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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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MISSBOOBOOKITTY 5/17/2013 8:25PM

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JAMER123 5/17/2013 7:58PM

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I also have had an eye opener! Today I just realized my favorite bathrobe was really loose and I pulled the side over and there is at least 6" of doubled up material in my hand!! I use the scale frequently but the clothes are even a better teller of stories!! I have a hard time remembering me as morbidly obese as I didn't really think myself that heavy. Now it is still a wonder of how did I get there!! Thanks for your great blog!!

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TEACHFIRST268 5/17/2013 7:48PM

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LOVE THIS!
Congrats on the NSV!
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ANNMACP0212 5/17/2013 7:48PM

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JMARIES51 5/17/2013 6:50PM

    You inspired me to stop weighing. I am doing like you and just counting my NSV's. I am sure I will weigh again someday when I feel not vulnerable, but that is going to take a while. In the meantime it is wonderful to count the healthy days and moments during the days. I loved your NSV about your shirt. That is wonderful.

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_BABE_ 5/17/2013 5:07PM

    I am jealous of your ability to forget the scale. I tried on some pants I can't remembering wearing for 5 years and they fit and that should be celebrated....despite what the scale says ...I am learning!

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WALKINGCHICK 5/17/2013 4:57PM

    Go girl! emoticon

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JUNEAU2010 5/17/2013 4:40PM

    I needed that paradigm shift! Choosing health as the primary focus - I think I can do that.

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emoticon about your NSV! I love it!

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JUSGETTENBY42 5/17/2013 4:13PM

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LRSILVER 5/17/2013 3:54PM

    Great NSV!!

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LYNCHD05 5/17/2013 12:50PM

    I. Agree NSV are the best. You are doing awesome and I like that you share!

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BARBARASDIET 5/17/2013 12:28PM

    good for you!

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FALLNTENN 5/17/2013 10:53AM

    Wow, that is a great NSV. It's amazing when those little things catch our attention. Congratulations and keep on smiling.

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THOMS1 5/17/2013 10:49AM

    emoticon Ya gotta love those NSV!

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ROBB1N 5/17/2013 10:41AM

    Aren't loose clothes an awesome feeling? You are truly an inspiration.

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PATRICIAANN46 5/17/2013 10:31AM

  emoticon Pixie!!!!! You are doing an amazing job!!!

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POUNDSAWAY73 5/17/2013 10:23AM

  emoticon I simply loved your blog. Your attitude is so amazing and it makes sense to concentrate on being healthy instead of the weight loss because with healthy choices the weight loss follows. Keep up the good work. You should be very proud of what you have achieved!! emoticon emoticon

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TPETRIE 5/17/2013 9:37AM

  Way to go!!! So much going for you. Keep up the great work!! emoticon

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LEWILL1982 5/17/2013 9:12AM

    The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind :-) Congrats!

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MIZINFO2003 5/17/2013 9:11AM

  continue..........wow

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ELINTY 5/17/2013 8:00AM

  good for you

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ANNASMOM12 5/17/2013 7:51AM

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WOOFGANG 5/17/2013 7:40AM

    Love your attitude and that's a really great plan to make it about health and not worry about what the scale says. You are right, for many people, it's just daunting when they think "I have to lose 30 lbs, or 50 lbs or 100 lbs!" or more, but by not focusing on that number and thinking about health instead, makes the whole journey much more exciting. Good for you and thanks for giving others a great perspective.

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WILSONWR 5/17/2013 7:17AM

    That's a great NSV! One that catches you by surprise is always the best.

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SJKENT1 5/17/2013 7:12AM

    I love when we notice the changes - did you Woo Hoo!!!

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AJDOVER1 5/16/2013 3:52PM

    Awesomer is SO a real word! emoticon

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    Congratulations!!
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52114ME 5/16/2013 2:42PM

    WHAT A NICE SURPRISE!
Way to go!

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ALOVELYLEO 5/16/2013 2:41PM

    I couldn't agree with you more!! emoticon

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SPECIALGURL7 5/16/2013 2:27PM

    I enjoy having loose clothes which shows progress.

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SANDYCRANE 5/16/2013 2:08PM

    Nothing better than having loose clothing.

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LIVELYGIRL2 5/16/2013 2:03PM

  It's great when you notice these things!!!!

I like your little mini posters. They are great too. emoticon emoticon

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HFAYE81 5/16/2013 1:37PM

    Yayyyyy Pixie! Sparking us all, as usual! emoticon emoticon

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HAPPYMOM8 5/16/2013 1:34PM

    GOOD GOING!

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MIMIPI 5/16/2013 1:33PM

  Congratulations! That is an awesome victory! Good for you!
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MOMMY445 5/16/2013 12:59PM

    woo hoo! way to go!

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DIANNEMT 5/16/2013 12:53PM

    great!

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HEAVENLYCHILD83 5/16/2013 12:46PM

    That is great! Keep doing what your doing and you will reach your goals before you know it.

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