Sunday, September 02, 2012
Q. 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?
A. I have not necessarily chosen a goal weight. I'm going to just keep plugging away at pursing a healthy lifestyle and see where I end up. I've chosen goal weights before and become frustrated when I didn't meet them as quickly as I thought I should, and it led to abandoning all hope. I don't want that to happen again. I also don't want to get into a mindset where I lose "x" amount of weight and then think that "I'm done", which I know would lead to my slacking off on paying attention to what I'm eating and slowing down on the physical activity.
So, no - I've not chosen a goal weight at the beginning of my weight loss, because I'm attempting a different approach.
Did it change? No. I still have no 'goal weight' in mind.
Yes, I have been setting smaller (non weight loss) goals, and I think that has helped a lot. I love the challenges here on Sparkpeople. They are an awesome way to set healthy non-weight loss goals that will ultimately result in weight loss as a byproduct.