Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Since January of this year, I've lost 21 pounds. That's a little less than 1 pound a week...frustratingly slow. But progress is progress, and I need to be happy with how far I've come.
At the dietician last week, I registered a 7-pound loss at my 8-week check-in. She was ecstatic. I was disappointed.
My reaction prompted her to tell me that it's important to celebrate my accomplishments. Now, I'm sure somewhere along the line I've told myself that, I've read that, I've heard that...probably dozens of times. But I'm not living it.
Every pound I lose, I think about how many more I could have lost if I would have done better. Every fitness improvement I see, I think I should be stronger. I just can't be proud of anything I do.
So that is my focus for July - figure out how to celebrate my successes, no matter how big or small. A success is still a success, and a pound lost is a pound closer to my goal.
I read somewhere that a good way to get started is to have a journal where you write down one positive thing you did during each day. So I will try to post at least one good thing I've done each day on my blog and hope that doing so will turn my attitude around. It's about time I let go of perfectionism.
Does anyone have any other suggestions? How do you stop wishing for better results, and just be happy with what you've done?