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NSV: Non-Scale Victory, Defined

NSV stands for Non-scale victory.

Becoming healthy is not measured by the scale in your bathroom, its that just shows your gravitational pull.

As you progress on your journey of weight loss, no matter if it is a result of weight loss surgery or a lifestyle change you have you are going to notice something in your life that has changed due to your body changing. These are NSVs or “non-scale victories”; the small, everyday indicators that mark your new, healthier lifestyle.

That number on the scale is just that, a number.

However, your non-scale victories, those are life-defining. They mean you can walk around a store without having to catch your breath, or being able to swing with your kids at the park. You take one pill a day, and it’s a vitamin. You no longer have to shop in the plus-size clothes.

Why are you on this journey?

I bet it’s not because you want to weigh less.

The reason is that you want to achieve a non-scale victory.
Read a little about my reasoning here.

You want to improve your health, you want to climb the stairs, you want to run a 5k.

non-scale victory: run a 5k

You can do it.

If you haven’t started that journey, what are you waiting for? Join a gym, prep your meals, try Keto, or go to a surgery seminar. Whatever you do, make sure it is for you, because you want it.

Taking care of yourself is not selfish.

You may think, well I can’t make everyone eat that way, because I am. Or, taking the time off work for surgery is not fair to those at work. What about I don’t have time to go to the gym?
Yes, you do, make time for yourself.  Work will survive without you for a few weeks, and eating healthy is good for everyone, not just you.
This is to better you, and that impacts the people around you.

I am a month and a half post-op and here are just a few of my NSVs so far –

  • down 2 pant sizes
  • down 1 shirt size
  • fit in our bathtub without touching the sides.
  • I have more energy.
  • I can wrap my fingers around my wrist.
  • My husband is down 10lbs, because of changes in the way we eat.
  • Most of all, my confidence and attitude towards my self have tripled.

This is just the beginning of my journey, just imagine what you can do.

What are your non-scale victory goals?
What are some you have already reached?

Let me know in the comments.

Here is the link to the Hospital I had surgery at with Dr. Arthur Carlin.

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