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A non-scale victory first thing in the morning

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Friday, October 19, 2012




Today is day 233 of my streak!

I had planned to sleep in this morning, but the sound of thunder woke me up before dawn. I was very cozy and comfortable, so I just rolled over onto my back and lay there listening to the rain. And then I suddenly had a non-scale victory! Before I even got out of bed!




Whenever I lay on my back in bed, I fold my hands together over my stomach. Before I started my streak, when I'd put my hands on my stomach, my elbows would dangle off to the side and not reach the bed.

As I've lost weight, of course my belly has gotten smaller. One of my goals has been to be able to fold my hands together on my stomach and have my elbows actually touch the bed.

Well, this morning as I lay there listening to the rain and trying to remember if I'd shut all the windows last night, I suddenly realized..."Hey....hey...my elbows are touching the bed!"

What a great non-scale victory! Perhaps my elbows have been touching the bed for a while now, and I just didn't notice. Thats the way it is with non-scale victories sometimes....they sneak up on you! I think sometimes I get so caught up with looking in the mirror to see a change that I don't notice when other signs of progress happen. But boy when I do notice...it sure feels great!




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BATCHICK 10/21/2012 11:32AM

    Congrats on your progress!!!

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DONNAJZ4241 10/21/2012 11:26AM

    What a great blog! I can relate to how simply laying in bed and "feeling how your body feels" definitely can be a predictor of progress you have made. I never thought folding your hands and seeing if your elbows touch the bed -- but I am going to go lay down now and see if mine do or not. I can always tell my the feel of my stomach when I am laying flat.

I just got back from my bed. LOL my elbows do not touch the mattress...yet! But they will. I am about an inch or two shy.

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LORRAINE10141 10/21/2012 11:20AM

    Yeeesss! I love NSV. I haven't lost much weight over the last five weeks but I see soo many NSV and subtle changes in my lifestyle. Teams that have NSV threads make for very interesting reading. Enjoyed your blog. Enjoy the journey. emoticon

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LAWANDMUSIC 10/21/2012 10:55AM

    WOW. You are right - these things sneak up on us. I would add that this is an exciting thing!!

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ORODEO73 10/21/2012 10:39AM

    That is wonderful! Congratulations

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AJB121299 10/21/2012 10:37AM

    nice

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ANTOF9 10/21/2012 10:33AM

    That's awesome! And what a great feeling -- I call those non-milestone-milestones! Sometimes they are far more meaningful than the big benchmarks. Yay you!

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YBBHAPPY 10/21/2012 10:29AM

    So happy for you! That is so exciting! Keep up the good work!

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ITSONLYAMY 10/21/2012 10:20AM

    Way to go!!

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SUNNYLIFE72 10/21/2012 10:19AM

  What a wonderful, mindful observation! The title of your blog immediately got me curious as to what it was...and to find out it was something you discovered while still in bed! =)

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JBEAUFORD 10/21/2012 10:14AM

    Congratulations!!! That is awesome!!!

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GIVENTHANKS 10/21/2012 10:11AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon blog!

Pat

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KIMALEE54 10/21/2012 10:10AM

    Loved this blog! What a thoughtful description of being present in your own life...thanks for sharing--! emoticon

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HENRYNOLAN 10/21/2012 9:53AM

    what a great reminder to us all to not only focus on the scale, and maybe even have a victory sneak up on us like that! congratulations :)

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FATHINSN 10/21/2012 9:38AM

    That's a great non-scale victory, congrats!
I think non-scale daily activities achievements (climb up stairs, carry grocery bags, do house cleaning, etc etc) can give more impact :D

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THEIS58 10/21/2012 9:22AM

    Great job - way to go!!

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CLAUDEM1 10/21/2012 9:16AM

    That is awesome, Pixie! Non-scale victories are SO important, because the scale doesn't often reflect the hard work of exercise. I'm really happy for you.

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JUDYAMK 10/21/2012 9:07AM

    Oh my gosh what a way to tell if you have lost weight!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Keep up the good work on the road to being healthy!!!!
Judy

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NUMD97 10/21/2012 8:34AM

    Congrats on your NSV! It's delightful, isn't it, when the unexpected happens.

All the best as you continue on your journey to better health,

Nu

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ONE-HOT-MAMA1 10/21/2012 7:28AM

    good for you keep it up

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THEBESTISTOCOME 10/21/2012 7:11AM

    Great blog!

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HANDYV 10/21/2012 6:51AM

    NICE !!

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JSTETSER 10/21/2012 6:24AM

    Good one!

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SERAH_MOZ 10/21/2012 2:14AM

    Congratulations! Hope you are doing something special to celebrate that you've met a really fun goal!

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    That is really emoticon I am sure you are encouraged!!!

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BONNIEBELLE2 10/20/2012 11:52PM

    emoticon Keep it up! You are doing great!

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FLATROSIE 10/20/2012 11:19PM

    Awesome. Keep it up!

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BLOOMING52 10/20/2012 11:10PM

    Well done.

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KHALIA2 10/20/2012 11:05PM

  Great blog!

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CICELY360 10/20/2012 10:59PM

  good blog

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    So exciting!!! Woohooo!!! emoticon

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    emoticon And you thought nothing was happening! LOL emoticon

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CHERYLSBUTT 10/20/2012 10:23PM

    Living life is simply.....wonderful!!!
Good for you

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    great blog thanks for sharing

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    Sounds like a pleasant discovery!
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  That is so awesome! Congratulations!

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