My 2016 goal is a S.M.A.R.T. one.
Specific: I will feel joy by stopping the habit of complaining. Off to a good start: a rubber band around my wrist was snapped sharply when I started to whine about a minor ache. That got my attention. I felt complete joy when the stinging stopped, because I knew I had found a method that worked.
Measurable: I will get healthier by lowering my blood pressure, keeping my blood sugar even & lose five pounds. I can measure the first two daily here at home, but I only weigh at the doctor’s office so that will be delayed gratification. However, I am daily logging my food intake & that is another form of measurement.
Attainable: These are attainable & achievable.
Realistic. They are also realistic.
Timetable: I will change the weight goal after I achieve it. I will move forward to a different area after I’ve gotten hold of the complaint department. As far as feeling joy, I’ve started a ‘gratitude jar’ where I write things for which I’m grateful & drop into the jar. Every time I’m grateful for something, I feel a twinkle of joy. At then end of 2016 I will have at least 365 scraps of paper added, maybe more. I’m using my leftover card making scraps so it’s colorful & makes me happy to see it.
Recipe I use a LOT:
Crustless pumpkin pie (breakfast, vegetable or dessert)
1 Can/15 oz pumpkin unsweetened
1 Can/12 oz Carnation Evaporated fat free Milk
1/2 tsp salt
3 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup stevia for baking
Optional..Pam for baking
Combine eggs, milk, vanilla and salt. Gradually add stevia. Add pumpkin. Pour in a 9 inch baking pan. Bake at 400 degrees for first 15 minutes. Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes or until knife inserted in baked pumpkin comes out clean.
*I put it all into a microwavable dish for 15 minutes & it works just fine for me. I also use way less salt.