For an Olympian in training success might be making the U.S. team; or setting a world record; a personal best; finishing the race as one of the top-five athletes or winning a bronze, silver or gold medal.
|Olympic Hurdler Lolo Jones|
Additionally, a lawyer might view success differently for his/her various clients. For one client shorter jail time might be a success; while being released on bond or a complete acquittal might be a victory for others.
This rambling preamble is how I’m rationalizing a -0.6 lbs. loss this week at my WeightWatchers weigh-in. Thus far I’ve dropped -29.8 lbs. since I started his program back on April 7th, 2010.
Even though it’s been more than a month since I’ve lost more than a pound, I still veiw this week’s loss as a victory. During the past week I ran 35 miles over six days and ate very healthfully – so that’s the main reason why I viewed this weak weigh-in as a win.
I will continue to forge ahead until my body and metabolism catch up with me. Once again, I’m optimistic that there will be less of me to write about next week.