Monday, October 7, 2013

Non-Scale Victories!

A weight loss journey is so much more than losing pounds and inches.  Don't get me wrong, I want to lose around 80 pounds (give or take) and about 5 to 7 dress sizes, but I can't focus on those numbers.  When they don't decrease fast enough I get discouraged and am tempted to beat myself up over it.  

The fact is we'll hit plateaus.  
We'll make mistakes.
We'll eat more than we should
We'll eat when we shouldn't.  
We'll stay home and watch T.V. when we should go to the gym.
We'll give into temptation.

The fact is... WE'RE HUMAN!

To keep my focus off those dang numbers, I like to celebrate my NSV's, or non-scale victories!  They're those little, awesome things that seem insignificant at the time but are really huge in your success!  

This morning, my mind-blowing NSV was putting on my smallest skinny jeans again!  I'd been so nervous to even try them on for fear I'd just be let down and discouraged, so I kept avoiding it.  I hadn't been able to fit into them comfortably since March or April, but I felt compelled to try them on this weekend and was THRILLED with the outcome!  I couldn't help but snap the picture above on my way into work!

And Saturday, I was up and at the gym by 7:30 (ON A SATURDAY) and worked out for 50 minutes!  For some people, that's not a big deal.  It's routine, even.  But for this girl, it was out of character and incredible!  I felt so good about myself, so proud!  It was an NSV I couldn't WAIT to share!

Don't dismiss those NSV's.  Recognize and celebrate them!  The more you do, the more you'll begin to notice them in other areas of your life. This positive outlook and optimistic way to view your world is infectious!  It will cause others to gravitate towards you and you can help them make good changes in their lives, too.

Don't forget to thank God for the blessings you're receiving.  We're so blessed!  

Be grateful!  
Be joyful!  
Be happy!  
Be an overcomer!


  1. Great timing for me to read this. Thank you!

    1. YAY!!! You are SO welcome... I'm really glad it helped!!! :)

  2. It's good to read something like this. My husband and I both have decided to make changes in our lives from our eating habits to exercise. It's good to hear motivation like this. <3

    1. That's GREAT!! I find it really helped me to focus on all those small little successes rather that that volitle relationship with my scale. I would feel down if the scale didn't move - or moved the wrong way! Now, I focus on a TON of little positive things that move me in the right direction and get me closer to my dream!

      Keep in touch and let me know if it helps y'all!!!