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Invisible Victories

Saturday, December 13, 2014

This past week has been so busy but I've managed to stick to the plan. I have noticed small changes in myself. This makes me feel encouraged. However others can't see these victories. Does it matter? No, not really but it feels good to have your efforts acknowledged. Today I went holiday shopping and remembered I needed a special outfit for church. I had really been in a great mood, one, because I love the holidays and two because I know I have made progress. My happiness slowly turned to sadness as I struggled to find a blouse that would fit. Watching the look on the face of the salesperson as I went through one tightly fitted shirt to the next made me feel so low. I imagined the thoughts she had about me that probably aren't true. I wanted to scream "I am losing weight! I am trying". But it would not have mattered to this woman who is a total stranger. I had to stop and think, this matters to the one person it needs to, me. It matters to me. So what if I am the only person who notices these invisible victories? It probably will NEVER matter to outsiders. And that's ok. So long as I can take pride in my victories, then I am fine.
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  • SILVER1369
    emoticon and you are!
    2048 days ago
    Michelle, I completely took 25 lbs loss before I even really noticed a difference in how my clothes fit...and I am STILL in the same" SIZE" as when I started. But it doesn't matter. I know. My mantra has been "Less is LESS". That's all that matters. I'm making positive changes and they WILL continue to add up. And EVENTUALLY, others will be able to see what I already know is happening. I'm feeling better physically, and the changes will start to show on the outside. I'm told my skin looks better. That's nice...not really what I wanted to hear, but I'll take that. And soon people WILL notice. Just be happy with the person you are and know that VICTORY COMETH!
    2069 days ago
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    Honey.. You are winning the battle.. You have to be happy within.. You are doing the things you need to do and pounds are coming off.. Smile and post notes.. You are beautiful and Smart and attractive.. You are Special .. look at yourself and know that you will do just how you need to do to get to your goal.. Stop looking at the one size fits all.. That is not the truth and you know it deep inside.. Keep up the work and Go with the Holidays.. Set you limits and do the water.. and move.. You will get there and we are here to help you.. In His Love and Grace Just Me emoticon
    2070 days ago
    Hang in there and persevere! The progress will eventually be noticed by others :)
    2070 days ago
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