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What is Weight Loss Success?

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 emoticon emoticon
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.

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  • FIT4MEIN2013
    I think success is a process, not a goal. Success is making the right decisions every day. New goals mean new successes. Today, success for me was getting through my workout.
    1363 days ago
    Baby steps ....each day gives us new challanges... find someone to help you stay accountable to your goals:-)
    1363 days ago
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