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Name five non-scale victories you have accomplished

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

So's not all about losing weight. Can you name five things that you have accomplished as a result of changing your eating habits.

My five are:
1.) I can clasp my seat belt again without an extension
2.) I have dropped almost three full sizes in clothes
3.) I had to even buy new shoes because the others were too big
4.) My endurance is greater and I'm less out of breath
5.) I find myself wanting to exercise now instead of avoiding it (did I say that? emoticon )

Can you name another five as well?
6.) I have more energy
7.) My rings fit loser
8.) I smile more often
9.) Others are beginning to notice how much slimmer I'm looking
10.) I'm down thirty some inches overall

Why not another five too?
11.) I can tighten a belt better
12.) I can do more reps on any of my exercise than I could before.
13.) I'm on no medications at all
14.) My skin and nails are looking better
15.) I can see the difference in my before and after pictures

So how about it can you name at least five (you can name more if you want to) non-scale victories.. Let's have fun with this because it isn't always about those lbs being lost.

Happy Sunday to all of my friends. ~ Donna

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GRAMPIAN 12/20/2014 10:37AM

  Well said! emoticon

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LORIVIOLA 10/11/2014 8:15AM

    emoticon for this great blog!

Today I am feeling a bit low- so sometimes it feels like it's hard to come up with anything good......... i'll try.

1. I am eating more Freggies.
2. I said "NO" to the ice cream shop on the bike trail.
3. I am on the way to better digestive health.
4. I am determined to lower my blood sugar numbers.
5. Today is day #529 of my goal of reaching 1000 days of walking.

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MRSRIGS1 9/6/2014 2:32PM

    1. My clothes size has gotten smaller
2. I feel more energized
3. I've gained confidence
4. My attitude has changed
5. I'm learning to make better choices when I eat

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MAYBER 9/4/2014 12:16AM

    Great blog thank you for sharing your thoughts and victories

I am an intelligent person I have controlled my emotions and not let my emotions control me
I eat sensibly and exercise
I have learned patience
I have made lifetime friends
I like me

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CICELY360 9/2/2014 12:24AM

  good blog

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APRILRUSSELL3 8/31/2014 8:59PM

    1. Had to buy smaller clothes
2. Can sit with my legs crossed
3. Can run a twelve minute mile
4. Had to resize my wedding ring
5. Friends and acquaintances compliment me

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SMONTI 8/30/2014 7:13PM

    My 5 NSV...
I can fit into a size small to medium top.
I like exercising every day.
My darling husband said, he will have to start calling me Slim Jim.
I notice a big difference in the mirror, especially the lost inches, even when the scale is stuck.
I am beginning to enjoy eating a lot more veggies. emoticon

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NETDAWN@AOL.COM 8/29/2014 12:53AM

  1. No more heartburn when I am sleeping
2. More empty space in the shower
3. Better digestive health
4. Less compounding pressure on arthritic knees
5. Improved love life

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SPARKFRAN514 8/28/2014 11:18AM

    this was hard one to do since the scales has been a big deal this month since the scales is laughing at me rolling back and fourth losing the same few pounds over and over here are my five
1 enjoying walking twice a day
2. Getting my water in each
3 planning meals ahead for the week
4 no snacking mindlessly this week
5. going to the gym three times a week adding more days is my plan for Sept

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DAVIDCOOLEY1 8/28/2014 6:34AM

    My non-scale victories are:

1. I feel better after eating because of what I'm eating. I haven't had that calorie high then crash.
2. I'm not afraid of the mirror. My bathroom has a lot of mirrors and I used to hate to see some angles. I breeze past the mirrors now and if anything, might stop and notice things are getting better.
3. I can do some things better: run faster, stretch deeper, lift bigger weights for more reps.
4. Everything I wear is getting loose. If this keeps up I am going to have to buy some new clothes soon!
5. I am more confident because I feel more in control of my choices and more able to change my body to what I want it to be.

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ANDI1984 8/28/2014 12:34AM

    1) I've lost enough fat that I can almost fit into my wedding dress (probably another 10 pounds and I'll be there!)
2) I can walk farther without feeling like I'm going to die.
3) I actually ENJOY walking and find it's a perfect "me time".
4) I'm being a great role model to my kids by choosing healthier foods and exercising.
5) My kids are getting more interested in hiking with me! :D

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RAVENBIRD 8/27/2014 8:44AM

    Thank you for your blog. Came in right on time. Was getting pissed at the scale.

1. Having courage to join the Rec. Center and signing the contract for one year (it was hard - on social security and it could have been by visit instead of by year).
2. Bathing suit getting almost embarrassingly too big.
3. Swimming longer distances for longer time span - loving it.
4. Swimming at all!!
5. Not crazy hungry - appropriate hungry
6. Being really really choosy about what munchie I'll eat if I'll eat it and feeling good at the end of the decision process. Mindful munching.
7. Sleeping better - feeling rested - no naps
8. Eating better - remembering how to cook and actually cooking! I was engrossed in convenience foods.
9. Cooking is fun again.
10. Finding myself looking for things to do instead of what restaurant to go to.

Actually, I really need to stop typing. I am so glad you posted because I wasn't looking at this stuff. It's important stuff.

Thank you very much for this blog.

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DLITE719 8/26/2014 11:22PM

    Congrats on your non scale victories. Keep up the good work.

