Keep This in Mind As You Set Your Weight Loss Goal

Setting a goal weight is very helpful, but at what point does it start to hinder your weight loss efforts?

It can start to hinder your progress when all you think about is the end goal and don’t appreciate how far you have already come. My challenge to you is to celebrate every 5 pound weight loss mark like you have won the grand prize! This is a journey and not just a race to get to your goal weight.

If you don’t know where to start in setting a goal for yourself then you can use an online calculator to figure this out. (I really like this one.) Some calculators will tell me I should be 140, but I feel that would be impossible for me. So use this number as an estimate of where you should be, but then evaluate it as you get closer to that number. For example, if it tells you 125 is your ideal weight, but you are 180, let’s work on getting you to 140 first, then we will evaluate if 125 really is the goal for you, or maybe 130 would be perfect!

The main message I want you to hear in this is that you are making progress every time you exercise. Every time you choose to drink water rather than a soda. Every time you eat two pieces of pizza rather than four. Celebrate how hard you are working! You will get there in time, be patient and extend grace to yourself along the way!

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2 Comments. Leave new

Xiao Mu and I were just agreeing this past week that we do NOT do good with workout and eating when Sarah is not around. Hmmm…but peer pressure can be a good thing, right? Maybe you should just come back. Love and hugs, beautiful friend! 

Jill Jorgensen
April 15, 2013 9:36 pm

Wise words, sister! Thanks!


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