Project Charter
Project: Happy/Healthy Me (Revised June 7, 2013)

This Charter formally authorizes a project to improve my health in 2013.

The purpose of Project: Happy/Healthy Me is to improve my overall health and happiness by getting my blood sugar and triglycerides under control and losing at least 10% of my body weight.  This project meets my need for a more happy life by removing health issues that contribute to my depression and keep me from trying new things (like Zumba and kayaking).  The project deliverables shall include: fasting blood sugar reading below 130 mg/dL, triglycerides reading less than 150 mg/dL, body weight at or below 169 pounds (putting me into the Overweight category on BMI scale), waist measurement of not more than 39 inches, and an improved quality of life as perceived by me.

I will be the Project Manager for this project and it will be my responsibility to communicate with all health care professionals, mental health specialists, and weight loss organizations, as required, to ensure successful and timely completion of the project.  I will also be responsible for developing the project plan, monitoring the schedule and scope of the project during implementation, and maintaining control over the project by measuring performance and taking corrective action.

Important milestones include attending FitBloggin conference (June 26-30 – weight at or below 205 pounds, waist measurement below 45 inches), my 46th birthday (October 12 – weight at or below 186 pounds, waist measurement below 42 inches), and New Year’s Eve (December 31 – weight at or below 169 pounds, waist measurement at or below 39 inches).