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S.M.A.R.T. Goals for BLC24

Sunday, January 19, 2014

My goal is to lose 5 lbs this round of BLC and how I will go about it is as follows:

Work to improve my veggie consumption daily. Shoot for 2-3 along with 2-3 servings of fruit. emoticon Cut sugars (no baked goods) and increase protein. Doing this also cuts carbs so will work to stay on the lower end of my calorie range. 1200 is the goal. I will allow 1-2 dark chocolate kisses on occasion but will count like all other foods consumed. emoticon

Since veggies is tough I will work to get a salad daily whether I must make it myself or find a place to buy one. I will also make a veggie with our evening meal and try some new recipes. Homework will be involved for this but I need, and must, do it. If I only loved them. Hopefully I can learn to love them. emoticon emoticon emoticon

Tracking is key for me. I will track my food and exercise daily. I will also post to the team tracking thread daily so it makes less stress doing it all at once at the end of the week.
I will continue to work with weights 2x a week for toning and tightening of these old muscles and hopeful it helps with the hip pain. Will pay attention and if need be, see a doctor.

Daily I will work towards at least 30 minutes of cardio and alternating upper and lower for toning and tightening. emoticon

My friend LILYGAL is my accountability buddy and we plan to talk via telephone weekly besides our daily texts on keeping one another focused especially when we are tempted to make poor choices. emoticon

My reward for making my goal this round will be to spend an entire day in my sewing room!

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    You can definitely do it! Measurable, time-oriented goals are the way to go. I worry about folks who have goals like "eat better." Eat better than what? A goat? Your sister? There's no accountability tied to goals like that and that's why people let themselves down so often. It's not that they lack the willpower, they just haven't articulated their goals in a way that makes them achievable.
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    Very reasonable goal. Together emoticon
    2503 days ago
    Sounds like a great plan and you can o it. Do you like soups like veggie soup, maybe that would be a good way to get he veggies in if salad isn't"t your thing. You can do this and sounds like you and Lilygal have a great system!
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    Your mention of the chicken for lunch was what got me to watching my protein again in BLC23. Are you still doing that? Will you have it in your salads? That is something that I like to do in the summer - a salad with pan-grilled chicken. Maybe you would enjoy some of the salads in a jar like Diane makes.

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    You CAN learn to love (some) veggies. I am living proof! I don't think I ate a single green veggie until I was in my twenties. My dad was picky and Irish and our "veggies" were potatoes, butternut squash, and corn! Mom and Dad would occasionally eat hearts of Iceberg lettuce. I started eating veggies when I went on a diet in my twenties. I would cut them up and eat the veggies with a bite of meat. That's how it started. Now if I don't have broccoli, or green beans or asparagus or zucchini or similar, I feel like my meal isn't complete. I can eat a meal without starch, but not without veggies. But the funny thing is that I STILL eat them with my meat.
    2504 days ago
    You are right on target!! Thanks for being my accountability buddy!! You keep me focused! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    Yes ... emoticon
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