I set a short term goal for a ten lb loss in 4 weeks. By journaling my food intake and daily exercise, I've kept myself accountable...and have found some very much needed success. It's been a long time of trying and not getting very far. In fact, I had thought from Dec to May that I lost more weight than I did, after all I was walking 3-4-5 miles a day. But all I lost was 5 lbs. Since I have 70 to go, that was a disheartening reality to face.....when I finally faced the dreaded scales.
Instead of quitting and gaining (well, ok, a week of a pity party and gaining four of the five pounds back) I got my drive back and set the little goal. I'm happier than you can imagine to report that in 21 days I more than met my goal. I hit a 10.5 loss today!
I've set my next mini goal for 10 lbs in 4 weeks. That would be by July 17th. Wish me luck, no, wish me the ability to stick to this!