Being prepared is everything, darlings.
I have been losing weight consistently. Week after week at least a pound, and more often, two, has been disappearing and I have been tickled pink to see the number on the scale every Monday.
In the back of my mind though, I would tell myself that it might not always go this way and what makes me a winner at changing my lifestyle isn't just the number I see. I allowed the joy, but I was prepared that every week might not show the results I hoped for.
So, when I got on the scale this morning and was greeted by the same number I saw last Monday, it simply was what it was. It wasn't a huge letdown or a signal that my program wasn't working. It wasn't devastating or discouraging. It was simply that, on this particular day, that is how much I weigh. No more, no less.
This is pretty huge for me. In the past, when I was on fad diets of all kinds, the moment I stopped seeing scale victories, I would move on to the next thing I was sure would do the trick. Today though, I really embraced what I saw in the mirror instead of what I saw on the scale.
I saw muscles in my arms I have never seen before. I saw clear skin and a big, goofy smile. I saw a waistline that curved inward and a tush that seemed a wee bit perkier than it was two months ago.
I saw progress...and that's what this game is all about. So I may not have been a loser on the scale today, but I was a winner in my own eyes, mind and heart.
Maybe next week I will see the scale flashing a lower number, maybe I won't. In the meantime, I will do what works and hang here at Spark People with all the other winners. :)