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by Dr.Diet, Diet.com's Medical Director

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You step on the scale and then you wait. Anticipation stirs before you decide if this is going to be a good or a bad day.

Once your weight reading appears, you can start cheering yourself on if you lost weight or berating yourself if you didn't.

weight loss successI'd like to help you change this thinking and dependence on the scale as being your main barometer of how you are doing in your quest to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle.

Because your scale is only one measure of success and not the fastest, most dependable measure at that.

As you progress along your weight loss journey, I highly recommend that you keep a running tally of all the benefits you are experiencing in addition to the number of pounds you are losing.

Keep this list with you and refer to it when the going gets tough. If your motivation is low, think of things to add to this list. This list is a reminder that you are in this for the long haul and you appreciate all the changes you are experiencing in addition to losing weight.

Let me share examples of these "other" measures of success that my patients have talked to me about. These are the things that will remind you to stay focused and on program even if that scale is acting stubborn:

-- I have more energy

-- I can get down on the floor and play with my kids

-- I'm sleeping better

-- I feel less depressed

-- I like my reflection in the mirror

-- My old clothes are starting to fit me

-- I can buy clothes off the rack

-- I'm not embarrassed to shop for clothes

-- I'm not winded when walking up stairs

-- I have more confidence

-- I feel more sexually attractive

-- My blood pressure is down

-- I don't need to go on diabetes medications

-- I feel more in control

-- I take more risks and try new things

-- My clothes are fitting looser

-- I feel more positive

What are some other ways that you can feel success? Share below!

@ 12:13pm ET on June 24, 2008
Thanks for the idea - I have started my list :) Patty

@ 9:50pm ET on June 25, 2008
This is a really great idea!! Because I know that even though the numbers aren't moving as much as I'd like, there are many changes that I see in myself. Thanks!! I'll definitely make my list!! :D

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