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Setting Goals

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Today is February 14th -- Heart Day
I have trouble with rewards. I can never think of anything to reward myself with.
I also have trouble with goal setting. I am reading the Spark and they said to write down your goals.

I want to wear size 14 jeans by Sept 26, 2010.

I want to weigh 149 by Sept 26, 2010.

As a reward I will buy new jeans in a real store. I usually by my clothes in a thrift store.

This was really scary, writing this down for anyone to look at. I usually don't do this but I am serious.
I just redid my goals and it said I should eat way more calories than I am. That just does't seem right. I even entered only 60 minutes of cardio a day and I usually do more than that but on the weekends I tend to get less on Sunday and sometimes Saturday so I thought that would average everything out.
I am going to come here every Sunday and see how I am doing.

I am really scared eating more calries. I'll see what happens.
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    Good luck with your goals, Peggy! It's a good experience to re-evaluate your program!
    3321 days ago
    Those are great goals to work towards and will give you a meaningful experience and reward.

    3321 days ago
    How many calories are you eating currently? I have always stuck with 1,200 -1,300 calories and with a good workout that has always kept me energized. Don't get too caught up with those calculators because they don't know your body personally. As in: they are making generalizations about peoples bodies. Are you satisfied eating the amount of calories you consuming currently? If so then don't push it. Listen to your body and let it tell you if you should go up or stay where you are. Keep in mind that the people in the biggest loser eat around 1,200-1,300 calories a day AND they workout like 6 hours a day. If they can live off of those calories than so can anyone.

    Also I recommend making smaller goals on top of the ones you have already made. I just wrote a blog about motivation today and I stated that the goals the matter the most are the daily ones. For example: eating within calorie range (could be one of your daily goals). Then the next day add in another goal that's a tad bit more challenging. The more you feel successful the more motivated you will become! You can do this! I know you can!
    3321 days ago
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