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#1 of 29 Old 11-19-2007, 10:13 PM - Thead Starter
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I know that some people are more private than public about this, but I was just wondering if others would want to share what they wrote down as their goals?

I want to lose 14 lbs in the next 6 weeks. More would be nice but I think that 3,3,2,2,2,2 is doable for me.

Anyone else want to share?

2011 - This  year is about the journey to December 31, 2011, not how soon the number on the scale satisfies me.
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i have no shame.

My goal is to lose 6 pounds. Right now I'm hovering around 204 and I just started running again. YEA!
To do this I will:
-increase my veggie intake
-exercise EVERY DAY for at least 20 minutes- no free days anymore!
-journal my food -blah i hate that but i know it helps.
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oh the journalling thing is one of my downfalls!!! I know it is supposed to work but ugh, I can't stand doing it.

And good for you 6 lbs takes you to under 200. That's a great mental achievement

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I was about 192 this summer which was my lowest since giving birth to my 2nd ( i lost all of my #3 weight and still have #2 to burn off).

But when I got PF in both of my feet and have been off of running for a month I found 6 pounds back on me.

It sucks. I don't want to be 200 pounds on my birthday in January.
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I want to maintain a healthy rate with my weight management.
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I'm saying 10 (is it six weeks or 7??) with a supersecret goal of a little more than that. Mainly, I am really gauging it by this one pair of jeans that's a little snug yet. If they fit comfortably by the end of the MC, I'll be happy. I try not to focus too much on the scale anymore.

To do this, I know I need to:
- eat healthier snack options, meals are usually pretty good but snacking kills me
- exercise daily with no excuses, even if it's yoga or just a walk. Still not running more than 10 mins at a time yet
- do something nice for myself as a reward at the end of every week (NOT food)

I'm also taking measurements, which I'm NOT posting publicly, and would like to see some reductions in those by the end of the MC.

As a side note, the spirit of the MC has always been to help & encourage each other through the holidays, which can be rough on the healthy lifestyles we try to have during the year. I hope everyone involved will continue to support and encourage not only your teammates, but the other players as well (within the spirit of healthy competition, of course!). We're not here to criticize anyone's goals or efforts at achieving them, we're all in this together (even though All I Want For Christmas is gonna kick all yer butts!!! ) so please keep your feedback constructive.
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Well, I've gained 10 pounds since coming back from a business trip in Korea in March. I was on a great exercise and healthy food kick for a good two months after the trip, and since then I've been slowly going downhill. The last two months have gone quickly downhill.

My goal for the next 6 weeks is to lose five pounds (sucks how it's so much easier to gain weight than it is to lose it, huh?). To try to achieve this, here are my "guidelines":
- eat healthy snacks only, no doughnuts! (I think this has been my main culprit)
- during holiday meals, limit myself to one dessert
- use Fitday
- exercise 7 times/week
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Heather, I agree with you. The experts certainly say that 1-2 is the best and healthies way to go about it. I've had success with WW before so I'm pretty confident that the first 2 weeks I'll lose a little bit more just because I usually do.

I'll still be happy if it's 6-10 because it'll put me under 140. I'm only 5 feet tall so right now I feel and look like a Penguin. I have high cholesterol and extensive family history of heart disease so 140 is not a healthy weight for me.

I like Genie's idea of doing measurements. I think I'll do that tonight.

I hadn't thought about how I'm going to go about reaching this goals so here goes with my top 3
***Exercise every day for 20 minutes (muzicgrl is on the floor laughing at this point)
***Monitor my starchy carbs so I'm not having lots of them at every single meal
***Increase my fruit and veggie consumption

After this friendly competition is over and I Can See My Feet we should check back in and see how we did.

I know a lot of other people have no weight LOSS goals, but for those of us who do, it would be nice to celebrate our success.

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I believe that's the last day's activity at the end......quit jumping ahead and FOCUS!!
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Goals for the holiday season 2007:

1. Warm-up before running and stretch afterwards before I find myself injured. I get in a time pinch and end up not doing it. My first half is on December 30 so injury would not be cool. My IT band is bothering me today so I've been pissed at myself all day for letting that stuff slip.

2. Ab work 2x per week at home (don't have time at the gym).

3. Pick a workout (weights or alternate w.o., not cardio) from the multiple mags I get and do one, 1 x per week, probably on Fridays (or whatever days I can get points for it).

4. Fit in exercise on the days I know my eating is going to not be so great (earn that pecan pie!!!!).

5. Small portions--be able to see my plate on those big family meals--don't pile it on (and save room/calories for pecan pie!!).

