Share Your NSV's (Non Scale Victories)

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kkd1125

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Posted: 08 Nov 2013, 11:48
Hi everyone. I posted the below entry in my journal yesterday and a FS buddy recommended that I create a post for everyone to share their non-scale victories. NSVs are anything other than the number on the scale that demonstrate your success in losing weight, getting/keeping fit, or leading a healthy lifestyle. I personally get way more satisfaction from these wonderful victories than seeing a smaller number on the scale. Please share yours! Smile

NSV for today: My husband was sleeping in my gym (living room) this morning, so instead of doing my Jillian Michael's DVD, I took my dumbbells and resistance band (or torture tube as Jillian calls it) up to my bedroom and created my own circuit-training workout. I put on my 30-minute long "cardio girl power" playlist that I created and managed to choreograph a routine and moves that hit all major muscle groups and kept my heart rate up throughout. I was quite pleased with myself for not running out of moves for a continuous 30-minute self-guided workout. I guess 7 months of working out with her DVDs has taught me something!
millerm40

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Posted: 08 Nov 2013, 12:43
On a regular basis now, one of my work colleagues tells me I have the body of a teenager... it's FAR from when I was a teenager, BUT... is VERY nice to hear him say it... it's been 27#s since Christmas last year... looking for at least 10# more... It's nice to be able to look down and see my feet AND my.... Surprised

My NSV's for the day... LOL
ClassicRocke...

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Posted: 08 Nov 2013, 13:00
Getting chilly now and pulled out the sweat pants. The 2XX fell off my hips, the 1X could be cinched with the cord, but feels bulky and is lumpy around the waist. One pair of large but will get mediums when I hit Boscov's. :~)

***It just means being more independent and not allowing your happiness to be dependent on someone else's demanding and contentious attitudes and actions.***

Wisdom from a friend


I am willing to release the need to be unworthy. I am worthy of the very best in life and I now lovingly allow myself to accept it.
shmiller

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Posted: 08 Nov 2013, 13:02
Last weekend I finished a sprint triathlon. I was slow (6th out of 17 in my age group), but I made it.

Three years ago, at size 24, I couldn't even spell triathlon. (Still can't, though. Thanks, spell check. I always want an extra "a".) In fact, I was winded and dripping with sweat after my 20 minute lunch-period elliptical trainer workout.

Today I'm a size 4 bike riding, road running, pool swimming badass. (Pardon my...no, on the other hand, don't.)

Ultreya, my friends!
"The grass ain't greener, the wine ain't sweeter, either side of the hill" The Grateful Dead
bugzbetty

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Posted: 09 Nov 2013, 04:09
Fitting into bellbottom jeans from the 60's. When I reach my goal weight I intend to buy some new clothesSmile
mummydee

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Posted: 09 Nov 2013, 05:36
Yeah everyone!!! and bugz, you still have your jeans from the 60's?? wish i had mine and all my other clothes that are now 'back in style'' and 10 x the price!!

I'm just happy to be able to tuck my close fitting tops into my jeans instead of having to buy the bulkier ones to 'cover up' the bulge!! Hopefully down into the single digits for pants next.....
ClassicRocke...

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Posted: 09 Nov 2013, 09:31
You girls are talking my language. Bell Bottoms and the 60's. Those were the days. And the clothes... My son was sporting a Nehru jacket yesterday. Had me smiling.

I tucked a shirt into my jeans and felt like a bob-a-loop. Not comfortable with the look yet. More weight has to come off.

***It just means being more independent and not allowing your happiness to be dependent on someone else's demanding and contentious attitudes and actions.***

Wisdom from a friend


I am willing to release the need to be unworthy. I am worthy of the very best in life and I now lovingly allow myself to accept it.
ktexp2

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Posted: 09 Nov 2013, 11:55
Great job everyone! Its the way we feel and not just the scale that defines progress Smile

My NSV is that last weekend my mom told me that I must be pretty close to high school weight. That's almost 15 years ago! I wish I still had clothes from then to try on. I would love to see if my prom dress still fit, but I donated it a while ago. The best part is that I feel way more confident and fit than I ever did in HS, and mom is actually wrong - I am about 20lbs from HS weight, but I don't ever need to be and am ok with that!

Glaun

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Posted: 09 Nov 2013, 15:02
Thanks so much gang for reminding me of a major breakthru of late. I have crossed over the "Tuck My Shirt Into My Levi's" line. I reached the 27 pound loss a couple weeks ago. No more Sopranos' Hawaiian shirts, flappin around my massive belly over my shorts. I can actually tuck my shirt in my paints and look good. (My Ego at work, Sorry) Still much more to go for a flat belly and another 10 pounds, but I can see the finish and beyond. A great NSV for me.

The Perfect Speed
"any number is a limit, and perfection doesn't have limits.
Perfect speed, my son, is being there.”
Chiang from "Jonathan Livingston Seagull
mummydee

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Posted: 09 Nov 2013, 15:19
Yeah! Glaun, It feels so good doesn't it? I don't wear shirts but if I did i could tuck them in. I just enjoy wearing those stretchy t shirts that are tight now in the summer without having to wear a something over top to cover up the muffin top.

