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Do's and Don'ts of Goal Setting

Key Pieces to the Puzzle

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  • Sensible, encouraging articles like this are why I love Spark so much more than the "kill yourself to lose weight fast" trends. Thank you! - 5/13/2016 4:47:12 PM
  • I can do a better job of setting specific goals. I am still somewhat hung up on the specificity element. IN my mind, I eat a lot of vegetables and some fruit, but I often just eat whatever leftovers there are and forget to or fail to add something fresh. I have been on a crusade to eat the things I buy before I have to throw them out. I wish there were a way to buy a 1/4 loaf of bread, by the way. - 4/20/2016 4:26:41 PM
  • I need to start again and focus on just one thing at a time.

    what should it be? eliminating things I know are not good for me to eat? Just one food item a month? 3 a month? or for 6 months?

    or should I focus on adding 10 minutes of fitness into every day?


    Suggestions anyone? - 4/10/2016 9:10:47 PM
  • I have a goal set to walk my dog Benny a minimum of 4 times for a period of minimum 15 minutes each. - 2/7/2016 8:54:09 PM
  • I'm not good at the rewards thing either - meeting my goals is pretty satisfying. But I need to do a better job and scheduling in the time to meet my goals, and SparkPeople is helping me start to enlist support. I have a couple teams here that really really help. - 1/5/2016 11:28:32 PM
  • Good points, thanks. - 1/5/2016 7:45:35 AM
  • I'm in! - 1/4/2016 11:57:09 PM
  • I think this challenge is just what I need. - 1/4/2016 7:51:03 PM
  • looking forward to a improved me this year! - 1/4/2016 10:30:52 AM
  • I am trying this new challenge to help myself get back on track. - 1/4/2016 10:24:28 AM
  • I am trying this new challenge to help myself get back on track. - 1/4/2016 10:24:27 AM
  • I enjoyed the article -very timely and informative. And I especially appreciate the permission to be kind to myself and not expect perfection. This too often has been my nemesis. If I stumble in my quest I'm in good company - about 100% of humanity. - 1/2/2016 2:56:14 PM
  • My favorite Zig Ziegler quote "when people tell me motivation never lasts, I tell them bathing doesn't either, that's why I recommend it daily". I need to make this my mantra. - 12/28/2015 8:24:36 AM
  • Overall, a good article. But I don't believe in rewarding myself for something I should be doing. That's like rewarding myself for cleaning the house or doing the laundry. - 12/18/2015 8:28:51 AM
  • HPY2BE
    More and more I am embracing the concept of persistence over perfection. This is a kinder and more realistic attitude for me to embrace because I want this behavioral/attitudinal change to effectively carry me through the rest of my life. - 11/7/2015 7:57:11 AM

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