6. Run outside, even when it's cold--this will be a first for me.

7. Drink more water.

8. Don't eat food just because it is there.


No weight loss goals--it comes off very slowly for me so I don't expect to see a lot of change over just 6 weeks. I'll be happy if I can add some muscle and lose a little more fat.

Good luck to everyone here!

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But I LIKE reading ahead!!!!!

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I'm not shy - I will share. I don't have any weight loss goals, but rather health and fitness goals. Here they are:

1. Less snacking on unhealthy foods. I get all of my fruits and veggies and my meals are good, but from 3-5 I snack on crap!

2. Cross train once a week (this one is tough since the weather right now sucks for cycling and I don't have a gym membership) but I am hoping dh will buy me a trainer for my bike for my bday in a couple of weeks.

3. Run 5x a week.

4. Lift weights 2x a week

5. Yoga 2x a week to keep my muscles limber.

Hopefull I will get to the new year the same size I am now.
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My goal is to lose 3 lbs and lay off the evening junk food!

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I have no problem sharing... My goal is:

1. Lose 7-10 pounds.
2. Run 4 times a week.
3. Weights 2 times a week.
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I'd love to drop a few but will be happy to "maintain". I plan to go back to logging all my food and trying to hit my carb/protein/fat %s. I've got a bridge program to get me to my second M in Jan and I plan to start incorporating more XTing in the form of biking and swimming so that I'll be ready for my TRI training.
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I would like for my weight to stay the same for the next six weeks. I am comfortable with where I am at, but I would like to lift weights a little more and keep running 25-30 miles a week. Try to lose a little body fat.
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Okay, I'll share too.

Goals for 2007 Maintain Campaign:

1) Lose 14 pounds. (although I should be happy to just maintain my weight instead of gaining.)
2) Keep a food diary every day. (blechh. But it must be done. I'm not getting very far without one.)
3)Eat breakfast everyday, and small meals throughout the day.
4)Hydrate everyday! (I don't drink nearly enough water.)
5)Cardio workout 6 days a week. Run 3x, cycle or walk 3x.
5a) Finish Couch to 5k training program. (I'm currently on week 5.)
6)Weight workout 3x a week, on non-running days.
7)More stretching!

Good thing I'm not overly ambitious, eh?
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I'm just focusing on maintaining over the holidays. (Although ultimately I would like to drop about 3 pounds). Here's what I think will work for me:

**Keep a food diary every day
**Run 4 days per week (unless injured or sick)
**Focus more on stretching and strengthening, with 20 minutes min. per day
**Plan ahead for "food events" by cutting back in the days before and after
**Allow myself seasonal food indulgences, but cut out all the "usual" food indulgences. (For example, eat the pumpkin pie, since I only have it during the holidays, but don't eat any candy bars 'cause they're available year-round).

Good luck everyone, and have a great holiday season too!
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Here are my goals for the next 6 weeks:

1. Lose 6 lbs
2. Maintain a minimum of 3 runs per week
3. Strength Train a minimum of 2x/week
4. 5-7 days of core work/week
5. Maintain my food log
6. Keep stress/emotional eating in check **this is a big one**
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Great goals, everyone!!!! Good luck with them!
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I love reading everyone's goals. I'm just hoping to maintain, but would be thrilled to lose 3 pounds. My goals:

*no fast food - this is a new vice for me, and bad
*no chips
*one alcoholic drink only at holiday functions (had 2 yesterday )
*run every day

I have run every day since October 27, and I really like the consistency. Some days I only run one mile, but psychologically it's been good that I have to plan every day around my run.

Ask your doctor if getting off your ass is right for you.

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Yes!!! Someone else who has a fast food problem! Hi Jebba!!!


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I've picked up a few pounds between not running due to calf problems and Thanksgiving. But still well below where I started. Would like to get to 195 by March 1.
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My main goal is to continue to lose weight over the holidays as opposed to giving in and going into maintain mode. It gets easier every year because my way of eating has changed so much. Quite a few of the foods my family treasures as holiday traditions I don't care for anymore. OK, technically it's the way the foods are cooked... anybody growing up with Southern cooking will know what I mean... Down here, it's the vegetable plates that will kill you.

The only real problem I'll have with this is the whole traveling thing and staying at relatives houses where I don't have control of the preparation of meals that are served. It's becoming more and more of a real problem and I've not yet figured out a way to handle it.
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Smaller portions--just enough so that no one is offended while you fill up the rest of the plate with turkey?

Or how about if you bring a fruit/veggie tray (can be acquired at the store easy enough since you're travelling) as an appetizer and fill up on it before the meal? Then you have an excuse not to eat as much during the main course.

Besides that, the strategy at my house (we're on T-day #2 today at the in-law's) is to get some exercise in and watch the calories for the rest of the day--budget in that big meal as much as possible.

good luck! Lisa
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