South Beach Diet - 2013 goals and aspirations, Beach style

12-27-2012, 09:02 AM
Seems a lot of us have lost some focus during the holidays (or long before in my case) and are planning a full scale back to basics either this week or after the first. I thought it would be fun/interesting to start our own thread of goals, be they health, fitness, or other for the new year. I'll leave this thread open for posting until mid-January then close it. At the end of the year I'll reopen it for updating. Anyone interested?

12-27-2012, 10:12 AM
I am in,

My goals for 2013 is to:

-Focus on eating healthy and as a result I will see the scale drop by 50 lbs by the end of 2013
-I will exercise 5 times a week- three days some type of Cardio that I am doing at level to get my sweat on and two days of either Yoga or Weights to keep flexible

12-27-2012, 11:36 AM
Count me in!

My fitness goals include a four day bike tour from Ground Zero NYC to the Police Memorial in Washington DC in May. A summer century ride and a fall bike tour somewhere pretty.

Diet (not the losing weight kind) incorporate a new food item once a month to keep things interesting. Who knew chickpeas are great in soup! Eat clean 5 or more days a week and not beat myself up over little indiscretions (I am learning to recognize when my hormones affect my mood/eating) I am not perfect, but I am better than I was :)

12-27-2012, 02:22 PM
I want to lose 139lbs in 2013!

12-27-2012, 04:10 PM
I am trying to spread out some milestones throughout the year. So, my 2013 goals are:

1. To lose 22 pounds before the cruise on April 28 (from 237 to 215)
2. To find a job I love in the first 2 months of the year.
3. To lose an additional 16 pounds before the October cruise to Europe.
4. To make a genuine effort to incorporate exercise into my week (at least once, I will take it).

12-28-2012, 12:36 AM
Hi, I’m new :wave: (I posted in the introductions forum if anyone is so inclined …)

Apart from the eating and exercise goals that are part of SBD:

Sleep: I have wanted to get my sleep under control for several months, since so many health issues are connected with it. I have been off caffeine for a week and feel good; next step is to start going to bed at 9pm in order to get seven hours per night. This will be hard since my daughter (a junior in high school) will go to bed after I do.

Work: I plan to stop bringing it home every night and weekend in order to focus on my health – health that was compromised by the work hours and stress in the first place. (I literally worked myself into the hospital a year ago.) I resolve to start pushing back a little about my work load and delegating more. Oh ... and keep looking for a new job :D

Meals: More meal planning and more family dinners at the table. This is what I intend to do with the time I’m not working into the evening. :) Plus I'll need that time with my daughter since I'll be going to bed an hour earlier than she does.

12-28-2012, 08:04 AM
For me...I think 2012 was such a emotional roller coaster ride, and I am such an emotional eater, and I let it get the best of me (not like I used to though!). I would like to get back under 130 and STAY THERE. Why are sweets and other things such good friends to me?!

I would like make some kind of fitness goal, but I acknowledge life gets in the way and I should do what I can do. I don't want to compromise time with my family to have a leaner body...such a fine line to walk.

12-28-2012, 09:20 AM
I WILL get rid of the extra eight pounds that seem to have reappeared since this time last year. I also WILL get rid of more than that and achieve an overweight BMI.

To do this, I will:
- make more daily menus and stick to them
- continue with gym sessions three days a week
- use the treadmill st home on non-gym days
- walk down for the mail, weather permitting
- eat more veggies and fewer bad carbs
- consistently take my meds as prescribed

12-28-2012, 05:00 PM
Plan meals
Stick to The Plan, but don't run away if I'm off plan for a day or two
Walk at least 30 minutes a day
Triplestep -- welcome! We share a need to handle sleep better. I have to go to bed at the same time each night too (for me, it's 10).
Eat more vegetables. I've cut wheat (yay!) and junk food carbs, but still need to work on vegetables.

12-29-2012, 08:12 AM
Get back to my happy weight (it's a lot further off than I've seen it in the past 4 years)
Log all my food 90% of the time (might take a day off here or there when I'm away and eating out)
Stick to an anti-inflammatory diet at least 80% of the time (no wheat is the biggest piece for me)

Do some kind of intentional movement 5/7 days every week
Move FitBit score to more than 50% active
Complete a 20 mile bike trip
Complete a 10 mile hike

Figure out what I want to do for the next phase of my work life and start moving in that direction

Go to bed at night knowing I've made the most of my day and don't have any unfinished business with those I care about (the old "don't go to bed mad" rule)

12-29-2012, 11:57 PM
I'm a bit new but figured I would jump right in if y'all don't mind! My goals for 2013 are:

- To make it to the gym weekly.
- Make lifestyle changes in relation to my overall health but especially diet wise.
- Finish my degree by fall.
- Make it under 200 by my birthday in August and to goal by the end of 2013.

12-30-2012, 05:41 AM
:welcome3::welcome3:Kristina!! I too jumped right in when I started SB. The forum is very helpful. Check out the recipe section too!! Looking forward to getting to know you :)

12-31-2012, 01:44 PM
This is such a good idea Cyndi. I have been struggling lately, and I'm preparing to reboot myself tomorrow! If the post is closed, can we still edit our posts? I'd like to update mine as I work towards goals if possible!

1. Healthy eating via rededication to SBD
-Complete a clean P1 (Jan 1-14)
-Transition to P2
-Achieve a normal BMI by June 1
-Plan meals and shop
-Post meal plans on SBD boards
-Once in P2, keep on top of calories regularly with MFP
-Attend TOPS weekly

2. Exercise
-Cardio exercise 3x/wk minimum
-Body Pump 1x/week
-Drop into Yoga or Body Flow 1/week
-Joined a hiking group - attend atleast 1/month

12-31-2012, 03:35 PM
I'm here too

I have been doing quite well in keeping on plan but have to work on the following:
- learn how to handle food in social situations and eating out. Everything seems to go out the window once I am out of my environment.
- I do well when I drink my 8 glasses of water but seem to often forget.
- plan my weekly menu, its an important part in my daily eating habit.
- yes, post my meal plans on sbd boards is such an important part of my daily routine.

- strengthen my back
- daily walk and trail walk in warmer weather.
- do at least 10 minutes bike each night

About 10 years ago my dr. sent me to a weight specialist.
they took measurements and weight and determined that my ideal weight should be 155. I will be 69 in August so I feel this is a good goal. almost there.