After a lifetime of battling my weight, I'm determined to win. This blog chronicles my journey. Stay tuned for the downs and ups of the scale, dieting, exercise, and life.

My goals

My new best friend.

My goal is to lose 85 pounds by December 2010. Why 85? Because I recently read this article from Health Magazine talking about a woman who lost 85 pounds doing it herself - no trainer, no plans, no programs. The thing is she started out at exactly my size and is now a size 8. A size 8! I have long believed that if I was a size 8, the whole world would be better, but I never believed that the size was attainable. And yes, I know that the world won't change much if I was a size 8...but I would have better clothes.

So my goal - in the near term, is to get back to my weight from last summer - about 215 - as soon as possible. I'm already 3 pounds closer thanks to Health Magazine's Lose 5 Pounds in 7 Days plan. So there's 17 pounds to go, hopefully by the end of this summer. I'd like to lose the next 15 by the end of 2009. Then there's just 50 to go. Easy, right?