Monday, January 28, 2013

Goals of the Week 28

Last week my b/p goal was to follow my meal plan to the letter, with the intention of losing some of my binge weight from the holidays. I can say that I lost about a pound again, which means I'm doing well, but I didn't complete my goal. And what did I expect? My meal plan calls for 1200 calories a day, and with my exercise and class schedule, I burn at least 1600. So of course I got hungry at night and had some snacks. Overall though, I did well. I binged 3 days and purged 2 of them, but for the last 4 days I've been b/p free. So my goal for this week is to keep the momentum going, to follow my meal plan for at least 4 more days. That will mean I will have gone more than a week without any behaviors. 
My non b/p goal was to have positive interactions with three different people per day, and also to complete my exercise goals. I can say that I did the exercise goal with flying colors, even on the days I binged. And I did make an effort to complete the positive interaction goal, but I didn't. 
How do I have so few friends? To complete my goal, a positive interaction can take as little as a minute, for example if I talk to someone while climbing the stairs to my dorm. So why can't I get three? 
One reason could be that I don't count my boyfriend and my best friend, because I'm guaranteed to talk to them every day. I need more interaction than them, which is why I don't count them, even though time spent with them is great. 
I've been keeping a behavior calendar though, and each day I write down the names of people I have positive interactions with. On days when I don't meet the positive interaction goal, I'm more likely to binge and purge. 
So my goal for this week is to really put myself out there and talk to people I don't know so well to get in those positive interactions. 
Also to not weigh myself. 

What are your goals?


  1. Wow! 1600 calories burnt! What do you do for exercise? Also, if you don't mind I'm probably going to be borrowing a few of your ideas for weekly goals :)

    I think a positive interaction could even just be complimenting someone's outfit or something. I mean, who doesn't love a compliment from a stranger?!

    Good luck on your goals and congrats on the lost pound! <3

    1. I don't know if you'll get this so maybe I'll post this on your blog too...
      but for clarification, I burn 1600 a day through basal metabolic rate and exercise. 1600 calories of running would probably take like 4 hours, which is waaaaay too much for me. Sorry I don't have mad burning skills! I wish I did.

  2. I try to do that too Emily
    I suffer from social anxiety so I try to push myself and interact with people
    It's hard but I guess the more you do it the easier it gets
    Well done on meeting your goals x

  3. I love that goal. Looking back at college I wish I had that insight. I have been trying to be more social and talk to more people at work and it can be hard like you said. I mean saying hi on the stairs should not be so hard to do but it is sometimes! Good luck your doing great.


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