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 fit...it 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.