Small changes can make a difference
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
My scales died in early August. I haven't replaced them yet. I'm at my brother's house and have been weighing.
Sunday's weight reflected not taking a fluid pill and traveling all day. Today's weight reflected the water weight has gone down. My ankles aren't swollen. I weighed before taking my fluid pill today. I'm down some. I'm hoping more fluid will come off today.
I'm weighing tomorrow to get a baseline weight. I'll be without scales for two weeks while I'm in Florida.
So without the scales to gauge where I was, I was eating all over the place. What I changed was consciously walking at least 10,000 steps a day.
I started noticing my pants were getting looser in different areas.
So just that one small change can make a difference. If you're just starting and not noticing anything. Just a small change can start making a difference. Weight loss is not always weight falling off. It manifests in different ways. Those ways are our non-scale victories. They are just as important.
It may seem weird to some but that's important part of our journey. I gauge myself by a lot of the non-scale victories. Like I've always had what I call a pot belly. I'm conscious of when its feeling flatter. It's still there but not as noticeable. I have a pair of Jean's that are tight around the knees. I notice when they are not as tight.
Your body is showing you in many small ways, that your hard work is paying off. Don't get discouraged. Another person I know, has noticed that her eyes are wider. You can see the difference in her eyes.
Just because the scale is stuck don't throw in the towel. Keep doing what you are doing. Maybe add a little more exercise or moving in your routine. Pick up your pace a bit. Review your food choices. Track your food intake either here on the app or a food diary. Track your exercise. This shows you what you are doing. It also will show you where you may need to tweak your plans.
Don't ever give up. Treat your body with love and respect. Look at all you've done and been through.
So put a smile on today. Eat sensibly and healthier. Put on your shoes are walk, run, jog, ride a bike, work out in the gym, just get up and move. Get out in nature daily. Just know you're helping your body get you through everyday.
Much love, hugs and prayers for your success.