I’m going to be honest with you guys.  There are weeks that I struggle.  Sometimes, like this past week, I can’t get enough chocolate.  I have been craving it like it’s no one’s business.  And it’s not even that time of the month, so I’m not really sure what is going on.

I have other weeks that I just want all the snack foods.  Like all of them.  Or my husband will buy donuts and eat them in front of me…those are the weeks I start craving something else.  It’s an ongoing battle.  But you know what?  I have learned that these cravings are OK and they will eventually dull or go away.  It is not all sunshine and rainbows over here.  Trust me on that.

Celebrate the Small Victories

One thing I have learned throughout my journey is that you have to celebrate the small victories.  If you lose just one pound in a week, at least you lost weight.  If you have to buy new clothes because of the weight you have lost, great job!  That is a great non-scale victory and one that I have been experiencing as well.  Since I’m talking about this, I should tell you that I started a Poshmark shop that you can check out here.  I have tons of clothes listed, and plan to list more.  You can also make offers on clothing if you are interested in something.  I usually will negotiate with you.

As much as I have to remember to live my life, you also have to celebrate the small victories.  I think the small victories are almost more important than the larger victories.  Here’s a small list of a few small victories that you might be experiencing as well:

  1. Finding smaller clothes in your closest that finally fit again
  2. Learning that you can eat your favorite foods (in moderation) and still lose weight
  3. You are NOT defined by the number on the scale
  4. Celebrating consistently losing weight each week
  5. Not beating yourself up if you don’t lose weight one week.  It’s ok if your journey isn’t always trending down
  6. Consistently working the plan – it works if you live it

What else should be added to this list?

BTW – I only lost 1 pound this week.  But you know what, I still lost weight so I am going to keep celebrating that and my weight loss.

WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Starting Weight on May 31, 2016 – 191 lbs
  • Current Weight on August 26, 2016 – 163 lbs
  • Total Weight Loss:  29 lbs

6 Comments

  1. Losing weight, even if it is only a pound, is totally something to celebrate! Weight loss is hard, and I’m so impressed with you for making such a huge commitment to yourself and following through!

  2. I know. I can’t really believe it. It’s been a really fun journey so far. I have to remind myself to celebrate the small victories as well as the bigger ones. They are just as important!

  3. You’re almost at 30 pounds! That’s amazing! And I agree, it’s so important to celebrate small victories <3 xxx

  4. I was kind of beating myself up because I had only lost 1 pound this week. But you know what, I still lost weight and that is a victory in my book. It’s hard to get caught up in everyone else’s larger victories and forget that even the small ones need to be celebrated.

    Even though you lost only .4lbs, you LOST weight! You could have gained, and you didn’t! That’s a great accomplishment!

  5. Great advice and something I have to remind myself of! My first week of WW, I lost only .4 and was sooo disappointed. I really had to remind myself that in the five years leading up to that…I had only be gaining, no loss at all, so it was a victory! I have really seen my appetite decrease over the last month and that in itself is a change I am so happy about (portion sizes and self control with eating were my huge struggles).

    P.S. I ate a ton of Hershey’s Kisses this week, so I am with you on the cravings 🙂

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