If At First You Don’t Succeed…

If At First You Don't SucceedI thought since it’s the first day of a new month, it would be a good time to talk about goals again.  I wanted to address the fact that I did not meet my goal for June and share with you what my goal for July is.  The most important thing is to be honest with myself and move on.

You may or may not recall that my goal for June was to get under the 200 lb. mark and while I came extremely close (I was within .4 [point 4] pounds of being under 200 lbs. I didn’t make it and in fact, because of all of my “tinkering” with my eating plan rather than following Weight Watchers to a “T” like I know I should, I am actually starting off July weighing .4 lbs. more than I did at the beginning of June.

SO…I think the best plan for July is to shoot for the same goal of being less than 200 lbs. by the end of the month but this month, I will follow the plan the way that I know that I should as it has worked very well for me in the past.  By my calculations, this means I will need to lose approximately 1.7 lbs. per week which given the amount of exercise I do, this should be a very realistic goal as long as I stick to my Weight Watchers plan and keep up the activity.

Diappointments Occur

While I am disappointed that I did not meet my goal for June, I am happy that I can be honest with myself about the mistakes I made and I am ready to apply the knowledge I gained from them to the work I will do in July so that I CAN be successful this month.  Although I did not accomplish what I set out to accomplish, that is NOT my license to give up.  Remember, quitting is NEVER an option!  Wishing you all a very successful July!

Begin More Wisely


  1. Fattie no more says:

    I am not sure what it is about this milestone. I suffered with the same problem. We use kgs this side and my goal was 100kgs. I got to 99.5kgs for all of 2 milliseconds, and I am now in fact 3-4kgs heavier again. I saw this on another blog where a chick gained an insane amount of weight also chasing this goal.

    There was to be something that derails us…because it honestly seems to be a worldwide phenomenon!

    We will hit that milestone, we just need to stay super focused! I got derailed in that I think…ahh one chocolate won’t make a difference and then it kind of snow balls. Yes….10 chocolates DO make a difference 😦

    Quitting is NEVER an option…I like that;)

    • Thank you so much for the encouragement! I think you’re right; we do this for so long and at some point, we become lax in our efforts, without meaning to and sometimes without even realizing it. Staying “super focused;” I like that.

  2. You can do it Kassie! I’ve also been chasing a goal to get into a lower weight decade. For ages, it feels like. I dipped into to by 0.2 one week before gaining back. Since then I gained back about 10lbs and am now trying to lose it again. Gah! We can figure this out!

    • It’s so nice to know I am not alone. I think the important thing for both of us is that we keep working at it and don’t give up! We WILL get there!!!

  3. I love your honesty, and how you not only work on yourself but work to inspire others. That’s why you are on my list:


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