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A Non-Scale Victory

Happy Sunday friends! I hope your weekend is going well. Have a great day ๐Ÿ™‚


Saturday started by sleeping in, so awesome! I slept until almost 8 which is pretty late for me. Since I have a race tomorrow, I didn’t have to get up and run. Alex was feeling a little better but still wanted to make breakfast so he made pancakes. By made pancakes, I mean he took ones we had previously cooked and heated them up since they were frozen.


There were a few errands that I needed to run so I headed out to take care of those. I desperately needed jeans since 3 pairs all frayed within a week of each other. Macy’s had Levi’s on sale so I grabbed two pairs. How cute is the maroon pair? I thought they would be perfect for adding a little something to a simple, neutral sweater.

Due to my curiosity, I grabbed a pair in my current size and one size smaller. I didn’t even try the current pair on since I knew they would fit and just tried the smaller one on instead. It put a smile on my face when they fit, yay! I weighed myself a few weeks ago but personally don’t like to focus on my number too much. I find that how clothes fit and how I feel are a better indication for me on my health. When I tried on a smaller size and they fit, I was thrilled. Thank god for running consistently and pushing myself for harder paces ๐Ÿ™‚


I got home and was starting to get hungry. I looked and saw there was still some leftover chicken that Alex was eating for dinner throughout the week. Paired with some cheese and a tortilla and voila! a quick quesadilla. To make it a little more filling, I also had some pretzels and hummus. Alex and I decided to be lazy and watch some more “Burn Notice” after eating.


While on the plane on Friday, I finishedย “All Things Cease to Appear”ย by Elizabeth Brundage so I was dying for a new book. Alex’s mom lent me her copy ofย “The Nightingale”ย by Kristin Hannah. It’s set in World War II and is the story of two sisters who live in France. While I read, I cut up a golden delicious apple and dipped it in peanut butter for an afternoon snack. I only got about 3 chapters in before my headache got to be a bit much so I opted to nap on the couch for a bit.


For dinner, I wanted some pasta to carbo load for my 10 mile race tomorrow. He likes to pair spaghetti with Italian sausage so I pulled the last of ours out of the freezer to add in with the sauce. When I made bread a few weeks ago, the recipe made two loaves so I stuck one in the freezer for a rainy day. Even though yesterday wasn’t rainy, I pulled the bread out to enjoy with dinner. I cut up some slices and made garlic bread for a side. Dinner was tasty, delicious, and full of carbs ๐Ÿ™‚

After dinner, Alex and I watched “An American Haunting”, the story of a family in 1817 who has the only recorded death due to a spirit in American history. Alex didn’t find the movie scary but I found it a little scary. We watched it as a compromise because I hate scary movies but said we could watch one during fall. During the movie my headache came back but I powered through to finish the movie. When it ended, I headed right to bed.

Question of the day: Do you prefer to weigh yourself or go based on how clothes fit and how you feel to determine your health?ย 

21 thoughts on “A Non-Scale Victory”

  1. Way to go! Honestly, I do not believe much in the scale BUT still find it hard not to track progress with a scale to a degree. Does that make sense? I wish I did not care at all….I think it is just embedded it us from our culture.

    Good luck in your race!


    1. Yes I get what you’re saying! A scale gives progress a measurement in a sense because of the number. I agree with you, I think our culture focuses a little too much on the number from the scale.

      Thank you! Have a great day ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. Thanks love ๐Ÿ™‚ How clothes fit and hang on me seems like a much better indication for my health. It’s a great feeling to get a smaller size or be able to wear a style you couldn’t before.


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