How to Become a Weight Loss Goal Getter

Takeaways

Use the S.M.A.R.T goals strategy to help you define clear and attainable goals and develop the motivation to reach them.

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Goal Getter

A weight loss goal getter is someone who continuously sets and consistently accomplishes their specific weight loss goals. They do this despite the roadblocks they encounter. By no means do they succeed perfectly, but when they stumble, they don’t give up. Rather, they readjust and continue trying again and again until they have accomplished their goal. To optimize your chances of reaching your goal, you have to set yourself up for success. Set goals using the S.M.A.R.T format:

S.M.A.R.T. Goals: Specific

Be clear and specific about what you want to accomplish. Try to answer the five “W” questions: What do I want to accomplish? Why is this goal relevant? Who is involved? Where is it located? Which resources do I have at my disposal?

Non-Specific Goal: “I will start exercising this year.”

Specific Goal: “I will walk around the neighborhood twice this week for 30 minutes.”

S.M.A.R.T. Goals: Measurable

A measurable goal is key to tracking progress, keeping you focused, and meeting your deadlines. State your goal in terms of units that can be measured like:

  • Minutes exercised
  • Amount of water drank
  • Number of steps taken

S.M.A.R.T. Goals: Achievable

Your goal also needs to be realistic and attainable to be successful. It should stretch your abilities but still remain possible. Don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone!

Example: “This week, I will walk 5 minutes longer per session than last week.”

S.M.A.R.T. Goals: Realistic

Choose a goal that is realistic. This is essential because you don’t want to set yourself up for failure. Ask yourself: “Would I expect a friend or family member to achieve the goal I set for myself?” If the answer is yes, you most likely set a realistic goal. If the answer is no, your goal is unrealistic — brainstorm and revise it until you feel it is realistic.

S.M.A.R.T. Goals: Time-Bound

Every goal needs a target date so that you have a deadline to focus on and something to work toward. This helps to prevent everyday tasks from taking priority over your longer-term goals.

Example: Saying you want to lose 10 lbs. this year is too broad. However, if you create a timeframe (e.g., by February 15th), then you have set your mind into motion to begin working on the goal.

Dr. Kim Feinstein, Psy. D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Red Mountain’s Behavioral Weight Loss Specialist. She specializes in weight management, body image concerns, and eating disorders. She prides herself in her ability to educate, guide, and inspire patients to overcome obstacles and ultimately achieve their goals.

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Dr. Kim Feinstein, Psy. D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Red Mountain’s Behavioral Weight Loss Specialist. She specializes in weight management, body image concerns, and eating disorders. She prides herself in her ability to educate, guide, and inspire patients to overcome obstacles and ultimately achieve their goals.

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