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RENATA144 SparkPoints: (115,981)
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6/26/14 10:25 A

Fit in chair

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RENATA144 SparkPoints: (115,981)
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6/26/14 10:25 A

Compliments

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RENATA144 SparkPoints: (115,981)
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6/26/14 10:24 A

Loose clothing

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RENATA144 SparkPoints: (115,981)
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6/26/14 10:24 A

Pants fell down

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JLAMING263 Posts: 3,345
6/26/14 10:10 A

a cabin in the woods... emoticon

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SCOTTIEOWNER SparkPoints: (7,107)
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6/26/14 10:08 A

Comfort of clothing

TRYINGHARD54 Posts: 4,834
6/26/14 7:34 A

I'll let you know when I'm successful, ;-(

I CAN DO THIS
SHOOTINGSTAR12 SparkPoints: (30,873)
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6/26/14 6:30 A

have more energy

Strangers are friends we haven't met yet
PAOLINA Posts: 11,808
6/26/14 6:26 A

I sympathise. After a shoulder replacement I put on too much weight. I'm still restricted but much less now and thoroughly enjoy being able to use it again.

Edited by: PAOLINA at: 6/26/2014 (06:27)

There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
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"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
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HIMELISSA2007 SparkPoints: (40,705)
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6/25/14 11:32 P

when youre not out of breath going up the stairs and when your clothes feel looser

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” ~Theodore Roosevelt www.fitnessforweightloss.com/helpful
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MEWHENRYSMAMA Posts: 8,521
6/25/14 11:01 P

That first feeling of being lighter, unbloated and more comfortable!

KNEEMAKER SparkPoints: (85,364)
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6/25/14 10:49 P

Moving over one belt notch so pants want fall off. LOL

Knee maker not a pace maker!
147HEALTH Posts: 20
6/25/14 8:33 P

I loved this Emerald-IVY. A goal of mine is to never hat to turn to those things again. Great job on the 30lbs. emoticon

Edited by: 147HEALTH at: 6/25/2014 (20:43)
MIAMEOWS SparkPoints: (5,505)
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6/25/14 2:48 P

I took the last three months off after an injury (broke my leg). I gained over 20 pounds in that time. It's been terrible to admit to myself and my spark friends. I felt depressed and anxious and guilty the whole time.

I've only been back on track for a week - and I already feel SO much better. I already feel more positive and that I can handle things. Just one week and I feel like myself again. I'm ready to lose the rest of my weight and hit my goals!!

CAMEOSUN SparkPoints: (85,177)
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6/25/14 12:18 P

Clothes are loose now and I can really feel my ribs. emoticon


~ Do what good you can, and go in peace ~

KYLIECAT1 Posts: 1,021
6/24/14 12:24 P

For me it was my knees ! It took me forever to lose a size ,I lost 20 pounds before I could get in to a smaller size and I only needed to lose 50 ! Also my skin looks much better when I am drinking lots of water !

Edited by: KYLIECAT1 at: 6/24/2014 (12:26)
"everyone is made out of the same cloth ,its up to you if your the table cloth or the dish rag" Patti LaBelle
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SPINNER86 Posts: 131
6/24/14 10:03 A

Definitely having pants fit better. Also losing that bloated feeling. Cutting back on white carbs has also reduced any food cravings. It still surprises me that I can feel this good.

Sue


STEELER71 Posts: 7,620
6/24/14 7:25 A



When I put on an outfit to wear to a wedding and it was way to big. I stood in front of the mirror and cried.

FORZACHANDMATT Posts: 8,537
6/24/14 6:44 A

I hope that same happens for my back pain :))

Jennie, Virginia
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MARKATSPARK Posts: 3,485
6/24/14 5:40 A

no

JAYKAYSTRONG SparkPoints: (24,836)
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6/24/14 4:14 A

Just losing a couple of pounds eased my back pain ;)

FORZACHANDMATT Posts: 8,537
6/23/14 5:52 P

Great question and love the answers. For me it was having more energy and enjoying/craving healthy foods

Jennie, Virginia
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BOATBODY82 Posts: 75
6/23/14 7:41 A

Clothes feel looser. The scale hasn't move much but I feel less bloated. emoticon

SIOL55 SparkPoints: (57,419)
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6/22/14 8:50 P

Acquaintance telling me I looked great!

SUNRISESUNSET SparkPoints: (42,868)
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6/22/14 5:53 P

Not using food as a crutch. emoticon

"For every dark night there is a brighter day..."
EDELWEISS33 Posts: 2,012
6/22/14 4:40 P

tried to mow my lawn & my pants kept slipping down!!!

JIACOLO SparkPoints: (336,482)
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6/22/14 11:14 A

Loose clothing, more energy, a desire to eat less junk....those are great first signs

If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.

- It's Janine!
LJBRANDOK Posts: 175
6/22/14 8:52 A

Automatically turning to healthy food options instead of warring with temptation. And enjoying them, too!

MZANGELFACE SparkPoints: (12,078)
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6/21/14 11:34 P

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Edited by: MZANGELFACE at: 6/21/2014 (23:35)
"We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are"
TB2BEFIT SparkPoints: (21,391)
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6/21/14 8:39 P

I haven't been on Spark long but this is what I have noticed.
-My clothes are starting to look too baggy!
-If I don't exercise one day I really miss it.
-I make healthy choices without feeling deprived. Eg. Do I want a small glass of wine this evening or do I want a small piece of dessert tonight??
TB

EMERALD-IVY SparkPoints: (128)
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6/21/14 8:28 P

Well, although I messed up my weight tracker ticker, and it's not showing it, I've lost 30lbs so far. The first thing I noticed was that my 'suck-it-in' undies (ie. Spanx) weren't as tight as they once wer

Next I noticed the energy :)

LILHOBBIT29 SparkPoints: (21,585)
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6/20/14 4:46 P

To begin with I saw changes in my mood and my energy levels. I created a new me - more willing to try things, more active, more goal oriented and focussed, less afraid.

