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Sunday, November 23, 2008

I was having a conversation with a co worker this week, about my progress with weight loss, and we touched upon the subject of goal-setting. She was surprised that I didn't have weekly mini-goals set for my weight. I tried to explain to her that it was a preference for me, more for psychological reasons than anything else.

I know myself. I know from experience that when I've set weekly goals for my weight, I've always failed miserably. Being an emotional eater, when I saw that I didn't meet a goal, I would go into a binge and eat, which would ultimately lead to the end of my plan to lose weight.

I explained to her that by setting one easily attainable long-term goal, I was setting myself up an automatic success. Fifty pounds by October, 2009, and I'm already 11.9 pounds closer! That leaves me 38.1 pounds to lose in the next 11 months. It also leaves me room to not only achieve my goal, but to surpass it.

The smile on her face showed that she understood exactly what I meant.

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    I love that you realize what works for you. With so much information out there, there's a lot of opinions on weight loss but in the end you have to find what works for you and you know that. For me I need weekly goals or it all seems like so much to do. For my best friend Amber she can't stop that and only wants one goal to peck away at. Both of us are dedicated. Find what works for you and it will work!
    4439 days ago
  • ASH72461
    i'm with you.
    every day is a fresh start.
    other wise i would have gave up along time ago
    we all try to do the best we can each day.
    spark people has been a very positive influnce for me. emoticon
    4440 days ago
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