My big 'hate ' right now is the fat under the bra strap and under arm... think that 'll be the last to go, then i'll be super happy.
kkd1125

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Posted: 09 Nov 2013, 15:46
Wishing I had kept my wedding dress to wear on my 20th anniversary next June, but I donated it to my kids' daycare provider's daughter years ago since she was on a severely tight wedding budget. But now I realize that it was a size 20 and now would be WAY too big for me. I'm almost in a size 14 dress now. Guess I gotta buy a cute little white sundress to wear in Hawaii for our anniversary next summer. Too bad I don't tan...
Glaun

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Posted: 09 Nov 2013, 20:13
Mummydee wrote:
My big 'hate ' right now is the fat under the bra strap and under arm... think that 'll be the last to go, then i'll be super happy.

I was able to keep the fat under the arm at bay by spending 5 minutes a day at the curl machine at the gym. If I didn't want to go to the gym, curling a half gal (US) milk in each arm over the kitchen table would do the same. I still have the wrinkles there, but little fat. As for the bra strap, well..... Uh....... Mummm..... I take the fifth.

The Perfect Speed
"any number is a limit, and perfection doesn't have limits.
Perfect speed, my son, is being there.”
Chiang from "Jonathan Livingston Seagull
ClassicRocke...

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Posted: 09 Nov 2013, 21:25
hhmmmm... I thought you said half a gallon of milk. Not a fifth!!! Which one works? The milk or the booze?

***It just means being more independent and not allowing your happiness to be dependent on someone else's demanding and contentious attitudes and actions.***

Wisdom from a friend


I am willing to release the need to be unworthy. I am worthy of the very best in life and I now lovingly allow myself to accept it.
bugzbetty

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Posted: 10 Nov 2013, 05:04
Classic rocker you are too funny about curling the fifth.I got to snort the hazelnut coffee, hated and bought accidentally, and wish I had a fifth to make it taste better. Kkd, I would ask if your daycare provider's daughter still has your wedding dress and borrow it back. It would be a worthy non scale victory to fit into it by your anniversary next June. If you can't find that one, try to find one the same size.
mummydee

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Posted: 10 Nov 2013, 06:04
That's it! Shock
I'm off to the wine shop, 2 x 1 litre bottles, must do 50 bicep curls , one in each hand, before I'm allowed to open one, must be screw tops cause corks would just be messy...
thanks for the hintWink
kkd1125

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Posted: 10 Nov 2013, 08:43
I took my two kids to Red Robin last night while hubby was working. I ordered a cheeseburger wrapped in lettuce with no mayo (it was delicious!) and instead of their bottomless fries, I had their bottomless steamed broccoli. And yes, I ordered a second helping of it. I did have about 4 of my son's fries, and I counted it. I also took them to Cold Stone Creamery for ice cream later in the night and did not order one for myself. I had about 5 bites of theirs with one of those little sample spoons, and I also counted that as well. It felt so good to go out and enjoy these places without doubling my calories for the day like I would have in the past. And it was satisfying and I didn't feel deprived or stuffed.
Glaun

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Posted: 10 Nov 2013, 11:16
Classic:
Milk makes it much easier to eat; Cookies, Peanut Butter, Cake, Pie, fiery hot sauce with chips, (see "Got Milk" for more).
A Fifth of the"Right" stuff makes it easier to; Wear a lampshade on your head at a party; make stupid,dumb or insulting comments that you think are clever and witty; drive home with your head hanging out the window following the white line, wake up in the morning doing push ups over the toilet as you barrf. (MHO)

Smile to Classic and MummyD, Gratz to kkddqq25 on kids nite out and to all of us for a sense of humor.

The Perfect Speed
"any number is a limit, and perfection doesn't have limits.
Perfect speed, my son, is being there.”
Chiang from "Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Rob.c.weiss

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Posted: 10 Nov 2013, 13:37
What a great idea KKD! And I love some of the NSV's I have read on here.

My best NSV is probably my pant size (and even my shoes are looser! Hah!). And some of the gifts people have given me over the years (well-meaning family that severely underestimated my size) are now coming in very handy. Very Happy

And probably my favorite NSV is the flip-flop. I always noticed that when people met me for the first time, some would invariably look me up-and-down, as if we can't see that, and have no idea what they are thinking. Lately, that has stopped, but friends and family, that never looked me up and down but haven't seen me in a few months, now do. I take it as an NSV.

Take care everyone!
ClassicRocke...

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Posted: 10 Nov 2013, 13:59
Glaun... Gotta' deviate from the path occasionally. Makes the trip a little more tolerable, don't cha no.

Rob... Give it time. When they look you up and down, their minds will be going full tilt wondering, what's changed with him??? Just smile.

***It just means being more independent and not allowing your happiness to be dependent on someone else's demanding and contentious attitudes and actions.***

Wisdom from a friend


I am willing to release the need to be unworthy. I am worthy of the very best in life and I now lovingly allow myself to accept it.
ClassicRocke...

Joined: Jan 13
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Posted: 10 Nov 2013, 14:26
Bugszzz---I walk by the candy displays in a store and huff.

***It just means being more independent and not allowing your happiness to be dependent on someone else's demanding and contentious attitudes and actions.***

Wisdom from a friend


I am willing to release the need to be unworthy. I am worthy of the very best in life and I now lovingly allow myself to accept it.



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