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3/11/17 1:13 A

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My next goal is, not surprisingly to lose 5 lbs. My reward for that is going to be
a mini Netflix binge curled up in bed with a cup of tea. Not something I usually do so I will look forward to it! My longer term reasonable goals revolve around the BMI charts. The first goal is to make it into the simply obese range and then into overweight range. From there I will evaluate further and set my goals accordingly.

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3/10/17 7:22 P

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Day 10 - Set a Realistic Goal

I have a very good idea of what I need to lose. My lowest adult weight was 128.8 and my lowest pre-pregnancy weight was about 118. I'm currently 61; 5'4" and as I recall according to Weight Watchers my target weight should be 117-145. I feel pudgy in the 140's and I feel thin in the 120's. My body seems to be able to maintain a weight in the mid 130's with a reasonable diet and exercise regime. If I let my guard down, it is very easy for me to gain weight and I'm currently in the upper 140's. My goal is to lose in 5 pound increments and take it down 5 pounds at a time re-assessing as I go how I look and feel. I have been told I look "gaunt" in the low 130's but looking at photos where I am that weight I feel I look healthy. I have a younger friend who is the same height as me and in the low 120's she looks great. I would like to go to the lower end of my range as it would be awesome to see muscle definition and feel firm; however I do realize that it may be unrealistic for me to maintain for the long term.

This is a photo of the page out of my bullet journal with my goal weight in 5 pound increments.






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3/10/17 6:40 P

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My short term goal is to lose 5 pounds by the end of April. I trying to lose the weight I gained (7 pounds) after my back injury plus and additional 10 pound. My ultimate goal is 185 pounds by the end of the year. Current weight 202.



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3/10/17 10:15 A

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I want to lose 50 pounds by ... tomorrow!!!

Well, that's not happening.

So ... my goals are:

Stay gluten, dairy and sugar free for 45 days. I will evaluate then if I am gonna go longer.
Exercise 5 days a week.
Break into ONEderland by Easter!!!!

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3/10/17 10:05 A

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I set my short term goal for 5 pounds because that's as even number on weight. I'm happy with 1/2 to 1 pound loss a week. I've seen a few weeks where I lost more but I prefer to keep my calories at the high end because I want my diet to be sustainable. I'm eating anywhere from 1400 to 1800 calories a day (but I'm pretty active too).

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3/10/17 10:04 A

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I am totally willing to set my current goal to 5 lbs. since I have just under 10 to get to my overall goal. Actually, the overall goal might get changed when I find out just what my current diet will do for me. I still don't like the current height/weight scales I have found.

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3/10/17 9:42 A

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A lot of conflicting thoughts about this Day. 5 lb seems to be too little, yet, I have been parked at around the same weight for months. So 5 lb should be reasonable...BUT I find 10 lb increments more motivating.

In any case, I have to turn a corner and get to those 178 lb that are at the end of my present tracker.

BONUS: as I was rereading my pink book, I realized that I have already lost almost 20 lb in the last year and that I feel a lot better about my body, my appearance and myself.

But shockingly, I also realized that it was difficult for me to identify with my new weight, and as I am writing this, I now wonder if it may not be part of the reason my weight has been parked for so long where it is now. Humm?

This being said, it increases my motivation to get to the end of my present tracker. And I will decide by then if I want to go by 5 or 10 lb increments.

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3/10/17 6:08 A

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I set up the weight loss graph from the book in a spreadsheet so that I can track weekly and celebrate each 5 pound loss as I move toward my goal. I reset the graph after I reach 5 pounds of weight lost so that I remember to think of this as several 5 pound goals. I do have my ultimate goal weight entered in SparkPeople and I can view the long term progress by running a report.

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3/9/17 3:09 P

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Goal setting - this was a topic today at the coaching class I attend. Also rewarding yourself for making that goal. When I started the coaching class in January, we were encouraged to 'think big', so I did. And I have been very disappointed. So - my realistic goal is now to lose 5 pounds by May 1. When I have lost these 5 pounds, I will purchase a new pair of running shoes.

