It's been a real fun few weeks guys! I decided to write about a few things I've noticed since my diet change. I have already shared a small weight loss with you guys, but this time it's not about weight at all. To be fair, I haven't weighed myself in over a week because my scale batterie died. #lazy BUT! Not to worry, thanks to Amazon Prime, I'll be able to provide you guys with another *hopefully* weight loss picture very soon. This post isn't about that though, so if that's what you came for, move along.
I'm here to discuss my non scale victories, or "nsv" for those of you who are more acronym savvy. What is an nsv, you ask? Urban Dictionary defines a non scale victory as a dieting and weight loss term for noticing your weight loss success. Examples include certain pieces of jewelry fitting more loosely & buying a smaller size piece of clothing than normal.
One of the BIG things I've noticed is my heart rate. Sure, it still goes crazy at times, but over all my resting heart rate has lowered over the past 3.5 weeks. The average resting heart rate for a 30-year-old woman is between 60 and 80 beats per minute. In just a few weeks on a vegan diet with absolutely NO exercise, my resting heart rate has gone from the 80's to the low 70's. (Not pictured is a few days of 69!! WHAT!?)
My shoes have become a bit bigger than they need to be, and those of you who see me on a regular basis know that 'I've really been struggling keeping my pants where they belong. I've been walking around like those teenage boys who think it's awesome to show their underpants 100% of the time. I might need to got shopping soon, if for nothing else at least a belt!
This coming Monday will mark the 4 week point of my vegan adventure. I'm not done yet! I'm going to push it to 8 weeks to see if I can help my heart even more. Over the next 4 weeks I want to work on cutting out as much added sugar as I can. The only added sugar I need in my life is the sweet sugars from my kitties, my puppies, and of course my husband.
Thank you again to everyone who has been so helpful and supportive. I truly couldn't have come this far without some wonderful people in my life encouraging me every single day.
I've got a busy day today – First order of business is a lunch date with a dear friend. We are going to a vegan restaurant & I couldn't be more excited!
Have a wonderful weekend, you beautiful soul you!