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Sunday, August 25, 2013

I have been thinking a lot about my goals lately. My goals that weren't weight related were so easy to figure out. I have a weight loss goal in my mind but I'm not sure if realistic or not. Here it is:

I want to be down to 250 lbs. by August 31, 2014. So that I can go to PA to do some family history research.

I want to be down to 300 by April 31, 2014. So I can get a dress to attend my son's wedding.

To me there seem to be something wrong or missing from the goals when they are written.
In my head they sounded fine.

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    1491 days ago
    The goals sound great to me. Some short term and medium term goals are probably rolling around in your head. I'm definitely like that: I have ideas in my head that I want to accomplish, but somehow, when I go to put them on paper....I'm not sure what happens. Thank you for reminding me that I need to re-think my goals and get them down on paper. And let's not forget that we need some kind of rewards for accomplishing these goals. We're worth it!
    1491 days ago
    I think these are emoticon long term goals. Now I'd set some small term goals.
    Like.. increase exercise a minute daily for a week. Or add a fruit in place of a sweet treat daily for a week., etc things to help you achieve your long term goals.

    I'm PROUD of you for looking to your future. Believe to ACHIEVE ! emoticon
    1492 days ago
    how about a goal for Dec 31,2013, that is a bit over three months from now? How about bringing in the New Year at_____lbs lost. I will match the numbers of pounds you want to lose by then, let me know what it is? We can do this!!!!!

    1492 days ago
    Those are worth while goals and I think if you emoticon and stay focused emoticon
    I am rooting for you!

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    1492 days ago
    I find that making small goals like 10 pounds at a time is much easier for me to reach and be motivated for another 10 pounds. I just prefer short term goals because I can lose interest, track and motivation too easily.

    But I say do what works for you !!!! You can do it !!!! Look how far you've come !!!

    You are already a success !!!!
    1492 days ago
  • JPUMA62
    I agree, your goals meet the SMART requirements. Making a Goal Poster really helped me put my goals in perspective; mine being down to 199 lbs by 12/31/13. Every 10 lbs lost I reward myself with a pampering reward; pedicure, massage, hair highlights...
    Losing weight is not easy, no matter how many lbs you want to lose....I just started actively "sparking" in July and have lost and gained the same 3 lbs over and I know I've got to step it up if I'm going to make even my first small goal of 10 lbs, LOLOLO.....we'll get there, it's the journey that makes it worthwhile.... emoticon the end result is just the icing on the cake!
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    1492 days ago
    I would say you've got it covered - Your goals meet the SMART requirements (Specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time) emoticon
    And you have your rewards built in (get a new dress for the wedding, go on a trip that you want to take) emoticon

    Maybe you were thinking of breaking it down into even smaller chunks - so many pounds per month? For me, I have to break them down into weekly chunks otherwise it gets too far away and I lose track of it - so many pounds in three months or 10 pound goals as milestones with smaller rewards for achieving, emoticon

    Or... you'll accomplish this by doing certain things...but then that becomes another goal in itself.

    Keep talking about it here and if you need to change it something will trigger your thoughts in the right direction.

    I think you're doing emoticon !
    1492 days ago
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