This past week, I had a goal making session with some friends, and made a poster (which I'll share later). On this poster, I attached pictures of dresses that I think are particularly lovely, a picture of my goal bathing suit that I ordered 2 years ago in a size that I haven't seen since high school, pictures of lingerie and other encouraging images. I am a visual person. I am the person with the calendar posted in the kitchen with various events and something written on almost each day. I am a list maker. Setting goals helps me SO much!
I'm not the only person that goal-setting helps. It has been well established that goal setting can be the difference between success or failure - not only in weight loss, but in life! Here is a very helpful article from the Mayo Clinic on setting realistic goals.
My goals are:
To be wearing a size 12 pant COMFORTABLY by 12/25/10.
I'm currently wearing a 14.
To weigh less than 200 by 1/15/11 - my anniversary.
I currently am hovering around 215.
To weigh 180 by 4/17/11 - my birthday.
A realistic, yet challenging goal!
Some process goals are:
Make my bed daily.
30 minutes of activity 7 days/week.
Shower and fix my hair every day.
My process goals may seem pathetic. I don't deny that. For me, losing the weight is secondary to living a healthy lifestyle. I've been dealing with depression, and many aspects of my life have fallen by the wayside, hence my including them in my goal making process.
I also have a holiday challenge starting next week, but since it was Coley's idea, I'll let her tell more about it. ;)