Thursday, March 10, 2011

Non- Scale Victories

So today was my weight watchers weigh in and I was expecting good things. I did everything right last week, tracked all my food, worked out every day, drank all my water, got my 5 fruits and veggies, etc... When I got on the scale though I was only down .6 lbs. I was a little disappointed, but then the topic of our meeting was celebrating non-scale victories and it made me realize that even though I didn't have a big loss, I still have a lot to celebrate.

1) I worked out every day last week and even jogged on the treadmill twice! Finding time to workout with the three little ones is tough. Sometimes the only time I have is after 9 pm when the kids are all in bed and I'm exhausted. Still I made myself do it and I definitely feel my body getting stronger.

2) I actually wore non-maternity clothes to church on Sunday. Sure, I had to stuff myself into them like a sausage but it still felt good to wear something that wasn't designed for a pregnant woman.

3) My girls asked me to make sugar cookies with them last week and I managed to get through the whole experience and only eat ONE cookie. That is a true sign of will power for me since usually I eat a ludicrous amount of cookie dough, plus several of the cookies and way too much of the frosting. So yeah, this time no sampling till they were done and I stopped at one. (patting myself on the back big time for that)

4) I made it through the entire butt section on my Slim in 6 DVD without wimping out or stopping. Those who have done this workout (Naomi) Know that it is SOOOO hard to do without stopping.

5) Someone at my weight watchers meeting told me I look great for just having a baby. Who cares what the scale says? Hearing something like that always makes you feel good. : )

So that's the update for this week. Next week I'm shooting for 3 days on the treadmill and hopefully will work my way up to 2.5 miles without stopping. We'll see how it goes!


  1. Dude... All I could read was "blah blah blah... Ludicrous amounts of cookie dough... Blah blah blah"

    But seriously... Good job!

  2. One cookie!!!! You ARE amazing! Way to go on your non scale victories. You are an inspiration to me.

  3. You are so inspiring! Thank you for sharing your post-baby weight loss journey with all of us! It's been nine weeks since Abby was born....and I'm still "celebrating" by treating myself to far more ice cream than is really necessary...haha! But really - I'm getting to the point now where my weight loss has stalled and I still have weight to lose from BEFORE I was even pregnant with THOMAS - so, yeah. Thanks for the inspiration! No more cookies at 10:00 am for me!

  4. Dude! I can't believe you can already make it through the butt section!!! Admit it... you screamed at Debbie at least once and cried half way through :)

    HaHa! Anyway, GREAT job Bec! Sometimes non-scale victories are the very best ones.