Monday, November 3, 2008

Shannan: Maintaining and Motivating

So I didn't really lose any weight this week but I managed to maintain - and that is important. With Halloween on Friday and a wedding on Saturday (with one of those vicious chocolate fountains) I thought for sure that I'd gain a couple of pounds. Some how though I managed to slide and to my amazement, when I stepped on the scale this morning it still said 145!

I wanted to mention real quick the power of words and how they impact people. This week my husband really noticed my weightloss and made a comment about it. It wasn't a big comment - just something simple, but it made me feel amazing. It really was the pick me up I needed to motivate me to stick with this diet and not just settle in.

I guess I wanted to share this as a reminder of how much words can mean to someone. If you notice a change in someone, take the extra second or two and let them know. You just might be the motivation they need to keep going.


Headless Mom said...

Great advice. A kind word can be motivating in so many ways.

One way I've learned to think about those plateau weeks is that it is your body's way of getting used to the 'new you' so it doesn't back-slide.

Susan said...

When you're that close to your goal, get used to a lot of "maintaining." It's hard to consistently lose week after week when you're nearly there. And yes, I live for compliments from others about my weight! No one should be stingy with them.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the picture of Richard. He makes me smile. Very much. :)

Plateaus, don't you just love them? gggggrrrr!

Chin up!