SUSIEGKORN   52,279
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Goals and Action Plan for 2015

1-1-2015
I've taken time to reflect on and to set meaningful and realistic goals. It will give me a clear path of where I am and where I'm headed.

I will post my goals on my fridge and on my bathroom mirror where I'll see them multiple times a day to keep myself focused and motivated.

I have created a supportive environment around me to increase my chances of success by removing most processed foods from my fridge and pantry, by telling my niece, Kara, my ...
1-1-2015
I've taken time to reflect on and to set meaningful and realistic goals. It will give me a clear path of where I am and where I'm headed.

I will post my goals on my fridge and on my bathroom mirror where I'll see them multiple times a day to keep myself focused and motivated.

I have created a supportive environment around me to increase my chances of success by removing most processed foods from my fridge and pantry, by telling my niece, Kara, my plan and setting up workout days with her, and by sharing my plan on my Spark page and blog. I will check in with Spark friends a few times each week to support them, and for their encouragement.

I will evaluate my goals monthly to see if I need to make any changes, and to reward my successes.

Long Term Goals for 2015:
1. lose at least 47 pounds
2. make fitness a natural part of my week
3. make healthy food choices a natural daily activity
4. allow for guilt-free treat days during special occasions/vacations

Medium Term Goals for 2015:
1. Lose 14 - 21 pounds by April 12 trip to Boston
(14 weeks X 1 to 1.5 pounds ave. per week)
2. Lose 3 - 4.5 pounds by May 7 trip to Michigan
(3 weeks X 1 to 1.5 pounds ave. per week)
3. Lose 11 - 16.5 pounds by August 4 trip to Cincinnati
(11 weeks X 1 to 1.5 pounds ave. per week)
4. Lose 7 - 10.5 pounds by September 27 trip to New York
(7 weeks X 1 to 1.5 pounds ave. per week)
5. Lose 12 - 18 pounds by Dec. 31
(12 weeks X 1 to 1.5 pounds ave. per week)
Total weight loss: 47 to 70.5 pounds in 2015
(47 weeks-didn't include weeks of vacation and rounded down if days during goal period added to less than a week)

Action Plan:
1. Fitness:
a. Walk, ride stationary bike, do water aerobics, or workout DVD 5 X per week
b. Strength training 3 X per week

2. Diet:
a. Dr. Mark Hyman's 10-day Detox plan & transition plan for nutritional choices
b. Drink at least 8 glasses of water daily

3. Emotional/Mental Health:
a. Plan meals and schedule workouts
b. Sleep ~ Get 7-8 hours per night!
c. Daily positive self-talk.
d. Daily spiritual reading.
e. Weekly Spark interaction and check in with my niece
f. Evaluate my goals monthly to make any necessary changes
g. Chart weight weekly on Monday mornings, and chart fitness minutes in my
Progress Calendar that I keep on my desk; chart weight monthly on Spark,
chart fitness minutes each time
h. Reward myself with something from my rewards list for each 20 pound loss
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Member Since: 10/10/2010

SparkPoints: 52,279

Fitness Minutes: 27,257

My Goals:
Work toward losing 10 pounds, reward myself then move forward to the next 10 pounds.

Evaluate my goals regularly to make necessary changes.

Cardio 3 X per week
Strength train 2 X per week

Make nutritional choices including at least 8 glasses of water daily, 5 or more fruits and veggies daily.

Plan meals and schedule workouts

Get 7-8 hours sleep nightly.

Daily positive self-talk.

Daily spiritual reading.


My Program:
I will make fitness a natural part of my week and healthy food choices a natural daily activity with allowances for guilt-free treat meals during special occasions and vacations.

Personal Information:
My name is Susie. I'm a 58-year old, retired teacher, from St. Peters, Missouri. I've been blessed with a strong faith, a good family and many friends, all of which are important to me.

I've been overweight since I was a child. I will never give up on changing that!

Other Information:
July 2015 Goal: to lose an ave. of 1-1.5 lbs per week
for the rest of the year!
(23-34.5 pounds total weight loss)

Starting weight: 255 7-20-15
Goal by end of 2015: 220 to 232 pounds

Other Weight info:
4/30/09 284.8 lbs
highest weight

10/10/10 274 lbs
when I joined Spark

10/10/11 221.0
53 pounds lost
1 year Sparkversary!

10-1-12 228
10-2-13 251.6
10-1-14 254.9

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Member Comments:
SPARKELSTAR
7/26/2015 5:46:37 PM

emoticon Hello Susie -

I saw U over on Saphrael/ Brenda's Spark-Page, w/ such nice notes, that I went to U'r page, just out of curiosity. (By the way, I think Brenda's THE BEST!!! She was the Co-Captain when I started a BLC challenge, but I switched teams, so I'm not in contact as often as when I was a Resolute Renegade.)

I'm SparkelStar / Constance in Berkeley, CA...

CONGRADULATIONS on doing U'r Accountability Blogs!!! & Congrats for Sticking w/ Spark & Making GREAT PROGRESS!!!

I have some things in common w/ U... I'm 60, no kids (I never married, but I do have a very nice Beau now), I too was engaged to someone I thought I'd marry, have kids with, & spend my life with. He broke it off & I was devastated!!!! emoticon

If U have time U'r welcome to visit my page & look at a few blogs... I try to get photos in every blog. And I just decided to do some YouTube VLOGS last week, because at times Spark is just too "Quiet" & I do like to See People, Hear Them, & Share more than Writing allows... If U want to see who I am on YouTube, I'm "Constance in Berkeley, CA".

Whether U check me out, or not, I think we agree... BRENDA is AWESOME!!! I'm SO GLAD I met her as a Resolute Renegade... In fact, she was the VERY BEST PART of being a Resolute Renegade...
YAY BRENDA!!! emoticon emoticon

xoxo ❤ Constance in Berkeley, CA / SparkelStar emoticon

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GOINGTODOTHIS2
7/22/2015 5:56:55 PM

Hey, thanks for stopping by my page and offering some encouragement. I really needed it that day. We all have them. I was so disappointed. However, I'm over it and still going strong.

I hope you are having some success!



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SWEETMAGNOLIA2
7/22/2015 1:13:20 PM

Hey Susie! It was good to see your comment on my page this morning! Glad you are back at it. I'm hanging in here, too. We're here to help each other.

Yes, I hope to not have to move again. I was able to buy a home on almost 5 acres in the country. God gets all the credit the way it all worked out.

Bet it's been hot where you are. Here, too, with 90's and sometimes 100 temps. Take care and stay cool and hydrated!
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Comment edited on: 7/22/2015 1:16:50 PM

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BMCC488
7/21/2015 8:53:21 PM

Thank you! Two workouts in one day! emoticon Mowing the lawn is definitely exercise lol, especially when it's warm/hot outside. I mowed the lawn last week when it was around 85 degrees, with a heat index probably around 90 or a little over. I didn't realize it at the time and it had to be done either way. You definitely need more water when you workout outside in the heat.



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BMCC488
7/20/2015 10:27:22 PM

I'm doing pretty well. How are you?



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