Tachatna's Journal, 22 February 2018

How do you measure success on this journey we are on when the scale doesn't move very quickly?

I've asked myself that (most likely every single day!) as I'm certain most of you have at one time or another. It's difficult to maintain a positive outlook when the silly scale doesn't go down each day. There are ways to manage that without having to see the scale drop.

So, I got up this morning expecting to see even a tiny movement downwards on the scale. NOPE.

I felt a flood of discouragement starting and then I sorted through some truths:

I got up in yesterday morning and coaxed myself into eating two eggs. I am NOT a morning person!!! I certainly am NOT a breakfast person. Eating those eggs was a success for me.

I wrote in my journal reminding myself about the true value of words and supporting others. That was a motivational success to myself.

I coaxed myself into eating some chicken for lunch. Again, I'm not a regular eater by nature, so that was a success for me.

I didn't lie down for a nap (even after not getting to sleep until 3 a.m.) and that was a success for me. I mean, you use more calories being up than sleeping, right? :D

I made a great chef salad for dinner and wasn't hungry before I went to bed. Now, THAT was a success to me.

I managed to eat 1100 calories yesterday...healthy calories! That was a success to me.

I am off two kinds of diabetic meds. That is a success to me.

I lost 6 pounds last month. THAT is a success to me.

I moved outside myself to pay attention to other members journeys here and found motivation, attempted to give encouragement. That was a success to me.

When I was finished chalking up the successes, I was encouraged rather than discouraged!

I built a dam with my successes to hold back the flood of discouragement I was beginning to feel and VOILA....today WILL be a good day because I am on a journey to wellness that isn't a day to day thing...IT IS A LIFETIME PLAN I CAN DO!!

Diet Calendar Entry for 22 February 2018:
181 kcal Fat: 12.65g | Prot: 14.37g | Carb: 1.19g.   Breakfast: Boiled Egg, Boiled Egg, Bacon. more...
on diet Tachatna's own diet  

22 Supporters    Support   

Yes you can, fantastic thoughts for the day! 
22 Feb 18 by member: dhatura
Amazing progress! 
22 Feb 18 by member: Sugartits69
well done Tach! 
22 Feb 18 by member: Little Red Fox
That's awesome! Great reminder to see the smaller successes as great success as well as the smaller ones add up to big ones. It's not always in a number either but other accomplishments. 
22 Feb 18 by member: angeliaanderson31
You are doing great. Just keep on going! 
22 Feb 18 by member: Draglist
you are doing it...you have success after success...weight loss (on the scale) is only one factor...458  
22 Feb 18 by member: janstromberg
Celebrating your successes! 
23 Feb 18 by member: JovialJ
It seems like I have more NSV than the scale moving down. But that's ok with me. It's a victory and I'll take it.  
23 Feb 18 by member: Proudmomma412
Agree the journey is Health not the Blue line.  
23 Feb 18 by member: 8Patty
I love all of what you said. That is great you sectioned off each success you accomplished! I totally agree it's a lifelong journey! 
23 Feb 18 by member: Gardenia.aa91


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