Sunday, January 27, 2013
As many of you know, I am a goal setting freak. Having said that, there are times when the “final finish line” has to move. Apparently I am a prime example of that.
When I first joined SP in March of 2010, I was at 226 pounds so I gave some thought at what would be a reasonable, attainable and measureable goal. Hmmm. Sounds like a SMART goal.
Considering I weighed around 190 in High School, I employed the SWAG method and determined that 171 pounds sounded good so I picked that as my personal finish line and set a time of over a year to do it.
Turns out I didn’t make that goal until mid July 2012. No big deal. I was glad to make that even if I was late. However, I was not satisfied with myself, health wise and looks wise so I made a MID COURSE CORRECTION.
I first told myself that I would reach for 165 pounds. After deciding that, I announced it by changing my goal in SP and the race was on once again.
I hit that number on October first of last year and I bounced around that number for weeks and then noticed that more weight was coming off so just guess what I did?
MIDCOURSE CORRECTION NUMBER TWO.
I have made the decision to reach for 160 pounds by February 14th of this year. Since then I have dipped to 161 and back to 164 and today at 163 so I am confident that I will succeed one more time. So even though technically I am in maintenance, I made the conscious decision to do this. Should I determine that it was folly on my part to do so, I will not hesitate to reverse the decision.
WHETHER I DO OR NOT IS THE POINT I WANT TO MAKE HERE. What is important that conditions will exist for most of us that requires us re-examine our main purpose in this journey and to be honest enough to yourself to know that it is appropriate to make adjustments. UP OR DOWN!
There is no need to be afraid to admit that these changes are necessary and that even more may appear as you go.
On a parting note, I want to extend my personal gratitude to the hundreds who responded to my last blog titled IF SP IS SO GREAT, WHY AM I NOT THIN. I was overwhelmed at the good thoughts and well wishes I received. Thank y’all so very much. I couldn’t have made my progress without the support of each and every one of you.
Hats off to SparkPeople and to YOU.