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NSV’S (non scale victories)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

There have been some major NSV’s lately.

My flexibility is returning.

I can bend over, and with my legs straight, put both hands on the floor.

Six months ago, I attempted to do a shoulder stand, and couldn’t lift my bottom off the floor. Last evening I tried again, and to my amazement, popped neatly up into a high shoulder stand, where your weight is more on the vertebrae in the top of the neck, than on the shoulder blades. I was then able to lower my feet over my head, till my toes touched the ground, then in a slow controlled manner bring them back again.

I can almost do the splits in the forwards backward direction, within about two inches of the floor. I will work on that over the coming months.

My strength is improving too.

I can now do press ups for the first time in my life. Not many and not well, but I can do them

I can do 2 x 30 second ‘planks’, again, for the first time in my life.

There have been some minor ones too.

My asthma is much better. Although I still take my steroid inhaler, I haven’t had to use my blue, ‘emergency’ one in over a year.

My watch strap needs several links taken out of it, it flops about on my wrist.

My shoes are much too big! Presumably I ‘spread’ them, when I weighed more, and now they slop around like boats.

I have enough confidence to wear my workout clothes on the way to the gym in the bus, without dreading the humiliating looks, and wondering about unspoken criticism.

My control knickers (TMI) actually control now, instead of giving up the unequal struggle and rolling down, looking like a dog with it’s tongue out in the process.

Then when I take my 10 year old grandson to karate, to the same dojo that his dad and I train in, Jason, the Sensei, shouts at the children, “Come on you lazy lot, William’s granny does this better than you!”
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DANAPRIME 8/5/2013 9:05AM

    You are such an inspiration! Thank you for your wonderful post!!!

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BEBOP4ME 8/2/2013 9:01AM

    I love the last one the best, although they are all fantastic nsv! emoticon

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MEDDYPEDDY 8/2/2013 4:53AM

    Very inspirational!

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FITFULLIFE 7/31/2013 4:55PM

    You have achieved some wonderful NSVs. emoticon

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NEWANDHEALTHY13 7/22/2013 5:32AM

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1SALMON1 7/21/2013 10:48PM

    So much good news, and given so delightfully! Thank you for a fun and inspiring look at the results of your hard work!

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THE_SHAKESHAFT 7/21/2013 2:46PM

    AWESOME!!

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PROVERBS31JULIA 7/20/2013 11:29PM

    Uh....

Ditto all that BOPPY said!

Wonderful Non-Scale Victories, Wm's Granny!!

Cheers!!

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REGILIEH 7/20/2013 10:25PM

    WOW!!! emoticon

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FIFIFRIZZLE 7/19/2013 6:35PM

    What a list!

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LJCANNON 7/18/2013 4:47PM

    emoticon Awesome, Awesome, AWESOME!!!
emoticon You are doing Too Fabulous For Words!!!

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MARTHROID 7/17/2013 6:17PM

    You are an inspiration!!! I love hearing NSV's as they are more real life victories than that of simple machine! It gives me new things to aspire too...things that matter!! emoticon

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CINDYBEL 7/17/2013 1:57PM

    emoticon That is so exciting!! Keep it up and you may be doing handstands.

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MRYTYLER 7/17/2013 8:32AM

    Wow what an inspiration you are. emoticon emoticon

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WATERDIAMONDS 7/17/2013 7:32AM

    You control knickers looked like a dog with its tongue hanging out? Oh my, the image is so perfect!

Thank you for sharing such a great list and for your wonderful sense of humor about the whole process...

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MOTLORAC 7/17/2013 1:21AM

    Wonderful, what a great list.

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BOPPY_ 7/16/2013 11:54PM

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I regret the absence of a bowing man in a gi! emoticon

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SUNNYBEACHGIRL 7/16/2013 11:17PM

    I Love this blog and am so happy for you. Healthy is so important.

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PATRICIAAK 7/16/2013 8:28PM

    super fantastic!

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JUNEAU2010 7/16/2013 7:44PM

    emoticon Love that last NSV!
Actually, I love them all.
KUDOS!

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SUSANELAINE1956 7/16/2013 7:05PM

    These were all great but I especially liked the last line. emoticon

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DEBIGENE 7/16/2013 6:52PM

    This is just GREAT !!! You are an amazing woman of inspiration with an abundance of success !!! BRAVO to you my friend BRAVO !!!

