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Changing my End Goal, Hope It's Not Cheating

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

When I started my lifestyle change of eating healthier in October '08, I set a goal of 60 lbs. Having lost 30 so far, I can honestly say that for my frame, losing 30 more will not be comfortable. I'm adjusting my end goal for 20 more to lose, rather than 30. I just do not want to be that thin at the finish line. When I get to that goal, I can always readjust, if needed. I'm still pondering this, so no final decision has been reached yet.

  
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SPARKLESSENCE 3/12/2009 8:16AM

    Good for you. I think it's important to modify goals so that they are liveable and doable; otherwise, it becomes way too much of a struggle to maintain and we throw up our hands in frustration. I think you're doing the right thing! emoticon - Sara

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TNDARLINGTON1 3/11/2009 6:23PM

    You are aloud to change your goal. I changed my end goal once I reach it I am going to see how I feel once I am there then I have my secret goal to reach if I decided I want to lose more weight.

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SWIMMERYOGINI 3/11/2009 1:55PM

  That's why there are erasers on the ends of pencils. So you can make changes. You're most definitely NOT cheating by changing your goal. You'll lose another ten, reassess, lose another ten reassess. Great job so far!

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MEMASTITCH 3/11/2009 10:45AM

    You know what's best for you. It's perfectly ok to readjust you end goal.

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RECREATING_SUZY 3/11/2009 10:27AM

    I am sure that it is perfectly okay to adjust your end weight. I have contemplated changing mine so I have to lose 5 lbs at a time, because that seems like a so much more manageable goal than the 150 I actually have to lose.....lol. You know your body best and if you think you will be too thin at your other goal, then you have to do what is best for YOU.....not what other people think or what some chart says. Everybody is different and I see the charts as a guideline, not a hard and fast rule. Working out also makes muscle and that weighs more than fat so it's tough to get down to a very small number if you are muscular.

So, yes, I think it's perfectly okay to change your final goal, as long as you continue to eat healthier things....lol.

Suzy

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Exercise Routine is Becoming a Natural Part of My Day

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Seems that I've adapted well with making exercise a part of my day with pleasure rather than dread. I've always been an active person, then these past two years of loss, stress and miscellaneous tribulations made me lethargic and - fat! Getting back into the groove feels wonderful.

  
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RUZZELL 3/10/2009 1:25PM

    emoticon Way to go!

It is great when your body and emotions start giving you positive feedback.

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One Pound Down Means So Much to Me

Monday, March 09, 2009

It's funny, when I first started this lifestyle change on 10/13/08, I lost weight consistently and would complain when I lost "just" one pound. This weekend's one pound loss meant a lot; it has reinforced my commitment to a healthier lifestyle and made me more motivated to tackle the last 30. Each pound that leaves town is a wonderful feeling and no longer "just" one pound. My body feels better every day. Here's to another good week for us all.

  
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SWIMMERYOGINI 3/9/2009 2:25PM

  I think we'd all take a pound down after a plateau. GOOD JOB!

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-DEBY- 3/9/2009 1:09PM

    I completely relate...

it is the same for me....
I have come to see each pound subtracted one by one is my trophy my spirit is giving me to say WELL DONE...


BLESSings allways
Deby


Sharing Monday SMILES ~~~0:)

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RECREATING_SUZY 3/9/2009 10:55AM

    I know what you mean. I have been stalled for MONTHS. I haven't been working out too much over the winter. I love to walk my dog but it's been way too cold for that this year. She is also a puller, so it's dangerous to walk her on ice. I have been fighting to get under 280 for months. Some days I am under it now, but most days it doesn't stay gone.

Great job on that ONE pound!!! You can get this last 30 off, you have done well thus far.

Remember that muscle weighs more than fat, so if you are working out regularly, then the scale might not show so much loss, but your clothes will still fit better.

Suzy

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Hooray, Hooray, The End of a Month-Long Plateau!

Sunday, March 08, 2009

I've been frustrated with what felt like a plateau that would never end. This morning, I could not believe my eyes when I did my weekly weigh-in - -down a pound!!! This makes a total of 30 gone. I came to SP with 29 lbs gone, and this remaining 30 will be done hand-in-hand with my SPfriends. I'm thrilled with this 1 lb loss indicated on the scale today. Hooray, hooray! (Note: What I DO tend to forget is to not let the scale be the only indicator. For example, the other day a friend said she thought my entire body looked even slimmer than the 30 lost. So, I forget to notice the inches lost, in addition to the pounds.) emoticon

  
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-DEBY- 3/8/2009 5:43PM

    emoticonway to go...

WELL done... Ya just gotta love the feeling of SUCCESS...


BLESSings ALLways
Deyb

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SWIMMERYOGINI 3/8/2009 3:11PM

  Whoo hooo!

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BINEMELLES 3/8/2009 1:25PM

    HOORAY for you! let's hope the pounds keep melting away!

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RUZZELL 3/8/2009 12:52PM

    emoticon Feels goods doesn't it.

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Back After a Few Days Away & Grateful for Good Health

Saturday, March 07, 2009

I was away for a few days, helping a friend go to a facility for cancer treatment. No stranger to illness or suffering prior to this, this trip was different in that it provided me a variety of self-growth opportunities. It also reminded me of how precious good health is, and how thankful I am to have it. And, what an important investment a healthy lifestyle is in maintaining that good health. I cannot describe the intensity and lessons of these past few days. It made all of my own problems look like a day at Disneyland. Nothing like putting things in perspective. emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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BINEMELLES 3/8/2009 5:10AM

    it is incredibly humbling and eye-opening whenever we see how we are taking good health for granted, but also how we don't live in the "now", how we "save up" things for later in life.
the father of a good friend of mine just died of cancer 2 days ago, in his mid-60s. the 2 years after his early retirement he spent battling the illness. all he did in his life was to work hard and to look forward to doing all the things he wanted to do in his life later after retirement.
whenever i see something like this it reminds me how important it is to live life to the fullest and to not take ANYTHING for granted.
i'm glad you had a "good" few days - if you can call it that under the sad circumstances - and that you got a chance to put things in perspective.
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