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4/4/11 9:48 P

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i agree, smaller goals can be easier to accomplish and reset as needed. congrats on the 35 pounds gone!

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4/4/11 6:34 P

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I would do smaller increments so you don't get discouraged. Congrats to you on your progress so far!

One day at a time, I can do this...


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4/4/11 1:13 P

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I started getting serious about weight loss in December (2010). I started losing weight in January (2011), and since then I have lost 35 pounds. I set my first goal for the day that I am graduating college. April 30, 2011. I figured that was far enough away that I wouldn't be too discouraged if I had some times that were hard. My goal was to go from 230 to 190 in about 4 months. It was realistic, but also a challenge. I am about 3 weeks away, and I only have 5 pounds to go.
So, now that I am close to my goal, where do I go from there? I am 5'8", and I currently weigh 195. I know that I would be very happy at 160 pounds. Before I had kids, I weighed 132 but I feel that I was too skinny. I know that 160 is at the high end of what is considered healthy.
So, how do you go about setting goals for yourself? On 4-30 my goal is to be at 190. Should I set another goal to lose 40 pounds in 4 months, or is it better to split goals into smaller time frames, or smaller weight loss amounts?
I'm just looking for some input, and any thoughts would be appreciated.

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