Thursday, February 3, 2011

Setting Goals

So it kind of occurred to me the other day that I've never really taken the time to set any official goals for myself on this journey.  I've had goal in mind but I've never actually voiced them or put them on paper and I figured I should do that because it will help me feel a lot more satisfied as I reach each goal and a lot more motivated to push for the next one.  So here's my list of goals, which I'll be adding to the side-bar on the right.
  1. Lose 25 lbs. - DONE!
  2. Get under 250 lbs.
  3. Walk 18 holes of golf (no cart)!
  4. Lose 50 lbs.
  5. Ride a horsey again.
  6. Lose 75 lbs.
  7. Hike Angel's Landing
  8. Get under 200 lbs.
  9. Burn/Donate all of my "fat" clothes
  10. Run, not walk, on the treadmill.
  11. Lose 100 lbs.
  12. Walk/run 14 miles in a single day.
  13. Lose 125 lbs.
  14. Hike "The Subway"
  15. Try on my dad's Angel Flight pants from the 60's that I stole from him in college.
  16. Get under 150 lbs (if goal-model status is not reached @ 150)
  17. Sport a bikini in public
  18. Lose 150 lbs / Reach Final Goal!
  19. Save up a few hundred dollars and go clothes shopping!
  20. Schedule professional photo's as a reward.
There, after much fussing with the list I think that best outlines the things I want to accomplish along this journey and I'm quite happy with it.  I really wanted to put "Run a marathon" on there but since I don't know how much weight I will have lost by November I wasn't sure where to put it on the list.  Although I suppose I may end up doing some things out of order anyhow, like walking 14 miles in a single day.  I am going to allow myself to accomplish some goals early, if the opportunity presents itself, but will not allow myself to skip any goals entirely (except possibly #16 and #18 if I decide I like the way I look at 150 lbs).  So when I've lost 50 lbs I will commit to finding a way to get my butt back on a horse somehow, some way.  I make that promise to myself here and now.

7 glasses of water
1 cup of coffee w/creamer
2 chicken and bean burrito's w/franks
1/2 cup Rice-A-Roni
1/4 Coffee Flank Steak
1 Tbsp A-1
2 oz Pico de Gallo
4 thin mint cookies (160 calories)
Daily Caloric Intake: 1042

Treadmill: 3 miles @ 3.3 mph w/20% incline

More Playlist Additions:
The Young Dubliners: Rocky Road to Dublin
ZZ Top: La Grange
ZZ Top: Tush
ICP: Cemetary Girl
Beach Boys: I Get Around
Beach Boys: Little Deuce Coup
Beach Boys: Surfin' Safari
Beach Boys: Surfin' USA
Beach Boys: Wouldn't It Be Nice
Harry Nilsson: Coconut
Aerosmith: What Kind of Love
Avril Lavigne: Unwanted
Def Leppard: Pour Some Sugar
Pink: Get This Party Started
Queen: Rock You


  1. Thnk its great you wrote out goals. Model status, here you come!! I like the hiking goals, good luck

  2. Thanks! If anyone wants to do any of those hikes with me let me know. :)

  3. Love your goal list! I think I'm going to add to mine. Thanks for the inspiration, and keep up the great job!! :)

  4. Love, love love your blog, I am VERY new to blogging and like you am using it as an accountability factor. I'd love for you to let me know how I am doing :-)

    Great Job!!

  5. If you'd like a tool for setting your goals, you can use this web application:

    You can use it to manage your goals, projects and tasks, set next actions and contexts, use checklists, schedules and a calendar.
    A Vision Wall (inspiring images attached to yor goals) is available too.
    Syncs with Evernote, and also comes with mobile-web, Android and iPhone apps.