Thursday, September 13, 2012
from TANYAP71's Challenge: www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
*How did you pick your goal weight? Did you pick an ultimate goal weight at the beginning of your weight loss? Did it change? Did you set smaller goals along the way? *
I picked my lowest adult weight (155 lbs) and knew I definitely wanted to weigh less than that, although I didn't know by how much initially.
Starting out, I toyed with the idea of 135 lbs, until I found out that one of the trainers at my gym, who is very muscular, very thin, and about 4 inches shorter than I, weighed 137. At that point, I decided to keep my goal weight open ended and reevaluate as I progressed. A weight in the 140s sounded good to me, because I'd never been below 150 at this height.
I definitely set smaller goals as I lost weight! I think that was a huge contributor to making this venture manageable. The idea of losing 100+ lbs was daunting. While keeping my end goal in sight, I very much developed tunnel vision to keep myself from becoming overwhelmed. Focusing on losing 5% of my starting weight (13 lbs) and hitting major weight milestones made weight loss feel so much more achievable.