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A Goal In Sight.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

I've decided to give myself monthly goals rather than six month goals to keep myself more focused. My six month goal is still 200 pounds by Christmas, but I think my end of August goal will be 231. I'm gonna make my aggressive end of August goal 225, so I will try everything in power to healthily reach 225, but if I only make it to 231, I will be very happy. That'll be 50 pounds lost, and I'll have made it a third of the way towards my final goal weight.

I really have a hard time doing anything these days without thinking about calories, weight loss, inches lost, trying on smaller clothes, etc... It's especially hard when I go out to eat with people. I'm assuming that it's because it's the only thing I feel like I can control right now. I'm trying really hard to put myself in the position to make more money or get a better job, but it takes money to do that, so I'm stuck in a circle for the time being. What I eat and how much I weigh is entirely under my control, and keeps me from getting depressed about the other aspects of my life that try and keep me down.

I'm not very good at writing blogs that have any meaning or substance to anyone other than myself, but it's more a form of therapy for me than anything else.
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JORDANLHALL 7/31/2013 1:55AM

    Hey know. Don't assume there isn't any significance or substance in your blogs for the rest of us! Whatever you're willing to write - whether it be for us or yourself - is perfectly okay with me! I'm here for you either way! Haha if you couldn't already tell I find blogging so therapeutic that I ramble on forever. But whatever works best for you, works best for you!

Haha it's amazing the type of mindset changes that occur in us whenever we start eating healthier and watching our calories/fat/etc. Sometimes I do feel like it's a permanent change rather than a switch that can be turned on or off. I'm glad to hear that there is a bit of a habit forming when it comes to that with you - it means making better decisions is becoming like a second nature to you!

I think the smaller goals will work great for you! You can focus on the big picture or the small picture, and either way make progress and stay motivated. Please let us know how it works for you! I hope you're having a great day, sissy!

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EG8383 7/30/2013 4:20PM

  small goals work best for me also! That's why I've changed it to 10 lbs instead of 90 lbs. Good luck!!!

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ICEANGEL0531 7/30/2013 3:55PM

    Making small attainable goals works best for me. I only look towards 5 lbs @ a time. Good luck!

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