Personally, I've come to find that setting a timed goal for my weight loss backfires. I set a 20 lbs weight loss goal by Christmas but keep finding myself angry over the thought and I feel pressured.
So to remedy that I decided to use rewards instead of a time frame.
When I lose 20 lbs I want to get a brand new hairstyle. I have dark brown, long curly hair. I want to get it chopped off and blunt bangs added!
When I lose my big goal weight of 45 lbs I want to buy a career dress! All the women I work with strut around the office in beautiful career dresses and look so elegant. I want that! http://www.dressbarn.com/misses/dresses/ca
Knowing there is a reward when I reach my goal is so much more alluring than trying to fit it into a time frame. Time frames don't allow me much room for error or plateaus. I know I can always stretch the time frame but the reward works so much better for me!
11 more lb to go before my big haircut!