Yep, you read the title of this entry correctly… I am finally going to list out my goals!
But first, I want to explain a feature that is new to Jessii’s Hodgepodge. You may have noticed that there is a new graphic in the sidebar on this website. If you haven’t noticed it… well, you are just not very observant! ;o) It is my new “Weight-Loss at a Glance” graphic. My wonderful hubby came up with it for me and I think he did a great job! It has my start weight, current weight, goal weight, and current weight loss total, all available at a quick glance. It also contains tick marks along the graph to indicate where my milestones are, so that I (and you!) can easily keep track of my progress among my goals. I think it will be a very useful tool.
Ok, so onto my actual goals! I have a lot of mini steps along the way, to help keep me celebrating and motivated.
There you have it. My goals! I know some of them are close together, but they are all very important milestones for me!
Now, I am a firm believer that every “diet” needs some sort of rewards system. A way to give yourself a pat on the back for sticking with your plan and doing a great job. To start with, I am going to build up a clothing fund by adding $5 to my special account for every pound that I lose. That is something that I have always done whenever I have tried to lose weight in the past. I find it very useful when my pants are failing off of my hips. I feel less guilty buying new clothes when I already have the money set aside. And it is going to be even more important this time around, since I am planning on losing so much. I definitely do not have any clothes stored up in the size that I am planning on being!
I also plan on having rewards for some, if not all, of my goals. Some will be bigger rewards but more will probably be small. For now, I have only set a reward for my first goal. I might end up doing it that way, just setting each reward as I am specifically working toward it. Any thoughts on that? Good idea? Horrible idea?
My reward for my 10 pound goal is actually something for Zeeva. I have fond memories of a stuffed hippo that my grandma made me when I was little. I loved sleeping with it because it was so big! I would really love to make one for Zeeva, but I have not been willing to spend the money on the pattern, even though I have been eyeing it for a while and it really does not cost very much. So my first reward is to buy the pattern. Silly, I know, but it’s something exciting to me! :o) And I am now already 3/4 of the way there!!! :o)
If anyone has any suggestions for rewards, especially less expensive ones, please feel free to share them with me!