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BLC 22 Goals- Golden Phoenix Team

Sunday, June 09, 2013

It's good to have goals- Really I know that in my brain and in my being. I'm a big goal setter- at work! And at work I'm good at checking in on my progress (and the progress of the organization). At home and in my personal life? Not so much. I set goals- then loose sight of them and then set goals again (usually the same goals!)

I understand the concept of measurable and attainable goals- goals that are tangible. Today I'm setting goals for the Biggest Loser Challenge 22 (BLC 22). This challenge lasts from June 5th (just one week away) until August 28. Here's what I hope to accomplish in twelve weeks:

Weight: Lose 24 pounds. I expect to weigh 198 pounds on 6/5. So my goal for 8/28 is 174 pounds. If I do this the section of my closet that has size 12 clothes will be available to me again and will fit comfortably! I might even by myself a new suit for work emoticon

Fitness: I will increase my cardio endurance and speed each week so that I can walk my normal route (3.7 miles) in less than 60 minutes. 55 minutes would be good- that's 4.0 miles an hour and quite honestly at 5 feet tall my short legs can't do much better than that! On the elliptical I will build up to doing the fat burner program at level 3 for 60 minutes. Right now I can do it at level 1 for 45 minutes. If I'm able to build up to running I will register for a 5K! emoticon

Food: I will stay in my calorie, fat, carbs, fiber, and protein range everyday and track everyday. I know I can't deviate from tracking and measuring food. I know this from years of experience. When I think I have it under control I get out of control! emoticon

Attitude: I need to set a goal to maintain a positive attitude by motivating others and myself. I can do this, we can do this. I am not alone in this journey. Another goal I have is to keep up with all that's required of this team! OMG

WFFA: Weight, Fitness, Food, and Attitude- those are my goals.

The picture is from my daughter's wedding in October. I weighed about 190 then. I was 170 when I bought the dress at the end of May 2012- then proceeded to engage in stress eating all summer and into the fall- gained 20 pounds. Continued to eat and not exercise until I was up to 218 (again). Started over on April 1st.

I'm down to 201 today- but I think this picture still says it all: What was I thinking?

By the way- here's a picture of me from October 2006 at 125 pounds!


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1HAPPYSPIRIT 6/11/2013 8:06AM

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LESLEYMTN 6/11/2013 8:02AM

    Great blog & you are not in this alone. I have gained back a bunch of weight as well. Your right tracking is key. Thank God SP is free so we don't have the excuse tonot track. Let's rock this BLC challenge!

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TRICIALICI 6/10/2013 10:53PM

    Best of luck with reaching your goals! You can do it! Let us know if you need a little extra encouragement! We'll be there to help!

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FLORIDAFLUTIST 6/10/2013 10:51PM

    Great goals and lovely wedding photo! It's also nice that you have the photo of yourself from your ideal weight. Very good for visualization and motivation!

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LOOKINGUP2012 6/10/2013 10:31AM

    Wow! That's an awesome walking goal. emoticon emoticon

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TEDYBEAR2838 6/9/2013 7:10PM

    Your daughter is a beautiful bride!

You have worthy goals and I know emoticon

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MOVINITMORE 6/9/2013 6:39PM

    Great goals!! As I was reading your blog I could relate to allot of what you said. We are here and emoticon

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KBRADFORD88 6/9/2013 4:39PM

    We are in this together. I have been up and down all over the scale. But small steps in the right direction will be rocking! We got this!

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KIMI_SILVA 6/9/2013 3:32PM

    Love the goals! I have shared a link on the team chat thread that may be very helpful for you, about willpower and the strategies found to help - they are not what most people think.

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KIBAISREADY 6/9/2013 2:41PM

    Great goals! emoticon emoticon

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-DIAMOND 6/9/2013 2:03PM

    We're all behind you - you can do this!!! emoticon

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