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1/14/13 9:53 A

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Funny, I just read that the other day!
I think the hardest part about making your goals SMART is the last bit. Timely.
I tend to be okay at managing time, but when it comes to things in the long run it's a lot harder for me to visualize far away. I have a bad habit of setting my goals too far away and am unable to imagine being successful at it. Such as I want to be 200 lbs by June 15th.
I haven't been 200 lbs in 9 years, and I really don't remember how it felt, so I can't visualize it. What did my stomache look like? What did my arms look like? I have no idea.
I'm finding that the shorter- term the goal the better for me, so now I'm just going a week at a time.
I want to be 1.5 lbs less by Friday. That's all.
I have a mini reward too, for the first time. I'm going to get a manicure (the first ever!) when I hit 235. 240 was really hard to break past, and 235 should come easier with the added bonus of getting my nails done professionally.

Good luck to all making those goals SMART. You can do it!

"A point in every direction is the same as having no point at all."
~The Pointed Man


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1/14/13 12:47 A

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http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motiva
tion_articles.asp?id=1794


Ok so this weeks article is setting and maintaining smart goals. What did you guys think about the article? Are you going to use the printout, or is there something better that works for you? What are your goals? How are you going to hit them?

Motivation doesn't last but neither does bathing, that's why it is recommended daily.

~Maye~


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