Sunday, December 13, 2009

Still Sick, but NSVs

I am beyond irritable today, with hormonal mid-cycle moodiness plus once again feeling awful with this sickness, BUT I wanted to give a brief post with a couple of nice NSVs (non-scale victories).

1) Yesterday I attended my first holiday event/gathering (I *was* feeling like I was over this sickness yesterday) where there was a spread of Christmas treats. When I saw the long table loaded with every possible kind of cookie, I stopped and thought for a minute. I could allow myself one. I was letting my kid choose one, and I just decided that it was not that important to me *in that moment* and I didn't want one that badly. So I had *nothing.* And I did not feel deprived. I rather enjoyed sitting there watching my daughter savor her cookie instead!

2) Yesterday I was in the kitchen when my husband said, "are those new jeans?" I said no, and he said, "They look really good. They make your butt look smaller!" Ha! I love it. This is a BIG deal to me coming from the man who did not notice I was loosing weight until I had dropped over 50 pounds. So yeah. My butt IS smaller!

3) I have homemade spaghetti sauce and meatballs (from the freezer) in the crockpot for dinner tonight. I feel terribly sick at the moment, and oddly enough, when I feel nauseous the only thing I can stand to eat is simple carbs. (This has been true for 2 decades. When I was vomiting every 10 minutes during pregnancy, the only thing I could keep down was sugar cereals like Apple Jacks. Something I almost *never* buy!) I am fine on my calories so far, and I am going to allow myself what I *really* want for dinner, which is a piece or two of french bread dipped in sauce, and maybe a piece of turkey sausage. Lower volume and no steamed veggies is probably a better option for me today. And I am NOT going to bike tonight. I biked all week and I need a day off.

I hope you're enjoying the holiday season and not swinging to either extreme of deprivation or gobbling up everything in sight, because January 1st is not going to be some magic switch that changes your life. May as well make use of the last bit of 2009. Two weeks can make a big difference... will you be heavier or lighter than you are today on New Year's Eve? It's your choice.

24 comments:

Lisa said...

Congratulations on your husband noticing your smaller booty! That is awesome and it all gets better from here :) I remember my clients at Jenny Craig would sky rocket with their weight loss after receiving a few positive and affirming comments. I would love for you to check out my blog when you have a chance, I might have a few ideas up my sleeve :)My Love/Hate Relationship with the Scale! http://dietfix.blogspot.com

Autumnforest said...

Hubby noticing is worth $1000! I can cut 8" off my hair and he won't notice. I'm so proud of you. Once you realize you won't die or go nuts not eating the cookies on the table spread, you realize it wasn't that awful or hard. It's kind of anti-climactic. It's just one decision at a time that over a day, a week, and a month adds up to less calories and more mastery. Good girl!

kelly said...

Take care of yourself. Hope you get feeling better soon! Great job at the Christmas party and the hubs noticing - great!

Margie M. said...

Hope you feel better real soon. Smaller butt??? That is something to really celebrate, especially if your hubby noticed.

Frannie said...

I can tell I'm sick when I get CRAZY cravings for ice cream. I don't know why it works that way, but as a result getting sick has always been dangerous territory for me. Funny how a lowered immune system makes you crave certain things...!

Congrats on all the NSVs this week! Keep up all your hard work!

Larkspur said...

Feel better!

rachel said...

Your jeans don't make your butt look smaller.. your butt makes your butt look smaller! don't give your victory over to your jeans... YOU did a great job!!! ;D

Chubby Chick said...

I hope you feel better soon, Lyn! And congrats on those NSV's! That is fantastic!

And... my husband didn't really notice that I had lost weight until I'd dropped around 50 or 60 pounds, either. So don't feel too bad. lol

(What is WRONG with these men??? lol)

screwdestiny said...

Wow, great job at the holiday party! You've really come a long way. That's so nice that your husband complimented your weight, too!

Tony the Pink Panda said...

Those are some nice NSVs. I detest New Year's Resolutions because I think they do more harm than good. It's just another way for people to put off working on achieving their goals.

Stella said...

Get better soon!

Lovely to have non scale victories, savour them as much as the numbers...

Me said...

Reading your blog and all the comments here, I think I'm a very lucky girl! My boyfriend actually notices my changing body! OK, admittedly, after I was whining about gaining some weight, but still. He actually volunteered the comment that I looked slimmer than last year in our holiday pictures.

Congrats on all your successes! The only way is up now.

TheLosingAmerican said...

Congrats on all of your victories and successes!!

I am really inspired by what you said about the New Year's Eve thing...and actually, I've been thinking a lot about your previous post about 'today's actions equal next month's results' type thing.

Recently, I've bene wanting to say 'just wait until after the holiday's to do something about your weight. you finally get to go to the US to see your family for Chritmas, celebrate!' But then I realized, why does celebrating automatically mean binging? It's just another excuse and an error in thinking on my part.

I'm not going to put it off until then. And your post today has inspired me even more, so thank you.

Steelers6 said...

haha 'the jeans' got the credit. It isn't the jeans, y'know? It's the bum. woo hoo! I hope it felt like a compliment regardless.

Love how conscious you are being about food, my 'thinking' friend. Wonderful. Stay strong, & get well soon too.

Perhaps a progress photo in the near future? Chrissy

Deniz said...

Ah, isn't it fantastic when life is sweet and your family notices a change in you. Beats the scales any day.

And way to go on the cookies! You are so very much back on track - more power to you.

The Phat Nanny said...

Good for you!!! Hubby noticing a smaller tush is FANTASTIC! I bet that happening will make it easy to keep skipping on those extra holiday goodies. Very inspiring!:-) Keep up the GREAT work!

Hanlie said...

Here's to getting better soon!

You're doing so great!

The Brown Recluse said...

I hope you feel better soon. I love how you didn't have even one cookie (one of the biggies for me, it wouldn't matter if I'm sick.)
Great NSV's. Lovin' this blog.
~Margaret

Tammy said...

Love the NSV's Lyn...great inspiration. :)

Lauren said...

You're right, it IS my decision whether I weight more or less by New Years. And like you, I'm choosing LESS! :)

Ria said...

Congratulations on your NSVs! I love the "will you be heavier or lighter on NYE" way of thinking about the next couple of weeks . . . I'm definitely going to keep that in mind as I try to make some progress.

Hope you're feeling better soon.

Anonymous said...

I've been reading your blog for a while and think you're doing great! Congrats on the small butt!

I just want to say, Jan 1 can be a magic number that changes your life. Jan 1/09 was for me. I'm down 40 lbs, have a much healthier lifestyle that I can't see changing. Resolutions CAN work.

moonduster said...

Speaking of people waiting for January 1st, my SLimming World group is shrinking and shrinking now that it's December. Most of the people who've stopped coming (I know this from last year) will come back in January having regained a lot of their weight, and others will not come back until next Autumn and will have gained all of their weight back.

Christmas is not a good enough excuse as far as I'm concerned. I don't want to greet January 1st any heavier than I am now, and I am planning on greeting it weighing a little bit less.

John said...

Wow! Congratulations! I think your determination will let you lose a lot of weight. Continue what you're doing. Before you know it, you have achieved your desired weight. You're an inspiration.