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Baby steps

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Yes, I do have a long term goal of losing about 70 pounds this year. I want to be at a weight my doctor would approve of. I want to feel more comfortable in my own skin. I want to know that when someone catches me in a photo, I won't be embarrassed. I want to be able to walk into any clothing boutique without having to ask, " Do you carry anything in my size?" I want to make the load lighter for my feet and knees. I also need to set some interim goals first. Small steps lead to great strides, right? I'm going to focus on ten percent of my body weight at a time. My first 10% goal is 22 pounds. Two pounds a week is a reasonable weekly goal. This first month will be about forming some habits. My goals for January are: 1. Log in to SparkPeople and watch the video of the day every day. 2. Track food every day. If I go over my intake range, that's something I need to own and be accountable for--without getting sucked into a self-defeating spiral. 3. Meet my daily step goals with the Fitbit. 4. Knowing my tendency to obsess over fluctuations in numbers, I'll be avoiding the scale 6 days a week. My weigh-in day will be Saturday. I think that's enough to start with. :-)
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    Yes, Harp, I agree!
    959 days ago
    Joie that sounds great. You may want to break up the 22 pounds into smaller goals initially though like setting how many pounds you want to lose per week• 2smaller goals can encourage you once you meet them to keep going • all the best :)
    959 days ago
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