Today is day 12 of my current streak!
I am giving myself a challenge....to stay on track for the next 3 months. During that time, I will do my best to eat healthy food and to stay within my calorie range. I will exercise every day for at least 30 minutes (except for my regularly scheduled rest days.) I will not weigh myself. I will look for non-scale victories.
I know it won't be easy. There are always temptations. Right now as I am writing this, there is an ice cream truck parked across the street from my house! It would be so easy to go out there and buy myself something. But I won't. My biggest strength is in knowing my weakness, and my weakness is this; if I give in to one treat, it almost always leads to a binge. I wish I could stop at just one, but I know I probably can't. So I'm not going to give in. I'm going to stay strong and keep working hard to reach my goal. I'm going to remember my challenge to stay on track for three months.
In three months, I can be 90 days closer to reaching my goal if I stay on track. If I stay on track, I can not only lose a lot of weight, but I can also have a ton of NSV's!
I got off track over the holidays, and I gained 31 lbs. I struggled to get back on track, but it was so hard. For me, the worst part of being off track and re-gaining weight was not really the fact that my clothes were getting tight. The worst part was that I missed having NSV's! I missed that awesome feeling of excitement when I'd discover something new in the way I felt or moved or looked. I wasn't having NSV's anymore. As a matter of fact, it felt like all my previous NSV's were being erased. One of my proudest non-scale victories was that my stomach no longer touched the car steering wheel. But after gaining back 31 lbs, that NSV was gone. My stomach was brushing the steering wheel again, and I felt so ashamed. There were other NSV's that I'd lost, but for some reason that was the biggest one to me. That was my wake up call.
I've been back on track for 12 days now. Just 12 days but already I feel so much better. And I have an NSV to celebrate! My t shirts are loose around the arm pits. Okay, that might sound like a strange NSV, lol. But its true! For some reason when I lose weight, thats the area where I always notice it first. My t shirts start to "fold in" around the upper arm area. When I noticed that the other day, I actually felt like crying. I was so happy! The first NSV of my re-start! Its a small thing, really...but its huge to me because it shows that I am making progress.
I'm 12 days in on my three month challenge, and I'm so excited to see how much progress I can make in the next 78 days! That will be June 8th. Now imagine how much progress you can make if you join me today!