I seem to have hit a plateau, 2 pounds away from my goal. So, I'm listening to my body. Planning to maintain here for a while, keep with a good balanced program.... I'm thinking my body will let me know when it's time . . .
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What else is going on in you life? If it is a stressful time and other issues need time and emotional energy it might be better to have short term goals so the success is a bright spot. Be good to yourself.
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I thought about this for awhile, and I decided that I'd recommend you go for it. And then set up your own private goals up to that with a reward that's really motivating. Your original goal would be a good interim goal to aim at along the way. And then as many others as you'd like.
Right now, my goal of 145 is the same, but I have those mini-goals in-between. I've gained 30 pounds in 4 months for a variety reasons (or excuses maybe). So, my first goal is to get back into the 170s. Then 160s. I'm planning a big reward when I hit 152, where I was before I got off track. And so on. It makes things more fun and you feel satisfied that you've accomplished something long before you get to your final goal. Did I say fun? :D
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My vote is to go for it! When you plug in that new number, it might change your calorie ranges each day - and will get you on your way quicker. (For me, it would help to see better success to keep me going.) Congrats on your success thus far, and here's to many more!!
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current weight: 159.4
Fitness Minutes: (396) Posts: 14 12/28/12 2:25 P
I have to admit, I was so overwhelmed when I first joined that I just reset my goal for a fresh start. I think what I'm hearing everyone say is, "Do what motivates you! Do what makes you excited to keep going! Don't forget to celebrate your original goal and acknowledge your success even if you reset your goal on the screen."
I think it's amazing that you are doing so well. You are inspiring me.
Fitness Minutes: (77,739) Posts: 5,849 12/28/12 12:35 P
You've done well with the first goal so close. Why not achieve this goal and secure being under 160 before you go to 145. Since achieving a goal is something you really want, giving yourself kudos for a job well done along the way is important. If you never allow yourself to achieve a goal until you are perfect, you might not have the right stuff to get and stay there. So I vote for many victories!
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current weight: 151.0
Fitness Minutes: (10,718) Posts: 5,006 12/28/12 3:07 A
Hi. If 145 is very close to your normal weight, then the last pounds will be difficult to drop. If it's just another step and you feel it's easy, than it's ok to reset your goal. I mean it's better to have a realistic goal that you achieve&enjoy&reset. :) A happy new year!
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