Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Slow and Steady

Today our topic at my WW meeting was this......

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Why don't we appreciate?

The conversation was about what we say to ourselves when the loss on the scale for a particular week is only .2 or so.  Do you talk negatively, berating yourself for lack of effort or some other reason for the small loss, or do you say something like...hey, it's down!

Why is it that we would never look at a friend or someone else trying to lose weight and get on their case for such a loss.  We would congratulate them for even the smallest amount.  So why, when it comes to our own weigh ins do we criticize ourselves when we don't deem the loss as substantial enough.

For me I think its because I too often focus on my "big" picture.  I have well over 100 pounds left to lose, and to weigh in and be down .4lbs (as I was today) can be frustrating, demoralizing, disheartening etc.  That is when I need to change my focus. 

Stop thinking about the big numbers and start concentrating on only the next 5lbs(or whatever you choose).  Take the pressure off your weigh ins.  Every .2, .6, or whatever all adds up to big eventually.

As Aesop said, "slow and steady wins the race".  As long as we continue to move forward, each little piece is getting you closer to your goal.  Stay the course and you will be successful.


p.s.......took Gabe to the dr. today and yup, Strep throat!  Now, my 1 year old is fighting a fever.  Looks like I am probably heading back to the doctor tomorrow for him.  I'm praying that nobody else gets it!!

2 comments:

  1. Good job on the loss :)

    Sorry to hear about Gabe having strep throat! Hope he gets better soon.

    Lately I'm happy to lose any weight no matter how small it may seem because it's been a struggle for me not to eat anything that moves. But I do know what you mean about being too hard on ourselves because I still find myself getting that way sometimes - not only in weight loss but in other aspects of my life too - I Definitely need to work on that.

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  2. Good afternoon my new friend. I found you at Angie's WMWW and am now following you. Any loss is a good loss. I wish my scale had the numbers in digital instead of the old kind. It's so hard to tell for sure if there's a pound gone or not. As soon as I start using my Wii more that will help.
    I've read some of your posts and am very impressed with all that you've been doing. Keep up the great work. One day you'll make your goal and you'll have this journal to look back at and see just how hard you worked to get to where you wanted to be.
    Take care and have a blessed afternoon.

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