Week 3 - Day 4
pg 81 Define your week by obedience, not by a number on the scale.
I think this is a very important concept to remember throughout a weightloss journey. The scale provides a number, it gives us a concrete result - how much our body weighs at that moment in time. If we are trying to lose weight, then obviously we want that number to go down. But defining our success only by that number is dangerous. Expecially if we are wieghing ourselves every week. There will be weeks that you do everything right and do not see the scale move in the direction you want it to. Therefore, do not define your ongoing success by the scale only. Use the scale only to track progress to your ideal weight.
Your weekly, and even daily successes -or victories should not be defined by the scale but instead by obedience. If you are on a weight loss journey then you have "a plan". Your plan is how you going to lose weight, what you will eat or not eat, when and how much you will exercise, identifying your stumbling blocks, etc.
If you have a plan and obediently follow it, you will lose weight. The key to the measurement of success for your plan is obedience. If you do not lose weight, but are following the plan obediently, then you have to reevaluate your plan.