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Sometimes 'good enough' is - good enough

Monday, August 01, 2011

Some years ago I heard someone say something like, "The great is the enemy of the good". I didn't quite understand it then, and even if I had I probably wouldn't have agreed.

Since starting this weight-loss journey though, I have to say I've changed my mind. Essentially what he was saying was, sometimes what you have accomplished is not perfect, but it's good enough. And that's ok, too.

I'm losing weight, but not at the rate I would have liked or wanted. Still, I'm learning new healthy habits. I'm understanding my own body and metabolism better. I'm slowly realizing that this is for real, and for life. No joking around, I'm in this for the long haul.

So in May I lost 8lbs, June 0lbs, and July about 5lbs. It's not perfect, but it's good enough. Looking forward to August!

Have a good (enough!) week.
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  • KKINNEA
    Smart, makes it easier to stick with things!
    3607 days ago
  • SUPERSMILE37
    great attitude!!!
    3607 days ago
  • DONNALIZ67
    Thank you for this post. I always have trouble accepting "good enough" too. You gave me something to think about today.
    3608 days ago
  • JESSICA2140
    You are sooo right! I think that is a problem a lot of us have, too...if it can't be perfect, why bother? I've figured out in the last couple of months that you're right...good enough IS good enough. And doing SOMETHING imperfectly is always better than doing nothing perfectly. I think you're doing great! 13 lbs. lost is always better than 0 lbs. lost!!
    3608 days ago
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