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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.

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    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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    1641 days ago
    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
    1642 days ago
    Non-scale victories are the best! They can be so much fun.
    1644 days ago
    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
    1644 days ago
    there are so many things to be happy about isn't there
    1644 days ago
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