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Monday, November 12, 2012



Today is day 257 of my "on track" streak!

NSV report! I am wearing a shirt today that I was not able to wear just a couple of weeks ago! Its a cool Ron Jon Surf Shop shirt that I got when I lived in Florida back in 2006. I was at my goal size back then, and I wore this shirt a lot. When I started gaining the weight back, I held onto all my "thin" clothes...and I'm so glad I did! Now that I'm back on track, I am slowly fitting into my old wardrobe. Its great to be wearing this shirt again! In the interest of full disclosure, I have to admit...the shirt was a little loose on me back in 2006. It doesn't fit me loosely now, it fits me just right. But I can wear it again, so I'm very happy! (And besides, its going to be loose on me again soon!)

I actually have TWO non-scale victories to report today, but first I want to update you (if you're interested) on my progress with my goal for this month. Have you ever heard of
S. M. A. R. T. goals?



My SMART goal for this month is to be able to do 5 to 10 pushups with good form. To achieve this goal, I have been doing wall pushups every time I go into the kitchen, and doing upper body strength exercises 3 times a week.

I can do pushups, but they are a struggle for me, and my form is terrible. So I've really been working on it, and today I did a self checkup to see if I've improved. Well...not very much, lol. I was able to do two pushups with good form, but no more than that. Even with all the upper body strength workouts I've been doing, I still don't have the strength to do more than two pushups with good form. But I'm not discouraged, and I'm not giving up! Last week, I couldn't even do ONE pushup with proper form! So the fact that I could do TWO today shows that I am making progress, and I'm proud of myself!




My plan for the rest of the month is to just keep doing what I've been doing. And if I don't reach my goal by the end of the month, I'll just give myself a little more time, and hopefully I'll reach that goal by the end of December.

To help with my progress, I am going to amp it up a bit. I started the month by doing 5 wall pushups every time I went into the kitchen, and then slowly built up to 7. But now, instead of doing wall pushups, I'm going to do incline pushups against the kitchen counter, and I'm going to do 9. Hopefully next Monday I'll be able to do THREE real pushups with good form. Wish me luck!

Yesterday I went to the grocery store, and fell right into temptation. They had these cute little boxes of dark chocolate non-pariels for sale, and they looked so yummy. I gave in and bought a box. I figured that I could just treat myself to one a day, for about 30 calories. Well, I should have known better! For me, chocolates are like potato chips...no one can eat just one! (Remember that old commercial?)



So last night about an hour before bedtime, I had one little chocolate....and then I couldn't stop thinking about them! When hubby went outside to walk the dog, I went into the kitchen and sneaked a handful of chocolates into my bathrobe pocket! And I started nibbling! I was counting the calories in my head as I ate them....30....60...90...120...
.and then I stopped. I realized that I wasn't even enjoying the chocolates. I went into the kitchen and emptied my bathrobe pocket into the trash can before hubby came back in.

I hadn't gone over my calories for the day but I'd certainly pushed myself to the higher end. And for what? A few little chocolates that weren't even that good! I was really mad at myself. I told myself that in the morning, I would just throw the rest of the chocolates away.



When I woke up this morning, I thought of those chocolates, and I decided I'd just have "one more for the road" before I threw them away. But guess what? I didn't do it! I didn't have any chocolate this morning...I just threw the rest of the box away, and then I took the trash out. I was so proud of myself for doing that...getting rid of that temptation without one last taste! I am stronger than chocolate, I am stronger than temptation. I am stronger than I was when I started my streak in March!

I didn't feel guilty for throwing that food away, either. I hate to waste food, but I'd rather WASTE it than WAIST it. So that is my 2nd NSV for the day.





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CFMOSS 11/13/2012 6:48AM

    Good healthy journeying - you are worth it.

