Thanks for the praise, though I must confess, it's not my (or for that matter) an original ideal. Setting mini goals is a very realistic way of achieving bigger ones.
For me, I lost 30kg since I started on 1st January this year, and though it's been a journey, it hasn't been all that difficult. In fact, I found it relatively easy simply because I didn't focus on the fact that I have soooooooooooooooo much to lose!
If I had, I doubt that I would have achieved as much as I have done already.
Whatever you do, be kind to yourself, and remember that at this time of year, temptation is going to be everywhere (it's the season for indulgence). Solution: Give into it!!! Yes, that's right. Don't fight it. The more you try to abstain from some of the Christmas culinary festivities, the more upset you'll become, and in turn the bigger the blow out is likely to be.MODERATION is key #1
Have a little, of a (select) few favourites, and then walk away satisfied in the knowledge that you haven't deprived yourself.DAMAGE CONTROL is key #2
Always remember there is nothing that can't be undone. It may take a while to undo
but ANY and ALL over indulgences can be remedied the next day/week once you get back "on the wagon". The key is to recognise you've over done things, but instead of punishing yourself with "oh well, I've overdone it now, may as well keep going!" STOP and start back on the straight and narrow, and you'll find that any damage is minimised, and you will be back on track in no time.
I spent the last year, eating EVERYTHING I wanted, and I deprived myself of NOTHING. That's right, nudder, zip, I had it all but in moderation. And when I had too much, I just paid the price the next day (liquid breaky, lunch and dinner) and turned things around till I was back to where I started the day before. From there, I continued on (and thankfully weight wise) downward!
You can too!
Take heart, take stock but above all, take it easy. Be kind to your body, and it will reward you for your consideration.