(Sorry we're closed to new members until the group is less than 30 members)
Welcome to the Wagon Jumpers weekly thread. We are a group of CC members who have identified that one of our main challenges with achieving our weight loss, maintenance or general health goals is consistency.
This thread is designed to encourage long term commitment to our goals by publicly declaring them and asking the other members of this thread to hold us accountable.
Each member on this thread (listed below) has agreed to check into the thread at least once per week. If any member does not check in by the end of the week, we ask all members to politely and positively PM that member and encourage them to make a post and stay on track (or get back on track).
If you would like to be a member of this thread please see the guidelines below and send me a PM if you are still interested (there may be a waiting list).
Why is the participation capped?
The original idea of Wagon Jumpers was to create a close community where participants could get to know each other and hopefully form virtual-life and perhaps even physical-life bonds to create a support network as they attempted long term weight loss.
Over the first few weeks we experimented with an "open to all" concept and found that the thread became too long and confusing and as a result no one got to know each other and it became too much work for many members.
With a mid sized group (30) I am hoping to maintain the community and supportive goals of the original thread, and have enough people that if we are not all daily posters (as the only requirement is a weekly post) that the thread is still motivational and has new content day to day.
Interested in Joining?
General Guidelines for Joining
1. Are you a wagon jumper?
Do you know how to loose weight, you often have success but then you find yourself loosing interest in your plan, or sabotaging your plan. It's not the "how" to loose weight that is the problem, it's the "how" to stay motivated.
2. Do you have a long way to go?
This group is designed so that members can get to know each other and support each other. Ideally you are planning to be a CC member and part of this forum for at least 6 months or more to achieve your goals and hopefully stay in motivation for a further 6 months or more.
Yes. This is, a long term plan.
Still interested? Send Supersized a PM.
Wagon Jumpers Participants
Week 13 Riders:
JCR - Traveling to August 12th, 2008
Karenie - Bad weather may not be able to post
FantasyFlight - Away until September 1st, 2008
Week 12 Riders - Congratulations on 3 Months!:
Week 11 Riders:
Week 10 Riders:
Igrratu - Vacation till August 11th, 2008
Rwbsmom - traveling to August 16, 2008
Week 9 Riders:
Week 8 Riders - Congratulations on 2 Months!:
Week 7 Riders:
Week 6 Riders:
Week 4 Riders - Congratulations on 1 Month!:
Unlimitedana - Traveling to August 15, 2008
momof2funykds - Away until August 22nd, 2008
Missing In Action
Missing In Action - 1 Week:
Missing In Action - 2 Weeks:
Current Membership: 32
Current Waiting List: 7
12 WEEK CONSISTENCY GOALS
(as set w/o July 27th, 2008)
By October 19th, I will be...
2/3 of the way through phase II of my plan. That is have 4 weeks left until I can say that I have been eating at 1500 cal & exercising 4x/week at 2hrs/day for 12 consecutive weeks.
Drinking 100oz fluid daily, at least 3 trips a week to the gym and 2 trips will include strength training!
Running 3 times a week consistently. I will also be drinking 4 500ml bottles of water every day in 12 weeks.
Doing 30+ minutes of cardio 3-4x a week and weights 2-3x and not hating it or ending up sore every single day. I'm also going to try to be drinking 64-100oz of water or crystal light daily. Last but not least, I'm going to save up for a new pair of workout shoes and some new comfy exercise socks, which I will hopefully be using by then.
20 weeks pregnant, so hopefully I'll be feeling a lot better. My goals by then are to be eating the whole 2300 I need per day, and taking a 30 minute walk at least 3 times a week.
Or be on course to meet each of my monthly biking goals (August 240 miles, September 350 miles, and October 280 miles), and I will have done the 60 mile course of the NYC MS Bike Tour on 10/5/08, despite the nasty 2 mile hill that's right in the middle of the course!
Getting my 64 ounces of water/non-caloric drink in everyday, will do my cardio exercise 2x/wk (M, W) and my pilates 2x/wk (F, Sun).
Sure I make time to take my walk.
Going to the gym for 1 1/2 hours 5x per week. Cardio for 45 min and strength training for 45 min.
I plan to have made going to the gym 3 times a week a habit.
Sticking with this thread, maintain a regular 3-4 times/week workout schedule, and eat at least one serving of raw veggies with my dinner every night.