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JULIA_211 11/13/2012 6:46AM

    Excellent! emoticon Keep up the great work! emoticon

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FLASUN 11/13/2012 6:45AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Glad you are fitting into your Ron Jon shirt!!! emoticon on those Push Ups!!! I know I can't do them to well!!!!!
And emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Chocolate in anything is one of my FAVE!!!! I buy the m&m plain small snack packs...had one last night.......only because my hubby had to bring them into the bedroom while watching tv.....I couldn't resist.......Just WONDERFUL you threw your chocolates out in the trash!!!!!

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ENLIGHTENED7 11/13/2012 6:27AM

  Well, it's clear that the strong and resourceful woman behind you, is YOU! There's no doubt that you will reach and maintain your goals. Well done!

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JGRAY76 11/13/2012 6:17AM

    Good luck on those pushups, they are a challenge for me as well.

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CYDNEYLEECH 11/13/2012 6:09AM

    Good job!!!

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NKOUAMI26 11/13/2012 6:08AM

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HEALTHY-SPARK 11/13/2012 6:01AM

    Great blog -- thanks for sharing your chocolate story!

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WISDOM73 11/13/2012 6:00AM

    Congratulations! Keep it up! I absolutely agree with you: there are foods I just can't eat in moderation. I keep them out of the house. It's that simple!

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THEIS58 11/13/2012 5:53AM

    Great job!



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TRYINGHARD54 11/13/2012 5:45AM

    this is what i need to do..keep it out of my house

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KELLYPAQ 11/13/2012 5:41AM

    Thanks for sharing. I liked the sayings in your message. Good advice.

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COOKIE_AT_51 11/13/2012 5:34AM

    Always inspirational ... great NSV's!! emoticon
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JILLIEWILLIE1 11/13/2012 5:12AM

    Great blog... I understand about keeping certain things out of the house. For me it is Ice Cream. I'd rather pay more and treat the whole family to one trip to the ice cream/frozen yogurt shop than bring a half gallon home. A half of a cup just doesn't look like enough!
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KRISUA 11/13/2012 4:59AM

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FATBASTICH 11/13/2012 4:57AM

    way to go!

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WILSONWR 11/13/2012 4:54AM

    Sounds like you really have control of this lifestyle change. We all have minor setbacks, but you reacted to it and stayed on course. Congratulations!

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SHOOPETTE 11/13/2012 2:05AM

    inspirational!

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SUNSET09 11/13/2012 1:04AM

  emoticon emoticon emoticon You are on your way to a better you and remember, it's a life style change. You were able to yield and then, yield not so it's a learning opportunity. We realize that when we are tempted, in the end, we only hurt oursleves. Contintue to be strong and a motivator for others. emoticon emoticon

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PINKNFITCARLA 11/12/2012 10:49PM

    Awesome NSV's!!! AND great job with the chocolate! You are so rocking this girlfriend!

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LUVSBULLDOGS 11/12/2012 10:39PM

    WTG, gf. I'm proud of you. You did the right thing. WooHoo.

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HEALTHYHAPPYDEB 11/12/2012 10:36PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon So proud of you Pixie!!!

Pixie - 2 Chocolate - 0
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GAILSMAILS 11/12/2012 10:05PM

    Great job Pixie!! Woo Hoo!!!! Kick that chocolate butt!!!



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JANE1216 11/12/2012 9:59PM

    woohoo to you and WOW!!!!! you are amazing! you did it right - you did it just right!!!! get it OUTTA the house! dump the goodies (actually those badies!) and be DONE!

and that TEE SHIRT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! there's a big WOOHOO again! nothing feels better than to have something like that fit again --- you are the bomb!!! (I don't know if that's still the "in" thing to say -- but it was pretty cool a year or so ago!!!)

SOOOO glad I read this blog --- it gives me motivation and I'm ready to keep on keepin' on!!!!!!!!!

Thanks Miss Pixie ---- now carry on, carry on . . . . . . . . . . . .

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BRENDA_G50 11/12/2012 9:17PM

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~Brenda~

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RAINBOWMF 11/12/2012 8:49PM

    Such a good and inspiring biog

You are going to go all the way, we are right her with you.

