Accountability – Why I'm Documenting my Weight-Loss Journey

This will be the first of many posts like this.

I’m still deciding if I want to make these bi-weekly or monthly posts (I think I may settle on monthly), but they will become much more often! This post is very anti-climatic, but it’s still important that I make the effort to post about this, even if I’ve not made any changes that particular month.

I started being more accountable for my weight-loss in this post. I feel like if I make the choice to talk about something like this here, at least I’ll have all of you guys reminding me to post about it, or even pushing me forward with it.

In this post, I want to touch more on the goals I have for my journey.


So I want to set up 3 types of goals;

  • Ultimate
  • Yearly
  • Monthly

So today I want to set each of those, on paper (well screen) so I can’t ignore them. The only thing I will add is, I currently don’t own a scale. I’ll touch on why further down the post, but I will be purchasing one.

So lets begin!

Ultimate Goals

I have two ultimate goals;

1 – Reach a BMI of 20-25. For my height this means weighing around the 10 stone mark. (For reference, I’m 5’2.5″ or 5’3″ for the sake of rounding.)

2 – Be approved by surgeons to have my gallbladder removed! This is my main motivation for loosing weight, so of course it is the ultimate goal!

Yearly Goals

These are much harder to set. Mainly because I know to reach my “ultimate goal” and the surgeon approved weight, I need to loose half of my body weight (and a little bit more!) Realistically, I need to loose 10 stone, to do this healthily, I will need to look at a time scale of 5 years (2 stone per year) or longer.

1 – Loose 2 stone per year

2 – Do a wardrobe clear out

Monthly Goals

These were my easiest to write, as i know what progress I want to make each month.

1 – Record 5/7 days food each week

2 – Take progress pictures

3 – Do a monthly weigh-in

4 – Take Measurements

So there are all of my goals. Now for the hardest part – to make any progress, I obviously need to have a plan. So my plan for the next month is – Juice Plus. I bought the shakes a while back, and they’re just gathering dust, so I plan to use them properly, alongside the plan, for at least 1 month, possibly two, depending on how long they last. Once these end, I’ll be following the Slimming World plan from home, mostly because of my work schedule.

So that’s everything for today’s post! I’ll be updating at the beginning of each month.

Who else is embarking on a weight-loss journey? I’m looking to set up a Group Chat, either on Facebook or Twitter, mostly for extra support!

Love, Bronagh


I'm 22, living in Northern Ireland with my partner and our two guinea pigs; Fudge and Brownie. I'm also a Law student at Ulster University and love reading fantasy novels.

  • I love this – you sound really health motivated which is great; its a real investment in YOU and your happiness and your future. Look forward to seeing your progress xx

    • Thank you lovely! This has been a long time coming but at least I have proper motivation now! 😀 xx

  • This is lovely. Im looking forward to following your weight loss journey 😊