Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The 2009 Goal

I've updated what my weekly goal will be each week until the end of the year. If I stay on track, I will weigh 250 lbs at the end of the year. I haven't seen that number in at LEAST 7 years, maybe more.

It's really helped me setting the 2 lb per week goal. I do still weigh all the time, but the pressure is really been taken off to weight a "certain amount by a certain date". This is a great way to realize if a goal is reasonable. I could say I'm going to lose 30 lbs by Christmas, and I might, but the numbers don't add up. The numbers say I could probably lose 20. So that's what I'm aiming for. If I lose 30, that would be great, but knowing that I should be able to lose 20 will help me from being disappointed with myself. It helps me from setting unrealistic goals that I have to kill myself to achieve.

I'm happy today. Happy that I can maybe see a light at the end of the tunnel this time. I did something I've never done. I've taken naked pictures of myself. So that I can see the difference over time. It's harder with clothes on, unless you are wearing the same thing. I want to be able to see where I'm losing. It might sound weird but visualizing is important. I can look in a mirror and say I "think" I've lost weight here...but now I'll have something to compare it too...I don't care if people think I'm a little nutty. I'm going to do what I need to do to make this happen!


  1. I just glanced over at your wt loss log and you have really lost a lot already. I bet with the nudies you can tell a big difference. Every little bit makes a difference. I set my goal at 1.7 lbs/week. Come on and lets work towards our goal! We can do it!
    Do you track your measurements? I bet there is a big change there too.

  2. You are doing a great job and setting reasonable goals. That's a nice long list of "ACHIEVED'S" on the side!

  3. I echo Tina...right next to the comment box is that long list of "achieveds", which is amazing. And you're ahead of schedule. Great idea to do the naked shots. It speaks to your total commitment to yourself and this process.