Monday, October 17, 2011
O, Me of Little Faith
This picture represents my daily weight chart...going downhill but bumpy along the way. Yesterday's weigh-in (the one that counts) happened to hit one of the bumps. Of course today my weight was down again, so I know I'm still making progress toward my goal.
With all my pouting, I didn't notice until later in the day that even with just the lousy .6 pound loss, I had lost 10% of my starting weight! This is one of the big milestones in Weight Watchers, and it comes with big positive health changes. Woohoo!
I'm dealing with a malady faced by many dieters: focusing too much on the numbers! I think it's an aspect of the obsessive-compulsive behavior that fueled my overeating for so many years--that ALL OR NOTHING PERFECTIONISM that can be a death sentence to a healthy, well-balanced life. I'm making great progress toward health, but I need to remember that the underlying issues that led to my mass poundage are going to crop up now and again. This road to health and wellness inevitably involves finding and healing old wounds. I'm so thankful the Great Physician is on this journey with me. Even when I stumble I can keep going forward, because I know He will help me with every step along the way.