It’s time to celebrate those NSV’s — you know, non-scale victories. Did you resist a temptation? Notice that your jeans weren’t as snug? Exercise consistently? We know that weight-loss successes don’t occur only on the scale. Let’s celebrate them!
I don’t have anything this week that stands out majorly in my mind. I’m excited that Josh and I both liked the spaghetti squash we tried this week (Brianna wouldn’t try it, Brian wasn’t home and Megan said it was okay). It’s fun and exciting to me to find new, healthy things that we enjoy. Have I mentioned Josh and oranges? I just have never really bought much fruit. Josh had tried a blood orange at my mom’s, but didn’t remember ever trying a regular orange.
He loves them! He’s eaten at least two a day for the last week. Thankfully, they’re inexpensive right now.
I bought a pineapple last night and everyone was excited to see it. Excited. About fruit. Although I don’t like canned pineapple, I love fresh, so I’ll have to remember that and buy some more. That is another NSV for me. I bought the pineapple as part of a fruit tray that I’m making to take to a Christmas party that we’re going to tonight. Although I will eat some of the higher fat, higher calorie offerings — because I know who’s coming and exactly what they’ll be bringing and, well, yum! It’s friends I don’t see often and their personal best goodies that I rarely get to eat.
But, anyway, even though I will eat some of the less-healthy choices, I also want to have some guilt-free options to snack on, as well. Hence, the fruit tray.
Oh, another NSV for me this week was noticing that the bulk of the groceries in my cart were produce, meat, and dairy items with very few convenience foods. I was excited about that. It’s exciting to me to see these changes coming about and to be enjoying them. I can’t wait until summer when all the fresh fruits and veggies come rolling in.
So, what about you? What were your non-scale victories this week?