Measuring Success

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Too often, I measure success in terms of weight loss, or inches lost, or fitting into my "skinny" clothes. I realized today that I have had a lot of success within the past two months. Not in weight-loss terms, but in other ways:

1) Realized today that I have kicked a 1-3 soda a day habit that began back in the '90s.

2) I've pretty much stopped the habit of snacking after dinner.

3) I drink about 2 bottles of water daily (when I used to just drink soda)

4) It's been 3 weeks since my last cheese binge

5) I'm exercising daily

6) I'm eating more fruit and trying to reach for a fruit snack instead of cookies or chips

This is success for me. I'm kicking bad habits and acquiring new ones in order to be healthy. And as I list all of my accomplishments, I feel really good about myself! Despite the fact that the pounds aren't melting away as quickly as a like, I feel great about myself and what I've accomplished so far.
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    You are on your way!!! I admire your ability to back off cheese.

    I confess that I've been contemplating making a small batch of chocolate chip cookies today while my husband is out of town, but then I think about all I've accomplished in terms of losing weight in recent weeks. I can't let myself do it! I think I'll try a kefir/chocolate protein powder smoothie instead.
    2374 days ago
  • ELLEBEE1981
    Good job!

    I came over after seeing your post on my blog, and I think that we have a lot in common. I'm not quite there with my snack habits yet, but I'm trying.

    Keep up the great work!
    2383 days ago
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