I think it's great that you want to take a more active role in your own process, but in my opinion setting time-based numerical goals is not the best way to do that. You can't control the dates on which you hit those milestones. If you want to set goals that get you working, then the goals should be stuff that's within your control - your goal itself should be to do the stuff that you don't feel you are doing enough of now.
In what way do you feel you are being too passive? Is it not exercising enough? then make 5 days/week of exercise your goal. Is it inadequate planning? then make planning your meals every week your goal. You see what I'm getting at?
If you make your goals based upon actions that you can actually accomplish through your own behavior, you have complete control over whether you accomplish your goals, and the weight will come off as it comes off. If you make the goals based upon the whims and fluctuations of your body, you can do everything right and still miss your goal. Why set yourself up for that?
High weight: 275 (August 2009) *** Low weight: 155 (October 2012)
Today, working off a partial regain. Current weight: 189.
* Make the best choice I can make, with every choice.
* Remember that the temptation in front of me is not the last of its kind that I will ever see; say "I'll pass today."
* Say "no!" to my whiny inner five-year-old.
Last edited by carter; 05-22-2011 at 09:03 AM.