I think it's really important to measure your success not only on what the scale reads, but also by other victories throughout the week. The number being smaller on the scale isn't necessarily the most important victory. Changing habits is the ultimate victory, to me, because by changing those bad habits, that number on the scale is ultimately affected. NSVs are especially important if you have a week where you feel like you tried really hard, stayed OP, but the scale didn't budge, or maybe only budged a few tenths of a pound. You feel like you did everything right, why aren't you seeing results! That's when NSVs are especially important.
Here are a few of mine that I've had in the past week:
--Drank ALL my water yesterday for the first time probably ever (and peed like twice an hour!)
--Resisted my urge to get ice cream from DQ the other night & had a WW bar instead.
--A few days ago, when going through the Starbucks drive-thru to get a light carmel frap, they offered me a free sample of some delightful, fatty looking pastry. I said no thank you.
--Yesterday the CEO of my company brought in Panera bagels and told me to help myself. I declined. I love Cinnamon Crunch bagles w/hazelnut cream cheese. ugh.
--Yesterday I picked up my friend from her job at Atlanta Bread Company. She offered me a free cup of soup. The loaded potato sounded divine. But instead, I had the vegetable soup.
--I walked 4 times last week. I'm in my build up stage of exercising. I hope to go get myself motivated enough to start going back to the gym w/in another month.
--We didn't order pizza even ONCE last week! Pizza was a staple in our household... sometimes we'd order 2-3 times/week from Papa Johns. Even since starting WW we've ordered a couple times, but I've had just thin crust cheese & eaten only a slice or two.
So, these are some of mine... I challenge all of you to list some of your own... it's great encouragement!!!