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4/12/18 8:36 P

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My weight loss goal is 3 pounds a month. My exercise goal is 30 minutes of physical activity everyday. My dietary goal is to plan meals one day ahead and stick to the plan. My emotional goal is to stay on track because this keeps me motivated and looking forward to everyday.

I have lots of other goals, but they are easy ones for me to meet.




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3/22/18 5:41 P

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I set my goal at 5 lbs. as recommended. Perhaps it will help to have a shorter-term, more easily achievable goal rather than saying I want to lose 20 lbs.

Today was challenging. I didn’t sleep well, and had to be at church by 10:30 to set up for Lunch & Learn. We had a good turnout, almost 50 people, and I chose my lunch carefully... vegetable soup, 2 x 1/4 sandwiches, and no dessert. 2 glasses of water.

I was tired, so came home before the speaker finished, and got a 30-minute nap before Peter left for his bouzouki lesson. I was still hungry, so ate a piece of fish that was left over from last night’s dinner.

Aria was tired too, so we had a quiet snuggly afternoon.

Dinner will be chicken breast with a tomato-spinach sauce, baked sweet potato, broccoli. My dessert will be canteloupe, and I hope to get a better sleep to ight.

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3/19/18 11:34 A

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I don't have a weight loss goal as I have been in maintenance for 14 months.
I do want to stay at this weight range so I suppose that is my goal.

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3/10/18 11:52 P

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I will also aim for 5 lb at a time. A more ambitious goal did not work for me last times. Baby steps...


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A Look Back: January 4, 2017: 265.4 lbs.
January 1st, 2018: 231.6 lbs.
Total Wt. Loss in 2017: 33.8 lbs.

2018 Wt. Loss Goal: lose 52 lbs.
End of Year 2018 Wt. Loss Goal: 188.2 lbs.

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3/10/18 3:37 P

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I have been in maintenance for over 5 years. Before that, I reached but was unsuccessful at maintaining a 5 lb. lower maintenance weight. It has been easier (but NOT easy) to maintain the higher weight range. I am okay where I am but losing 5 lbs would bring me down to my original goal. This will be a good time to give it a go. emoticon emoticon

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3/10/18 2:37 P

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To get rid of and to maintain a 6lb weight reduction. This will put me at goal (have been there before but now want it permanent)

Every day I am on the verge of making slight changes that would make all the difference in my life.

If you wait, all that happens is you get older.

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3/10/18 2:33 P

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Hey Beck Gang,

I borrowed this from Suzy: My goal is to lose 5 lbs, but even more important is maintaining a stable eating pattern without binge and starve cycles.

Sounds just right for me.

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3/10/18 1:32 P

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5 pounds it is...I've set many goals over the last couple years. I manage to lose up to 10, and then gain back 1 - 2 pounds over the course of a month. The 5 pound goal now will get me where I was at the end of November last year. and i will celebrate when I get there

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3/10/18 12:35 P

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Five pounds as a goal seems doable and reasonable. I also have a goal to stop all binge eating.
My sabotaging thought it, "is that even possible?" but I am certain that there are millions of people who were binge eaters, and are not anymore. They have learned new ways of coping that they use, instead.

I wish all of you the best !!!!

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3/10/18 12:22 P

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I, too, have set my goal at 5 pounds. I have been at goal for five and a half years, and this puts me at the low end of my goal range. Much better than the higher end!



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3/10/18 9:29 A

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My goal is to lose 5 lbs, but even more important is maintaining a stable eating pattern without binge and starve cycles.

This turtle is to remind myself that slow but steady wins the race.


