Celebrating My Successes
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
I got on the scale this morning and was up 1.2 pounds.
But I feel happy in spite of a weight gain. I am happy because of all the positive things that I have accomplished which are not reflected on the scale.
I am finally getting that this is lifestyle changes. Yes, I know that this is not news. But still, it takes time for this piece of information to actually sink in. So, even though I am up in weight this week, I also know where my shortcoming lay, and what I need to do. I know just because I did not eat as I should this week, that does not mean that I am going to go back to my bad habits and regain all of the weight I have lost. I am going to learn what my triggers are and come up with a doable plan. I am going to pick myself up, reevaluate, and continue with new wisdom. And if and when I slack off in the future, I will continue to pick myself up and continue again.
I am really happy that I did as well with exercise this week as I did. While I didn’t show good control over what I was eating, I think I did a really good job of working out. This was in spite of the fact that I was out of town for most of the week, and in spite of the fact that I often feel like I have to pick myself up and shove myself out of the door to get myself moving. I was able to get in exercise everyday except for the one day which I traveled all day long. I feel good about that. I am making a habit of exercise!
I started a running program at the beginning of March. When I first started out, I could not run a mile. In the middle of April, I ran in my first 5K. This week I ran 4.65 miles. I am still amazed that I can get out and run 4.65 miles. Forget that I am not very fast. I CAN RUN 4.65 MILES!!!
Finally, I reached out to my online friends this week for support. This is definitely a growing process for me. Sharing my struggles, fears, and shortcomings with others is not something that has come easy to me – but I realize that I need to reach out and ask for help at times – and my friends will certainly respond.
Yes, I made lots of progress this week. Who cares if it isn’t reflected on the scale?