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Needing a More Timely Goal

Friday, June 28, 2013

Initially when I signed up and wanted to loose nearly 50lbs, I had a goal date many months out. This was critical to accommodate the amount of weight I wanted to loose. The problem for me was that the date was too far out.

With my only goal being my final goal, and being close to 6 months away, I was telling myself I didn't need to be strict or committed to my new lifestyle yet. I had time to hold on to my old ways and still meet my goal... I was getting nowhere! Yet feeling defeated daily or just forgetting about the new version of myself that I wanted to become.

So, God blessed me by moving a far off wedding to a much sooner date. I will be attending a friends wedding in just under 60days. I am now realizing that if I don't make the new lifestyle changes TODAY, I will see no progress in two months and I will be very disappointed. So, I am inspired to stick to the eating and exercise plans I have. I have a sense of urgency on my mind and in my heart. I KNOW this is going to be difficult. Breaking old habits that have brought me momentary joy for years will be painful. Creating new habits with my time (less TV more exercise and meal planning)/body (using it and feeling some pain, stretching it) /food (eating things that aren't my first choice) and reprogramming my taste buds will not be easy... I have a short, realistic, specific goals though and I will achieve them one day, one decision at a time! emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

NEWCHICK 6/30/2013 2:21AM

    It sounds like you are honest with yourself. And as silly as that may sound I think it is crucial to success. I wish you all the best on your journey! Be good to you!

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ACRAIG921 6/28/2013 2:15PM

    Great job! We have to remember that everybody's program is different and some people succeed with larger goals and some with smaller one. I like Teecea's idea of 10lb increments. It seems more managable. I think I might try that approach instead of one large goal. Best of luck in your journey. I'm here if you need support :)

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TEECEA 6/28/2013 12:11PM

    It can get overwhelming thinking of an out there goal & achieving it...I think about my journey in 10 lb increments, that way my only goal is to lose 10 lbs every 5 weeks.. it really helps especially since I have 150 lbs to lose.
Thanks for your blog & good luck!

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