Tuesday, June 25, 2013
I commented on another Sparker's page about NSV's, so I thought I'd share them here. Some of them I am still enjoying, having lost 36 pounds, though some of them are on hold until I lose what I gained.
One NSV so far is that it's been 10 days tomorrow and I've been on track every day. Next week might well be a lot harder, with Mom's open-heart surgery, but at least I have some good habits underway now.
The towel fits around you after a shower.
Feeling comfortable in higher heels again.
No muffin top.
Finding out you need a smaller size of what you tried on.
You might catch someone catching a second glance at you.
You walk up a small incline on the way to work with a friend and the friend is winded and you aren't.
The friend takes the elevator and you take the stairs.
Getting a glimpse of yourself unexpectedly in a store mirror and not realizing at first it's you.
Having more water in the tub for your bath and sinking beneath the waterline without the water draining out the overflow hole!
Buying and wearing belts of all kinds.
Taking a big box of clothes to a local charity place.
Realizing some old favorite foods just aren't that great anymore to you and you don't miss them.
Discovering new healthful foods you DO like now, and even crave.
Realizing everything tastes better when you are truly hungry.
Saying, "Yes, I'm a runner." (insert your favorite activity)
Not dreading various gatherings for fear of who you will see, who will see you, what you will wear, etc.
Knowing you are in the minority of Americans who are not overweight.
Knowing people are not judging you by your weight. Whatever it is, it's not about the weight.
Not having your kids fear that they are doomed to your weight fate.
Hopping on the back of a motorcycle when a friend offers you a ride.
Less hip, back, foot, shoulder, etc. pain.
Knowing your aging years can still be healthy and active.
People asking, "What are you DOING?!" and you say, "Eating right and exercising," and they get a sad look. I don't know why this is an NSV, but it kind of is. Like you finally figured it out, and it's not magic.
Helping people who are ready to eat right and exercise.
Not needing to wear panty hose in summer.
Buying cute underwear.
Being able to wear ANYTHING in your closet.
Feeling good about yourself on a daily basis, instead of guilty or irritated or disappointed.
Feeling strong. "Yes, I can do that." "Let me carry it." "I'll lift that for you."