Thursday, August 1, 2013

My first Non-Scale Victories Link-Up!

Throwing a little Non-Scale Victories atcha' today!
Make sure to go link up with my girls Ashlee & Katie if you have some victories to share, too!
I can't believe this but it's my first time linking up.
I need to do this more often.
A lot of times, along with many of you, I get so fixated with the numbers staring back at me on the scale.
It's not always about that dang number and I need to recognize that more and be proud of what I am accomplishing...
Numbers or not.
Tomorrow is my official weigh-in day with my girl Sarah so I am not sure of my results for this first week since I have changed my nutrition up a little bit BUT...
I did weigh-in Sunday just to test the waters on what I had been doing.
I managed to clean eat all weekend.
Friday and Saturday.
Which hasn't happened in such a long time!
As of Sunday morning I had lost two pounds.
Do you know how long it has been since I lost on a weekend?!
I did eat like a bit of a piggy on Sunday but I was right back on schedule Monday morning.
The old me would have thrown in the towel and binged for days.
Not anymore...
So, so far we have 1.  I ate clean 97% of the entire weekend.  2.  Lost weight over the weekend.  and 3.  I tracked and logged everything via My Fitness Pal and finished my days.
All three haven't happened in a VERY LONG time.
Something also went down last night that has NEVER taken place.
Like ever.
I used to always be THAT girl that would watch these weight loss shows and binge on junk food and then feel so bad about myself afterwards.
I was so inspired by these people, knew where they had been, but could never help myself.
Last night as I sat there catching up on my DVR watching the newest Extreme Weight Loss episode with Chris Powell I looked down and realized something...
I was snacking on a healthy portion of watermelon.
I had not binged that day.
I was under my calories.
I was not THAT girl anymore.
I was a new me.
A healthier me.
I cried a little harder...
I even managed to pick up a pizza for my Husband last night and managed to fight the urge to eat a piece by treating myself to a 60 calorie sugar free vanilla iced coffee from Mc Donald's.
Normally the old me would have scarfed a piece or ten...
Mind you I had already had dinner for the night!
The new me is learning to treat myself in healthier ways but not deprive myself completely.
Will I have pizza again?
But I now know my limits and I know that I am stronger and way more important than any craving!
L:  October 2012 and about 200 pounds(ish)
R:  7-20-13 174 pounds
I never ever act like this is easy.
It's not.
It's one of the hardest things I have ever done and will continue to do for the rest of my life.
I was not blessed with a tiny frame and great metabolism.
I have to work hard for EVERY.SINGLE.POUND. I lose.
That just makes it that much better.
It makes me that much more proud.
I know that this will be an every day thing for the rest of my life but I am realizing it's worth it.
That I am worth it.
And so are you!!!


  1. Congrats in the NsV!! You are looking great and continue to inspire me to no longer be that girl!!!!

  2. So proud of you lady!!!!! You rock!!!! oh and your OOTD you look so good!!!

  3. Woo-hoo!!!!!!!! You look FAB-U-LOUS!!!! :) xoxo

  4. You are seriously looking amazing!!! SEXY LADY!

  5. Wahoo on passing up pizza, that is one of the hardest things for me to say no to! Also on the tracking, it is SOO important, and something I really suck at sometimes!! You are doing so great and you are right that you are stronger than any craving!! Keep it up lady and thanks for linking up with us!!

  6. You look absolutely amazing, Marcy!!! Truly an inspiration. I wish I had half of your motivation right now. I've been in a slump for the last 2 months and just can't seem to get out of it!!

  7. Pizza is a major weakness for me so I'm even more impressed with you picking it up for your husband! Also that is awesome that you've stuck to your plan of clean eating, even on the weekend! Thanks for linking up and sharing your NSVs!