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BLC 20 Challenge - NSV

Sunday, September 23, 2012

A challenge for the Biggest Loser Competition I'm in, so don't mind me. ;) emoticon

*Define The Number*
My goal weight is 180. There was a lot of thought into considering that goal, it wasn't a number I pulled out of the sky. I have not been under 200 pounds since before I was 18. So for me, a super tiny number didn't seem realistic, especially with my starting weight of 272. I felt and still feel that 180 is a place where I could be very happy and comfortable with my weight. I have recently thought about going to 170, but I figured I could decide when I get to my goal. I need a goal I can reach and feel like it is attainable. In the past I would make such lofty goals and I would never get there, but this time it isn't going to happen. The idea of hitting my goal and Onederland specifically will really make me feel like I have accomplished something great. To be able to look in the mirror and be proud of what I see will be huge for me.

For right now the short term goal is to get in a pair of size 18 jeans that I had purchased. I am currently in a size 20, down from a 24, and I just might be able to squeeze into those babies by the end of BLC 20.

*Celebrate Victories*
Non scale Victories: I have had quiet a few, off the top of my head my ring that I am now able to wear after years of not being able to, fitting into clothes from 5 years ago that I couldn't fit into, going from a size 24 to a 20. Beating my fast food addiction, which was truly an addiction.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JECKIE 9/25/2012 10:10AM

    I love your NSVs! I do little dances whenever I pull something out of the closet I haven't worn in years. :)

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KAESEA78 9/25/2012 6:55AM

    Sometimes as I read stuff you write I feel like I wrote it myself...

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5KGRANNY 9/24/2012 5:52PM

    Baby steps, Stephanie!! Shoot for 5 or 10 pound increments as mini- goals and it will go much faster and you'll feel more accomplished. I did find when I added more FMs it came off faster. Keep up the good work. What you have accomplished is staggering!!!!!

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PRINCESSAMY 9/24/2012 11:22AM

    You are very inspirational. Thank You.

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LRSILVER 9/23/2012 3:23PM

    Excellent, Your NSV are measurable signs of the progress you have made!!

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    Long live the NSV...As someone who's goal weight is similar to yours my advice would be to mix it up a bit and set one or two fitness goals. I find that accomplishment of weight loss is all the more sweet knowing my body can DO SOMETHING. Plus the fitness thing can be tangible, I FINISHED, even when the scale isn't!

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JACOBSBELOVED 9/23/2012 2:38AM

    I love NSV's! Sometimes those are almost more exciting than seeing the numbers on the scale go down.

I think 180 is definitely attainable. It's less than 100 lbs and it doesn't seem like quite as much that way. That's how my mind works and perhaps yours works the same way. :)

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BETHIEBOOPS 9/23/2012 1:42AM

    Aren't these challenges great? They just force us to iterate the goals we set clearly and in measurable terms. I love how attainable your goals are!!

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