Mini-GoalsEven if you're not at goal yet, this is the place to share your successes and achievements along the way! Success can be measured in many ways besides the scales. Tell us about your triumphs, including Non Scale Victories
About two years ago, I weighed myself and realized I was 278 pounds. I had seen 280 on the doctor's scale. I knew I needed to do something. By caorie counting, I got down to 252 before I got lazy and slowly fell off plan. I never gained it all back, but would get to 260, get back down to 251 or 252, and slowly go off plan again. I started to think that the 240's were just a mirage and no matter what I did I would be stuck going no lower than 250. My goal was 10% which would happen at 249 so it was so incredibly frustrating getting so close and not succeeding. Last month, I was 263 and knew I needed to do something or I would be right back where I started. This time around, I decided to go low carb after reading a lot about the theories behind it. And this time, I succeeded in my 10% goal! I've lost 30 pounds (now 32!) and finally broken into the 240's. For some reason it has clicked this time, and its the first time I actually believe I can succeed. Knowing that I can share all this with the people on this site and they understand keeps me on track and makes me feel like I can do it too. I still don't see any change in the mirror but I know its harder for us to see it and my mom and sister swear they can see a difference. Anyway, just wanted to share how excited I am! My next mini-goal is 220 which is the weight that has been on my driver's license since I got it at 16. Hopefully I'll get to be posting about that soon!
Back to the forum after baby #5!
1st mini-goal - 5%
2nd mini-goal - under 200 lbs
3rd mini goal -15%
There is a huge difference between knowing what to do and actually doing it!