I wrote out my action plan with mini goals and rewards. I give myself a happy face on my calender everyday I follow my plan - it only been a week and 1/2 since I re-started my healthy life plan but it is fun to see all the happy faces!
Keep up the good work you are doing great!
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I looooove lists and the more detailed the more opportunities to celebrate a success even if the prize is just a check mark. I am so proud of you!
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Lots of great goals! Good luck!
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Oh, I wasn't criticizing having so many goals. You should have a lot more fun with so many goals to meet and never feel like you aren't making progress.
I wish you all the luck...though since you have such a great plan, you don't really luck!
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I know what you mean, but I knew that with such a long journey I needed lots and lots of motivation and reasons to celebrate all the small successes that add up to meeting my bigger goals, hence all those milestones!
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I don't have as many mini-goals as you have but the ones I have are important. Since they say that losing just 10% of your body weight brings improvement in your health, those 10%s are my mini goals. I've almost reached my 3rd 10%. After reaching my 2nd one, my doctor told me I was no longer diabetic and took me off the medication. So I know that it really works and helps motivate me.
Good luck with your weight loss goals -- all of them!
It's great to write out your goals; it makes them easier to visualize. I've been trying that but I do mine as a goal for what I want to accomplish in a month. Started out having 3 months worth at a time, but now I just go month by month. Keep up the good work!
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For some reason it really helps me to have little goals to look forward to so I created my whole weight loss plan with lots of rewards and celebrations built-in and wrote it all down since I seem to do better whenever something is visual. It goes in four phases from beginning to goal and a bonus phase in case once I get there I decide to keep going. My goal weight right now is technically still pretty far in the overweight BMI, so going further would still be realistic health-wise...
My weight loss path (with goals, celebrations & prizes)
Phase One 292- Highest weight 2012, I’m 5’10”, Size 3X and 22W/24W (Start) 290- PRIZE - Jump rope, Workout DVDs (DONE) 285- Old highest weight 2003 when I lost 76 pounds which I regained over about 9 years (DONE) 282- 10 pounds down trophy (DONE) 280- PRIZE - Juicer! (DONE) 277- 15 pounds down trophy (DONE) 272- 20 pounds down trophy (DONE) 270- PRIZE - New workout clothes, size 2X and 20W (DONE) 267- 25 pounds down and 25% goal (DONE) 265- Halfway out of 260-ville (Really soon! Hopefully this week!) 263- 29 pounds down is 10% body weight reduction goal and also weight range tracked on Fitday in MN in 2011 (low end of range) and in 2008 (at high end of range) 262- 30 pounds down trophy 260- $50 PRIZE (anything I want!) Already have the check sitting there waiting to be cashed from a favor I did my Uncle. Me $$$, no guilt, very motivating!
Phase Two 259- Goodbye 260-ville team, Hello 250-ville 258- 2007 and 2008 (mid-range Fitday data) 257- 35 pounds down trophy 255- Halfway out of 250-ville 254- 38 pounds down is 15% body weight reduction goal 252- 40 pounds down trophy 250- $50 PRIZE (anything I want or save for the next one and something bigger!), 2007 Fitday data right at 250 for a long time, moving the weight on the doctor’s scale down a notch! 249- 43 pounds down & under 250! Good-bye 250-ville, Hello 240-ville, December 2006 Fitday data 247- 45 pounds down trophy 246- Lowest Fitday tracking records December 2006! (2nd time Fitday, in MN) 245- Halfway out of 240-ville 243- 50% of my weight loss goal! 242-50 pounds down trophy! 240- $50 PRIZE 239- Good-bye 240-ville team and hello 230-ville team. 237- 55 pounds down trophy 235- Halfway out of 230-ville, 2009 (right after I had A) I was down to 230s 233- 20% body weight reduction goal!
Phase Three 232- 60 pounds down trophy 230- $50 PRIZE 229- Goodbye 230-ville, hello 220-ville 227- 65 down trophy 225- Halfway out of 220-ville 222- 70 down trophy 220- $50 PRIZE, moving the weight on the doctor’s scale down a notch! 219- 25% body weight reduction goal!!!!!! 1/4 of my highest weight happily dumped! & goodbye 220-ville, hello 210-ville! & 75% of my weight loss goal!
Phase Four 217- 75 down trophy! 215- Halfway out of 210-ville 212- 80 down trophy 210- $50 PRIZE (anything I want or save for the next one and something bigger!) 209- Lowest weight post-kids after I lost weight @ Y in 2004, Hello 200-ville 208- Not OBESE, only "overweight" BMI 205- Halfway out of 200-ville 202- 90 down trophy 200!- WooHoo! Last seen in 2000, moving the weight on the doctor’s scale down a notch! 199- ONE-DERLAND $50 PRIZE (anything I want or save for the next one and something bigger!), Hello 190-ville 195- GOAL!!! $300 PRIZE (anything I want or save for the next one and something bigger!), Halfway out of 190-ville
Bonus rounds- Phase Five! 192- 100 pounds reduced trophy! $50 PRIZE 190- $50 PRIZE 185- Halfway out of 180-ville 183- Freshman in College weight 182- 110 pounds down trophy 180- $50 PRIZE 175- Halfway out of 170-ville 174- Highest "healthy" BMI $400 PRIZE 173- Within healthy BMI range for my frame & height 172- 120 pounds down trophy 170- $50 PRIZE 165- Halfway out of 160-ville 162- 130 pounds down trophy 160- $50 PRIZE 155- Halfway out of 150-ville 154- High school weight (Size 10), PRIZE=Trip wherever I want to go!
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