Have eating at McD's in the mornings for breakfast down to a maximum of 1 time a week. I also will have kept my eating out at lunches down to 1 time per week.
Posting on wagon jumpers at least 10/12 weeks. In 12 weeks I will be eating 1400-1500 cal/day and I will have successfully done this for at least 9 weeks of the 12.
I will be working out 3 evenings a week.
Working out 5 days a week.
Journaling my food intake daily and drinking a quart of water a day.
I will update my logs accurately and consistently, and exercise regularly; cardio 3x/week and strength training 3x/week
Working out 5x week. These exercise will include biking, running, dance lessons, weights, etc. I will be eating 24 grams of fiber consistent 1500-2000.
As always all members are encouraged to tag this thread so that it is easy to find.
THIS WEEK'S TOPIC
This week our wagon jumpers who joined before we capped the group have now been with us for a whole month, congratulations! Our earliest joiners just past the three month mark, congratulations as well. At this point everyone should have a couple of small successes to celebrate. So, lets find the positive and keep each other motivated to move on:
Big or small, what successes have you had with reaching your goals since you started this journey - what are you proud of?
Weekly Check-In & This Week's Topic
I am so very very very (yes at least 3 very's possibly more) happy to say that I met my goal of eating a daily average of no more than 1600 calories (1560 to be exact) last week, which means that I am officially finished phase I of my plan!
Congratulations to me! It took me 23 weeks to work my way from no exercise & eating a daily average of 3,000 calories, to working our 4 times a week, for 2 hours each session and eating a daily average of 1,500 calories from here on out until I reach my goals.
It's actually kind of funny how now that I am here 23 weeks really hasn't seemed like that long of a time, it's gone by quite quickly and I have a lot to be proud of in that time. Not only have I gone back to the gym and gotten into a regular work out habit, I've managed to move that work out habit to an early morning (for me 6am is early) start and engage some friends in some regular sports as well. Slowly working my calories down has been really really good as it's given me a long time to get used to the reduced intake and I really haven't felt hungry or deprived this whole time. I'm also eating much better, lots or organic, locally grown, whole grains, no packaged pre-prepared junk.
Most surprising for me has been the physical results. When I dove into a diet in the past I was always frustrated at how long it took for the numbers to go down and then how slowly they progressed. Focusing on the weight always took the focus off the physical results and nothing came fast enough.
This time I can't believe that I am already a size 14 close to a size 12 this early in my plan. Okay, yes it's 23 weeks, but I think focusing on the process and what it really takes to make this a long term commitment to myself, well 23 weeks really doesn't seem like all that much. I continue to be blown away that my body has responded so quickly and so well to the changes I made.
This past week in particular I did let some of my life balance goals slide out of control. I made absolutely no progress on my finances or my career. I did however achieve a major milestone on my health, kept up my household goals (71%) respectably and didn't let my reading / social life fall apart (67%). Overall not a bad week (even taken as a slice by itself), and a terrific week if I look at the larger picture I think I needed the extra time to put in with my end of phase I goal to make sure that I pushed myself across the finish line and did not sabotage myself.
So, here I am. Officially starting phase II of my plan! Wow! Can't believe this day / week is here!
For the next 12 weeks (or more) I will be trying to build 12 consecutive weeks where I eat a daily average of not more than 1500 calories and exercise at least 4 times per week for 2 hours per day.
If I miss this goal for one week then I deduct half of the weeks completed to date. I expect this will take me longer than 12 weeks to complete, I will be happy if it takes me less than 24 weeks to complete.
Onwards and upwards here we go!
I guess my life has been so up and down and travelling around so much the past 10 weeks, that I haven't had time to concentrate on it as much as everybody else has, and I feel a little guilty about that. It is so hard to make plans when you don't really know what is going on. I realised today that I need to plan as though bf? isn't in my life (even though we are almost back together). Part of that is all the career life stuff, the rest is the getting myself in shape too.
I don't know that I really have any sucesses to report on at the moment, at least not on the weight, food, exercise front, except that I have cut down on alcohol, and except for one dinner where the waiters were continuously filling glasses not had more than 3 glasses in a day. (and had most days with nothing).
