Sunday, October 12, 2008

Some New Non Scale Victories

As you all know, I have been having a pretty rough time lately. As a consequence of my higher than usual stress levels, I am making sure I pay close attention to all the NSVs that are occurring in and around my life. Here are a few that have made me smile lately:
  • I now run around with my son at the playground- WITHOUT worrying about what the other parents are thinking. This is huge for me. Up until recently skipping around with him was more like dragging concrete blocks around strapped to my feet.
  • My clothes are getting baggier and a bit too large to be wearing.
  • My husband told me the other day that my legs are "little". I am sure he meant to say "smaller". ;)
  • And, last but certainly not least, my two year old son is starting to refuse offerings of sugar. Isn't that amazing? I have been trying to teach him about the negative effects that sugar has on our bodies, both short and long term, and it seems to be working! Last night he had a chance to vend for a gumball and he said, "No, I don't want it. I don't need a treat, I've had enough and it's not good for my body." He then turned to me and gave my quarter back. Yay! (There is a catch to this lesson however, he is also abusing the recent health teachings to say such things as, "No thank you Mommy, salad is bad for my body". O'well. A work in progress...)
What has been the BIGGEST NSV in your life?

9 comments:

Manuela said...

Thanks for your comment! The strike is finally over and I've been back for a week.

You definitely need to make the most of all your victories whether small or great. Good for you and for sharing them with us :)

new*me said...

my greatest NSV is just the loads of energy I have to keep up with my kiddos. Now I can catch both of my 2 yr olds when they run in different directions when it's diaper time ;)

Fat Free Me said...

I love your list :)

My favorite NSV is having clothes (at least one outfit, LOL) that fit, so I can go to the store without feeling like a total frump!

SmushPants said...

Those are great victories!

My big victory would be that I feel good about making healthy choices this time around as opposed to feeling like I'm being punished for being fat and having to eat "diet food".

nmburleson said...

You are doing such a great job. I can relate to dragging those concrete blocks around. It's a nice feeling to be able to lift off from the ground a bit!

I'm with your son, you have to watch that salad, it's evil!!! ha ha LOL! :)

Bethany said...

Your son is very impressive! =) How quickly they learn to manipulate our words to their advantage, eh? That's a smart kid! Congrats on the NSVs! Hope things are getting better for you on the stress end of things...
~Bethany

Cammy said...

Those are some impressive NSVs!

That's great about your son and the sugar monster. I know a few parents I'd like to forward your email to. :)

Hang in there through this rough patch! Better days are coming...

nmburleson said...

Hey just thought I would stop by and see how you are doing! Hope that you have a great weekend! :)

Dee said...

I was looking for some inspiration and came across your blog. Keep up the good work girl!!I'm on my way as well:)