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Clarifying my WUB (weekly update blog)

Sunday, December 02, 2012

I try to write the weekly Update Blog on Fridays. So once a week I analyze if I am actually doing these 6 behaviors that will get me to good health.
I have found it to be the best way to keep myself going in the right direction. I have tried many , many methods of goal-setting and tracking my adherence to those goals. WUBBUBING has worked for me!

I have learned to focus on specific behaviors emoticon of mine, rather than general goals like I will lose 5 lbs. this month. So each GOAL equals A BEHAVIOR.

When I started this WUBBING, I put down goals(behaviors) that I already did most of the time! emoticon that sounds like cheating, but I wanted it to be a successful experience. Just the weekly writing was enough to handle in the beginning. It was a new habit and new habits take time to establish.

Therefore, one of the goals (behaviors) emoticon needs to be about actually doing the writing each week or so. Whoever I copied it from did it this way. I was lucky to have found that.
I since have found people who analyze themselves regularly--even with a WUB--but they have different methods. Lucky I found the best (for me) way first.

People say I have too many goals. That can happen, but if I put things mostly that I already do, it is not hard at all. And it is not too many goals. I agree having 6-- brand new --goals(behaviors) to develop would be too much. And even behaviors that I am used to often get neglected in this crazy life of ours.

I actually believe in changing only one behavior at a time. I think I am doing that even if my WUB has 6 goals. I hope you can understand that. It is a little convoluted. emoticon

I also know about 'SMART' goals. I have not tried to be too picky about making each goal adhere to the SMART goals rules. I suppose I could do that. It just seems unnecessary right now. SMART means specific, measurable, attainable, r?, and in a certain TIME frame.


Good luck! emoticon


chris





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EATVEGAN 12/3/2012 1:22AM

    I think the R is for Realistic. I think the goals you have meet all the SMART guidelines. I thought I'd be ready to post mine this weekend, but time gets away from me. Truthfully, I just find other things I'd rather do. emoticon

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GRAMMAP1 12/2/2012 11:58PM

    Wubbing shows how serious you are about changing life style. I am sure it is working for you and that is what counts. emoticon emoticon
Jane

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NPA4LOSS 12/2/2012 1:55PM

    emoticon You know what is the best way for you to do things. emoticon

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MISSG180 12/2/2012 1:11PM

    You do what works for YOU. That's the most important thing.

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LOOKINGUP2012 12/2/2012 12:57PM

    I love this. I'm working up my courage to try it. emoticon

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MAGA99 12/2/2012 10:51AM

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VONBLACKBIRD 12/2/2012 10:33AM

    I pick one goal a week to try to meet and usually something I have not done before or a goal I haven't attained yet..I may have the same goal all month or even several months...good luck on your wub.

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PLAYBLUES22 12/2/2012 10:27AM

    Sweetie I love this, you do not worry about the weight loss goals but look at the whole week and its triggers and how you react to them. Choosing one thing and doing your best to change for the better is a great attitude toward a better lifestyle.

Here's is a high five emoticon to a job well done

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