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A Sparkly Non-Scale Victory!


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Sunday, December 09, 2012



Today is day 284 of my on track streak!

I'm celebrating another NSV!

In 2007, hubby surprised me with a beautiful wedding and engagement ring. Nothing huge or fancy, but it meant the world to me, because it was the first wedding and engagement ring set I ever had! This is my second marriage (my first husband was killed by a drunk driver) but I've never had an engagement ring or wedding ring before.

Anyway, hubby was so proud when he presented me with the rings back in 2007, and I was really touched. I wore those rings with pride...but then I started gaining weight, and the rings got tighter and tighter. Eventually it got to the point where I just couldn't wear them anymore, because they were so tight that it hurt! So I sadly put the rings in my jewelry box. I could tell hubby was hurt and disappointed that I had to stop wearing them....and I felt very ashamed of myself.

In March, when I started my streak, one of the things I most looked forward to was the day when I would be able to wear those rings again. I started trying them on once a month or so, and always felt a bit disappointed when they just didn't fit. At first, I couldn't even get them back on my finger at all. But as time went by, I was able to squeeze them back on, but they were still just too tight for me to wear them comfortably.



The last time I tried them on was at the end of October, and they ALMOST fit. I was tempted to wear them, but I knew they'd just cut off my circulation! So I reluctantly put them back in the jewelry box.



Well, I guess you know where this is going, right? This morning I decided to try the rings on again...and they fit! They fit perfectly! Not too tight at all! I can wear them comfortably, and I think they look darn good on me! So that is my NSV for today...I can wear my rings again!

I actually had another NSV. When hubby saw that I was wearing the rings, his face lit up. He looked so happy, and so proud of me! Seeing that look of pride on his face just made my day!



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SERASARA 1/5/2013 11:47PM

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NERDLETTE 12/26/2012 1:53PM

    Just an update - I wore mine to Christmas Eve service!! As I said above, I haven't been able to do so for a couple of years. I was getting all dressed up for church, and I thought I'd try them - and they fit!!!! emoticon

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SHARJOPAUL 12/24/2012 7:31AM

    Wonderful!!!
And a rea big pat on the back for your husband in showing pride for all the effo you put in to make him happy.

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DOLLFACEDX 12/23/2012 5:19PM

    Great!!

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FIRECOM 12/23/2012 12:44PM

    Your altitude is determined by your attitude. Your are in that rarified air.

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SJKENT1 12/18/2012 6:59PM

    What a beautiful story! Congrats

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EFFRAYECHILDE 12/18/2012 8:28AM

    emoticon emoticon Best NSV ever :)

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PEACEHOPE1 12/16/2012 10:50PM

    That's terrific! What a great milestone to celebrate. I just love how your husband was excited over your wearing the rings again - so sweet. Congratulations!

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JIBBIE49 12/16/2012 8:41AM

    emoticon What a STAR you are. Great to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail. emoticon

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CHRISGORGME 12/16/2012 1:04AM

    Wow you brought tears in my eyes with your words. emoticon

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RUFFIT 12/15/2012 8:38PM

    Good for you!! Wear them with pride!!

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OFGREENGABLES 12/15/2012 2:22PM

    what a gift to yourself and your husband!

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TDEMAIO2 12/15/2012 6:41AM

    emoticon what a GREAT uplifting story : ) Thank you

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JUSGETTENBY42 12/14/2012 12:06PM

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AMOMENTSNOTICE 12/14/2012 10:38AM

    Excellent! Good for you. Good for your hubby. Good for your relationship! --And I love the pics you posted here, too.
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COMEONMA 12/14/2012 8:27AM

    That made me smile so much. You should be so proud, and what a great gift and memory that smile is!
congratulations!

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KARENLEIGH32 12/14/2012 12:55AM

    Loved your blog! I recently had the same problem, not being able to wear my rings. I was told by someone that your fingers don't gain weight as you do. I had to disagree, I know I have swelling due to arthritis but also some weight gain in my hands. I have made a promise to myself to be able to wear my rings again!!

