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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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SNOWYOGA 5/15/2013 2:50PM

    emoticon Pixie! emoticon emoticon

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IAMAGEMLOVER 5/15/2013 2:37PM

    I love NSV's. emoticon on your newest NSV emoticon

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SPARTAN40 5/15/2013 2:31PM

    Woo Hoo for NSVs!

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ANDREA0301 5/15/2013 2:20PM

    Awesome! I LOVE NSVs!!

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GINGER_BEAR 5/15/2013 2:08PM

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SIMONEKP 5/15/2013 2:03PM

    that's great! Pixie, it's admirable that you can forgo the scale. It wouldn't work for me because I like data points and lots of them. One questions that comes to mind is, how do you set your calorie range without a weight guideline?

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YAFENELRA 5/15/2013 1:37PM

    That is sooo awesome, Pixie

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SONYALATRECE 5/15/2013 1:26PM

    Ahhhh....Euphoric moment indeed.
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NANFACEMIRE1 5/15/2013 1:24PM

    Pixie, I am so happy for you........You are doing emoticon

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SHANTODD420 5/15/2013 1:14PM

    Wahoo what a great feeling to have. Keep up the hardwork and dedication. You are such an amazing woman.

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TINADEE86 5/15/2013 1:10PM

    So Happy for you! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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_BABE_ 5/15/2013 1:04PM

    That is a good one Pixie! I wonder how much you do weigh now....I know I shouldn't care but I know you will be victorious there too!

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HEALTHY-SPARK 5/15/2013 1:02PM

    Very awesome! I love that!

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TERMITEMOM 5/15/2013 1:02PM

    Really great Pixie. These NSVs are thrilling! emoticon

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KTISFOCUSED 5/15/2013 12:59PM

    Nice job!!! You are doing it! emoticon

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JSKIPPY11 5/15/2013 12:54PM

    Way to go! That is an awesome NSV, I am waiting to notice a change in my clothes. Keep up the good work!

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PMRUNNER 5/15/2013 12:41PM

    Way to go, keep it up!

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MARGARITTM 5/15/2013 12:38PM

    Love those little victories!


Nice job!

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KITT52 5/15/2013 12:33PM

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BABYSTEPS123 5/15/2013 12:30PM

    Woo-hoo, woo-hoo!!! Keep up the great work, and the smiling!

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RUNNING-TURTLE 5/15/2013 12:25PM

    That is awesome. That's how I felt when I pulled out last summers shorts, realizing several of them were quite a big baggy now. So nice isn't it. We all are a work in progress. And as log as we never give up, and keep our heads up we can keep going at this strong. Glad you are past your plateau. Keep up the good work.

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JANESLOSS 5/15/2013 12:20PM

    That is a great NSV Pixie! I love pulling out a top or pair of pants and slipping them on and they fit or are loose. Thank you also for the laugh, I just love your graphic "Scales are for Fish" it just hit me and I laughed out loud.
If people were staring at you it's probably because people enjoy happy people and now that you are feeling fit and healthy you are happier. I walk around when I'm out with a bigger smile on my face than I have in years. I've noticed that people are nicer to me now and I really think it is my attitude about myself showing through.

Big Hugs,

Jane

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ANGELONE11 5/15/2013 12:19PM

    emoticon Great NSV!! emoticon

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AUNTJAM 5/15/2013 12:18PM

    Way to go!! I thought my favorite picture of yours was the Aristotle quote till I got to the ad poster board at the end. LOL. Perfect! Love your rippling shirt and your get it done attitude. emoticon LOVE you Chickie emoticon
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MANDELOVICH 5/15/2013 12:16PM

    What a great way to realize an NSV!!! Lovely!

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CAT-IN-CJ 5/15/2013 12:12PM

    That is an awesome VICTORY!
And you are such a motivation and blessing for so many of us!
Thank you so much for sharing !!!!!!
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BAMAJAM 5/15/2013 12:08PM

  Happy-- happy-- happy for you, Pixie !!

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SADAPARIBHUTA 5/15/2013 12:08PM

    This is a great NSV!
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So cool that you got such a nice demonstration that your efforts are rewarded!
Best wishes
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KARENCRANER 5/15/2013 12:08PM

    emoticon NSV!

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EVELYN112011 5/15/2013 12:04PM

    emoticon NSV!

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111BUTTERFLY111 5/15/2013 12:03PM

    emoticon emoticon I'm sooooo very happy for you! That's GREAT progress ... and such a visual way to measure it!

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JEANNETTE59 5/15/2013 12:03PM

  emoticon just love those NSV emoticon

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 5/15/2013 12:02PM

    Way to go, Pixie!!! I love that feeling. Keep up the great work!!

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CHANGING-TURTLE 5/15/2013 11:59AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Great NSV, wish I could have seen that smile, bet you lit up the room in that loose t-shirt emoticon

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IAMTOLOSE 5/15/2013 11:55AM

    That is just terrific! What a wonderful feeling. You are doing great and should be so proud of yourself. emoticon

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MATTEROFHEART 5/15/2013 11:49AM

    Great job, girl!
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LAILATN 5/15/2013 11:47AM

    You keep getting "awesomer!"
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ISABELLE31 5/15/2013 11:39AM

    What a great blog! Congrats on your NSV--those are often more exciting than seeing a number! emoticon

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PUPPYWHISPERS 5/15/2013 11:36AM

    I love that you put the scale away and are enjoying your non-scale victories. I'm pretty much doing the same thing. I'm tired of the scale telling me I'm not losing, or gaining, while my clothes size is smaller, and I'm more physically fit. So I say pfffttt to the scale.

Congrats on your awesome non-scale victory! You are emoticon

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