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Adjusting my Timeline for Reaching Goal

Monday, October 01, 2012

Since I only lost one pound in September, I decided to modify my December 2012 weight loss goal from losing 57 pounds to 53 pounds. My rate of weight loss has slowed considerably and the old goal now seems too aggressive. I'm a bit disappointed, but it is what it is. Also, in 2013, instead of reaching my goal weight in March, I've changed it to April.

So, here's the revised plan:
Goal #3--October 1 to December 31: Lose 7 more pounds before the holiday season starts, then maintain a total of 53 pounds lost through the end of 2012.

Goal #4--January 1 to April 30: Shift focus back to losing weight and drop the last 14 pounds for a total of 67 pounds lost.

It could take me even longer than four months to lose the last 14 pounds. Oh well, what is a one or two month delay in reaching my goal weight when I have the rest of my life to maintain it?

I'll just keep turtling along until I get there. emoticon

Onward and downward.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FLEURGARDEN 10/1/2012 9:08PM

    I'm thinking of revising my goal date too. I'm falling behind and I fear that it may seem like I'll never catch up and will just get frustrated and quit. What matters is that I keep working to the goal, and not the actual date I meet the goal. One step at a time, one day at a time...

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    i really like the way you think about this! I have to post a video about how much difference 1lb of fat makes! Keep pushing along hun! emoticon

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AUNTB63 10/1/2012 6:31PM

    I like the way you think.....making changes to long term goals is, in my opinion, a good long as YOU are moving forward.....slow and steady is good!

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SPARKLE1908 10/1/2012 6:28PM

    Sounds like a great plan... emoticon

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JSKIPPY11 10/1/2012 6:05PM

    What a great attitude! It is good to see that you might need to modify your goal, instead of being disappointed if/when you don't meet it!

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SUNKAT 10/1/2012 5:50PM

    Losing the last 10 pounds always seems like the hardest but you seem to have the determination. Keep moving along and you will get there! emoticon

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MWHITE0527 10/1/2012 5:49PM

    The slower the better! That means you're less likely to gain it back. Just keep up the good work!!

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