Ride the Wave

Enjoy LifeI hope everyone had a great week.  I am working on getting back to a more regular posting schedule and hopefully you will see that in the next few weeks.  I have had so much going on lately, but it has all been good.  Now things are starting to settle down a bit and I am falling back into a regular schedule.  All of the “busyness” has been good stuff including birthday celebrations and even landing a dream job.

All of the “good” in my life has reminded me that there are so many other wonderful things to focus on other than my weight loss goal and that even if the scale does not reflect success, it does not mean that I am not successful!  We talk a lot in my Weight Watchers meeting about non-scale victories but I still always think in terms of things related somehow to weight loss rather than focusing on the overall “big picture.”  It has really occurred to me in the last few weeks how many non-scale victories I have in my life right now that actually have little or nothing to do with weight loss.  This realization is helping to ease my frustration with the scale and spend some time focusing on the rest of my life.

This week I was up 2.2 lbs.  Why?  Probably because my activity was a little less over the last week as my schedule was very hectic with back to back birthday celebrations last weekend (dinner Friday night and party Saturday afternoon), starting my new job on Monday, and attending a Braves game on Wednesday night.  As I mentioned in my post earlier this week, I allowed myself a piece of cake at the party and while I’m sure that did not cause the entire 2.2 lb. gain, I understand it contributed but I can honestly say that even when I saw that I was up a little bit, I did not regret one single thing I had done over the last week.  I looked back on the fun and exciting week I had and thought about the time I got to spend with all of the people I care about and how much I enjoyed myself and I felt like it was worth it.  Of course every week cannot be like this one and I certainly understand that but I believe we are meant to enjoy our lives no matter what stage of weight loss we are at and I did just that last week.

Weight 9.19.14

When I was so down and out a few weeks ago about my gain, my Dad talked to me for a little while and reminded me that I have to live life and enjoy it, even while I am trying to get the remainder of the weight off.  None of us knows how long we have on this earth so is it really wise to mope around being unhappy because you haven’t lost a certain number of pounds?  My Dad reminded me that I have to focus on how far I have come in the last three years and how much better my life and my health are today than they were back then and in time, the remainder of the weight will come off.  So this past week, I followed his good advice, enjoyed my life and all of the wonderful people in it, and now I will focus on the new week ahead.

Kassie and Michael's Dad (Roy) at his 80th. birthday celebration.

Kassie and Michael’s Dad (Roy) at his 80th. birthday celebration.

Comments

  1. stay strong and focused! good work

  2. Your dad is a wise man indeed. I will do my best to remember his advice when the scale isn’t showing what I hoped for.

    Congratulations on the new job also.

  3. Kassie – you look amazing!

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