With time I started to believe anything is possible.

Now (almost 3 months later) I'm a person who looks forward to execise! I hate missing it. I don't pay attention to the scale much, even though it sometimes does oblige and move in the right direction... hehehe! I feel fit! I can climb stairs to our 17th floor penthouse, I can walk up steep uphill slopes in the hills, I've started 'walk jogging', my stamina has increased as has my confidence. I've overcome inhibitions about jogging in public - still prefer evening with street lights to bright day light, but still.

Oh and yes, clothes are looser, chin acne has cleared up considerably, cheeks are always glowing with a rosy tinge :-)

Edited by: LILHOBBIT29 at: 6/20/2014 (16:49)
Start date 17 March 2014

Start Wt. 187 lbs

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LILHOBBIT29 SparkPoints: (21,585)
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6/20/14 4:46 P

To begin with I saw changes in my mood and my energy levels. I created a new me - more willing to try things, more active, more goal oriented and focussed, less afraid.

With time I started to believe anything is possible.

Now (almost 3 months later) I'm a person who looks forward to execise! I hate missing it. I don't pay attention to the scale much, even though it sometimes does oblige and move in the right direction... hehehe! I feel fit! I can climb stairs to our 17th floor penthouse, I can walk up steep uphill slopes in the hills, I've started 'walk jogging', my stamina has increased as has my confidence. I've overcome inhibitions about jogging in public - still prefer evening with street lights to bright day light, but still.

Start date 17 March 2014

Start Wt. 187 lbs

****10% Weight Loss Phases****
Phase 1 - 187 to 169 lbs
Phase 2 - 169 to 152 lbs
Phase 3 - 152 to 138 lbs

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ONESPOTLEFT SparkPoints: (119,966)
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6/20/14 4:05 P

my pants are sliding down even with my shirt tucked in! down two pounds; not much but the baggy pants are promising emoticon

"Those who judge do not matter; those who matter do not judge" Aviva Nubel

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
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BOATBODY82 Posts: 75
6/20/14 12:47 P

I feel less bloated and the scale has went down.60 of a pound. I am making progress. emoticon

SANDRA_E SparkPoints: (18,769)
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6/20/14 10:15 A

Just by changing my eating habits, within a few days, I had more energy and just felt better. That really helps with the motivation to exercise and continue eating better.

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were going to live forever.

It is health that is real wealth, not pieces of gold and silver.
JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (283,331)
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6/20/14 3:35 A

My clothes fit better.

Janie Garcia Moreno

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SUNSHINE99999 Posts: 8,902
6/19/14 9:48 P

pants are not so tight

VIVIANKAY3 Posts: 281
6/19/14 9:47 P

My cloths were looser through the waist! It felt so good even though the scale did not move much! Keep going you can do this! emoticon

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FLORADITA SparkPoints: (46,585)
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6/19/14 6:57 P

Definitely having my clothes feeling looser, then watching the scale slowly inch downwards. Being able to workout with more ease and feeling more energy.

"It's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." - Abe Lincoln
GRAMMIEOFTWO Posts: 2,824
6/19/14 6:08 P

When I could start wearing a lot of the clothes I had put away and gave up on. It is like I have a whole new ward robe now.


Allie
TACDGB Posts: 6,136
6/19/14 4:45 P

when I went shopping for food and lots of fruits, veggies and lean meats were in my cart. that was new for me. usually my cart and m&m's and ben and Jerry's.

Terri
GEVANS7 SparkPoints: (105,229)
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6/19/14 1:26 P

For me, it's all about the tape measure. 4" off my waist is a great sign of success.

MZSASSY Posts: 6,040
6/19/14 1:25 P

The jog I do in between my walking is getting easier and longer.


When I was a teenager I hated being curvy. But, as you grow up, you learn to love yourself and everything about you. At every stage, there’s a point when you’re uncomfortable but you grow out of it.” - Kim Kardashian



LMCNAIR3 SparkPoints: (11,322)
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6/19/14 1:22 P

Congratulations on seeing some results. I noticed how my clothes were fitting before I noticed weight loss on the scale.

GREENCHILEGIRL Posts: 83
6/19/14 1:07 P

My first NSV (this time around) made me crack up when I realized it. My undies had been getting a bit to small and had been rolling down my belly. Last week I realized they were fitting better and staying where they're supposed to. emoticon

MARTHA324 SparkPoints: (59,370)
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6/19/14 11:43 A

Hmmm, thinking back to the beginning I think my big NSV was making choices so that I stuck to my calorie goal. I'd been tracking for over 2 years and if I was close to my goal I'd say "oh well" and eat what I wanted anyway.

NAVAJO14 Posts: 3
6/19/14 11:39 A

Hi Shiny,

I am in the same boat as you. I've been diligently journaling my food intake for about a month or so, but really have not seen much movement on the scale. The scale is not the best and most accurate measure of weight loss. I have to keep this in mind myself, otherwise I will get discouraged. Our bodies can change weight daily, due to water weight gain, hormones, etc. So, don't give up and keep up the good work! :)

NOVASHARKGIRL SparkPoints: (39)
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6/19/14 11:16 A

I just started my weight loss program in the last week, but my biggest victory is not having to drink a soda to start my day. Instead I reach for water.

SHINY90 SparkPoints: (4,409)
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6/19/14 11:00 A

I have been on Spark People for 3 weeks, and though I haven't been seeing pounds lost (I didn't have a working scale till this past Sunday), I am starting to notice that some of my shorts are fitting a little looser.
What was your first NSV after starting your weight loss program? emoticon

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