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Use Smart Goal-Setting Techniques

All Weight Loss Goals are Not Created Equal

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LEANJOGREENE

9/27/2013 3:46:24 AM

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I'm a firm believer in setting goals and this article puts it into perspective and gives clarity.

DELLMEL

9/3/2013 12:46:53 PM

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Love the article.

STANDFIRMAJ

6/17/2013 2:40:01 PM

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I like the article.

ERICLARSON

10/2/2012 10:16:56 AM

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really sound advice on goal setting in any context. Thanks!

GMAGEE

12/12/2011 9:56:01 AM

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I really enjoyed the three articles from this Best of SparkPeople Daily. Very straightforward and motivational. Thanks for reminding us to set goals and to concentrate on each step toward that goal so as not to get overwhelmed. These are keepers. Thank you!

DORIE57

10/6/2011 7:57:23 PM

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Straight forward and to the point. Simplifies setting the goal making it a no brainer to get started.

SPIRIT4LIFE

7/12/2011 9:35:43 AM

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Great article.

PATCHESMANY

6/4/2011 10:53:37 PM

great article. I will do this this week.

MDOUGE

5/26/2011 12:45:25 PM

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What a great article!! I just did quite a bit of what was said last night! So as I'm beginning this new process, I'll take what I've learned here and fine tune it. Woohoo! So excited!

ELENA_DIEM

5/24/2011 1:47:06 PM

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I read this article in November 2010, and I followed the tips to the T. Six months later, I have met each of the goals I have set, and I feel confident that I am going to meet the rest of my goals. I realized, after reading this article, that the Key thing missing from my previous weightloss attempts was a solid layout of goals.
Lately, I have been feeling overwhelmed and discouraged with my progress and efforts. I'm glad to have found this article by chance again today. Seeing that this helped me form my "blueprints", and stick to them, is encouraging to me. It's also inspired me to reevaluate my plans today and refresh my approach by adding some new goals which I couldn't have foreseen a few months back (i.e. I'm now feeling energetic and fit enough to take up a Zumba class, which was NOT on my original blueprints!) Thanks again, Mike, for a really important and relevant article!

JACKIETORILLC

5/24/2011 12:16:13 PM

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GrEaT article...comes at the perfect time too, time to redefine those goals i set months ago.

NELLYBEE

5/24/2011 11:48:39 AM

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I would like some advice about what to do when people make unwanted coments about my progress (eg. "oh, you have a long way to go"), or about my slippings ("this way you'll never reach your goal") etc. It really hurts my feelings, and I feel like what's the point?, it makes no difference anyhow.... I know it does make a difference, and I know I want to do this because I want to be healthier, but it's true, I have a very fragile will power, and my self esteem goes down bellow when people make those kinds of comments.

JEAN7376

5/24/2011 8:33:41 AM

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I am about to start on this journey to lose weight once again. This article really helped me. Long term and short term goals make a lot of sense to me. Wish me luck.

HEATLW

5/24/2011 6:45:37 AM

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REMEMBER all, SMART stands for:

S - Specific
M - Measurable
A - Attainable
R - Realistic
T - Time bound

SUNSHINE65

4/12/2011 9:24:52 PM

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I have had the same goals for 11 years now. Nada. No matter what I do I do not lose weight. I start an exercise program fitting for a 71 year old, and my body gives out. No good feedback, no victories, no nothing. I GIVE UP!!!!!!!!!

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