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SMART Plan and Goals

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Here is what I can do, in concrete steps, to ensure success in this journey to health:

---Every morning, I will read my list of reasons for losing weight (my Advantages card), so I remember why I DO care about losing weight.

I need to keep central in my mind the reasons why I want to lose weight. If I lose touch with these things, then I fall back into stress eating and mindless comfort-bingeing.

--- I will talk to someone BEFORE bingeing. I will not do mindless grazing/overeating until I have had at least one conversation with someone about it.

When I isolate, I feel disappointed, desperate and depressed about myself. It becomes a self-perpetuating cycle: binge, feel bad, binge, feel bad. But, I know that the one thing that helps me feel better is to share how I feel, and to not try to "go it alone." I can talk with my partner, who is a wonderful listener, and who supports me on this journey. Like my friend said: "my mind is like a bad neighborhood - I don't want to go there alone."

--- I will plan my meals, and will track my food as best as I can. Using the nutrition tracking makes me accountable for every bite in my mouth. I absolutely HATE tracking binges, so maybe it will help prevent them!!

--- I will make a daily affirmation that "my body is strong and I can work out today." I fight against working out because I have some physical limitations caused by arthritis and degenerative disc disease. But, the reality is that I CAN do many things. If a paraplegic person can play basketball and "run" a marathon, then I can get off my butt and workout!

--- I will do intentional exercise of some type at least 3 times a week.

--- My goal is to lose 15 pounds by November 29th !!!!!
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    Love you SMART goals!! With that mindset, you can do it!!
    1418 days ago
    We got this! One little goal at a time until we reach the big one. You're DP being on board and supportive will do wonders for your journey.
    1418 days ago
    I LOVE that all of your goals are things YOU have control over! They ARE realistic and achievable. And they do describe small, active choices that will help you achieve your overall goal. You got this!
    1418 days ago
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