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Week 6: Planning/goals + SO HORMONAL!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Hey everyone,

We are now in the final weeks of the year and I am making some goals and plans on how I would like to finish off this year.

I am making several non-weight goals so that I can have something (that I can control) to aim for just in case the scale decides not to participate in my plans :-D So basically, these will be the things that I would be satisfied with EVEN IF I never reached my ultimate weight goal of 120.

My Happy/Acceptable weight goal is 130
My satisfied weight goal is to maintain my weight no higher than 140 pounds. (Depending on how good I look in a bikini at this weight AND I will have little room for gain. So I'll be happy here, but I will have to stay diligent to maintain it)

Also I am preparing to make a shopping list for the week so I can make sure I pack my lunch and eat meals from home. I think this will help control my calories and I want to reach my goals in the next 6 weeks.

Non-Scale Goals:
ULTIMATE goal = To wear a size 6/8 in pants. 8/10 in skirts.
To be comfortable wearing a bikini on the beach with no cover and not feel self-conscious
Goal Measurements: 34-27-38 [This is subject to change... I have big hips and don't know what a feasible goal would be] These were my old measurements once upon a time. I'm not going to be too strict with this. I want to feel comfortable in my body and feel healthy... I'm not super attached to the measurements

To be able to run 5 miles in less than 50 mins (again- When I ran my last marathon I was able to run pretty fast)
To complete the insanity series
To feel sculpted.. Not rock solid but not too mushy and NO (excess) back fat.

Oh and here is some follow up:

I do infact have a hormonal issue that is making it difficult for me to lose weight! Aha! I told you guys I was actually working out hard LOL I'm following up with my endocrinologist on Thursday soooooo hopefully I can do whatever needs to be done so I can get back to a healthy weight. In the meanwhile, I will be tightening up my diet... My body can't store excess calories if I don't provide them but it will be nice to get back to a hormonal balance so my HARD WORK pays off!
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    Great goals! It's important to take a break from focusing on the numbers (i.e. the scale!) all the time.. and measure your progress by other means. We share some similar goals... I want to ultimately get down to 115lbs, but I'm hoping to reach 120 before this NYE! I'm in the middle of Insanity right now, DAY 20 tomorrow! Man, it is tough, but SO worth it.. I'm surprised by all the definition happening in my arms and legs, considering all the strength-training involved uses only your own body weight, no equipment necessary! Love it! Good luck, you can do it!!

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    1970 days ago
    Few weeks left for 2012 and I feel going downhill fast! So my goals to end this year withbig bang boom are to climb up from hills of frustrations and to lose at least 1 kg!
    1972 days ago
    I too am sizing up my 2013 goals.. I have so many things happening I will doubly relying on Spark & probably WW too...just get myself motivated for life.

    God bless,

    1973 days ago
    Those hormones can be tricky! I have low thyroid, so even though I take the pills to correct it, I know the doctor medicate so I get to the low end of normal, so I will probably never be completely average. I have gotten used to it. I have lost weight and am now maintaining. I didn't lose all the way to the weight for average people, but the last time I got to that weight and entered a hospital, the dietitian was desperately trying to get me to gain weight. So I figure I am good where I am!
    1973 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    Good Goals and plan you have for yourself. Keep Tracking and Pushing Forward. You Can Do It. God Bless you and Have a Wonderful Week. Enjoy Today. Take Care. Good Luck at the Doctors too.
    1973 days ago
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