Tuesday, January 04, 2011

New Year's Goals

I wasn't sure I would lose this week, because I didn't track very well. I had a surprise when my new nephew was born early -- not a huge shock as his brother was also born early -- and I went to visit him, his mom, and his big brother. I also had a late Christmas with my inlaws, including houseguests. It's a nice thing to have lost. I did manage to only miss two planned workouts, which I think was doing very well considering all the excitement.

Rather than leaving things up to chance, however, I have some new year's plans. I don't want to set a huge resolution for the whole year that will get broken almost immediately.  I'm breaking it down per Fat 2 Fit Radio's suggestions into daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly goals.

Yearly goal: At this time next year, I would like to be maintaining at goal.

Monthly goal: Make my first 5 pound star on or before my meeting on February 1.

Intermediate goals: 5% by the end of March. 10% by the end of May. Goal by the end of June.

Weekly goal: My leader asked us to track diligently this week and show her our trackers next week. That seems like a great weekly goal to me. Aim to lose 1 pound a week.

Daily goals: Track my food. Stay within my daily points plus earned activity points. Check off all of my Good Health Guidelines. Get at least 20 minutes of activity every day. Eliminate negative self-talk and focus on success.

Are you setting goals for the new year? Or are you still making resolutions?


  1. I don't make resolutions anymore; I do goals instead. This year my goals are really more work-related than food/weight focused, maybe because I can't really think past the plastic surgery in March. Your goals look reasonable, clear, and achievable.

  2. These are great goals!! My DH and I have goals we set. 1. TRACK! :-D (we were doing great till Christmas, no we want to get back on track) 2. Exercise 3 times a week. Right now we are walking our dogs. 3. Attend Meetings. It really helps motivate us. My SIL,BIL, MIL & sometimes FIL are doing it with us as well. 4. Our biggest goal is to see 50 lbs gone by summer.

    And of course I have my outside of WW's goals. 1. Work on blog! I have been bad at keeping it up. 2. Get good grades in school (I decided to go back after 17 yrs) 3.Become a better cook. Well I guess that goes with WW's. I am working on converting as man of my cookbooks to WWPP's as I can.

    Thanks for sharing! I am really glad to have found your blog!!

  3. Hi,

    You seem like a Blog Veteran! Awesome Job on it! I saw your blog and I started my own weight loss blog. Please follow me and lets support eachother!


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