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Goals or Hurdles

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

emoticon I don't know if anyone else on Spark experiences this, but when it comes to my goals they have to be KISS (keep it simple stupid). Honestly, if my goals are too lofty they become intimidating and I start to self-sabotage. Case in point, is a cruise I will be going on to Hawaii in less than 60 days. I started thinking that I had better lose some weight I gained and then some, because cruises are fraught with food challenges etc. etc. Well, I put a boat load of pressure on myself and had to take a step back.

As of Monday, I am no longer using that cruise as a goal because it simply did not work for me. Instead, I am back to taking it one healthy day at a time. My group personal trainer seemed to sense something was up with me because all of sudden she asked me for my food logs so she could analyze them. I never mentioned I was struggling. Perhaps her x-ray, super healthy eyes can measure any fat gainage on my round little body. Anyhow, she noticed I was very low on protein and said I definitely was not eating enough mini meals with protein during the day. So, she gave me a sample menu that I have been following with modifications. Oh man, it is hard giving up all those worthless caloric snacks I was eating at night and eating small amounts of protein instead. My mini-meals are spread out through the day and there is only one night time snack. Also it is very hard eating breakfast, especially downing a protein shake. But my body is already responding to this shake up (get it - protein shake - groan - sorry it is early in the day and I pun when tired).

So for me, I have learned to KISS my goals and don't make them too, it you will excuse the expression, pie in the sky. I am a tortoise not a hare after all. emoticon
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  • 1EMMA2011
    Thinking of you. I agree. My body is built the same way. The more I think about it the more the pressure of the New Year and setting goals was an awful lot.

    So glad for you that your trainer set you up with that awesome food plan!!

    More in a bit - going back to the dentist now.

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    1849 days ago
    Sounds like a perfect plan, I love the KISS idea. Your PT sounds like a good one, she's obviously on the ball and able to notice small differences in her clients; I'm so happy she's been able to help you out with nutritional ideas to help you get to your goals.
    1849 days ago
    1849 days ago
    The KISS method is the only one that works for me too. If it gets to complicated, I won't stick with a program. Sounds like you're getting a handle on it! emoticon And the pun about protein shakes, groan! emoticon
    1850 days ago
    Keep learning "Your New FOREVER Life-Style"....
    I hear it takes 3 months to learn a new habit.
    (I expect that is only if it is a good for you habit !!)
    I have faith in you. You will succeed.
    I am proud of all your achievements.
    1850 days ago
    Good self-knowledge and analysis! Find what motivates you and use it. Your menu plans sound great! You can do it!!

    Sometimes I find setting goals very motivating. Sometimes I set too many or the wrong ones and it just doesn't happen or llife intrudes and I need to choose a better time. Case in point: twice before I tried to give up my overuse of Splenda and didn't make it. This time I'm now into it 19 days and succeeding! What was different? I'm not sure, but often I find if I don't meet a goal at one time, just wait and try again and I'll get it!! -Marsha
    1850 days ago
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