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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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CHESSARIA 4/1/2013 2:31PM

    That's fabulous! You really inspire me. Thank you for sharing so much with us!

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CVRONEK 4/1/2013 2:25PM

    Good for you, Pixie! emoticon

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POINDEXTRA 4/1/2013 2:21PM

    Hooray! I'm glad you didn't miss the window of opportunity on those yoga pants. I wonder what else you have in there that fits now?

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RAINBOWMF 4/1/2013 2:21PM

    I love your non scale victories. Wonderful.

April is here and I want to know lots of non scale victories too.


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A victory is a victory and I am happy for you.

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KARRENLYNN 4/1/2013 2:16PM

    Pixie I'm so proud of you! And I love the compliment from your husband! He's so cool. emoticon

I love reading your blog posts because they are so positive and uplifting. I like that you focus on things that aren't just about losing pounds although that's important too. For me, this time around (hopefully the last) I've really learned and paid attention to NSV's and somedays it's the only thing keeping me in the game.

Congrats on getting into smaller jeans and liking how you look!

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LYN-EDWY 4/1/2013 2:15PM

    I am sooo proud of you Pixie....those NS moments are so precious! I am happy for you ....keep enjoying your journey to better health.
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JAMBABY0 4/1/2013 2:09PM

    You are doing great just keep it up! Good luck on your journey

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BAMAJAM 4/1/2013 2:07PM

  Hey Pixie--- You deserve a gold star for getting into those pants! Hooray for Pixie!

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AKATHLEEN54 4/1/2013 2:07PM

    Love those NSV's!!! Great that the hubs noticed you are looking like a lean fighting machine!! That's awsome! Better than any number on a scale.... you can't beat it when you get compliments about how great you are looking!!! Congrats!! emoticon emoticon

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