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3/10/18 9:10 A

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I set a 5 pound goal months ago and never met it, I bounced back and forth within a 2-3 lb range, then gained weight in December (a Cruise followed by Christmas). Since January I have been checking into SP almost daily. I've lost the weight I gained and am a half pound from the 5 pound goal I set before. My reward is going to be to go clothes shopping and buy myself something nice. Once I reach my goal, I'll set another 5 pound goal and reward myself with a new outfit. The re-reading of the pink book has really helped to get me focused. I just had the workbook before and only got to Day 33 (which took me longer than 33 days). I bought the pink book for this re-reading and I'm glad I did. The extra examples have been helpful. This week I am finally feeling some real confidence that I can do this. I've realized that some of my habits and thinking really have changed since I first started the workbook. This is getting easier. In the past when I've tried a diet plan I've started out thinking it should work, but deep down I had no confidence I would stick with it, and I think I sabotaged myself every time. BDS responses to sabotaging thoughts are starting to become ingrained in my thinking.

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3/10/18 9:04 A

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I've been in maintenance since Nov 2017. Since then, I've continued to lose weight slowly so right now my goal is to figure out how to maintain what I want to weigh without gaining or losing anymore.

However, when I WAS still trying to lose, I remember how frustratingly slow it seemed and I finally had to come to the place where I was satisfied being a turtle...slow and steady really does win the race. :)

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3/10/18 5:11 A

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Today's task is setting a realistic goal,
something that is doable, doesn't require a restrictive diet or extreme exercise,
and is achievable in the near future.
Dr. Beck recommends to go for a 5 pound loss as initial goal- and celebrate when we get there. Then set the next goal.
Also, a slow weight loss is better, because it is sustainable.

I don't have a weight loss goal. because I have been in maintenance for 6+ years.
My goal is to maintain this weight, and be free from cravings and struggles.

Important: the next 2 days of the program have day-long assignments, that start in the morning. If you want to do Day 11 on March 11 with the group, then please read instructions in chapter "Day 11: Differentiate between Hunger, Desire and Cravings" tonight.
For this reason, I'll post on the Day 11 thread as well later today.

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-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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STOP binge eating!!!

I want to level out my eating ... eating when physically hungry.
Stopping when I am physically full.
Moving my body daily for 15 minutes.

I will focus on weight ... when I return from the Dallas Quilt Show mid-March.
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2/8/18 8:38 A

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My immediate goal is to stabilize my eating and to continue to avoid binges. My longer term goal is to lose 5 lbs.

This turtle is to remind myself that slow but steady wins the race.


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12/4/17 2:12 P

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emoticon you chose smart maintenance goals!

Kriszta

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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
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-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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12/4/17 11:50 A

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I really struggled with this a few months ago because my weight loss was sooooo slow, but I finally realized that it's okay to be a turtle! Even the turtle will eventually cross the finish line if they just DON'T QUIT! Things got a lot easier for me once I figured out my fitness tracker was overestimating my calories burned...I quit eating so much & began to lose again. :)

Now that I'm maintaining my weight, I have to have different goals. I struggled the last time I lost because I focused so much on the scale that when that 'reward' went away I started gaining again. Not this time! My focus is on other things...maintenance weeks, fitness minutes, goals like pushups, etc. I have worked too hard to get where I am to throw it away again!
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10/23/17 11:52 A

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Yeah, this is why I was hesitant to join the Reboot, because I was too darn tired mentally to try to adapt it to my "condition."

But I do need better eating habits, so here I am, plugging along. Like always, irrationally nervous about day 12--pregnant women have been skipping meals for millennia, right? Certainly, I can do it one day? But then I think it's not appropriate for me to do so, so I don't know.

I'm 4'10.5". A normal BMI for my height tops out at 121.

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Oh I missed the great news - I wish you a healthy and easy pregnancy!
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That is difficult to figure, as you lose weight and the baby is gaining... your doctor or nurse will surely be able to tell.

Kriszta

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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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This one is tough for me, because I'm overwhelmed with how to gain weight properly for this guy in my belly. My doctor says ideally I'll weigh about 134-137 when I deliver, but I'm so confused how to get there...I guess I need to ask at my next appointment in two weeks.

I'm 4'10.5". A normal BMI for my height tops out at 121.

