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No Weigh In; A Non-Scale Victory Instead!

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Thursday, June 12, 2014




I (purposely) missed my weigh in last Monday.

When I bought that scale in May, I said I would weigh myself once a week. So I got my starting weigh in...and discovered that I was 5 lbs heavier than I thought I was! Not the best news, but I was glad to know where I really was, weight-wise. After weighing in, I got down to business....eating right and working out, doing my best to have a good week. Unfortunately, towards the end of the week, I had a binge. When Monday rolled around again, I dreaded my 2nd weigh in because I knew the scale would be up a bit. Wrong! I'd actually lost .6 of a pound!

Losing that .6 of a pound spurred me on to do even better for the week. I ate healthy foods, I weighed and measured my portions, and I worked out every day except for my rest day. That Monday, I got on the scale thinking that I must have lost at least a couple of pounds, right? Wrong again! I'd gained a pound!

No wonder that when Monday came around again, I was less than enthused about getting on the scale. Yes, I know its just a number, and that the scale is just a tool. But I just did not want to weigh myself. So I didn't. I think that from now on, I'm going to just weigh myself once a month. I know I SHOULDN'T get all caught up in the numbers, but knowing and doing are two different things. So its best for me to not weigh myself so often.

I do have a great non-scale victory to share, though! For Christmas, my hubby bought me Les Mills Pump. It came with a barbell, two 5 lb weight plates, two 10 lb weight plates, and 7 workout DVD's. I started using it on New Years day, but I never got into the rhythm of following the workout plan that also came with it. It seemed like something was always coming up to prevent me from doing the workout. Yes, sometimes I was just making excuses, but sometimes I had real REASONS for not doing it. (Such as when my husband was so ill and then in the hospital with a ruptured appendix.) But after a couple of months of just piddling around with it, I finally did get into the rhythm and started following the workout schedule.

I was doing pretty good with the workout schedule...I started with Pump Basics and moved on to the Pump Challenge....then on to the next DVD which was Pump and Burn. It wasn't easy, but I got through it. Then I tried the next DVD which was Pump and Shred. Its a 45 minute workout and right from the start it was pretty intense for me! I actually couldn't do the whole workout at once. I'd have to pause the DVD at the halfway point and then recover for a few minutes before I could start it back up. I was proud of myself for doing the workout, but my goal was to do it all at once, with no pause in the middle.

On Monday, instead of weighing myself, I said "Today is the day I do that whole workout without stopping!" I didn't know if I could really do it, but I'm a believer in the power of words, so I told myself that I could do it, and that I WOULD do it. So I got started. And when the halfway point came, I was so tempted to stop and rest, but I pushed myself through it. I wasn't sure if I'd be able to get through the whole workout, but I told myself "Slow down if you have to, but don't stop!" And to be honest, there were a couple of times when I did have to slow down, but I kept going and I finished the workout! That was my first time getting through the whole Pump and Shred workout, and I'm so proud of myself! To me, that is proof that I am making progress and getting stronger. I'll take a non-scale victory like that any day!



My personal mantra is "Be your own hero!" I felt like a hero when I finished that workout, and I will continue to do my best to be my own hero every day.


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FRABBIT 7/4/2014 10:35AM

  Way to go!

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MRSRIGS1 7/3/2014 4:52PM

    emoticon Way to go! It's a wonderful feeling when we accomplish our goals!

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CORNERKICK 6/29/2014 1:44AM

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 6/21/2014 9:18PM

    Love it! I am sure your body will get it and the weight will drop off. Great nsv.

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SUPERSYLPH 6/19/2014 10:07AM

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KELAN5 6/18/2014 8:58PM

    Way to go, Pixie! You are so inspiring!!!

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IMEMINE1 6/18/2014 8:40AM

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NHEMBERGER 6/18/2014 8:17AM

    Way to go Pixie! You are a true HERO!

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SHARSUE 6/18/2014 7:50AM

    I love reading your blogs, you are so inspirational! Thank you for sharing!
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LEESA-B 6/17/2014 9:12AM

  That's an awesome NSV! emoticon

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MSBEKANATOR 6/17/2014 3:17AM

    Woo Hoo, look at you!!! Way to go!! I struggle with the numbers on the scale also, and finally put mine away for a loooong time, because it had reached the point I was weighing myself multiple times a day on some days. Crazy! You really encouraged me with your blogging at that time, and I started to focus on the NSV's. I finally decided to start weighing again, and now, for whatever reason, I have no problem just weighing once a week at the max, and that is when we are on a challenge. Other than that it's probably about once a month. NSV's are a much greater statement of where we really are in our fitness journey! Congrats on not quitting, it is so easy to excuse ourself out of it. I love that you made up your mind and did it! You really are your own hero!!!!
Have a blessed day friend!!!

