Half empty or...
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Looked at my weigh stats recently. That is the little jiggy line that shows where I'm supposed to be by now, and where I really am. Hmmm...
I'm about 22 months into this journey. When my first year was up, I felt I had a lot to brag about. I lost 28 pounds!! Okay, maybe not a lot compared to some people. But SP is the first eating/living plan I was able to stick with for a year, the first 'diet' plan on which I lost more than 11#. So I was pretty proud of myself.
Now, almost another year in, I've only lost 9.5 pounds... (Cue dramatic music!) I could choose to feel down about this. I could choose to have a couple of brownies a la mode to drown my sorrows in. I could choose to look at the glass as half empty.
Or... I could choose a positive vibe. I've stuck with the program almost two whole years! I've lost 37.5 pounds, 26 pounds more than I've ever been able to lose before. I've made some great friends, and found some great support for when I'm having a tough day. I hear little SP voices in the back of my mind, urging me to stay away from food I'm not really hungry for. I've accepted that this is a lifestyle chance, not just a chance to lose weight. And best of all, I didn't regain all that I had lost in the first year! Yippee!!
So I will be happy with my smaller weight loss, knowing the scale will continue on it's downward trend, knowing that no matter how long it takes, the weight loss will continue. So here's to seeing the positive side of the SP life.