Monday, July 21, 2008

Short Term Goal and Long Term

This week I was given another reason to lose weight. My daughter, Jessie, became engaged. There will be a wedding on March 20th, 2009 if all goes as planned. I guess we could call this a short term goal and a long term one as it is a way off but actually only a short way from how long it is going to take me to reach a decent weight.

O.K...March 20th....where do I want to be? That is 8 months away.

I could play it safe and say that I would like to lose between 25 to 35 pounds by that time. I know I can do it. Put it this way....my short term goal is to fit in a dress at least two sizes smaller than my daughter's wedding in May 2006 which was a size 24 and I probably wouldn't fit in it today. Wow....I'm being open today but I am desperate.

I'm off to write down what I had for breakfast!

1 comment:

Lissie said...

Dear Doris, you can succeed. My story I went on WW in 1999 and lost 125 lbs by May 2001. Sadly, I have regained most over the past 3 years, BUT I kept it off for almost 5 years. I too am 53 and 5'7 1/2". Do not think of losing weight as temporary, CHANGE the thought behind it. I still eat well, but have increased the amount and have slowly regained. WW is fabulous because I created the food that I ate thereby learning how to do it right. Good Luck and best wishes...Liz (Lissie) from Sacramento MenoPaws