, “I’ll have this soda instead of that cookie my coworker brought in,” but then I would end up having the soda AND the cookie! So that is not valid, not valid at all.

I didn’t have a good way of tracking these goals – so I will do that for my February ones.

february goals – food and life

  1. Food #1 – ditch diet soda (continued).
  2. Food #2 – no snacks 2 hours before bedtime (eep hard for me).
  3. Life #1 – keep reading 30 minutes a day; add fiction books.
  4. Life #2 – go to sleep by 11:00pm 5 nights a week (eep this is also a killer).
  5. (*general – track these in Google Calendar or a Google Doc – tbd*)

There is another thing I’m going to do in February but I don’t want to include it as a goal, because I don’t want to have more than 4 goals hanging over my head. It is to post one meal a day (see above) for the rest of the month. February is a short month so I only have 24 meals to post, including today. I have been taking lots of meal photos because of that Eatery app I mentioned.

Do you have any February goals? How are your new year’s resolutions working out?

P.S. Woohoo Giants! Who were you rooting for? I brought this large plate of veggies and hummus to a super bowl party last night and they were a big hit. The favorites were baby carrots and the peppers.

healthy super bowl food veggies and hummus dip 500x500 February Goals + Meal of the Day #1

5 Comments on February Goals + Meal of the Day #1

  1. Heather Eats Almond Butter
    6 February, 2012 at 2:37 pm (3 years ago)

    I’d totally take all the squash too. did not know about the “bits and pieces” bacon at TJ’s. Must search for that next time I’m there.

    Totally cheering for the Giants, but fell asleep at half-time and missed the exciting ending. CD filled me in this morning.

    My goal for 2012 was to listen more and be quiet. Not going so well. I keep forgetting.

  2. Haley
    6 February, 2012 at 5:41 pm (3 years ago)

    Mmm, I love kabocha =)

    I’ve been focusing on being present, writing and creating more… so far I haven’t been the most successful, but I keep trying! Practice, practice…

  3. Kath (My Funny Little Life)
    6 February, 2012 at 6:22 pm (3 years ago)

    First of all, I love the idea to have monthly resolutions! My resolution for the next time is to get rid of some final health issues that still vex me. Hope this will work out.

    I don’t crave artificial sweeteners because I’ve never established a habit to consume them. For me, “sweet” was always associated with real sugar, but when I ditched the sugar, I didn’t switch to artificial sweeteners (they tend to make me hungry anyway), but just stayed like I was. It was hard, and sometimes still is nowadays, so I can probably imagine how you feel about this. Nevertheless, I’m sure you can do it! :)

  4. coco
    7 February, 2012 at 5:58 am (3 years ago)

    I almost forgot all my resolutions, so bad!!! I think I’ve only done one, reading, I’m reading everyone before bed. :)

  5. Simply Life
    7 February, 2012 at 8:14 pm (3 years ago)

    love all the colors on those plates!