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10/11/17 10:54 P

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A realistic goal for me would be 3 pounds per month or a 1.5 pounds every two weeks.

For today
-Read ARC twice
-Ate sitting and mindfully most of the time, and gave myself credit.
-Added exercise, meal planning, and beck stuff and sparking to my calendar
-Did Sun Salutations this morning and gave myself credit.
-Have an exercise plan and have set a realistic goal.


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This one is a little stress full for me ... if I start focusing on the number on the scale ... it starts to jack with my head.

I prefer to focus on ... exercising 5x a week burning 250+ calories each session.
Eating 3 meals a day.

My short term goal is to get back down to 159.5 ... that happens to be 5ish pounds.

The numbers game and I don't always get along.

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This used to be a daunting exercise for me. At one time I did some research to discover what the recommended weight would be for someone like me who is soon to be 66 years old and is 5' 9". What I discovered is that there are several different opinions! So I have decided to go with the old stand-by WW. I have held on to some of the WW info that I received years ago, but I bet their range still olds true today.

WW gives me a range of 135 - 169 #. That is the "minimum for all adults 17+ years" and the "maximum for all adults 45+ years".

When I got married at the age of 21 I weighed 143#. That weight was a real struggle for me then and I can't imagine reaching that weight now! During another weight loss phase I got down to 150#. Then life got a hold of me and I couldn't maintain that weigh either.

I have currently set my SP goal as 150 - 155#. Will I get there? I don't know. Do I want to get there? I don't know that either. For now the goal I set for 2017 was to lose 10# and I have fiddle-farted around all year long! So now time is down to the wire.

I have decided that if I try at all I should be able to lose 1# per week. That does not sound unreasonable to me and that will easily bring me to my goal. After that I will re-evaluate.

As far as rewards go, I am like Susan. I live a pretty comfortable life and if I want something I go out and get it. So finding a meaningful and motivating reward is very difficult for me. A couple things I rarely do are massages and pedi/manicures. That is sounding pretty good for starting off the Holiday season!

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I don't understand why this step is so difficult for me. I have been yoyoing and stalling around the same weight for too long.

O.K., new approach: since I regained a few pounds recently, it should not be too difficult to lose them. So I am saying that my aim is to lose 5 lb in the next 5 weeks.
Afterwards, as I know myself, the rate will be slower, but i will do it in 5 lb increments as mini goals.

And report on the first 5 on November 14 in the daily check-in! I have put it in my agenda book!!!!

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I've been on maintenance for the last few months. Nevertheless, I will set a new goal to lose 5 lbs.



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My realistic goal is to lose 5 lbs.

and then 5 more.... and on and on until I rack up 40. : )

I am totally fine with the slow and steady... I've tentatively set my spark goal to lose the 40 by June 1 but I need to go check that and see what that comes out to. I think 1 lb/week is aggressive for me.

spark on sparkers!

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synchronicity? i just found this article on spark about non-food rewards. interesting list, but again, most of these are part of my lifestyle anyway. maybe the mani pedi...:-)

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the 5 lbs is just what i need to get back into a comfortable maintenance weight (at my lowest i weighed 12 lbs less than i do now, and that was probably too thin). loose skin is a fact of life for me, too - i once weight 50 lbs more than i do now, so that i just the way of it. in my 60s, i'll live with it.

it's hard for me to think of rewards for myself because i live a life that is rewarding in itself - i treat myself to a massage when i can, because of the long hours at the computer, i get out and hike whenever i can, work permitting. i'm not complaining, i bought new clothes when i lost my initial 20 lbs, and they still fit, albeit a bit tighter than i would like (hence the desire to lose 5 lbs).

not a problem, really, just motivation to keep on keeping on!

live every day so the border collie is happy for a good, active life!
"i run because i can" coach nicole!
"I AM A RUNNER because I run. Not because I run fast. Not because I run far." john bingham
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I'm just like you, Rhonda, 5'4" in the high 120s (you are already mid) and shooting for a goal weight of 122 and I want to keep those muscles, I want to be strong, fit and healthy.

