Health, Living

My Weird Non-Scale Victory

What is a non-scale victory (nsv)?  Non-scale victories are the benefits of your new, healthier lifestyle.  There are other things to look forward to besides stepping on the scale and seeing the numbers go down.  Anyone that’s been on a weight-loss journey knows that the scales don’t always go in the direction or at the pace you would like.  This is where nsv’s come in.  It gives you something positive to look at and think about.

There are a lot of nsv’s that people experience in general once adopting a healthier lifestyle such as:

  • Clearer skin
  • Feeling better overall
  • Easier to move around
  • Sleeping better
  • More energy
  • Clothes fitting better
  • and more.

For me, the clothes are definitely fitting better. Yeah!  Being in uncomfortable clothing all day is something that can definitely put you in a fowl mood.  I am feeling better overall without having the ups and downs of feeling good one day and not so good the next.  Most days I have plenty of energy.  On the days that I’m feeling fatigued, I’m finding that taking some electrolytes seems to be the answer.

result-3236280_640So, here’s the weird nsv.  I have a thumbnail that has been split for probably five years or more.  It has been ugly and at times painful and even bleeding.  I have no idea what caused it, but I’m assuming some kind of injury or damage.  I have tried all kinds of things to fix it and get it to heal.  I have tried super glue.  I have tried having my nails professionally done.  I have tried doing my nails myself.  I finally gave up.

However, with Bright Line Eating, not only am I eating good, healthy food all of the time, but I am also taking my vitamins every single day.  Remember my bujo?  I have a nightly checklist in there of things I want to be sure to do on a daily basis.  One of the things I added to my checklist is to take my vitamins every day.  That alone is prompting me to take my vitamins regularly.  So, I’m not sure if it’s because I’m eating much better or because I’m taking my vitamins every single day now, or perhaps it’s a combination of the two; but my nails are now a whole lot better than they ever have been my entire life.  In fact, my thumbnail is now healed!

I know it seems like such a small, trivial thing; but it really isn’t.  This thing has been a thorn in my side thumb for several years now.  It has been painful, ugly, and sometimes bloody.  I am so excited to see new growth on my nail and so far it is not splitting.  I keep looking and feeling and running my finger over it, but I can’t find any trace of it splitting whatsoever!  Not only am I excited, I am awed!

What are some of your non-scale victories?

. . .”for I, the LORD, am your healer.”  Exodus 15:26b

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