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Non Scale Victories? Bring 'Em On!!

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

I thought it would be cool to write a blog listing the different types of non scale victories I have seen or look forward to seeing. I figured that, by writing it, it would help me remember what all this is for, what I have waiting for me over that horizon. I thought it may help you, too. Possibly amp you up a little bit and realize that you'll reach these victories as well.

Are you ready? I am!!

Baggier clothes (which leads to a new wardrobe, piece by piece)

Foot shrinkage (I used to wear 11s and some were tight or rubbed the wrong way. Now I'm a 10 and those pairs fit and feel better. Plus, there are more shoe options the smaller and narrower your feet are.)

A waistline!! HELLO!!

Elevators not making that quick thud dropping sound when you step in one. (Rude elevators...)

A smaller circumference neck (Necklaces drop down better)

Amusement park rides (No weight limit or seat belt worries)

Plane rides (No seat belt extenders or worries that you're invading someone else's area)

Realizing that you're walking without sucking your stomach in at all times.

Not being out of breath from the simplest of tasks (flight of stairs, fetching the mail, walking from your car to a store, bending down to tie your shoes)

Pulling your belt one notch tighter (This is a fun one!)

Random compliments (from Sparkers, family, friends, coworkers, strangers. Anyone has the ability to turn my frown upside down.)

WANTING to exercise because you know you'll feel sluggish if you don't.

Automatically making better dietary choices because you know the impact the poorer choices have on your weight and your mood.

Being that 'role model' that friends feel comfortable asking about how you've achieved what you have. Being a cheerleader for a friend wanting to achieve a goal is always exciting!

Not having to pay for the 'extra fabric' or 'extended sizes'.

Clearer skin from exercising and keeping hydrated. (BONUS!!)

Swimsuit season!! I'm not totally crazy about this yet...but I'm warming up to the idea :)

Easier to walk in heels without the excess weight and pressure on your feet.

Walking by a mirror and thinking (or saying), 'Damn!!!!' when those jeans accentuate all the right spots ;-)

What else can you think of? What NSV are you hoping to achieve next?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
AWOOD1973 5/12/2013 10:34PM

    Love all of these! The scale isn't everything, that's for sure! Great blog! :)

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SIMONEKP 5/11/2013 10:15AM

    so many of those NSV are the ones I'm looking to

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GUINSMITH 5/8/2013 5:20PM

    Everyone should write a list like this and post it everywhere. too many of us look at just the scale

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PMRUNNER 5/3/2013 2:12PM

    Great list! I would add exercising my will power muscle! (saying no to free cookies/pizza/cupcakes or whatever else anyone brings to the office). Also, fitness milestones like steps, minutes or miles. Keep up the Spark!

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LEWILL1982 5/3/2013 1:53PM

    1.) Finding my 9 minute mile again :-) (I did it once, I'll do it again)
2.) Getting rid of back cleavage.
3.) Not letting food temptations get the best of me.
I've had alot lately and I feel good about them. Those 3 though, I'm working for right now. Great reminders!

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GEORGE815 5/3/2013 1:08AM

    Make good choices.

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HHB4181 5/2/2013 8:56PM

    new belts and belt notches are my favorite!

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KALEWINE 5/2/2013 3:31PM

    Thanks for the reminder. I need to make a list of NSVs as well.

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CHANGINGSAM 5/2/2013 12:16PM

    Nice list!

Right now, my NSVs are baggier clothes and choosing healthier foods.

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CINDYBEL 5/2/2013 10:34AM

    Reduced back pain and no achy knees.

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LADYJ6942 5/2/2013 8:43AM

    Awesome list and oh so true on all of them at that is just the tip of the iceberg.

Thanks and keep at it!!!

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INGBADEN 5/2/2013 7:39AM

    Oh I loved this blog. It inspired me to get started on my own NSV list.

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ANGIEN9 5/2/2013 7:20AM

    Great List!!!! emoticon

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TANYA602 5/1/2013 8:58PM

    Fun, fun, fun! I love your list! I got to experience the airplane seat one just last month and was rather thrilled.

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JORDAN1019 5/1/2013 7:12PM

    love it! I want to fit back into my "thin" clothes and "thin" shoes... emoticon

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JUST_PEACHYY 5/1/2013 6:10PM

I've lost 37 lbs and my wedding rings fit again for the first time in 2 years! Woo hoo (=

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K-AUSTIN 5/1/2013 6:09PM

    Great list! I need to keep these NAV in mind throughout my journey.

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AMBERZADE67 5/1/2013 6:01PM

    These are great!! I need to make one too ...... Congrats!! emoticon

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WORKNPROGRESS49 5/1/2013 5:13PM

    emoticon emoticon

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ROBYNROSE26 5/1/2013 4:58PM

    Those all sound good to me!

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ALLIEALLIE2 5/1/2013 4:56PM

    emoticon list! emoticon

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LYNSEY723 5/1/2013 4:53PM

    Great list!! I'd add wearing tighter clothes! I use to wear big flowing tops to "hide" my stomach. Now I'd rather wear a fitted shirt!

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MERRY_XMAS 5/1/2013 4:46PM

    Clothes, clothes, clothes! These are my NSV and I love them!
Your list was great!

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PRETTYPITHY 5/1/2013 4:40PM

    Great list! I run up stairs now, just because I can (and it's faster and more fun!). :)

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