It’s a busy day, this is an easy Beck day, so no extra personal reflections today. I milked the cows this morning, then I had breakfast and made the dough for buns for lunch, did the morning housekeeping chores and some exercise (short walk-run with the dogs to the river and back, some home ST and a stretch and foam roll)(usually I do a morning hike with friends and our dogs on Tuesday mornings, but not today, as I have an appointment at 11am)(I am trying to get my 120 minutes of activity for the 5% challenge team). I am not home for lunch, DH will have buns fresh out of the oven and add cheese and ham. I brought my lunch of turkey, mashed potatoes and green salad with tomatoes, grapes(some Thanksgiving leftovers) and in the afternoon and I am going to my brother’s place and checking with my niece about her math homework, which I am helping her with, then making supper for my brother and nieces, then coming home and making the same supper at home (fish, rice, tomatoes, kale salad, pumpkin pie). I am thinking about my daily schedules and routines. I think it works better for me to do my exercise in the morning and my housekeeping chores at night, I will try that, I am doing that today, up until now I have done it the other way around. At the end of the day I can putter along on housekeeping chores and get a lot done, but I am sometimes too tired to do a planned workout, plus a planned workout takes longer and needs a warm-up and a stretch cooldown, which I can do more easily in the morning.


Beck Day 10 – Set a Realistic Goal

My first weight-loss goal will be: 5 pounds
My reward will be an all day hike, from sunrise to sunset with a day pack and my dog

Checklist
1- I read my Advantages Response Card at least twice today - Yes
2- I read other Response Cards as needed – N/A
3- I ate slowly, sitting down, and noticing every bite – No, a bit of a snacking day :(
4- I gave myself credit when I engaged in helpful dieting behaviours - yes
5- I did spontaneous exercise – yes, apple and grape picking and some high energy house cleaning
6- I investigated the possibilities of a planned exercise program – yes, I made a plan for the week yesterday and am following the plan
7- I scheduled exercise time into my appointment book - yes
8- I did planned exercise – yes, I missed my morning hike because I had an appointment so I went for a short walk and did some ST at home on my own
9- I scheduled dieting activities and daily exercise into My Daily Schedule – yes- before I went to bed last night
10- I decided on the following reward when I lost 5 pounds – yes, I am planning to go on an all-day hike
11- I gave myself credit for exercise, dieting skills, and sticking to the plan – exercise, sleep, hydration, .. all good – I am working on writing out my daily schedules and routines


Edited by: JUNEPA at: 10/10/2017 (11:16)
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Where you end up is more important than how fast or where you start out.
- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
Sopra le nebbie delle valle e le vicende della vita sorge una promessa di luce e serenita.


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Day 10 - Set a Realistic Goal

I have a very good idea of what I need to lose. My lowest adult weight is 124.5 and my lowest pre-pregnancy weight was about 118. I'm currently 61; 5'4" and as I recall according to Weight Watchers my target weight should be 117-145. I feel pudgy in the 140's and I feel thin in the 120's. My body seems to be able to maintain a weight in the mid 130's with a reasonable diet and exercise regime. If I let my guard down, it is very easy for me to gain weight and I'm currently in the mid 120's. I feel I look healthy. I have a younger friend who is the same height as me and in the low 120's she looks great. I would like to go to the lower end of my range as it would be awesome to see better muscle definition and feel firmer; however I do realize that it may be unrealistic for me to maintain for the long term. With my history of yo yo weight and given my current age; my skin is loose and that may never change.

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I wrote my blog this morning looking at the weight I have already lost since starting the trek so I am in a good place. Empowered. Now I have to think about rewards for every 5 pound goal I reach. For some reason I got so pleased with myself today I forgot about making a rewards list. And that is a pretty good motivator/credit tool.

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I have my goal divided into 5-pound milestones. I recreated the graph (comes later on in the book) in a spreadsheet so that I can track each 5-pound journey.

