AFUNARTIST, I had to start over at the beginning of this year, too. I think a Mini Cooper is an AWESOME way to reward yourself. I think those are the cutest cars ever!!!! And it sounds like you've got a good game plan set.
I had stopped tracking food because it can become soo tedious. I have finally learned that, if I don't, I will overeat. Even tracking I go over by a little most days... It's worth the time and effort it takes.
I am basically starting from scratch. I needed a big reward/goal to motivate me. Its comfy being me, chunky and all. I've always wanted a mini cooper so when I lose my 65# I am getting myself that mini cooper. I have made mini goals: 1 lose 10% of my weight, then 25 # then 20#. I am doing this by setting simple little challenges for myself. Eat more produce, less sugar and junk and move at least 10 minutes a day 4 x a week for now. I am also tracking my food and h2o and trying to stay within the calorie range. Small = big rewards without overwhelming me. Reading THE SPARK too.
I have learned that I must love myself where I am at rather than some unattainable concept placed in my head by distorted media social norms. And guess what? I kinda like who I am.
Pounds lost: 82.6
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My health goals for 2010...See today's blog for more information.
Goal 1 – Lose 22 pounds by May 15th Goal 2 – Get my body fat below 25% by May 15th
Steps: I will lose 10 pounds in Jan, 4 pounds in Feb, 4 pounds in Mar, and 4 pounds in Apr. The 2 weeks in May are a buffer to give me more time, in case I need it.
January 29 Goal Weight – 133.8 February 26 Goal Weight – 129.8 March 26 Goal Weight – 125.8 April 29 Goal Weight – 121.8
I will burn 2500 calories per week, or 10,000 calories for the 4 month period. (Cardio exercise options: Spin Mon, Wed and Thurs; 3 mile run on Tuesday; 1.5 hour walk with my spark team on Saturday, 4-5 mile run or a scheduled 5K with hubby on the weekend) These are things I already do as part of my routine daily life.
I will strength-train 2 days per week. (I plan to do this Monday and Thursday before spin using the machines/weights at the gym, but the gym is going to be a lot more crowded in January, so I may need to just use my free-weights at home. SP has some “all-over moves” that save time with ST. I will research those and see what works for me. I am likely still headed for failure here. I really need a solid plan)
I will stay within my SP recommended calorie range (under 1550) and track my food every day, even on the weekends. I will keep my sodium count below 1500mg. Exception: I will allow myself 2000 calories on Saturday/Sunday, and keep my sodium count below 2000mg. It is inevitable that I will eat more on the weekends. I might as well figure out a plan that allows for that.
I will drink a minimum of 10 cups of water every day. 5 bottles of Aquafina a day. So easy.
I will weigh daily and record my daily weights in an excel file and weekly weights on SP.
I will measure my BMI, body fat percent, upper arm, waist, hips and thigh on the first Friday of each month and record this in my excel file and on SP.
Planned eating breaks: I will plan one day per month for an eating break and just allow myself to have whatever I want. (I CAN’T BE A FOOD NUN ALL THE TIME!)
There will be small rewards along the way, but the big reward is a 7-day Caribbean cruise on May 15th. I have already booked this cruise, so I already have the reward. Now I MUST earn it. The small rewards will be new clothes/shoes/etc. related to cruising.
2010 Fitness Minute Goal – 13,000 (250 per week) 2010 Calorie Burn Goal – 130,000 (2500 per week)
56, 5' 4", Maintaining 60 pounds lost with Sparkpeople for 6 years! -Carol
"That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do. Not that the nature of the thing itself has changed but our power to do it is increased. " -Ralph Waldo Emerson
current weight: 6.6 over
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Thanks for starting the post MRSHEATHERB! I think sharing makes me more likely to keep these resolutions/goals! 1. Journal daily for stress relief 2. Eat for Health! And keep a food journal 3. Work out 5 days a week. 4. Attend worship service more regularly
Happy New Year!
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I don't know about you, but I try not to make "resolutions" because I can't seem to stick with them. For some reason, I do better with "goals" - you say potato, right? Anyway, if you would like to share your goals for the new year, please post them. Make it'll spark some inspiration in our fellow teammates!!
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