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Planning My Reward For Whenever I Reach Goal

Friday, March 13, 2009

Now that I'm getting closer to goal attainment, I'm thinking of how to reward myself. Not that it won't be rewarding enough that I've now got a healthy lifestyle and feel better each day! I'm thinking of taking a road trip to see the sights of the U.S. I haven't seen before. But then I hit upon another idea... maybe buy a little camper and travel to cities to see where I'd want to relocate to. Maybe work temp jobs during the trip, or something like that. Wonder if there are any females "out there" who've done anything like that who can offer advice. emoticon

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TNDARLINGTON1 3/13/2009 2:33PM

    WOW now that is an award to be had. Camper and a trip. Very enjoyable. My major reward when I hit my goal is trip to Mexico for a week. I have mini goals as well, like new runners, ipod, clothes, spa treatment, going to the movies and so on. I love awards it keeps me motivated and pushes me harder.

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-DEBY- 3/13/2009 2:05PM

    wow those are both Great ideas....

sorry not anything I have experienced so no advise except to just listen to your heart and follow where it leads... .

BLESSings allways

sharing Friday Fun WOOHOO ~~~0:)

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SUNNY89 3/13/2009 12:02PM

    No advice to offer but congrats on your success thus far. Best of luck on reaching your goal.

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Digging in for the Next 20

Thursday, March 12, 2009

So, I've got 20 more to lose, and it's time to get serious. (not that I haven't been, but this means more activity) I know I can do this with the help of this terrific SP site. Thanks to all my friends who have provided great support and feedback. emoticon

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JUSTDOITPAM 3/15/2009 11:49AM

  I finally made it to the 5.5 pound weight loss as my first goal to finally reach below 150 lbs. This morning I reached 149.5! I am so excited! Obviously what finally did it was higher intensity exercise. I have been walking up to 65 minutes daily but when I complained to my doctor last week that the weight is coming off like a slug, she suggested I do something to shock my system like spinning or sprints. I did Jillian Michael's 30 minute DVD and burned more calories in 30 min than in an hour of walking. Wow! I am convinced! For those of you who save up your calories for the end of the day like I do, I realized that is what is causing me to want to snack in the evening. I would only eat up to 400 calories up until dinner, then look out! I would eat between 800-1200 from dinner on! Today I begin to change this to see what happens. Hope you all are doing well. This is the longest I have ever stayed motivated and on track (1 month).

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RUZZELL 3/12/2009 7:29PM

    emoticon Spring is a good season for cleaning-up and tightening-up.

Sounds like your ready to turn it up a notch. Maybe the improving weather will provide more opportunity for fun outdoor activity. Best of luck.

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MRS-FENTON 3/12/2009 12:34PM

    time to kick it up a notch huh? go for it!
you have the right attitude and that will help sooo much!! Charge!!!

have an awesome sparky day!!

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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 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


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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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  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

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.


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