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I'm in maintenance and I have a tiny goal:
I would like to go from 59 kg to 58 kg (pre-vacation weight), that is about 2 pounds.

Breaking weight loss goal up to 5-pound parts sounds like a good idea.
Keeps us in the present.
I mean, it is not possible to actually do anything to lose 20 pounds or 50 pounds and it may be frustrating - it is easier to imagine doing well for a month and have a direct effect of losing 4-5 pounds.

6 years ago I was 7 kg (15 pounds) from my initial SP goal weight,
and it could have been intimidating - but at that time I was like "oh well, this is hopeless, I can live with these extra pounds, I might as well try what this new book "The Spark" says", sounds too good to be true but let's try".
Luckily for me, it did work : )

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Good morning!

I'd already set a goal of 140 by my 55th birthday at the end of the end of January.

I have successfully accomplished slow weight loss before. I lost 42 lbs between July 2009 and February of 2010, which is about 1.5 lbs a week. I went from 192 to 150 at that time.

The major thing I have to do is be OK with only losing maybe 1 lb or less a week.

It's healthier, and I'm more likely to keep it off if I take it slowly. I also won't be so hungry!



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Can't make up my mind on this one.
I know the end goal (140 lb) .
10 lb increments seems more motivating to me.

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Day 10 Setting a realistic goal of 5 pounds at a time then do a emoticon happy dance emoticon

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Set a realistic goal

I am comfortable with 1lb per week, I will love that I am able to do this. I am targeting my first goal of 155lbs, and with a pound per week I could meet this in the next two months.

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Congrats to the 5 pound loss!
The bracelet is a nice idea, may you have many charms!
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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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I like this daily challenge. I first thought that Manicures and Haircuts were good ideas, but I realized that those "go away". My problem is forgetting, so I like the charm bracelet idea.
I honestly could care less about a charm bracelet but why this would be so good for me is that I can SEE what I have lost and it is a physical reminder that I need so many charms to finish my goal.
I have already lost 5 pounds in about 38 days. Not a tremendous amount but I did it and it is true weight loss. I will buy myself a new charm every 5 pounds lost. I am putting this in writing!

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Goal setting

I'm having difficulty with this. I have set a 5 lb loss goal. I have changed so much since last fall and the weight hasn't budged yet.

Today, I'm going to set a 1 lb weight loss goal 0.5 a week for two weeks. emoticon

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Goal setting - This is a problem area for me. I know I am making progress. I am eating better and less. I am exercising more. BUT - the weight is not dropping. Posting from my previous entry: When I started the coaching class in January, we were encouraged to 'think big', so I did. And I have been very disappointed. So - my realistic goal is now to lose 5 pounds by May 1. When I have lost these 5 pounds, I will purchase a new pair of running shoes.

I have a little more time to make a couple more pounds....

I am going to do as Going-Strong does and make a visual paper check off.

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My next goal is, not surprisingly to lose 5 lbs. My reward for that is going to be
a mini Netflix binge curled up in bed with a cup of tea. Not something I usually do so I will look forward to it! My longer term reasonable goals revolve around the BMI charts. The first goal is to make it into the simply obese range and then into overweight range. From there I will evaluate further and set my goals accordingly.

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Day 10 - Set a Realistic Goal

I have a very good idea of what I need to lose. My lowest adult weight was 128.8 and my lowest pre-pregnancy weight was about 118. I'm currently 61; 5'4" and as I recall according to Weight Watchers my target weight should be 117-145. I feel pudgy in the 140's and I feel thin in the 120's. My body seems to be able to maintain a weight in the mid 130's with a reasonable diet and exercise regime. If I let my guard down, it is very easy for me to gain weight and I'm currently in the upper 140's. My goal is to lose in 5 pound increments and take it down 5 pounds at a time re-assessing as I go how I look and feel. I have been told I look "gaunt" in the low 130's but looking at photos where I am that weight I feel I look healthy. I have a younger friend who is the same height as me and in the low 120's she looks great. I would like to go to the lower end of my range as it would be awesome to see muscle definition and feel firm; however I do realize that it may be unrealistic for me to maintain for the long term.

