Whew, last night's Zumba class really kicked my butt. Slacking off in the exercise department definitely makes a difference, and not for the better.
Carmen asked in the comments on Tuesday where I was planning my 10% shopping spree. I'm really excited about this, because I love shopping. I seriously, majorly love shopping. I don't love not being able to shop wherever I want and know with certainty that the clothes will fit, though.
Several weeks ago, I won a $100 gift card to the mall downtown for a short essay I wrote. I immediately put that baby in my wallet and decided I'd spend it when I hit my 10%. As of yesterday, I'm 6.6 lbs away from that goal. I had wanted to hit it by the end of August, but that probably won't happen. But that's okay! Fall clothes are my favourite :)
The last new clothing purchase I made was a pair of jeans at the beginning of July. If you recall, I went down a size, but was disappointed in how snug they fit. Well, those jeans definitely aren't snug anymore, and while I can't pull them over my hips without undoing them (my indicator that new pants are in order), I'm getting there. I'm really, really looking forward to fitting into size 14.
I try not to make goals about weight loss and measurements and size. I know that I can achieve whatever I want to, but I'm not in control of the timeline. In my fantasies, I'm in a loose size 14 jean by Christmas, and a loose size 12 by my 27th birthday in April. That might not seem like amazing or fast progress, but I think it's realistic. It's doable for me. And I'm more likely to keep it off and keep going.
But if I don't get there, I'll still be proud of the progress I've made.
What fantasies do you have? Do you try to make goals that match? What do you think I should buy with my gift card?