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# I FEEL LIKE AN INCH WORM

### Saturday, February 02, 2013

Remember that old song?

Two and two are four
Four and four are eight
That's all you have on your business-like mind
Two and two are four
Four and four are eight
How can you be so blind?

Inch worm, inch worm
Measuring the marigolds
You and your arithmetic
You'll probably go far

Inch worm, inch worm
Measuring the marigolds
Seems to me, you'd stop and see
How beautiful they are

Inch worm, inch worm
(Two and two are four)
Measuring the marigolds
(Four and four are eight)

You and your arithmetic
(Eight and eight are sixteen)
You'll probably go far
(Sixteen and sixteen are thirty-two)

My plateau is broken. I have been able to log decreasing wt on my weigh in now for three weeks in a row.

But..............my losses are in tenths of a pound.......approximately a half a pound per week.

Not earth shattering.

As I stood on the scale this morning my first reaction was a big smile. Even though the loss was small, the whole number before the tenths was down so the decline shows.

When I actually logged the weight in, my smile faded just a little. I was feeling like an inch worm and my "arithmetic" seemed to be measuring such slow progress. At this rate, I might be able to lose two pounds this month. While I was thinking like this, I was forgetting to look at the beauty of the marigolds!

I'm losing that weight. Ok, it's slow progress, but it is progress. The beauty of taking it slow is that you have the time to look around and see the scenery.

So I'm feeling like an inch worm but I'm smiling. I can look in the mirror and see that my clothing fits. I can flex those muscles and admire them. I don't even have to flex! I can look in my fridge and see the beautiful rainbow of fruits and vegetables. I know that when I'm hungry, I am not diving headlong directly into a bag of chips. Sometimes I have chips but I measure them out as a part of a meal not a dirty little secret scarfed down without satisfaction. I'm not saying I'm some kind of food saint....but I am saying that I seem to have a much different relationship with food and my cart at the store is usually filled with produce. Inches.

I still don't do enough strength training. But I am doing more for my fitness than I had been doing. Inches.

All right. I guess, being an inch worm isn't so bad.

And I will go far. It'll just take a while!
Member Comments About This Blog Post
• MONIQUE432
As long as the scale is going down, you are on the right track!
1875 days ago
• JLITT62
Not familiar with the song. I would be overjoyed to lose 2 pounds in 1 month! I have to eat really clean to do so . . . sometimes I can; usually I can't.

It's so much harder to lose weight when you're near your goal. Every tenth of a pound puts you that much closer & should be celebrated!
1875 days ago
• CATANTIGO
What a wonderful loser! Congrats on making that scale go down.
1875 days ago
• GINIEMIE
I don't recognize the song, but I'm glad your losing again and in more measurable quantities.

Slow is good, the tortoise won the race, right!

Your doing fine Donna, you'll get there-healthily!

1876 days ago
• WASCALLYWONE
What great news, Donna! Your happiness makes me happy, too.
1876 days ago
• MNTWINSGAL
Ohmygosh....we sang this song in Junior High choir....now I can't stop making it run through my head!

Good points though, as always!
1876 days ago
• SLIMMERJESSE
Patience is the hardest part of this process, it seems. Have a good day.
1876 days ago
• JANET552
You held that plateau a long time but now you are a loser!! I am so happy that the scale is moving down for you and I'm glad you are happy about it.

I don't know that song but when I saw that you felt like an inchworm, my first thought was -- well, they get where they're going. So will you.
1876 days ago
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