Gold star!

Today was another measurement day — the fifth one so far — and finally (finally!) I’m starting to see some movement in the downward direction.

Not much, mind you, but enough to tell me that the changes I’ve made this week are making a difference.  My weight is down almost a pound (though I’m still a touch above where I started), but my measurements are down almost 2″. That’s an accomplishment I can hang my hat on! Not that I know how you can hang a hat on an accomplishment, but let’s not nitpick.

Lean Eating website in the background! I’m so dedicated…

This morning after taking all my measurements, I was rummaging through one of my drawers and found this bracelet that my awesome sister bought for me a few years ago.  After a few months of not wearing it, it was perfect timing (or fate?) that I found it today. It says “Celebrate Small Victories” — so true!  I need to make sure that I take the time to do a little happy dance and tell myself that I’m totally awesome when I see progress. Like I was saying yesterday, it’s all about consistently making good choices. And it’s not surprising that good results make me want to create MORE good results. Which should lead to all sorts of happy dances. Funny how that works.

I’ve said it before:  I’m all about the gold stars. They make me want to do good and be better.  The one part I have to work on, though, is not waiting for someone else to stick them on me — I’ve got to learn to give myself those gold stars.  The self-pat on the back is what it’s all about.