This is a photo of the page out of my bullet journal with my goal weight in 5 pound increments.






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My short term goal is to lose 5 pounds by the end of April. I trying to lose the weight I gained (7 pounds) after my back injury plus and additional 10 pound. My ultimate goal is 185 pounds by the end of the year. Current weight 202.



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I want to lose 50 pounds by ... tomorrow!!!

Well, that's not happening.

So ... my goals are:

Stay gluten, dairy and sugar free for 45 days. I will evaluate then if I am gonna go longer.
Exercise 5 days a week.
Break into ONEderland by Easter!!!!

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I set my short term goal for 5 pounds because that's as even number on weight. I'm happy with 1/2 to 1 pound loss a week. I've seen a few weeks where I lost more but I prefer to keep my calories at the high end because I want my diet to be sustainable. I'm eating anywhere from 1400 to 1800 calories a day (but I'm pretty active too).

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I am totally willing to set my current goal to 5 lbs. since I have just under 10 to get to my overall goal. Actually, the overall goal might get changed when I find out just what my current diet will do for me. I still don't like the current height/weight scales I have found.

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A lot of conflicting thoughts about this Day. 5 lb seems to be too little, yet, I have been parked at around the same weight for months. So 5 lb should be reasonable...BUT I find 10 lb increments more motivating.

In any case, I have to turn a corner and get to those 178 lb that are at the end of my present tracker.

BONUS: as I was rereading my pink book, I realized that I have already lost almost 20 lb in the last year and that I feel a lot better about my body, my appearance and myself.

But shockingly, I also realized that it was difficult for me to identify with my new weight, and as I am writing this, I now wonder if it may not be part of the reason my weight has been parked for so long where it is now. Humm?

This being said, it increases my motivation to get to the end of my present tracker. And I will decide by then if I want to go by 5 or 10 lb increments.

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I set up the weight loss graph from the book in a spreadsheet so that I can track weekly and celebrate each 5 pound loss as I move toward my goal. I reset the graph after I reach 5 pounds of weight lost so that I remember to think of this as several 5 pound goals. I do have my ultimate goal weight entered in SparkPeople and I can view the long term progress by running a report.

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Goal setting - this was a topic today at the coaching class I attend. Also rewarding yourself for making that goal. When I started the coaching class in January, we were encouraged to 'think big', so I did. And I have been very disappointed. So - my realistic goal is now to lose 5 pounds by May 1. When I have lost these 5 pounds, I will purchase a new pair of running shoes.

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Set a Realistic Goal

I know I should go slow. But when I do have the spirit to tackle all the weight that has crept up on me over the last years, I do want to set a serious goal. But I am ok if I don't reach the goal at exactly that date.

The first week is always great, I usually lose around 5 pounds water weight. After that I really need to work hard (work out and stick to the lower part of my calorie range) to even lose 1-2 pounds per week. But that is ok. I know that your weight is the only thing you don't fully control. So my goals are staying on track with my calorie range, and working out as planned, and these goals are much more within my control.

The weight will come off again if I keep doing that. Although now that I am in my forties it might go a bit slower than before. But that is also ok. I do what I can, and I will accept whatever weight that results in.

I am more worried about transitioning to maintenance, as that has been the problem for me in the past. I let go a bit but then I let go too much and before I know it I start gaining again.
But I will tackle that one when I get there. For now my focus is on doing what is required to lose weight and compliment myself when I do that.

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"... the rate at which you should try to lose weight is the slower the better"
"... no more than 1 to 2 pounds per week"


Sounds good to me!
I don't have a weight loss goal as I'm in maintenance - my goal is stay where I am.

Kriszta

Goal weight:
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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
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-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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