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DEBSZOO74 6/17/2014 1:59AM

    That sounds like a tough workout, Pixie! Good job for getting through it!! emoticon

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IN102WIN 6/16/2014 10:31PM

    Very Good! I know how it feels to want to stop when doing a dvd lol
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SASSYTHING52 6/16/2014 8:59PM

    you are a really strong person emoticon

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JANET552 6/16/2014 8:12PM

    Congratulations on the NSV!!! Boo to the scale! I weigh every day and I've adjusted to the ups and downs the scale shows but it is hard. Do whatever works for you!

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GOCALGAL 6/16/2014 9:40AM

    How do you describe Pixie? Always inspiring. always evolving...you are emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RUDITUDI2000 6/16/2014 8:02AM

    I treasure the non scale victories. Great job on getting stronger. emoticon emoticon

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HYATTI1 6/16/2014 1:55AM

    You know sometimes non scale is the best way to go...the scale can put so much pressure on you.

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DUGDIXIE1 6/15/2014 11:51PM

    I really believe that sometimes the scale can be your worst enemy. You tend to put to much energy on the scale. It has been a known fact that a person can fluctuate 3 lbs from day to day. You can retain water weight. Have to remember that weight lifting can add to muscle weight . It a mind game when losing weight. I don't mess with the scale a lot cause I know that for me it can be a trigger. In my mind I know I haven't gained weight cause I have been really good .I. Have learn not to beat myself up over a slip up cause I know that I am not going to gain on that. It is consistency. So I have learn not to fret. Nobody is perfect. Just go on. And I have got a lot better. My spark friends have helped me a lot.

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Love your blog, very inspiring for me!

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MOMMY445 6/15/2014 1:46PM

    Congratulations,Pixie!

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    Way to go Pixie! emoticon

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MAPFARMS 6/15/2014 8:54AM

    Good for you!

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ZORINIA 6/15/2014 7:38AM

    Thank you for this! The timing is perfect. I told myself all week I was going to go for a run on Saturday morning. Well yesterday came, and I didn't run. This morning I am pushing myself to do it because of your blog! I can't do this! emoticon

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NEWTINK 6/15/2014 6:48AM

    Congrats that is an amazing non scale victory emoticon

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CARINEVE 6/15/2014 6:34AM

    Good for you, and don't get side tracked by the number on the scale!

If you worked out and stayed within calorie range all week, you are probably just adding muscles, which weigh more than fat.
When you stay on track that way, the scale will bulge at some point, and by then you will have toned up nicely as well!!

Keep going, I know you can do it!

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ELSCO55 6/14/2014 10:55PM

    Great attitude

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AMBER461 6/14/2014 10:36PM

  Yes the scale could be very difficult so you were right to stop weighing on Mondays. Thanks for sharing.

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QUEENIEBELLE 6/14/2014 9:40PM

    Getting stronger and STAYING stronger is key- emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MOMMABEAR121 6/14/2014 8:03PM

    YOU ROCK !!
BE PREPARED TO BE AMAZED .. LOVE YA KIDDO .. !!

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MOMMABEAR121 6/14/2014 8:03PM

    YOU ROCK !!
BE PREPARED TO BE AMAZED .. LOVE YA KIDDO .. !!

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KENDRASTIC 6/14/2014 5:35PM

    Yes, the scale can be a difficult tool. Good for you for taking control and focusing on non-scale goals.

Thanks for sharing.

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IRISHGAL46 6/14/2014 3:17PM

    Congrats to you Pixie. I LOVE the concept of the non scale victory and I am tracking those also. Thank you for all your positive ideas. The NSV is a fantastic motivator.

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AALLEY2 6/14/2014 3:03PM

    emoticon you go girl! One more week of building my knees up then I can also start Body Pump class, which is designed by Les Mills! Thanks for sharing your struggles, they sound very familiar to me! emoticon

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GRANJERRY1 6/14/2014 1:01PM

    Wonderful blog....focussing on your long term goal & just hanging in there....
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You truly are an inspiration Pixie

Mani

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    Good for you! Believing in yourself to finish and reaping the amazing feeling of accomplishments !! emoticon

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 6/14/2014 10:30AM

    well said

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