I am trying to get things back on track. for last weeks answers by Oct 19 I would like to be swimming 2 times a week, walking 1 hr everyday, working on my thesis at least 60 hours a week, applying to at least 3 jobs a week. (although I now have a back up position with a gov department back home starting in Feb, I still would like something in Europe)
Hope you all doing well, and thanks for listening to my inane thoughts.
Gained about 5 lbs while traveling through Italy, but I really couldn't care less -- I'm not going to be in Italy and not eat, ya know? However, I was VERY physically active for the whole trip, so while I may be heavier, I'm also, ironically, more physically fit. It's all good. And now that my life is settling back into a predictable pattern, it'll be easier to manage my calories. My goal is to eat about 1500/day -- which means losing rather slowly, but I've found that cutting my calories too far just makes me miserable. I've also joined a gym in the area, and I'll start working out 3x/wk again. So I slipped while traveling and readjusting, but I'm fairly confident I'll get back on track.
Successes: I've got a fantastic new job and I'm building a new life in a new place! That's vastly more important to me, in the long run, than my weight. :)
I've stuck to my 1500 calories a day rule religiously, other than the 3 days I knew I was traveling and "splurging" on foods I can't get at home, and that's pretty good!
I've also lost 10 pounds, which makes me feel a lot better. And, I think I'm enough "back on track" with shopping and meal prep that going back to work full time won't derail me.
Although exercise is still a chore and I don't do it as much as I could/should, I'm doing some, and I think that's a step in the right direction.
super, you've made amazing progress, and I'm particularly inspired by the exercise routine! Way to go!! :D Good luck with Phase 2!
I am proud of losing 22lbs since January 17th and over 18 inches. I've gone from a size 13 to a size 10 and feel great.
I'm also proud that i went from drinking very little each day to now keeping myself fully hydrated - what a difference i can see in my skin and hair!
I ditched my scale on friday for a month - hopefully i can see some dramatic changes now that i have stopped basing each day's action on the number i see on the scale!
I'm going to be in Nantucket this week (leaving Tuesday), so won't be posting until early next week, at best. My DH and I are staying @ his parents' rental house, and we're bringing our Mountain/Cruiser bikes to the island with us, as transportation and exercise vehicles. I've been practicing on my bike these past 2 weeks, with little 5 mile rides to run errands here and there, because the geometry is different on these bikes, and its a lot more quad intensive because we don't have the fancy clipless pedals (as we do on the road bikes, which help with hills b/c you can use hamstings to pull on the leg stroke).
I don't want to go negative here b/c this week's topic is to focus on achievements and successes, but I just have to express my disappointment that a pair of size 16 shorts that I bought in May (that didn't fit then!) and that I wore several times in June/July now don't fit. I'm sure that this is part of the body-changing process (that is, my belly grows for a while as other parts shrink!), and I'm very happy that I've lost significant inches all over, but these darn shorts DID fit in June and early July, but this afternoon they don't. *ARGH!*
Anyway, I have so many things that I'm pleased with. Before I started on the wagon this time:
1) I had started to get occasional heart palpitations;
2) My resting heart rate was 82;
3) I was 44% body fat;
4) I was the largest I had ever been in my life;
5) I could hardly climb a set of stairs;
6) My knee was painful me EVERY DAY;
7) My skin was starting to look significantly older;
8) I wasn't sleeping well; and,
9) I was eating trash food and felt like s**t for it.
1) My heart is freaking strong!
2) My resting heart rate is 70;
3) My BF % is 32%;
4) I'm losing size;
5) I race my cat up the stairs (he still wins, somehow...??);
6) I've restored balance to my leg muscles, and my knee only hurts every so often now;
7) My skin is looking better--perhaps because I'm getting better nutrition?
8) Sleeping like a baby!
9) I'm eating organic, lots of veggies (vegetarian almost every night!).
And this is just the stuff I can think of off the top, in the last 10 minutes. I am just HAPPIER now. Except when I think of those dang shorts...
Wow! MIA sorry about that! We have been finishing a kitchen remodel and I havent had a chance to get on the computer. Im am afraid I fell off the wagon durring all this remodeling, But we are almosed finished so I will be back!!
Alright, after being MIA for a bit then not really participating I am back on track! It seems like a lot of people are falling into the same pattern of jumping the wagon but are still getting back on like I am.
