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6/21/12 7:46 A

Putting on a pair of my "skinny" jeans and finding that they fit, loosely!

You don't stop doing things because you get old--- you get old because you stop doing things!
6/21/12 7:45 A

When I could make it the "first" 1/2 mile of my walk without having to take a break. Today, I do 4 miles without a break, and love it!

1STTOOHIASMOM SparkPoints: (40,707)
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6/21/12 7:37 A

Right now, it would be each hill I master on my bicycle (and we have lots of hills here), but during the weight loss portion of the journey, two come to mind:
1 - the day I suddenly realized in the shower that I was not leaning against or holding onto anything while washing the bottom of my right foot. I was so surprised that I had to immediately switch and try it with the left foot to see if my balance was really that good.
2 - the day I was dressing for a job interview and (though I'd tried everything on the week before) not even one pair of dress slacks fit. I had to make a quick stop before the interview to buy a pair so that I wouldn't have to worry about sagging (or tripping, catching my heel in them & pulling them off, showing undies, etc.)
Still searching for a job, but feeling better than I have in decades!

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6/21/12 7:36 A

being able to walk uphill as fast as I had been walking on the flat without having to slow down or gasping like a beached fish (a little bit breathless, but still chatting - great).

THINKPINK06 Posts: 1,450
6/21/12 7:32 A

The first time I tried on a size smaller and doing a happy dance in the store.

ANNEDIF Posts: 51
6/21/12 7:29 A

I would have to say the best was when my 15 yr old daughter said "I'm so proud of you"! the second was when I went thru my closet and gave away many green trash bags of fat clothes. Now, having said that, I am half way till goal. This post is a great reminder of all losing weight has to offer.

SHIRE33 Posts: 957
6/21/12 7:28 A

Holding up a size 6 skirt and feeling amazed that I fit into it. It looks like one of my daughter's when she was a teenager. Feeling the same thing when I pull my jeans out of the dryer. Can these be MINE?!

�The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living on a small piece of land...� - Abraham Lincoln

"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself.
Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them--every day begin the task anew."
- St. Francis de Sales
6/21/12 7:25 A

I went on a trip that was pretty active. I realized at the end of it that I hadn't been winded once and had done everything I wanted to do.

MRS.WONG1439 Posts: 126
6/21/12 7:25 A

When my husbands laid his head on my hip one night then moved because he said it was too bony. Needed to go shopping because all of my shorts are too big! emoticon

SUNYG5 Posts: 65
6/21/12 7:23 A

Seeing my collar bones appear!!

SLC1989 SparkPoints: (129,399)
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6/21/12 7:23 A

Fitting into size 8 jeans and learning to love to run!

*Cold Run for Warm Meals 2.5 miles 3/9/2014
*Klompen Classic 5k 4/30/2014 32:57
*Dam to Dam Half Marathon 5/31/2014 2:33:55
*Firecracker 5k 7/6/2014 (ran 31:23)
*IMT DM PFG 5k Race 10/19/2014 3.14 miles 29:37
*Living History Farms Off Road Race 7.09 miles 11/22/14 (1:39:11)
*Ugly Sweater Run 12/6/2014 2.87 miles 29 min
*Dam to Dam Half Marathon 5/30/2015 2:27:38
*Firecracker 5k 6/27/15 3.12 miles 31:19
STARMONICA SparkPoints: (134,430)
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6/21/12 7:18 A

muscle in arm, waist and leg. looking good when wear dress.

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6/21/12 7:16 A

It would definitely have to be that I was actually able to button my pants without lying down on the bed. :-)

SOPHIE12344 Posts: 10
6/21/12 7:16 A

Noticing for the first time that my legs don't cover the whole seat in the car any more. There is actually some space between them now!

6/21/12 7:15 A

So far, I have two. The first buying a new swimsuit that is TWO SIZES SMALLER than last years swimsuit! I was just so excited that it fit and looked good! The second was when my teenage daughter told me that I was looking skinny!

I still have a way to go on this journey, but now I can see that I have gone down the right fork in the road! (No pun intended.)

