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12/2/17 11:17 P

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I believe that having a goal is definitely beneficial...otherwise you are just wandering in a forest of information.... When you have a goal, you can focus on taking actual steps to follow a trail and get somewhere! Most of us have a goal or intention, even if we've never put it into words. Putting it into words can make it REAL for us: black and white, in print, and there to look at when we feel lost and wondering why am I doing this?

Look at answering the question: Why am I interested in Spark? That answer can help you focus on what your goal is...and find your motivation for getting to that goal. Possible answers might be of the nature: lose weight so I feel better; lose weight to help with a medical problem; Not lose weight, but eat healthier; I want to notch up my exercise; etc, etc. Personally, my goal happens to be to lose weight to prevent my arthritis from limiting me more than it is. My specific goal: get down to 130 pounds (a weight my doctor and I agreed upon...).

Once you can identify one thing that is important to you...then start thinking about how you will reach that overall goal. As the Previous poster said...if its weight loss, break it into smaller monthly goals. And, I would add, come up with three things you specifically plan to do to reach that smaller goal. For example: drink more water each day, eat smaller portions, include more protein....

What you choose will depend on where you are starting...and what is important to you. What changes can you make to your current Lifestyle that will help you reach your goal? All the best,

Edited by: LADYSTARWIND at: 12/2/2017 (23:29)
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12/2/17 6:41 P

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Set your REALISTIC monthly weight loss goal, then multiply by twelve. Goal set on the light side. It's better to set lower and achieve the goal rather than setting it too high and miss your mark. Our minds can be our worst enemy.

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12/2/17 2:46 P

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I am new here:) I just started my a diet and daily routine exercises. I do not clearly determined my goal for 1 year later, do i have to determine a goal. Is it beneficial for me. If yes, what kind of goal it should be. Many thanks

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