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Setting Realistic Goals

I've been MIA for a little over a week. I had a terrible weigh-in this past week and I didn't really want to blog about it. That's not fair to myself though, I need to write about my failures as much as my successes. I will call it a failure, because that's what it is. I'm not scared of that word. Failure, often time, creates results. When I don't succeed, I want it more and more.

These past few months on Weight Watchers has set me on a course that I am so excited about. I have a new life, and I will see results. I have realized over the past few weeks that my goals may not be attainable. I decided to sit down and recreate my goals, not my goal weight. I am resetting my time frames to meet these goals. Of course, these are goals - and although they are very attainable, they can be modified and adjusted.

Here is how I see it, if I lose 5 pounds a month - I can be at my goal weight by my 30th birthday (that's in 15 months). In a little over a year, I can be where I want to be. So, I will check in monthly - to see how I am maintaining my goal of 5 pounds per month. A monthly goal is better because I have good weeks, great weeks, okay weeks, and pretty bad weeks. They should equal out to an average of 5 pounds per month.

Here's my check-in Calendar:

My birthday is August 12, which means I should be right around my goal weight! I will do a goal check-in every month, along with my weekly weigh-ins.

xo, Nykki

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  1. Wow! Quite a progress you got there! Keep it up and all the best in your weight watching/dieting journey! Hope you hit your goal soon. Setting realistic goals mean you will feel more encouraged to work towards it! Go go go!

  2. Keep it up what great work you are doing. Very good progress you have got. I really hope you hit your goal soon. This is a great post to share. Setting goals always encourages you to keep going.

  3. Goals are important but what's more important is to remember to stop and recognise your progress and to give yourself a pat on the back for each step.😊
    Katja xxx

  4. Hats off to you! I tried Weight Watchers and failed miserably. I didn't have the discipline you have. So glad it's working for you. I

    1. I tried many times, the trick is the meetings! You have to do the meetings! :)

  5. I'm trying to lose some weight too and I think this is a good method because in this way you're more focused. But remember to reward yourself for your progresses as well!

    Samantha |

  6. Slow and steady...and you'll get results...the progress is commendable.....welldone

  7. I just want to stay that you definitely have the right mindset here and setting a realistic goal is one of them. As the saying goes, believe you can and you're halfway there.
    all the best!

  8. Since last month I am also working on my body, mostly to get healthy and toned down more as I don't need to lose weight. I feel like getting fit or losing weight is so personal. I absolutely respect you for doing the weight watchers program and I feel like your goals are absolutely realistic! Stick to it and keep on going, you are doing great! :)

  9. It's so important to set small, achievable goals instead of expecting too much of yourself and becoming discouraged.

    With this plan you look to have achieved them for sure by your birthday!

    Alice | Dainty Alice


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