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CM_GARDNER78 12/13/2012 11:54PM

    OH MY GOSH - I had tears in my eyes reading this!!! This is a HUGE goal for me as well!! Aaaaw!!! I can't wait for that day either! :-) Thanks for sharing this with us! :-)

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1DRWOMAN 12/13/2012 7:10PM

    YEA!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!! Enjoy your extra sparkle! :)

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NERDLETTE 12/13/2012 6:20PM

    That is AWESOME!!! I'm in somewhat the same boat - I haven't been able to wear mine for a couple of years. They're getting close - not this month, but maybe next! I'm VERY happy for you! emoticon

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CAMAEL100 12/13/2012 12:40PM

    That is a beautiful story, congrats

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MALA77 12/13/2012 11:37AM

    That's a AWESOME story. I have to say that this is the 1st time I've ever seen NSV. Non-scale Victory, that's cool. I like that!!

GREAT JOB!!!!

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PDSLIM 12/13/2012 10:48AM

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OPTIMIST1948 12/13/2012 10:39AM

    What a wonderful way of keeping track of how far you have come!

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PRAIRIECROCUS 12/13/2012 10:26AM

    Congratulations !
Thank-you for sharing your inspiring story !

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FANCYFREE15 12/13/2012 9:44AM

    Congratulations! What a wonderful Christmas gift to yourself and your hubby! emoticon

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TANYA602 12/13/2012 9:23AM

    What a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday season. Your husband must be thrilled, and you can be so proud of how far you've come!

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FARIS71 12/13/2012 9:16AM

    That has to be one of the biggest and best NSVs ever!!! Yay for you!!

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PENOWOK 12/13/2012 8:56AM

    Ohhhh!!! That made me cry!! That is such an awesome story! How proud we are of you, Pixie!!

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WALLINMW 12/13/2012 8:40AM

  Love the skinny Santas!

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WALLINMW 12/13/2012 8:40AM

  Stay on track!

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AMARILYNH 12/13/2012 7:46AM

    Congratulations on another HUGE NSV!! You are my hero!! emoticon

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CHRISTINASP 12/13/2012 7:45AM

    Wow, congratulations!
You just gave me an idea... I suddenly remembered because of your blog, that I still have a ring that my parents gave me for my 21st birthday. I'd put it away because I haven't been able to wear it for a looong time. Got up and tried it. I hadn't expected it BUT... I can wear it! But not comfortably, yet. So the ring will be a motivation for me now as yours are for you! Thank you so much for your post.

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STEVIEBEE569 12/13/2012 7:28AM

    Great quotes within your blog! I have to keep these in mind! Thanks for sharing!

Also, congratulations on the NSV! Continue the good work!

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CINNAMARIE 12/13/2012 7:02AM

    Congratulations! The best NSV I've read in a very long time! What a beautiful present at this time of year and it wasn't even under the tree! It didn't have to be! :-)

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GARDENCHRIS 12/13/2012 6:40AM

    how exciting for you and hubs! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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COOKIE_AT_51 12/13/2012 5:58AM

    How wonderful emoticon

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COOKIE_AT_51 12/13/2012 5:58AM

    How wonderful emoticon

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LINDAMARIEZ1 12/12/2012 8:37PM

    Good Girl, Pix! We all knew you could do it! I am so proud of you! You are truly an inspiration! emoticon

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GODSBEST 12/12/2012 3:23PM

    Now that's a victory ! emoticon

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SPARKABELLA13 12/12/2012 2:11PM

    Great blog -- touching story. YOU ROCK!

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FIRECOM 12/12/2012 11:57AM

    If its to be, its up to me. Words that I live by every day. Not always easy but necessary.

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REY-REY 12/12/2012 8:40AM

    Love it!

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RUNNERRACHEL 12/12/2012 7:45AM

    emoticon what a beautiful victory emoticon

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SLFGOLF 12/12/2012 1:02AM

    Congratulations! A wonderful story!

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LOVEMYBODY2012 12/11/2012 11:52PM

    Fantastic NSV!!!

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CYPATAYLOR2 12/11/2012 11:22PM

  Congratulations! That is awesome! emoticon

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REGILIEH 12/11/2012 11:15PM

    emoticon What a wonderful early Christmas present for both of you! emoticon

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