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I need some help makeing a goal.

Friday, September 27, 2013

The goal is I want to lose 12 pounds. a goal needs to have action steps.... so here are a few ideals for that.
1. I will record my intake better by writing my foods down as they are prepared or before i eat them.
2. I will incorporate more fruits into my eating to deduce cravings for sweets.
3. I will focus on getting in my liquids, herbal teas will help.
4. I will learn to cook with atleast 3 new whole foods, Found at the market in Quakertown with direction from my friend Danielle.
5. I will set up a area in my new apartment for exercise.
6. I will invite Laura and Jen to walk with me in the Trexler park, at the Rose Garden or on the Rail trail.
7. I will try one of the restaurants found in the buy fresh local guide that use's organic and local ingredients.
8. I will learn to play the Wii using the balance board.
9. Continue to do Brian's weight lifting excersizes every other day.
I know i cant do all these things at once so right now I'm going to try to drink the appropriate amount of liquid I feel like I'm not drinking enough.
Please give me some tips on how to better write a goal or show me a example of one of your goals.
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  • STRINGI719
    I agree that it's best to focus on 1-3 new healthy behaviors and spend a good 3-4 weeks making them habits, or permanent lifestyle changes, before tackling any more.

    I would say off the top of my head that water intake, food tracking, and consistent activity are 3 great habits to start with!
    2307 days ago
    Looks good to me. emoticon
    2313 days ago
    I think this is a great plan and fantastic that you've put it to paper, which seems to make it more real. I also think it's good you recognize that you need to take a realistic approach by not taking on everything at once. Taking on one or two new goals at a time will help you focus on making them become "habit". Once they become habit, i.e. you don't have to think about it so much but rather it's just part of your routine, then add one or two more. Sounds like you're already doing #9. Staying adequately hydrated is a great starting point, there are many benefits as you are probably aware. If you don't care for drinking plain water, herbal teas are a good choice, and can be enjoyed hot or iced. I've been drinking a lot of iced tea to wean myself off of diet soda. I make it with a mix of regular tea and herbal teas. The right herbal tea mix reduces the need to sweeten. I bought extra water bottles. A new glass one from target (Zulu Athletics brand) for $15. I really like the glass. I use that one at work and drink from it all day. I bought BPA free plastic, one to keep in the car at all times and two to use as home. All have volume marks so I know how much I'm drinking and I'm religious about tracking it in Spark People (I count iced tea as water).

    I'm also religious about recording my food in Spark People and running the daily nutrition report. It's very telling. So my suggestion is focus on #1 and #3 for a month (or the time period that works for you) to ensure those steps become habit. Then add a couple more from your list. Good luck!!
    2313 days ago
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