# Formulas for Success ~My Goals for the Biggest Loser Challenge

### Monday, September 10, 2012

My goals for the upcoming Biggest Loser Challenge are to regroup and embrace what has worked for me. My trainer quit the profession, but I held onto all my notes, workouts, and handouts. I have the roadmap; I have found the road that works for me. I am going back several months in my training routine and retrace the road to success. I have always felt that I have trouble blogging because I am a math teacher, I could blog better if it involved formulas. So, indulge me a bit, as I list my goals in my own understandable language. My own personal reference sheet.

Y=mx+b, equation of a line. This is my direct path to success. Measure food at each meal to stay in absolute calorie range.

(x-a)^2 + (y-b)^2 = r^2, equation of a circle. Each day will begin with a glass of water, and the circle will repeat until 10 glasses are consumed. The circle will begin each day again from one to 10.

x^2 = 4py, equation of a parabola. This is what my heart rate is going to look like as I exercise. I know I need to exercise at an increased intensity to succeed. I can put the time in, but I need to push the limit.

Y=lxl, y= absolute value x, always yields a positive solution. This represents my sparkfriends and the positive interactions I experience every day. I will offer encouragement and keep the spark alive. Arm in arm we will travel the path to better health together.

I will reward myself on a weekly basis.

This is my pledge to me. A new person, a woman with many solutions to complex problems.