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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!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
YAFENELRA 12/30/2012 10:18PM

    Pat yourself on the back, girl!! You have come a long ways in 2012.

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JANESLOSS 12/30/2012 9:53PM

    Pixie, you continue to inspire me!! Thank you for another great blog!

2013 will be a wonderful healthy year!!

Big Hugs,

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GGMFAY 12/30/2012 9:52PM

    Just love that enthusiasm and knowing where you are going. emoticon

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SUNSHINEGB 12/30/2012 9:22PM

    emoticon 2013 is going to see you reach your goal! You've had a fantastic year!

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ALWYS-LKN-UP 12/30/2012 9:17PM

    Awesome!!! emoticon

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GAILSMAILS 12/30/2012 9:17PM

    Great blog Pixie! Good for you keeping your focus and being thankful for the changes you have experienced.

Have a very safe and happy new year!

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SASSYTHING52 12/30/2012 9:15PM

    thats wonderful i can say after 2 years i think ill have to check losing my 50 n pounds im still maintaining 40 of it the other 10 goes up and down

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-BENI- 12/30/2012 9:13PM

    I'm so proud of you. Well done. Well done.
xo Beni

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 12/30/2012 8:38PM

    Pixie, those are great NSV's for you!!! I'm so proud of you and you should be proud of yourself too. Keep up the great work!!! You can do it!!!



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WILLOWBROOK5 12/30/2012 8:30PM

    Wow! That is a truckload of NSV's! Absolutely awesome!!!
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DALID414 12/30/2012 7:47PM

    I so have to tackle that darn crane pose! I need to celebrate my nsv too, thanks for the reminder.

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JANE1216 12/30/2012 7:44PM

    There you go again!!!! Just made my day --- again!!!! Thanks Miss Pixie for this wonderful and motivating blog --- you are a winner and I'm so glad you are a friend and that you are so willing to share your heart. I am SO ready for a fresh new year and a happy healthy one too ---

HAPPY 2013!!!!

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KARRENLYNN 12/30/2012 7:41PM

    You should be sooooooo Proud of all of your accomplishments!

This is the first time I've tried to lose weight (AGAIN!) that I've paid serious attention to NSV's as well as the scale. And some days they keep me from seriously derailing and eating my weigh thru all the most unhealthy food I can get ahold of.

I hope you have a safe and happy and healthy New Year and that 2013 is very good to you!


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TAFODIL24 12/30/2012 7:35PM

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 12/30/2012 7:35PM

    emoticon Looking forward to this next year.

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GIVENTHANKS 12/30/2012 7:31PM

    emoticon blog! You inspire me!


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    Pixie, thank you for your honest and candid post. You are inspiration to me. Well done, You!

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SLIMMERJESSE 12/30/2012 7:26PM

    Wonderful! Wishing you a fabulous 2013.

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COCK-ROBIN 12/30/2012 7:19PM

    A great 2012! With a greater 2013 in store.

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RUNNING-TURTLE 12/30/2012 7:16PM

    emoticon emoticon JOB! Very proud of you. Keep up the good work.

emoticon Wishing you a wonderful New Year!

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CHANGING-TURTLE 12/30/2012 7:11PM

My glasses are also sliding down my face now, NSV!!!!

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XTINA46 12/30/2012 6:52PM

    I am so impressed, it's amazing how you have transformed yourself. You have much to be proud of --a new lease on life, in so many ways.
You pave the way for me and others to follow in your footsteps and learn that you don't have to be perfect all of the time to succeed and be a winner at losing, and taking care of yourself.
thanks so much for your "reminders" -- I am sure they will help all of your readers get focused in the most happy, healthy way for the new year . (Yikes, that's the day after tomorrow already!)

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SHIRE33 12/30/2012 6:38PM

    I'm so excited to see how much you've accomplished! I'm looking forward to meeting goal, too, this year. It's motivating just thinking about it. Thanks for giving me that perspective.

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SEATTLE58ANEW 12/30/2012 6:31PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon and I am soooo proud of you!! I love looking up to you because you shine from top to bottom!! You can do it all the more in 2013!!

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KATHYJO56 12/30/2012 6:30PM

    Pixie, I have to say that this is the best blog that I have read all year! You have come so far and I am incredibly proud of you! emoticon

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WORKNPROGRESS49 12/30/2012 6:24PM

    emoticon emoticon You inspire me!!!! emoticon

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WORLDSERIES11 12/30/2012 6:16PM

    I LOVE THIS! I've been reflecting on this past year and have been only remembering all the difficulties that I've had to deal with. I can relate to several of your NSV's as I have had some similar victories. Thanks for the reminder that there have been successes this year too and I need to dwell on those!!

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PNCARLSON 12/30/2012 6:15PM

  What a wonderful list of NSVs. You are doing great, and I know you will reach the goals that you have set for yourself in 2013! Keep it up!! Your blogs are very encouraging, and helpful, thank you!


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CATHGREEN8 12/30/2012 6:14PM

    Are you weighing in for the New Year? I know at one point that was maybe a plan?

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KITT52 12/30/2012 6:13PM

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Hope 2013 is your best year ever....

Happy New Year

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HEALTHY4ME 12/30/2012 6:09PM

    Girl if anyone on here can do it I KNOW you can!!! COngrats on all the NSV and scales victories!!! YOU have done remarkable!!! HUGS and on to a new year!!!

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