Resetting my goal
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
When I started Spark 17 months ago I wanted to be at my ideal weight by now. I made some progress but my goal was not met - in fact I am only half way to where I want to be. I stubbornly refused to reset my goal accomplishment date though - who knows sometimes we do stupid things for no good reason.
Yesterday I went in and recalculated my goal date to be my birthday next year. This would have me losing just over 1 pound a week. Doing this changed my calorie requirements from a 1250 - 1500 to 1600 - 2000. I am not sure if I feel comfortable upping my calories (even though I don't always meet the lower target range. Who knows maybe I do need to increase the calories but make them higher quality.
The eating can be a struggle but my real issue is consistency of eating and exercise together.
"It will work, I will get to my goal" - are those positive enough thoughts? I just need to keep saying them over and over and getting myself in gear.
The great news is that even though nervous about the calorie range I am very excited to be back on track with blogging, recording my nutrition and drinking the water. Baby step by baby step. "It will work, I will get to my goal".