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My July Goal

Discussion in 'SB Fitness Challenge' started by gr8jab, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. gr8jab

    gr8jab Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Oregon, USA
    Hi all!

    I wanted to share my weight loss goal. I'm taking my son to Key Largo in July to get OW cert. I'm doing Self-Reliant at the same time.

    I was 297 lbs last fall. I made it down to 255 by spring break, but am back up to 273.

    1st goal is to make 250 lbs by July 15, when I leave for Florida.
    2nd goal is to return a week later with no weight gain.

    My struggles are:
    • Time - tight schedule with work, family, commute, etc. Finding time for exercise, meal planning, and cooking can be frustrating.
    • Keeping it off. I need to make it a new lifestyle, not just a diet.
    In my favor:
    • Diet and exercise work well for me, and I do loose weight.
    • Fitbit - constant monitoring keeps me on track.
    • I have an established time to play tennis about 5 hr/week.
    • There are two fitness facilities on my work site.
  2. sea_otter

    sea_otter DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: San Jose, CA
    That sounds totally doable!

    Three years ago I weighed 270 pounds. Now I weigh 160 (and still very slowly shrinking - I'd like to lose another 10 or 15 pounds).

    It's all about consistency, slow progress, and not letting a small misstep turn into a failure. It's not about finding time, but making time, and making a lifelong investment in yourself. Arguably the most important one you can ever make.

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