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Two Non-Scale Victories!


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Monday, April 01, 2013




Today is day 41 of my current streak!

Two NSV's to report today! The first was when I was getting dressed this morning. I live in yoga pants and t shirts....together with a bandana to hold my hair back, I call it my "Warrior Gear."

Anyway, I'm a little behind in doing laundry, so when I was reaching into the wardrobe to get a pair of yoga pants this morning, the pickings were slim! All of my favorite yoga pants were in the hamper, so I dug in to the very back of the drawer and pulled out a pair of pants that were way too small for me a few months ago. I figured they'd still be too small, but maybe not AS small as before. So I tried them on...and they fit! Perfectly! Non-scale victory number one for today! I felt quite proud of myself for being able to wear them.



Then as I was in the kitchen fixing my breakfast (steel cut oatmeal, poached egg, 2 clementines and some green tea) hubby came into the room and the first thing he said was "Wow, look at those hamstring muscles!" He could actually see my leg muscles through my yoga pants! So that was non scale victory number two!

I have to admit, I'm really quite proud of my lower body. Its where I've seen the most progress and improvement. My upper arms are still too big, and there is still plenty of jelly in my belly, lol. But my legs and bum have really firmed and toned, and they are strong! My hubby weighs 175 lbs, and I can give him piggy back rides! (Hee hee, we tried it one day just to be funny, although he would probably be embarrassed that I am telling you about it!)



My birthday is at the end of this month, and I will be 52, but I can honestly say that I don't feel my age. I feel so much younger now, and I know its because I have made healthy eating and exercise an important part of my life. When I first started streaking a year ago, my main focus was on getting healthy. Of course I wanted (and needed) to lose a lot of weight, but I knew if I just did my best to be healthy, the weight loss would take care of itself. I've lost 71 lbs, and I've gained stamina, energy, strength, flexibility and self esteem. My blood pressure has gone down and I no longer have to take medication for it. I even sleep better! I'm healthier now than I've been in at least 15 years. And that is the biggest non-scale victory of all!






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BIKERBABE76 8/11/2013 8:07PM

    Wow that is awesome. I am just figuring out these non-scale victories and I think fitting into smaller clothes would be a way better victory than a number on the scale!! Good for you!!!

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VIMVIGOR 5/2/2013 8:53AM

  emoticon just love those NSVs emoticon

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AMBER461 4/26/2013 7:25PM

  Great blog. Your NSV victories is very good that's the way to go.

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MARITIMER3 4/18/2013 9:52AM

    Great NSV's. There's nothing like a compliment from our partner to boost our spirits for the day. You're doing great!
Gail

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SANDYLH1 4/17/2013 7:39PM

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LKWQUILTER 4/11/2013 6:44AM

    GREAT!!!

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KUTEY5041 4/11/2013 1:18AM

    way to go

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LISBETHSALANDER 4/10/2013 1:10PM

    Thanks for all your inspiration! I'm still doing streaks inspired by your record. Best wishes for continued success.

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PATTIE441 4/9/2013 5:22PM

    Way to go Pixie! You rock! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ALASKABRED 4/9/2013 12:46AM

    So, so happy for you.

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JACLYN07 4/7/2013 4:22PM

    Yay for muscles and more for for them being noticed! Wooty woot woot.

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IMEMINE1 4/7/2013 8:16AM

    Thank you for the inspiration. I needed this as I am up pounds. emoticon

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LIFETIMER54 4/7/2013 6:29AM

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MICKEYH 4/7/2013 12:39AM

    I just love your " Warrior Gear" I still wear mine too. (*^^*) You have so many NSV!! Congrats!! I know how you feel when you were able to fit in some clothes. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SPARKFRAN514 4/6/2013 11:42PM

    Those NSV are so much better than the change in our numbers some time they make us feel good and the last the scales seem to from hour to hour some day emoticon emoticon

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SASSYTHING52 4/6/2013 11:27PM

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SISSIE21 4/6/2013 6:12PM

    Congratulations on your NSV's! What a great feeling to not only fit into pants but to be so toned.. You are an inspiration to me! emoticon emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 4/6/2013 5:04PM

    Terrific blog! Here's to healthy and to NSVs!

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LUNADRAGON 4/6/2013 4:29PM

    How encouraging. Way to go!

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FITFOODIE806 4/6/2013 7:41AM

    Great blog! Congrats on the NSVs!!!

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KTISFOCUSED 4/6/2013 7:08AM

    Pixie,
You are absolutely amazing! Your NSV's are awesome! Congratulations, you should be sooo proud of yourself!!

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MEEMAH2013 4/5/2013 10:50PM

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NJPETERS 4/5/2013 9:02PM

    Great job, and those are huge NSVs! emoticon

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PANIK257 4/5/2013 4:31PM

    Congrats!

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CJYOUCANDOIT 4/5/2013 2:07PM

    I am excited for you!!!! emoticon emoticon You are amazing and inspirational. Thank you for writing your blogs.

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WRITINGDIVA1 4/5/2013 1:58PM

    Thanks for the info and the idea. I'm going to do this as well - looking for NSV.

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FARIS71 4/5/2013 11:24AM

    Those are VERY awesome NSV's!!! Looking forward to some of my own soon.

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PFARRAR65 4/5/2013 11:12AM

    Yay!!!!!!!!!!! Keep up the good work.

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CAROLMAID 4/5/2013 10:49AM

    Non Scale Victories are awesome! And this was a great one for you. Always great to pop on to SP and find something this fun and inspiring posted. Well done! keep up the great attitude and reminders for all of us to look for the bigger picture each day.
Thanks!
Carol

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HIBACAT 4/5/2013 4:08AM

    wow it is nice morning to start my day with this great blog ,congratulation emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Wonderful Non Scale Victories!!! Keep Running Forward! You ARE Doing A Marvelous Job!
God's Blessings!!!
Deb
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BSLMKH1954 4/5/2013 12:15AM

    Congrats on your NSV.

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SNOWYOGA 4/4/2013 10:57PM

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AMBER461 4/4/2013 8:51PM

  Congratulation on you NSV. Keep up the good work, you are doing great.

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PITUFA2471 4/4/2013 6:53PM

    Do not stop keep going.....

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CHARTHESTAR 4/4/2013 3:37PM

    Love that the yoga pants way in the back but even cooler is seeing the definition of your legs through them. That is totally emoticon .

So proud of you!

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CHERYLSBUTT 4/4/2013 3:30PM

    Go girl!!!
This is a terrific NSV to share and encourage us with....I needed itoday!

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1954MARG 4/4/2013 2:12PM

  Good news is the best fun to share. Well done!

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