Setting New Short-Term Goals

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Current weight: 167

Lost this week: 2 lbs.

Total weight lost:  41.5 lbs.

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Sitting at my desk working on this blog post! Nothing like capturing the moment.

Setting goals and celebrating milestones is an important part of any weight-loss journey. My first short-term goal was to get below 200 lbs. Done. Then, I wanted to get back to the weight I was after my first child was born – 189. Done. Next, what I weighed after my 2nd child – 175. Done. Okay, what about what I weighed the first time I ever joined Weight Watchers – 169. Done. And there was all the five lb. increment goals – 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40! Done.

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So, celebrating the milestones is important. Equally important is charting a course through the weight-loss waters ahead!

On June 4th, I head out for some holiday fun. I will be spending three weeks away from home with family and friends. As July gets underway, we will have kids and grandkids with us in our home for a month. I am looking forward to the upcoming trip and to the energy I expect to have for entertaining grandkids when I return home – swimming, kayaking, hiking – all the great summertime activities.

Short-term goals for the next two months:

1.  I don’t expect to lose weight while travelling. I also don’t expect to gain! My goal is to hold steady.

2.  Though fasting is not going to be part of travelling, I am planning to try intermittent 16/8 fasting – one picks the time frame most suited to fasting daily for 16 hours and allowing 8 hours in which food will be consumed. What would work the best for me is to stop eating at 6:00 pm and not start again until 10:00 am the next day. That may have to be adjusted to when people serve dinner. Flexibility is key.

3.  I will be keeping up with activity  levels! I’m excited about how walking at least 12 km. daily for more than a couple of months has built my endurance. I am planning to be busy and in motion.

4.  I will try new things!

Next Sunday will be my last regular check-in post until into July. Being away from my own Aria2 FitBit scale means I won’t be weighing in on a regular basis until I return home. I hope to post holiday pics now and then. We’ll see how everything goes.

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Busy planting pole beans these days – a weight-loss staple food for me. I love green beans – fresh or canned.