Once again I have ambitious goals. I sat last night writing weight loss goals and came up with three pages full! Not one of them had a number on them. Though yes, I do have a- on the downward path number- I'm just not sure exactly what it is. I want to weigh less than that skinny man above. When I get near what I think he weighs I'll have him step on a scale so I'll know.
That's a stop gap goal. But my real goals are more about movement and what I can do physically. Yesterday I watched an interview Amy Purdy did with Oprah and thought -if she can dance without lower legs and feet, snowboard, I can walk again and dance again. I mean real dancing not just swaying and moving my arms around like I do now.
At least 1/3rd of my goals started "be able to walk at,,,, " fill in with, The French Quarter, My sister's beach, The mall- heck the grocery store for that matter. Not being able to stand more than 10 minutes max, for my joints and bad knees to withstand my weight has been the bane of my existence.
Another 3rd had to do with what I want to do with my grandchildren and Penny (my doxie) and the rest had to do with my house and garden and it's upkeep.
Only 2 things had to do with looks: Being able to choose and wear clothes that define my style- and is what I would wear for whatever occasion. Standing in my closet and having happy choices. What I wear now is about fit and comfort and what will fit me. ( when you are obese and only 5' tall it's hard to find things that fit well) And the biggy: walk into a "regular" size store to shop for me. I have this visualization I do of shopping with a close friend who's style I admire and laughing, getting tips on what's in style now- what works with my new body.
Some of this feels easy to get to- but the walking- dancing part that is my ambitious goal. What is yours? I'd love to know.