5 Reasons Why I Won’t Feel Frustrated Today

November 19, 2010 at 8:26 am 27 comments

It’s Friday, my weigh in is tomorrow, and I was starting to feel a little worried.

However, I gave my head a shake, because I had determined that I wasn’t going to let the numbers on the scale rule my life.  I’m going to judge my success by how I’ve been feeling instead – which is great, both mentally AND physically.

So here are my 5 Reasons Why I Won’t (allow myself to) Feel Frustrated Today

  1. I pulled on a freshly washed and dried pair of jeans, and didn’t have to lay on the bed to do them up.  (AND I can sit back down in them without losing my breath!)
  2. I put on my bra, and didn’t spill out of the cups.  (it seems that the first places I lose weight are in my face, and in my boobs)
  3. Despite not exercising as much as I wanted to, I still walked wherever I could, and despite a couple of little “treats” made healthy food choices all week.
  4. My BFF Terry is coming over tonight for a visit.  Just love spending time with her, catching up!
  5. Saturday night I will be going out to a single’s social night.  This is a huge step for me confidence wise.

So, no matter what the scale says tomorrow, it’s just a number.  It’s the NSV (non-scale victories) that I’ve had these past few weeks since starting my healthy lifestyle journey that will matter to me!

Feel free to share your 5 reasons, and let’s make it a great day AND weekend!


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  • 1. CarolW  |  November 19, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Oh bless you! I did all this just before I turned fifty too in July. I made some progresstoo and was ready to face the next decade. I think it’s just something you feel you need to do at this time of your life. I wish you every encouragement and success. But hey you’ll still be lovely whatever weight you are. Hi from Over 40 Blog Hop.

  • 2. CarolW  |  November 19, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Signing up to follow you.

    • 3. Patricia Eales  |  November 19, 2010 at 9:07 am

      Thank you Carol!

  • 4. Joanie Mack  |  November 19, 2010 at 9:00 am

    Now they are 5 terrific reasons to smile about! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    • 5. Patricia Eales  |  November 19, 2010 at 9:07 am

      Thanks Joanie! 🙂

  • 6. Debbie  |  November 19, 2010 at 9:39 am

    Hi – thanks for visiting my blog top. I like your blog!

    • 7. Patricia Eales  |  November 19, 2010 at 9:41 am

      Thanks Debbie! I appreciate you coming by!

  • 8. Gabrielle @ Weightless  |  November 19, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Hi Patricia! Thanks for commenting on my blog. I decided to check yours out as well! I loved this post – I think we spend so much time focusing on what we’re doing wrong during our weight loss journeys that it’s important to take time to celebrate and appreciate the little things that we’ve done right, even if it’s just that your bra fits better!

    As for your comment about Zumba in the Circuit (from my blog), this is a national program that they are rolling out, so your local Curves may be starting it soon! You should check it out!

    • 9. Patricia Eales  |  November 19, 2010 at 10:41 am

      Hi Gabrielle, thanks for stopping by! I’ll certainly inquire with Curves if they are going to be doing this soon.

  • 10. thegracefulskinny  |  November 19, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    What a great outlook! You have such a great blog going here! I was reading your about page and with the exception of our age our stories are so similar! Keep up the great work! You have a wonderful mindset!

    • 11. Patricia Eales  |  November 19, 2010 at 12:15 pm

      Thank you!

  • 12. ryoko861  |  November 19, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Hi! Your avatar caught my eye over at “Over 40 Bloggers”. Loved it!
    You go girl! Keep it up! It’s a great feeling knowing you’re succeeding. Walk everywhere! I don’t get as much exercise as I like so I park out in the next county when I go to the shopping centers (ok, maybe not that far). But it’s really a plus knowing I’m burning those calories! Even on rainy days…hey, it’s only water!

    • 13. Patricia Eales  |  November 19, 2010 at 10:32 pm

      thanks so much for coming by!

  • 14. Brad Gansberg  |  November 19, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    I really liked this entry. I am going to have to keep on eye on your blog. Thanks for sharing.

    • 15. Patricia Eales  |  November 19, 2010 at 10:33 pm

      Thank you Brad, I appreciate your comment.

  • 16. Nanny Anna  |  November 20, 2010 at 1:03 am

    I am approaching 50 and need to get fit again too. Your blog has inspired me.

    Your newest follower,


    • 17. Patricia Eales  |  November 20, 2010 at 9:29 am

      Hi Anna, thank you for coming by! It’s amazing how that number “50” can scare and inspire us at the same time!

  • 18. Su-sieee! Mac  |  November 20, 2010 at 1:52 am

    That’s the way to do it! A positive outlook all the way. 🙂

    • 19. Patricia Eales  |  November 20, 2010 at 10:24 am

      Thanks for visiting Susie!

  • 20. Pandora Poikilos  |  November 20, 2010 at 2:37 am

    Your blog was recently tagged during Blog-A-Licious Wednesdays. Keep your great posts coming!
    Cheers – Dora

    • 21. Patricia Eales  |  November 20, 2010 at 9:32 am

      Hi Dora, thanks for stopping by and for adding me to the Blog-A-Licious roll!

  • 22. Mary  |  November 20, 2010 at 11:05 am

    I’m getting really close to 50, and I need some inspiration! I think I found it!!! Will be following you!

    • 23. Patricia Eales  |  November 20, 2010 at 11:28 am

      Hi Mary, thank you so much! Glad to have a new follower. Hopefully we can motivate each other on our journeys!

  • 24. marie  |  November 22, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    I love your positive outlook.

    It’s essential for losing weight and not get bugged down by the numbers on the scale.


    • 25. Patricia Eales  |  November 22, 2010 at 9:24 pm

      Thank you Marie! I appreciate you stopping by.

  • 26. brayden  |  November 26, 2010 at 11:53 am

    Okay article. I just became aware of your blog and desired to say I have really enjoyed reading your opinions. Any way I’ll be subscribing in your feed and Lets hope you post again soon.

    • 27. Patricia Eales  |  November 26, 2010 at 12:41 pm

      Thanks Brayden, I appreciate your comments.


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