#NSNation – Week 9 Update – All About The MiniGoals

My overall goal when I joined Nutrisystem was to lose 100 lbs. I’ll be honest — when I started, I didn’t know if that was even an obtainable goal. Every time I’ve tried to diet in the past, I didn’t do so well.

With Nutrisystem, I was given the tools to succeed, and one of the recommendations we were given was to make minigoals. Yes, that 100 lbs would be great. However, I (and you) need something that is little closer at in grasp. So, I am actually going to reveal my minigoals to you all. For me, that is incredibly hard to do. In my warped brain, if I tell people my minigoal and don’t achieve it, then I’ve failed. Except I know that I haven’t, but my fat brain hasn’t figured that out yet. (And I call my brain the fat brain because even with everyone telling me how much weight it looks like I lost, I don’t see it!).

So with sweaty hands as I type this, here are my minigoals that I set up for myself:

  1. Lose 25 lbs.
  2. Lose 50 lbs.
  3. Lose 75 lbs.
  4. Get below 200 lbs.
  5. Get out of Plus Size Clothes

Here’s a little video I made letting you know what goal I beat!

As you can see, I’ve hit my first mini goal. It took me 9 weeks to lose 25 lbs. Now, that 25 lbs was no where near as daunting as 100 lbs or even 50 lbs. That is what this is all about. I can celebrate that I lost 25 lbs. That makes me proud to tell people.

When you lose weight, do you set minigoals? What minigoals do you set for yourself? Any minigoals I should add to my list?


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  1. I'm so proud of you.

    Plus, now that 50 pounds isn't undaunting…you know you can lose 25 pounds..you just did..and that's all you have to lose to meet your next goal!

  2. Twenty-five pounds is a huge milestone! you're doing great!!

  3. Mini-goals are key. Awesome job on hitting your first one!

  4. I think mini-goals are the way to go. They're more manageable and attainable. Great job!

  5. That is so awesome! You are well on your way! I would say to add daily mini goals to your life that has to do with nutrition or exercise. Like cut up some veggies for this week for snacks. or look up how many calories are in the dinner you are making tonight. or go to the store and buy a food scale. Things like that if you make it a priority to add like 2 little goals a day, it will help keep that big goal in mind and get you there much quicker. You are doing awesome! Love to see great results like that!

  6. Whatever I do, I use goals and mini goals. Congrats on the success of reaching your first mini goal!

  7. Wow! That is fantastic! Congratulations! :D I'm sure you can continue to lose weight and live healthier.

  8. You are awesome and I am so proud of you! Having seen you working this plan in person, I have no doubt you will go all the way to 100 pounds lost!

  9. Congratulations! That's amazing, and I'm so happy for you! I'm sure you'll hit that next goal in no time. Keep up the great work!

  10. Congrats on the loss! You're doing great!

  11. 25 pounds is amazing!!! Congrats! And I've heard 1 to 2 pounds a week is normal : )

  12. Well done you. I've just had the news that I may have celiac disease and may have to go gluten free which looks like it's going to be a whole world of problems, but it could be worse I suppose. Shame, cos the Nutrisystem looks pretty cool.

  13. Wow! That's really a big weight lose! I admire you for your perseverance to lose weight. Maybe its about time I adopt your thoughts so I too can lose weight.

  14. Great job! you will get there

  15. Great job and yes, celebrate the little goals. The big picture is big and always need to be broken down. Keep it up!

  16. yay you!!

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