Friday, June 16, 2017

Non-Scale Victories For The Win

It's Friday; traditionally, weigh-in day for me. Is it weigh-in day for you, too? Whether the scale made you do a happy dance or made you feel frustrated today, don't forget to count those non-scale victories, too.

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As for me, I didn't do a happy dance this morning. While I did lose weight this week, I found myself feeling like I am going nowhere fast. Well, I was feeling that way, until I took a look at the big picture of all of my weigh-in's for the year.

2017 Weigh-In's:

1/1/17: 255 lbs.
1/6/17: 253.8 lbs.  -- HealthyWage challenge begins
1/13/17: 247.5 lbs. 
1/20/17: 246.5 lbs. 
1/22/17: 246.3 lbs.

2/3/17: 241.5 lbs. 
2/10/17: 243.7 lbs 
2/17/17: 242.1 lbs. 
2/24/17: 241.6 lbs.

3/3/17: 241.4 lbs. 
3/10/17: 239.4 lbs.
3/17/17: 240.3 lbs.
3/24/17: 238.2 lbs.  -- HealthyWage challenge ends - 15 lbs lost!
3/31/17: 239.4 lbs.

4/7/17: 237.7 lbs.
4/14/17: 240.3 lbs.
4/21/17: 240.3 lbs  -- 30 by 30 challenge begins
4/28/2017: 239.7 lbs

5/5/17: 239.3 lbs.
5/12/17: 240 lbs.
5/19/17: 239.3 lbs.
5/26/17: 239.7 lbs.

6/2/17: 240.1 lbs.
6/12/17: 242.2 lbs.
6/16/17: 240.3 lbs.

Good news is, I am still 15 pounds down for the entire year so far, however; it's easy for me to get stuck on my most recent track record. I'm talking about from when I started my 30 by 30 challenge in April until now. My weight hasn't really changed at all since I started my challenge. It has fluctuated as weight does but, I'm not seeing any serious progress. Instead of letting this fact get me down, I am going to count my non-scale victories, instead.

My non-scale victories of this past week:

> Mid-week, started waking up with less pain.
> Easier to wake up earlier in the morning; feeling more energized.
> Feeling better in my skin.
> Fewer cravings, would rather choose well.
> Feeling motivated.
> Feeling less bloated.

I have completed a full week of eating within calories; avoiding night-time binges {which started getting harder later in the week but, I've stayed strong}; drinking all of my water, and; being active for 90 minutes {and then some}. I feel really good about my accomplishments and while, I felt like I deserved to see a bigger loss on the scale, I realize that the scale doesn't tell the whole story.

I'm sticking to this; I am going to make some serious progress!

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