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Old 05-22-2011, 07:16 AM   #1
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Enough with the lazy diet approach. The weight is coming off but I have been extremely passive about it the last few weeks. I am neither lazy nor passive. Here are my goals.

Ladies and gents, I need help being accountable for these goals.

202 Current
199 Onederland: Goal Sunday May 29th
196 No longer obese: Goal June 5th
185 by Birthday: Six weeks-ish from now
165 by Departure for paradise sixteen weeks-ish

I CAN DO THIS!
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:03 AM   #2
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I think it's great that you want to take a more active role in your own process, but in my opinion setting time-based numerical goals is not the best way to do that. You can't control the dates on which you hit those milestones. If you want to set goals that get you working, then the goals should be stuff that's within your control - your goal itself should be to do the stuff that you don't feel you are doing enough of now.

In what way do you feel you are being too passive? Is it not exercising enough? then make 5 days/week of exercise your goal. Is it inadequate planning? then make planning your meals every week your goal. You see what I'm getting at?

If you make your goals based upon actions that you can actually accomplish through your own behavior, you have complete control over whether you accomplish your goals, and the weight will come off as it comes off. If you make the goals based upon the whims and fluctuations of your body, you can do everything right and still miss your goal. Why set yourself up for that?
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Today, working off a partial regain. Current weight: 179.
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* Make the best choice I can make, with every choice.
* Remember that the temptation in front of me is not the last of its kind that I will ever see; say "I'll pass today."
* Say "no!" to my whiny inner five-year-old.

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Old 05-22-2011, 09:08 AM   #3
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I agree with carter. It's great that you want to move it to a higher level, but maybe use behavioral goals instead of scale numbers--for example, stay on plan for 7 days. Exercise 5 days out of 7. And then re-set your goals every week. You really have no control over what number will pop up on the scale on any particular date.

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Old 05-24-2011, 04:05 AM   #4
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Thanks for the input ladies. Excellent feedback. Have amended goals, and trying not to be so impatient.

Cheers!
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