If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane! - JB

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GABSTER26 Posts: 22,561
6/21/12 7:12 A

I have a few but two of the most recent ones are:

fitting into a bra I had not been able to wear for a long time - and it was almost new....

seeing that v shape of your collar bone ....just below the chin.....its only slightly visible yet...but its there...and soon I will be able to see it clearly.

at WW'ers one of the ladies told me a member she knew went to her doctor wondering what the hard things were on either side of her hips - she had not seen them in many many years - the doctor laughed and hugged her and said...those are your hip bones....

"Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure."

Norman Vincent Peale

Plant seeds of expectation in your mind; cultivate thoughts that anticipate achievement. Believe in yourself as being capable of overcoming all obstacles and weaknesses.

- Norman Vincent Peale

"worry is the darkroom in which negatives are developed'

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6/21/12 7:11 A

Mine would be seeing muscles flexing as I move throughout the day, not just when I am trying to flex them. I have never been able to see my muscles before.

JLDACQ Posts: 3,557
6/21/12 7:10 A

When there was an actual gap between my thighs when I walked or stood straight. And a lot less boils on the inner thighs from all the workouts I've done over the years!

Friends are like bras -- close to the heart and there for support.
LIZABAKER Posts: 1,117
6/21/12 7:04 A

Fitting into pants I haven't been able to wear for 2+ years...and OMG - is that a 6-pack peeking out from under the belly blanket?!?

Eat [real] food. Not too much. Mostly plants.
-Michael Pollan
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6/21/12 6:59 A

Hip bones are a definite especially when lying down. I tend to appreciate this most in the morning when I am stretching, trying to wake up. It makes for a good start to the day!!

Also wearing clothes a size that I wouldn't have even looked at in the shop before!!


Never give up, never quit, never surrender

You only fail when you stop trying

There is nothing to hold you back except you.

You can press forward long after you cant. Its a matter of wanting it bad enough.

The bad news is: we are our own worst enemies. The good news is: we are our own greatest champions.
BTVMADS Posts: 985
6/21/12 6:58 A

The first time I ran a mile without stopping! It took 4 months of run-walking to finally be able to really run for 11.5 minutes without taking a walk break. And that 1 mile led to two, and then to my first 5k, which led to a love of running, which led to TWO half marathons and a whole NEW LIFE!

It's amazing how one small victory led to so many others....

"If you don't take care of your body, where will you live?"

"It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard everybody would do it. It's the hard that makes it great."
6/21/12 6:57 A

Knowing that every EVERYTHING in my closest fits.

BERI03 SparkPoints: (24,894)
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6/21/12 6:57 A

Having to buy new pants because the others were falling off!

There will be times when its tough going and youll question whether you can do it or not. There will be times when it seems fruitless and theres absolutely no progress whatsoever. Thats when you take a deep breath, dig down deep, and persevere.―Nancy Sathre-Vogel
"Fiddle Dee Dee. Tomorrow is another day!"Scarlett O'Hara "Never give up! Never Surrender!" Captain Jason Taggart ("GalaxyQuest")
JEFFGIRL Posts: 8,184
6/21/12 6:55 A

When I tried on clothes and could wear a size 12 again. In the dressing room, I said "Yes!"
When I came out, my husband said "I bet I know what you said". emoticon

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6/21/12 6:47 A

When I found that the jeans which were tight before did not show any muffin tops this time around when I zipped it up!! Yeah! yeah!

6/21/12 6:45 A


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6/21/12 6:44 A

When I went to visit my daughter in San Francisco in May and did not need to stop and rest every hour because my feet and/or knees hurt.

CAZBEGLEY SparkPoints: (1,131)
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6/21/12 6:43 A

Having a wardrobe sort out to get rid of all my clothes now 2 sizes too big :)

CHICA_BORICUA SparkPoints: (212,207)
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6/21/12 6:42 A

Seeing my collar bone for once.
Change exercise and look skinny and tone without spending hours at the gym.
Feeling happy at myself.


Always believe in you, believe in what you are in what you have become, do not let other tell you different"

This is my time to shine!!

GOAL MET - JUNE 19, 2012 - 104.8 LBS Anything between 100 and 105.0lbs is a GOAL! and maintenance.

For 2014 -
Lowest weight - 98.6
Maintenance weight - 99.0

JGRAY76 Posts: 2,515
6/21/12 6:37 A

When I could walk up 2 flights of stairs at work without being winded.

