Big NSVTechnically, there are 2 non-scale victories (NSV) to report but they both have to do with one part of my body so I’m counting it as one for the purpose of this post. I first noticed a change while I was on the scale. You see, when I first started the journey, I would have to suck in my stomach to read the number on the scale. I’m not sure when I first noticed this but it’s HUGE!

And, today, I noticed yet another thing. I had a therapy session this morning, and, while I was walking through the parking lot, I got a glimpse of my shadow. I stopped dead in my tracks because I noticed that my stomach wasn’t leading the way anymore! My boobs were front and center, which means my belly is no longer arriving before me!

Talk about being excited…OMG! I did a little dance in the parking lot and I praised myself. That’s another NSV because I’ve never been one to praise myself. Everything is changing for me and, while it’s not always easy, I’m loving every minute of it.

Make things happen concept

When I finally made it into the office, I couldn’t sit still. I have so much more energy now! That’s a great thing except when I feel like a crackhead because I can’t keep still. I have to keep moving, even if it’s the slightest movement. Fortunately, I was in the right place to walk aimlessly in circles without being judged…LOL!

My therapist commented on my progress by saying she could see that I’ve lost “a lot of weight”. I wouldn’t say that I’ve lost a lot, but 23 pounds ain’t too shabby. My session today was spent talking about my progress, a day in the life of the new me, and my goals.

I’ll tell ya, if you’re overweight or obese, I highly recommend seeing a therapist. Oftentimes, our relationship with food is seriously skewed and a good therapist can help you determine the root of your food issues and guide you to change your habits. I’d be lost without my therapist and she knows it! 😉

I read this quote today while I was walking in circles at the therapist’s office. It hit home for me and I wanted to share it with you. It reminds us that we always have a choice in every situation. Even when you get frustrated, and you will get frustrated, don’t give up on yourself!

“You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off your face.” – Karen Trush