My successes since joining: I have been really making sure that I am actually hungry before I eat something. This has greatly decreased my unnecessary calories throughout the day and especially at night. I've pretty much completely cut out the junk food. These changes have caused a 5 pound weight loss over the past 2 weeks or so. :)
My new goals are as follows:
Stay under 1400 calories during the week, with some leniency on weekends.
Start training so that I am able to keep up in my jogging and conditioning class that starts on August 26.(It'll consist of running for about 30 minutes two mornings a week)
Keep up my running so I am going at least 2 more days outside of the class
Get back in the pool at least 2 days a week, then I am planning on joining the club swim team at my college which meets for an intense practice between 2 and 4 days a week. A big goal is going to be sticking with the team cause practices are quite difficult.
And of course, stop being so hard on myself! Like most women I'm so critical of the way I look. I think once i get back into daily exercise this self-consciousness will disappear. Working out makes me feel good about myself, as well as making me feel a lot healthier.
I am moving back up to school into a new apartment on Friday so If i seem a bit scarce its because i'm getting everything together. I'm thinking i'll be ok, so i'm not planning on going MIA again :)
Congrats Supersize that's an awesome accomplishment!
Defrog3, you have achieved amazing results, congrats!
msmeg1984 - 22 pounds, see if I had been dedicated as you have maybe I would have lost these 20 pounds that keep haunting me.
So this weekend was not all that great. I started out ok and then I got a little tipsy on Friday night, mind you it was fun and I found out a kick butt at Rock Band, but still due to the fact that I had a little too much to drink (equals extra cals, although I didn't exactly "retain" them), I only had the stomach for greasy food the next evening. I did manage to drink all my water and then some though so that's a bonus. I did not however get my 3 runs in as I committed to. So this week, due to this over indulgence I have decided to add another goal to my 12 week plan. I will have maintain an "average" of 1400 calories per day and run 3 days a week and drink 2L of water daily. I had omitted the calorie counting thinking I couldn't focus on that too when really it should be something I focus on because without it I don't see the progress because I stabatoge myself.
Thanks for all the inspiration guys I hope that sometime on here I can be of an inspiriation to someone else.
Last Week's Topic: Goal Setting
My apologies to everyone who missed last week's goal setting exercise, I set that exercise last week because I knew I had a lot of time to be online and work with people on goal setting and edit the thread. Because only slightly over half of our participating members set goals last week I don't want to commit myself to re:editing and working on goals this week again as a group, mainly because I know that I don't have as much time to do it this week as I did last week. I will try to commit myself to do this at least once every 12 weeks so that when we do finish one cycle we can start another.
On the plus side CC does allow you to tag a post, so, when we get to the week of October 19th, I will be asking people to report on their goals and for us to see goals set this week, you can put a link back to this thread.
Goal Setting Tips
If you read through last week's thread we had a fair bit of discussion on what successful goal setting is, so here is some food for thought for people setting their goals this week:
1. Make sure your goal is achievable, set yourself up for success. The challenge with a 12 week goal is less about reaching the goal and more about keeping the consistency. For example if you are doing no exercise currently setting a goal of biking 20 K every day in 12 weeks is likely unrealistic. Setting a goal that you will be going to the gym for 30 min 3x a week is more realistic. The bottom line is a goal in this context should be something that you can reasonably expect yourself to achieve.
2. Don't put too much on your plate. As wagon jumpers we tend to know the "right" ways to loose weight, we need to exercise, eat well, drink water and then there are all the other tweaks like less packaged foods etc... You may know you need to do better in all of these areas eventually, and want to promise yourself that you will whip yourself into shape 12 weeks from now, but 12 weeks is a surprisingly short time. If you have a long way to go on most of your goals pick one or two of them that you are closest to achieving and focus on them for the next 12 weeks. Setting too many ambitious goals is not planning for success, it's planning for burn out.
3. Set measurable goals. Make sure you decide at the beginning what will determine success with your goal. If you set a goal to exercise more, decide what "more" means, does it mean 2, 3, or 4 times a week, does it mean at the gym, or a variety of activities, if it's a variety of activities what are the likely activities, how long do you need to be active for you to consider it to count as exercise, how will you track if you have exercised more. If you leave a qualitative goal like "more" than depending on your mood you will either feel like you have or have not achieved your goal since you have no quantitative measurement to judge success. This can leave you floundering when you are trying to decide if you have or have not met your objectives.
