Progress not Perfection

by Aimee Beltran on March 22, 2012

in Weight Loss Journey, Weight Watchers

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Hello doll faces! I wanted to share something that happened to me Monday!

So, Monday morning I woke up in a blah mood. I guess it was the let down of the weekend ending and not really wanting to get into the swing of things. I also have a bit of a cold due to all the pollen and the season changing.

Monday nights are my Weight Watchers meeting and weigh-in. I’ve been back on track for a month now and haven’t missed one WW meeting!

I kept convincing myself all day that I just reallyyyyy didn’t feel good and that I should skip my meeting. I kept playing all the “excuses” in my head why it was a good idea not to go. Especially this one: “I just got back from out of town and I know I didn’t eat “perfectly” while I was away. I know the scale is going to go up and that will just discourage me.”

This is what I spent the entire last year doing to myself. If I had one “bad” moment, I’d skip the meeting. Then, I’m not back on track for the week b/c my meetings really get me back to reality. Next thing I know, months have gone by before I’m “starting over.” AGAIN.

As the day went on, something in me woke up. I thought about how I would feel if I didn’t go. I realized I’d feel worse and that it would be one less week I have to kick this fats ass!

I decided it didn’t matter if I gained or lost. What matters is that I face the music and stay true to my commitment. It’s not about being perfect . . . It’s about progress.

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I got ready, went in, and told myself over and over again….be proud just for the fact that you are here and making the effort.

So, I jumped on the scale . . . (Immediate flashbacks of pizza, wings, margaritas)

AND

I couldn’t believe my eyes! I actually had LOST 2 lbs! 2 freakin lbs?  Yes!!! All of this hard work is finally paying off.

See, for what ever reason, this is the slowest I’ve ever lost weight in my life. For the past 2 weeks prior, I lost .6 each week.

BUT, I haven’t beat myself up over this. A loss is a loss is a loss.

Maybe it’s slower because this time I’m working from the inside out and learning to let the “all or nothing” philosophy go.

You don’t have to eat perfectly healthy every single day or kill yourself at the gym to see results. You just have to be aware, accountable, and responsible enough to face the music. Even if you don’t lose this week, you are still making progress in many ways.

It’s about Progress NOT Perfection!


“Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.”
~Rober Schuller~

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