Tell Me Your Small Win

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Yesterday I received distressing news at work. Don't be concerned, it's nothing earth-shattering. You know the news where you're not happy about it, but you'll get over it. I'll shake it off.

After I received the news I kept thinking about going home to eat. Or drink. Wine. A lot of wine! But when I got home I made the choice to stay on program. Stuffing food in my mouth was not going to change what's happening, but it would be a set back towards my goals. I decided work doesn't get to have that power over my goals.

This morning I was down 0.8 pounds. And I gotta tell you, I'm feeling pretty pleased about my choice and the result. It's a tiny win. I know it's tiny. I know in the grand scheme of things that 0.8 pounds is a drop in the bucket.

And then I thought...but isn't our entire journey these tiny wins? We don't celebrate them enough. Tell me your small win! It's a win! We deserve to celebrate it!

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    You responded very well to bad news! I'm not sure I would have done so well. And it's great that you were rewarded with what you saw on the scale the next morning!

    One of my SparkFriends included this sentence in a message she wrote me yesterday: "I refuse to punish myself for things I have no control over." Maybe the bad news you received at work falls into this category, but even if it doesn't, you were so wise not to try to cancel out your feelings with food! In my experience, that just makes everything worse. Good job!
    2113 days ago
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    emoticon on the weight loss. Tiny wins are emoticon
    emoticon job for sticking to the program and not binging on food or Wine.
    My tiny win instead of a glass of Wine after dinner I drank more water. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2117 days ago
    That is terrific....you didn't give into emotional eating (or drinking) keep up the great work.
    2117 days ago
    I love the thought of our life being made up of "tiny victories"!!

    One of mine today was eating a healthy lunch. My son wanted Panda Express. I ate a great tasting lunch for under 260 calories!! emoticon

    Keep up the tiny victories!!!
    2117 days ago
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    My small win... just eating a serving size of a treat and stopping there! Yay!
    2117 days ago
    You did emoticon ! That's not tiny, that's terrific! You should be pleased! emoticon
    2117 days ago
    emoticon on the weight removal emoticon

    My small win today was being strong and not buying candy!!!!
    2117 days ago
    I didn't buy that chocolate bar that was calling my name at the grocery store.
    2117 days ago
    quoting you "Stuffing food in my mouth was not going to change what's happening" so true! Way to go! Proud of you.
    2117 days ago
    all the tiny wins make up the big win! I took me time last night instead of forcing myself to another meeting then wanting to indulge in the alcohol........one tiny win for putting myself first (for a change!)
    2117 days ago
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    My weight fluctuates a lot, and I know "not to trust" the scale. But, this said--there's a RANGE when you step onto the scale each morning, or week, or whatever period of time you choose to take these measurements.

    That .8 is a huge small victory. It's about another day when you know your weight is trending downwards. It's about being a day closer to the 'top poundage on your range" being brought down. That's important.

    Glad to hear you got through a rough day able to pull out at least one thing that made you feel upbeat. That was what my day yesterday was like too. A lot of crap, but I think what I'll most remember was the beautiful, beautiful weather, and getting out into it with my little dog.

    All good wishes for sunshine (whether real or metaphorical!) today! emoticon
    2117 days ago
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    Good for you! My win was the other night when I had 2 miles that were close to 10 min/mile. My exercise is paying off and I'm getting in much better shape! In the beginning it was a struggle to even run.
    2117 days ago
    You are exactly right! Tiny wins = success because we're always moving toward that goal!

    Congratulations on the weight loss, but also on a positive attitude - you're a winner!

    2117 days ago
    every day that I can stay in my goal ranges is my big victory ... it really is tough. roc
    2117 days ago
    GOOD for you! So often in this journey, the return to our 'comfort foods' and other bad habits is the first thing we want when stress hits. You won that battle - the more you win the easier it becomes.

    Remember, 'this too shall pass'.
    2118 days ago
    Congrats on your tiny win! It's actually a big win - choosing to change a major thought-process of "I've had a bad day let me console myself with food and alcohol".

    My minor win was "no wine while watching TV" last night.
    2118 days ago
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