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The NSV is Blowing in the Wind!

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013





I had a pretty cool non-scale victory yesterday! I was at the garden center at Kmart, buying some flowers. There was a slight breeze...and the t shirt I was wearing rippled a bit.

Okay...you might be thinking "So? Where's the non-scale victory?" Well, the NSV is that my shirt was loose on me! Its a t shirt that used to fit right up against my tummy. (Not too tight to wear...but not at all loose, either.) When I put that shirt on yesterday morning, I was in a rush to get going to Kmart, so I didn't even notice that it was looser on me. Until that breeze. When I felt that shirt ripple, I had a WOW moment. "Hey, this shirt is loose on me!!" I had such a big smile on my face, people were probably looking at me like I was nuts or something, lol. But I didn't even try to hide that smile. I was so happy, I couldn't have hidden that smile even if I'd tried. That NSV was a definite sign that I'm past the plateau, and losing weight! Since I don't weigh myself (my last weigh in was in September), I rely on these NSV's to judge my progress.



I'm still pretty far from reaching my goal size...but I'm also pretty darn far from where I first started last year! I've lost a lot of weight, and thats absolutely awesome. But I've also gained health, and trust me, thats a WHOLE lot awesomer! (Yes, I know thats not a real word!)



When I first started this journey (March 1, 2012) I put away the scale and decided that instead of worrying about the weight, I would just do my best to make each day as healthy as possible. At 286 lbs, I knew that if I thought about weight, I would just be overwhelmed. But by making it all about health, it was not overwhelming at all. Each day, each healthy choice I made...it gave me a sense of pride and accomplishment. I knew that if I continued to just keep doing my best, one day at a time, I would make progress.




I know I will reach my goal eventually, as long as I just keep doing my best every day. In the meantime, I am enjoy the heck out of feeling healthier, stronger and more energetic than I've been in many, many years! Health really is wealth!




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LBRAUN5 12/12/2013 1:41PM

  Yay!

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SUPERSYLPH 8/8/2013 11:22AM

    GO YOU!!!

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TERRIJ7 7/26/2013 4:54PM

    How utterly exciting!

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MAW_OH 6/4/2013 2:00PM

    WTG!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BOOERDEM 6/1/2013 10:48AM

    What a great surprise!!!!

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JPANNELL0 5/31/2013 1:52PM

    Great blog ! What a wonderful attitude. You will reach all your goals, I have no doubt!

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FUNLOVEN 5/29/2013 8:14AM

    You sure are brave to put the scale away and just use you NSVs as your guide. I don't think I could ever do that because I would just imagine all kinds of NSVs for myself - I always think I look better than I actually do - LOL !

Love that last picture. emoticon on the 71 # loss.

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EFFRAYECHILDE 5/28/2013 4:41PM

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NERDLETTE 5/28/2013 10:20AM

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GRAMPIAN 5/27/2013 5:57AM

  Great! emoticon

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MONICA2587 5/25/2013 2:08AM

    emoticon You are so right! Scale is sometimes just not the right tool. emoticon

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CORNERKICK 5/22/2013 11:02PM

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ELVISINTHEHOUSE 5/22/2013 8:14PM

    Love those WOW moments! I'm so happy for you!

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STHOMAS1009 5/22/2013 9:53AM

    YEAH, YOU!!!! emoticon

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MARIANNE9855 5/21/2013 6:34PM

    great job- focusing on health- that's what really matters in the end- I feel better and that's what I have to focus on - not the number emoticon

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NEEDBU66 5/21/2013 1:49PM

    that we don't care, or shouldn't care, about that number in the window of the scale, but should care about what we did being healthy. That's a very good point.

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BRENDA_G50 5/21/2013 9:29AM

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LEANMEAN2 5/21/2013 7:23AM

    Thanks for sharing.

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LEANMEAN2 5/21/2013 7:21AM

    I do love loose clothing.

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SHARIKAYE 5/21/2013 3:16AM

    Your NSV's make ME happy!! You are unbelievably strong to be able to stay off the scale as long as you have. Of course you have a whole bunch of followers who are dying to know what your total weight loss is!! I am especially interested because we started at about the same weight. I weighed 296. Of course, I've only been at it since January 2013, but I'm sure not giving up!! All I have to do is read one of your blogs and I'm ready to stick it out!

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HUNGRYWOMAN2 5/20/2013 11:48PM

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SCOUTMOM715 5/20/2013 10:27PM

    emoticon Pixie!!! This is a great NSV!!! Keep up the great work!! emoticon

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GOOSIEMOON 5/20/2013 6:39PM

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SUSIEMT 5/20/2013 5:25PM

    Yea you! Keep it up! Let loose with those ripples!!!LOL

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SISSIE21 5/20/2013 3:50PM

    Love those moments! You must be sooo proud of yourself and rightfully so! emoticon

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AME4IT 5/20/2013 12:50PM

    I love your approach to this healthy lifestyle journey - health is so much more important than a number on the scale. You're doing an amazing job. WOO HOO for a shirt blowing in the wind!

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ROCKYRD1 5/20/2013 6:46AM

    What a great approach - I wish I could ditch the scale - I am just too afraid of not make headway that I am a slave to the scale

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DRIEDOUT 5/19/2013 9:58PM

    The answer my friend, is blowing in the wind. The answer is blowing in the wind.

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PENOWOK 5/19/2013 7:41PM

    VERY COOL! CONGRATS!

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CONFIDENTLY_FIT 5/19/2013 9:11AM

    Awesome!

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RITAROSE 5/19/2013 7:01AM

  Pixie, how exciting!! Fantastic blog! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GRAMMAP1 5/18/2013 11:24PM

    emoticon on 71# lost. I was hoping for 20# loss for our Grandsons wedding today. But I had to settle with 12#. You are an inspiration. emoticon Jane

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SCARMSTRONG15 5/18/2013 8:23PM

    Good for you! I love that you put your scale away and are going by how your clothes fit and how you feel. I think I'm going to give it a try. It's been frustrating journey for thanks for the inspiration! emoticon

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LISA_FRAME 5/18/2013 5:06PM

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SKATER787 5/18/2013 4:12PM

    Nice to have a good surprise like this. Hope you get a ton more of these everyday!
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MSFROGGIE 5/18/2013 10:28AM

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We do get caught up in the scales. . thank you for sharing!!

Keep up the GREAT work!

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MOMGETSSPARK 5/18/2013 9:13AM

    A good breeze!!!! Love it! I also love your little things each day doing them each day that counts.

Here sending a
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HOLLYM48 5/18/2013 8:41AM

    Way to go Pixie. I am so happy for you. Those non scale victories are the best since the number on the scale bounces around and so knowing your clothes are looser is just the most awesome feeling in the world. Keep on pushing to be your best. You are doing so great and we are all here cheering you on!
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BANNERMAN 5/18/2013 1:36AM

  Thanks for sharing.

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JERICHO1991 5/17/2013 11:03PM

    Encouraging. Keep it up.

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JT_GMOTU 5/17/2013 9:25PM

    NSV's are what keep you sane in the long run.
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LSIG14 5/17/2013 8:53PM

  The non-scale victories have more of an impact than the numbers on the scales. Keep up the good work and keep posting the wonderful blogs!

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LRUSSELL6 5/17/2013 8:26PM

    Way to go girl! Keep doing the darn thing. emoticon

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