Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Goal Setting

I have been working on updating my blog to fill it with more current information.

I want to do something with my recipes page, but I'm stalling because it feels like a big project and I have plenty of other things to focus on right now.

...like goal setting!

I need to finish setting my weight loss and fitness goals for the year!

So far I have a few that you can find here. You'll notice there are a few slots for "TBD" (To Be Determined) because I haven't figured them out yet.

Can you help?


Missy said...

I love your goal chart. And your tangible goals. I like the 3,000 mile idea...something to think about...

Ann said...

I have a few questions and comments (which are simply my opinion, so take it for what it is) - Why are you only journaling 6 out of 7 days? Why not 7 days? And why are you only eating dinner at home 4 out of 7 days?

I understand wanting to make your goals achievable, but maybe you need to think about the person you want to become, and whether or not your goals are helping you be that person? I've lost over 35 lbs in the past 3 months, and it's from eating dinner EVERY DAY at home (maybe out once or twice a month), and writing down EVERYTHING I eat, every single day.

Again - just my honest feedback. :) If those goals work for you and challenge and push you, then keep it up! And if not, revising your goal is TOTALLY okay!!

Valerie said...

I really like the do a pull up goal. I think I'll set that as one of my goals too! For this year, my big goal is to run a 10k. Eventually I'd love to do a marathon and a triathlon, but I figured I'd start small and work my way up.

nic said...

Ann, mostly because I have been doing this for 8 years.

The person I want to be is not the person who stays home to eat dinner every night. Its the person who eats in moderation so that they can join the social fun without feeling tied down to a "diet." 4 out of 7 because I am really only home 4 out of 7 nights, but as you'll see in my goal tracker I have eaten at home every night this year.

For tracking, let's say I am on vacation. I'm still eating in moderation, but I am not going to be online all day everyday like I am in daily worklife, so I will take a hiatus, but the 7 days a week I have been tracking will make up for that.

I have simple set these up to be attainable and reasonable for someone who is not new to weight loss and knows that every day life gets in the way sometimes.

Congrats on your loss!

nic said...

I hope I am not coming off as too defensive. I have lost 60lbs and put about 15 back on during a divorce and lifestyle change, so I know how to make things work for me but LOVE your opinions. Just trying to be sure the back story is there.

Anonymous said...

i didn't think you sounded defensive. ann had a good point about what works for her, but you had a good story about how that wouldn't work for you. i read ann's blog and she really is doing great losing weight, but i agree with you that i don't want to be the kind of person that is always home journaling my food. need to find the balance i guess.

ps - i love your photo progress. it always inspires me :)

Alexa said...


You're right. You can't be the person who doesn't go to happy hour, because you might get fat. Or tells your family not to have sweet treats at holidays, because they'll tempt you. Life still happens, and I see what you're saying, because you've been doing this for eight years.

For some people, being hyper sensitive and keeping track of every bite, every exercise works, for others, it can make them freak out and revert in the opposite direction.

Also, you have kept a significant amount of weight off for a long time, and that says something. It's one thing to lose weight, it's another to keep it off.

Jen, a priorfatgirl said...

Hey Lady! Goal setting = SO HUGE! I think your goals are perfect. One of the biggest things that cause people to fail is that they compare themselves to others and then when they struggle or don't get the same results as others, they give up.

I'm glad that your goals are set to what you think will be a challenge for yourself, not because you are following what works or has worked for someone else.

No sugar coating included - the goal setting is the easy part. The hard part is doing it. GO GO GO GO GO NICCCCCC!!!!!!!