Thursday, December 3, 2009
goals Goals GOALS
I believe in the power of goals. All my life I've been taught to have goals, and accomplish them. It's something you can pride yourself in when you reach it. There's ity bity goals (like getting up on time, when the alarm goes off in the morning... its my on-going-goal), and great big huge goals! When it comes to losing weight, goals AND rewards are essential. What we have here in the photo above, is our goal chart. Matt's weight numbers are visible, mine however, are not- thanks to the wonders of photoshop. There's just some things a girl can't share! I will say that my current plan is to shed 50 pounds by April.
In the middle are our rewards. For Matt, every 5 pounds he loses, he obtains a reward. As I have more to lose, I get rewarded for every 10 pounds that I kiss goodbye. Matt's final reward is a puppy! Don't make fun of my spelling of dachshund. It could have been worse. I once saw it spelled on a flyer like this: "Reward: Missing Brown Doxon." (Note to sisters, brothers, mothers and fathers of Matt and I, this is a warning that you may not want to read what all my new outfit reward fully encompasses!)
When we 'weigh in', be it every day, every other day, or when we darn well please, we color in our progress on the chart. In the words of my bestie, "work work work. color color color. reward reward reward." Not a bad motto to live by.