Revising my weight Loss Goal
Monday, March 01, 2010
With each week I have been thinking more and more about my weight loss goal. Like many people I set my weight loss goal when I first signed up for SP in 2007 and had a large amount of weight to lose. I had been overweight for almost all of my life, so I had no idea what weight I would look good at with my current height and build. So, I picked a number. 150 lbs. That was 65 lbs to lose and seemed huge to me, so very far away in the future.
Now that I am 4 lbs away from my goal I've started to re-evaluate my goal. It has taken me over two years, and a bit of back sliding and lack of commitment, but I can see the finish line now. My original goal was achievable. However, I'm starting to see the flaws in my original goal. It still leaves me with an overweight BMI, I still can't manage to fit into regular size 10 jeans, but a size 12 is too big, and there are still some stores where I can't find anything that looks good and fits me properly. I am close to achieving a number on the scale, but I haven't achieved all of my other weight associated goals.
So, here I am re-evaluating my target weight. What is the right number??? Is there ever a right number? How much difference will an extra 5 lbs make. So, I'm thinking I will re-adjust my target weight loss to 145 lbs. It is still achievable in my time frame, before my trip to Scotland & Ireland, and it will put me in the top end of the healthy BMI range. From there who knows. I'll probably re-evaluate again once I hit 149 lbs to see if I want to can lose more. So, here I go . . . . 145 lbs here I come!