Tonight I just zipped up a pair of jeans I bought 9 months ago. They fit! True, in a month or so I hope they're too loose. But right now, they fit and I'm celebrating! Being so excited about my 5 lb. weight loss made me reflect on other things that just take time.
Take reading. You're not born knowing how to read. It takes time. And a lot of practice. Sort of like weight loss. I need to remember this when I get frustrated that my kids aren't automatically reading on a level 2 or 3 (where they should be at this point in the year). The important thing to remember is to not give up and keep practicing. After all, I didn't give up when I didn't lose any weight last week. I kept working and this week I did.
So we'll keep working on the reading thing at school. And I'll keep working on the weight loss thing at home.