Talk about unrealistic.
I don’t think this has been SMART assessed, do you???? Hahaa 🙂
How many of us set goals on a daily basis, or at regular key points in our lives?
Before I started my weight loss journey I did not predict a target weight.
I just wanted to get rid of the excess wobble and some.
But now 90lb down and with ‘Onederland‘ within my reach, I think I need to set a target.
So.. here it goes…
Specific – I don’t wanna be too specific about this to be honest! That’s where paranoia sets in and I’m already on crazy pills so don’t need anymore pressure!
Measurable – I do love my scales but thanks to the wise words of one of my Tweeps RNYgirl I am trying to look more at my NSG’s to save on the weekly disappointments…
The 25th October 2011 was my 1st anniversary… I jumped on the scales and a huge black cloud hovered over me…
I felt a failure… 😦
Why wasnt I like everyone else? I wanted to lose a hell of a lot more….
After a week of sulking and hiding away I chatted with my support networks on Twitter and also had my review with my Bariatric Surgeon who reassured me that everything was ok.
The body plateaus then kick starts again but the lifestyle and combined behaviour changes need to continue to maintain the weightloss.
Note to self – STOP COMPARING MYSELF WITH OTHERS!!!
Achievable – At 3 months post op I set myself a ‘guesstamate‘ target to weigh 140lb by June 2012.
I had no idea what that would look like, but I’m hoping to check it out in time!
Realistic – I am now 204lb, so I have a lot of work to do. But do you know what? There’s no pressure. I am cool with where I am. Just need to tip the balance away from the plus size range a bit more so I can comfortable fit into some funky stuff cause I am and will always be a Fashionista
Timely – I have learnt that I am not going to get obsessed about this. The benefits are evident. I feel great in comparison to where I was 18 months ago and that means the world to me.
So I tried The Man Diet – (not by choice I hasten to add, I’m on rashions LOL)
I’m still stuck in that stall …
Time to get back to ditching the carbs… it worked a few weeks ago.
Huge thanks to the #Atkins Crew 🙂 x
Question for you all
Pre or post weight loss surgery – do you set yourself goals?