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Return of the Post-It Note Goals

Monday, February 18, 2013

Two or three years ago I had the idea to post my fast break and streak goals as pictures on little 1 x 2 post it notes. My idea was to keep a small reminder of my goals on my desk at work. It really helped me think about my goals throughout the day and reminded me to go home on time so I could achieve my fitness goals. I don't remember how much weight I lost but it was 12-15 pounds. I learned that when I literally kept my goals in front of me, it really helped me stay motivated and focused.

Well suffice it to say, I eventually lost focus and regained the weight. I am refocusing again. It's the story of my life it seems! I am working on accepting the fact that refocusing on my health isn't something I can do every few months or years, it is a daily task. And for me, it seems, a minute by minute struggle at times!

One way I'm addressing this challange is with the return of the Post-it note goals. I started 2 weeks ago with 4 Fast Break goals. Since I have achieved success with those four, I have added 3 more today. I depict these goals with simple drawings that prompt me. Since my desk is in a public area, others who see them may or may not guess what the pictures represent. But their meaning is known to me.

I'd like to know other small ways people are finding success in the daily struggle to eat healthy and not pick up the donuts!
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