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More to Track than The Scale


Monday, June 03, 2013

I think, sometimes, I get so caught up in the number on the scale that I forget to measure other types of successes. For example, today, I shampooed the carpet upstairs. A year ago, I would have been exhausted and my heart rate would have been up there. Today, my heart rate didn't get out of the low end of the spectrum. I got the whole carpet done and still did Walk it Out and then took the dog to the park for some frisbee.

I also have been noticing that my clothes have been getting bigger. That is a good thing :) I'm not sure that some of them will ever fit right again because I was probably a different shape when I first bought them.

I also noticed that I am not one to turn to food when I am upset. I used to turn to anything I could find. I have completely changed my eating. I make sure to have a salad every day. I don't eat any chips and I am smart enough not to even start eating them as I know I will have trouble stopping with those. We really don't keep any sweets in the house as I don't need them and my kids don't either.

I make healthier choices overall than I used to. Now, I eat a lot of turkey and fish. I used to eat a lot of burgers. I really like turkey or tuna sandwiches. You don't need a lot of mayo. If I get a sandwich at the restaurant, I just tell them to put the mayo on the side or, if it is a salad, I have them put the dressing on the side. There is fish I like at Maggiano's. Don't fall over, it is actually a healthy dish as long as you get the sauce on the side. I do that and I don't eat the sauce. I found something healthy at Maggianos and not on purpose, just because I like it.

I have also learned that I can eat things I want, but in moderation. For example, one in a while, we go out for baby back ribs. I know that 3 ribs is a serving. After a salad, that is all I need and I am full. I had some potato salad. But, I just had a small quarter cup and that was plenty. Sometimes, you just need the taste of things to be satisfied. The less I eat, the less I need to eat. I have been trying the eat on the low end one day and on the high end another.

I like keeping track of all the subtle changes I have made. When I get frustrated with the scale, I like to look back at these blogs to remind me of the positive changes I have made to my diet and my life as a whole.

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MJ7DM33 6/9/2013 9:13PM

  WTG! Keep it up!

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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 6/5/2013 5:42PM

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You are making great progress with continuing NSVs. You Are Doing It!!!

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MARTHAWILL 6/4/2013 9:21PM

    Excellent blog. You are doing so well in so many ways!
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BBONET 6/4/2013 7:08PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Those are the best victories!!! Continued success:)

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FLORIDASUN 6/4/2013 3:47PM

    Woo hoo...you have come SOOOO far my dear friend! I'm just sooooo proud of you! You are becoming a shining example for your kids on what healthy looks like!

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CAROL_31649731 6/4/2013 1:27PM

    It's all about those NSV's sometimes . . . way to go, picking up on those subtle changes in your life. I'm so happy for you! emoticon

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JENSTRESS 6/4/2013 11:19AM

    AWESOME blog! I love reading how you only might need a bite of something to be satisfied. I found that out the other day, but it is still nice to see someone else write about it. Especially because I seem to be forgetful and really want to build on my successes, rather than get frustrated when I make a mistake!!!

Thanks for the motivation! Go you!

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JUSTME29 6/4/2013 10:18AM

    It's not just about the scale. This is something I need to work on too. I tend to overlook any NSV's I have, but I think that they are what we all really need to focus on. Remembering that the scale is only one measure of success can be difficult sometimes.

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PATTYKLAVER 6/4/2013 7:59AM

    You're doing great. Keep up the good work.

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SVELTEWARRIOR 6/3/2013 11:07PM

    You are doing fantastic!!!!! I don't just mean with the weight loss but how you are now reconizing your NSVs.

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JAZZEJR 6/3/2013 10:49PM

    Sounds like great practices and sage advice to me. You go, Girl!

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LASARRE 6/3/2013 9:49PM

    I will rephrase..I got smaller my clothes stayed the same ;)

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MANDELOVICH 6/3/2013 9:48PM

    So true! It is not only about the scale. What great NSV's!!

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ADRIENALINE 6/3/2013 9:24PM

    Man oh man, I know your goal is just ariound the corner because you really get it

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IAMBIZI 6/3/2013 8:27PM

    great blog today! happy for you!
keep pushing!
bizi

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PRINCHESSA 6/3/2013 8:03PM

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Good tips, especially when we start to doubt or get discouraged, we should go back and re-read our own blogs!!! Especially those WooHoo! moments!!

NSVs are definitely a reinforcement of our good behaviors!

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DEBADEAU 6/3/2013 7:44PM

    I love NSV as I hate going on the scale. It only discourages me and rarely encourages me! Maggianos is so delicious- that's amazing that you found something that you like to eat there!

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REMEMBER2BME 6/3/2013 7:21PM

    The things you listed are VERY significant in my book. I also love that you say your clothes got bigger. I have a very strong feeling that you got smaller and more fit my friend!

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CLAIRE_LEFT_SP 6/3/2013 6:57PM

    How wonderful that you have seen all these positive NSVs and they are keeping your optimism going! I have a very hard time doing that....
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