Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Tiny NSV

Today I had a tiny little non scale victory that I'd like to share. I know I've heard other people talk about the dreaded candy bowl at work. We all have them. There are 4 or 5 scattered around my office and today I really had a craving for a piece of chocolate. Normally I would have had 1 and said, " no problem 1 chocolate today, track it and be done with it." But that tends to also be a gateway for me...1 today ... another one again tomorrow.. And pretty soon I just take 3 and don't bother tracking it....and not too long after that I'd go out and buy my own bag of candy and devour the whole effing thing in a day. 

 So like I mentioned before I am really committed to start changing my life. I can't keep looking at weight loss as a short term thing. I can't keep going balls-to-the-walls perfect diet, workout overload and then burn out. It's quite obvious I've repeated that behavior more times than I can count in my life and its not working. 

So step one is having reasonable rules and discipline that i can commit to for longer than a few months. I'm doing that by following the body for life eating plan that says for 6 days a week eat 3 small meals a day and 2 snacks. Each is about 1.5 fistfuls of food from the allowed food list which includes lean protein/complex carbs/veggies. 1 day a week, though, is an off day or a cheat day. Eat whatever you want. Satisfy your cravings and recharge mentally and physically. 

So today, I craved the chocolate but thought to myself, "I can wait until Saturday." I know that NSV IS rather anti-climatic but it really is a big deal for me. 

I feel like I can really stick to a plan when a free day is always a week away. My cravings won't constantly be sitting in the back of my mind for weeks until I crack and just binge on the bad shit. 
And the whole idea is that eventually I won't even crave bad stuff or care much about a free day. But lord knows I am not there yet!! 

We did our legs and abs workout today and I'm feeling really good! Hope everyone had a fab day :) here's to tiny non scale victories adding up to large scale victories!

5 comments:

  1. This is a big deal... we too have the candy bowl and I have definitely been dipping into it WAY too much. I think reading your thoughts has kinda motivated me to keep away from it for today. Then I will motivate myself to keep away tomorrow :)

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    1. Yay! We can motivate each other :)

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  2. I found your blog yesterday and spent most of the day reading every single post. Your story is so motivational, thank you for posting it. I have done all the medical tests and am approved for surgery. I'm just waiting to hear back about the loan, to know if it's going to happen or not.

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    1. Thank you so much <3 makes me feel good. No matter how many struggles it takes this is still the best decision I've ever made for myself!! Keep me posted on your journey

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