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FITCHALLENGER SparkPoints: (0)
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12/1/11 5:05 P

Good for you! It is great to start early and not wait until January 1st. Your chances of success will increase. Don't get too worried about the details (calorie ranges, water, macro-nutrient distribution); just start slowly and intuitively and adjust as needed. By Jan 1 you will sure know your body much better than today. Posting my weight, exercise, and calories daily has been my main secret of success, so if you feel like doing it, go ahead and give it a try!

This year, for the first time in my life, I started six months before Jan 1... and 2012 will be the first year in my life when my resolution will not be to lose 60 to 80 lbs, but to gain a 14% body fat percentage.

Starting with an advantage makes a world of difference. emoticon

Edited by: FITCHALLENGER at: 12/1/2011 (17:07)
LAETU5 Posts: 1,405
12/1/11 4:47 P

I think you should rethink your calorie goals and plan to just stick within your spark ranges most of the time; allowing for special events and such that come up every now and then. Plus, it's not like eating 1500 cals is pigging out or anything; it would still be within weight loss range for most women. Eating very low amounts for a long time can also make your metabolism slow down.

I don't like having to post updates daily...if I'm losing weight (or at least not gaining) that means I"m still on the improve my health goals that I started this past year. I'm trying to lose slowly to keep it off and develop healthy habits instead worrying about a fast track plan.

MELBEASON SparkPoints: (0)
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12/1/11 10:57 A

I have already made that resolution except I started in about a month early.

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
12/1/11 10:12 A

Good luck. You may be better off at not thinking of this as a resolution. Most NY resolutions only last until the 15th of January when people tend not to see results.

I support your goals but not if they are tied to a "resolution". Get healthy because its important to you and the others in your life.

1MONKEYJEN SparkPoints: (2,609)
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12/1/11 9:04 A

I know one of my New Year's Resolutions is going to be get in and stay in shape, along with more than half the rest of the world. :) So I figure why not give a go at a head start? At least I'll have a firm foundation and the confidence to reasonably expect to accomplish my goal.

Here goes:
1) I commit to exercising 30 minutes at least 4 days a week
2) My calorie goal is 1200 - 1550 a day. I commit to staying around 1200 and only going up to1550 a day or two a week.
3) Post about my progress daily.

I think these are manageable goals! I'll post later tonight to share how I've done. :)

Would anyone like to join me????

Edited by: 1MONKEYJEN at: 12/1/2011 (09:05)
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