Monday, January 28, 2013

Day 28 Do you have a goal?

The end of the month is getting so close!! This morning I was still at 270, come on I just need ONE POUND to make my goal for January!! I know I can do it. 

This morning as I was thinking over my journey thus far I realized something, something pretty great actually.  I was thinking of this very goal & knowing that I only needed to lose 1 more lb & while thinking about it I realized how much I LIKED having a goal.  And not a lofty, pie in the sky "I want to be a size 6 one day" goal, but a real, concrete obtainable goal.  In the past when I have embarked on trying to lose weight I always looked at the big picture.  I was always focusing on the end result, never on the journey that would get me there.  I wanted results & I wanted them fast.  I knew in my mind (somewhere way in the back) that I COULD get to my end point if I put in the hard work & stayed the course, but I was so focused on the finish line that I couldn't see the actual race I needed to run.  I didn't want to log the miles, I just wanted to take a helicoptor to the end. Or better yet I wanted a genie in a bottle to just nod her head & poof me there.  I didn't want to struggle.  I didn't want to actually have to think about what I was doing.  I didn't want to put in any REAL work.  I wanted it to be easy, and thoughtless, but as we all know, it is as far from that as you can get.  Now don't get me wrong, it's not impossible, but it does take actual effort.  It takes some thinking, and some planning.  It takes some investment of your time and yes even some sacrifice.  I mean come on, we all know where thoughtless eating gets us (just go take a look at my before pics which are actually still my current pics) and that's nowhere I want to be! 

So, while I was jumping on the scale to see if I'd reached my "goal" I was happy.  Even though I hadn't reached my goal I was still happy. I was happy just to have a goal, and to know that I was the one who set it & I was the one who had almost reached it and that I still can.  ME, I DID THIS!! And I can continue to do this every day until I get to this goal & the next one & the next one. 

So, if you haven't already set you some small attainable goals I challenge you to do so.  Yes one day I want to be 100 lbs less, but right now I just want to get rid of this ONE STINKING POUND!  And you know what?  I will.  And then a new goal will take its place & on & on I'll go running down that path toward the finish line there in the distant future & hopefully you'll be there cheering me on & we'll celebrate together :)



10 comments:

  1. There are still 3 days left in January. 1lb. meh. you got this!

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    1. Girl, guess what the scale said when I woke up this morning!! Yep 269, BUT today was my first day of clinical & I was STARVING so I kind of overdid it on the cals for today, so I'm not going to count it just yet, but I know I'll be there by the 31st for sure!!

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  2. I think having goals is very important! I have monthly goals and longte goals and it gives me something to drive for! Congrats to only being a pins away!

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    1. Yep, I am loving goals, they are very motivating & rewarding.

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  3. You can do it and you will! I need to be more goal oriented going into February

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    1. What I'm going to try to do is just set some goals every month. Some of them will be pound related & some will just be things like drinking more water, getting more exercise, non-scale stuff. February is RIGHT around the corner!!

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    1. I will go check this out as soon as possible!! :)

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  5. Great post Candi! Good luck hitting your goal, just don't obsess over it. I once posted an article about setting SMART goals and in there I talked about the need to set both short term and long term (ultimate) goals. These short term goals help to re-inforce your success (as long as you don't obsess over them).
    -FogDog Weight Loss

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    1. Loving some goals!! It kind of makes things more fun, as long as like you said, you don't obsess over them!.

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