Posted by: leebase | April 19, 2012

Miles of Milestones

It’s a long journey from my starting point to my desired finish line: to lose 130lbs before I’m 50 (2.5 years from now). To keep me motivated and to celebrate along the way, I’ve been coming up with milestones that I’m going to be looking forward too.

I can’t wait until I can wear normal size clothing. Right now I wear XX Large Tall — the “Tall” being the point of difficulty. Without the tall, I end up with my belly hanging out the bottom of my shirt. I’m not that tall, only 6′ 2″…it’s just that they don’t’ call it “extra belly”. Because of this requirement, I have to shop at Big and Tall stores where clothes are more expensive.

I look forward to fitting comfortably in an airline seat. When I look down, I’d like to be able to see my feet without having to lean forward. Should a bit of food drop from my fork, I’d love for it to hit my lap, and not my belly.

Won’t it be great when I have to go buy some new clothes because I’ve lost so much weight? I imagine it will be far easier to wear cloths that have gotten a little too big than my norm of feeling that constraint that comes from shirts and pants that have gotten too tight.

“Wow, you look great, have you lost weight?” – I can’t wait to hear someone say that. My company has an annual conference where all the consultants attend — which comes around next in August. It will be great to be 25 or so pounds lighter by then (thanks to my great boss for that milestone).

Of course there are all the numeric milestones…every 10 and 25 lbs of loss will be a time to celebrate.

One of the keys to success is to begin with the end in mind. I’ve been envisioning some very nice moments to come to keep me motivated.



  1. […] I started, I wrote up a list of milestones (blog post here)…mini goals to reach while working on the main one. I surprised myself when I reread it this […]

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