I know I'm too hard on myself when it comes to weight and weightless, but I have come to realize that you must celebrate every pound lost because a pound is a lot of weight. The other day when I was at the grocery store, I had a pound on ground pork on my shopping list. As I picked it up, I realized that the pound of pork was exactly the same as any pound that I was trying to lose (or had lost) and was a significant amount of bulk.
Instead of scoffing at losing only one pound a week or so should actually be seen as a major achievement if you can think of it in terms of a pound of meat. Think of how much five pounds actually is when you lose that: a pair of work boots, a Chihuahua, a 5 lb. bag of sugar, a two-liter bottle of pop ... it's a LOT of weight.
We are all much too hard on ourselves when we are on a journey of weight loss, but I think it's good advice to find a way to celebrate the little milestones pound by pound... but not with food-type treats!
Things that weight one pound (that pound you lost):
... It's time to celebrate, people!
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Cyndi M. Frick
Author of The Most Unlikely Mother Unfiltered: An Overshare of Embarrassing Truths About Motherhood