she asked me to send her a picture of my dog, Bella. I said "sure, i just took a picture of her eating broccoli" she said "BROCCOLI?" and i said "yea, she loves it! and she loves carrots and watermelon too" my niece said " shes just like you!!!"
um. one of the proudest moments of my entire life. i am on a mission to health, and that includes raising children that are not obese and have healthy habits. i have no idea how to do this other than lead by example. i dont have kids yet, so i didnt consider myself to be setting an example for any children. the fact that my niece, who lives in massachusetts and i see only a couple days every 2-3months, NOTICED my eating style is like a god damn dream come true! how does she know i love fruits and vegetables? because every time i go home i either bake vegan treats with her or make a healthy meal for the fam or make smoothies or shakeology in front of her. ive put in absolutely zero effort to make her realize how i eat, but she noticed. this gives me serious hope that my future children will grow up thinking how i eat is just normal, and do the same. this was amazing for me.
triumphs in weight loss (or transitioning to a healthy life) that have nothing to do with the number on the scale are called "NON SCALE VICTORIES". kenzie showing me i am setting a good example for children was a non scale victory. id like to share some others as well. feel free to share yours in the comments if you'd like.
Ashley's Non Scale Victories
2- normal size towels wrap all the way around my body (if you are or have been a big person- you know what a huge deal this is!)
3- i can buy clothes from any store
4- shorts dont give me a front wedgie
5-i can do "child's pose" in yoga. my belly used to be too big.
6-i earned an INSANITY tshirt
7-the seat belt on the airplane fits
8- i dont exceed the weight limit for anything made for adults
9-"one size fits most" FITS
10-im not embarrassed to eat seconds or dessert
11- im not ashamed to eat in front of people in general
12-my hands dont rip size small rubber gloves when we run out of larges at work
13- i can ride on the back of a motorcycle without looking like my ass is swallowing it
14- i can rollerskate (i was great as a kid and thought itd be like riding a bike and come right back. its NOT. i was SO wobbly and my legs hurt SO bad after one block when i tried 100lbs ago..... i skated 14 miles the other day- and have blisters to prove it! lol)