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100% ON Plan 80% of the time

Friday, March 22, 2013

So, a fellow Sparker said this to me today and it really hit home. Who is really 100% on plan 100% of the time?? No one. Why beat yourself up over a little slip? My goal is to be 100% on plan 80% of the time from here on out.

What does that mean in a week? That I need to be on plan 5.6 days/week (aim for 7, be happy with 6). This means if I lose weight 8/10 weeks, I'm going great!

I'm down to that last 10 pounds (maybe 11-12, we'll see when I get there)... and have been annoyed at being stuck for so long. But I'm moving in the right direction again this week and happy about it. I have been 100% on plan more than 80% this week (off 2 dinners... so that's what? about 90% - that's good!). I've run more than I did the entire month of February, so I'm back on the wagon and happy about it.

Who else can commit to being 100% on plan 80% of the time? Let's give it 10 weeks - from now until the end of May - let's be 100% on 80% of the time! emoticon
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    Love it! That's exactly what I need to do. I find that if I go overboard one meal or one day it sets me into a downward spiral. I need to learn that I will not always be perfect and that it doesn't mean I have to give up altogether.
    1855 days ago
    Sounds like a good a famous Prussian general said, "No plan survives first contact with the enemy"

    I'm with you....our overall trend line should be positive...plan for setback, plan to overcome the setbacks too!
    1856 days ago
    I do the 90/10 plan...
    Flexibility is freedom, it reminds the body that not everything is run on a strict, unforgiving, straight line so your body is more willing to "play" when you give it a little bit of a different spice every now and then, with moderation (Of course).

    Keep going, I think you're doing great.
    1856 days ago
  • KIMBERLY19732
    1856 days ago
    great advice. Thanks!
    1856 days ago
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