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BLC Goals

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Okay, my goals for this round of the Biggest Loser Challenge here on Sparkpeople are:

Nutrition:

I will follow the Nutrisystem plan. That's pretty much it because I do know it works. When I am on vacation I will make every attempt to follow the days off plan and not go off the rails. When I am in a new city and faced with a local treat, I will not be so rigid that I won't try something that doesn't fit on plan. I want to be a "normal eater" and for me that means being able to try something new and decadent and then get right back on my plan. I believe that is the key to maintenance and I want to have those keys!

Exercise:

I will get at least 300 minutes of exercise each week. This will include the Pilates I do every morning for my back issues but I will strive towards getting 300 minutes without the Pilates.

I will work towards doing strength training 3 times a week. I love strength training and don't know why it's such a struggle for me to develop and keep that habit.

Soul Feeding:

I will continue to reach out and help others, both online and in real life. I find that by helping others, particularly with regard to their weight loss efforts, I strengthen my own resolve. It almost seems selfish but it's really a win/win!

Weight Loss:

I usually don't like to set time-based weight loss goals. I figure I can only control the areas above and my body will do what my body is going to do. With that in mind, I'd like to lose 20 pounds over the next 12 weeks. My start weight for BLC was 185.1 so I would like to be at 165.1 at the end. I will NOT consider myself a failure if I don't make it! Hopefully, I will weigh less than 185.1 at the end. If not, I will look for the lesson and see if I can learn it.

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  • v ALLIECAT26
    You have a great set of goals! I especially like the Soul Feeding Goal. emoticon Thanks for the comment about working out at school. Yes, it will be so cool to have worked out before I get home!
    1126 days ago
  • v FEMISLIM
    Great !!!!!
    1127 days ago
  • v SPARKLENICOLE
    Great goals!
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    1131 days ago
  • v PARASELENIC
    I have the same problem with strength training. Maybe we can work on cheering eachother on?
    1143 days ago
  • v JENSHAINES
    Emily, I love your goals, especially your "soul" goal and your words about your weight loss goal. SO healthy! Fabuloso!!!
    1143 days ago
  • v FITNHEALTHYKAL
    emoticon LOVE emoticon soul feeding Emily. My fav...you know the saying "if mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy" -- if our soul isn't happy, WE aren't happy and we need to find that balance and love and happiness and I am convinced that with that, it will all fall into place!

    This is life we are living - shoot for the moon emoticon , even if you miss you land among stars emoticon as they say. No blame/shame or guilt if we do not meet a rigid goal! WTG!

    Wonderful, doable goals! You are going to have a wonderful summer and round! emoticon
    1144 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/10/2013 7:46:33 AM
  • v SUSANELAINE1956
    Great goals. I like that you aren't being rigid about food, but know what works for you. Good luck!
    1144 days ago
  • v FUNGIRL81005
    Great Goals!! helping others always helps me too!! emoticon
    1144 days ago
  • v WALKINGBYFAITH2
    Emily, I love your soul feeding goal! I find that I do better when I am encouraging and helping others too. And I like your attitude about the numbers too. We can only control so much. I figure my goals better resemble pretty much how I am hoping to live the rest of my life, otherwise I will just have to form a whole new set of habits after I reach goal weight. emoticon
    1145 days ago
  • v JSFORSELL
    You can do it!
    1145 days ago
  • v 4CYNDI
    Fantastic goal! Well thought out and very do able. I agree with your philosophy on weight loss. It's like that for me too. Good luck & have fun!
    1145 days ago
  • v MSPATOOTY
    Great set of goals, Emily! emoticon

    I totally agree with what you wrote about the "keys" to maintenance. If I ever get so rigid about my plan that I cannot allow myself some "off-plan" items on occasion, it's like I'm stretching a rubber band. You can only stretch it so far before it snaps back and REALLY hurts. Keeping the right amount of tension on the rubber band, and keeping it just stretchy enough is my goal as well.

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    1145 days ago
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