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Not The NSV I Had Planned On..


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Saturday, March 29, 2014



Today is day 19 of my current streak!

It sure is great to be back on track, but yesterday I was feeling a little bummed out. As some of my Spark friends know, I was off track for a while and ended up gaining back 31 of the 71 pounds I'd lost. My clothes were super tight, so I broke down and bought one pair of elastic waist jeans. I absolutely hated having to do that...but the truth of the matter is, I HAD to do it. My regular jeans were so tight, I could no longer squeeze into them anymore.

So yesterday, I decided to try on a pair of my "regular" jeans. I knew they would still be tight, but I thought that I would at least be able to put them on and button them without TOO much trouble. After all, I've been back on track for over two weeks! I've been tracking my food and watching my calories. I've been drinking my water. I've been doing my best to move more. And I've been working out faithfully...cardio, strength training and yoga. So surely those regular jeans should be a little closer to fitting me again, right?

Wrong. Those jeans are still way too tight! I could get them over my hips a little easier, but I had to suck in my belly in order to button them. I stood there, looking at myself in the mirror...with my belly oozing over the top of my jeans...and I felt pretty discouraged. I'm so sick of wearing that one pair of elastic waist jeans that I bought! I want to wear REAL jeans again! So I was feeling very discouraged.



There was a time when I would have allowed that feeling to lead me straight into a junk food binge. And to be honest, I almost did do that yesterday as I stood there looking at myself stuffed into those jeans. But then I stopped myself. I realized that my very next move would either take me one step further from my goal, or one step closer. The choice was up to me.

So I took off those jeans and put them back in the drawer. I put on my workout pants, and I went into the living room and I worked out. And as I worked out, I realized that I'd just had a non-scale victory. It wasn't the one I had planned on, which was having those jeans fit again. But it was still a NSV worth celebrating, and that NSV is that I didn't give in to the temptation to binge. I chose to workout instead, and that workout brought me another inch closer to my goal.

Those jeans will fit me eventually, as long as I keep making the choice to step towards my goals, instead of away from them. I look forward to that particular NSV, but in the meantime I am going to enjoy the journey!



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INCH_BY_INCH 8/8/2014 2:32PM

  emoticon The pep talk does us well, because we want it to happen instantly. Thanks for the reminder.

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WHITEANGEL4 7/11/2014 4:24PM

    Fantastic blog...you will make it

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TERRIJ7 7/9/2014 10:25PM

    I agree!

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LORIVIOLA 7/8/2014 8:47AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon for this emoticon blog!

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GRAMPIAN 7/2/2014 4:46PM

  Well done! emoticon

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6LHAAS 4/9/2014 12:21PM

    Wow! Our stories sound so similar! I gained back 30 of my 75# loss and am trying to get back on track. emoticon !! Your blog made me get up and fill my water bottle to get an early start on my water for the day. I've gotten into the bad habit of drinking coffee until lunch and then hitting the water. Today I filled my 35oz water bottle @ 9 and am halfway through it! Thanks again & keep up the great work!!!
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TAFODIL24 4/5/2014 9:37AM

    Love it ~ Love you ~ You ARE amazing!

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SUPERDAD55 4/3/2014 11:10PM

    Just take your NSV and keep on smiling, you will get there..
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G33K10V3 4/3/2014 5:13AM

    Great job resisting that urge! emoticon I am rooting for you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SASSYTHING52 4/3/2014 12:30AM

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MEMEQ2 4/2/2014 12:53PM

    Good job not getting discouraged but making a positive choice instead. emoticon

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BESSHAILE 4/2/2014 6:58AM

    YAY!

That's a fantastic NSV. Truly one worth celebrating.

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CORNBLOSSOM 4/1/2014 8:40PM

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CONTUSIONS2014 4/1/2014 3:27PM

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WHYTEBROWN 4/1/2014 12:42PM

    emoticon on such an emoticon NSV!! It's soooo often that we fail to remember that this is a journey that takes time. emoticon emoticon

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IMMORTALDEBRA 4/1/2014 12:04PM

    I have a huge pile of jeans that don't fit and only three pair to wear! I'm with you. I'm going to keep working hard until I get into the next smaller size. I have every size available to me when I get down to it. Keep it up! good job!

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NANA2-3 4/1/2014 8:50AM

    That's awesome. It also gives me encouragement when I'm not loosing as quickly as I want. I have gained 25 of the 28 pounds I lost and just 3 days ago started getting back on track. I appreciate your honesty. Keep up the good work!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NHEMBERGER 4/1/2014 8:45AM

    Great choice Pixie! Stay on your streak & you will be in your jeans again, comfortably! I just know it!
The weather's finally breaking, I walked outside this morning before getting ready for work instead of going to my basement. Now we need to figure out how to dodge the rain!
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KARLEIGH66 4/1/2014 8:13AM

    Well done!

