October 2012 Goals {Updated}

Fall is certainly in the air!  The high today in Georgia is only 68 degrees.  That is my kind of weather.  I went for a nice long run today and as the leaves fell in a shower over my body, God said to me, “It’s ok Jen, I’ve got this!”  That was certainly what I needed to hear.  My run was amazing and I am ready to tackle October full force.

Here are my October goals:

  • Finish Half-Marathon Training – My race is on October 27.  I still haven’t decided if I am doing it or not but I will finish the training.  More on this later!
  • Post a new recipe on my blog every week – I have to try new recipes and put them out there for YOU to try.  The problem is I only post recipes I enjoy and sometimes I try some that are not very good.  I guess I just need to try more new recipes so I can find some to share!  In fact, I am making two new ones this afternoon that I think will be a hit!
  • Get back to Church – This one is left over from September.  We didn’t make it happen so I am going to continue this goal until it does happen.  It is so important for our family and we need to make it a priority.
  • Continue with the Weight Watchers Thanksgiving Challenge – I am committed to this challenge and every week Weight Watchers is going to give us something new to do in order to complete the challenge.  I am going to commit to what they ask each week in hopes of being successful when I sit down at the Thanksgiving Day table.
  • Lose 100 pounds total by Halloween – This one is going to be tough.  If I continue with the way I have been in the last few weeks, it might not happen.  I would have to lose 14 pounds in the next four weeks.  I am just going to have to go full force to try and get there.  This is one of my quarterly goals from last month so I have to keep it on here whether or not I feel I can do it.  I am just going to have to buckle down and do everything the way I know to do it!

There you have it.  My October goals.  What are YOUR goals for October?!?  Share them so we can all be in this together!

October 2012 Goals



  • First, I did finish my half-marathon training and finished my second half marathon.  For that, I am so proud.  I was very skeptical if I was going to do it or not and I did!  Yeah!
  • I failed on posting a new recipe every week.  I tried a few and I just didn’t like them.  I really need to do better with recipes.  I know you guys love them and I want to help others eat better.  I think I will continue that goal in November.
  • We did go back to church once.  When we went, we loved it.  Hoping to finish the year strong with more visits to church.
  • The Weight Watchers Thanksgiving Challenge has still been going well.  I did not go to my meeting last week so I am not sure what that challenge was but I will double up this week with whatever last week’s challenge was.  Overall, this was a success.
  • I DID N OT lose 100 pounds total by Halloween.  It just didn’t happen.  I am going to sit down in the next week or so and re-evaluate my end of the year goals.  I just got off track and need to get re-focused to finish the year strong.

How was YOUR October?  Did you set any goals?  If so, were you successful?


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About Jennifer Swafford

Jennifer is an elementary school teacher who is trying to lose 100+ pounds. She has certainly learned how much It Sux To Be Fat and is here to motivate you to live a healthy lifestyle.