February 2014 Non-Scale Victories

  1. Bought a rice cooker.
  2. Tried two new recipes, one of which involved black beans.
  3. Was in Kroger this a.m. and saw someone who knows my story. I didn’t recognize her, but she approached me and told me how good I looked and how proud she was of me. Nice to hear on a Monday morning.
  4. Instead of my usual 10-15 minute cardio workout before strength training, I did 30 minutes.
  5. Someone who hadn’t seen the thinner me in person saw me and said that my body finally matched my personality.
  6. My dentist wants to set me up with someone. No one ever mentioned setting the heavy me up with anyone.
  7. Resisted the very serious lure of Chocolate Cookie Quarry frozen yogurt at Publix.
  8. Tried something new: balsamic vinegar on fruit. Delightful new taste.
  9. Tried something new: flavored white balsamic vinegar (honey-ginger). Really upgraded the taste of my Glazed Tofu.
  10. Reduced artificial sweetener in my morning oatmeal from one to two, not because I’m trying to cut back on it, but because it was just too much. Getting used to less sweet things, I suppose.
  11. Took my own food when I worked the City’s Emergency Operation Center.
  12. I am repulsed by the thought of processed deli meat. Absolutely no desire, even when it is what is for a free lunch.
  13. Resisted buying one of my favorite ice creams, even though it is hard to find these days.
  14. Didn’t buy the “healthy” chips from Whole Foods because 1) I knew they weren’t really healthy, just healthier than regular chips; and 2) I knew I likely wouldn’t stop at a handful
  15. Threw out something tempting instead of eating it. (It was given to me, so I didn’t feel too bad doing it!)
  16. Didn’t even go down the aisle of 50% off Valentine’s Day candy.
  17. Made my first Monday a.m. training in a week.
  18. Didn’t turn on iPhone this morning. And that is HUGE.
  19. Two workouts in a row – this week is looking up!
  20. 40 minutes on the AMT for the first time in several months.
  21. Woke up quite sore, and almost used that as an excuse to sleep in. I figured, though, it would help to move. I not only made it to the gym, but did 40 minutes on the AMT.
  22. Worked out all five days of the work week. And can I ever tell; I feel so good.
  23. For the first time in a while, I feel really confident that I can really lose the 30 lbs. I’ve gained.
  24. Threw away a Whole Foods cupcake of Sister’s that she hadn’t eaten. And it was a Whole Foods cupcake, my favorite.
  25. Second Monday a.m. training in the books.
  26. Made appointment for therapeutic hip massage
  27. 45 minutes on the AMT
  28. Second full week of doing workouts every weekday


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