Setting a Goal

I’ve not met my goals.  I have 2 weeks left to meet my weight loss goal – but given that I’ve gained weight over the holidays, I’m not expecting to meet that one.   I’m still going to try though 🙂

Over the last week or two, I’ve noticed heartburn.  It’s kept me up at night.  It’s made snuggling uncomfortable.

Do you know what causes heartburn???

1. Caffeine
2. Alcohol
3. Carbonated drinks
4. Acidic foods & drinks (tomatoes, oranges)
5. Chocolate

Plus some other stuff… ibuprophen…. asprin… stuff like that.

Guess what I’ve been living on for the last 2 weeks?

1. Caffeine (coffee & hot chocolate)
2. Alcohol (wine, eggnog & rum, jello shots)
3. Carbonated drinks (lots of pop and bubbly drinks)
4. Acidic foods (tomato sauces, oranges, V8 juice)
5. Chocolate.  Lots and lots and lots of chocolate.

Tell me, dear readers, where in this list is healthy food?    Yeah, there’s not.

I would wake up and eat chocolate.    Have coffee.   Have more coffee.  Have more chocolate.  Maybe grab an orange.  Make dinner, drink more coffee.  Switch to coke.  Maybe some rum & coke.   Wine.

Christmas was not good for me, health wise.  Emotionally, I was a mess.  I took it out on my food choices.  I tried to stuff the emotions with food & chocolate & other not-good-for-me food & beverages.

I had a plan to make changes last week.   That didn’t last long.   Emotions just about killed me.   Grief during the holidays?   Not a good situation.   I barely made it through my friend’s New Year’s party.

I resolved not to make any resolutions… but tomorrow is January 2.  Instead I’m setting goals.

My first goal is to pass my skills test.    That’s in February.

Second goal? Run the Vancouver Sun Run on April 21.

Tonight, I’m trying to work my way through the heartburn and hopefully get a good night’s sleep.

Tomorrow, I’ll get the plan going… I’m worth it.



2013 is going to be my year.  

I Will Be Fierce


About sunnyjane

On a journey of fitness, health and healing. One blog focuses primarily on health & fitness ( and the other is about my path through widowhood ( Life is a Journey. I'm learning to enjoy the ride.
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