Thursday, 23 February 2012

NSVs (Non-Scale Victories)

Since I am living without the scale this month (only one more week), and I have to focus on my non-scale victories.  NSV's don't lie to you like the scale does.  They are honest, real and don't fluctuate from day-to-day.  NSV's are my BFF right now because they give me the confidence that I need to keep going in the right direction regardless of what that scale thing tells me.

  • I can wear size 18pants! 
  • My cheek bones are starting to come out!
  • I can actually see that I own biceps
  • I ran 8k twice in the last two weeks! 
  • My run pace is constantly improving!
  • I can wear the necklace my husband gave me on our anniversary this past year that was tight when I got it.
  • I've been getting loads of compliments
  • I ran all the way up the back side of Rockland hill (its a pretty darn big hill people)
  • My legs are starting to feel firmer.
  • If I really force it, I can see that my collar bones did not die or leave me, they are still there!
  • When we were out the other night I kept brushing against my stomach, and its way smaller than it used to be!  I kept thinking "Where is it? Where is my pudge?"  Don't get me wrong I have plenty left, but its getting smaller!
  • I fit my favorite jacket again!
  • I did one of my Turbo Jam DVDs last week without having to modify any of the moves!
  • I am sticking to the plan even though I don't have the scale for re-enforcement
  • I feel 100% determined even on my weak days that I WILL NOT give up! (This confidence does not come easy to me so it is a HUGE NSV)

So there it is, and I probably missed some.  There is so much more to this journey that the number on the scale.   I know I am doing the right things and that it will all add up and move me in the right direction.  Will I be happy if I see the 220's next week?  Abso-freakin-lutely.  If I don't see the 220's then I just know I will get there soon!

FYI, after I weigh-in next week, I'm going to run 10k!! HOLY CRAP!


  1. I love this list, it made me smile :) I really need to get the courage to have a scale free month, I don't think I could even imagine a week at the moment! Congrats on the awesome list and almost being a month without the scale demon. Oh, and good luck with the 10K, I am sure you will smash it!

  2. Danielle aka PixiesX324 February 2012 at 04:42

    YAY!!!!!!!!! I love your list, too! You are so amazing, Megan!
    I am not living by the scale but I do weigh myself once a day. NSVs are even better than the scale, though!

  3. oh my gosh! All your nsv sound amazing :D Congratulations on your accomplishments. It's so freeing not being attached to the scale! Good luck with everything


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