I really enjoyed the three articles from this Best of SparkPeople Daily. Very straightforward and motivational. Thanks for reminding us to set goals and to concentrate on each step toward that goal so as not to get overwhelmed. These are keepers. Thank you!
I read this article in November 2010, and I followed the tips to the T. Six months later, I have met each of the goals I have set, and I feel confident that I am going to meet the rest of my goals. I realized, after reading this article, that the Key thing missing from my previous weightloss attempts was a solid layout of goals. Lately, I have been feeling overwhelmed and discouraged with my progress and efforts. I'm glad to have found this article by chance again today. Seeing that this helped me form my "blueprints", and stick to them, is encouraging to me. It's also inspired me to reevaluate my plans today and refresh my approach by adding some new goals which I couldn't have foreseen a few months back (i.e. I'm now feeling energetic and fit enough to take up a Zumba class, which was NOT on my original blueprints!) Thanks again, Mike, for a really important and relevant article!
I would like some advice about what to do when people make unwanted coments about my progress (eg. "oh, you have a long way to go"), or about my slippings ("this way you'll never reach your goal") etc. It really hurts my feelings, and I feel like what's the point?, it makes no difference anyhow.... I know it does make a difference, and I know I want to do this because I want to be healthier, but it's true, I have a very fragile will power, and my self esteem goes down bellow when people make those kinds of comments.
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