Saturday, September 8, 2012

Happy and Inspired by Setting and Achieving Smaller Goals

Hello:

I am very excited and inspired to share some of my progress this past 6 weeks:

After the 6 week session of the Fab Four Challenge group, I have lost 13.8 pounds. Love the challenges everyday, and making sure I am logging everything I eat and all the exercise I do, helps hold myself accountable. I think this has really helped me by setting smaller goals to work towards. I had set a goal of 10 lbs in six weeks and and exceded it by 3.8 lbs. The great thing I think that pushed me hard was the overall ranking every week. They post the top ten people that had great weight loss and results for that week. Then they post the overall ranking out of all the participants. I was very pleased to be in the #3 position. I guess my competitive side kicks in and this helps to push me further every week.

We just started another session. In the next four weeks I am wanting to lose at least 8 lbs, by Oct 2nd. I really want to excede that too. I try not to dwell on the larger amount of weight I know I need to lose, and by focusing on smaller goals, I have been more successful.

I decided to purchase a ultra fitbit so that I could get my count of steps I walk every day. 10,000 steps is my goal. It has a feature to clock off when you go to sleep and you wear it on your wrist to monitor your sleep pattern. This morning when I checked, I slept 7 hours and I woke up after 2 hours and then every hour on the hour. Which we had thunderstorms come through last night with very loud thunder so I am thinking this could have affected my sleep pattern. Tonight I will see how it goes.

The great thing about the fit bit it can be synced up with my MFP account to get a better accurate calorie burn.

Here is a tip I have done at work. I made a poster that I have put up on my wall at work showing my goal to lose for the session and I post every week how much weight loss I have made. (even the gains). Yess one week I gained a pound, which I am convinced it was probably water retention. Or my friends told me muscle weight gain. (Now my co-workers know I am working on losing weight so this is just another way to hold myself accountable.)

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The following was taken from Fitbie.com - 7 Tips for Lasting Weight Loss

Two decades ago, comedian Billy Crystal joked that it’s better to look good than to feel good. Celeb trainer Dolvett Quince—who joined The Biggest Loser’s training team last season—believes the two go hand in hand.

The 38-year-old Quince Dolvett —starring in two just-released Biggest Loser DVDs, At Home Challenge and Calorie Knockout—takes pride in guiding people through “complete mind-body-soul transformations.”

One of the keys, he says, is to “really fall in love with this thing called fitness. It’s really the kindest thing we can do is to take care of ourselves like it really matters, to live that feeling and that lifestyle.”

to read the complete article go to:

http://fitbie.msn.com/tips/7-tips-lasting-weight-loss/tip/5



I am a true believer that to be successful you need to push yourself, and have a great support system. I feel that MFP has given me the best support.

Remember the time you put into helping yourself during your journey will get you closer and closer to your ultimate goal.

Good bye my friend,

Thank you for reading my post.

Lovey

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