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Seeing some non-scale successes....


Monday, October 24, 2011


So I've been noticing some progress with staying within my calorie ranges (I posted a deficit everyday for the last 2 weeks), I have worked out during the work week everyday that I can (I think 2 days I had meetings that got in the way), walking to and from the metro (equal 1 mile a day), and tried to get to bed early enough to get some rest (recovering from a lingering cold and I have a tendency to stay up late).

I also have been trying to do some things that I haven't been doing much of lately:

Went with Adam to visit his parents (haven't seen them in awhile and delayed because of my weight gain...)


Actually been cooking more- bought some pizza dough from the store (whole foods) and made my own pizza (its funny but I've noticed that the more I track my calories the more I would rather just cook stuff myself and know what the calories are and what's in it!)


Even in the rain I have been walking to and from the metro for work (I was so intimated with the hills, stairs and just walking in general -while unfounded -I just felt it would take me forever to get there and I would be consistently late...)


I walked the roughly 3 miles to the Georgetown movie theater- and saw some really neat trails (hard to believe I was still in the city!)


We are painting our apartment (slowly) and I was scared to stand on the top step initially (I feel so awkward with my body and thought I would fall over) - but decided that I was being negative and started using the step ladder...


Here's a picture of some breakfast I was making on Sunday - it shows cooking (which I actually love to do but had stopped in lieu quick, convenient meals)
and our updated kitchen- we painted in 2 different greens and re-tiled the floor with an accent color of red (my favorite for the kitchen!).

Now for the non-scale successes (besides the ones above)! I might not have lost much weight but I know wear a size 38DDD bra instead of a 40DDD and I have been fitting into my size 20w dress pants (down from size 24's!!!)

Hope everyone has a great week!!!! And Happy early Halloween!!! (Love the weather)-

and for the angry birds fans (like me!) look at these cute pumpkins!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ENDUROVET 10/28/2011 5:52PM

    I am not posting anything weight-related until I'm certain that my recent tiny incremental steps of progress are going to "stick"!

Hang in there...

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CHANCE0719 10/28/2011 3:02PM

    err... I mean "I miss our lunchtime workouts!" hahah

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CHANCE0719 10/28/2011 3:02PM

    Yes yes yes! I love that you're basing your health and success on things other than the scale. And I LOVE that you conquered that fear and got on the top step!

I'm so happy to find your blog again! I miss our lunches!

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PATRICIAANN46 10/26/2011 7:23PM

  emoticon You are doing a great job and should be very proud of yourself.

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BELLALUCIA 10/25/2011 7:48PM

    Congrats love, the scale will move soon enough, don't worry!

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TREEBW 10/25/2011 6:10PM

    Congrats and good for you!!!!!!! You look really happy and pretty in your photo :)

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ONENESSMOM 10/25/2011 5:24PM

    Smaller clothes fitting you and making yourself healthy meals are major accomplishments.

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Congratulations on all the non-scale victories.

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NATURALLYJJ 10/25/2011 10:13AM

    Non-scale victories are huge! You can hear the pride and sense of accomplishment in your blog. You are doing great and little changes are how you are going to get to goal. Love that you are cooking more of your own meals as you can control what is in them. That is awesome! Keep it up!

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LASHERTHECAT 10/25/2011 9:49AM

    The small successes add up!! You're doing great. emoticon

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_AIYANNA_ 10/25/2011 2:45AM

    What I love about these photots is how happy you look in them! I believe that non-scale victories are the best. It's not the number on the scales that makes a difference but how we feel in our skin that matters.

The pumkins look great :)

Keep up the great work xxx

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IMREITE 10/25/2011 12:32AM

    the angry birds pumpkins are cute!

i sometimes feel down when the scale does not cooperate, but then i notice how my clothes fit better or i get a random compliment from a coworker and i start to realize how far i have really come.

it is also great when we are motivated to cook for ourselves. it is not only healthier, but also cheaper and tastier then take out.

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CODEMAULER 10/24/2011 11:06PM

    Non-scale victories are even better than losing weight, because they are always the best surprise.

I loved walking around WDC when I was there and, yes, lots of interesting trails that are well-kept secrets.

Congratulations!

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