Tuesday, March 05, 2013
"Everything comes gradually and at its appointed hour." Ovid
I'm so happy to say that I'm making progress. What's more, I'm really taking in the notion that slow and steady weight loss is the way to go. Tempting as it is to try a fast or some extreme program so I can get back to goal weight fast, I know that the true path to lasting change is slow and steady.
Today I listened to another great IOWL podcast in which Renee talked about the wavy lines of success, that when we release weight, it's not a steady line down. There are ups and downs, as well as plateaus, but it's all part of the journey. The trick is to embrace and celebrate each stage.
So another notion I'm really trying to take in is the idea that the scale is one tool, but all the NSV's in my life mean far more than any number on the scale. Yes, I have a number in mind and I know I'll get there, but focusing on my health and how I feel is so much more important.
For example, I've been eating really well for 3 1/2 days now. This means that I'm waking up hungry for breakfast, full of energy for the day. I have a lot more patience for my daughter and we've been able to eat dinner together because I'm hungry at dinner time. I'm happier at work and able to be more present and focused. All from just a few days of eating well! That is huge!!
I think the key is to celebrate each small step of the way and trust that I'm going to get there exactly when I should.
"Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change - this is the rhythm of living." Bruce Barton