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Setting Your Weight Loss Goal

Jan 16, 2008
We believe setting a goal for weight loss is the first and most important thing you can do! Without goals you have no destination. Don't set your goals within easy reach, make it a true goal, one that should scare you not a little, but a lot! You should have goals in all aspects of your life. Even when you reach a goal, set another right away, and remember you can reach any goal you want!

Steve Garvey - You have to set goals that are almost out of reach. If you set a goal that is attainable without much work or thought, you are stuck with something below your true talent and potential.

Set your goals high!

Put level of successes in your goals! Then step by step!

Now figure out how to measure your progress towards your goals. Your goal must be a measurable goal, like: I'm going to lose 20 pounds, or I am going to get into that size 8 dress for the big Christmas party. Or I am going to ride my bike for the entire 20 mile trail. These goals have measurable values, 1 pound at a time, one inch at a time, or one mile at a time.

Give yourself time, unreasonable time lines will only hurt you!. There are no unrealistic goals, just unrealistic time lines. Set your goals in time line sets. Start your goal for the year, for the month, for the week!

The American College of Sport Medicine, the largest and most respected health, medical and exercise organization, recommends a weight loss goal of one to two pounds a week. Doesn't sound like a lot I know, but it is the safest way to make sure to burn fat and not lean muscle mass. I set my goals to 0.5 to 1 pound a week, just to make sure!

Your goals must be reasonable. No way i can look like Halle Berry . Since I have an athletic build (broad shoulders, slim hips and about 1 inch between my rib cage and my hip bone), the only way to get her figure is die and come back in a different body! So those type of curves (for me) are really not possible. So to be happy , I must be reasonable!

We must start by writing down our goals. On paper, so we can see every day what is our goal. Also put down how you feel about the goal.

Be faithful to your goals, no negatives, just positives, Don't try , Just Do It!

If you commit yourself to your goal, you will reach it!

Your goal will not be easy. Nothing worth wile is, but it will be wonderful when you complete the last step and accomplish your goal!
About the Author
Author Debi Devine has more information on setting goals and other helpful methods to find the perfect diet plan for you at MyDietForWeightLoss.com
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