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".
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    You can do it! Getting your mind wrapped around the journey is so much of this. I would be a bit nervous about changing that calorie goal as well. I would try it but if you notice the #'s growing I think I'd drop it back down and then miss the target off and on at a lower goal. Does that make sense? Anyway...GOOD JOB on resetting your goals!

    3947 days ago
    You have made incredible progress and not going backward (ie maintaining significant weight loss is also progress - think of all the months and years it took to put it on). I am happy you reset your goals and maybe focus on short term goals will help? I can't think past about 15lbs or I get unhappy with myself. But if I think "would I rather be where I am now and trying to improve or be where I was at the start, it is an easy choice." You are where I want to be several months from now, think of all of the people you are inspiring, smile and walk on girl!
    3950 days ago
  • PEBBLES32165
    Remember to stay positive. Words are powerful when spoken. I have to keep remembering this. Focus on God and not on the weightloss and the weight will come off. I'm here for you when you need me. I would love to see you come share mmore on the Lymmphedemma team.
    3954 days ago
    You can do it. I have to get better at my blogging, too.
    3958 days ago
    It will work! You WILL get to your goal!! haha You can do it. Just keep chipping away at it! Resetting your goal is a new start... im proud of you! emoticon
    3959 days ago
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