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7/17/13 8:00 P

great idea, there is just something about writing it out that helps me, too. Congrats and keep up the good work of supporting yourself along the way.

LAUROBNAT Posts: 217
7/17/13 10:04 A

Me too!

I wrote out my action plan with mini goals and rewards. I give myself a happy face on my calender everyday I follow my plan - it only been a week and 1/2 since I re-started my healthy life plan but it is fun to see all the happy faces!

Keep up the good work you are doing great!

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7/17/13 2:20 A

I looooove lists and the more detailed the more opportunities to celebrate a success even if the prize is just a check mark. I am so proud of you!

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7/16/13 10:38 A

emoticon Lots of great goals! Good luck!

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7/13/13 3:49 P

Oh, I wasn't criticizing having so many goals. You should have a lot more fun with so many goals to meet and never feel like you aren't making progress.

I wish you all the luck...though since you have such a great plan, you don't really luck!

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7/13/13 4:40 A


KJACOBS1111 Posts: 592
7/11/13 12:15 A

I know what you mean, but I knew that with such a long journey I needed lots and lots of motivation and reasons to celebrate all the small successes that add up to meeting my bigger goals, hence all those milestones!

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7/10/13 6:29 P

I don't have as many mini-goals as you have but the ones I have are important. Since they say that losing just 10% of your body weight brings improvement in your health, those 10%s are my mini goals. I've almost reached my 3rd 10%. After reaching my 2nd one, my doctor told me I was no longer diabetic and took me off the medication. So I know that it really works and helps motivate me.

Good luck with your weight loss goals -- all of them!


WENDIBUGG Posts: 674
7/10/13 1:00 A

It's great to write out your goals; it makes them easier to visualize. I've been trying that but I do mine as a goal for what I want to accomplish in a month. Started out having 3 months worth at a time, but now I just go month by month. Keep up the good work!

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7/9/13 10:53 P

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KJACOBS1111 Posts: 592
7/9/13 8:04 P

For some reason it really helps me to have little goals to look forward to so I created my whole weight loss plan with lots of rewards and celebrations built-in and wrote it all down since I seem to do better whenever something is visual. It goes in four phases from beginning to goal and a bonus phase in case once I get there I decide to keep going. My goal weight right now is technically still pretty far in the overweight BMI, so going further would still be realistic health-wise...

My weight loss path (with goals, celebrations & prizes)

Phase One
292- Highest weight 2012, I’m 5’10”, Size 3X and 22W/24W (Start)
290- PRIZE - Jump rope, Workout DVDs (DONE)
285- Old highest weight 2003 when I lost 76 pounds which I regained over about 9 years (DONE)
282- 10 pounds down trophy (DONE)
280- PRIZE - Juicer! (DONE)
277- 15 pounds down trophy (DONE)
272- 20 pounds down trophy (DONE)
270- PRIZE - New workout clothes, size 2X and 20W (DONE)
267- 25 pounds down and 25% goal (DONE)
265- Halfway out of 260-ville (Really soon! Hopefully this week!)
263- 29 pounds down is 10% body weight reduction goal and also weight range tracked on Fitday in MN in 2011 (low end of range) and in 2008 (at high end of range)
262- 30 pounds down trophy
260- $50 PRIZE (anything I want!) Already have the check sitting there waiting to be cashed from a favor I did my Uncle. Me $$$, no guilt, very motivating!

Phase Two
259- Goodbye 260-ville team, Hello 250-ville
258- 2007 and 2008 (mid-range Fitday data)
257- 35 pounds down trophy
255- Halfway out of 250-ville
254- 38 pounds down is 15% body weight reduction goal
252- 40 pounds down trophy
250- $50 PRIZE (anything I want or save for the next one and something bigger!), 2007 Fitday data right at 250 for a long time, moving the weight on the doctor’s scale down a notch!
249- 43 pounds down & under 250! Good-bye 250-ville, Hello 240-ville, December 2006 Fitday data
247- 45 pounds down trophy
246- Lowest Fitday tracking records December 2006! (2nd time Fitday, in MN)
245- Halfway out of 240-ville
243- 50% of my weight loss goal!
242-50 pounds down trophy!
240- $50 PRIZE
239- Good-bye 240-ville team and hello 230-ville team.
237- 55 pounds down trophy
235- Halfway out of 230-ville, 2009 (right after I had A) I was down to 230s
233- 20% body weight reduction goal!

Phase Three
232- 60 pounds down trophy
230- $50 PRIZE
229- Goodbye 230-ville, hello 220-ville
227- 65 down trophy
225- Halfway out of 220-ville
222- 70 down trophy
220- $50 PRIZE, moving the weight on the doctor’s scale down a notch!
219- 25% body weight reduction goal!!!!!! 1/4 of my highest weight happily dumped! & goodbye 220-ville, hello 210-ville! & 75% of my weight loss goal!

Phase Four
217- 75 down trophy!
215- Halfway out of 210-ville
212- 80 down trophy
210- $50 PRIZE (anything I want or save for the next one and something bigger!)
209- Lowest weight post-kids after I lost weight @ Y in 2004, Hello 200-ville
208- Not OBESE, only "overweight" BMI
205- Halfway out of 200-ville
202- 90 down trophy
200!- WooHoo! Last seen in 2000, moving the weight on the doctor’s scale down a notch!
199- ONE-DERLAND $50 PRIZE (anything I want or save for the next one and something bigger!), Hello 190-ville
195- GOAL!!! $300 PRIZE (anything I want or save for the next one and something bigger!), Halfway out of 190-ville

Bonus rounds- Phase Five!
192- 100 pounds reduced trophy! $50 PRIZE
190- $50 PRIZE
185- Halfway out of 180-ville
183- Freshman in College weight
182- 110 pounds down trophy
180- $50 PRIZE
175- Halfway out of 170-ville
174- Highest "healthy" BMI $400 PRIZE
173- Within healthy BMI range for my frame & height
172- 120 pounds down trophy
170- $50 PRIZE
165- Halfway out of 160-ville
162- 130 pounds down trophy
160- $50 PRIZE
155- Halfway out of 150-ville
154- High school weight (Size 10), PRIZE=Trip wherever I want to go!

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