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Sunday, November 03, 2013

A comment on my previous blog was very uplifting and is helping me to change my thinking. It concerned NSV's. You ask, what is "NSV." This stands for non-scale victories. When I know that I haven't been as vigilant as I should have regarding my eating habits, I find myself dreading my weekly weigh-in. Has this happened to you? I know it happens to me because even though I KNOW that the scale doesn't tell you everything, it is still hard for me not to get hung up on that number!

So now I am learning to love my NSV's. One great result is that my clothes are fitting so much better, in fact, some of them are positively just too big for me. When I exercise I have so much more energy than when I started in June. In fact, the benefits of losing weight and exercising have improved my life for the better in many ways. Not only am I more energetic, but I am a happier more contented soul. I've asked myself why this is so. My answer is simple. I made the decision that I can lose the weight, I can change my poor eating habits, and I can exercise. Yesterday is gone, tomorrow is a promise, and all I have is today. So I try to make good choices for today. That is all I really have to do, make my choices for today!

So today, I choose to celebrate my NSV's!
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    That was a great blog!! emoticon I hope many members of Spark read it and stop weighing themselves too often. I am very proud of your accomplishment in changing your attitude about losing. emoticon emoticon A Spark friend, Betty
    2538 days ago
    This is very true. The scale tends to always lie. Hell, there may be weeks you work your butt off and eat so healthy but the scale says you gain 2 pounds!! You can't let that get you down. your body is the ultimate determination of how well you are doing. How do you feel? How do you look? What is your body telling you? These are the things that are more important than a number on the scale.
    2544 days ago
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