4. Your goal must be something you can control. We can control what we put into our bodies, how much we are active, how much we drink, and so on and so forth. We cannot control what weight we will be, or what size we will be. These are results we hope to get by controlling what we eat, how much we exercise and how much we drink.
Jane Welcome back! I'm sorry things have not turned out as cut and dry as you were hoping, but I do hope that you are able to get a sense of closure one way or the other, if only for your own life balance. As I mentioned in my post about goal setting this week I don't want to commit myself to re-editing the goals this week as I don't think I'll have as much time. Please feel free to tag back to this thread when we report on October 19th. As far as successes go, have you stayed with a group like this for this long before? If you haven't had as much success as you would have liked staying on the wagon, have you at least been getting back on with more frequency that you would have in the past. That in itself can be quite a big success.
Kaydeefalls Welcome back! I'm glad you had such a great time in Italy, and who couldn't enjoy the great food there! Gaining 5 lbs in Italy, I'm sure that was worth it, and hardly regretable. This journey has to be about letting weight loss, maintenance fit into our lives, not become our lives. To that end, congratulations on your fantastic new job (what is it?) and building a new life! I agree completely we need to look to what is in our lives to bring happiness to us and our families, at the end of the day fitness and health should contribute to our enjoyment of life, not become the singular source of happiness.
Writestuff Congratulations on the 10 lbs, and good work on sticking to your calories and getting that exercise going.
Msmeg Size 13 to a size 10 that's great! The skin & hair is a great reason to keep hydrated. How are you doing with the scale MIA so far?
Defrog3Don't worry too much about the shorts, who knows what is going on exactly but I'm sure your body will work it out quite quickly with the amount of cycling you are doing. I love your list! I've never looked into my standing heart rate, but that is a great measurement! Not sure I'll ever win against my dogs or cats on any race, but it's great to be able to at least run after my dog in the parks. The sleeping is also an interesting point. I haven't really paid attention to that, but now that you mention it, I do find that the more I get in shape the better rested I am as well.
M_Saluone Welcome back, hope to hear more from you soon.
KittyKat I've sent you a quick note about time off, just let me know when you expect to be back. That's great that simply doing that double check on if you are hungry and eating better for you foods is giving you results!
Raven The drinking often does me in, not often the alcohol itself, as I've become pretty good about budgeting for alcohol calories, what I forget to budget for is the extra snacks I'll have after I have the alcohol. I need to watch that. I've left your goals the same, as I'm trying not to edit everything this week, feel free to tag back to this thread if you would like. I'll also suggest that going after the trifecta of exercise, water and calories while an ultimate goal, if you have work to do on all three prioritizing until you have one or two completely under control is a good idea.
I didn't start off my first week of phase II well. We went to a board games afternoon yesterday and I had a few too many chips & snacks. Which probably wouldn't have been bad by itself, but I'd made a trip to the farmers market in the morning and had a nice dinner planned. My partner was really hungry when we got home late, and so I made dinner and combined with the snacks hit 2500 calories.
I'm also a bit off on my routine as it's the long weekend here. My gym is not open today until noon, by which time my partner will be up and wanting to do something so I will likely have to exercise Tuesday - Friday this week. Hopefully I can do the Sunday - Wednesday next week.
Over calorie aside I'm very excited about the farmers market. I went twice yesterday because I still need to learn a bit more about my recipes, but I started picking up some fruits & vegetables and decided that I could likely make ratatouille (yes like on the cartoon) and some chimichurri (it's an Argentinian spread) with some garlic / tomato bread. I managed to make the bread & chimichurri from all organic local vegetables and herbs either from the farmers market or my mum's community garden. The ratatouille was completely local except for the can of tomato paste I needed.
I also got fresh basil & parsley plants that are now growing in my kitchen and the first Ontario peaches. My favourite find was Ontario heirloom tomatoes. I continue to be amazed how much better local, organic food tastes and makes me feel. Even though I did over eat, I over ate on fresh good foods so I don't feel bad this morning and I'm sure if I keep my calories under control the rest of the week, it will not have a serious impact.
Sara that's awesome. Congrats on finishing phase 1 and going into phase 2!!! You have done a lot in 23 weeks. It's okay.It was just a bad day for phase two and the meal sounds great.
Jane its okay. I have been off too but am slowly getting back on track. Cutting down on the alcohol is good.
