Wednesday, April 22, 2009
I have not been one of those people who regularly watch the biggest loser. That is until hubby and I cut off the satelite service as a way to reduce the budget since his hours are being reduced all the time (but that is a story for a different day). Now that I receive only what my antenna can catch - I have started watching the Biggest Loser. Last night I was doing step aerobics while watching the show and felt so much like Kristen....busting butt but little or no scale movement. As I was watching the show something Helen said really struck me - she was upset about losing just one pound. My thought was - Hey that is me!! And then I thought but a pound gone is a pound gone and is she really learning the lesson that the "experts" say that 1-2 pounds a week is the healthy way to lose weight for a permanent loss? I know for me it is easy to get wrapped into the need for big numbers - -not just a pound or a fraction of a pound lost. It is easy for me to get discouraged at the idea of no big numbers lost.
This morning when I stepped on the scale it said I lost 0.4 pounds and I started to get upset - and then I got dressed. I put on pants that have not fit me in over 2 years. I am getting leaner. Denser. Healthier. Suddenly, 0.4 pounds was a fantastic thing.
My prayer this morning - God, remind me to be thankful for even the small victories. Do not let me forget that I am progressing, that 1 pound gone is a great thing. That I am my own biggest loser.