Making sure my goals are achievable and realistic
Thursday, April 04, 2013
Way back when I had to ask for a seat belt extender on my flight to and from Sydney in late October 2012 I jotted down some hopes/expectations for my upcoming weight reduction challenge,
My first goal was to be under 105.5 kilograms by early March 2013 when I knew I would be hosting a work related statewide event in Sydney. That goal was revised around January to me expecting/hoping to be under 105.5 kilos by the start of April.
Well it is now well into April and I am nowhere near being less than the 105.5 kilo goal I had set myself.
I am however less than I was in late October 2012 and I feel better
My weigh-in with my Doctor yesterday saw her smiling and happy with me and for me as she registered my (afternoon clothed) weight as 112.2 kilograms.
I have tried to concentrate on not being disappointed with not being under 105.5 kilos and instead enjoying all the benefits of being less than 112.2 kilograms instead of over 127.8 kilograms (the weight my Dr had registered from late August 2012 - when I still fitted in the airplane seat belt).
Want to know why I picked 105.5 kilograms as a first main goal to aim for?
It was the half way point between where I was and where I would be comfortable to plateau for a while on my journey to the new healthy me. So pleased i finally stopped thinking about getting healthier and decided to use all the resources available to me to do something about it for a change.