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Monday, July 21, 2008

12 Week Goal-Setting?

Well, I had my lengthy bit of a reality check in my last post, onto something a bit more concrete:

Diana at Scale Junkie has left Denial, FL. She's headed toward a series of 12-week blocks of time during which she makes plans and, at the end of each 12-week block, takes measurements and is bloggily accountable.

Twelve weeks. About 3 months. A quarter-year.

It's a good block of time for short-term, achievable goals. Short enough to focus. Long enough to establish a good habit, or more than one.

If you don't believe me, check out these books that use the 12-week block for changing one's body and life:

More HERE.

I'm gonna sit down with a note pad and see if I can shape up something of a 12-week plan. If I get to it and complete it, and if I decide I want to go with it, I'll post it and, like Diana, become accountable.

Anyone else like the idea of a 12-week goal-setting, weight-tracking, measurements-taking, accountability blogging challenge? :)

And check in at amazon.com for some great deals on weight loss tomes in the Bargain Books section.


Fat chick said...

I think the 12 week goal setting is an awesome idea... I think for me right now~ I am trying to take baby steps so that I do not get discouraged but I am hoping by summer's end to be able to set up a longer goal like 12 weeks... but for now my goals are more like- "I will not have fast food for the next 3 days" ... I say whatever works!!!

Anonymous said...

I really need to start taking measurements. I want to see where I am, and hopefully I will also see the results that the scale doesn't always show! I think I am going to set up a 12 week plan too! What am I going to do? I have no idea... but I'm working on it! =)