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3/9/17 3:06 P

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Set a Realistic Goal

I know I should go slow. But when I do have the spirit to tackle all the weight that has crept up on me over the last years, I do want to set a serious goal. But I am ok if I don't reach the goal at exactly that date.

The first week is always great, I usually lose around 5 pounds water weight. After that I really need to work hard (work out and stick to the lower part of my calorie range) to even lose 1-2 pounds per week. But that is ok. I know that your weight is the only thing you don't fully control. So my goals are staying on track with my calorie range, and working out as planned, and these goals are much more within my control.

The weight will come off again if I keep doing that. Although now that I am in my forties it might go a bit slower than before. But that is also ok. I do what I can, and I will accept whatever weight that results in.

I am more worried about transitioning to maintenance, as that has been the problem for me in the past. I let go a bit but then I let go too much and before I know it I start gaining again.
But I will tackle that one when I get there. For now my focus is on doing what is required to lose weight and compliment myself when I do that.

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3/9/17 2:49 P

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"... the rate at which you should try to lose weight is the slower the better"
"... no more than 1 to 2 pounds per week"


Sounds good to me!
I don't have a weight loss goal as I'm in maintenance - my goal is stay where I am.

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-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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3/8/17 5:48 P

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Day 10 Setting a realistic goal of 5 pounds at a time then do a emoticon happy dance emoticon

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1/17/17 11:45 P

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Set a realistic goal: 1/2 to 1 lb per week. 8-)

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1/13/17 8:04 A

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Sorry about the disappointing results, Cat. Keep yourself busy with some distracting, pleasant activity to help keep the emotional eating at bay. I'll walk with you on the treadmill Saturday!
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1/12/17 10:11 P

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Today was a tough day ... mamm came back with abnormal calcification at the original breast cancer site. I was suppose to celebrate my 5 year anniversary. Bummer.

Realistic goal. NO emotional eating. That's not gonna help.
Celebrate next week after getting results from Monday's biopsy.
Walk tomorrow for 40 minutes on treadmill and Saturday.

Accept that 1/2 pound loss per week is ... OK. This one is gonna take some work.

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1/9/17 8:15 P

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Good for you, DI_NAMIC. I also thought the first two weeks of the workbook were very beneficial. Wishing you the best!

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1/9/17 5:37 P

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I'm will be working on the first 5lbs of an advised weight loss of 15. I've found this preparation time very useful for clarifying my thoughts.

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12/21/16 11:34 P

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POSITIVEHOPE I like how you put your goal. It make perfect sense.

Today I set a goal to lose 5 pounds. I will use the tools I have learned from Beck and the ones I will learn to achieve this goal.








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12/21/16 12:16 P

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Your approach makes perfect sense to me, POSITIVEHOPE.

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12/21/16 4:14 A

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That's a very smart approach and a good realistic goal!
Either your weight will plateau naturally, as you described, or you may need to add back some calories if you want to stop earlier - time will tell.
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12/21/16 1:24 A

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Day 10 Pick a reasonable goal

I let height weight charts be my goal for a long time but it always seemed unlikely that I'd be able to maintain those numbers. I'm 70 and have exercise limitations due to asthma. As a result, my calorie range for losing 1.5-2 lbs. a week is 1150-1350. It is really hard to meet my macros with those numbers. Not much room for non-nutritious foods or beverages.

My current nutrition plan is satisfying and I am happy with the variety of my choices. I have learned to make trades to allow for eating out, special occasions and the occasional splurge. I'm pretty comfortable within those numbers. My goal is to lose weight with this calorie range. Whatever the weight number I will be happy there. I've lost 42 lbs. and the calorie range has not changed and the weekly losses are still the same. I still have about 50 lbs. to lose.

Listening to people who successfully maintain their weight loss, I decided to let my body and that calorie range make the goal decision for me. As I lose more weight, I expect my losses to get smaller and smaller and eventually the losses will disappear completely. The exact numbers are impossible to know accurately at this time. It might be possible to get in more fitness as I get thinner which might offset some more calories. Yet Another unknown.

So that's how I chose a goal weight. Sorta backwards goal planning but it makes sense to me.

