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My Pledge for 2013


Tuesday, January 08, 2013

This entire blog was presented yesterday (Monday) to the ladies in the TOPS group I attend.

However, before proceeding a little background information to explain this as I cannot take credit for the entire idea. Last week, in fact the entire month of January, The Dr Oz show was focusing on getting rid of the fat pants. I was watching the Friday show where he had the trainers from The Biggest Loser as well as some of the past winners on the show. One of the winners impressed with the idea of a goal bracelet and so I decided to borrow her idea.

The first part of the program was to present the goal bracelet idea. This young lady wears her goal bracelet on her right wrist (right because that is her dominant hand) and so every time she uses her hand she sees her goal. I now have my own personal goal bracelet that says "Lose 25 pounds" (by Dec. 31, 2013). Although I have only had it since Sunday, it really does keep my yearly goal up front and in obvious.

After explaining the purpose of the goal bracelet, we reviewed how to set up goals. The emphasis on goal setting was that these must be SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Reasonable and Time Related) goals. Of course many of us have done this in the past with little to no success. I explained to the ladies the I wondered why although we are all intelligent, we often forget or do not reach our goal. I finally conclued that for myself it is because the goal is overwhelming. So in order to make this more attainable, for myself I devised a pledge sheet. I have completed mine here online and am asking people to hold me accountable. My commitment is to update this pledge monthly here online.

So here goes.



MY PLEDGE FOR 2013

I, Joanne Othmer pledge to attain the following long-term goal(s) in 2013. My goal(s) will be SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time bound).

1) To walk 45 - 60 minutes 3 to 5 times a week by Dec. 31, 2013
2) To lose 10% of my body weight (25 pounds) by Dec. 31, 2013.

Every time I reach one or all of these goals, I will reward myself by getting a new outfit.

In order to complete this pledge, I will complete the following short-term goal(s). Every time I reach one or all of these short term goals, I will reward myself by getting a CD, a bottle of perfume, a manicure or pedicure.

Every four months, I will review my short-term goals in order to determine how I am doing and what I can do differently in order to reach my long-term goals.


My short-term goals:

January:
1) To walk 10 minutes seven times a week. This can be outdoors or indoors during commercial breaks.
2) To lose 2.0 pounds this month by tracking my food, exercising and eating in a mindful way.

February:
1) ______________________________
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2) ______________________________
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March:
1) ______________________________
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2) ______________________________
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April:
1) ______________________________
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2) ______________________________
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How am I doing? What can I do differently? Who can help me?
____________________________
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May:
1) ______________________________
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2) ______________________________
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June:
1) ______________________________
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2) ______________________________
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July:
1) ______________________________
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2) ______________________________
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August:
1) ______________________________
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2) ______________________________
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How am I doing? What can I do differently? Who can help me?
____________________________
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September:
1) ______________________________
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2) ______________________________
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October:
1) ______________________________
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2) ______________________________
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November:
1) ______________________________
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2) ______________________________
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December:
1) ______________________________
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2) ______________________________
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Year end review. Was I successful in meeting my pledge?

If yes then CELEBRATE

If not then what can I do differently in 2014 in order to reach my long-term goal(s)? ______________________________
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So friends this is the pledge I have made for myself for this year. If you feel the pledge could help set or meet your goals feel free to use it. In the meantime I can say that since I have started this pledge I have walked for 10 minutes every day. I have done this by walking to the coffee shop which is three blocks away from my residence. Since it takes me 8 minutes to walk there I end up walking 16 minutes which is okay by me.

Stay tuned for my progress reports. emoticon emoticon
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DADDYS_GIRL6 2/1/2013 2:57PM

    I am getting a notebook and making a copy for me!! ;-)

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DADDYS_GIRL6 2/1/2013 2:56PM

    Time to fill in Feb goals!! Thanks Joanne for such a good example of how to do this!!

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