Sunday, June 09, 2013
Okay, my goals for this round of the Biggest Loser Challenge here on Sparkpeople are:
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!
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.
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!
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.