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Great long-term goal and it sounds like you know what it will take to get there. Take those baby steps and don't let slip ups de-rail you. You're definitely not alone on this journey!
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Yes, Emma, it is important to have short term goals so you can see your progress along the journey and I also thinks it keeps you from getting discouraged.
My short term goal is to get down into the 160's. I am currently maintaining at 175.
Do have a awesome day and yes, we should enjoy the journey.
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I am glad to see you have a long term goal - but also that is a long way off - so its going to be necessary to set short term goals!! We usually say that to take baby steps they eventually all add up to the big picture!!
Remember you are setting up new healthy habits that will last the rest of your life - so what's the rush - this isn't a crash diet, the idea is to lose slowly as its better for the body and there is far more chance it will stay off - and when you have got to your goal you will still continue to eat and exercise in the same way.
Enjoy the journey - enjoy what you are doing, the changes you are making andf your new body!!
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My long term goal is to reach my goal weight of 165 lbs. That means I need to lose almost 120 lbs.
I have struggled with being overweight since my childhood and that has been a long struggle of almost 50 years.
So my goal is going to be a long one, however I know it is doable, if I could lose 60 lbs each year, then I could realistically reach it by summer of 2013.
I want to reach this goal and learn how to maintain, because I feel maintainance is harder than losing. I have lost many pounds over those 50 years and put them all back on and many more along the way.
I need to learn to stick to eating healthy, drinking my water and moving my body daily.
In order to do this I know I have to make small goals and not to look at the big picture. Because when I look at the overall picture I get overwhelmed.
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