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Invitation: Create a New Year's goal now (and meet your goal by 1/1/16)

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Hello,

Rather than waiting until 1/1/16 to make your New Year's resolution, consider making a goal that you want to meet by 1/1/2016 and doing it now.

My goal is to lose 5 pounds by 1/1/16. I'm about 158 pounds now. I want to wake up on 1/1/2016 and see 153.0 or lower on the scale.

Here's my plan - Until 1/1/16 (and minus 3 days at Thanksgiving and 3 days at Christmas):
Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays: 600 calorie deficits
Tuesdays, Fridays: no deficit (I call them '0 days')
Wednesdays, Thursdays: 400 calorie deficits

That's a 2,600 calorie deficit per week and there are about 8 weeks (not counting the time at Thanksgiving or Christmas), for a grand total of 20,800 calories, which is 5.9 pounds, which I'm rounding down to 5 pounds to allow for some slip ups or for time being sick or for reaching the goal early and then just maintaining it until 1/1.

Let me know if you make a goal that you want to accomplish by New Year's. Feel free to keep me updated with your progress. I'll do the same.

All the best to you on your path (goal or no goal).
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  • HUYANA_PHOENIX
    I hope you don't mind, but I put a link to your blog entry in my own blog when I posted my Pre-New Year's Goal: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_p
    ublic_journal_individual.asp?bl
    og_id=6024512

    I wanted to give you credit for your great idea!
    2060 days ago
  • MORTICIAADDAMS
    Good luck with your goal. I have several goals going all the time. Right now I am concentrating on getting 2000 more steps a day in than my former goal and it is working well.
    2063 days ago
  • HAMMERROB
    I'm running a new years day 5k, I haven't been running for like a year due to a knee injury so I have a lot of prepping to do between now and then!
    2064 days ago
  • HUYANA_PHOENIX
    Great idea! I've never been a fan of the whole New Year's Resolution thing because resolutions should be made whenever you are ready to tackle them! I'm going to develop a specific and attainable goal to reach by New Year's Day. I think starting out the new year with that sense of accomplishment will set the stage for a great year!
    2064 days ago
  • MAYIE53
    Now you've got me thinking. I'll check in later when I've decided on a realistic goal; I know it won't be losing 5 pounds. Ha ha.
    2064 days ago
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