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December challenge - Goal of the Day

Friday, November 30, 2012

For the team I co-lead, I'm challenging us to post or journal a Goal of the Day and then post or journal our successes of the Day. That's a challenge for me, but one I'm looking forward to. I'm hoping a day-by-day approach will help us stay focused this month. What about you? Do you like daily goals or do you like focusing on goals over bigger spans of time?
I've been hanging at the same weight since May, give or take 3 pounds. I was thinking yesterday about how proud of myself I am because I've managed to keep 30 pounds off. emoticon

But I have 30 more to lose to get out of pre-diabetic status and give my joints much needed relief. Why do I find it easier to go to the gym for an hour every day than track my foods? Increasing exercise and eliminating wheat products gave me 2 more excuses to think I could handle eating without tracking, but I need the accountability. I'm at least 100 times less interested in doing the work of intuitive eating, identifying the emotions that may be causing me to over eat, and anything else similar to that. I need to either track my foods or track my emotional and intuitive states, so why not take the path of least resistance? Yay for finding some motivation! Blogging more often would probably help too, obviously. Sparking has been hard to keep up with since I moved, but I'm figuring out the adjustments I need to make, so a weekly blog may be a reasonable goal.
Since the weather forecast keeps calling for rain turning to showers and back again, I won't be on my bike much. No worries - my High Impact Intensity trainer is starting ongoing classes next week rather than waiting until January! emoticon emoticon

Have a great weekend, friends!
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  • v NATPLUMMER
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    1332 days ago
  • v NEWNAC304
    ThAnks for this challenge.
    1334 days ago
  • v CONTENTCHRIS
    Yea! Your plan sound like a good one. Once a week blog to start and try adding in the calorie counting as you can. Your doing great! emoticon
    1334 days ago
  • v TEXASFILLY
    Hey Sharon~ *hugs* A big CONGRATS on maintaining the 30# you released. That is indeed something to be proud of! Sounds like you are on the road to success, so keep up your good efforts, dear heart. *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1336 days ago
  • v POETLKNG2LOSE
    Thanks for the challenge Sharon; my first goal will be logging my calories after every meal instead of waiting. That way I know how much i am eating and how much I have left before i go over.
    1337 days ago
  • v IAMWINNING
    Oh dear, accountability. emoticon I think doing day-by-day might keep me on track better, but I just don't know (today). I track my food, but get depressed because I so often go over. It means I need to work at figuring out what is causing that, and then to do something about it. And I don't like work.

    I've gained a few pounds in the past week, and I enjoyed every bite of what caused that, but it CANNOT continue. I don't see learning to dislike food in my future, so I guess I'll just have to learn to control myself better. sigh. Others do it, why am I so reluctant? DH cooks 5 days a week and generally doesn't help any.....fried foods, gravy, etc. He knows full well I want to lose weight. And shoot! I weighed over 70 pounds less when we got married and he told me to never get fat. But this isn't about him. It's about my love affair with food.

    Y'all inspire me and encourage me, and I have got to do better than I am. Sure I do ST six days a week (except this week); but I have trouble being able to do cardio, too. Another excuse, I know.

    As co-lead, I should be encouraging y'all, but these days I'm no help. Gotta find my motivation again.

    Thank you for your patience and encouragement. I'll get back on top of this again somehow. I love you guys.
    1337 days ago
  • v BEARGODDESS
    Great (and timely) that your HIIT trainer decided to add more classes! Especially with the train of storms we have coming in on the west coast here. It's been hard to get out here lately too. I think you've done a great job keeping your weight off! emoticon Tracking food is really important for me though, and I've found that I just HAVE to track every day or MY inner brat finds all sorts of (albeit healthy) ways to go over my limit. Won't hurt for you to at least try it out!
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    1337 days ago
  • v CANDOK1260
    i like the idea of a goal a day a day is easy for me to do anythingFOR a day. I don;t like to trCKing EITHER BUT MY COACH IS REQUIRING IT FROM ME SO I DO IT.
    1337 days ago
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