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Lets talk about goal setting and how you cope with not reaching a goal. For me, if I don't reach a goal, I give up because clearly the goal was unattainable and why continue to try. I am learning to not give up and to continue on.
That is the key, isn't it? To realize that just because you missed the mark this time doesn't mean you have no hope to hit it the next. It's like learning to ride a bicycle - when you fall down you just have to get back on and keep trying. Every day / every meal is a new opportunity to do better. - D55CR 249.9 #1384 8-8-13 4:03PMLikeReply
It's so hard when you fall short. I think that asking "why" is a really important part of living life fully and deeply. I've always been a very persistent person, whether in school, sports, work, with my family, or whatever. Its just my personality, and it can be both a blessing and a curse. One thing an instructor once told me is that my natural ability is not the deciding factor in whether or not I achieve my goals: what matters more is whether or not my heart is in it. So, for me, if I'm stumbling in an area of my life, sometimes I have to ask myself: is my heart in this? Why is this a goal of mine? Why did I fall short and what can I do differently?Will my life (or the lives of those around me) be enriched by this goal? Sometimes, I realize my goals are kinda silly, other times, I realize that my heart really IS in it, and I need to get my butt in gear. I feel like I'm really rambling here, and may not have really answered your post, but these are my thoughts, however disorganized they may be 😂 - Spoonful_O_Sugar 621.9 #337 8-8-13 5:02PMLikeReply
My goal is 25 pounds by the end of August. I'm worried because I'm at 14.4 pounds right now. I seem to have a good loss/bad loss pattern. I am working hard to meet my goal, staying on plan, but I am worried. - Mrs.mouse 543.6 #393 8-8-13 6:36PMLikeReply
I'm kind of the same way as you MM, but I'm also getting better and trying not to just throw in the towel! I'm also trying to lose 25lbs. Not going to happen as fast as you. I'll weigh again in the morning, but today I was down 8 lbs. I'll try not to blow it too bad on my trip to DL later this month, and will probably stay on this Yoli plan to lose everything. Got to learn to let the small screw-ups pass, and get back on track! - msdizmaui 744.0 #266 8-9-13 12:48AMLikeReply
Yikes that is a tough one for me because my goals are way off in the horizon t this point.. But I have to tell you what helped me today.. It was walking miss pearl. I bailed on her yesterday and felt horrible .. So my goal today was get out early and walk her Because I read all of the chub 33 posts and since I bring y'all with me.. Teehee I didn't want to let you down again.. I also deal with life's sreese so much better after exercise .. I am also an avid list maker.. Meals.. Chores ext and it feel good to mark my calendar with a "W" walk for the pearl. I find istart more lists when I am down and the eventually am busy doing things so I don't make as many tedious ones..but that motivates me when the couch and I have seperate on anxiety .. Lol - Twinklelashes 146.4 #2819 8-9-13 9:36AMLikeReply
Sometimes we need to refocus: to shift how we see our goals (for example, instead of focusing on only pounds lost, you could focus on fat loss/ body composition, measurents, and/or lowering blood pressure or cholesterol over a few months). Sometimes we just need to give ourselves more time. You are so diligent and hardworking! Thank you for being such an inspiration! ✨💖✨ - Spoonful_O_Sugar 621.9 #337 8-9-13 4:53PMLikeReply