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SV (I weigh 171!), NSV and almost NSV! WOO HOO!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

I weigh 171! I weigh 171! I weigh 171! I'm just a little more than 1 pound from the 160s! Yes, I won't count it until I get to 169 so technically it's two pounds but still sooo close!

When I so joyously told hubby that I weigh 171 at 4:15 AM, he told me that I now weigh less than him. I didn't believe him and I made him get on the scale in the buff to prove it. He's 169! HA! He's losing a little with me so it may be a slow race until I weigh less than him, but it is within reach. I can see it on the horizon. I can feel it.

We've had a long-standing joke that he isn't allowed to pick me up until I weigh less than him. He's very affectionate and has wanted to pick me up mid-hug for a long time but I resist. I never really thought it would happen when we made the agreement and now I'm motivated to get there. I also made him promise not to put on weight to tip the scale in his favor and I'll be checking him carefully.

I arrived at home today to find a box of clothes I purchased on sale at the door. As usual, I ordered more than normal because I always return most everything with the exception of one or two things that might fit if I just lost a few pounds. This order was different because everything was size medium. I really needed some more clothes. I had been losing and buying new or new-to-me clothes at a faster pace but I've been in this range for a while and it was time.

I opened the box and started trying on the clothes with worry that the clothes would be too small as usual. But everything fits perfectly! All are flattering! I mean really flattering without rolls and bulges showing through in the wrong places. I'm returning a few that I don't love but I'm thrilled.

I think back to when I ordered 18s and 1XL hoping at least one thing would adequately cover and hide. I'd feel depressed as I sent most of it back. I can't tell you how wonderful it feels to be able to make choices based on style and flatter-factors over coverage. I can't begin to explain how proud I am of myself tonight!

It's not that I've been down on myself, but I haven't felt THIS successful for a while...maybe since I hit 100 pounds or completed a big hike that had been out of reach. This is so motivating! I guess this is why we all need to celebrate all the small things.

Thanks in advance for helping me celebrate! It's time for me to get back to work!
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FINDING_CRYSTAL 2/12/2013 4:42PM

    I love this! You should be proud! Wish I could see a before and after picture! Great job Girl!

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JOEY__ 2/10/2013 12:27PM

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HOPE2011 2/9/2013 8:21PM

    Way to go - that's terrific! emoticon

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OVERHAULING-ME 2/4/2013 4:41PM

    emoticon You're enthusiasm is JUMPING off the page and I find myself with a HUGE smile! Thanks for being SO contagious! Your are a wonderful inspiration and continue to contribute to my motivation.

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FEISTYOWL 2/4/2013 4:21PM

    Yay YOU!!!! I'm so happy for you - how awesome you feel so great about all you've accomplished. And how fun to pick clothes because they LOOK GOOD! Way to go, Suzzie!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ROXIT22222 2/3/2013 8:24AM

    I so missed this blog! WAY TO GO! THAT IS SO AWSOME!!!!

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PARASELENIC 2/1/2013 11:22AM

    That's so awesome, zzz, all of it. You have earned this celebration-- and how cool that you could try on clothes and feel GOOD about it!

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CBAILEYC 2/1/2013 10:54AM

    I've over the moon for you!
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Well done honey. Seriously. What great victories and rewards for your efforts!
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C~

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IRISHBEANERGAL 1/31/2013 11:18PM

    Congrats, Susu!

How exciting to have new clothes that you love! And I absolutely ADORE the idea of being picked up by your hubby when you weigh less than him... what a great goal to be looking forward to!

Keep up the great work!

~Irish

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_JODI404 1/31/2013 11:05PM

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your excitement!! It makes me feel so happy for you!!!

I love your agreement with hubby and that you are watching him closely!
emoticon I'm sure it is all going to happen very soon! You WILL MAKE it happen!! These NSV's are *BIG*, and that kind of momentum can really carry you forward!

Fitting into each new smaller size was SO exciting for me.... I totally get your excitement right now!! I think it was = to scale changes for me.
Congrats on fitting Mediums, and more importantly the whole monumental shift to wearing clothes that fit and flatter -- no more hiding!!

I am totally celebrating for you!! Congratulations on all your success, and that which is surely going to continue to come for you!

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ACYCLINGMIND 1/31/2013 10:17PM

    OMG you must feel so proud of yourself! I'll be routing for you and those last two pounds until you're in the 160's. What is it about seeing a new number that's so thrilling? Congratulations on your progress thus far. Where do you purchase clothes from that you can return them? You must order them online but do they make you pay to ship them back as well? I'd love the web address! :) Post some photos of your new clothes if you have time. I'm sure you look great and the rest of us would love a runway show (lol).

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YAMAHA49 1/31/2013 10:12PM

    Congratulations! You are an inspiration! (P.S. I love Chihuly too and use him for my background!)

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KELLIEBEAN 1/31/2013 10:11PM

    Partayyyyy!!!!!

I used to view the numbers on the scale as decades.....so happy to get into the 60s then the 50s etc.

Very exciting on the clothes! I'm so happy everything was flattering! You are doing this!

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THESUBY 1/31/2013 10:04PM

    Awesome! 170 is my target! Congratulations!

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SHERRYMC1966 1/31/2013 10:01PM

    Congratulations!!! emoticon

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