So I did the math. If I lose just three pounds a month starting in December (assuming I get back to 175 this month, which I will!) I will not only make my goal, I will get to 140.
And all I have to do is lose three pounds. Then three more pounds. Then...well, you get the idea. Now the inner little brat inside me is crossing her arms, stomping her foot, and saying "but a year is soooooooo looooong." But the adult in me knows that is not true. These last three years have FLOWN by, not to mention this past 6 months. (*blink* Wait, wasn't yesterday June?)
A year will go by fast, and three pounds a month is totally stick-to-able. But to make sure that inner brat doesn't get to me with her whining, I took a bunch of mini post-its and wrote "If you lost three pounds a month for a year you'd weigh 140lbs" and stuck them in strategic spots. On top of the box of chocolates in the fridge, on the center shelf in the cupboard so I see it every time I open it, etc.
On plan for a year. I can do it. I WILL do it!