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No Turning Back

16 pounds gone! gone! gone!

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Two weeks ago, I was disappointed by a small loss of only 0.8 lbs.
Last week, I was surprised by a small gain of 0.2 lbs....

This week I am celebrating a loss of 6.4 lbs! While I am not allowing the scale to be my sole measure of success, it feels really good! I wrote a letter to myself today to read should I even think about quitting to remember all the victories, all the hard work, all the changes that I have succesfully made! As I keep saying, I cannot fail as long as I don't quit!

These are the victories I can claim:

1. I have lost one 10 lb bags of potatoes, a 5-lb bag of sugar and 4 sticks of butter.... a total of 16 lbs!
2. I am able to fit into clothes that I could not wear six weeks ago!
3. I was able to climb up the waterfall we visit farther than ever before and was less winded!
4. I have enjoyed several walks with my family.
5. I have been eating healthier!
6. I ordered a smaller t-shirt to wear at school on Earth Day because I am confident that it will fit by April! (Who knows maybe it will be too big!)
7. I have purchased a WW ActiveLink to help encourage me to be more active.
8. Each week, I have taken small steps to help me be healthier. This week, I am committing to working out three times with a buddy so I am accountable!
9. I have met my first goal of losing 5% of my starting weight!

I know that I am not perfect, and that along this journey I will not always make the best choices, but you know what, I am finally okay with that!

This time for me, FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION! And as long I don't quit, I CANNOT fail!
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  1. Fluffy101's Avatar
    Trish! I am absolutely thrilled for you! Congratulations! I understand what you mean about not allowing the scale to be your sole measure of success. The rewards you listed mean so much more. Also, I was reading in the success book that comes in the 360 kit about the scale reflecting gains for bloating, stress, etc, or showing a loss the day after weigh in. I think the article on the scale in that book is probably one of the best parts. I wish I could say it doesn't affect me but I do feel discouraged when the scale doesn't reflect the hard work I put forth. However, your blog is testimony to that. The scale had to surrender because you will never give up. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful post. Fluffy
  2. trish72's Avatar
    I haven't gotten to that chapter yet, but I do understand feeling discouraged when the scale doesn't reflect our hard work, but it will eventually!


    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy101
    Trish! I am absolutely thrilled for you! Congratulations! I understand what you mean about not allowing the scale to be your sole measure of success. The rewards you listed mean so much more. Also, I was reading in the success book that comes in the 360 kit about the scale reflecting gains for bloating, stress, etc, or showing a loss the day after weigh in. I think the article on the scale in that book is probably one of the best parts. I wish I could say it doesn't affect me but I do feel discouraged when the scale doesn't reflect the hard work I put forth. However, your blog is testimony to that. The scale had to surrender because you will never give up. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful post. Fluffy