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Mission accomplished: Trading short-term goals for medium-term goals

Saturday, February 09, 2013

With this week’s weight loss, I’ve finally put an end to my short-term goals and am ready to move on to accomplishing my medium-term goals.

It’s another encouraging sign of success and I’m glad I took the time to make them a while back.

The awesome thing is that I can not only put a check mark next to each of my short-term goals, I can also put a check mark next to one of my most important medium-term goals, reversing my early-stage diabetes.

That was a goal I took care of in such short order that I have to admit that I am completely astounded by it.

Who could have ever guessed that it would take so little time to conquer such a big health issue? It only took me three months.

So I’ve got a head start already on my next phase of goals.

I’ll be able to increase my walking when the weather warms up, as I'm not a fan of the cold, and come spring, I’ll be able to plant my garden for the first time.

I anticipate that by June I should have the weight-loss goal all locked up, and come fall, I plan on participating in the Walk from Obesity and the Relay for Life.

And even though it’s the Relay for Life that first motivated me to start my weight-loss journey, being unable to participate it in after someone close to me was diagnosed with cancer, it’s really only just the beginning.

I wanted to participate in the event back then as an expression of my profound gratitude for the care and help that was given by the doctors, nurses, cancer organizations and others in the care of this person I care for so much.

It was heart breaking not to be fit enough to participate. That realization was my turning point.

I’m glad to say that I think this year is the year I’ll be fit enough to participate and it’s about time!

And with that, I'm off to tackle my medium-term goals!

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