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Break Up Weight Loss Goals


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When I started to lose weight, I had 100+ lbs. to lose, which seemed a little overwhelming! I broke my weight loss into 5% increment goals, which ended up being right around 15 lbs. each. This created smaller goals that became achievable, but not "easy". So far, I've lost over 25%!

- Submitted by NASCAR_CHICK 3/26/2010 in Weight Loss | 4 Comments
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MAMABUGAZ 12/16/2010 11:50:00 PM

    I break up my goals according to upcoming events.

Sept - Christmas: Lose 20 lbs. (Today is Dec. 16; I've lost 18 so far.)
Christmas to mid-Feb, when I go visit my son: Lose 10 more lbs.
Mid-Feb - May 22 (my daughter's wedding): Lose 20 more lbs.
Bonus: May 22 - July 9 (my 30 year reunion): Maybe set additional goal.
SUNIL410 4/13/2010 9:58:00 AM

    This is the best way to reach to the target.
GROOVYGRAN3 3/26/2010 6:56:00 PM

    wow, 5% is easier to deal with than "how many pounds"
MARYJOANNA 3/26/2010 5:39:00 AM

    Good idea!

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