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Current Status and Goals

Current Weight: Unknown because scales won’t function that high, but guessing around 385

Mini-Goal Weight: 350

Goal Weight: 160

Every week I’m going to do a self assessment of my weight, my goals, and my progress to my goals.

I’ve included my ultimate weight goal as well as something I call a mini-goal. This idea comes from Touching the Void, a film about a mountain climber who is injured on the way down a climb and has to make his way back to camp with a broken leg. When recounting the event, the man said he would force himself to get to a certain rock in 15 minutes. Instead of looking at the immense goal of walking miles back to camp, he just focused on a viewable point in front of him.

Luckily, I am not dying on a mountain in South America, but my task is in its own way just as daunting. Losing 200 pounds is going to be difficult task that is discouraging to think of all at once. Instead I’m going to focus on losing about 15 or 20 pounds at a time and celebrate when I reach that small goal.

Weekly Goal: This week is to start exercising. My mother is a goddess and bought me a treadmill. Walking has always been my preferred method of exercise. It’s low impact and I like being able to do it in the privacy of my own home. I’m too self consious to walk at a gym or the like.

Upcoming Goals: In the coming weeks I’m going to start adjusting my diet and incorporate a weight routing of some sort. I think it’s better to phase myself into a new lifestyle gently instead of trying to do everything at once.

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Melissa D • August 16, 2006 at 1:18 pm

Hi…do you mind if I use your type of formating post on current status and goals? I would appreciate doing that.



slim chique • August 2, 2008 at 11:26 pm

Me too….. PQ. I am drawing inspiration from your blog…. I do hope someday I can say I have lost the 66 pounds


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