A few months back, I set a goal for myself (prompted by a friend's comment): lose 10 lbs in 10 weeks. I'm happy to say that as of today -- nine weeks later, a week ahead of schedule -- I've reached my goal! I started at 142.8, and as of this morning's scale, I'm 132.4, and I'm thrilled beyond belief! (and frankly, shocked that I lost 2 lbs this past week, as it was quite laden with booze, nachos and other evil calories)
Now I just have to keep this train rolling -- another 5-8 lbs, and I'll be at my FINAL goal weight. It just happens that work is about to get hectic, so I won't be able to exercise as much as I'd like -- plus some business trips are coming up, and I always tend to gain weight on those.
Next short-term goal: to get below 130, and into the 120s. I haven't been in that place in about 10 years, and I'm looking forward to seeing it again!