Thursday, May 7, 2009

What do you expect?

I'll enjoy it while I can... the first week almost always sees the fastest loss. I'm down to 330 even today, which makes a total loss of 6.6 pounds. Tomorrow will be a week officially, maybe I can make it beyond seven for kicks!

I was reading on PeerTrainer today about expectations vs. desires, and it was definitely an "aha!" moment. I know I have other things to sort out, but recognizing the difference between the two seems like something that can bolster my success. Like, I can say all I want that I want to lose 100 pounds, but I know that at this point my expectation is really, Oh sure, I'll lose 50 or 60 pounds and then, back to my old ways! because that's what it has always been for me. I don't want it to be that way. So, focusing instead on each five pound section, which I know I can lose and keep off might be a better approach—which is what I have been doing anyway, this time around.

I'm looking forward to seeing what sorts of tools the author will be suggesting to help alter your expectations in future articles. In the meantime, I'm taking it one step at a time, and expecting that I will continue to do well.

Really, I do.

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