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Friday, January 1st, 2010

Resolution 2010

I've read several opinions on resolutions the last few days. Several people said they don't like resolutions because it is just a set-up for failure and that general goals and overall improvements are a better ambition.

I was 100 percent in agreement with that philosophy...until this year. I have always given myself vague descriptions of areas that I should improve in the coming year, and you know where that has gotten me? Exactly nowhere.

By being ambiguous instead of setting precise (but attainable) goals, I think I've given myself permission to fail. Every year, when I have made no progress toward improvement, I just think to myself, "No big deal. I'm not letting myself down, because I didn't expect anything out of me."

So this year I'm going to try something different. I'm going to lose 28 pounds by my 28th birthday. I'm going to be aware of the things I eat and accountable for the choices I make. There, I've said it. It's right there in writing. Most years I won't even say my meager "goal" out loud so that way no one can hold me to it. This year, I want to be held responsible. This year, I want to be different!


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8 Comments
billpearch
Good luck!
Bill Pearch   Friday, January 1, 2010
YammaSue
WooHoo! You can do it ~ I know you can!

(Now, should I plan to lose 52 lbs by my 52nd Bday?.....hmmm, that would be a good idea....I'll need to ponder a bit)
YammaSue   Friday, January 1, 2010
Ames
Yes! I think we need to!!

I just did the math: I would need to lose 1.4 lbs a week to attain this goal. Totally doable.

And guess what, yours is the same! 1.4 lbs a week! We can do it!!
Ames   Friday, January 1, 2010
YammaSue
Ok. You're on!
I really want to be able to run with the Grandbabes as they get more mobile & faster.
YammaSue   Friday, January 1, 2010
MrDullenty
This is totally doable! I lost a bunch of weight just walking, not jogging, running, or even eating right. When the weather breaks I will walk with you :) I want to lose a few pounds myself. Lets do this!!
JMD   Friday, January 1, 2010
girlcarew
Good luck! I think putting it out there as a "I'm doing it" and just putting it out there in general is a great start!
girlcarew   Saturday, January 2, 2010
RAGrise
That amount of weightloss per week is exactly where doctors want you to be. 2# a week is too much. . .
Good luck. It sounds like you need an accountability partner as much as I do. LOL It'd be great if you and Yamma could do this together!
Richie & Ashley   Saturday, January 2, 2010
igna83
The slower you lose it and the more you move + eat better, the easier it is to keep it off. I went from 317 to 285 between April and October 2009, then the whole family got sick and started dropping like flies! So the gym time suffered for 8 weeks, but you know what? I maintained that weight loss! YAY ME! I've been back at the gym for a few weeks doing my circuit training, but am off for 10 days (rotator cuff injury), then will start back up slowly and add Zumba by the end of January! And I actually MISS the gym when I don't go. Good luck you all!!
Angi   Saturday, January 2, 2010
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