What is "success"?

When it comes to weight loss, the word “success” can often feel like a faraway finish line, something to aspire to down the road. But remember, weight loss is a journey, which means there are a lot of milestones worth celebrating along the way. 

What does success mean to you? Many times success has nothing to do with the number on the scale. It’s often what you can do, and how you feel about yourself, that indicates your progress with weight loss. 

Here are some non-scale victories to look forward to:

  • More endurance and energy
  • Feeling stronger
  • More confidence
  • Keeping up with your kids 
  • Looser fitting clothes


There are many achievements to look forward to on your weight loss journey before you reach your ultimate goal. As you become happier with yourself and with your new life, you may not need to look at the scale every day to feel like you’re succeeding. So don’t forget to celebrate the small victories along the way, because it’s the little changes that add up over time to make up your new life.