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FUNGIRL81005 7/16/2013 5:54PM

    Great NSV'S!!! Awesome!! Happy Happy for you!!

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AKELAZ 7/16/2013 5:46PM

    Excellent! GREAT NSVs! Happy it's all going so well. Would love my grandson to hear someone say something like that to me in public. As it is, he just shakes his head in despair - only 7 so I take it on the chin but am working on making things different!

Well done you! Congratulatory Xs

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KRZYKAT3 7/16/2013 5:04PM

    awesome for you!! I have never done a shoulder stand in my life and not sure I am brave enough to try at 59...

Congrats on the inhaler, the dojo and your general feeeling better!!

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CATLADY52 7/16/2013 4:58PM

    That last line made me laugh out loud. Does that give you a boost? It would me.
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MARYJEANSL 7/16/2013 3:02PM

  Awesome! Congratulations! I used to be able to put my hands flat on the floor while keeping my legs straight. I hope to be able to do it again someday.

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MARUKI52 7/16/2013 2:24PM

    Well done. Not just one victory but many.

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 7/16/2013 2:06PM

    emoticon and emoticon it is so emoticon that you have all these NSV. You are truly emoticon keep up the good work.
Audra

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RAINBOWCHOC 7/16/2013 2:06PM

    NSVs are much more indicative of long term change, and you have plenty!

I don't imagine I will ever do the splits, my hips are made for walking!

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OLIVIANIGHT 7/16/2013 1:40PM

    Haha I like that last one best : p
From the sounds of it you're even more flexible than me! I really must start working on that.

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SALSIFY 7/16/2013 12:57PM

    Many congrats on your victory over your control knickers! You really made me laugh with that one.

Thanks so much for writing this. This is one of the best NSV lists I've read. You're an inspiration!

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 7/16/2013 11:45AM

    I LOVE this list of NSV's. You are doing really great! I especially love you last one. Made me laugh out loud.

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NEW-CAZ 7/16/2013 11:43AM

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CAROLJEAN64 7/16/2013 11:40AM

    I loved this blog.... and have to admit I laughed out loud at your description of your control knickers. You have a true knack for writing.

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DR1939 7/16/2013 11:31AM

    emoticon These are significant improvements.

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COCK-ROBIN 7/16/2013 10:56AM

    Very good!

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ALIHIKES 7/16/2013 10:46AM

    WOW I love your list of NSVs! These are major achievements! I am slowly working to improve my flexibility but my progress is measured in centimeters instead of both hands on the floor. LOVE your grandson's sensei's comments. emoticon emoticon
Alison

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JAMIELOGICAL 7/16/2013 10:16AM

    That is such an amazing list! You must be feeling great about yourself to have come such a long way and accomplished so much!

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A_BIT_AT_A_TIME 7/16/2013 10:12AM

    Congratulations! Wonderful, wonderful list! Being the motivation example for a bunch of children must be a great feeling! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHOCOHOLIC2276 7/16/2013 9:50AM

    This was wonderful! I love all of your NSV's!! That shoulder stand one is off the charts!

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 7/16/2013 9:48AM

    I am so impressed by your new flexibility! I haven't attempted a shoulder stand in probably 30 years and now I think I must just to see if it is still possible. I've been walking for a few weeks now and prior to doing this I had such terrible trouble with my legs and the pain from varicose veins, but now they don't seem to ache anymore. The veins are still there and just as ugly as before but the ache is gone. This must be similar to what you have been experiencing. Great post!
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BELLSES 7/16/2013 9:45AM

    This is such a fabulous list! Congratulations! It is wonderful to see your hard work is paying off in such dividends!

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STFRENCH 7/16/2013 9:45AM

    Brilliant blog! emoticon emoticon

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KENSHO 7/16/2013 9:44AM

    I am so happy for you. I had to look up a shoulder stand and now I want to do one! Do you do a lot of yoga?

LOL at your final statement. Very cute!

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MSPATOOTY 7/16/2013 9:36AM

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Thank goodness Spark has a lot of perfect emoticons for your post! You're not that much older than me, but I want to be you when I grow up.

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