So, in the spirit of the World Cup today's blog is going to be about GOOOOAAAALS!!! Sorry...got carried away... Anyway, today's blog is goal setting.
In reading a bunch of other blogs, posts and speaking to the people helping us through (psychologist, dietitian, etc.) it seems wise to not only set weight goals...but size and personal goals as well...so tonight's list of goals is what Jaimie and I came up with post band. Mind you, neither of us have had the band yet, but it is never too soon to start setting goals...right?
199.9 lbs - I'm currently about 330 and haven't been at 200 since high school...this is a big goal of mine.
Size 38 jeans - I'm currently in a size 44 jeans and 48 suit pants. Wow! I again haven't been in a size 38 since high school. This would be awesome...and expensive as I would need all new pants!
XL Size shirts - Currently most shirts are size 3XL and I am forced to shop in the Big & Tall section or at Casual Male XL...not fun. Want to shop in regular guys stores again and have ALL clothes in my sizes!!
Booth Sitting - I want to be able to walk into a restaurant and be able to sit in a booth without fear of the table being too close and squishing my belly and being uncomfortable for the whole meal...not to mention embarrassed!
Mirror Looking - Not being afraid to look at myself in the mirror, or windowed doors, or anything that shows my reflection. Now when approaching when of these objects I look down in denial and shame...want that to end.
Amusement Park Rides - Want to be able to go to any amusement park and be able to ride any rides without fear of not being able to ride due to weight.
1/2 Marathon or Marathon - This is a personal goal and on my "bucket list". I have never been much of a runner but this is just something personal I want to prove to myself I can do...and I will.
My wife's goals will be next. She isn't as comfortable "sharing" as I am for where she is currently but she will share where she wants to get to in a number of categories.
Paint toenails...comfortably! - Phew!! Who else out there has attempted to paint their toenails and had to come up for air after each brush stroke. Not only do you feel as if you are going to pass out, but it takes 4 hours to do my nails!!!
Size 14 jeans
80 lbs. lost - When this goal is attained I want to treat our family to a weekend at Disneyland...which is where we got engaged and will hopefully fit into the rides at that time.
Size 13-14 dress - I want to attain this dress size and wear the new dress to renew our wedding vows in Hawaii.
Hike Silver Creek Falls - There is a great hike here in Oregon where 7 different water falls can be seen throughout a tough, 16 mile hike. I want to accomplish this...without dying!! Ha!!!
Lose the feeling of having to delete every picture of myself off of the digital camera - I currently have to "edit" each picture to ensure I approve of them being posted to Facebook or shared via email.
2 mile walk in 30 minutes - Currently I am doing this walk around the neighborhood in 37 minutes and have set the goal of getting this under 30 minutes.
So there they are...our current goals we are looking to accomplish! These will be posted to our blog and refrigerator with dates of accomplishment...wish us luck!!