Downsizeme wrote:I set my goal at 80kg but to be honest I just picked a number out of my head, because 80kg seemed as unachievable as getting down to 50kg..lol
I picked 75kgs as my goal, and at 115kgs that seemed practically impossible too. I just took it one day at a time, and didn't really look at the overall picture. I knew I wanted to get to 75kgs, but instead of saying 'ok, I'm going to lose 40kgs and take it from there', I thought things like 'ok... so my BMI is 42.2... my first goal is to get it to under 40'. When I had done that, I would set another 'mini' goal, such as 'I will aim for 10kgs in total'. It really helps to break things down, and it makes weightloss seem far less daunting. 75kgs now seems so realistic, it's amazing how our mindsets can change!
Great job on incorporating some exercise into your daily routine, the 4km hill circuit sounds like a winner! When I first started to lose weight, I used to walk a 5km circuit near my house. The first time I did that, I thought I was going to die! Keep persevering with it all though, because I think exercise really does make a difference in shifting the kilos. I've gone through stages where I've been rather lazy and unmotivated, and just stuck to my diet without the exercise, and my weightloss really slowed down. Lesson learned
Keep us posted on how you're doing!