I'm focusing more on fitness and inches than losing a specific amount of weight, but I do have a few "deadlines" this year that I want to use to monitor my progress.
In the past I tended to set one deadline and do very well, but then fall apart once that date passes. This year I'm going to set several deadlines so that each time I complete one I have another coming up.
Deadline 1: March 7 - SXSW music festival here in Austin, which I go to every year. Gotta fit in those cute spring dresses.
Deadline 2: April 27 - My first trip to see friends in Chicago in 2 years!
Deadline 3: May 30 - 10 year reunion for high school.
Deadline 4: September 13 - Friend's wedding
Deadline 5: October 31 - Halloween! I want a cute costume, dangit.