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9/14/13 5:41 P

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Get into aerobics.

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9/14/13 12:38 P

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Trying at least 2 new activities a year. This year it is swimming and slacklining. Next year it will include snowshoeing.
Birgit

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9/14/13 10:21 A

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Today my goal is to stay On Plan despite the stress and agitation.

Nell
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9/13/13 10:34 P

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Keep walking.

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9/13/13 10:03 P

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one my first maintenance goals was pull ups and chin ups. Chin ups are a lot easier than pull ups. I could one chin up when I started, and I could hold the bar and grunt in pull up position while my feet stayed on the floor, firmly.

What I did was continued on chin-ups, there is some cross over on muscle usage. And I brought a sturdy step stool to the bar. Got in the up position, the top of the pull up, and held my weight, then let myself down as slowly as I could. It still took over a month before I could do a pull up with good form. And I am not cranking out 100's a day. But I am happy to have gone from a 0 - 6 in my max set...

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9/12/13 6:40 P

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My goal is to get to that golden number and stay there. Exercise and continue to eat the right food.

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9/11/13 3:38 P

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I had a goal of doing a pullup, but progress on that has been so slow I don't know that it makes for a really good goal from where I am. I guess part of the problem was I was chasing my weight further down, which was part of the equation, but I probably haven't been able to gain muscle like I did when I was really just moving sideways with my weight. Though I'm now strong all over and not just on the pull up muscles. I think goals have to balance between something inspiring and something measurable.

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9/11/13 2:36 P

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My goals include continuing to log in to Sparkpeople every day, keeping up my daily yoga and Jazzercise 3 days a week, and keeping my weight within 5 lbs of my original goal.

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Hi--Yeah, I was lost for awhile. I gained and lost, gained and lost. I felt I had nothing left to do, then I set some new goals and got back on track. I started walking more laps in the pool, but my membership ends this month and I don't have the $$$$ to renew right now. My goal now starting October is to do the videos by Coach Nicole that I purchased months ago. I have bought some weights and I will ST at home. I need to buy some resistance bands. I also bought kettlebells and the DVD to go with them.

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9/10/13 9:46 P

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My goal is not weight maintenance any more but weight gain. I need more muscle mass and in order to gain muscle I also need to gain weight. My body fat will probably drop a little more in the process. Overall my goal is overall fitness and well-being, physical, emotional, spiritual.
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9/10/13 3:33 P

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I watched the calories and exercised more. I can not do all that now that I am a care giver for my Mom. I still write down what I eat. I pick the lower calorie options and select healthier food. I walk my dog and my daughter's dog 6 to 7 times a day. I drink about 8 glasses of water. I use the groups here to help me stay on track. It helps to know I am not the only one doing this and we can fail then go back. I will not give up trying to lose weight. I tend to be an emotional eatter and stop my self by doing other things. I stop to read, clip coupons, give Mom water, and take Mom to the bathroom. I do many more things to keep myself busy. Linda from bean town

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9/10/13 10:19 A

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What has worked for me is setting goals that motivate me. Watching a scale, counting calories, "eating mindfully", exercising x days a week or x minutes per day are byproducts of real, motivating goals. To me, setting those AS your goals will probably limit your success because quite honestly, those are boring goals and can probably be more accurately described as behaviors. I understand they're well intentioned, but it's been far easier for me to set performance goals.

The trick to performance goals is that they have to be meaningful to YOU. They have to be very rewarding. My goals aren't your goals. Your goals may change over time.

For example, generally speaking, I want to increase athletic performance. There are two ways to do this. Increase muscle to weight ratio, increase aerobic capacity. Therefore, I need an effective and efficient weight training program and some HIIT. I have to eat somewhat decent to fuel and recover from these activities. In other words, these things "just happen". It's not because it got easier to maintain, calorie counting still sucks, probably even more than it did when I started ... but I don't care because when I need to control weight, I do it to hit my goals.

I postulate that long term successful maintainers are not those that stick to a rigid regimen of calorie counting, exercise minutes and weighing, but those who have developed personal goals that are so important to them that failure isn't an option. The habits you see of successful maintainers are byproducts of meaningful goals. Setting those habits as goals is not the same.

This requires serious soul searching. Goals that are motivating today may not be tomorrow. It's important to constantly refine these goals. When folks state they are running out of willpower, I would purport that they're goal set is no longer sufficiently motivating.

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9/10/13 10:04 A

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Although maintenance for me certainly means stay at our below my goal weight, Mt GOALS have now become getting comfortable worth MAINTAINING and nor feeling the need to see a lower number on the scale each day. In addition, I am striving to spend more time staying prepared for the unexpected (and expected) things that previously threw me off track. I also am wanting to change my focus to losing some body fatty and gaining muscle. Guess it's time to get some baseline measurements recorded and come up with a schedule to do follow ups in order to monitor my progress.
Thanks for this post. Great reminder to re evaluatewhere I am at and where I want to be.


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9/10/13 9:41 A

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Back when I got to goal, "maintenance" was a specific part of the WW plan, and staying within 2 pounds of that weight was what they determined to be "maintaining". I guess I've never shaken that attitude. I have come up with other goals, of course, but I don't think of them as part of Maintenance. Maintenance is a weight, the other goals are just that: other goals.

Nell
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9/10/13 9:04 A

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my goal is to stay within my goal weight, continue to exercise at a moderate rate and also swithch bf for muscle.

MOVING AND MAINTAINING. Yesterday is gone, let it go, tomorrow hasn't happened, don't long for it. Today is the present .........enjoy it


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9/10/13 8:14 A

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I've been thinking a lot about this, because I'm past my original goal and moving towards a complete "pie in the sky" goal. Now that the weight is off, my long-term goal would be to move towards mindful eating so I don't have to track and measure everything, but I'm not sure that's ever going to happen. I would also like to work out for less time (moderate to high intensity), like an hour or 90 min. a day instead of 2 hours a day. I would like to spend more time cooking instead of working out!

I was 219 in August 2011. I am now 145-135 lbs and seeing if I can go any farther without feeling deprived. As of March, I went from 37% to 19% body fat, dropped from a size 18/20 to a 6/8, lost 38.25 inches all over, and love getting fired up for exercise goals!


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BEHKHEKKHUN Posts: 253
9/10/13 3:26 A

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Hey all

I know a lot of people are like me and did not know what to do once I reached my goal. And I lost ground & momentum. For me setting new goals has helped me to keep moving.

I was just curious what some other people have done to keep moving forward.

My big goals were:
1) get my BF down, while keeping near the same weight (trade fat for muscle)
2) shave time off my rides and runs

most recently, harder to track, but use my extra time to help my wife out with things.

Tim

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