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The Importance of Non-Scale Victories

Friday, September 06, 2013

Before I started losing weight and getting healthy (this time), I would have told you that the most important things were the numbers on the scale. I am learning every single day that I was WRONG.

Sometimes the scale doesn't move for a while, and without those NSV's, I would have given up long ago. I never maintained a "diet" for more than about 3 months and 30 pounds. I am at 8 months, 75 pounds, and still going strong!

I had some great NSV's this week.
1. My new job at PetSmart starts tonight. I picked up my uniform shirt yesterday and it is a LARGE! Not an XL, 2X, or 3X, just a plain old large!
2. I got my wedding ring back on my finger! I haven't been able to wear it in about 5 years, and it feels great to have it back where it belongs.
3. No more need for medication to control my cholesterol and triglycerides!
4. I had a slight cold. Why is that a victory? Because I didn't use it as an excuse to eat whatever I wanted, because I maintained some reduced fitness routines anyway, and because I'm so much healthier, I fought it off quickly.

I hope you all have an awesome weekend!!!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KALISWALKER 9/8/2013 1:22AM

    You are right, NSV rock!

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STEPH-KNEE 9/6/2013 10:27PM

    NSV's are so much more rewarding than scale victories, and it is amazing how much our mind changes during this journey. At first the scale is the most important factor, and then we get to the point where living life, nsv's, how our clothes fit are way more important. Great job! :D

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JUST-ELIZ 9/6/2013 10:05PM

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MARYBETH4884 9/6/2013 4:35PM

    Those NSVs have been some of my favorite ones too! Well worth the journey! They are the treats while the scale is sometimes the drudgery of this journey! Congratulations!

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JOANNEO5 9/6/2013 3:24PM

    Congratulations to you! I hope you have a wonderful first day of work. That is so great that you kept the weight off and you now know how to control yourself and not make excuses. I bet you are so happy getting that Wedding Ring back on your finger. Keep it up! Good Luck!

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DIETER27 9/6/2013 3:24PM

  great Nsv's !!!!

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KELLIEBEAN 9/6/2013 3:05PM

    Great NSVs!!!

I'm so happy for you!


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