Last night I was looking at some of my older posts & pictures.
It was beneficial to see where I was-and where I am.
I haven't been scale watching as much the last weeks-I'm still weighing in, but I don't hang my every emotion on that number.
Where I am...
* 10 lb loss in 2 mos: I'm pleased to have those 10 lbs gone. I won't discredit it by disappointed that it's been a slow process for me (which was my immediate reaction).
* Fast Tracking: FT'ing hasn't helped me to lose any faster-except in that initial week. That being said, I love it's simplicity.
* I started BFC/FT'ing 6 mos ago: I've lost 21 lbs 5"/waist. My skin looks clearer, my clothes fit better, I'm happier and feel hopeful.
There are many ways to measure success. The scale & measuring tape are powerful ones. It's necessary for me to 'measure' using emotional tools as well.
I've been thin before...and unhappy/unhealthy. Thin doesn't necessarily = happy. I personally know that. I believe for me...to feel content with me...I must look at where I've been, and where I'm going. I will be kind and patient with myself, and with my baby steps. (Notice how I said that to myself :)
That kind of walking is going to get me to where I want to go. I haven't arrived at any place of nirvana, but I make a commitment to myself to be mindful, kind, and patient as I go. If for some reason I forget that-I will need to look back and remember-or maybe you'll remind me?
May you enjoy a lovely day!