Goal: This goal is to achieve, and then maintain, a healthy weight. To be honest, it’s going to take more work than I can imagine, and most days I’m so afraid I’ll fail that I don’t want to even try, but in the long run I think it will be worth it.

Reason: I’ve mentioned before how I’ve let my self-image become very negative, and how I’ve been working towards finding inner peace regarding what I look like and who I am. This, however, is not the only reason this is on my list. You see, my family has a record of heart problems (on both sides) as well as diabetes, and I don’t want that to be me. If it is me, I don’t want to look back and feel like there was anything I could have done to keep myself healthier. My biggest fear, however, is that this goal is going to become an obsession and I’ll go overboard, so I think that has been holding me back too. All fears being pushed aside… it’s time.

Deadline: My goal is to be at a reasonably healthy weight by my 21st birthday. It’s only a little over a year, but I think I can do it as long as I stop making so many desserts.