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Saturday, 25 February 2012

Today is one of the goal dates I set...

Yes, today is one of the goal dates I set along my journey to my final goal. I saw a friend today that I hadn't seen in a year, and I was shooting for 177 lbs for today. Well... I didn't make that goal. I am somewhat upset about it because on the 19th I was 179.5 lbs, but unfortunately this past week I went up instead of down, so today I was back where I was on the 19th... 179.5. Granted that is only 2.5 lbs away from where I was hoping to be today, and oh my gosh, I could have done soooo much worse. Also I can't minimize the fact that I have lost 16.5 lbs since Jan. 1. I am proud of the weight loss, but I'm more proud of the fact that I have stuck with it. There have been set backs, and tests, but over these last 8 weeks I have never considered throwing in the towel. Yeah me!

One thing I do need to do is to get more proactive with getting more consistent exercise. I have been walking, but not everyday, sometimes not for days in a row. I haven't been to the gym for probably a month. Pilates... at least a month. I need to get my body moving more. I haven't hit a plateau yet, but more exercise will help avoid that, it will help the weight come off faster, not to mention make  my body look better now and when the weight is off.

So... my goals;
-keeping the calories under 1700 has been easy, as has writing everything down, I will keep that up
-drinking a minimum of 8 glasses of water
-the earrings and perfume have gone well
-I have been doing well with the flossing, and the lotion, I'll keep that up
-I have been making progress with the courses, I'm enjoying them, and will work harder
-I did get some stuff to donation, I need to round up more, 1 bag this week
-I need to do more random smiling, as weird as it sounds, it really does feel good
-going to continue the leg exercises while I brush my teeth, such a little thing, but every bit helps
-I'll walk everyday
-I will either get to the gym, or do pilates 3 times this week
-I'm going to try to make plans to get together with a friend
-Even though I eat quite well I'm going to make and effort to eat more fibre

So that's it. Next goal date is March 16th, 3 weeks, I am going to stick with my original goal for that date and hope I can make up the 2.5 lbs that I am short on today's goal. So that means I'm shooting for 171 lbs for March 16. One day, one hour, one minute, one decision at a time and I will have the success I'm hoping for.

What works best for you? Setting a goal weight by a date, or just concentrating on one day at a time?


  1. I think different things work for different people. Setting goals for a month or longer can just add another source of stress. It can be something else to beat ourselves up about. I think behavior changes are best - exercising, drinking water, sensible eating, waiting for true hunger to eat, stopping at satisfied; those are the things that will make weight loss permanent. Take care.

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