I was talking to a dear friend yesterday about celebrating small victories. Even when we are bogged down with work, life, family, and the list can go on and on, it’s easy to overlook the small victories.
But in this fast paced life that is 2012, it’s important to celebrate accomplishments big and small. I wrote this post at the beginning of 2011, and yes, it’s a year and a half later, and I think back to where I was then. I wrote this post earlier this year and declared that I wanted to lose weight. Again. Why is that always on the goal list?
A few months ago, after a visit to the doctor’s office, I got really serious about my health and my weight, and making a dent in the goal I placed in front of myself.
Well, after stepping on the scale, I was pleasantly surprised to see the number. And pleased! (if you’re a woman, I’m sure you know the dilemma…)
Small victory! I’ve lost 10lbs since my doctor’s appointment, and 20lbs total since that first blog post.
And, when it’s yourself, it’s sometimes hard to see. But photos, they don’t lie.
I found this photo from last year on Facebook. And I remember the day I saw it posted. I was appalled at my face (we’re our own worst critics!)
Then, this photo was posted from a party last week. 20lbs lighter!
I couldn’t really see the difference until I saw it. With my own eyes.
I’ve always been self conscious about my weight. It’s always been a touchy subject. I’ve done P90X, I’ve done Weight Watchers, I’ve counted calories, and countless sessions at the gym. It’s always been frustrating, whether it’s shopping, eating, going to events, or whatever.
But I’m happy. I’m celebrating this small victory. I have a ways to go, but I’m proud I’ve made it this far.
What small victories can you celebrate today?
(Top photo: November Lily | Bottom photo: Sara & Rocky)