My friend Jenny says that you should have a goal dress, and that it should be anything but black. I offer up my new goal dress.

So cute & sexy!

I have no occasion to wear said dress, but I’ve no doubt I can find one.

My other short-term goals are to complete nine open water practice swims between now and my Alcatraz swim, and to lose 12 more pounds (for a total of 25) by September 20, the day of the Heart Walk. If I can say “I’ve lost 25 pounds,” I will feel as if I’ve really accomplished something.