Wednesday, January 01, 2014
I set out to lose 75 lbs and accomplished it. I have even settled slightly below my goal weight. I like to claim success, but as I work to maintain this weight loss I wonder..."Am I really SUCCESSFUL?"
I feel as though I have small successes every day. And that's the way I like to look at it in the smaller picture. The extra few steps I put in or the brownie I traded for an apple are choices I consider successful. But what about the big picture?
I just recently had someone tell me that they are surprised I've kept my weight off (to be honest, so am I), that they expected it to bounce right back. I only hit my goal weight about 3 months ago and haven't put any pounds back on. But this person's comment makes me question my success. Is there a time frame? How long does someone have to maintain weight loss to be really successful
Well, I suppose I'll stick to the small picture. It's a lot less scary than wondering if I can maintain for 1, 3, 5 years.