Setting Weight Loss Goals
When you begin your weight loss adventure, you should begin with some goals in mind. These goals should be realistic and attainable. They should be based on your body, your situation, and your physical abilities. But most importantly, these goals should reflect your own wants and needs, not the wants and needs of someone else.
Start with short term goals: what would you like to accomplish in the next month? Remember that quick weight loss is not necessarily healthy or permanent weight loss. Slow, steady weight loss is a sign that your body is adjusting to the weight loss and will be more likely to maintain it. Next, set some goals for the next six months. Finally, set your long term goals to achieve in a year. Weight loss is a very long process; if you have a lot of weight to lose, remember that it will probably take you a year or more to lose it.