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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Last night I was so happy to get back to the gym. I was just happy that I could do it again, that 10 days off hadn't put me back to where I was 6 months ago. I am looking forward to a full 3 mile run on Saturday, hopefully by then my cold will be completely gone (still have lingering sore throat and stuffy nose).

Tonight I am going back to yoga if Mike gets back from his trip in time. His plane lands at 4 and yoga starts at 5:30 so it should work.

I was thinking about goals this morning on my way to work. At some point a few months ago I made the goal of losing 7 lbs a month. At that point in my journey, that was the rate I had to get to 170 by my 40th birthday. Though I haven't hit 7 lbs each month, I realized it was an achievable (though difficult) goal. Today I was calculating where I would be if I hit the 7lbs/month goal.

I started Feb at 213.

March 1 - 206 - March is a hard month because I will be traveling 3 weeks. One of those weeks is a cruise which has delicious looking food on board. I will have to make time to exercise (even on the cruise!) and make good choices.

April 1 - 199!!! The challenge in April is Birthdays! two of my daughters and my husband have their birthdays in April. By the end, I don't want to see another birthday cake. I am making the goal now of not having any cake in April, I know i can do it! April 20 is my first 5k!

May 1 - 192 One more birthday in May, my mom's.

June 1 - 185 Nothing planned to June yet, though I might go on travel for a week for work.

July 1 - 178
July 15 (birthday) - 174

Can I make these weight goals? I sure hope so!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MALEXANDER4 2/22/2013 7:16AM

    Girl if you can run a 5k your can do anything.

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MOMTO2HEINZS 2/21/2013 5:58PM

    We have the same birthday!!

emoticon Make a plan for March and those birthdays!!

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KIMBERLY_Y 2/21/2013 1:43PM

    Love your goals! I know you can do it. It has bee fun watching you these last few months. Thanks for the motivation to create my own long-term goals.

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SMILINGTREE 2/21/2013 1:01PM

    I hope you meet your goals! Personally, I find it better to measure effort than to measure the result. You control the effort - how often you work out, how much you eat or don't eat - but you can't really control the result. That's just been what works for me - lots of other people have great success with setting concrete loss goals.

Whatever happens, don't get discouraged! You are moving forward and planning and figuring out where the problems are likely to be - your bound to do well.

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LH-CRYSTALSTAIR 2/21/2013 12:42PM

    emoticon Great job with the gym!!
I love how you have laid out your weight loss goals and the potential roadblocks that you face. By looking at them up front and planning for them, you can make sure that they don't get you off track. 174 is totally doable by your birthday!!
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GINGERHAWK 2/21/2013 11:49AM

    Good for you for getting back to the gym. I hope you were able to make your yoga class as well. Nice job on mapping out your goals between now and your birthday. Mine 40th is only a little over a month away. Gulp.

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TIMOTHYNOHE 2/21/2013 10:12AM

    It is so good to have attainable goals.

As for getting back to the gym after having missed it ... It is so sad that people who cannot get up off the couch have no idea how moving feeds on itself. She(WMBO) does not understand why I can no longer sit and watch hours of TV with her any more. Nor why I look forward to my next run ... "13 miles? You do that for fun?"


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LITTLESUZIW 2/21/2013 10:04AM

  You can do it! Good luck!
And when you go on the cruise, if there's something you really, really want, just have a taste of it, so you can say you know what it tastes like. :-)

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