When losing weight, or trying to lose weight, it's very easy to get discouraged when the numbers on the scale either stop moving in the right direction or don't move as fast as we want them to. It's these times when we need to take a step back and remember there is a lot more to losing weight than just numbers. It's these "Non-Scale Victories" that we need to hold on to in order to keep our momentum and motivation.
I'm going to start a weekly post detailing my personal non-scale victories, to have a record to keep myself motivated. Since I've been at this for about 3 weeks, I'll go ahead and post all of them to date now.
MY NON-SCALE VICTORIES (6/15/12-7/9/12)
~My work uniforms are fitting better. Even a slight bit loose.
~I can buckle my seatbelt again.
~I can move better. I am not out of breath after 5 minutes of standing.
~I don't have to use a chair in the shower anymore!!! I can stand on my own and take a shower again!!!
~I walked 1/4 mile today! (equivalent to one lap around a standard track...might not seem like much to some, but that's HUGE for me!!!)
How do you keep yourself motivated?