Fire Escape

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.)
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  • SELTZER111
    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 !!
    1936 days ago
    Good luck on your weight loss journey. They say the thinner you are, the harder it is to lose.
    1936 days ago
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