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11/20/16 7:29 A

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My current goal is to lose 5 pounds. I set up a weight loss graph in the spreadsheet I am using to keep track of my progress through the Beck workbook. My reward once I meet this first goal will be to buy myself a new workout top.

I read my list of reasons to lose weight (and other Response Cards as needed).
I scheduled exercise and dieting activities on My Daily Schedule.
I ate everything slowly and mindfully while sitting down.
I exercised for 30 minutes
I decided on the following plan to reward myself when I lose 5 pounds: new workout top
I gave myself credit for these things and for:
Skipping my planned snack today. I ate out for lunch and the snack felt unnecessary.

Edited by: WALKMAMA at: 11/20/2016 (21:15)
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10/14/16 4:58 P

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My current goal is to lose 5 pounds to get back to the maintenance goal of 170 I reached in February. I maintained that weight pretty well for a few months then started thinking "if 170 is so easy to maintain, then maybe I should cut my calories a little and get to 165". That thinking didn't work. I started a small binge cycle which put me up 10 pounds from my goal. By working very hard at managing my cravings but slipping every few days, I did lose 5 pounds. Now at 5 pounds above goal, I have decided that I was pushing too far by trying to reach 165 and had probably put myself into perceived "deprivation" which triggered binges. I am now giving myself 200 calories a day more and waiting patiently for my body to realize I won't be depriving it. I am so glad I found this Beck reboot when I needed it and am happy to be part of the group now.

Later, I will reevaluate my maintenance goal more realistically.

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10/11/16 11:16 P

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First goal, like many others, is five pounds!

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10/11/16 9:45 P

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My first weight loss goal is 5 lbs. My non-food reward for kicking this off and getting to that goal is a reflexology session. emoticon

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10/11/16 8:18 A

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When I started on SP I only wanted to gain an awareness of what I was eating. As I tracked ALL my food, I realized I was making portion size mistakes galore, and was eating WAAAYY to many calories of non-nutritive foods, and "snitching" gobs of calories.

When I cleaned up my eating act, I dropped 8 lbs in about two months and discovered I felt so much better, had more energy, and fit into a smaller size clothes. Many good things came out of a simple goal of identifying what I was putting into my body.

I've settled into a comfortable 4-lb range, but can honestly say when I'm at the lower end I have more of a bounce in my step. Staying at this maintenance range is realistic for me and leaves me a little leeway for dessert or small indulgences. If ever I get hard-core about sugar and treats, I can tighten up my consumption and wipe out a couple more pounds. That's not on my radar at the moment, however.

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10/11/16 7:49 A

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My goal is set to lose the 15 lbs of regain from summer fun, injury, and back to school/work stress, back to 170 which is actually 5 pounds below original goal.

Mini goal of -6 to see a middle number of 7!

Realistic because I have been there or close for almost 5 years...5'7"...size 12 fits perfectly... Approaching 53 yrs old... !!! Can't wait to feel that good once again! Let's do this!

A decision made about how much to weigh is a decision made on how to live. (KANOE) I have decided.


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10/11/16 3:29 A

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my goal is to keep on keeping on maintaining - 105 plus or minus 3. i've been here since 2012, with one blip in 2014. i inched dangerously up to the very top of that range this summer, and i am now back within it, but would like to get back to the lower end of it so that i feel more of a comfort level. i have been lower, and liked being at 102 plus or minus 3, but at this point it seems enough of a struggle to put 105 at the center, so i am calling that realistic, rather than the lower number. as long as my new (past 4 years) clothes still fit;-)

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Set a realistic goal - I'm approaching goal weight. This morning I was 7 pounds away. So there's the goal. I finally got my period, so the Hoover Dam effect is waning.



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Day 10 - Set a Realistic Goal

My weight goal (122 and I am 5'4") is the weight I reached in 2011 and maintained for 6 months and I felt optimal at that goal. It is realistic because I have been there, it is a good goal because I felt optimal at that weight. I am 10 pounds from weight goal. Last year I was 20 pounds from weight goal and I was 20 pounds over for 2012-2014.

I want to lose the weight slowly and achieve maintenance status with an arsenal of improved habits to help me stay there. I want to be fit and strong, I don't want to be skinny.


