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Thursday, April 11, 2013

What is success?

This week at our meeting our leader asked us how successful our week was on a scale of 1-5 (1 = not good, 5 = best) and most people responded based on what the number on the scale said.  I responded 4 - both because of what the scale said but more importantly I was pretty happy with the level of activity and that I pretty much stayed on plan.  On Sunday after doing some shopping with Jen I stopped at Trader Joe's to pick up a few things.  In my bag:  tri-tip Asada, reduced guilt pita chips, pink lady apples and hummus.  Historically I'd have gotten to the car and ripped open the bag of chips and eaten them on the way home (or I'd have purchased something else specifically so that I could eat it on the way home) but this time I was excited to tear into the bag of apples.  I thought to myself that for several months that has generally been my snack on the way home from running errands - even grocery shopping.  I'd grab a banana or apple out of the recently purchased goods.

So when Karen asked how we felt about our progress last week that was the thought I had.  Instead of reaching for the salty, crunchy snack I wanted and craved an apple.  I like this habit and don't mind having an apple or banana in my bag with me whenever I leave the house.  It makes me feel better about being able to take the edge off my hunger without throwing off my eating for the day.

Do you relate how you feel about your success with just the number on the scale or do you base it off other things?

1 comment:

  1. I try not to focus on the scale as a measure of success, though it's hard with WW because that's kind of part of the whole deal. But I do try to recognize one change or victory that I had during the week, and that helps. Those victories, and those changes, are really what get us to goal in the end.