Whenever I try to lose weight I have it in mind that I want to lose weight, but I never specifically say, "I want to weigh <this number> when I'm done."
I suppose that is part of the reason why I fail at weight loss most of the time. I lose a few pounds and start feeling better about myself, so I celebrate by slowly allowing myself rewards in the form of food and by not forcing myself to work out. It's a mad, mad cycle.
So on this go around, I figure that I should make a clear goal for myself. And in the interest of staying honest and holding myself accountable I will be open about ... THE NUMBERS.
First of all, my height is 5'2" (I actually think it might truly be 5'1½"). Let's refer to the following BMI chart, shall we?
My current weight? 181.0 lbs. (as of Feb 6 - I weigh in on Wednesdays).
I actually began this weight loss journey almost 5 weeks ago on Jan 9. On that day I weighed 190.4 which equals a loss so far of 9.4 lbs.
I should probably track inches too since I know that is more important than weight, but I have a hard time measuring myself. I find I never hold the measuring tape at the same place or keep it at the same tension. I did measure myself on Jan 9, so I will measure again this Wednesday to compare. I know I've lost inches though because my pants are definitely fitting more loosely.
So here we go. My goal is 124.0 lbs... 9 down, 57 to go!