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Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Today is day 189 of my streak!

So far I am on track with my goal to make September the healthiest month of the year so far! Yesterday I was feeling a bit under the weather, and I wasn't able to workout at my normal intensity. I actually had to stop about halfway through a workout because I was just feeling so bad. My original instinct was to push myself to finish the workout anyway, but I'm glad I decided to just STOP. I actually put on my favorite winter nightgown and took a long nap...and woke up feeling a lot better! I feel EVEN BETTER today, and I'm ready to get back to my regular workout routine!
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Yesterday was an AWESOME day because I had some non-scale victories! The first one was when I put on my winter nightgown. Its a long, cozy nightgown, and the last time I wore it was sometime in March. Well, when I put it on yesterday...it was so big on me! The shoulder seams were down on my biceps, and the sleeves went past my hands, lol. Plus it was just soooo loose around the middle! In spite of the fact that I was not feeling very well when I put it on, it sure brought a smile to my face to see how big it has gotten on me!




Another non-scale victory from yesterday is that after my nap, I decided to treat myself to a nice hot bubble bath! Its been a while since I've taken a bath instead of a shower. Normally, when I take a bath, its a kind of tight fit. My sides touch the sides of the tub. Well, not anymore! Yesterday I suddenly realized that there is plenty of room on either side....because I'm smaller now! I don't have to wedge myself into the bathtub anymore!





And the BEST non-scale victory! For the past two and a half weeks, I have been doing a workout called "Below the Belt" from my DDP Yoga DVD's. I have really, really struggled with this particular workout. It has a lot of chair poses (or as DDP calls it, Thunderbolt) and other moves that focus on your lower body. Well, yesterday I noticed that my thighs feel firmer! My buttinsky, too! Its great to see these results from the workout, especially since its a workout that I struggle to get through. Now I see the payoff from those struggles! And not only is my lower body getting firmer, I am also getting stronger and I'm able to hold Warrior III pose a lot better!

Here is a picture of chair pose. It doesn't really look like much, does it? (At least thats what I thought at first.) But it really is a challenging pose to hold..you really feel it!






Since I don't like to weigh myself (and don't plan to weigh myself again until New Years Day), I really have to focus on non-scale victories, and I love it! To me, getting stronger, firmer and smaller is more important than what the scale says!



I am wishing everyone some non-scale victories this week!



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ELAINEANNE1 3/5/2013 9:24AM

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GALINAZ 9/17/2012 12:51PM

    Gives me ideas of things to look for, thanks!

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LISA_FRAME 9/13/2012 1:09PM

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TERRIJ7 9/13/2012 12:47PM

    I love those kinds of victories! Congratulations~

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SBELLETN 9/11/2012 10:21PM

  emoticon I love the non scale system and am doing this also. Your blog gave me encouragement to fully commit to this and eat healthy.

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TONI58 9/11/2012 12:05PM

    I loved this post! Striving to be healthy and loving it. emoticon

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EFFRAYECHILDE 9/11/2012 8:51AM

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MYUTMOST4HIM 9/11/2012 8:47AM

    I love your rabbit wallpaper!!!

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THEIS58 9/11/2012 8:17AM

    Great attitude - the weight WILL come off!

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ANNESYLVIA 9/10/2012 8:20PM

    Food for thought..."10lbs loss on scale is not a 10lb loss of fat."

I need to find how to measure the difference too!

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1LAZYCOOK 9/9/2012 11:11AM

    Namaste!


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LOLAINSC 9/7/2012 9:34PM

    I always look for blogs about the NSV's--they are what matter. I am not doing all this work just for a number on the scale. Thank you for the great report--you have to be one of the most committed and enthusiastic Sparklers that I've run into.
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MOMMY445 9/7/2012 9:43AM

    what a great blog! very inspiring and motivating! have a terrific day!

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ICAN2DOTHIS 9/7/2012 9:07AM

  Love your blog! Thanks for the encouragement to not weigh all the time and to stay focused!

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LIVELYGIRL2 9/7/2012 12:47AM

  This is good news!

I'm sure as you continue, you will see and feel even more of these. Congratulations emoticon !

