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It's not all about the NUMBER


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Though I'm slightly disappointed in my 0.2 lb gain this week I am thrilled by the changes in my body that I see when I look in the mirror. I used to be completely obsessed with the numbers on the scale, but I have slowly learned to recognize the NSV as well. For the first time since I got pregnant with my son (16 months ago) I was able to see definition in my arms! I"m so excited. There really is a muscle under there. I"m looking forward to working hard and maybe some more will appear!! My loose saggy post-pregnancy belly is less jiggly and my pj shorts are starting to fall off. So to me this outweighs my negative feelings about my 0.2 lb gain.

I would be lying if I said my nutrition was perfect this week. It wasn't as bad as it used to be, but a few days are unacceptable for the new healthy lifestyle I"m trying to live. So I will work hard this week and track all of my food and hopefully next week I will be celebrating victories both on and off the scale :)

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TARABEAR 1/31/2013 7:48PM

    Good work!!!!!
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ANYVAR54 1/31/2013 3:21PM

    you are doing so well.. congratulations

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JANIEWWJD 1/31/2013 12:02AM

    emoticon Sounds like you are on the right track!!! Keep up the good work!!!
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HDHAWK 1/30/2013 9:05PM

    It sounds like you are making a lot of progress to me!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 1/30/2013 7:51PM

    It is great that you recognize that NSVs mean alot!!!

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GOODLOOKIN69 1/30/2013 7:24PM

    It's so hard to remember that the number on the scale isn't everything!! Thank you for putting a positive spin on it emoticon emoticon Stay positive!

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LILYGAL 1/30/2013 6:43PM

    Great job!!! A small gain like that is no big deal!! Keep up the good work. I had a wonderful NSV myself....got back into my skinny jeans!!! emoticon emoticon

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LIGHTHEART09 1/30/2013 3:16PM

   
What is NSV??? Celebrate small victories and keep looking forward...doing great mom! emoticon

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ASL191 1/30/2013 1:16PM

    Don't forget it has been your birthday!
I'd settle for that gain over a birthday week, really you should look at it as staying the same, it is quite a nominal gain.
Keep on going though , next week that ticker will be down!

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KATELOSS2009 1/30/2013 1:05PM

    inches are FAR more important than pounds! keep up the great work!!

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SINGER73 1/30/2013 12:47PM

    NSV are very important. Sometimes is takes the scale to catch up to our efforts emoticon

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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 1/30/2013 11:43AM

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TUFFYBIRD 1/30/2013 11:38AM

    It sounds like you're doing very well. Keep up the good work!!!

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SONYALATRECE 1/30/2013 11:28AM

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GRANDMABABA 1/30/2013 11:23AM

    Thanks for sharing...NSF can be what keeps me going some days

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LAURIE5658 1/30/2013 11:23AM

    Keep pushing, girl!! You've got this!

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EVER-EVOLVING 1/30/2013 11:22AM

    Stick with it, Jen, you are doing great! And give that precious little boy a hug and kiss for me! I feel a bond with him since I prayed so often and earnestly for him to get here all safe and sound!

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SASKGIRL81 1/30/2013 11:19AM

    I think we all have bad days but I'm happy to see you can get past those bad days and be happy for your successes! emoticon

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