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4/14/14 11:47 A

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Hello SarahMo4,

Above is a link to a great plan/strategy for building a lasting healthy lifestyle.
It worked for me to set my ultimate goal, realizing that it would take time. Yes 1 -2 pounds per week is a rate that is realistic and manageble. Know that you are building a foundation and habits that will enrich your life with every healthy choice. FYI it took me 11 months to lose 55 pounds) SOOOO worth the effort, Patience and perseverance are bonus tools I ingrained along the way,
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4/13/14 11:02 P

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I am trying to figure out how to start going about getting healthier. I want to lose a good amount of weight in the long run. I just don't know what to set as my first goal. Should I track my activity and food for a while then figure out how much to lose or what's a good first step.

I have heard and seen on here and in most weight loss plans that losing 1-2lbs, per week is ideal for most, 20 minutes per day of some kind of activeness, and I need to track food and what I do when I am active.

Other than that I have no idea on how to set my first weight loss goal. Should I go for so many pounds per week or month? What's a good and realistic goal? 1 or 2 lbs. a week? More or less? I just have no idea and my main concern is setting too big of a goal, not reaching it and falling off the band wagon right away. I have done this before and its been a set back for me. I know I need to start getting healthier and sooner rather than later is better.

All my doctors say theirs time to reverse any damage and avoid hereditary problems that start around early thirties and can cause problems. For the record I am 28, young but not the youngest anymore and I am semi-active. When I need to be busy and get something done I am capable, its just not an every day thing. I have energy, just having a body that cant keep up is getting to me at times and what I want to do or enjoy in my life. Enough of me talking and time for any answers, advice, or recommendations from others.

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