This week, I'll be weighing in on a different scale than usual, so my weight may not reflect reality. If it's lower, great, but then those phantom pounds may come back on when I weigh on my own scale. So I really don't want to focus on that this week.
I've had a lot of NSvs this week, maybe nothing super-exciting, but just keeping it all together for another week feels like a huge accomplishment.
Here's my list:
Wrote down every bite in my food journal and stayed within my SP calorie range with the possible except of 1 day where I feel as though I missed something... but I'm not sure...
Got in my fitness minutes 5 out of 7 days, and put in extra so that my total for the week is on target (I didn't calculate how much extra I put in this time - it wasn't a ton, but it was some)
Made healthy choices so that the calories I ate were providing good fuel
Didn't snack the entire plane ride, as I often have done in the past (using food just to pass the time because I get bored) - instead I packed a lunch, had water to drink, and only took the airline snacks that fit into my calorie budget
Used layover time at the airport to get in some more steps instead of just sitting
At the open house I attended, I took a glass of water from the beverage bar, then passed by the snack table without looking so I wouldn't be tempted, then ate a healthy and filling dinner when I got home
Walked went I went downtown to the post office instead of driving
Walked to visit my mom one evening (most days I don't have time because it's 1/2 hour each way, but I made time once and will try to do it again)
Avoided loading up on snacks and sweets when I went to the store, even though I was feeling lonely and sorry for myself (that's a huge one!)
Enjoyed a few cookies from my mom's freezer in a really good way - savored every bite, but didn't go overboard by eating more than would make sense in my daily food plan
Made an effort not to miss meals, even when I was busy with my mom or didn't have an appetite
I met my commitment to the team to post my stats for each day, although I had to play catch up at one point and post several days at once
I got my points for avoiding temptation daily, as well as for portion control
Whatever the scale holds tomorrow, I have to count this week as a big success. I'm a stress eater, for sure, and between my mom's stroke and being away from home this has been a very stressful week. I've handled it in a really healthy way - not perfect, by any means, but better than usual - and it feels good.
PS - The original title for this blog was "Week 3 NSVs" but after I posted it, I saw that I already had a blog with that name. I can't believe we've finished Week 4! The challenge is flying by - it's halfway done! I don't know how I'm doing with respect to my 5% (hopefully I'm halfway) but it's been such a success in other ways that I almost don't care. Something is really clicking this time. Looking foward to Week 5!