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My goal is to "truly" identify a goal range for myself. I know this is not going to happen quickly. Realistically, it could be another 1 - 2 years in the making. That's fine. It's not a race and I'm in this for the long haul.

Even after 2+ years of maintenance I don't feel that I've accomplished this. My sense is I have identified a likely 10 lb range where my body will be happy to hang out. But, the range continues to shift and what's complicated my ability to narrow it down is an injury that became apparent 9 months into my first year of maintenance and systemic inflammation present in the body.

At this point, the body appears to be happy to hang out between 118 - 128 pounds. I would like to narrow this range to +/- 3% of X. Why +/- 3%? See www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu
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Great realistic goals!

As dr. Beck says, the slower the better, and be happy with the smaller steps achieved along the way!
My goal is to maintain my goal weight of 130+-2 pounds with as little effort and struggling as possible.
For 14 months I was in the lower range, in the past 2 months I'm mostly in the upper range.
It would be nice to stay mostly in the lower range, but I'm happy with where I am.

Kriszta

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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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I don't have a weight goal. I'm training in kung fu, and I'd like to become proficient. That will require quite a bit of training over time, and once I get beyond these early, beginning forms, I'll have a better idea of what proficiency means. This is a very long term goal, but I find that I'm far more motivated to work on this than I ever was to chase a number on the scale. I'm only using the mirror to asses my progress--and just as much, or more, to assess my ability to move skillfully, as to look at my waistline. So far, it's been incredibly liberating. I might start tracking my weight later, but I don't think that's going to help me at this stage.

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Set a realistic goal: this seems to be a number that is a wish but it is realistic. Getting there is a reason I joined the group.

Every day I am on the verge of making slight changes that would make all the difference in my life.

Don't make todays choices be tomorrows regret

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My weight goal has been the same for soooo long it can get discouraging as I lose and regain the same 10# over and over. Sometimes it makes me wonder when Beck says "In reality we don't know yet whether your goal is reasonable for you". I wonder just exactly what am I suppose to weigh. I have attempted to figure that out in the past only to end up frustrated because there are several weight ranges/determinations to choose from and they all have different results!

For now, I will continue on the same path that causes the least amount of stress when I step on the scale - 1 pound at a time.

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9/13/16 7:53 A

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My short term goal is to go back to my lowest weight in recent history, which is 5 lb less than my present weight.
In August I had trouble staying on track, and this is when i rejoined Beck.
And so far,in the lat week, i did lose 3 lb, mostly water i presume, but still, better than gaining.
So far, at Day 9, i "gained" more structure in my day, which is good.

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8/13/16 10:00 A

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My short term goal is 5# by September 1st. I know that setting a date might backfire on me, but, hopefully this will light a fire under my butt, and get me motivated. I know I can do this, so in that sense... I am setting a managable, realistic goal for myself.

"Think you can, or think you can't... either way, you're right." - Mark Twain
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3/24/16 11:25 A

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Thanks Jeanne for the positive reinforcement. You who have been through this book successfully are a real inspiration.

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Beck's advice here mirrors a Spark article I remember reading early in my journey about the importance of short term goals. Adjusting my mindset to include short term goals was really helpful.

Best wishes in achieving your goals.

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3/24/16 9:15 A

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My short term goal is 5 lbs. Long term is 25lbs.
Also to follow all of the Beck aims for each day.


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Thank you Ani

I really need to put my to do list on my goal list too because honestly there are days were I don't even think about what was on yesterday's list.. Like giving credit or reading my ARC.

Thanks for the reminder...I may even need to revisit some, if not all of those past days

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4/22/15 10:00 A

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Setting realistic goals. I've decided to set goals about the day to day process, rather than about what the scale says on a certain date. I want to inch forward, day by day, to the point where the Beck skills are ingrained in my psyche and become part of "who I am", not something I do for awhile and tend to forget. So for right now on Day 10 of Beck, my goals include reading my ARC cards every day, eat sitting down, remembering to give myself credit and attending to the ever growing list of Beck tasks du jour.

