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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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JSEATTLE 5/16/2013 12:29PM

  I love that feeling too! Keep it Going!!

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DONNA_F_22 5/16/2013 12:24PM

  Great job! Love your blogs and your posting on my page. Thanks a bunch!!!

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JAVAJENN 5/16/2013 12:15PM

    Woohoo! Great post today! emoticon

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CHERYLSBUTT 5/16/2013 12:01PM

    Mine was similar, I put on a jacket I loved because the shape was flattering,
this spring my husband told me the jacket was too big! How awesome is that!

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LINDERVEE 5/16/2013 11:56AM

    Love your page and inspiring words. :)

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SHOYER 5/16/2013 11:34AM

    Can't wait until I can see something like that--good for you!

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FAVORITEAUNT84 5/16/2013 10:44AM

    Yay NSVs!

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GRIZ1GIRL 5/16/2013 10:41AM

    Sounds to me like a loose Tshirt is a SCALE victory! And a great one too! Woo hoo! YAY YOU!

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GYPSYROVER 5/16/2013 10:30AM

    I love your attitude & approach! You are having an amazing journey! emoticon emoticon emoticon Thanks for the inspiration! emoticon

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QTEALADY20031 5/16/2013 10:28AM

    Pixie, that is a breeze everyone would like to feel. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon June

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WINNIE-POOH 5/16/2013 10:13AM

    Now that's a welcome and cool breeze. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EMILYROSEBUD 5/16/2013 10:08AM

    You are great! Love your blogs!!! Keep up the awesome work! emoticon

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BESCATS 5/16/2013 10:04AM

    The operative word "Victory". Another "victory" for you. emoticon

A great blog, and so inspiring. I need to focus on NSV. emoticon

You go girl !!!! emoticon emoticon

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    You are AMAZING and an INSPIRATION!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HHB4181 5/16/2013 9:45AM

    emoticon great blog and great job!!

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GIRLINMOTION 5/16/2013 9:44AM

    What a great feeling!

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WATERDIAMONDS 5/16/2013 9:44AM

    "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."

Just as you did, I quit my scale addiction to focus on health. I've lost so much weight (I know only because I had to buy clothes that wouldn't fall off me!), but that isn't the big thing anymore. Like you, I'm overjoyed to feel so much better, to BE so much healthier, to know that I am living the best life I can live.

Thank you for putting into words what this work is really all about.
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IDICEM 5/16/2013 9:34AM

  That feeling of loose clothing can't be beat! Way to go!
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JOANNHUNT 5/16/2013 9:26AM

    AWESOME, AWESOME, SO PROUD OF YOU LADY.

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ABUFFKIN 5/16/2013 9:25AM

    Now that is an NSV to be proud of!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DJSHIP46 5/16/2013 9:21AM

    Take those victories where you find them emoticon

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    emoticon Keep up the hard work! emoticon

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HLOCHRIDGE 5/16/2013 9:06AM

    How awesome is that? Sometimes it's the smallest things that make us realize how far we've actually come! Congratulations!

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LOSTLIME 5/16/2013 9:06AM

    great blog!

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IRISHSAVER 5/16/2013 9:06AM

    Way to go emoticon I love those NSV's !!

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LINYOUNG 5/16/2013 9:04AM

  Congratulations! It is really the small things that sneak up on us and make us extremely happy. Thanks for a great blog.


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DEBLYNN323 5/16/2013 9:00AM

    emoticon Great blog!

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NEWTON1068 5/16/2013 8:59AM

    Thanks for sharing ..I really love your blogs and have been reading the daily!!!-Karen from Ohio

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GEHUGHES 5/16/2013 8:54AM

    You have such a positive attitude! Thanks for sharing your NSV and Sparking others into action.

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LABGIRL8 5/16/2013 8:46AM

    I LOVE it when something that used to be tight on me is baggy and loose!

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REYVNCFOX 5/16/2013 8:45AM

    Yayy for little victories - it's a great feeling to put on something you always wore, and realize it's too big now - time for new clothes ;-)

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KAB7801 5/16/2013 8:35AM

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I love those small changes!

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CHARTHESTAR 5/16/2013 8:15AM

    What a great NSV! Unexpected and very welcomed.
WTG!

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MOMOFFOUR68 5/16/2013 8:13AM

    emoticon Congrats and thanks for the encouragement! I'm all about the NSV!!


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