Thursday, April 11, 2013

Non Scale Victory Link Up # 3

Well, it's nice to feel that I am back in control and on track. 

I am feeling pretty well after my surgery and managed to lose a pound after it.  I took that as an opportunity to get back on track.   Another part that helps is my diet is a bit more limited now and I am afraid to try a few things I used to eat in fear it will send me to the bathroom with terrible cramps.

Anyhoo, I had to struggle a bit to figure out what my Non Scale Victory for this week is.  I mean, I couldn't go hard core exercise and I was in no mood to try new foods.

I think I came up with a couple good ones though

Firstly, to update on a previous one, I now consider myself an eater of peppers RAW (but only with dip at this point)  I joked with my TOPS group that I had matured since I last attended a meeting.  But here is why it's a big opens the doors to adding that vegetable to other items.  It means I don't have to pick it out of my spaghetti sauce or off my pizza.  It means I ate them in the fajitas I made last night.  Do we see the trend people?!!?  It's adding a lower calorie filler to meals.

My other NSV is that yesterday (my day off) I went for a walk with my daughter.  Ok, no big deal you are thinking right?  Here is the catch!  IT WAS COLD AND RAINING!  The old fat me would have just brushed off the walk...but the new fat me, decided that I could bundle it up and take an umbrella.  It didn't matter if my hair or clothes got wet. I could take care of that at home.   The walk was not as successful as I had hoped.  My 3 year old got "chilly" about 10 minutes in, so we had to turn around and come back.

I should also point out that if you are thinking....10 minutes, that is pretty good.  Yeah, I could still see my house at this point.  Walking with a 3 year old is like watching paint dry.  SLOW.  Also take into account that there were pink rubber boots to wear and puddles to jump it.  But every step counts, but it's not a heart rate raising jaunt.

How about you?  How did you make out this week?

Why not link up too?  At the very least, go be inspired by these other bloggers!



  1. At weight watchers last night we talked about activity. About starting off slow and working up to longer/bigger things. 10 minutes is what it worked around, so I would say yes the walk was a success! When I got home from my meeting I turned the oven on to pre-heat for my dinner and then I did 10 minutes on the Elliptical!

  2. Ten minutes is huge when you have kids. Mine always want to jump in and help me so you've got to squeeze in activity whenever and however you can go. Go girl!

  3. Great job going for a walk in the rain! That sounds fun actually. I have a two year old so I completely relate to this!

  4. Great NSVs this week and getting outside to walk is awesome! Thanks for linking up!

  5. I can at last motivate myself to workout. That's my victory this week. A I have read somewhere that 10-minute walk can improve your mood for two hours. Great job!


  6. Great job! I pressed you got out on the bad weather!!! I don't go out in the rain, snow, cold, extreme heat. But we have a treadmill in the basement for those days so I truly have no excuses!!!