Be a good steward of your health, money and the earth. Do more with less and leave people better off than when you met them.
ELLEKTRA Posts: 2,911
6/21/12 6:37 A

First time I rode on a plane after my weight loss and didn't have to hide that my buckle wasnt actually buckled....

Now there is room in my seat still on both sides!!

GERMANIRISHGIRL SparkPoints: (160,367)
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6/21/12 6:27 A

My bracelet watch actually fits like a bracelet. So loose I had to remove a link to make it smaller. emoticon

OH EDT zone

Small steps + time(cubed) = big SUCCESS

PEPPYPATTI Posts: 38,107
6/21/12 6:27 A

When I put my hands on my waist I can actually feel my curves again-lol!

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6/21/12 6:24 A

Feeling my collar bone, definitely! Going from a size 42DDD to a 36DD! Feeling my hip bones when I lay down.

JULIA_RUN2SMILE Posts: 1,509
6/21/12 6:10 A

I reached my goal weight last year and gain some of it back... but I will get back there soon! My recent non-scale victory is completing my leg (19.5 km) of the Cabot trail relay last May with my unit. I am a runner - and let me tell you that this event was a challenge!
For more details - check my blogs at:

Sparks helped me tracked my progress and I got a lot of encouragement/motivation from my sparkfriends and Sparkteam!
Cheers. Julia emoticon

"A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions."

BECKY021984 SparkPoints: (32,559)
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6/21/12 6:06 A

Seeing my collar bone and having people tell me how great I look.

JENNYBAKER247 Posts: 2,624
6/21/12 6:05 A

I've joined Virgin Active Gym and I feel like a million dollars, walking in there and working out.

There are no problems.only solutions!!

The world always looks brighter from behind a smile. ~Author Unknown

A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks. ~Charles Gordy

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. ~Mark Twain

A smile is the light in the window of your face that tells people you're at home. ~Author Unknown
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6/21/12 5:51 A

looser clothes, smaller face many do not recognise me

LIABOOTY SparkPoints: (18,497)
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6/21/12 5:42 A

Loosier clothes,
More energy and feeling great
Looking at the mirror and seeing my body change

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6/21/12 5:38 A

While at the gym yesterday, I didn't mind looking in the mirror while lifting weights. Which I usually avoid.

MOM195 Posts: 2,797
6/21/12 5:10 A

loosier clothes
face smaller
fat going down around the knees

"My life tomorrow will be the result of my attitudes and the choices I make today."
6/21/12 1:33 A

Older clothing fitting very loose
Face looks smaller
Showering is easier (less to wash)

I keep trying to lose weight, but it keeps finding me
THISISMYTIME123 SparkPoints: (13,691)
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5/27/12 10:37 A

buying my first bikini

If I can do it you can too!
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5/25/12 10:33 P

Pants 2 sizes smaller, but the best was ribs, they stick out when I lay down, not covered by fat.

JAZZKATO Posts: 55
5/25/12 10:24 P

An unplanned body fat % check said I was at 21%. I'm almost considered LEAN! That was an amazing NSV and I never thought of having it checked.

GORIANA Posts: 3,690
5/25/12 1:07 P

For me too, it's the collar bone.

Goriana, So Cal, USA
GRACEMCC45 Posts: 1,134
5/25/12 7:43 A

Collarbones, an actual visible neck, and most of all - painting my toenails!! NSVs are the BEST!

Lost 65lbs in 15 months to get healthy and in top shape to try to get pregnant, and succeeded! Had our first baby in February 2013!

I only gained 32lbs in my pregnancy (and immediately lost half within a few weeks of his birth). April 1st is my full restart date.
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5/24/12 8:16 P

LOL! Mine is my collar bone-or is it collar blade? Not sure. Love it anyway.

SPOKENWORD Posts: 5,077
5/24/12 7:30 P

When I could tuck my shirt again! Loved it!

What I treasure most in life is being able to dream. During my most difficult moments and complex situations I have been able to dream of a more beautiful future. ..Rigoberta Menchu Tum
5/24/12 11:29 A

What's your favorite non-scale victory during your weight-loss journey?

I still remember the day I realized I could SEE the top band of my underwear. My belly wasn't hanging over it anymore! I told DH about it, but he was under-whelmed.


What is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself. --Anna Quindlen
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