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My smart goal and the behaviors I am going to use to get me there.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Originally my goal was to get to IBW by 6/20/14. But then I did the calculations and that would mean I have to lose more than 1.5 lbs EVERY week. emoticon
In the beginning, it generally is easier to shed the weight, but as time moves on and your body readjusts, it can become more difficult. Thus my new goal is:
Lose 33 lbs by 6/20/14.
And my longer term goal is to lose 38 lbs by 7/19/14

In order to accomplish this, I will need to change some of my behaviors.
First: I will track all my food, every day.
Next: I will stay within my calorie range.
Third: I will eat at least 4 servings of veggies each day.
Fourth: I will work out each day by running 3x a week, cross training on either the elliptical trainer or stationary bike (and if weather prevents running outside, will substitute another cardio) for a minimum of 45 minutes each day.
Fifth: I will strength train a minimum of 3x a week, using the Vigorfit for a minimum of 15 minutes each day.
Sixth: I will plan 5/7 days worth of meals a week.
Seventh: I will get at least 6 hours sleep each night, but work my way to getting 7.

I have a college reunion in June and a wedding as well. These are extrinsically motivating to me so I will not only feel better, but be comfortable in the skin I am in.

I need to drop the excess weight so my body stops producing additional amounts of estrogen, which is generally a food source for Breast Cancer cells. I have already been treated for BC once. emoticon By lowering my risk factors, I intend on that being the only time.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DNJEN471 1/31/2014 1:44AM


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IAMLION 1/21/2014 7:49PM

    You have a great plan going on there! emoticon

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CHERYLN 1/20/2014 2:51PM

    Logical steps to lose the weight you want to lose. I know you'll succeed in them! No more BC for you either!

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GRACIEC 1/20/2014 1:22AM

    Your goals are realistic! And you are SO right about the body fighting you every step of the was as you age! Grrrrrr! You can do it!

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JOHNWBROCKSR777 1/18/2014 9:09PM

    Good plan...stay the course!

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