Kay congrats on the new job. i hope you are enjoying DC. Good job on keepup the physical in Italy.
Write glad eveything at home is back to normal. Yay for 10 pounds gone.
Ms Meg yay for lost.
Defrog Nantucket sounds fun. Don't worry about the shorts you have accomplished a lot since then.
Kittykat falling off the wagon just happens sometimes. It always great to get back on it though. Good luck with all you want to do. Back to college. When do classes start.
I am offically back on track after two weeks of being off the wagon. I might be more than two weeks but I know it is within the two week range. I hope to stay that way. My goals for this week is 1500-1800 calories, to exercise 5x/week (cardo for 45 minutes) and to avoid temptations this weekend.
Success: I haven't had much since being on the wagon as I have fallen off and gotten back on and things have been inconsistent for my seven weeks. I have lost inches although I have lost inches although I haven't taken them in a while. My clothes are fitting loser. I am officially an average and not a wide when it comes to pants. People have been noticing my weight. I have been learning more about my what I need to make things effective which are playing into other parts of my life. I starting to see my figure coming to place. I am an hour glass. I just need to lose my tummy and it will be perfect. (It starting to go down.) People have been noticing my weight loss which is good. I learning to have a better outlook when it comes to my body. I am getting more comfortable with it.
I feel a lot better with my scale MIA, however i had way too much to drink on saturday and overate alot through the weekend - yesterday i ate at Maint. Level and i was way over friday and sat.
This morning was breakfast at the office and for some crazy reason i ate 2 donuts instead of just one... I can't help it... i just love krispy kreme....
So, now i feel like i got all that out of my system and its time to get back to the basics. I am setting daily goals and trying my best to stick to them...
You all sound like you are doing well, I like reading the success stories!
Hi Supersized and Gang! I am going to bow out of our forum. I am not jumping off the wagon, but I am working full-time, going to school full-time and still trying to be mommy and wife....while I could probably log in my own goals, I won't be able to be a motivator to anyone else. Thank you so much for your support during the short time I was a part of your group.
Good luck to everyone!!!!
Thanks tiegurl! I get back to school this friday, and classes start the 26th. I'm hoping those few weeks getting settled and catching up with friends doesn't throw me back off the wagon..
my success is that i have been logging my calories every day, and have stayed pretty consistent the last month at my target. i am also seeing my trend line going down (slowly), but i think the most important thing is that i have really started to get a handle on the long term vision, and hopefully am getting better at realizing that stumbles are going to happen, but the important thing is to learn ways to avoid them, and when they happen, move on. i think i have lost inches but will not measure until later this week. good luck everyone and congrats on all your successes!
Tiegurl Sounds like you are having a lot of success if your clothes are fitting better and people are noticing your weight loss. The knowledge is the key and learning to get yourself back on the wagon when you do stumble. Congratulations on the success so far.
MsMeg Ugh! Krispy Kreme... I am so glad they didn't succeed here in Toronto, I had one of their donuts when they were here a couple of years ago and it felt like tasty tasty sugar melting in my mouth. Then I found out they were 2 times more calories than Tim Hortons (our big donut chain) and was kinda happy to see them go. Glad you are feeling happy with the scale gone. I'm not sure if it took me more or less than a month, but somewhere around there I did notice I was feeling much more in tune with my body.
KittyKat Sorry read your last post wrong, glad you can stay with us.
Thin27 I think the long term vision is one of the most challenging thing for all of us wagon jumpers, we're great at making plans and working them for a few weeks, or few months, but then results are not instant, and it gets boring and tedious and we mess up and decide if we can't do it all we'll do none... you know the story. Learning to pick yourself up and move on after a stumble is a big step because we all have a past of not doing that and letting it derail us completely. That is the first very very big success that is not recognized often enough.
Unsurprisingly I was not able to drag myself out of bed this morning for the gym. I just don't seem to be able to do it the first day of the working week. I think the big challenge for me is that my partner works swing shift so I never get to bed reasonably early on the last night of the weekend because I want to spend the time together.
I've got an evening meeting tonight and I'm waiting to see how busy the work day is to see if I can sneak out this afternoon to go to the gym.
I also overdid my calories again yesterday, so overall not an auspicious start to the Phase II of the plan, so gotta pull it back on track, even if I don't accomplish my goals this week, I need to set myself up to be in a better place to achieve them next week.
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