Saturday, August 28, 2010

My Little Things #1

People who are trying to lose weight always freak out when the scale doesn't move but there are all kinds of little indications of how consistent dedication to eating the right way and exercising pay off.  We have to look to those things to confirm that we're on the right track as well as the scale.  So, with that in mind, I'm going to start documenting my little things...they're actually mini milestones for me and they keep me motivated and encouraged; excited and focused about losing weight.

I'll start with this one, because it happened today.  For years, when I've gone to the doctor for blood work, the nurse has ultimately had to go to my hand because it was just too difficult to locate the vein.  Today, I got some blood work done and I told the guy he would have to go for the hand (they always check the arm though, even when you tell them).  He checked my arm and said "oh yeah, there is it right there.  No problem."  I can't tell you how excited the little thing made me.  Have you ever been excited to get blood drawn?  Yeah, me neither but today I almost asked him to do it again!


  1. I am so proud to be your Mom. Watching you take control, and define the milestones on the way to your goals, is indeed awesome.

  2. Shoot, it's the little things that add up to the big things, so let's celebrate EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM!!! Congratulations!