SUSIEGKORN   48,965
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Goals and Action Plan for 2015

1-1-2015
I've taken time to reflect on and to set meaningful and realistic goals. It will give me a clear path of where I am and where I'm headed.

I will post my goals on my fridge and on my bathroom mirror where I'll see them multiple times a day to keep myself focused and motivated.

I have created a supportive environment around me to increase my chances of success by removing most processed foods from my fridge and pantry, by telling my niece, Kara, my ...
1-1-2015
I've taken time to reflect on and to set meaningful and realistic goals. It will give me a clear path of where I am and where I'm headed.

I will post my goals on my fridge and on my bathroom mirror where I'll see them multiple times a day to keep myself focused and motivated.

I have created a supportive environment around me to increase my chances of success by removing most processed foods from my fridge and pantry, by telling my niece, Kara, my plan and setting up workout days with her, and by sharing my plan on my Spark page and blog. I will check in with Spark friends a few times each week to support them, and for their encouragement.

I will evaluate my goals monthly to see if I need to make any changes, and to reward my successes.

Long Term Goals for 2015:
1. lose at least 47 pounds
2. make fitness a natural part of my week
3. make healthy food choices a natural daily activity
4. allow for guilt-free treat days during special occasions/vacations

Medium Term Goals for 2015:
1. Lose 14 - 21 pounds by April 12 trip to Boston
(14 weeks X 1 to 1.5 pounds ave. per week)
2. Lose 3 - 4.5 pounds by May 7 trip to Michigan
(3 weeks X 1 to 1.5 pounds ave. per week)
3. Lose 11 - 16.5 pounds by August 4 trip to Cincinnati
(11 weeks X 1 to 1.5 pounds ave. per week)
4. Lose 7 - 10.5 pounds by September 27 trip to New York
(7 weeks X 1 to 1.5 pounds ave. per week)
5. Lose 12 - 18 pounds by Dec. 31
(12 weeks X 1 to 1.5 pounds ave. per week)
Total weight loss: 47 to 70.5 pounds in 2015
(47 weeks-didn't include weeks of vacation and rounded down if days during goal period added to less than a week)

Action Plan:
1. Fitness:
a. Walk, ride stationary bike, do water aerobics, or workout DVD 5 X per week
b. Strength training 3 X per week

2. Diet:
a. Dr. Mark Hyman's 10-day Detox plan & transition plan for nutritional choices
b. Drink at least 8 glasses of water daily

3. Emotional/Mental Health:
a. Plan meals and schedule workouts
b. Sleep ~ Get 7-8 hours per night!
c. Daily positive self-talk.
d. Daily spiritual reading.
e. Weekly Spark interaction and check in with my niece
f. Evaluate my goals monthly to make any necessary changes
g. Chart weight weekly on Monday mornings, and chart fitness minutes in my
Progress Calendar that I keep on my desk; chart weight monthly on Spark,
chart fitness minutes each time
h. Reward myself with something from my rewards list for each 20 pound loss
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Member Since: 10/10/2010

SparkPoints: 48,965

Fitness Minutes: 27,047

My Goals:
Lose 14 - 21 lbs by April 12 (232.4 to 225.4)

Action Plan:
1. Fitness:
Cardio 5 X per week
Strength train 3 X per week

2. Diet:
Dr. Mark Hyman�s plan for nutritional choices including at least 8 glasses of water daily

3. Emotional/Mental Health:
Plan meals and schedule workouts
Sleep ~ Get 7-8 hours per night!
Daily positive self-talk.
Daily spiritual reading.
Weekly Spark interaction and check in with my niece
Evaluate my goals monthly to make necessary changes
Chart weight weekly on Monday mornings, and chart fitness minutes in my
Progress Calendar; chart fitness minutes daily and weight monthly on Spark
Reward myself with something from my rewards list for each 20 pound loss



My Program:
I will make fitness a natural part of my week and healthy food choices a natural daily activity with allowances for guilt-free treat meals during special occasions and vacations.

Personal Information:
My name is Susie. I'm a 58-year old, retired teacher, from St. Peters, Missouri. I've been blessed with a strong faith, a good family and many friends, all of which are important to me.

I've been overweight since I was a child. I will never give up on changing that!

Other Information:
2015 Goal: to lose an ave. of 1-1.5 lbs per week
(47 to 70.5 lbs for the year)

Starting weight: 246.4 1-1-15


Other Weight info:
4/30/09 284.8 lbs
highest weight

10/10/10 274 lbs
when I joined Spark

10/10/11 221.0
53 pounds lost
1 year Sparkversary!

10-1-12 228
10-2-13 251.6
10-1-14 254.9

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Member Comments:
ZACHERYSMAMA
11/13/2014 9:03:30 PM

Thanks Susie for the prayers. What's left at her house is stuff that was left over from a yard sale from earlier this year. There is still allot of stuff to pack up and get rid of.
She had moved into a senior living place in May. We had thought she would live a lot longer then she did.
Its still going to be an emotional journey. This may be the last time I stay in the house.

Thanks Donna



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BMCC488
11/8/2014 12:35:17 AM

Thanks for the kind words and comment on my page. Getting to onederland by the end of 2015 is definitely doable! emoticon It certainly feels like it's closer in sight for me now. Before it seemed so far away but it feels great to be inching closer to it!



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KIBOUSMOM
11/6/2014 9:54:48 AM

Happy Thursday Miss Susie! Have a Happy and Healthy Day!

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ANNIETATER
11/5/2014 11:26:21 AM

Thanks for the words of encouragement! emoticon emoticon



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WORLDSERIES11
11/5/2014 12:16:57 AM

Hi Susie...you are doing great!! So proud of you:-) I love the idea of encouraging and holding each other accountable by checking in every other day, I'm just worried about letting you down. I have so much happening with family, work, and health issues, I'm afraid I'll "drop the ball" yet again and not keep up with you....but I need to do something, so I'd like to try (with apologies in advance) if you're willing? I will understand if you'd prefer to do this with someone more reliable, just let me know.




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