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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 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.

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  • no profile photo CHAYOR73
    Right ON!! One step at a time!! emoticon
    925 days ago
  • BARBARAJ73
    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
  • TOMATOCAFEGAL
    I want that plateau. Then I want to feel the high when I bust through it!
    927 days ago
  • ALEXSGIRL1
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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
  • OHMEMEME
    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
  • CHRISTINEBWD
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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
  • SPARKING-VICKI
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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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