I am surprised AND happy that I lost. . . and surprised THAT I'm happy at my small loss. On top of that, I've always loved a good surprise, which in turn makes me happy all over again!
Okay, here's the scoop. The hubz and I continue to move further and further into a healthy lifestyle, and maybe just maybe it's starting to pay off?
Could it be all those fresh eggs w/ sauteed veggies?
Or the leafy green salads topped with chunky cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers and onions?
Or maybe the soup loaded with yet more veggies and some beans are helping?
The thing that is bringing such delight with this small loss is that we're loving this style of eating. It doesn't feel like a diet, we don't sense any deprivation. Zip. Nada. None.
It's also been fun to shop for good, local, fresh food, kind of like being on an adventure! We're mingling at the farmer's market among people who grow what we're eating, we're checking out the many co-ops around our great city and partnering with a lot of very smart people who are into quality, healthy food. What is not to love about all that? Somehow, now when we sit down to a meal, it takes on new meaning.
But wait, isn't losing weight and eating healthy supposed to be, uh, a drag?
I guess not! I'll take my .7# loss and continue on in the adventure. It doesn't seem like much, but lets put it into perspective, a perspective that we can all relate to. It IS like losing nearly 3 sticks of butter packed around my organs. That's something to be happy about, wouldn't you agree?
Granted, BL ranch weekly losses are much, much higher. But, I'll still take my .7# loss. And, I'll keep working, no matter how long it takes. Maybe I won't reach my initial goal of -120# in 2010, but I'll be closer than I was had I not tried at all. And, the fact that I'm writing that and REALLY believing it is proof that things are changing on the inside too. And, that feels really, really good.
If we believe we are working on a worthy goal, something that is totally worth the effort despite setbacks or mistakes made along the way, we simply cannot give up. There really is just no other option but to keep pressing forward. We might feel down or discouraged, but things worth achieving or having usually don't come easy or fast.
This .7# loss is slow progress by most people's standards. In my 53 yr old, peri-menopausal body, some of this is to be expected. So, I've adopted a new motto, a slogan if you will, and I'm using the late, GREAT Mr. Jim Rohn's words:
"How long should you try? Until."
What's your motto, what are those words that you have posted on your bathroom mirror, the refrigerator door, or above your desk that keep you moving forward?
With you along the road,