Thursday, 6 November 2014

Setting Small Goals for Christmas


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At Weight Watchers, this week marks the countdown to Christmas. With seven weeks to go, there is still time to lose half a stone or even a whole stone of weight!

The whole point of this first week of the challenge is to set small goals for Christmas. Goal setting is a great way to stay motivated, but they have to be realistic.

What Are Your Christmas Weight Loss Goals?

There’s no point saying that you will lose three stone by Christmas. That’s extremely ambitious, not very healthy and setting you up for failure. Setting a small goal like 7lbs or 14lbs is much more realistic and achievable. Even with a bad week, you can still get back on track to reach the goal.
So, what are your small goals for Christmas? Where do you see yourself in seven weeks time?

There are lots of small goal ideas, and not all are scales related. You may want to:


  • Fit in that sparkly dress a size down
  • See inches off your waist
  • Fit into that top that has been sitting in your closet for months
  • Feel happier this Christmas
  • Feel more confident


Write Your Small Goals for Christmas Down!

Did you know that research shows that if you write your goals down, you’re 33% more likely to achieve them? Putting them in writing is like setting them in stone. They appear real, and you can keep looking back at them. You can also stay accountable to someone if you write it somewhere for others to see.

You can write your goals down anyway. Make it a Facebook post, or just have a post-it not on your computer. You could even write it in your journal.

Reward Yourself for Reaching Your Goals

It’s really important to reward yourself for reaching your goals. This marks the fact that you reached the one task you set yourself, and keeps you motivated for the next reward for reaching your next goal.

When you reach your small goals for Christmas, how are you going to reward yourself? Will you have a day at a spa, or get your nails done for the New Year parties? Will you finally buy that sparkly dress for the Christmas parties?

This is your time to lose weight. You have seven weeks, and you can lose half a stone in that time. That’s just a pound a week, and certainly realistic.

What’s your small goals for Christmas, and how are you going to achieve them?

Mine is to lose just 5lbs to get me back to my goal weight. I want to do it by December 10 because that’s when my one-year anniversary is for being at my goal weight and I need to lose a little. I want that star!

4 comments:

  1. I've fallen off the weight loss wagon, but have got to get back on it before the holidays.

    Best of luck with reaching and maintaining your goal weight Alex!

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    1. It is so easy to fall off and then difficult to get back on. I'm having to start again so I meet my goals because I've gotten complacent.

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  2. I think I am going to take this advice and write my weight goals down. I don't want to be 10 lbs. heavier come January, so you're right, this is the time to start setting those goals.

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    1. Good luck with your goals! Write them down somewhere you'll see them regularly so you can keep focusing on them :)

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