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Friday, August 29, 2014

today on spark coach supposed to make my smart goals. What are smart goals?
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The Acronym SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely. By applying each of these principles to your goal-setting, you'll set yourself up for success.

Say your goal is to lose 20 pounds.

Is your goal Specific? Does it answer who/what/when/where/why? You have the who (you) and the what (20 pounds), but try to add more detail, like why you're aiming for this goal and when--a specific date--you hope to reach it by. ''I will lose 20 pounds by June 30 so I can be healthier'' is much more specific.

I want to lose 149 pound by December 30, 2016

Is your goal Measurable? Does it answer questions like, ''How much?'', ''How many?'', ''How often?'' This is a great opportunity to break down your big goal into smaller goals that you'll reach along the way. For example, how much weight will you lose each week? How much will you eat each day to reach your overall goal? How often do you plan to exercise to reach that big goal? Now that your goal is specific, answer these questions--think of them as the ''action steps'' or mini goals that'll help you become successful at the larger goal.

smaller goals.
Oct.1 - 8pounds
exercise at least 30 min a day
calories between 1200 and 1500


Is your goal Attainable? Do you have the attitudes, abilities, skills, and financial capacity to reach your goal? If not, how can you adjust your goal to fit your current situation?
My goal is attainable.
hubby will be in the hospital for at least 3 days so I will have to find a way to keep up with the 30 min with chair exercises and some walking.

Is your goal Realistic? This means that you are both willing and able to work toward your goal--you have the desire and ability to reach it. Make sure that your goal isn't too strenuous. You may plan to lose 2 pounds a week every week, but a 1-pound weight loss per week might be more realistic for you to commit to.

I think I can make 2 pounds a week.

Finally, is your goal Timely? Does it have a deadline? Have you broken it up into smaller goals that you can aim for along the way to reaching your bigger goal?

I will make this goal for now and then in Oct. make another one to reach. I want to see how I do first.

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HAWTGRANNY2014 9/10/2014 9:14PM

    thank you all so much. I have enjoyed reading all of your comments.

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2DAWN4 9/10/2014 9:04PM

    I enjoyed your blog....thanks for posting and good luck to you! It sounds like you have the desire and know how on how to make this work for you!

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MRSRIGS1 9/10/2014 7:57PM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing!

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NASFKAB 9/10/2014 9:46AM

  great thanks for reminding me about SMART

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WALKINGCHICK 9/5/2014 2:26PM

    Great reminder about SMART - emoticon emoticon

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MARYJOANNA 9/5/2014 5:36AM

  This is a great plan!

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WV_CAROLE 9/2/2014 9:57PM

    goal setting is such an important tool-thanks for sharing! emoticon

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LISALEEBRYAN 9/2/2014 1:41PM

    I really enjoyed your blog! Keep pushing!

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SROVELSKY 9/2/2014 12:48PM

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Seriously, really good way to break it down.

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NORIVI33 9/2/2014 10:11AM

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_CYNDY55_ 9/1/2014 11:14PM

    emoticon emoticon Wishes emoticon

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HOLLYM48 9/1/2014 8:43AM

    Best of luck to you! emoticon

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DIANNEMT 8/31/2014 8:59PM

    I learned about SMART goals when I was a GS leader--and they DO work!! Good luck to you--but wait, you don't need luck--you have a plan!

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AJB121299 8/31/2014 8:22PM

    nice

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BLPRETTYGIRL1 8/31/2014 1:05PM

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LADYGSC 8/31/2014 1:03PM

    Yes - now this is how you do it! Praying for success for you and me! emoticon

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CHARITYAK 8/31/2014 12:28PM

    I taught SMART goals to my students when I did guidance counseling. They are an extremely helpful tool. I wish you well with yours!

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MAWMAW101 8/31/2014 10:45AM

    Very good blog! emoticon emoticon

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DAWNDMOORE40 8/31/2014 9:58AM

    emoticon I always feel like if you set your goals too high, or you expect perfection all the time, then your setting yourself up to fail! I think small baby steps are the answer, and those are the goals that will help us maintain our healthy lifestyle forever! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TENNISJIM 8/31/2014 6:49AM

    Great plan.

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BLUEJEAN99 8/31/2014 2:00AM

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MARYJEANSL 8/31/2014 1:00AM

  Sounds pretty smart to me!

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CICELY360 8/31/2014 12:30AM

  good blog

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MAYBER 8/30/2014 8:30PM

    Best wishes as you strive toward your goals one day at a time
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CELLA_P 8/30/2014 7:25PM

    No doubt that with solid resolve like that, you'll achieve all of your goals!

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EMMACORY 8/30/2014 6:47PM

    Thanks for sharing your goals. I need to follow your example and put them on paper. I'll be rooting for you. emoticon emoticon

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CATEKNK 8/30/2014 6:21PM

    Thanks for the reminders... small goals, measurable... I'm gonna go for it

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JERICHO1991 8/30/2014 5:06PM

    I need to be more disciplined about seeing my goals to success.

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PATRICIAANN46 8/30/2014 4:39PM

  Sounds like a good plan........... emoticon

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WOOFERCOALBOY 8/30/2014 3:43PM

    Achievable small goals are the KEY

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JSEATTLE 8/30/2014 3:18PM

  I love SMART goals. It is also important to review them frequently and tweak as necessary. Thank you for posting this, always timely reminder!

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GETHEALTHY2LIVE 8/30/2014 2:39PM

    Great blog! My problem is that I'm not specific enough with my goals--consequently I don't seem to reach them very often. Going to follow this and see what happens.
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PENOWOK 8/30/2014 2:24PM

    Very nice and good thinking! You can always reset goals that you achieve and make them harder. That's so much better than setting goals that are difficult and being disappointed with yourself!

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LIVELYGIRL2 8/30/2014 1:04PM

  This blog is terrific! Onward and Upward. Waiting to hear your success. emoticon

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NONNAOF2 8/30/2014 12:18PM

  Slow and surely gets us to the finish line! :-)

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BONNIEB1947 8/30/2014 10:53AM

    Thanks for your post; I just ordered a fitness journal, to help me keep track of the various exercises I am trying to do, and this is very good information to use as I set up my journal.
Years ago when I was younger I applied these principals to sales and was successful in business.
Now I need to apply those same ideas to THIS project to be successful!

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JANEWATKINS 8/30/2014 10:34AM

    Good for you!

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SHARON7464 8/30/2014 9:55AM

    Small goals helps people to achieve success- I found rewarding myself when I reached the goal helpful - like a pedicure...

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 8/30/2014 9:18AM

    Great post

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MPETERS79 8/30/2014 8:34AM

    You can do it!

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