Psychological victory

I don’t often share blog posts, but this one, indeed Davey’s whole blog, is – for those of us on weight-loss / healthy lifestyle journeys – inspirational. If you read around this blog, you’ll find Davey a witty, insightful and articulate writer.


A psychological victory is sometimes way more important than a physical result. To feel that you’ve done something that you believed not so long ago couldn’t be achieved or crossed a threshold that previously seemed insurmountable is a moment to be savoured.

People who have known me for a long time will know that I often avoided competition. It’s not that I don’t like to win, but I have often found it difficult to deal with the emotional consequences of something that I perceived as failure. It’s impossible to fail if you don’t try though – right?

Because of this approach I’m so unaccustomed to ‘winning’ that it still feels really alien to me when I realise that I actually have.

Thanks to the twin miracles of blogging (absolutely everything that passes through my head) and my Slimming World book I know that when I last saw some of the people I’ve worked…

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