Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Fit Date 004.12/150.6

Hello my lovelies! This has been a sensational week! What a way to start off 2012; just fantastic!

As I said in my previous post, I have signed up for the "Go The Distance 2012" challenge. A year long challenge where we all set a goal and do our damnedest to achieve it. And, as also previously mentioned, I set myself a goal of completing 2400 km on foot. This will be done by walking, running or on the elliptical. I'm off to a good start so far, logging just over 25 kms in the last 4 days.

Which is why, when the wonderful Tex (my WW leader & friend) reminded us this evening of the S.M.A.R.T way to set goals, I was able to sit comfortably in the knowledge that although the challenge is a year long thing, it is broken down into smaller, more achievable targets.

Do you know what the S.M.A.R.T way to set goals is? I had pretty much forgotten until Tex reminded us this evening.

S pecific     
M easurable 
A chievable 
R ealistic     
T  ime        

In the past, I have been guilty (multiple times)  of setting goals so lofty that while they may be specific & measurable, they are certainly not achievable or realistic. Or I try and squeeze a goal that would be realistic in six months into two.

I know I'm not the only one. I've seen others do it. "I'm going to lose 10 kilos in the next month". Yeah ok, you might...if you're on The Biggest Loser or if you spend 5 hours a day working out every day for the next month. Or if you're lucky. But for most people, it just isn't a realistic goal. And all too often we find ourselves overextending. 

It's good to have dreams. It's good to have goals. But as Tex so nicely reminded us tonight, it is important to stay grounded and make sure that when you set those goals, you have a shot of meeting them. Shoot for the stars, but make sure those stars are a little closer to Earth than Pluto.

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I had weigh in tonight. After my week of walking, swimming, drinking water and tracking what I eat, I am happy to say that I am now 1.7 kgs lighter than I was last week. 

Start Weight (Dec 28, 2011): 152.3 kg (335.06 lb)

Current Weight (Jan 4, 2012): 150.6 kg (331.32 lb)

Loss this week: 1.7 kg (3.74 lb)

TOTAL Loss: 1.7 kg (3.74 lb)

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Have you seen this picture making the rounds on Facebook and Pinterest? I forget who first posted it, but it spoke volumes to me and everyone else who has seen it so far. 

Certainly thought provoking isn't it?

Here's to another great week folks!!


  1. Congrats on your loss for this week!! And thanks for the reminder of SMART goals. Today I'm feeling like I have not been realistic at all about my #GotheDist goals.

    But if this is the year I'm going to kick butt and take names, I guess a lofty goal might help me do it, right? ;)

  2. That is awesome Maggie:) Keep it up!

  3. Hi, new follower. My highest weight was 333 lbs, I started my blog and getting serious about losing weight last June at 311. It's been a long road and it has its ups and downs... but health is worth it! Looking forward to seeing your success!

  4. I like the photo/saying and I like your loss! Keep it going! :)

  5. Way to go, a fantastic start to the year.

  6. Hey Maggie, in an effort to learn more about my followers, I tagged you in my post. Hope you can play:)

  7. Wow, good resolution. I don't have a health resolution this year, but I should! LOL. Found you through Mamastery.