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My Long-Term Target Weight: 250 Pounds
It'd be pretty easy to just leave the rest of this section blank. BUT what I'm learning is setting just one final goal makes it much harder to attain. So I'm going to be setting many short term goals and mini goals. The feeling of victory spurs the mind to want more. So I'm going to break this up into mini parts to equal the whole. Any time I can find reason to celebrate I will, because that will keep me going.
Why 250? I figure that at 250 pounds I will be able to pause for a second and take a look at myself, then step away from general weight loss goals to focus more on sculpting and shaping myself. I don't know how I'm going to look once I get to that point so it seems like that would be a good time to reflect then push forward with a specific weight and shape I'd like to be. As I go along, this section will change as I add different achievements to strive for so stay tuned!
My Short-Term Goal: Lose 10% of my Current Body Weight
- The first goal I'm setting for myself is to lose 10% of my current weight. My first weigh in was at 373 pounds, so I will be shooting to lose 37 pounds.
- Find a Job
- Get an Apartment
- Join a Gym
- Buy a Scale
- Conquer Portion Control
- Buy a Pedometer
- Find a reliable source for recipes
- Buy measuring tape
- Create weekly challenges to help alter my mindset and create better eating/exercise habits
- Buy a bike
Weight Loss Expectations: 1-2 Pounds per week.
Research shows that a healthy pace to lose weight and keep it off is 1-2 pounds a week. If I do more, then that is great! Something I will also be monitoring is my Body Mass Index. Because I will eventually move to weight training, I believe the muscle gain will offset fat burned at some points leading to weight gain or minimal weight loss. By tracking the BMI through measurements I will be able to still prove progress even with the negative numbers. My first weigh in revealed I need to lose 123 pounds to make it to 250. At the suggested 8 pounds a month I will hit my goal in 15 months. So as of September 2013 I should be at or around my goal weight of 250 pounds.