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Non-scale Victories of 2012

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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Today is day two of my on track streak!

The year is coming to an end, and I am looking forward to 2013 with so much hope, positivity and anticipation! 2013 is going to be the year I reach my goal size, thanks in part to all the hard work I've done in 2012!

The first two months of 2012 were a wash, to be honest. I didn't do anything to help myself get healthy. I was at the highest weight of my entire life, 286 pounds. I was hoarding food and binge eating while hubby slept. (Yes, its very embarrassing to admit that! But I want to be honest and let you see how far down in the pit of obesity that I really was.) I was so depressed, so unhealthy and so out of shape. And I often thought "I should just give up. I have so much weight to lose, it will take me FOREVER to lose it so why even try?"

Thank God, I didn't give up. Finally, on March first, I started streaking...doing my best to see how many HEALTHY days in a row I could have. I forgot about the scale and about weight. I knew that if thought too much about how much weight I needed to lose, it would only discourage and overwhelm me. But I knew that if I just did my best to make each day as healthy as possible, the weight would come off!

I have had many "less than perfect" days during the past year, but thats okay. I've had to start my streak over twice, but I've had more good days than bad ones, and thats what matters most. And I have seen so much progress! I have had a LOT of non-scale victories this year, and I just wanted to list as many of them as I can remember!

My wedding and engagement rings fit me again.

I have gone from size 3X t shirts to size L.

When my husband hugs me, his arms can go all the way around me quite easily.

I have energy, stamina, strength and flexibility.

I feel so much younger than my age. I'm 51 but I feel better now than I did in my 40's.

My stomach doesn't touch the steering wheel anymore when I drive.

The bed doesn't creak when I get into it.

I can do yoga! I can even do crane pose, although I still don't have the strength to hold it for very long.

I rarely have plantar fascia pain anymore.

I can wear jeans with a button and a zipper! As a matter of fact, I no longer wear elastic waist pants unless I'm working out.

When I clean the kitchen, I can walk between the chair and the wall without having to turn sideways to fit.

My sides don't touch the side of the bathtub when I take my bubble baths.

My hips, back and knees don't hurt all the time anymore.

When I go to a restaurant (which is rare), I can sit in a booth without my stomach being pressed against the table.

I can ride a bicycle!

My glasses fit me better. Back in March, they sat on my cheeks and squeezed the side of my head on both sides. Now they fit loosely! They don't squeeze my face anymore, and I'm saving up now so that I can get new ones, perhaps this summer.

I can walk up and down the porch stairs without having to hang on to the railing. (I like to show off and skip up or down them when hubby is watching, lol.)

I can reach into the bottom of the shopping cart without having to stand on my tippy toes just to get my belly over it. (I probably didn't explain that right, but maybe you get what I'm trying to say.)

My blood pressure is no longer in the danger zone. I don't have to take medication anymore.

I've only had one GERD attack since March. (I used to have attacks several times a month.)

So those are my major NSV's, at least the ones that come to mind right now. I've had so many more little ones along the way, and I look forward to having more in 2013. I also really look forward to reaching my goal size. I'm not aiming for a certain weight, I'm aiming for a size 8. And its so exciting to know that I am so close, and that I WILL reach my goal in the new year!

I hope you will join me in working hard to make 2013 a healthy year! We are really worth the best effort we can put forth!


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MM165592 1/1/2013 2:19PM


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ZIGGY122 1/1/2013 2:04PM

    Pixie you always know just what to say to inspire your Spark Friends...I love that you are a friend.. emoticon emoticon Thank you for all your encouragement you give me each week on my spark page. YOU ARE THE BEST!!!! emoticon

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CAPTAINSTEFF 1/1/2013 2:00PM

    My friend told me about your blog here and it just had me in awe! I hope everything works out for you!

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PCASEY7 1/1/2013 1:12PM

    Congrats on all the NSV's in 2012! Continued success in 2013!

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CHARTHESTAR 1/1/2013 12:24PM

    love, Love, LOVE the lifetime revolution!

Great Blog. Even better.... GREAT NSV!!!

thank you so much for your comments and support! I hope to get better responding to all the wonderful comments, suggestions and the support people give.

It truly is what makes spark people a unique place where people succeed!

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MSGO72 1/1/2013 11:39AM

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KATRINAKRAUT 1/1/2013 11:35AM

    That is an awesome life CHANGED list. Way to go.

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JUSTFORGIVEN1 1/1/2013 10:38AM

    I am looking forward to writing a blog similar to this 365 days from today. God bless. What a great tribute to your success! I'm stoked now!!!

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COTTONTAIL62 1/1/2013 10:03AM

    Awesome, Pixie !

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FROMNDTOGA 1/1/2013 9:33AM

I love NSVs! Please write yours down this year so we can see how far you have progressed come 2014!

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NERDLETTE 1/1/2013 9:06AM

    AWESOME!!!! You ROCK, Pixie!! emoticon

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 1/1/2013 9:03AM

    Great blog as usual!!

Thanks for being a great Spark Friend and Inspiration in 2012.

Looking forward to see what 2013 brings us!!

