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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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NANNABLACK 4/3/2013 7:24AM

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PANIK257 4/3/2013 4:04AM

    Nice to notice all the little bonuses. :)

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EATVEGAN 4/3/2013 3:18AM

    Love to hear about your NSVs. They are an inspiration. emoticon

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SHARIKAYE 4/3/2013 2:21AM

    So glad you tought me about NSVs! You had a couple of great ones!! How awesome that someone could see your muscle definition! You always inspire me to keep going.

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1SALMON1 4/3/2013 12:47AM

    Well there you go = encouraging and cheering me up again! I am happy for your good success and glad you share so generously with all us fellow Sparkers!

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CICELY360 4/3/2013 12:02AM

  good blog

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PSIMSON 4/2/2013 11:38PM

    Amazing! You are doing fantastic, and you're a real inspiration.

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JAMER123 4/2/2013 11:05PM

    That is fantastic!! I love your NSV's!! Keep it going. What a hubby your have too. Mine makes comments to me like that as well. Mine is a shrinking waist line & he sees it!!
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LISAREINHART1 4/2/2013 10:26PM

    Hello, wow I love those NS victories... I wanted to say that your blogs are like little bits of Pixie dust spread all over Spark People and change people thoughts and lives in so many ways. I wanted to say also that when I see you name I just think " Here come another " Pixie dust wise blog" So Keep it up, we love it. emoticon

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Great job. Keep up the good work.

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SONYALATRECE 4/2/2013 9:24PM

    Love your NSVs!
Those adjectives are ALL THAT!

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SUNSHINE65 4/2/2013 9:20PM

    I'm borrowing that one pic to put on my fridge! So cool!
Gayle
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LJR4HEALTH 4/2/2013 9:08PM

    Just got to love those NSV's

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LJR4HEALTH 4/2/2013 9:08PM

    Just got to love those NSV's

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TRAVELGRRL 4/2/2013 8:20PM

    NSVs are the little things that sneak up on us when we're busy watching the scale! But they are the MOST important -- EVERYONE sees how your clothes fit, NO ONE sees the number on the bathroom scale but you!

Way to go!!!!

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TREYONE 4/2/2013 8:17PM

  Absolutely believe that it is so important to focus on being healthy!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CORNERKICK 4/2/2013 7:30PM

  Woooo hoooo...Way to go!

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GEORGE815 4/2/2013 6:51PM

    Keep it all going.

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MISSLISA1973 4/2/2013 6:35PM

    You are so right about that. I have been sparked to get back on track because I am tired of feeling draggy and lethargic all the time. I am ready to feel that healthy energy again.

Congrats on those awesome NSV's! emoticon

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ANNESYLVIA 4/2/2013 5:49PM

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PATRICIAANN46 4/2/2013 5:27PM

  Good for YOU, Pixie!!! emoticon

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VHALKYRIE 4/2/2013 4:57PM

    Fantastic!! Fitting in the smaller pants is my favorite NSV. :) I see changes happen in my upper body first - I hope my lower body catches up soon! ;)

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CAROLJEAN64 4/2/2013 4:45PM

    Awesome, without question!!!
Congratulations on your health and healthy attitude.

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PETUNIAONION 4/2/2013 4:41PM

  I have had bilateral knees,are there any good exercise for women like me?

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LIVELYGIRL2 4/2/2013 4:28PM

  hose are wonderful blessings to hear. Good for you! emoticon

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ILOVEMALI 4/2/2013 3:56PM

  What a great day! NSV! NSV! NSV!

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SHARJOPAUL 4/2/2013 3:37PM

    Congratulations!!!
I guess Sparking is giving new meaning to that old song line "I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now."

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FUNLOVEN 4/2/2013 3:08PM

    That is AWESOME Pixie. I can't begin to tell you what an inspiration you are to me. I am so glad I found you on SP. emoticon

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SPECIALGURL7 4/2/2013 2:54PM

    Very proud of you. Congratulations.

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GLENMORRISGIRL 4/2/2013 2:32PM

  Your blogs always motivate me - congratulations on all your hard work!

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BIRDLSLAURIE 4/2/2013 2:15PM

    Congratulations! Those NSV's are a sign that we are living a healthier lifestyle, as it should be.

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Wow, all of those are great. I love the yoga pants, it had to be great feeling. Hoepfully you did a little happy dance when you got them on. Keep up the good work.

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EVELYN112011 4/2/2013 1:02PM

    emoticon Great NSV's!

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TUTUNAN 4/2/2013 12:35PM

    Good going, Pixie! You are really making progress.

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SHOAPIE 4/2/2013 12:23PM

    WooHoo

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SJKENT1 4/2/2013 12:12PM

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awesome... it does feel good!

Surprises are wonderful

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CDRAWDY1 4/2/2013 11:46AM

    Way to go Pixie!!! emoticon

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    NSVs are the BEST! emoticon

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SANDYCRANE 4/2/2013 11:29AM

    I do not feel my age of 55 at all. Actually I felt a lot worse in my 40's. Great work with the exercise.

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DIANNEMT 4/2/2013 11:17AM

    Congrats!! I have toned my arms and belly--wish I could get my thighs a bit more toned. It will come!

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