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Celebrating Non-Scale Victories

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

My action item for today is to celebrate non-scale victories. Great timing as my scale hasn't budged in days, though I have hit my calorie range each day. I wonder if it is because I didn't accurately measure what I've been eating, or have not been exercising at the intensity/duration as I've done other weeks? Maybe it is because this week I've shared a decadent piece of chocolate cake + ate with abandon at an Italian restaurant, had two nights where the Haagen Daas coffee ice cream called my name (1/2 cup serving), or the extra hot chocolates?

But wait - that IS a victory! I haven't gained ANY weight while enjoying more than normal sweets & less than normal exercise. Woo hoo! And while I'm ready to get back to more healthy choices & up my exercise program again - taking it easy while still tracking & staying in "the zone" was really ok!

I'm also happy that I've kept the 10 min day exercise streak alive & the AF days too. And much better on the sleeping 8 hrs and drinking 8 glasses than I was 4 months ago. I'm also celebrating that my DH has joined the health bandwagon and has also added AF days, and walks with me. Yup - lots to celebrate while Mr. Scale is asleep.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NEEDTOLOOSE1 3/22/2013 7:58PM

    Sometimes the scale can be by enemy - I have to back off and look at other victories. Tracking my food, water and exercise can be a big plus for me. Isn't wonderful when we can find something besides the scale? What a victory - your blog is fabulous.
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AWESOMECHELZ 3/21/2013 9:54PM

    I appreciate your blog because recently I decided to have my tracker show my exercise minutes instead of my weight since the scale wasn't moving. And I have learned that to see the numbers go UP, I am walking more, and if I don't feel like walking, I do so the numbers go UP. No more worrying about the numbers doing DOWN. emoticon Keep up the GREAT work! emoticon Chelsea

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MOSTMOM1 3/20/2013 8:48AM

    Non-scale victories are the best! They can be so much fun.

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LEIAWINS 3/20/2013 8:30AM

    so true, often we focus on the things we don't achieve instead of the things we did... so, well done!!

And silly question... what is AF????? And I reckon DH stands for something about husband... dear husband??? devoted husband??? dreadful husband??? dead husband??? emoticon

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AZMOMXTWO 3/20/2013 8:25AM

  there are so many things to be happy about isn't there

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