Monday, May 6, 2013

Goals and Rewards!

I work well with rewards.  It’s the getting to the short term goals that has always been the kicker.  I’m invested in myself now, more so than ever before so I’m going to write down my goals, both short term and long term to give myself some things to look forward to.  I'll put these on their own page, or on the side of my blog once I have them set in stone.

Current weight: 197.2 lbs. (as of 5/2/13)
Goal weight: 128.2 lbs.

1st short term goal: 187.3 lbs.
Pounds to lose for this goal: 9.9
Goal attainment reward: New flip flops for the summer

2nd short term goal: 177.5 lbs.
Pounds to lose for this goal: 19.7
Goal attainment reward: Manicure and Pedicure

3rd short term goal:  167.6 lbs.
Pounds to lose for this goal: 29.6
Goal attainment reward: Two pairs of pants and two shirts

4th short term goal: 157.8 lbs.
Pounds to lose for this goal: 39.4
Goal attainment reward: New golf shoes (not off the clearance

5th long term goal: 147.9 lbs.
Pounds to lose for this goal: 49.3
Goal attainment reward: Long weekend away with The Man

6th long term goal: 138 lbs.
Pounds to lose for this goal: 59.2
Goal attainment reward: Three new cute outfits (head to toe)

FINAL GOAL: 128.2  lbs.!!!!
Pounds to lose for this goal: 69
Goal attainment reward: TBD

I need suggestions..advice…  Are my goals spaced too far apart?  Just right?  Not enough?  I went with the percentage system.  First goal is 5%, second is 10%, third is 15% and so on.  And what kinds of goals/rewards did you set for yourselves?  What’s the perfect reward for attaining your “final” goal? 



  1. Some people do well by setting goals and achieving them. Some people beat themselves up (or reward themselves with 'treats to feel better') when they miss the mark. I find I cannot work with goals. Every time I set a goal weight I set myself up for failure - even after losing over 200 pounds, I still cannot adequately project my weight loss within the frame of a goal.

    I can stick to guidelines I set for myself and then reap the rewards of the weight loss that comes from that behavior. That was worked for me.

    Enjoy the process and keep sharing.

  2. I guess I'll just have to kind of see how it goes. Maybe I'll just use the goals as a guideline. I'm definitely not giving myself a set time limit for when I "complete" my journey and make my ultimate goal, you know?

    Thanks for the feedback Jane!