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Friday, February 01, 2013

Alright, so I've never done this before and I don't know how to begin, so I guess I'll just get right to the point. I was standing on my scale today and I found that I was just over 140lbs. This may or may not seem like a lot to you, everything's relative, but I'm 5'4" and I used to be a dancer, so I'm not really happy being this heavy. Having said that, my weight has remained stagnant for the past two years (about 145lbs).

So anyway, staring at the scale I realized that this was a golden opportunity for me to make losing weight a little easier. My goal as of two weeks ago was to lose 25lbs by the time I go to see my sister in July. This isn't a particularly insane proposition. However, I have a tendancy to be overwhelmed by long-term projects so I figured that if I broke it up into a series of smaller goals (mini-goals as I've come to call them) it won't be so bad. I can lose sight of the larger goal all I want, but I probably will be able to keep the mini-goals in mind, because they have a more immediate sense of achievement.

Anyway, that's what I've decided to do. I don't think that this is ground-breaking stuff, but I just realized how it could apply to me, which is (I guess) important. I don't think all of my mini-goals will have to do with weight specifically, some of them could be, for example "be able to run a 5k without stopping." It's not directly related to my weight, but it should help me continue along my path to weight loss.

My first Mini-Goal will be: drop below 140lbs

With this new "tool" in my belt, I think I'm on the path to success, I just have to keep the check-points in mind and I think I'll be alright.

(I didn't know what to call this blog, so I just picked a song that I happen to be listening to right now. I like it, it's by Civil Twilight, just in case anyone was curious and wanted to look it up.)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SELTZER111 2/1/2013 1:21PM

    Congratulations on setting attainable goals to reach a new healthier you !! You CAN do this !! One choice at a time, one day at a time !! You are going to feel wonderful and look amazing in the summer !!

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DEBBIESTY 2/1/2013 1:05PM

    Good luck on your weight loss journey. They say the thinner you are, the harder it is to lose.

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