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Goalgetter2013 – How did I do in December?

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Another wrap-up post to end the year… When I joined in the first Goalgetter2013 post in January, I hoped to keep it up all year. And I did! I set different goals each month. Some I met, some I did not. But what I learned most from all of it, is that setting short-term goals is the best way to tackle them. it’s much easier to look at things for one month than to tackle something for a whole year. That’s actually one of the things we talk about at Weight Watchers – be specific when setting goals. Set a specific goal, for a specific amount of time. It really does make sense.

So, how did I do in December? As a reminder, here is the goal I set for this month….

 

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I did not hit 145 pounds. The lowest I’ve gotten down to is 148 two Saturdays ago, and then I had a gain this past Saturday. I am, however, still in the 140’s.

But, I am not upset about this. Like I mentioned in my weigh-on post on Saturday, it’s really hard to be upset about a gain after buying skinny jeans the day before. And that’s the truth. I have come so far this year, I’ve worked HARD to lose weight, and I feel the rewards of it every day. It’s not just about how I look in the mirror or the clothes I wear, but it’s all physically how I feel. Gone are the days of being so uncomfortable and feeling so blah. No more. I will continue to work towards my goal!

Going into 2014, I will continue to set small goals. It works for me. There is so much I want to accomplish in the new year, to keep pushing forward towards my weight loss and fitness goals.

 

A look back at my goals for the year… It’s been fun!

 

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And here are all of my Goalgetter2013 posts for the year…

 

I want to thank these gals who put this challenge together… It’s been fun participating!

 

Did you participate in Goalgetter2013? What did you enjoy most?

Goalgetter2013 – December

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Here we are, the last month of the year. 2013 started off quickly and the summer months dragged on by. Once fall arrived, it became a blur again. And now, I am sharing my last goal for the year, when really I feel like I still have so many I could do.

All along, this year has been about taking better care of myself, losing weight, and getting in better shape. I went back to WW on Jan. 1st with every intention of giving it my best this year. And I have. I set a goal weight of 140 pounds and a loss of 38 pounds for the year. It seemed entirely possible and for much of the year, I was sure I would make it. Now, with just 4 weeks to go, I have 11.4 pounds standing in my way. I could say that my goal is to lose 11.4 pounds by Dec. 31, but that would be setting myself up for failure and I refuse to do that. So, here is my goal for December.

 

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I am going to do my best to focus on tracking, eating healthy as much as I can (given what month this is….), stay accountable, and being active as much as possible. I have the tools I need to do this, so I will put them to good use.

All things are possible!

 

 

Are you new to my Goalgetter2013 posts? Here is my progress for the year so far…

 

Goals are most successful when broken up into smaller goals! Post a picture on Instagram on the last day of each month to show how you are working toward achieving your goals! Use the hashtag #goalgetter2013.

Visit the #goalgetter2013 Facebook page today!

For more inspiration, visit these blogs… These are the gals who put this challenge together:

 

Have you set a goal for December? Please share!

Goalgetter2013- How did I do in November?

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Last month, I went back to my weight loss goals, as the end of the year is now quickly approaching. I felt it was important to really focus on it since that has been my main goal for the whole year. As a reminder, this was the goal I set for November

 

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So, how did I do? Well, I made it into the 140’s for one week, but I did not get down to 146 by the end of the month like I had hoped.

 

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Seeing the scale hit the 140’s, even if for just a brief moment, was so exciting. Given that it was the weekend BEFORE Thanksgiving and one that I would be off and away from my normal routine, meant it would be a challenge. And it was. Excuses? Maybe, but all these factors worked together to cause a gain at yesterday’s weigh-in and put me back in the 150’s.

But, despite what the scale says, this last month has brought with it a lot of changes that I feel and see. My clothes are fitting different, I’m back in size 10 jeans, and I am wearing shirts from the back of my closet that I thought I wouldn’t be able to wear again. I am a firm believer in that when you eat right and work out, there will be weeks the scale will go down and other that they won’t, but you will still feel it because your body is rearranging itself. It can take awhile for it to catch up to what the scale says. These non-scale victories are a huge motivator to keep pushing, to keep going!

