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First Goal Reached: One Under "One Under"

Monday, July 10, 2017

In the past I haven't set incremental goals for weight loss -- which I think was a big mistake. With so much weight to lose, focusing on a date almost a year in the future left a lot of room for rationalizing with "I'll make up for this later" and not staying engaged. The journey was just too long, with too few rewards.

I started this time at 226. I've been bouncing around between 222 and 228 for several years now, and the lowest I've been was 219 -- after my hysterectomy. I'd also hit that weight (very) occasionally just through the normal course of things. So my first goal was 218: one under the "one under 220" -- if that makes any sense.

I hit that goal this morning: 8lbs down.

My new goal is 209. because I want to see that zero in the middle.

I'll keep making up new incremental goals as I progress. At this point, I can't imagine setting such a goal for ten pounds or more. It would take too long to achieve.

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  • BELLE_SAKURA
    those are fantastic goals. i believe you can do it. its not easy but in the long run you can definitely do it
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  • JOHNMARTINMILES
    Incremental goals help you keep the goal in sight and not have it over the hill and far away!

    Keep on Keeping on!

    Make today the greatest day of your life!
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