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Edited by: WELDER43 at: 6/29/2012 (01:20)
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6/22/12 10:26 P

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That is a really ambitious goal! I agree that you should break that into increments of 10 pounds - into smaller goals. If you are young, really healthy, able to build up from little exercise to 1.5 hours a day and motivated, you can lose 60 pounds in a year. However, if you have any special challenges, have a family, a job and aren't young, that goal is one that will probably leave you feeling demotivated before three months are out. On paper, it looks achievable but paper doesn't account for being ill, having an injury from pushing too hard and too fast, plateaus and life. I just don't want you to be disappointed and feel bad if you lose 40 pounds in a year - a wonderful achievement. I doubt that you put 60 pounds on in one year and I believe that you can only lose 60 pounds in a year if everything falls into line perfectly. All that said, I'll be a cheerleader for you and am here to help you in every way I can!

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6/22/12 9:12 P

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emoticon and emoticon to our great team. The advice is very good and goal setting is very important as you take those baby steps. Wonderful feelings happen when you meet the 1st one and go for the 2nd. Best wishes on your journey to a healthier lifestyle.

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6/22/12 6:03 P

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thank you both for the advise. Sounds good. One step at a time and 5 lbs a month will get me to mt goal. I like that

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6/22/12 5:55 P

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emoticon Take one baby step at a time. With your goal in the back of your mind. If I over do it I tend to give up. There are a lot of people here that have given me good advice and I am sure your will find out the same thing too. emoticon

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6/22/12 3:50 P

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That's quite a hefty goal for just one year. I'd advise you to take small steps like 10 pound goals and reward yourself at each goal with new shoes, for instance, or a new piece of workout equipment, maybe a massage. When you get to your final goal, you can have a shopping spree for new clothes!

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6/22/12 2:58 P

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Hello all
I recently joined SparkPeople with a goal to loose 60 lbs. in one year. This is quite a challenge for me. The hardest part will be the exercise. I have a few health issues that work against me. But, I am determined and will accept all the encouragement I can get.
I am looking forward to getting to know everyone and making new friendships.

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