I always find it harder to fit back in to those jeans when moving back down in size. I think you get used to having your jeans feel looser in the bigger size and you can't imagine squeezing yourself in to clothes so tight after experiencing that looser feel. But it is great that you didn't let that get you down. They'll fit soon enough and maybe instead of fitting back in to those old jeans, you just need to go out and buy some new ones in the smaller size!

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OLGA18 4/1/2014 4:03AM

  This is a such a great post...Really helpful to get me back on track again. Thanks!

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FINNLANA 4/1/2014 2:46AM

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WRITERWANNAB 4/1/2014 1:27AM

    This is great - that instead of going off track, you went & worked out! Yay! emoticon emoticon

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LJCANNON 4/1/2014 1:10AM

    emoticon Fantastic NSV!! Sometimes it is the ones that sneak up on us that are the most meaningful!!

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MARIAJESTRADA 3/31/2014 11:21PM

    I put my size 12's in a closet I rarely use. Every now and then, I see them, but I don't let them bum me out. I too have a muffin top that oozes over (who knew 6 pounds would make such a difference?), but I made my peace with that increase. They are there and if they fit again, fine, if not, I will just keep on and keeping on. I know in truth I have lost muscle mass, but I am back on ST and keeping my calories on the lower end. I am just happy to do sit-ups again and work out on a regular. Clothes don't define us.

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POSITIVEONE2 3/31/2014 8:51PM

    Great job and very inspiring blog.

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CALLMECARRIE 3/31/2014 8:50PM

    Thanks for sharing this, this was helpful to me.

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MCFITZ2 3/31/2014 8:37PM

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JNEWBS 3/31/2014 5:20PM

    I have THAT drawer too. I'll get back there, but in time.

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MARTHA324 3/31/2014 3:26PM

    That is great! Not only are you back on track, but you didn't let a disappointment derail you. And I bet those jeans fit better than they did 19 days ago so look at the progress and how far you've come instead of how far you have to go.

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KOMTRIA 3/31/2014 1:54PM

  You had a MAJOR VICTORY, you had a choice and made the right one not the emotional one. I want to be more like you when I grow up. This is huge!!!!

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CAROLMAID 3/31/2014 1:51PM

    Nice job! That's definitely finding the silver lining in the proverbial storm cloud! Keep going pixie...each little thing counts towards your goals. You can do it!

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MICHNOE 3/31/2014 1:01PM

    Inspiring! Every NSV should be appreciated!

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SHEHULK86 3/31/2014 12:32PM

  You go, Girl! Great job and thanks for sharing the inspiration.

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ANAKIE 3/31/2014 12:06PM

    You can do it!

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MISTYSMOM06 3/31/2014 12:00PM

    Good job Pixie! emoticon I too had gone off track and regained 20 of the 33 lbs I had lost. I had to buy a new shirt because the other ones were to small. I cried because I felt so fat! I am now back too. I can't always get on the Internet to always track but I'm doing what I can! emoticon

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NAYKNITS 3/31/2014 11:59AM

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thanks for the reminder!

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ANDREAG89 3/31/2014 11:40AM

    Amen to this, sister!!! Making the move in the right direction is a HUGE victory! THanks for the reminder...that when I am active and NOT eating, it is a victory at this stage in my game!!!!

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PATTISTAMPS 3/31/2014 11:13AM

    You didn't mention when you stopped wearing those jeans, but I bet it was a few pounds ago. You WILL get into them, and it won't be long. But the victory you had is even more sweet. It was a true brain victory! So give yourself a pat on the back, and keep on moving. And when those jeans fit, strut them!!

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AURIANNE67 3/31/2014 11:12AM

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JODROX 3/31/2014 9:47AM

    Yeah, these things take time. I was just thinking yesterday that 5 pounds don't make much difference in how your clothes fit -- that's been my experience anyway. I've lost 13 pounds since Jan. 1, and now finally some jeans that were too tight fit me. It was so tempting to try them on again as the weeks went by, because I was making progress, but honestly it took 10+ pounds before they were wearable! Keep up the good work, and you WILL get there!!

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MJEFFERSON23 3/31/2014 9:31AM

  That's a great Non Scale Victory and one that will pay off, you'll see!
Thanks, I needed that!

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LEESA-B 3/31/2014 9:25AM

  Great motivation, Pixie!

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BRASKIN 3/31/2014 7:48AM

  emoticon I'm right there with you!

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