If you're trying to lose weight, you'll often set yourself a goal weight. That's a useful strategy, but you shouldn't lose sight of the improvements that become evident along the way.
I'm reminded of this point by Adro Sarnelli, the guy who lost 51.3 kilograms to win the first Australian season of The Biggest Loser. Promoting his latest venture, the New Me weight loss retreat centre, Sarnelli points out that concentrating too much on the final figure can make it harder to reach:
Acknowledge the mini goals or objectives that you achieve as you achieve them; it is not good to expect yourself to get all the way to the end goal without any praise, reward or acknowledgement. Make sure you never reward with food or similar as that would be going against you're trying to achieve by changing. If you finally fit your dream outfit lash out and buy a new smaller greater one to work towards.
Your weight is always going to vary, so concentrating too much on a single number can be counter-productive.