Last week I talked a big game about tracking everything I ate, following my WW to the exact all to see how well I could do at the end of the week. Let me tell you how I did.. I BLEW IT. Not only did I not track, or follow the plan, but I ended up eating out 4 out of 7 days this week. So I was not shocked by that fact that on my weigh in I gained weight. What I was shocked by was how MUCH weight I gained. 4lbs exactly.
It was my own fault due to the fact that while I've been a little lazy on the exact program, I have still managed to lose a pound or two each week. That in itself made me complacent, and think in the back of my head I'd be okay this week. Boy was I wrong. I was so angry with myself during my meeting that I almost missed something our meeting leader said. She said the words "non-scale victory" At first I couldn't think about any reason this week would be considered a victory. Then she started talking about behavorial changes and how they affect us in the long run. I realized that I had made a very important non scale victory this week.
On Tuesday evening, my boyfriend and I went out to dinner at a nice steak house. Something we dont do often, but I had won an award at work and that was the prize. Normally I would always order the "biggest" item I could find on the menu. I wanted steak, so no 8oz fillet Mignon would do. No I had to have the biggest steak around, with the most side dishes available. value for money they always say. But on Tuesday I did something different. I ordered the Fillet Mignon, because for the first time I wanted to taste and enjoy a better meal then stuff myself to the brim. My boyfriend and I also did something we do not normally do. We shared an appetizer (as opposed to getting one each) we split a large starter salad, and in the end we enjoyed sharing a single desert. For the first time I can remember, I ENJOYED the food. The best part about this story is I didn't realize what I had done, until we had already eaten dinner and I was thinking to myself "why have I never tried the Fillet Mignon before"... and that's when it hit me.
So even though I had a bad week scale wise, I will accept that my behavior is changing and view that as victory. I will take my weight gain as an expected thing, and focus my disappointment into tracking food like I should, fitting in activity and looking forward to a better weigh in next week!
2 years ago