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I Love Little Mini-Goals

Friday, January 18, 2013

I feel encouraged and motivated today. I lost a stubborn pound earlier this week. I had been stuck for awhile at 197 and I wanted to move on. I have things to do places to go! Goals to meet. This was no time to be stuck. So with the plateau busting program I've been conscientiously measuring everything I eat (using that dandy food scale I got for Christmas) and eating just under the lower end of my recommended food calorie range and exercising! The stubborn pound gave up the ghost. Another followed suit this morning and suddenly I'm upon a delightful set of little mini-goals again. I love them - they keep me motivated.
1. My next mini-goal is to lose one more pound! With that I will have achieved the target weight goal I set for myself when I started the Spark People program - 194 (29 pounds lost). Wow! A lot of work went into shedding each one of those pounds! I didn't have much faith that I could do this when I started but as I gain confidence I realized I could go further and really get to a healthy weight. So once I arrive at this wonderful milestone, I will continue on with my eyes focused on a new destination - 175.
2. My second mini-goal will be to lose an additional pound taking me to 193. With that I will will win the virtual "Lost 30 Pounds Trophy". I look forward to posting that on my Spark Page.
3. My third mini-goal. Well, perhaps it could be to lose two more pounds to put a little distance between me and the 193 mark (i.e. get to 191) so that I'm not in danger of losing my hard earned and prized "Lost 30 Pounds" trophy.
4. My fourth mini-goal - I love this one. Lose two more pounds (i.e. get to 189) and enter the amazing world of the 180s. That takes me all the way back to my college years folks. We're moving way back in time weight wise.
All along this journey, I've found that these kinds of little mini-goals really help me focus and do what I need to do to get there. Losing one pound or two at a time then celebrating each little accomplishment - yea I can do that and its kind of fun and builds a sense of accomplishment and success and even excitement. I love my little mini-goals. Now back to the first one - one pound to my original target weight goal. Wahoo!
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  • WAYNE1997
    Irv, Thanks for sharing your mini goals!! It is an encouragement for me. I am adding the 10 minutes of exercise each day goal starting today. I like the idea of working towards losing each pound.
    1858 days ago
    they really do help
    1859 days ago
    emoticon I know you can get that last pound loss in no time! emoticon
    1859 days ago
    Great work, Russell! You're a great role model for us Sparkers, I have to say. Talk about perseverance, you've got perseverance down pat.
    1859 days ago
    Your mini-goals sound great! I love mini-goals and like you said, every time you reach a new mini-goal, it's time for celebration!

    Good luck! emoticon
    1859 days ago
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