oh... whoops. I've been a little mia with the whole back to school chaos so I've missed out on that stuff. I will have to take a look. If you're happy with it, then it's all good. Just caught me by surprise is all!
I don't have a membership and haven't for years. I do stuff with my family to try and stay active.
Who? Me (and maybe it's time to start including my husband and daughter on some things too at a level they are comfortable with)
What? Losing my first big chunk of weight, 60lbs by breaking it up into smaller chunks. I need to keep my eating in check (especially under our living circumstances) and work out regularly. This also means trying new exercises, so my body doesn't get used to what I've been doing.
When? 60lbs gone by April 2015
Where? At home, around others, dining out, and at the gym
Why? To set a good example for my daughter and husband, to maintain the good health I already have and eventually have more children
How much? Losing 4-5lbs a month would be great, but I need to keep in mind this does not equal 1lb a week, because there are bad weeks and good weeks.
How many? I am comfortable with eating anywhere from 2000 to 2500 calories, because if I eat that (or less, less is always good) I am still seeing results
How much? I'm aiming for gym visits 6 times a week, and going to try to incorporate more exercise at home too using Fitbit and buying a set of dumbbells
What are the tools that are going to help make this happen?
1. Sparkpeople tools- 2. My gym support system and making time to go to the gym 3. My SmartPhone I have books and TV shows that are also motivating. 4. My husband's support and love 5. My scale, because it's not really the enemy anymore 6. Will-Power and Self Confidence
Am I willing and able to word towards my goals?
I am going to keep myself motivated because I know I can do this. When obstacles get in the way such as illness or stress and I admit I have a bad day, I will get right back up and make the results that I want to see happen!
Timely next magic number, 338lbs by October 29th.
Edited by: MPETERSON2311 at: 9/1/2013 (12:07)
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