We tend to measure success by weight loss, by improved BG numbers on our meters and by improved HbA1c - the dramatic changes. But it might hope those who are struggling, if we all noted the little positive changes that have occurred along our journeys. I have lost quite a lot of weight, but one of the Success ! moments for me, was losing those few more pounds, that enabled me to get into the skirt I was wearing, the first night I met my husband and seeing the look on his face. It doesn't fit perfectly, but getting into it at all was an achievement to me, because so many times, it very nearly went to a charity shop. Many times I didn't feel that I would lose the weight. Another Success ! moment, is having a nice pink tongue, not one coated with that white stuff (whatever that is). Yet another Success ! moment, was seeing nice pink gums, not bright red, swollen and bleeding gums, when cleaning my teeth - lower BG does seem to make a difference over time - in my case, it was slow. Things which make you feel better, but which aren't bad things you know you shouldn't be doing, count as Success ! moments too. Cracking that low carb pizza or cauliflower rice recipe. People complimenting you on a low carb recipe, especially if family. People saying "Wow, you've lost weight" or "You look so much healthier". Feeling confident enough to start exercising, without feeling like a wobbly jelly - any reduction in insulin resistance or weight loss is a bonus, but just doing it, is a Success ! moment if you haven't exercised in years or tried that form of exercise before. Standing up to an HCP and saying: "My experience is.. you're wrong..I need strips because " and getting the result that you want, even praised for what you're doing. So please post all those little Success ! moments because hopefully other people, who are feeling discouraged, can think 'Yes that happened to me too'.