triumph on the bathroom scale

October 2014, Indianapolis, Indiana

Whole 30 protocol suggests not weighing until the end, but I did early on when I was in the thick of sugar withdrawal headaches looking for a reason to keep going.

And I stepped on the scale again this weekend. Thinking I had to be close to that elusive first goal weight. The target I was so close to before I got excited by all the sweet treats my city has to offer after brain surgery.

I stepped on the scale again this weekend to find I was below that first weight loss goal I had set for myself back in January! 

This was the first goal I set. And there are more to be met. But meeting this one feels really good. So many new habits and frequent hard choices have brought me there. It’s been a difficult year so far. I’ve failed at too many things too frequently.

But the moment I stepped on and saw that number was so dang good. The little victories encourage me and spur me on.

Yesterday, I kicked butt on the elliptical while watching Kathie Lee & Hoda. And also? My husband and I concluded our first ever round of Whole 30. [See a list of my Whole 3o life-savers. And more to come!]

So, one triumphant health moment experienced. More to come!


Have you had a specific health or fitness triumph?

This is the seventh post in my 31 Days series. This page will be updated each day with the newest post, if you want to come back to it from time to time.

moments that mattered to me // 31 days @ little things + big stuff