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GARIANNA1 9/6/2012 11:23PM

  I FEEL LIKE YOU DO....DON'T WANT ANY PART OF THE SCALE...
JUST WANT TO FEEL BETTER AND TO CONTINUE DOING WHAT I DO NOW AND MORE...AT MY AGE ITS AN ACCOMPLISHMENT...I EITHER BIKE OR JOG/RUN 3 TO 4 MILES PER DAY....WITH BARELY ANY EFFORT....A YEAR AGO I COULD NOT DO ALL OF THIS...SO THAT ALONE IS MY BENEFIT ALREADY...MY COUNTS ARE LOOKING BETTER AND MY CLOTHES A SIZE OR TWO SMALLER...That's WHAT I WANT RESULTS...SLOW BUT SHOWING! YES!!!!

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ROCKYCPA 9/6/2012 10:10PM

    great job!

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JAMER123 9/6/2012 8:38PM

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Keep it going and your will go far in meeting your goals of a healthy body & lifestyle!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 9/6/2012 8:19PM

  You are doing an emoticon job!!!!! emoticon for reminding us of the importance of non-scale victories.

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MOM2GEO_JR 9/6/2012 6:21PM

    You go girl, you are an inspiration to all of us. Keep up the good work.

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LYNNWILK2 9/6/2012 4:32PM

    What a great inspiration, I am glad you are feeling better, and that the not so "little" successes really show you that you are doing the right thing for your body. I am having the same issues, lots of changes in my body but no so much on the scale.

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LUVTOBOWL 9/6/2012 4:02PM

    I like non scale victories too; we need them some people would go crazy without them. Oh yeah, do know how hard the chair pose is. emoticon keep up the good work.

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MARYTENGLISH 9/6/2012 3:43PM

  Thank you for taking the time to share these victories, so that others are encouraged as well! emoticon

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MARYJEANSL 9/6/2012 2:59PM

  Good for you! It is always so wonderful when clothes start to feel loose - congrats!

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LDRICHEL 9/6/2012 2:00PM

    Love the images! Thanks!

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PCASEY7 9/6/2012 1:31PM

    Congrats on all your non-scale victories! Isn't it a great feeling when a previously tight fitting piece of clothing is WAY TOO BIG! Continue your great progress!

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IAMAGEMLOVER 9/6/2012 12:39PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon You are an inspiration. I haven't been feeling good either, just achy and tired. Now I feel like a lazy aSS emoticon

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SJKENT1 9/6/2012 12:26PM

    Congrats!

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REDROSE1990 9/6/2012 11:08AM

  Congratulations!!
You really made a point with focusing on the non-scale victories instead of what the scale says. I think you made it clear for me that I really have to STOP focusing on my weight-number and to notice the victories I make besides the scale. Thank you for sharing!

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DRUMMERGURL4HIM 9/6/2012 10:57AM

    I weigh-in on Fridays and I find myself throughout the week so concerned with whether or not the scale is going to show less than it did the Friday before. Sometimes I lose sight of those non-scale victories and when the scale doesn't change--I feel like a failure. Thank you for reminding me that it's not about a number!

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WAVAIRENE 9/6/2012 10:54AM

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PALMETTOGIRL22 9/6/2012 10:02AM

    Fantastic!!! I have needed to pay attention much more to my non-scale victories, and you've given me the motivation to do that with this blog post. Thank you!
You should be SO PROUD OF YOURSELF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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WALLINMW 9/6/2012 9:54AM

  This is SO true! Thanks for the reminder, and keep your Spark burning!!!

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DJSHIP46 9/6/2012 9:48AM

    You're winning... YAY!!! Congratulations and thanks for sharing your victories! Hope you have a GREAT day too!!!

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TURNINGTABLES21 9/6/2012 9:47AM

  Great blog!

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MIMIDOT 9/6/2012 9:22AM

    Keep on keeping on! Congratulations!

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PENOWOK 9/6/2012 9:02AM

    Good deal!! Keep it up...even the tough stuff makes a huge difference!

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DNRAE1 9/6/2012 8:52AM

    Fantastic! Great things to focus on! emoticon

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FARIS71 9/6/2012 8:43AM

    Those are totally awesome non scale victories! You have earned them. Glad you are feeling better!

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JANEMARIE77 9/6/2012 8:35AM

    awesome great you are strong love the bunny yoga background

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