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what is your little victory?

Debbie Pias member since Jun '10

57k rep


We're so inspired by all the great success stories we see from our members. We've heard many stories from 100 pound weight losses to people overcoming diabetes. Bus as we all know, it takes many little day-to-day victories to reach the overall goal.. So, I want to know, what are your little victories?

My victory for last night: It was chest/back day for me. I did my cardio and then almost a dozen young college guys came in. I wanted to leave, but instead I jumped right in with them and got my lifting done... I sweat more than most of them, too Wink

posted : 11/9/2011 at 12:19 PM

Kati Mora member since Jun'11

49 rep

I think the small victories are just as important as the big ones! Good for you for not leaving when the young college guys came in. That can be intimidating for sure!

My little victory this week is that I successfully achieved my daily fiber goals each day. This is something I'm always trying to achieve, and although its not a huge success story, its important for my overall health.

-Kati Mora, MS, RD, Kellogg's FiberPlus(R) Wellness Advocate

posted : 11/9/2011 at 12:32 PM

alidecker member since Jan'10

26k rep

Debbie, I sweat more than most people in the gym too, used to bother me, but I could care less anymore.

Small victory for me this week, had a a long girls weekend in Chicago and didn't watch what I ate or drank for 4 days. Woke up Monday morning and got myself back on track! This has not been easy for me latel, but so far so good!

posted : 11/9/2011 at 1:31 PM

Jehovah member since Nov'11

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That's great news! It can be so easy to slip back into old habits. It takes weeks to months to change a habit, and less than a week to revert to old habits. Crazy, huh!

posted : 11/9/2011 at 1:50 PM

Christine1973 member since Oct'11

347 rep

Having a bad week in the food department, need to get back on track Sad

posted : 11/9/2011 at 2:47 PM

Debbie Pias member since Jun'10

57k rep


One step at a time, Christine! Focus on the GOOD things and the rest will follow Happy

posted : 11/9/2011 at 2:56 PM

Wolfgirl17 member since Oct'10

6.5k rep

My little victory this week was reaching for something on a shelf and noticing that I had real muscle definition in my arms.

posted : 11/9/2011 at 5:54 PM

tami4gsd member since Mar'11

5.8k rep

I've had lots of little victories along the way of my journey. I have arthritic knees so the real goal with my weight loss was to increase the strength & flexibility of my knees & decrease my weight to decrease the workload of my knees. I've been very successful! I haven't needed a pain pill in months! ( goal!) I can run on the treadmill & remain pain free - even the next day! (Goal) I noticed the other day when I do my hamstring stetches that I can bend my knee further than I used to be able to . (goal). I can carry a 40 lb bag of dogfood with little effort now. (Goal) I can go up a flight of stairs without having to use the handrail to help pull myself up each step (BIG Goal!) My balance has improved drastically.(Goal)I am starting to see muscle definition in my arms, legs & abs. (Goal) I overall have much more energy.(Goal) I am a much happier person & a much better role model for my grandchildren.(Goal)
I have lost 66 lb so far. I have 9 lb to go. Grin

posted : 11/10/2011 at 12:45 AM

Teshi member since Nov'11

117 rep

My little goal this week. I've hired a trainer. Beth is great and I look forward to the weeks ahead.

posted : 11/10/2011 at 5:52 AM

Laura Steward member since Jul'11

23k rep

My little victory this week was getting back on track after the death of my grandfather last week. Those weekends do NOT make for a good food weekend... On the go - at the funeral home, at the luncheon. UGH. BUT I did still make it to the gym for cardio both Saturday & Sunday & worked out with my trainer on Monday. Then I got back on the right track on Tuesday as far as food goes!

posted : 11/10/2011 at 10:12 AM

sarahk11 member since Mar'11

32k rep

I love to hear about people being successful with getting back on track after a week or a weekend off. That is such a huge challenge. That slope is slippery. I am working on developing a maintenance program, as I am at my goal now and it scares me a little. I think my trick will be that I will still track what I all eat and burn so that there is no guessing involved. That has been my downfall in the past- letting down my guard and awareness after meeting my goal.

Laura- Sorry to hear about your grandfather. Yes, those things are very hard to bounce back from. There is just something so inherently comforting about food and family at funerals. Sounds like you are getting back on track no problem though.

posted : 11/10/2011 at 1:54 PM

Darlene Janson member since Oct'11

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since i have joined anytime fitness i have lost lbs so far i started out at 223 now i am down to 214 i feel a 110 percent better knowing that i am eating healthy Grin

posted : 11/10/2011 at 7:26 PM

Molly Dailey member since Nov'11

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I just started my journey, but my little victory is the feeling I get every day when I realize that I am actually enjoying my workout. In my past attempts, I have always forced myself to work out, and starved myself, obviously those things don't work. Since I joined ATF, I feel completely different about myself and my journey, and the community and tools on this website is a big plus. Now I don't feel so alone!

posted : 11/17/2011 at 11:24 PM

Christine1973 member since Oct'11

347 rep

How does everyone plan on handling Thanksgiving?

posted : 11/18/2011 at 6:44 AM

sarahk11 member since Mar'11

32k rep

Usually I just let myself eat whatever on Thanksgiving and just work out more that week. But this year will be different for me. I dislocated my pelvis 5 days ago and so obviously, I can't workout at all. I am at my goal weight, so I really plan to maybe go into a calorie deficit (by 500 or so calories) the day before and maybe for a day or 2 after.

My in laws are hosting so I have no control over what is served, but it will for sure be all very fattening and processed, as per usual. I have decided to stick to turkey and veggies, and skip on the breads, potatoes, stuffing, gravy, etc. (if they made it all from scratch it would be more tempting). I am bringing dessert (my grandma's recipe for pumpkin torte), so that will be my one indulgence for the day. I am drinking water- not soda or alcohol.

That's my plan. What are other people doing?

posted : 11/18/2011 at 8:19 AM

Vicki Bowland member since Jun'10

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I cook again this year, so I have an abundance of control, while working in their comfort foods.

We have an OIL-LESS turkey fryer-- no oil, no added fat. Yippee. And I also do a turkey breast-- 'cause we LOVE turkey. They'll get their mashed taters (I can live without potatoes, forever, without a problem) and their stuffing-- made from whole grain breads, with chicken stock instead of pounds of butter (they didn't notice last year), with roasted root veggies and brussel sprouts, cranberry chutney I make myself, green bean casserole (not making, never eat it.Happy ) and low fat, low sugar pumpkin rolls for dessert (they think it is their "mom's " recipe. Little do they know...)

There are two mantras this year.

I am taking Matt's "don't be an idiot" diet plan, and Tony's "Thanksgiving is a dinner, it doesn't end January 2nd."

posted : 11/18/2011 at 9:52 AM

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