We are ALL going to have times when the needle on the scale doesn't move. I'm at that point right now & have been for about a month. At first I didn't get too upset about it because I know that I feel better, but then the plateau just kept going & going & going (like the Energizer Bunny).
So, I pulled out my trusty little measuring tape. WooHoo!! Even though a month had gone by & I hadn't lost any weight, I was ECSTATIC to find I had lost 1/2 an inch in my hips!! 1/2 an inch!!! Wow!! That's !!
I reminded myself that there are non-scale victories on this journey & that I shouldn't get discouraged. I know I'm doing all the right things. Here's a list of some non-scale victories:
Just look at all the things on this list!! And I know there are more. The best one that's not on this list is when your hubby tells you every couple of days how proud he is of you. Whoa! Need to grab a tissue for that one!
Lessons learned: When the scale isn't moving, keep those non-scale victories in mind & keep making those good decisions anyway. Persistence & consistency are the key!
One final thought: A lot of us have come a long way, so we have to stop looking at how far we still have to go.
You all are wonderful! Thank you so much for your encouragement every day!!
I know you hear this a lot, but I need to hear it a lot.
Don't ever, ever, ever give up!!! Keep going. Keep making those healthy eating choices. Keep exercising. The very time that I don't feel like going to the gym is the time that I need to go the most. I always, always, always feel better after a good workout. I come home every night & tell my hubby "Wow! That was a great workout," to which he replies "You say that every night."
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. ~ Walt Disney ~
Go get your dream!!! You will have to work for it & it may be tough, but don't you dare give up!! Fight for that dream!! My parents always taught me that NOTHING in this life is free. With hard work & determination, you can do it!!
No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself. ~ Denis Waitley ~
Be that bridge, for yourself . . . for someone else.