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!!