It feels SO good!
Monday, April 01, 2019
I don’t always have something to say that is blog worthy, but this morning, I am celebrating being 15 pounds lighter than I was in January. When I posted my stats this morning, I noticed the graph that records my projected goals with my actual accomplishments. In my case, this was NOT a particularly helpful comparison. It’s TOO EASY for me to look at that PROJECTION and want to give up. I would prefer to remove or replace that line. YES, it IS where I COULD be. But I am NOT, and learned something - maybe something IMPORTANT about myself. I have always been someone who wants to see the Big Picture. But my goal is too far away. In order to not become discouraged, I need to focus on what I can accomplish TODAY. I can ‘get honest’ (get on the scale!). I have friends who say stuff like ‘let’s see if the scale likes me today.’ SERIOUSLY??? - the scale doesn’t have emotions. It reports your progress and your hard work. Or MOSTLY. Sometimes as women, we don’t see that loss we have worked hard for - maybe due to hormones or water retention. But if I have been working my plan, there should be some progress sooner or later. (This is why I don’t weigh weekly. I am shooting for once a month, unless I have one of those ‘oh I shouldn’t have done that - how much damage did I do - maybe I should just give up until after xxxx’ life events. And then I get real again with a visit to the scale.). Because LIFE happens! We will have events and parties to attend and you know they are all about the food! (In the past, this was a convenient excuse to ‘blow it’. Now, it’s more like, how will I manage this challenge without blowing it?)
So, you are probably wondering what I have done differently? I re-focused on my tracker. I took a look at how much sitting I was doing. I read some SP Success Stories. I read great quotes and inspirational messages on the Facebook page. I am not perfect and I never will be, BUT I am making progress one step at a time, at a level and a pace I can manage. (Some days, that means drinking tea in my nightgown and watching Hallmark movies all day!) But mostly, it’s filling out my food tracker and setting a daily goal for MOVING IT and trying to improve tomorrow or next week. I just know that I am feeling confident that I will eventually reach my goal. And I am pretty contented with my journey.