Do you have goals? Not just for weight loss, but for other areas of your life?
I don’t. I am not a planner. I know that you will find that hard to believe when I am so OCD about planning shopping lists or vacation packing lists, or touristing lists, but I just have missed that gene that makes you want a 5yr plan.
I got all excited this week because finally, 4yrs after purchase, I got around to filling in my address book. I don’t even plan properly to have peoples addresses in one place so I can send out cards or whatnot.
It’s actually one of my personality traits that I am not a fan of. It’s lazy. So, time to change. I filled out the address book and had some really lovely conversations with people which I should do more often.
When it comes to weight loss I need to really set a goal. Not just a long term goal, but more achievable milestones. I know that when I say “I want to lose 6 stone”, it becomes unachievable in my head because it’s such a long way off. So bite sized goals it is.
My first one I have decided is to lose 5lbs by Valentines Day. It’s 2 weeks off and although I don’t expect to lose upward of 2lbs a week in general, I do for the first couple of weeks as a) I have just come off an epic binge, and b) I am motivated for the first couple of weeks always!!
So that’s my first goal. I don’t know about any more after that. I need to check the diary and see what other dates are coming up that I can pin things to.
The only other one is that I want to fit comfortably into my “fat jeans” by the end of February. Having to wear my “extra fat jeans” if I want to sit for any legnth of time is just soul destroying. I want my “skinny jeans” back in circulation by the summer!
3 pairs of jeans. 3 sizes. 6 months.