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Monday, August 12, 2013

I've been at 142 for a while and noticed that I was started to get discouraged. Sometimes it seems that my weightloss journey is a bit of emotional rollercoaster - excited one day and discouraged the next. According to the BMI charts for shortys, my healthy weight is 98 to 132 and I was starting to get impatient with myself. So instead of beating myself up or doing something dumb like starving myself - I decided to write down all the NSVs I experienced this year instead.

I don't get out of breath walking up stairs. I can now run upstairs.
I don't have to wait 5 minutes to catch my breath before going into a meeting so I don't sound like a prank caller.
I actually enjoy exercise and can keep up with the Insanity program.
I can get in and out of a kayak with a small bit of grace.
My balance has improved, I am stronger and I have gained muscle.

I am no longer in the obese BMI category.
I don't have any clothes tags that say XL anymore.
I can go into child's pose and my stomach isn't in the way.
My pants don't roll down when I sit down (that is one of the most annoying things about having a belly!)

I don't feel hungry all the time.
I don't worry about someone watching me eat or saying something to me about eating.
I don't snore - that's actually so awesome because I was so loud that I used to wake myself up.
I feel better, my angina's gone, my cholesterol is down, and my skin looks better.

I can play with the grandkids, hike with my friends, and kayak with my husband.

I can't let that number be the only thing that defines my success.

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CMCGRUN 8/18/2013 4:13PM


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MOJOJACK 8/14/2013 9:05AM

  It is hard for those of us who are vertically challenged. I have to wonder, is our stomach smaller than for taller people? We get to eat so little calories in comparison.

That aside, you are right to think about what you have accomplished so far. Keep up your good habits (eating right, working out) and you will get there eventually.

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DEQUINTA 8/12/2013 9:47PM

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You are on an amazing journey and you have come so far, and your NSV's speak volumes! Keep up the good work!

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LOVINSHERRY78 8/12/2013 7:07PM

    that's so awesome!! yay to nsv!!!!! it's hard to let things get us down so it's great to remind ourselves how far we've come. great job!

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KACAR51 8/12/2013 4:56PM

    Awesome attitude! You have accomplished a lot! Keep up the good work and you WILL reach your goals! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MJMGRAND 8/12/2013 2:02PM

    Thanks you gave me things to strive for and not have to think or worry about :)

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