Reassessing My Goals

I want to take a look at my goals. I made some notes in red.

 238 (100 pounds GONE)
(want to get here by 10/13)
I'm not sure I can do this. I doubt it. If I get under 250 by this time I'll be happy. I'm having a really hard time breaking 250.

Mini Goals
 fit comfortably into black jeans 
Almost here. Almost. Those stupid jeans are seriously out of style at this point, but I want to be able to wear them comfortably just once.

 below 250
If I don't make this before 2013 waves goodbye, I'm going to be severely disappointed with myself. Seriously. 

 size 24 pants
I'm actually there already. 

 clothes too loose
Yeah, this needs a little more time - my old clothes are too loose, but I'd like my current clothes to be too loose. So it's Round 2 of clothes too loose, maybe.

 jog 1 mile
I really don't care about this, to be honest. My health monitor should be a consistent pattern of 3x walking per week, 30 mins. - and then go from there. So maybe I'll set a goal based off of that.

I think I need to focus on some consistency. Making things habit. I've made my eating habit, and really have stayed well with lower carb foods, but I need to make my walking habit, too, my journaling habit. That's when I do best with weight loss. I've been maintaining without journaling, which is fantastic. But I do think being more diligent with counting calories puts me in a better position to lose weight. So, for the next 30 days, I'll work on those things:

Minimum 3x30 walking workout.
Journaling food.

That's not too hard. I can manage that. I want to feel amazing again. I felt amazing getting down to the 250s, but now it's become normal and I feel fat and bulky. I need to continue.

 Goals Achieved 
 stay below 300
 Bike the 5-mile loop, no stopping
 below 290 (8/24/12)
 below285 (10/12)
 below 277 (11/12/12)
 below 269 (1/2 way to goal) (1/28/13)
 fit comfortably into clothes again (1/13)
 260 (lower than my lowest) 4/22/13
 257 (see this) 4/29/13
 someone ask if I've lost weight (not family)(6/13)


Lori said...

What a great list of goals accomplished. I am so proud of you for that!

Isn't it funny how a certain number on the scale seems like such an obstacle? I have a feeling that once you get past that 250 figure, you'll zip right on down several pounds.


Bonita Gordita said...

I sure hope so, Lori. I think, for whatever reason, I'm here for an evaluation. If I can hit that other side, I feel very positively about it. Thank you for all your encouragement.