This week is week four of five on 35 Day Challenge: Drop One Dress Sizes in 5 Weeks. I have a confession to make. The scale has stop moving since April. My diet is quiet a mess during this challenge and I barely exercise. I hope to produce some weight loss result this final 2 weeks.
Do you make sure you get to a weight loss goal by a certain date? .
I want to be at least 54 kg by my next birthday on November. That means I have to shed at least 20 kg in 4 months. That is a lot of weight! But setting a date for a weight loss goal create a sense of urgency. It's a great motivator and gives me reason to get started, and work hard to achieve the goal. Weight loss deadline is also a measure to say how far I have to go toward reaching that goal.
Birthday goal is not my first deadline this year. To be honest, I have setting several specific weight and date goal before.
Chinese New Year is only 8 weeks away!!! I need to lose at least 10 kg before February!
I have friend's wedding coming up! I need to lose 7 kg by 4 weeks!!!
Sound familiar? I had a great idea, got all excited, envisioned the result but when the date is getting closer, I would start to slip up more and at the end of the day I failed to meet the deadline. I would feel like a complete failure. I would give up and chuck the whole thing. After some time, I move on and try to meet a new deadline again.
Is deadline necessary for weight loss? Or is it 'you will get there, when you get there' and just be patient and make healthier changes that you can keep forever? Let's debate.