HI, Goals are always a challenge. I've had success by setting a long term goal of total weight loss, but then setting a realistic monthly goal, stepping on the scale weekly. The fitness and food trackers have been extremely helpful in keeping me to my goal. Currently I am in maintenance and hope to stay here for life.
Best wishes on your weight loss journey! Carol from beautiful NW NJ
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current weight: 1.5 over
Fitness Minutes: (787) Posts: 4,253 9/28/12 5:10 P
truly that is a very PersonaliZED question/answer - finding out what works best for each of us is part of the mystery, isn't it.
I have a VERY clear picture of what I wanted - I had 6 months to hit Sassy & Sexy by Sixty. So I had a number in mind that would get me to that point - I had/have a fun Vision Board (see my page) that carried me to that goal.
However, there was not a super Set number - I have not reached that range of numbers yet - but I did reach my S&SbyS goal. Of course - in order to reach that Goal by May - I had to set other goals on the journey, in order to hit it safely.
A LOT of people set up Rewards for themselves to enjoy as they hit LOTS of mini goals. It's a super idea if that works for you - just rewards at any level - maybe just new body lotion or even a motivational magnet. They don't have to cost a lot. It's not really my thing but works for many. I actually gave a friend 20.00 and she bought me 5 things and wrapped them. I never opened them til summer and they were ALL winter items. too funny.
Hope this helps. Try something and remember you can ALWAYS set and reset and reset again as you find out what works best for you. Just NEVER Give Up
Nancy Central Florida EST Black Panther BL 2016 Fall; 2017 Winter
current weight: 183.0
Fitness Minutes: (89,119) Posts: 17 9/28/12 2:22 P
I'm kind of new to formalized weight loss. I would like a little advice!
I have a few goals in mind, one for December, another for May, a third for next September (one year of weight loss).
#1. I have looked at the calculators and the third is actually coming out projecting to May. Is it better to set a more aggressive goal and miss by a little or to give yourself room (and potentially an excuse) to coast?
#2. Which goal should I focus on? Do you find it better to do this in chunks or to think big picture?
I know these are not one size fits all answers and I will have to determine what's right for me, but reaching out is what this place is all about, right?
If you think of giving up, just remember why you started!
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