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!


  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 :)

    1. Yay! We can motivate each other :)

  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.

    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