Last week I committed to a weekly update post on my progress as another form of accountability for me on my journey. Though I am posting this a day later than planned, I did weigh in yesterday (March 4th) and I did attend my virtual workshop yesterday morning.
Accountability is important. It helps to keep me in check. It helps to keep me honest.
Yesterday morning when I stepped on the scale, I was expecting to see a gain. Yes, it was that kind of week as far as food went. And a gain would not have surprised me. I was, however, quite happy when I saw that the scale did not change. I maintained! THAT is a victory for me, after the week I had.
Last week’s topic about Non-Scale Victories (NSV’s) had me focusing on those this week and less on what number I may or may not see on the scale. I think that focusing on those things that tell me I am changing and that I am moving forward on this journey, helped my mindset this week.
It was a rough week, but I did not fail. Life happens. Life will always happen. There are going to be days and weeks that just do not go as planned. Focusing on other means of seeing change and success is important if I am going to stay motivated and if I am going to keep moving forward! VERY important!
Afterall, mindset is a HUGE part of this journey and has the greatest impact on my choices!
So this week, what worked for me? What were my NSV’s, those moments I am proud of?
–I tracked, even the days that I ate way over my daily points and even after those weekly extras were gone! I tracked 6 out of 7 days this week! Yay!!
–I meal planned and created my grocery list from that in preparation for this next week. I was reminded this week that I really do need to have that meal plan, and the foods on hand to create those meals in order to not make a run for fast food or to not order the pizza. I also need easy and quick meals that I can make on those very busy days and those were added to my grocery list. Preparing for any situation.
–I was able to walk a little more than the previous week because the daily pain is getting better! I NEVER thought I would be THAT person who WANTED to move more or exercise, until I couldn’t. Now I am excited that I may be back to long walks soon!
–I used my calm app 4 days this week. Taking care of me is important, but it is the thing I let go of first when life gets crazy. I am getting back to those things that give me a few minutes to just breathe. Just. Breathe. Taking care of me first means I can take care of everyone and everything else!
My week may not have gone how I planned it to go and the scale may not have gone down. But I am still moving forward. I am still changing. I am still learning.
What was your success this past week? What did you learn? How do you know you are moving forward when the scales doesn’t show that? What are your NSV’s?
This imperfect journey is perfect for me!