I'm pretty overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of the weight I need to lose. I knew it was bad but it wasn't until I lost my first 10 pounds that it really hit me. It's overwhelming. And this is why I haven't posted my weight, nor really how much weight I want to lose. I think seeing that number is just too much for me.
For me, I think I have to look at it as a series of goals. Obviously each 10 pounds is a goal. Going into a new weight digit is a goal: 230s, 220s, etc. Weekly weight-loss is a goal. Onederland is a goal. Going down a clothing size is a goal. If you look at it in tiny pieces I think it becomes more doable and less overwhelming.
It's good to have long term goals. I want to climb this stupid mountain in the Adirondacks called Panther Mountain. I climbed it once before many years ago and cried when we reached the top. That makes it sound like it's a tough mountain but people take their kids hike this mountain. We were passing by 7 year olds skipping down the year I went up. It's not supposed to be hard but it is. It is for me. Ever year Brian mentions climbing it again and I'm like no way. But not this year, this year I want to do it. I have to lose weight to be able to do it. That's a long term goal. I have to be consistent to make that happen.
But mostly it's the short term. Losing 10 pounds should make me happy and proud, not overwhelmed. So when I woke up the next day I was happy about it. I don't see it as I have to do that X more times, I just see it as I did it another day and a series of days resulted in losing 10 pounds. Then I look to the next goal and try to make that happen.
Lose 2 pounds this week (it's not the end of the world if I don't, it's just a goal), keep getting out of this digit, get closer to Onederland, get closer to losing a dress size. Wear the size 18 green dress for our Christmas party. Wear the golden dress I could never fit into for our Oscar party.
Every day is a step and you put all the steps together to get somewhere.