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4/22/15 9:56 A

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Rose... Kudos for setting realistic goals such as staying "on plan" and for setting up non-food rewards for when you meet those goals.

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4/22/15 7:29 A

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Set a realistic weight loss goal

I have broken down my weightless goal before but never really stuck to being happy with the small victories!

This time around needs to be different... I have 80 pounds I want to loss😩
I looking to loss 2-3 pounds of fat a week...I know there will be stalls and bumps in the road..I some how need to learn to accept these...when I hit a stall I usually give up and say ..what the ......!

This time I am going to reward myself for not falling off when I hit a stall... When I make it through 2 weeks of the scale not budging I will reward myself with something pretty..a new scarf, new nail polish, new jewelry....

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2/4/14 6:51 P

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As per BMI charts, I have to get down to 135 lb. to be in the normal range. That means I have to lose 66 lb. I will take the 5 lb mark as a way to check I am headed in the right direction, and every 10 lb. I will celebrate. No idea on how to celebrate yet. So far it has always been food and that needs to change. I hate shopping so that would not be it... I have 10 lb to make a decision...

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Ultimate goal = 130 lbs (I have ALWAYS wanted to weigh 120... but that is no longer my main concern although I would be happy to maintain that weight effortlessly.

Happy Goal= 140

Satisfied= 150.

There you have it, a 20 pound window of satisfaction. I looked good at 150, felt good... but was very stressed during medical school at that time, didn't enjoy it, wanted to be 120. at 130, I wasn't happy even though i LOOKEd VERY THIN! I still wanted to be 120. Gaining weight more than anything, taught me to be satisfied with my body as it is now... because one day this may be exactly what I wish I looked like.

I have about 50 pounds to lose to get to my Ultimate goal. since BDS insists that we start small, My first goal will be to weigh 183. [ I can't believe how much I weigh now! But... I'm going to own it, love it, and FIX it. I'm heading in the right direction, down (in reference to the scale.)]

I will set 5 pound goals and focus ONLY on those. The big picture will come into focus as I reach my smalle goals!

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1/9/14 10:23 A

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geez, I can repost the same thing I wrote on this thread 2 years ago since I still want to lose 60-70 pounds in a NY minute! But I've starting the program again from the beginning. I have response cards that remind me to be happy with each and every pound lost. And I have set a 5 pound goal. When I get to 215, my reward is a nice pedicure at Bliss.

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Well, I think it is pretty obvious from my screen name what my ultimate goal is. However, I agree smaller goals are great - achieving them gives us a sense of accomplishment and empowers us to strive for our next goal. WW also rewards us with each 5 lb loss. As it happens, I am down 20lbs at WW this week - so 5 lbs is my goal. I would love to have achieved 25 lb weight loss before Christmas. So - only 11 more 5 lb goals to go!

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I stalled long as I could with this chapter. I am not fun of setting weight loss goals. But my dr gave me a challenge in the past. that was to lose 10 pounds by my next visit with him.............So I WILL ATTEMPT to lose those pounds except I am taking it by week. I am guessing that will be a 1 pound or a half pound by September. It is in place and official. emoticon I posted that I hate to set a goal out there then don't meet it. But I am being more positive and pray my way thur.

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This is a tough one, since my mind is telling me I want to lose all 60 pounds in a day and be done with it! :o) So, I made a few response cards and will read them daily to break the cycle of sabotaging thoughts.

Realistically, I've set my goal to losing 5 pounds. I reset my weight loss tracker to reflect my new goal. And when I get there, I'm going to make an appt for a Bobby Brown makeover.

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12/31/11 8:47 P

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My goal is to lose 5 lbs per month. I'd be thrilled for more, but I want to stay realistic. Plus that gives me the opportunity to set a new goal of 5 lbs every month (regardless of what I lost the previous month). I'm kinda into fresh starts. emoticon

I think I'll buy myself an article of clothing for every 5 lbs loss. It will make me feel good and it will help keep me clothed as I go for the ultimate goal....which is 80 lbs by Apr 2013...seems a long time away, but that's at 5 lbs per month. I'd be super excited if I reach full goal by Dec 2012, but that's bonus! Right now, it is one month at a time. emoticon

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12/16/11 8:09 A

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Day 10

Set A Realistic Goal

I am currently 252 pounds, my goal is to be 250 in 9 days. That will be Christ-mas Day, I have really backed off the sweets and whites so I am pretty sure I can do this! Then my goal is to lose consistently not yo-yo 10 pounds.

