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Morning in New Hampshire and two NSV's

Saturday, October 26, 2013

My wife, who is NOT a morning person, had to get up early yesterday. She was stumbling groggily around the apartment. But then she looked out the window, ran for the camera, and snapped this picture.

Then she said, "I guess there are some reasons to get up early."

So I kissed her to give her another.

I had two non-scale victories this week that made me feel pretty good. The first was when I was walking around the campus where I work and someone, who knows me quite well but who hasn't seen me for six months, walked right by me without a word. He was ten feet past me when he called out, "Steve? Is that you? My goodness, you've lost so much weight, I didn't even recognize you. You look great."

Later in the week, my wife and I were at the grocery store and the person checking us out said, "Excuse me, but you've lost a lot of weight. You look great." I was astonished but managed to mumble "yes, thanks." As we left that store, my wife asked "Do you know that person?" and I answered truthfully, "No."

So I guess when even people you only see for a few minutes once or twice a week observe that you've really lost weight, it must be really noticeable.

These were great mood lifters for me, because I'm getting so close to 50 pounds lost, yet I seem to be in a little bit of plateau at the moment. But I know I'll get there. I know we can all get there. Spark on, friends.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
IMEMINE1 10/29/2013 6:20PM

    emoticon emoticon That's emoticon

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MOTHEPRO 10/29/2013 12:57PM


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PMRUNNER 10/29/2013 5:58AM

    Yay! That is great when people notice all the hard work you have put in! Keep up the great progress!

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JSTETSER 10/29/2013 5:44AM

    Beautiful shot!

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LINDAKAY228 10/28/2013 1:49PM

    That sunrise is beautiful! Congratulations on the people noticing the changes in you so much. You've done an awesome job to lose that much and are very inspiring!

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BATCHICK 10/28/2013 11:50AM

    thanks for sharing the sunrise pic and congrats on your NSVs!

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KAYOTIC 10/27/2013 11:48AM

    That is a great reason to get up early! Beautiful sky! And what wonderful compliments, those must have been great to hear. emoticon

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KELPIE57 10/27/2013 4:52AM

    Lovely, the pictures and the sentiments

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68ANNE 10/26/2013 8:53PM

    Wow nice compliments that mean a bunch!

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HONOURIA 10/26/2013 8:36PM


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BEATLETOT 10/26/2013 5:21PM

    That is AWESOME! I LOVE that the cashier noticed. Incredible!

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PINKNFITCARLA 10/26/2013 4:12PM

    Great NSV's and awesome picture!

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GARDENQE2 10/26/2013 12:08PM

    Sunrises are so beautiful!
I missed them for years because I went to work at 4 a.m.
Now that I'm retired, I always take a minute to look outside at the sunrise.
Congratulations on your progress and the compliments!
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KELLYFIT123 10/26/2013 11:26AM

    Wow, what great compliments you've received -- and so genuine! Congratulations on your success!!

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JANESLOSS 10/26/2013 11:23AM

    Wonderful morning picture.

What great NSV's you had this week! Congratulations!

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NWFL59 10/26/2013 10:43AM

    Great picture and story. thanks

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PDQ1203 10/26/2013 9:55AM


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JEWELLE217 10/26/2013 7:51AM

    Love the sunrise pic your wife took. Maybe I should make it a point to get my butt out of bed and take a pic of the sunrise every morning. I keep trying to get up early to get a workout in; but, I keep hitting the old snooze button!

Keep up the great work!

-a fellow campus walker in NH

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