Goal #5: Hit my goal weight.
Did I achieve it?
This is a bit of a complicated goal. I think before I dig into how I did, I’ll share with you guys what I wrote about this goal last year:
I struggled a lot with how to write this. Originally, I had a specific number in mind, but truthfully, I have no idea what my goal weight is. I’m operating under the “I’ll know it when I see it” philosophy. I do know that I want to be done actively losing weight by the end of 2011.
The truth is, I don’t think I lost a single pound in 2011. In fact, I may have found a few. So how is it that I’m considering this goal a success? Well honestly, this goal was never about the actual number and always a whole lot more about my mentality. I wanted 2011 to be the last year I worried about the number on the scale or how my clothes fit or if I “can” eat that dessert. And I can safely say, I am there. I thought the way to get there was through losing more weight and becoming a smaller size, but the fact of the matter is, all that had to change was my mentality.
I have no idea what I weigh. I have no idea how many calories I ate yesterday. I have no clue how much I burned at the gym this morning. But I do know that I looked at my body in the mirror this morning and thought, “I’m happy with this.” and that is better than any goal weight. So yes, I check this goal off my list. Proudly!