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11/10/11 7:08 P

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My goal is to lose pounds before Christmas, well it's to lose five pounds when I get there I will buy a gymboss interval timer. I would like to lose between fifty and sixty pounds total, right now that seems too big and impossible so I'll stick with the five pounds. emoticon

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I've started setting small goals. First one was to get down to 205 (from 207/8). I hit 206 this morning! So by next week I'd like to see 204... might be a challenge because my period is due BUT before that little bloating jump we get a week of higher metabolism, so if I can flex that resistance muscle all week through the PMS..... :D



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8/5/11 11:14 A

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I've already got a goal set, but for now I will concentrate on my Day 10 goal to lose 5 lbs, so 162 is my goal. When I reach it, I will either buy myself a new pair of pants, or a sale-price purse from Susan Nichole Handbags.

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I go to Weight Watchers so I weigh in and set my goals there and keep track of them on my Weight Watchers card. I am starting at 175 and my eventual goal is 137 but Weight Watchers agrees with Beck that we should set smaller goals. The initial goal is to lose 5%. That will be nine pounds for me. So, that is my goal right now and I will set a new goal when that one is reached! YAY!

Be blessed,
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Two pounds a month: I should be able to do this. When I exercise, I am hungry, but my clothes fit better, and I feel better and get more done in my life as a whole. Still, I gained a few pounds of weight at first---started over-eating on some things that I don't often over-eat on. I seem to have settled-down now, so I might get a pound a week. But I'm not holding out for the weight as much as for the productivity of my life.

As Beck mentions, losing weight slowly means it's off for good. Under a year ago I was almost down to my target weight by eating mostly raw foods and being in the garden a lot.

Then the seasons changed: my garden froze; I cannot eat lettuce when the weather is cold without being cold myslef; I almost quit exercising because of my hips, back, and neck; the bananas at the store started giving me indigestion as they do every winter--and I got the pounds all back to where I am now, within four months or so.

So, I ordered Fitness Magazine, found a SparkPeople advertisement, and here I am!.

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3/23/11 11:48 A

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I am approaching this Beck Solution with blind faith (a really new thing for me, the control-freak). Because I have always done it my own way, and failed, I have vowed to change my behaviour and my results by following the lead of people that are more successful than I am.

In that spirit, I will set my goal for five pounds and get ready for a celebration when I hit that mark of 185 pounds. (I want balloons!)

Your life is not a dress rehearsal, it is the real thing. Do what makes you happy. Do it now.


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1/16/11 5:28 P

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I thought I was just going speed through this goal and not take a whole day on it, but it was good to sit with it awhile. On the surface, it's easy to agree with a small goal, but it helps to admit that I do yearn to be back to my goal size.

It also helps for me to remember that the times I have set large weight loss goals, I did achieve them but I also got obsessed and cranky for months at a time. And I also started hovering WAY too close to the bottom edge of my calorie range -- bordering on eating-disordered thinking. No wonder I fell apart when it came to maintenance.

So, this time, in the interest of sanity, I am committing to reaching 145. I even "officially" set it as my SparkPeople goal. When I get there, I can choose to set another goal, but right now, getting there and staying there will be an accomplishment and an improvement. In this way, I'm hoping quick gratification will be a good thing! :)


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The goal I'm working on right now is to get under 200, then I think I'll shoot for 185 (which is the top end of the "overweight" BMI range for me) and then baby steps from there, since I have no idea what a good weight is for me.

"It's a choice. Make a different choice." -Jillian Michaels


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I go for MINI goals. I am looking to lose between 3 and 5 pounds a month. I can usually hit that, although my weight release program has slowed in the past few months. I am not plateauing, just eating too much.

Anyway, I find that anything beyond a month makes me twitchy, so I don't look all that far ahead.

Be Well.


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