I just wrote an entire blog post and deleted it. I thought I knew what I wanted to talk about today but once I got the words flayed across the screen, I hated it. It was a negative post. It was more about wallowing in feelings of worthlessness then it was about finding happiness and moving forward in my journey. It was a post reflective of my mood of late. I have had some days – too many days of feeling like I wasn’t good enough. But really, I think we’ve all felt like that at one time or another. This blog is suppose to be about getting beyond that. Moving forward. So this is me blasting ahead like a comet!
It’s time to set some goals! I can talk all around the issues of weight loss and publish blog post after blog post – but its the action that really needs to happen. Writing about it is easy. Writing about it can get uncomfortable at time but actually doing it – that is pushing hard against the comfort zone. But it’s time to walk the walk not just talk the talk!
So I am not going to write a long blog post about how to set goals… blah, blah, blah. There are a a quadrillion-billion blog posts about that in the world (and books and podcasts and TED Talks and YouTube videos and documentaries) on this topic. Maybe I will do a post one day on my top 10 favourite goal setting resources, but for now we are not over thinking it.
Here is my goal right here: It is specific, realistic (obtainable), and measurable (all important aspects of a goal):
WOW. There it is. That is a challenging goal, but not unrealistic. Its faster then I initially thought I would try to lose these pounds. I have some personal reasons as to why I set the goal at 50. It’s half of the weight I want to lose. I will give myself more time for the 2nd 50 but I really need a challenge right now. I really have to prove it to myself that I can do it. I am in a rut and setting this goal – publicly is putting myself out there.
So what’s my plan?
I have joined Weight Watchers Online. This is not my first time following the WW plans. They have changed significantly, however. I have decided I will start with the Blue Plan. It provides lots of “0 point” foods that I can enjoy without having to worry about weighing and measuring and then I have an additional 27 points I can “spend” on other foods each day as well as 43 additional points that can be used on an occasional splurge if I so feel the urge to splurge. I am not affiliated with Weight Watchers in anyway, I just decided I needed some perimeters to follow and Weight Watchers has been around a long time. It is sensible, nothing is off limits, and it truly is a lifestyle change rather than a diet.
I will keep you posted regularly about what I am eating and share my favourite recipes. I will keep you up to date on my progress and we will continue to work on focusing on happiness and the mindset to take us the distance.
Please share your goals in the comment section. LETS DO THIS THANG!