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DIETCOLALOLA Posts: 1,285
6/21/12 7:46 A

Putting on a pair of my "skinny" jeans and finding that they fit, loosely!
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SIZE8NOTSOMUCH Posts: 667
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: (39,953)
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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!

ROISINM2 SparkPoints: (2,736)
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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: 1,427
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?!



LONNAPATRICE Posts: 4
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: (121,810)
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6/21/12 7:23 A

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

STARMONICA SparkPoints: (104,981)
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6/21/12 7:18 A

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

MYVIZSLAROCKS SparkPoints: (75)
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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!

WALKIN4JEANIE Posts: 231
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.)

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....




ATHENAHM SparkPoints: (1,636)
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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 SparkPoints: (124,869)
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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!

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?!?

CAMAEL100 SparkPoints: (27,996)
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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!!

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....

ITSUP2MARIA Posts: 24
6/21/12 6:57 A

Knowing that every EVERYTHING in my closest fits.

BERI03 SparkPoints: (24,768)
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6/21/12 6:57 A

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

PT.JEFFGIRL SparkPoints: (142,137)
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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

PREMAMEHROTRA SparkPoints: (74,675)
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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!

ANGELICMA Posts: 1
6/21/12 6:45 A

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CARLAJ12 SparkPoints: (12,506)
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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.

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

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

ELLEKTRA Posts: 2,908
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

PEPPYPATTI Posts: 37,305
6/21/12 6:27 A

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

ZUCCHINIQUEEN Posts: 7,768
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: 1,450
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:
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.
asp?id=juliabelanger&abepu=true


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

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.


NASFKAB SparkPoints: (233,972)
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6/21/12 5:51 A

looser clothes, smaller face many do not recognise me

LIABOOTY SparkPoints: (18,489)
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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

MATTSMISSES Posts: 3
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: 2,697
6/21/12 5:10 A

loosier clothes
face smaller
fat going down around the knees

MISS-OVEREATER Posts: 688
6/21/12 1:33 A

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

THISISMYTIME123 SparkPoints: (13,691)
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5/27/12 10:37 A

buying my first bikini

NESTISEMPTY Posts: 211
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: 3,405
5/25/12 1:07 P

For me too, it's the collar bone.

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!

IGSBETH SparkPoints: (125,505)
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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: 4,214
5/24/12 7:30 P

When I could tuck my shirt again! Loved it!

ALLYTHEATHLETE Posts: 858
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.

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