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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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TINY67 4/4/2013 1:17PM

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MAMAPITTSBURGH 4/4/2013 1:14PM

    I have a pair of pants that I used to fit into, became too small and now are just a smidgen too tight. I can't wait to get back into them! Yo go girl, and Happy Birthday! :) emoticon

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DONNA91730 4/4/2013 11:13AM

    I am sparking again because my pants are almost too small. Can't wait til I can share a NSV and wear them comfortably. Great inspiration. Thanks!

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KLONG8 4/4/2013 11:10AM

    Really like this blog and yes, non-scale victories (NSVs) are the best!

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TERRIMMIX 4/4/2013 10:09AM

    Great blog! I've been struggling with the scale. My son finally got fed up and stole it from me so he wouldn't have to put up with the meltdowns when the number went up instead of down. I'm going to focus on my new non-scale victories too.

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CMADELINE1 4/4/2013 10:04AM

    Keep with it!

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DURENBROWNE2 4/4/2013 9:57AM

  Very inspirational and serves as a reminder that not all victories come through the dreaded scale. The pictures are also great visual reminders. Thanks so much for my daily dose of weight loss motivation emoticon

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KNYAGENYA 4/4/2013 9:35AM

    Congrats! Keep those NSVs coming.

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SBURDEN 4/4/2013 8:59AM

  Way to go!

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KAB7801 4/4/2013 8:46AM

    That's awesome. Congratulations

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WALLINMW 4/4/2013 8:45AM

  Yay!

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OSDOWNS 4/4/2013 8:01AM

    Yay!

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STEVIEBEE569 4/4/2013 6:23AM

    Awesome! And I won't tell your husband about the piggy back rides! LOL! Keep up the good work! Also, congratulations on both NSVs!

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 4/4/2013 4:44AM

    Now those are NSVs! When hubby notices, that's a big one! Great job.

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PAULAMCAMPBELL 4/3/2013 11:45PM

    I was very inspired by your blog post! I too wear T-shirts and yoga pants all the time. I just don't feel the energy without them! I'm waiting for some jeans to fit me again. There are some other things that are fitting better so there is hope! emoticon emoticon

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KAB7801 4/3/2013 10:34PM

    Very cool. I have had that moment when something fits

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LOTUSBURGER 4/3/2013 6:30PM

    HOW EXCITING!!! emoticon

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 4/3/2013 5:44PM

    Great post

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LUCKY8GAL 4/3/2013 5:27PM

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Shows you what COMMITMENT can get you . Thanks for your inspiration.

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SWEET_CAROLYN 4/3/2013 3:54PM

    WOW, that is AWESOME!! Thank you for such a wonderful, inspiring post!!

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LUVTOBOWL 4/3/2013 3:33PM

    emoticon on those non scale victories! I have said several times Pixie, you are a strong woman who inspires me.

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MINISANDY 4/3/2013 3:19PM

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Love those NSV's! emoticon

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CALVERTM 4/3/2013 1:25PM

    Keep rocking it, you in inspire me to do more, thank you! emoticon

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FELINEBETTER 4/3/2013 1:20PM

    YOU ROCK!!! Way to go!!!!

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WENDYANNE61 4/3/2013 1:02PM

    Hi Pixie,
I love that feeling of excitement when all of a sudden an old shirt buttons up at the front again! Glad your old pants fit! emoticon

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MICHELLE8182 4/3/2013 12:16PM

    Nice! Getting "new" old clothes is the best:)

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CAMSEDGE 4/3/2013 12:10PM

    YAY!

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PRACTICINGPEACE 4/3/2013 11:22AM

    emoticon Way to go on these NSVs! You were the first who taught me how to track them, and they are great! If you are so inclined, show us a shot of those legs! I bet they're fabulous!

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AML05030 4/3/2013 8:49AM

    YEAH GIRL! KEEP UP THE ENTHUSIASM!

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    Awesome!! Sometimes I think NSV are way more fun than SV!! emoticon

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