I've updated what my weekly goal will be each week until the end of the year. If I stay on track, I will weigh 250 lbs at the end of the year. I haven't seen that number in at LEAST 7 years, maybe more.
It's really helped me setting the 2 lb per week goal. I do still weigh all the time, but the pressure is really been taken off to weight a "certain amount by a certain date". This is a great way to realize if a goal is reasonable. I could say I'm going to lose 30 lbs by Christmas, and I might, but the numbers don't add up. The numbers say I could probably lose 20. So that's what I'm aiming for. If I lose 30, that would be great, but knowing that I should be able to lose 20 will help me from being disappointed with myself. It helps me from setting unrealistic goals that I have to kill myself to achieve.
I'm happy today. Happy that I can maybe see a light at the end of the tunnel this time. I did something I've never done. I've taken naked pictures of myself. So that I can see the difference over time. It's harder with clothes on, unless you are wearing the same thing. I want to be able to see where I'm losing. It might sound weird but visualizing is important. I can look in a mirror and say I "think" I've lost weight here...but now I'll have something to compare it too...I don't care if people think I'm a little nutty. I'm going to do what I need to do to make this happen!