BFL Questions and Goals – A classic goal setting template

Many many moons ago, I read and followed Bill Phillips’ Body for Life program. I made some dear friends, learned about weight training, HITT, and about food, and had success. This was back in 2000-2005.

The beginning of his book is FANTASTIC. I wish it was available as an e-book… The Chapter “Crossing the Abyss” is a must read and re-read.

He asks you questions and has you set goals. Here is a blank word doc of the Body for Life – Questions and Goals.

I’ll be posting my completed sheet later.


To Sleep or to Blog, that was the question…

I have been bad in my blogging… However, I am happy to report that even though we have not reported in, we’ve stayed true to our 87%-94% Paleo Plan. It simply became an issue of blog or sleep. Wisely I chose sleep. Last week was a MESS of working late most nights, had we not planned our meals on Sunday, we would have cratered! But we did not and both of us had an EXCELLENT weigh in at Weight Watchers, -4.2 for me & –5.2 for Jay.

We spent Sunday night trying on all our clothes. I cleared out well over 70% of my pants. Now when we go to wear something it “fits”. I’ll be looking forward to the next cleanse in a month or two.

We missed CrossFit last week, but I did my “air” squats daily, and logged 13.5 miles walking & running. Saturday I did 3.24 miles  in 45.13 (that included a puppy poop and pick up) totally messed up my time! Sunday we did a mile and half (run/walk). I have found I really enjoy that moment when you find a rhythm & your lungs are not giving out. It has a Zen quality. NEVER in a hundred million years did I think I’d feel that way.

We hit CrossFit last night. Really happy I had been ‘air’ squatting daily. Now I’ll need to add in planking and counter push-ups. My plan is to run a minimum of 2 miles tonight & Thursday, that coupled with the 2 miles of walking m-f morning, plus 3.1+miles Saturday morning,  should make sure the scale will be friendly. (Right now I could use a nap!)

Last week Food – really proud of us!  


Shake – Loving the addition of coleslaw mix to the shakes, cannot tell I’ve added over 2 cups. Also, we are enjoying the almond milk.


Egg Cups – Theses rock!!! Muffin tin lined with Ham, crack an egg in each one, top with sauté leeks & green chilies, and splash of hot sauce. Bake 25 min at 350…


Salads for Meg & for Jay 3 salads and 2 Fajita Frittata


We score some good grub last week at the butcher(Hirsch’s in Plano), Waygu Top Sirloin Cap, oh MY! Honest it was delish! Is delish… yum!!! I can’t remember what all we ate. I just know as soon as dinner was “done” I was running to BED!

This Week’s Meals

Morning & Snacks the Same, in addition to Fruit & Almonds as needed

Dinners… the tentative schedule (subject to switch around based on mood)

Sunday: Waygu Hamburgers w/ bib lettuce as the “bun”, sweet tots, apple & carrots

Monday: Fajita Frittata – it was super yummy!

Tuesday: Teriyaki Beef w/pineapple, mandarin oranges, broccoli slaw, toasted sesame seeds and cashews, dried cranberries & Asian Dressing

Wednesday: Minute stakes, 1/3C sweet potato mash, cauliflower & salad

Thursday: Turkey (Chicken) Scaloppini w/asparagus, mushrooms, & leeks

Friday: Fajitas w/bib lettuce, veggies

Saturday: To be Determined…. It’s my B-Day!

I’m out… I really want a nap! I think the 4:45am is kicking my butt!