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Old 07-29-2008, 06:50 AM   #12
Pandora123a
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Kathy,

Lots of good advice, I will throw in one more thing.

I'm always sabotaged when I link goals to time. If I achieve the goal in the time, fine, but if I don't, then I am depressed and unmotivated, I concentrate on the goal I didn't meet rather than the loss I did have.

My doctor suggested I try to lose two pounds a month. I've now modified it to I want to lose some weight every month. So far (about four months) I have exceeded her goal nicely...but that very minimal goal has helped me relax. I'm on the right track. I want to get to my goal, and if it takes longer, well, the goal is really the point, but learning the habits and skills that will allow me to stay there is even more significant! (And slower is definitely better for that.)
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