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NSV's can keep us motivated...

Thursday, February 21, 2013

So - I have a few things going on right now.

First, I joined the BLC21 this round. I thought I might be doing it a little soon after coming back to Spark (I took a "leave of absence" from June - October). I was hesitant, because I know me, and I am not always the best team member. I get busy, I get sidetracked, I can't do it "perfectly", so I give up. We are halfway through the challenge, and so far so good! I am happy to report that I am on the negative side of the scale for this challenge (probably a first for me!!!)

Second, I have two streaks going right now. I have a daily water (64 ounces) streak going, and I am at 10 days! Yeah! I also have an exercise streak going (10 minutes minimum) and am at 6 days! (Both the water and exercise I was doing great at, and then would miss a day here and there, so I would have to restart. This time I am committed!!)

Finally, I received an invitation to be involved in the winter to spring 5% challenge - and I accepted! The two challenges will compliment each other nicely, and the 5% will fill in the gap until BLC22. 5% for me will be about 12 pounds - in 8 weeks. That is totally doable!

Now - the real reason for this blog - one of the questions that was asked of us was "what NSV's do you want to have during this challenge?"

WELL - here's the story:

About 4 1/2 years or so ago, my Joy was a baby, and I was doing really well at weight loss. (Back in 2008) I was in ONEderland, a number I hadn't seen in a LONG time. One day I was headed to town to pick up my hubby from work. I had Joy with me and went to put her in the carseat behind the driver's seat. I went to grab the sliding door and SLAMMED it on my hand! MY WHOLE HAND! I couldn't believe it - I wouldn't even look at it. I drove 7 or so miles to town, crying, unable to pull my rings off. We went straight to the ER, and of course....they had to cut off my rings!

A couple of weeks later, once my hand healed (I didn't break anything - the rings took the brunt of it...I probably would have severed a finger without them there!) we took the rings in to get fixed. When they sized me, I was happy to see that my new ring size was actually smaller than the original ring was! So, they fixed them, and we went in a week or so later to pick them up. To my dismay - THEY WERE TOO SMALL! :-( My hubby wanted them to fix it, and I was like, "don't worry - they will fit soon!"

WELL.....................I was not wearing any rings, weight started piling on, time went by, and I felt sad that I didn't have my rings on. I found a set that was really pretty, and reasonably priced, that would fit my current size, to act as a 'fat set' until I could lose the weight to get into my real ones. So I got them! And I wore them, and was happy to have rings again!

Time went on, I got pregnant with my eight child, and by about 5 months I had to take them off. That was the last time I wore them - back in 2010. I haven't been able to get them on since! :-(

SO - not only do my real wedding rings not fit, but the rings that I bought to act as a fill in until I lost weight, do not fit either!! NOW - the good news. I think that if I lose that 5% in 8 weeks....I am pretty sure that I will be able to wear the rings again! For the first time in over 2 years!!

Just the thought of that makes me SO motivated! I know that they are "just" rings, and don't really mean anything, but I am SO fond of my rings! Every time I look at them I think of my hubby and smile. And, even my temporary set are really pretty...and I do like pretty jewelery!

All that to say...........I, like anyone else, LOVE when the number on the scale goes down! But the thought of being able to put those rings back on - THAT is something that is really pushing me forward right now!! :-) I'm almost giddy over it!! LOL

**This is not either set...but I thought it was pretty, and wanted to add it for some effect! :-) LOL

Staying motivated by NSV's!! :-)
~ Christa
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    First...that bottom ring (I guess it would be the wedding band?)--the simple one with the row of diamonds...looks EXACTLY like the ring the husband got me for our 15 year wedding anniversary, and I love it. So let me compliment your taste.

    Second...I think that's a fabulous goal. Non-scale related is always so much more rewarding than simply obsessing over weight. Something you can see true and continued progress on. And at the rate you're going, you'll have those rings back on your hand before you know it.
    1821 days ago
  • FIT4MEIN2013
    Love those NSVs!!!
    1822 days ago
  • MARYBETH4884
    I want that same NSV soon! That is wonderful goal and one worth fighting for! Whenever I look at my rings I will add your effort up in a prayer with my effort! We can do this Christa
    1822 days ago
    yes indeed NSV CAN keep us motivated!

    I understand about the rings. Although i am not married i have rings i have bought myself and I broke one b/c it was too big and i was able to get it re-sized! I was so happy!

    I know you will do well on the 5% challenge too! Best of luck Christa! emoticon
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  • DJ9ERS
    You go girl!!

    Way to go with the streaks too.

    I really enjoyed reading this blog. I have enjoyed getting to know you here and there over the past two months.

    Keep at it!! Game face on!!!! (I like exclamation points!!!!!) emoticon
    1822 days ago
    What a great motivator for the 5% challenge! I need to give my NSV some serious thought.
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