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30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 2

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Q. How did you pick your goal weight? Did you pick an ultimate goal weight at the beginning of your weight loss? Did it change? Did you set smaller goals along the way?

A. I have not necessarily chosen a goal weight. I'm going to just keep plugging away at pursing a healthy lifestyle and see where I end up. I've chosen goal weights before and become frustrated when I didn't meet them as quickly as I thought I should, and it led to abandoning all hope. I don't want that to happen again. I also don't want to get into a mindset where I lose "x" amount of weight and then think that "I'm done", which I know would lead to my slacking off on paying attention to what I'm eating and slowing down on the physical activity.

So, no - I've not chosen a goal weight at the beginning of my weight loss, because I'm attempting a different approach.

Did it change? No. I still have no 'goal weight' in mind.

Yes, I have been setting smaller (non weight loss) goals, and I think that has helped a lot. I love the challenges here on Sparkpeople. They are an awesome way to set healthy non-weight loss goals that will ultimately result in weight loss as a byproduct.
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    I comend youre positive attitude and outlook. Youre energy is strong. emoticon
    2112 days ago
    Thanks for the support everyone! And yes - it is a very difficult mindset to change!
    2117 days ago
    Great entry. You seem to be very determined and have good self esteem and that is what it takes.
    2117 days ago
  • MIRAGE727
    I agree with Tanya. I never really knew what the perfect number was supposed to be. (I've had some suggestions, pro & am!) Funny, I focused on getting my BMI down from near death to healthy. I set my short goals at ten pound increments. When I broke into "onederland," I was shocked. It just gave me more drive. All of the sudden I hit a "goal weight." After a year and three months of maintaining, I've lost another 4 pounds due to training and toning. I still consider myself in maintenance. I'm just getting better!
    Stay strong and embrace the journey!
    2117 days ago
  • TANYAP71
    As someone who is at 'goal weight' but doesn't feel 'done'.... I appreciate hearing from people whose goals are NOT weight related. There is so much more to life than scale weight! Must admit that it's a hard mindset to change!
    2118 days ago
  • JENNYR0506
    You can do this! And your girls are adorable!

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    2118 days ago
    if it works for you then stick with your plan .... goals are goals .... they are what you make not what others make for you .... Roc
    2118 days ago
  • DR8561
    I think that's a smart approach. emoticon
    2118 days ago
    I sense a kindred spirit. Keep at it... your body might just surprise you! emoticon
    2118 days ago
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