 

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Are you new to my Goalgetter2013 posts? Here is my progress for the year so far…

 

Goals are most successful when broken up into smaller goals! Post a picture on Instagram on the last day of each month to show how you are working toward achieving your goals! Use the hashtag #goalgetter2013.

Visit the #goalgetter2013 Facebook page today!

For more inspiration, visit these blogs… These are the gals who put this challenge together:

How did you do with your November goals?

Goalgetter2013 – November

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Okay, we need to slow the calendar down some. Fall is my favorite season and I want it to last. I want to enjoy it. I don’t want to wish it away like I do the summer time. And is this really my 11th #goalgetter2013 post for the year?

For November, I have decided I have to focus on my weight loss. I gave myself a full year to lose weight and I have been doing great, losing weight slow and steady. All of a sudden, the end of the year is two months away and I have to buckle down if I’m going to hit that goal in 8 weeks time.

Because I like to focus on small goals along the way, I am setting a couple for this month…

 

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So, what does this mean? Well, it means I need to be a little more diligent with my tracking, measure my portions every single time, and do my best to eat fruits and veggies when I can to help balance out this amazing season of food. That will be the hard part…. Thanksgiving is my favorite meal of the year.

Here is a graph showing where I’m at, as of last week’s weigh-in on 10/26/13.

 

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My weight loss has been pretty consistent. Obviously there have been gains along the way. All journeys have their ups and downs, right? Weight loss is no different. However, since I’ve been training for my half marathon, I’ve had a few more gains and fewer losses. Since not training is not an option, I am still trying to find balance of eating enough as I am hungrier from more activity.

Going back to WW on January 1st, and weighing in at 178, my highest weight EVER, was overwhelming to say the least. Now that I am more than half way – just 13.6 pounds away (as of the last weigh-in) – I know I can do it. I know I have it in me.

I WILL hit this goal. This progress picture I shared back in July is proof of how far I’ve come and I am dying to add another one to it… 2013 has been all about weight loss and I want 2014 to be all about maintaining!

 

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Are you new to my Goalgetter2013 posts? Here is my progress for the year so far….

 

Goals are most successful when broken up into smaller goals! Post a picture on Instagram on the last day of each month to show how you are working toward achieving your goals! Use the hashtag #goalgetter2013.

If you’d like to take part in this challenge and have another way to keep yourself accountable this year, you should definitely join in! Visit the #goalgetter2013 Facebook page today!

For more inspiration, visit these blogs… These are the gals who put this challenge together:

 

 

What are your goals for November? Share one with me and how you plan to be a success this month!

Goalgetter2013 – April

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Happy April! The sun is shining, it’s warming up outside (which doesn’t totally make me happy but we can pretend), and shorts weather is right around the corner. It also means it’s time to set share my April #goalgetter2013 goal.

Surprise, surprise…. My April goal is going to be the same as my March goal!

 

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Seriously, I am TOO close to this goal to not aim for it again. Since March was not necessarily my lucky month and I ended the month at the same exact weight that I started at, maybe April will be it! 10% will put me at 160.2 lbs., just 3 pounds from what I weighed in at this past Saturday. And for the heck of it, I want to lose 1 extra pound and get back into the 150’s.

And because this will be such a HUGE goal to meet, I will reward myself with a new yoga top I have my eye on at lululemon. I keep looking at it on their website and I don’t dare go to the store until I reach my 10%…. This will be a great treat to myself for hitting such a milestone! Which color should I get??

 

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I hope that April is kind to me! #ExpectAmazing

 

 

I would love for you to join in the #goalgetter2013 challenge? It’s pretty simple….

Goals are most successful when broken up into smaller goals! Post a picture on Instagram on the last day of each month to show how you are working toward achieving your goals! Use the hashtag #goalgetter2013.

If you’d like to take part in this challenge and have another way to keep yourself accountable this year, you should definitely join in! Visit the #goalgetter2013 Facebook page today!

For more inspiration, visit these blogs… These are the gals who put this challenge together:

What are your goals for April? Do you ever have the same goal two months in a row?

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