I’ve been back in the fat-fighting frame of mind since 2nd January now but I wanted to wait until I’d had my official weigh-in at my Weight Watchers meeting before posting my stats and targets.
Although I was actually looking forward to my first meeting of 2014, I was still (even after all my years of experience) a little bit apprehensive about getting on the scales and taking my current measurements. But I took the plunge and this is what I found:
Current weight: 12st 6.5lbs
So now I know what I’m dealing with, these are my targets:
|Goal||Amount to lose||Target Weight||Date to be achieved by|
|03/02/14 (loss of 1lb/week for 4 weeks)|
|5% of current weight||
|10/03/14 (loss of 1lb/week for 9 weeks)|
|10% of current weight||
|12/05/14 (loss of 1lb/week for 18 weeks)|
|21/07/14 (loss of 1lb/week for 28 weeks)|
I have based the dates for each of my targets on a weight loss of 1lb per week which falls well within the Weight Watchers plan’s recommendations (of between 05-2lb per week). I’m sure there will be some weeks when I do better but I want my targets to be realistic and achievable.
As I achieve each of my small targets I will be setting another one to help break my final goal down into more manageable chunks.
I was initially planning on my 5% being my first target. However, as I was writing this post and calculated when I would achieve this, I realised that’s quite a long way off. I’m hoping that setting a smaller goal for this month will be a good motivator in the meantime.
Here are my current pictures. I plan to update these and my measurements monthly.
I think it is important for me to reward myself with non-food incentives for reaching my goals so I’ll give some thought to what these could be and will post about them later on this week.