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Ridiculously unchallenging goal!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

I don’t often go into the overweight range, but I spend far too much time bumping along just below it. I don’t need to use much self-discipline to continue just below the limit, and of course I like that. The thing is, when I walk past the bathroom mirror, I see a mildly overweight woman, and I don’t like that!

When I see someone of around my age who is obviously about the recommended weight for her height and looks terrific, I want to be like her. When I read about the self-discipline many slim Sparkers use to stay at a great weight, I moan: “I don’t want to do that!” And the tug-of-war goes on and on.

I’ve proposed to myself a ridiculously unchallenging plan. I always weigh myself daily and average it over one week. That irons out meaningless fluctuations. My aim is to lose 100 grams a week for ten weeks and to go from 69 kilos to 68. (My target weight is 67 kilos.) My calculation is that by tweaking my eating just enough to produce a small weight loss without much pain, I’ll encourage myself to increase the amount of self-discipline I can tolerate.

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    Neither ridiculous, nor unchallenging!
    It's a mini challenge and it's awesome!
    428 days ago
    Nice to hear about a reasonable doable plan/goal. I share your sentiments on scales and mirrors.
    As much as I'd like to believe I've dropped the all or nothing attitude, it creeps back in. Small goals and small steps make so much sense. Thanks for the reminder. i also am tired of teetering. I also weigh daily and get the weekly average. I also use freebie -

    Journey on! Anxiously awaiting your progress update!
    430 days ago
    That seems very reasonable to me . . . and doable!!!
    433 days ago
    I can so relate to what you are going through. I hate to see myself in the mirror of little chubby lady.
    So far I’ve been doing good since this January only off my meal plans few times and always able to get back on truck. I’ve leaning towards thinking of “I don’t mind my foods to be black and white so I can live my life full of color.” This is just me speaking of me, I want to keep my size 4 jeans. I’m really tired of losing same weight. Also my body feels much better when I don’t eat sugary junk foods. Have a wonderful week my dear.
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    433 days ago
    Good luck to you . .. it's not easy!!! Every little bit helps though, like hiking up the exercise even a little bit.
    433 days ago
    That is a very reasonable goal. Sometimes when we expect big losses quidkly (exciting but unsustainable), the disappointment can cause big setbacks. I think you're wise to focus on the doable!
    433 days ago
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    I think it’s a great pain free plan, and different plans may be needed at different times during weight loss or maintenance . Whatever works for right now, is a great plan!
    434 days ago
  • EISSA7
    Wow...are you describing me?? That is a great idea...a fairly painless approach. Good luck with your plan!
    434 days ago
    I am a little overweight but my Doctor told me just done let it go too far as you may be building muscle

    434 days ago
    Well - that's the spark message - baby steps. They add up.
    And I always like to have a plan in place. Just - sometimes the plan has to be really gentle and have lots of room in it.

    434 days ago
    emoticon I believe in you, emoticon
    434 days ago
    Whatever works for YOU!! Just as "baby steps still move you forward" remember that a goal is a plan out into action! You've really been dealing with lots of stressors so "easy" is good!! Lots of people gain lots of weight during stressful times so pat yourself on the back for staying below the line!
    434 days ago
  • ZRIE014
    have a nice week.
    434 days ago
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