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RENATA144 8/26/2014 11:12PM

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1. My pants fell down
2.i can fit behind my steering wheel
3. I fit into chairs better
4. I get compliments
5. My blood glucose has gone down/ I have good numbers

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THEVOW2013 8/26/2014 10:37PM

    1. i love looking in the mirror
2. Men stop and stare at me...I mean complete strangers, lol
3. I enjoy shopping for clothes
4. I actually enjoy running (it's still very challenging)
5. I call myself an athlete

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EMMACORY 8/26/2014 8:09PM

    The NSV are so important in staying motivated. emoticon

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SAGE150 8/26/2014 8:02PM

    Best blog I have EVER read! Thanks so much for writing this.


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VK2ZT14 8/26/2014 9:30AM

    my 5 NSV:
1. i am less critical of myself
2. i am drinking plain water more often
3. i am more willing to walk more often
4. my mother hasn't made any fat comments recently
5. i am more active

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1STBUCKETITEM 8/26/2014 3:11AM

1. Able to go up and down the stairs without going one step at a time with only one leg.
2. Arms stronger and my hand grip is stronger even with arthritis.
3. Walking better and most of the time with less pain in my hips and knee.
4. Hooking my bra on the tightest hooks and now forced to buy a couple new ones just to get me through the next half of my weight-loss journey (LOL).
5. Seeing less and less of a double chin!
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WRITERWANNAB 8/26/2014 12:31AM

    A lot of you are doing great! emoticon

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JIBBIE49 8/25/2014 11:43PM

    Great to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail.

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ROCKYCPA 8/25/2014 10:19PM


My 5:

1. Went from size 14 to size 4
2. Can wear children's size XL
3. More stamina
4. More conscious of what I am eating
5. Compliments from friends and acquaintances

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JERICHO1991 8/25/2014 7:50PM

    Thanks for the great list of NSVs.

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WITCHYONE333 8/25/2014 7:48PM

    The scale talks to you once a week. All the rest of these victories speak to you every day. emoticon

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LIVELYGIRL2 8/25/2014 7:34PM

  Oh boy, so GOOD!!!! love it! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 8/25/2014 6:05PM

  1. Being directed to the 35 year Class Reunion upstairs when I was supposed to go to the 50 year Class Reunion downstairs........made my night!!!

2. Had to have my wedding ring resized.

3. The capris that were too small last summer now fall off.

4. A collegue I used to teach with didn't recognize me.

5. Much more energy.

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CFMOSS 8/25/2014 4:54PM

    Oh are doing so well....making me smile. Awesome.
My five:
1. clothes fit better
2. do muffin top
3. running again and running longer
4. better endurance for aikido
5. an occasional compliment on how i look.

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JSEATTLE 8/25/2014 3:38PM

  1. I have more energy.
2. I sleep like a baby.
3. I'm wearing more fitted clothing.
4. Others have noticed.
5. I feel good about myself.

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CHANGING-TURTLE 8/25/2014 3:25PM


1. Got to buy new clothes because I dropped 5 sizes
2. People notice my weight loss
3. Put a smile on my doctor's face, the same doctor I came crying to 2 1/2 years ago saying I wanted to lose weight.
4. Off med.
5. Feel sexy in night gowns

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ONTHEPATH2 8/25/2014 3:04PM

    Love it! Congrats!

1. I can take the steps to our office without getting winded!
2. I can walk five consecutive miles!
3. I fit into my skinny jeans and no longer have to buy plus sizes!
4. I can tie my shoes without having to put my foot up! (it still pinches a little when I bend over, but not like it used too!)
5. My double chin is getting smaller!

Heck with that number on the scale..... this feels great!

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NONNAOF2 8/25/2014 2:12PM

  I love your list! It would be great to get to where I wouldn't need medication, I take so many now!
My list of five would be:
1.) I can breathe better now!
2.) I can keep up a better walking pace!
3.) I'm feeling better about myself!
4.) I'm able to avoid the wrong foods!
5.) I have more energy at the end of the day!

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LCRUMLEY81 8/25/2014 12:45PM

  Thank you. need these ideas

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MAGGIEROSEBOWL 8/25/2014 12:25PM

    1. Feeling proud of myself when I see people whom I haven't seen in a while. (I used to try to avoid running into them at all costs--I was so ashamed of what I'd done to myself.)

2. Being able to walk wherever I want--not being able to walk long distances really limits what you can do in your life. I no longer have those limits.

3. Shopping for clothes everywhere (not just in the large size catalogs)!

4. Not being afraid to go to the doctor, for fear of the lectures about my weight.

5. Being able to keep up with my grandkids. Taking care of them is such a joy in my life!

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DIAMOND102 8/25/2014 12:06PM

    Love this blog it is inspiring and motivational because I had not thought of all of the things that shows my accomplishment without using the scale it's true: I feel more energetic
I am happier with a smile
I move more
I check myself out more
I eat healthier
My attitude is more positive
I am loving me.

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STARFISH1961 8/25/2014 11:33AM

    Great concept!
Wonderful motivating pics too.
I will think of 5 positive changes now.

Have a great day , Keep Sparking emoticon

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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 8/25/2014 10:43AM

    emoticon I agree with all your victories, I share many of the same emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TRUCKER72 8/25/2014 10:14AM

    I love the last pic about kindness.

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DIANNEMT 8/25/2014 10:03AM

    Very good--I will need to come back to this in about a month after I REFOCUS!!

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SUSIEMT 8/25/2014 10:01AM

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