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Week one goals

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

I changed my program to reflect my long-term goals for 2013- I want to lose 50 of my 110 pounds this year.

So, in sparkpeople style, I'm breaking it down: in January, I want to lose 5 pounds.

Here is my week 1 plan:

Track my food, EVERY DAY

Drink 8 glasses of water, EVERY DAY

Exercise at least 10 minutes, EVERY DAY.

I have found that I have to be an all or nothing person. I don't do well if my goal is 5 days a week. I see that as a loophole to not do it one day, and one day turns into 2 days, etc. So I am making it easy to do every day. It's OK if my meal plan isn't perfect, as long as I track it. It's OK if I run out of time for a 45 minute workout, as long as I do at least 10. That way, I won't feel like I've gone completely off-track if I slip up a bit, as long as I keep this base.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ORCHIDLADY56 1/3/2013 9:57PM

    Good goals and very do-able. You can do this!

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12SPOOKY 1/3/2013 1:16PM

    Super goals - I like how you know yourself well enough to realize what will work & what won't. emoticon

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TKOVACH1 1/3/2013 8:04AM

    Great plan. I'm with you on the all or nothing. emoticon emoticon

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FORBANDE 1/3/2013 7:57AM

    Great approach!! As they say, do the exercise for 10 minutes and you'll find yourself doing it for longer.

You GOT this!

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LUCYLIN101 1/2/2013 10:05PM

    I totally get your reasoning on this. Good plan!! I need to put a tight leash on my own self, lol!!

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READYBETTY 1/2/2013 6:23PM

    Great goals! I, too, struggle with the all or nothing. Keeping it simple is keeping it achieveable. emoticon

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VALYNN26 1/2/2013 4:36PM

    Great goals. One day at a time.

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1BELINDA8 1/2/2013 9:30AM

    Excellent plan! I too am an all or nothing person...give myself an inch...i take a whole I have also committed to moving everyday...if i can fb...i can workout. ;)
We are soooo going to take 2013 and conquer it and shine brightly doing it!
WooHoo!!! Lets go Diamonds!!! You can do it!

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