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  Awesome!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MONANW 1/1/2013 8:18AM

    How awesome! I am so glad I found your blog. I have 20 lbs to lose. I am a scale watcher and find it very discouraging. As a matter of fact a couple of days ago I decided to swear off scales for one month. This way I can focus on healthy eating and exercise and not on the numbers on the scale. Thank you so much for sharing. CONGRATULATIONS on your successes! emoticon

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SUSIQZER 1/1/2013 7:57AM

    I love everything about this blog! All of those things add up to a happier, healthier life... what's better than that?!

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LYNNIERN 1/1/2013 7:32AM

    Excellent excellent blog! So many non scale victories! Yeah!!

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1DRWOMAN 1/1/2013 6:40AM

    What a fabulous blog! I smiled, I nodded, I rejoiced for you! Congratulations and well done! Thank you for the inspiration!

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BLUEJEAN99 1/1/2013 1:53AM

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DRB13_1 1/1/2013 1:44AM

    You're my hero! emoticon

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MARYJEANSL 1/1/2013 12:48AM

  Very impressive small victories - congrats!! Happy 2013 :-)

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JIBBIE49 1/1/2013 12:41AM

    Glad to see your blog in the SPark Mail.

Happy 2013 New YEar.

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NEWMOM20121 12/31/2012 11:12PM

    Well done.

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DEEBREW6 12/31/2012 11:04PM

    Pixie...You are such an inspiration!! I was crying by the time I got to the end of your blog.
What a story! You have overcome so much! I am so blessed to have you as a spark friend and I call you a friend because that is what you are. emoticon You have a way with words that touch people. I was never one to take quotes seriously but since we became spark friends you make a point to post on my page and I have to tell you. They make me think and I always see the positive. emoticon for everything you do that touches everyone who reads and follows you. I'll be following your streak in 2013 and am inspired enough to start my own streak. Here's to reaching even more NSV's in 2013. Happy New Year! emoticon

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ELLIE381 12/31/2012 11:02PM

    Well done Pixie! emoticon emoticon

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SUSIEMT 12/31/2012 8:53PM

    Congrats on a great blog. Keep up the good work!

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BARB5970 12/31/2012 8:02PM

    Thanks for sharing. I smiled as a read all those NSV's imagining how great it must feel. I can't wait to have my own NSV's, they are so much more important than the numbers on the scale

Wishing you a Wonderful New Year, filled with good Health.

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TIGTAZ325 12/31/2012 7:37PM

    Way to go PIxie!! Great blog & much deserved emoticon to you!!!
Happy New Year!!

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KOOKYKATHIE 12/31/2012 6:58PM

    THANKS FOR ALL THE UPDATES on your 2012 accomplishments and it lets me know that emoticon

2013 here we come!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! emoticon

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IAMAGEMLOVER 12/31/2012 6:55PM

    Great NSV's I am so proud of you. You may fall down but you get right back up. emoticon emoticon emoticon Happy New Year.

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JANEMARIE77 12/31/2012 6:48PM

    awesome way to go

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CINDYCHARLENE 12/31/2012 6:13PM

    Like Lawrence Welk would say, "A-wonerful A-wonerful". You rock girl!

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CAT-IN-CJ 12/31/2012 5:59PM

    Dynomite!!!!! Girl, you ROCK when you SPARK!!!!

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DIANNEMT 12/31/2012 5:52PM

    Love it! You CAN do it!!

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VOLLEYGIRL77 12/31/2012 5:08PM

    Yay for NSV we definitely need them to be successful !

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JAMER123 12/31/2012 4:54PM

    Fantastic & wonderful NSV!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ALIDOSHA 12/31/2012 4:33PM

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    I am proud of your achievements in 2012.
I am sure you will live up to your expectations of yourself in 2013.
May you be blessed with HEALTH & Happiness in 2013, and for many years to follow.

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IREN0169 12/31/2012 3:56PM

    I love your ideas and accomplishments. I will need to remember this for myself! emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 12/31/2012 3:52PM

  emoticon on your many non-scale victories. You are the emoticon !!!

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SAPHRAEL 12/31/2012 3:16PM

    You rock! I applaud your commitment. Yeah!!

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ROCKYCPA 12/31/2012 3:11PM

    Great blog - thanks for sharing!

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LUVTOBOWL 12/31/2012 3:10PM

    Way to go Pixie!


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ILIKETOZUMBA 12/31/2012 3:02PM

    Hooray!!! I know EXACTLY how exciting it is to be able to get in and out of the car easily, without the belly touching the wheel, or to fit into restaurant booths or heck, any CHAIR, without being squished. I, too, love that my husband's arms can go around me more easily too. I'm so glad you've got all these great NSVs under your belt!! Congratulations!!! :)

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DINIE123 12/31/2012 2:21PM

  Love the post. I think you hit pay dirt with the discovery that victories are what we should concentrate on and you have such an impressive list, you should be proud of yourself, I am and I don't even know you. HAPPY NEW YEAR and keep up the good work. Diane

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1GODISMYROCK1 12/31/2012 1:39PM

    Way to GO girl! Proud of you for not giving up!! NEVER give up! emoticon

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