my goals

Short- and long-term weight goals
My weight goals are based on the record of my weigh-ins with my midwife during my pregnancy, unless otherwise noted.

  • 287 (weight on 4/28/13)
  • 281 (weight on 4/22/13)
  • 277 (weight on 4/5/13)
  • 275 (weight on 4/15/13)
  • 268 (weight on 3/18/13)
  • 265 (weight on 2/25/13)
  • 262 (weight on 2/11/13)
  • 257 (weight on 1/14/13)
  • 254 (weight on 9/10/13 - my wedding day)
  • 250 (weight on 12/14/12)
  • 249 (my lowest postpartum weight)
  • 245 (100 pounds lost overall)
  • 235 (weight on 10/24/12)
  • 233 (weight on 11/14/12)
  • 210 (weight on 8/27/12)
  • 199 (onederland again)
  • 195 (150 pounds lost overall)
  • 188 (back to my lowest weight)
  • 185 (160 pounds lost overall - also, BMI no longer considered obese)
And from there, we will see how much more I need to lose. Taking it one step at a time.
Lifestyle Goals 
  • Learn how to eat
    • Make the choice to eat well, eat less, eat for nourishment and not out of boredom or greed, and truly enjoy the processes of cooking and eating
  • Drink more water and tea
    • Not drinking juice or soda means avoiding chemicals and artificial additives, not to mention unnecessary excess sugar
  • Become more active
    • Regularly go to the gym, walk whenever possible instead of taking the bus
  • Lower BMI
    • Obese = 30 or greater (morbid = 40+) / Overweight = 25-29.9 / Normal weight = 18.5-24.9
  • Improve self-image
    • Fall in love with the girl in the mirror, see every day as a new day and a new opportunity to succeed at these goals. All of your failures are training grounds – all forward motion counts.