Mmm, what would you say if you’re on a weight loss journey? What does your weight or size currently stop you from doing? I think that starting to think about these things is helpful as it acts likes a carrot for me. Yes, the weight is coming down and, yes, the body measurements are getting smaller but when there’s still so much weight to lose (132lbs), visualising the ‘new me’ keeps me positive and focused.
So, here’s my list of targets and milestones that I can hopefully tick off on this ‘new me’ journey:
- be able to put my feet together when I stand up (currently there’s a 1.5″ gap due to my large legs)
- get into a dress that I wore on a cruise 2 years ago (UK size 22) – I’m almost there
- wear ankle boots that don’t cut into my large calves
- be able to wear 3/4 trousers once my legs are slimmer
- be able to kneel down without experiencing excruciating pain in my legs
- wear Wellington boots (haven’t worn for years)
- be able to run 5K, first alone but then at a park run
- be able to run a half marathon of 13.1 miles
- get back into my 10 year old jeans (UK size 14)
- not even think about whether I can comfortably fit in a chair with arms including at the cinema and on a plane
- be able to resume smear tests (pap tests) without utter embarrassment (I currently privately pay for a test I administer myself at home and then send off)
- ditch the maxi skirts that I wear every single day!
- ride a horse (local riding school quotes 196lb maximum weight)
- have a helicopter flying lesson (231lb maximum weight)
- be able to go on a hot air balloon (roughly 252lb maximum weight)
- go down Zip Wire Velocity 2 in North Wales which is over 1,500 metres long and involves going over 100 miles an hour (264lb maximum weight).
Wow! Reading through this list (which obviously isn’t in order of likelihood of being achieved), there really are some seriously big goals but smaller ones too. No doubt, this list will get added to over time and I can celebrate the small and large successes with you!
I’d love to hear about your goals and aspirations… or what you finally did after losing weight
Love Erika xx