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Expert Solutions: Motivating Goals

SparkPeople Experts and Coaches Weigh-In on Motivation Issues and Dieting Frustrations


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Great, thanks! Report
Good article. Report
Thanks! for sharing! 🌟🌠Keep Sparking!🌠🌟 Report
Great article! Thank you! Report
Great article and great insight into goals and goal setting! Report
Great! Report
(12-yr-old article. Updating??) - The woman eating THREE (instead of 5?) danishes every 24 hours. Sounds like a race toward diabetes. Or maybe a liver ailment, or "just" overweight or obesity. How about skipping the pastries? Sounds like an addiction. Since that was 12?years ago, really hope she got help to change! Report
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Great stuff and motivation!! Report
Great article. To keep me going. Thanks Report

1. I only put a couple of kilos on my ticker at a time - it helps watching that ticker move faster than it would if I had had 60 kilos on it!
2. Only at the start of a month do I make a change (if I need to). For example...April I looked at portion sizes, May I stopped all grazing, and in June I have been making sure there's sufficient protein in every meal.

These little goals have been contributing to a more consistent weight loss and increased health. Report
Loved this article.... besides,
There's an enormous amount of great motivational "stuff" on Spark People - and the more I read, the more I understand about "The Journey" towards a healthier me.

I began this trip as a way to make me be accountable to myself for the things I was eating every day. As I read it became very apparent that I was missing most of the picture...goal setting was a huge part. I have an "End Goal" but have taken the advice of "10% Goals" in the interim. That's working for me. I watch my daily/weekly calorie deficit like a madwoman... I also have a weekly goal to have a deficit every week - the amount is not always fixed because life is different week to week... but EVERY week has the deficit goal. Since I started in February of this year, there have been only 3 weeks that I didn't log a deficit - and all three weeks I was travelling. The goal then shifts, to make that up in the following week or two.... it's always with the "End Goal" in mind.

IT CAN BE DONE - You can do whatever you make your mind up to do!! Thanks Sparkers!! Report
When I sat my goal to lose 50 lbs by march, I also thought this is unrealistic, and excepted that I would be happy with what ever I lost. Weight is far so much easier to put on and oh so hard to take off. I know our bodies is not like anyone else,what works for one person might not work for the other. I loved this article it keeps me focus on me, what I can do.Thank You Report
Excellent article. I think it really does help to have the smaller (more easy to attain) goals as well as bigger, longer range goals. The problem I've had in the past is that i get to a certain point and then revert to old bad habits. Keep your eye on that long-term goal of improved health & fitness! Report

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