There are times when a man should be content with what he has but never with what he is.
- William George Jordan
If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no sense making them.
Never, never, never, never give up - Winston Churchill
Has the new worn off yet? Getting bored with being on track and making progress? Weight loss has slowed down so it's just too much work to bother with this and lose 1/2 pound in a week (or none at all). Since we are guilty of using the scale as our only measure of success, it can all seem a useless undertaking. Remember we are changing our lifestyle so this is how we live now. Would it bother you not to weigh for a month? Hmmmm - some who have made a lifestyle change would not care. Those who use the scale as their measure of success would stress and without that number to go by we won't know what to do. We won't know whether to be happy or sad.
Our whole day can revolve around the weight shown on the scale and our interpretation of what to do based on that. That's why it is so important to get good news at the scale - every time - without fail - regardless - see how we set ourselves up for negativity? I remember at Weight Watchers that if it was a small loss, or no loss at all, I would be all disappointed and be thinking that it would be another whole week before I would be able to get that reinforcement that I felt I needed to continue. I needed to know if I could overeat. I needed to know if I was happy or not.
What other measures of success are there? The tape measure can give you inches lost. We can try on something each week that is too tight now and tell if we are making progress. I remember the first time I realized my legs weren't rubbing together as I walked. Do you have more endurance when exercising? Let's try to have other measures of success besides the number on the scale.