My Weight Loss Goals & the "Big Picture"

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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Think about the “big picture” of your life. What is most important to you? What would you like to accomplish?

In the chart below, write down some of the “big picture” goals and values you have for different parts of your life. These are things you are trying or would like to do, regardless of whether you are actually successful at them. It might also help to think about goals that you can reach more than once, like "I will spend quality time with my family."

MY WEIGHT LOSS GOALS CHART
In the chart below, write down some of the Big Picture goals and values you have for different parts of your life. These are things you are trying or would like to do, regardless of whether you are actually successful at them. It might also help to think about goals that you can reach more than once, like "I will spend quality time with my family."
Work / School


Home / Family


Friends / Social Life


Leisure / Fun


Other life areas


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As a step toward fitting your weight and health goals in with the big picture, ask yourself:

  • How will eating healthier help me to reach my “big picture” goals?

  • How will being physically active help me to reach my “big picture” goals?

  • How will managing my weight help me to reach my “big picture” goals?

Sometimes it feels like the things we’re working toward—like a healthier weight—don’t fit in with the rest of our lives. But another way to think about it is how your current way of living might be getting in the way of reaching your other important goals.

As you think about your “big picture” goals, ask yourself:

  • How do my current eating habits get in the way of meeting my “big picture” goals?

  • How do my current physical activity habits get in the way of meeting my “big picture” goals?

  • How does my current weight get in the way of meeting my “big picture” goals?

Try writing down some of the “big picture” goals and values you have for different parts of your life. These are things you are trying or would like to do, regardless of whether you are actually successful at them. It might also help to think about goals that you can reach more than once, like "I will spend quality time with my family."

 

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