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10/30/12 6:47 A

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I agree GOSPELFAN and thanks for bring up such a great point!

I do as well have a list of smaller measurable goals...That's why I do change my goal weight on the start page some times because 150 seems seems to be to far away to an obtainable goal.

At 5 lbs, I found a free tracking app. for my phone that worked great, but ran the battery down too fast so, at 10 lbs, I got a really nice pedometer (no fitbit, but yet nice) that tracks well at the app. so bye-bye battery draining app. hello Quit Smoking app at 25 lbs (which I'm still working on decreasing this habit with the app.). And at 15 lbs I did buy some resistance bands.

If I can get to and maintain 30 lbs or more, then I plan on getting a dressy taller pair of boots....that is if I can find a cute pair that will fit over my calves! LOL

I haven't sat down to think about more goals, but maybe I should. It does help to have a smaller goal to strive for that helps to make the long term goal feel more obtainable.



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10/30/12 12:04 A

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Maybe it's because I'm a behavior analyst... maybe it's just my personality, but small measurable goals are paramount to my success. I have a long journey, 140lbs from my start date. So, I had to break it down into small goals, so I celebrate each 10lb mark, and have bigger milestones for 25, 50, 75 and so on.
At 20lbs, I got a ring of a butterfly, to remind me of my journey. At 30lbs I'm getting a fitbit. :D
At 25lbs I got a radically different hairstyle.

What are your goals? How do you celebrate?

I don't have to get there fast... I just have to keep reaching for my goals, and keep moving towards them. Slow and steady wins the race!


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