While I am in Stage 2 (and almost ready to jump into stage 3- that will be another blog) I still have not set my official long term goal. I really wanted to think about it because I didn't want it to be just about the scale number and inches loss because then that is me working on the outside package only, again!
I write this with full consideration that I can change it at any time... as life changes, goals can too and I have to be flexible- for the present time this is what I want to work towards:
My Scale Goal:
I want to lose 53.1 pounds- I won't be skinny and still over the government standards but this is a weight I have maintained for a LONG time in the past and able to wear size 10 clothing. I am happy at this weight! And my doctor is too.
My Body Measurement Goal (measured by clothing size):
I want to wear size 12 clothes- so I can shop in all stores and not just plus size stores or in the fatty section of department stores. This is a HUGE goal as I am a size 18/20 in plus sizes now- I am hopeful I can do this!
My Health Goals:
To be rid of my sleep machine!!!
To lower my antidepressants (I know I will never be off of them but I would like to lower my current dose as it is high and I take two types)!!
To tone up my body, and lower my body fat to keep my heart from overworking!
My Person Goals:
To be rid of self defeating thoughts forever.
To forgive myself for things I feel I have done wrong and stop persevering on what I can not change.
To be more patient with my children.
To follow through with better parenting for the one child I have left at home.
To become a better and more attentive lover (life makes me tired- this has to change!).
To be less self absorbed with myself and my life and remember there are others that may need my help- just to be more conscious of others. Actions speak louder then words- try to live by that.
To embrace and spread positivity and light on to others- to be kinder all around.
I will only refer to this once in a while as it is VERY overwhelming and chock full of ambition.... but if I keep working like I have been working I will get there.
If there has to be a time line-- I would like the scale and health goals to be accomplished by the time I am 45 (I am 43.5)... the other goals I will always strive for so those are on going.