Goals & Progress

In one of my first blog posts on June 26, 2010, I laid out my 4 big weight-related goals for myself and this journey. The “Goals” page is where I’m keeping track of these goals and my progress in reaching them. Below, you’ll see the original 4 goals in bold type. In between the big 4, I’ve added some mini-goals to keep myself on track and my sense of achievement healthy.

I’ve also added some fitness goals towards the bottom of the page. As I lose weight and become stronger, more fit and more active, I will be working towards being able to confidently consider myself an athlete. Something I’ve always wanted but never thought I would be!

Check back on my progress here!

WEIGHT LOSS GOALS!!!

Starting weight: 283 pounds

Mini Goal: Lose 5 pounds, 278 pounds – Achieved 6/27/2010

Mini Goal: Lose 10 pounds, 273 pounds – Achieved 6/27/2010

Mini Goal: Lose 15 pounds, 268 pounds – Achieved 7/3/2010

Mini Goal: Lose 20 pounds, 263 pounds – Achieved 7/25/2010

Mini Goal: Lose 25 pounds, 258 pounds – Achieved 8/1/2010

1. Lose 10% of my (starting) body weight, 283 lbs.
Goal: 255 lbs.
– Achieved 8/21/2010

Mini Goal: Lose 30 pounds, 253 pounds – Achieved 8/29/2010

Mini Goal: Lose 35 pounds, 248 pounds – Achieved 10/11/2010

Mini Goal: Lose 40 pounds, 243 pounds – Achieved 10/23/2010

Mini Goal: Lose 45 pounds, 238 pounds – Achieved, officially, 2/12/2011

Mini Goal: Lose 50 pounds, 233 pounds – Achieved 2/12/2011

2. Lose another 10% of my body weight.
Goal: 230 lbs.
– Achieved 3/9/2011

Mini Goal: Lose 55 pounds, 228 pounds – Achieved 4/3/2011

Mini Goal: Lose 60 pounds, 223 pounds – Achieved 4/23/11

Mini Goal: Lose 65 pounds, 218 pounds – Achieved 5/29/2011

Mini Goal: Lose 70 pounds, 213 pounds – Achieved 7/17/2011

Mini Goal: Lose 75 pounds, 208 pounds – Achieved 8/21/2011

Mini Goal: Lose 80 pounds, 203 pounds

3. Get out of the 200′s.
Goal: 199 lbs.

Mini Goal: Lose 85 pounds, 198 pounds

Mini Goal: Lose 90 pounds, 193 pounds

Mini Goal: Lose 95 pounds, 188 pounds

Not-So-Mini Goal: Lose 100 pounds, 183 pounds

4. Get within the healthy weight range for my height and frame (BMI under 25).
Goal: 180 lbs.

Then we’ll see where I go from here!

FITNESS GOALS!!!

Do a half-marathon (walking) – Completed 10/10/2010

Jog 1 mile

Jog a 5K

Jog a 10K

Do a half-marathon (run/walking)

Do a half-marathon (running)

Leg-press twice my body weight

Do a chin-up (I’ve never been able to do one in my entire life)