Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success. -C.S. Lewis
Nothing illustrates this more for me than my weight loss graph. I can tell you every “food fail” and every “success” that you can see in the ups and downs. What I sometimes forget, and it's an easy thing to do, is that the trend is down. In the last two months I have lost 10 lbs and I am starting to trust the process. It's so hard to see why you have to turn down the “Spring Fling Cupcake” but when you look at the downward trend you can see the payoff of every single hard decision. I know that in 6 months, the decisions won't be as hard and the payoff will be in the new sized clothing and the compliments from friends and colleagues, but in the meantime...oh, what a struggle! This last week I also decided to pick a short term “goal shirt”. It's a beautiful shirt I bought at RW & Co and I always loved wearing it. It's my 20 lb down shirt, and now I'm only 11 lbs away!