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KOOKYKATHIE 11/12/2012 8:09PM

    I'm really new at this blogging but sure enjoy reading everyone's encouragements and reports. Just one thing: What is NSV?
Congrat. on getting into your skinny shirt and for throwing away the chocolate. emoticon
I have that problem with salty things like POTATO CHIPS. But I haven't had any chips for quite awhile now. emoticon

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TREYONE 11/12/2012 7:56PM

  emoticon emoticon Love your blog - especially the motivational quotes!!!

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DALID414 11/12/2012 7:31PM

    emoticon job!!

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LUVTOBOWL 11/12/2012 7:24PM

    You are such an amazing strong mined woman. I really appreciate you sharing and being my inspiration Pixie. You encourage me even when I'm not doing so well or don't see any NSV's.

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COCK-ROBIN 11/12/2012 7:18PM

    Good advice!

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SHANTODD420 11/12/2012 7:02PM

    Wahoo Pixie,
Way to go on the nsv keep up the hardwork and dedication. I can have chocolate I just put it in the freezer and forget about it lol. Trying not to buy cheetos because thos are my favorite.

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FALLNTENN 11/12/2012 6:52PM

    You did fantastic today. emoticon

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LIZZIE-BELLE1 11/12/2012 6:42PM

  Keep up the good work especially with the chocolate. I know what you mean about chocolate, I just have to keep it out of the house. Chips don't bother me too much but chocolate is my downfall.
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LAINIESNEWLIFE 11/12/2012 6:17PM

    Great Job, Pixie!!! I can handle chocolate and just have one or two pieces, but my "just can't eat one" thing is potato chips. If I'm going to have potato chips, I have to buy just one of those little bags that you can get for 25 cents. That's once in a blue moon though. Keep up the great work!!! I'm so proud of you.

Hugs,

Lainie

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GOSPARK45 11/12/2012 6:03PM

    Way to stop your binge right in the middle. That's the hardest time. Don't be mad, be proud. I find morning is always the time to get rid of junk food. No built up cravings yet.
You're doing much better than you think.

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NYKIMMIE 11/12/2012 5:30PM

    emoticon Love it! 'If you can't eat responsibly dont bring it in the house.

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RUTHIEBEAR 11/12/2012 4:39PM

    emoticon I am so proud of you for throwing the chocolates away. My dietitian told me only the first two bites of anything tastes good. Throwing away food is hard for me. I grew up not having enough sometimes. But I have learned the best way to not eat it is put it in the trash. Congrats on wearing the shirt too! You ar doing awesome!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 11/12/2012 4:32PM

    emoticon You are doing great!

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KITT52 11/12/2012 4:26PM

    great job......... emoticon

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NADINEL 11/12/2012 4:17PM

    I love your picture - Behind every successful woman is herself. Congrats on your NSV's. You encourage me. emoticon emoticon

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EBURGITE 11/12/2012 4:00PM

    yay! emoticon

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VERY WELL DONE!!! And congratulations on fitting into that shirt - now you can go shopping in your closet!!

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CINDYCHARLENE 11/12/2012 3:18PM

    emoticon Oh my what a tempting temptation you overcame. If I get one bit of chocolate in my mouth I cannot quit till it's all gone. I had no problem throwing away a bag of microwavable broccoli and cauliflower that I cooked for lunch today because it just didn't taste good. I hated wasting the money I spent but I knew I would never eat the rest after the first few bites.

If it had been me after eating the first chocolate and feeling guilty and that I should throw away the rest so I wouldn't be tempted I would think, Now why in the world would I throw away good money, would be my first question. I know what else I would have told myself. Well, you've eaten some already and you've already blown it so you might as well finish it off and you can just begin again tomorrow. To throw away chocolate is the umpth degree of self control as far as I am concerned. It is easier to abstain than to try some and then quit, in my book. You are amazing!
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LITTLE_QUEEN 11/12/2012 3:04PM

    THAT IS FANTASTIC, emoticon

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