Weight Loss: Goal Setting, Realizations and Changes

My original goal weight is just 25 pounds away from where I want to be.  I probably will come up with another goal once I achieve my first goal, but let’s start there.

I knew I was making some bad choices which was keeping me from where I wanted to be. I also knew that I needed to set a goal with a realistic timeline and figure out how I was going to achieve that goal.

Step One:  Realizations

I hit a plateau and stayed there for quite a while.  I have to say the fact that I started snacking a lot more and had a cheat meal a few weeks in a row probably didn’t help the situation.  I came to the realization that I was eating more to satisfy a taste I was craving rather than to satisfy a hunger.

Step Two:  Setting a Goal

I had to set a goal, well reset my original one, and put in place a timeline to achieve that goal.  I decided I wanted to lose at least 25 pounds by September 1st which happened to be right before our trip to Hawaii.

Step Three:  Making Changes

I needed to figure out how I was going to accomplish the goal I set for myself.  I took into account the realizations I had come to in step one when deciding what changes I was going to make.  The first thing I knew I wanted to do was eliminate the snacking I was doing throughout the day.  I knew that implementing intermittent fasting would help with this tremendously.  I also decided that I would not have cheat days any time other than when we were traveling.  I also needed to reduce my portions as I found myself slowly starting to creep back into the land of larger portions.  Finally I needed to incorporate more exercise into my daily routine.

So with all that figured out, it’s time to put the plan in action.  Stay tuned for updates!

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Snacking less and more exercise – that’s my plan too!

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    1. You’ve got this!! 😁

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