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Don't we all deserve constant affirmation?

Friday, July 13, 2018

I'll admit, I need a constant stream of affirmation. The "atta girls" keep me going. In work, when I write something I think is amazing, I need plenty of folks to *tell* me it is amazing. If I design something cool, I need everyone to say "you are brilliant" regularly.

No less is true of my weight-loss journey. But the affirmations aren't coming.

Turned down that pie? Good job! Here's a tenth of a pound loss!

Said no to the office doughnut? Congrats! That's earned you a a half-a-pound loss on the scale!

Met your step goal every day? That gets you baggy jeans!

When a day like today rolls around where I've been spot-on all week (since the Sunday debacle described in my last post) and the scale hasn't affirmed my dedication, my dedication wanes. Where is the weigh-loss kudos for staying on plan?

That irritating voice of reason in the back of my head reminds me I didn't gain this weight overnight. Four days of eating healthy does not a healthy person make.

I know that.

So this is what I have to do: stay the course. The affirmations will come, albeit slower and in less obvious ways. It may not be a scale loss or even a clothes might only be the internal feeling of satisfaction knowing I DID IT. It might only be the reduced ache in my knees, if I think about it long enough. It might only be a pulse that reduced one beat per minute in my resting state. Yep...all the NSV stuff.

So here's to keeping going during the plateau.

One step at a time.

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  • no profile photo CHAYOR73
    Right ON!! One step at a time!! emoticon
    925 days ago
    emoticon emoticon for all those great, healthy decisions and small steps of the past four days and may there be many more!! Baby steps, baby steps...

    Pssst... I do agree... those pounds sure seem to go on faster than they come off!! emoticon
    926 days ago
    I want that plateau. Then I want to feel the high when I bust through it!
    927 days ago
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    927 days ago
  • DINIE123
    Thank heavens, the scale is not the only way to realize you are doing good. I like having more room in my jeans, and having more energy and a better focus.
    I think you are doing great, so here is a pat on the back from me. Have a good week end. Love your postings. emoticon
    927 days ago
    Find something good that you did today! I drank 3 bottles of water, I blogged or journaled to myself, I got on the scale regardless of what it said... Dr. Judith Beck's advice and CBT technique, give yourself CREDIT!

    Kudos, credits, affirmation - good job blogging your way to weightloss and better health!
    927 days ago
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    927 days ago
  • PAUTCHES1950
    Positive and there is a rainbow for us all...maybe even that pot of gold
    928 days ago
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    928 days ago
  • no profile photo CD23403922
    Wise words, and hey, here's an affirmation that you Sparked me today, so that's gotta be good for SOMETHING. emoticon
    928 days ago
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