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What's the Aim?

Postby Blitz » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:26 pm

Setting goals in weight loss is an essential foundation for success.
As Howard Hendricks put it so succinctly "Those that fail to aim - aim to fail!".

A little while ago on two separate occasions whilst swimming I bailed up two guys and had a talk with them about weight loss
(a lesson for them not to make eye contact with a stranger :lol: ).
It was obvious to the experienced eye that they were at the swimming pool with a mission to lose weight.
Both where around 120 kilos and had quite a bit to go.

The first guy impressed me. He had that grim determined look.
He told me how much he had lost and what his goal weight was.
He knew exactly where he was going and how he was getting there.
He barely stopped long enough to tell me this before he was off to continue his laps.
Man on a mission! I'm confident that he will succeed in that mission.

The second man was different. He too looked the business.
When walking a pool lap he was measuring his pulse etc. Certainly looked the part.
However in my talk with him I found some concerning cracks.
When I asked about his goals and aims, he was very vague about what he wanted.
It seems that he just wanted to "get a little fit" and "lose a bit of weight" but not go overboard.
He wanted to still be able to go out have a good meal and a beer - and enjoy life.
Basically what he was telling me is that he wanted to lose weight without the inconvenience of changing his life style.
That is why he had no real goal to aim at...a goal would mean that he would have to change his lifestyle.
He wasn't prepared to change and so set no target to aim at.

"Those that fail to aim - aim to fail!"
Kim
Was: 153.7kg
Lost: 87kg
Now: keeping it off for life!
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Re: What's the Aim?

Postby CronicBadger » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:01 pm

"a little bit".

Sounds like denial, thinking that things aren't so bad as they actually are and just a few bit here and there need to change. I was like that at 128Kg, with the attitude that I was fairly healthy for my size and just needed to lose a few kilos and a bit of flab here and there. It was utter BS, of course. But it takes time, failure and honesty with oneself to realise just how bad your own health really is.

Hopefully the fact that he WAS starting to do something positive will spur him on to the next stage - one step at a time.
Striving to improve in every way possible.
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Re: What's the Aim?

Postby Blitz » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:24 pm

Denial is a place where most people are very comfortable being at unfortunately. :(

I also believe that it is a lack of belief in one's self as well.
An unwillingness to back yourself 100% so you only play at it and tip your toe in the water and hope for the best.
Maybe you are right...success might spur him on to the next step.
I hope so.

Kim
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Lost: 87kg
Now: keeping it off for life!
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