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10/23/12 10:42 A

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Courtney, I bet you were on cloud 9. I remember looking for clothes for our trip to Pennsylvania Dutch Country and a pair of pants I wanted so bad wouldn't fit. Heck they wouldn't even go up around my fat butt. I don't have lots of money so I rarely clothes buy. I didn't know I had gotten so fat. That is when I knew something had to be done. I haven't looked back. It was February 2011. 108 pounds ago.

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10/22/12 7:51 A

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Courtney, great NSV. It's always a great feeling to fit into a smaller size. emoticon

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10/22/12 7:45 A

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Non scale victories are sooo important!

Keep them coming everyone! Lets hear more stories of success that don't include the scale!

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10/22/12 3:43 A

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emoticon That's a great, NSV, Bonnie! Gotta love being called Hot and Sexy in the same sentence!

I had a NSV in a dressing room not too long ago. I ballooned up to a size 24 (occasionally a 26 (try finding that size)) back in 2010 before I lost the weight that i lost before joining SP. So, me and clothes have a love hate relationship. I used to be a clothes horse. Had everything u could think of that was in style and accessories to match. During my dark days (as I call my extremely overweight days) I had pull on pants and very oversize shirts..no accessories needed. I was only 34-35 at the time too. Well, I've been steady losing. Since 2010, I've lost a total of 38lbs. and I tried on a pair of size 18 pants. and OMG, they fit with room to breathe. I cried in the dressing room. Not a full fledged bawl like I wanted to but a little tear up. I have not been in a size 18 since 2004. I was so excited I had to buy them. They're everyday jeans so I can wear them all the time and feel good knowing they're an 18. I had also bought a pair of 18 shorts during the summer. It's kinda scaring me too...Like I'm waiting for the "ok, back to fat" hammer to drop and take this all away.I'm still a ways from my ideal weight, but I'm actually on my way. And then, for my hubbys surprise bday party, I was able to pick out a pair of stylish tie-die jeans (u know the two tone ones) in peach and white--size 18 and a peach sweater. I looked stylish and polished. I got compliments and felt like a million bucks! People who had never said a word before about my loss finally noticed and complimented me...I felt amazing. Yeah, the outfit was inexpensive, but it was just so put together and I bought nice silver hoop earrings and bracelets to go with it and some peep toe shoes with manicured toes, there was no denying i looked good. I'm not bragging by any means, I'm just saying how good I felt. Do u know how long it's been since I've felt GOOD about myself going out around other people especially his family who are all smaller than me and city people who always have on the latest styles. I'm a town girl who has to travel to cities to get the latest styles..Lol. It was a great night and everything went just so..It was one for the books.

So, yep, that was my NSV...thanks for reading..Courtney

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10/21/12 6:43 P

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WooHoo! What a wonderful non scale victory Bonnie!

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but one of love, power and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7
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10/21/12 6:21 P

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Thanks everyone. I was dressed as a vampire. At first I didn't know how to take it, it has been so long since I have been out. There was only one jerk that was rude.

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Yay Bonnie! To have all the hard work you've put in acknowledged like that has to feel great! I'm so glad you had a chance to go out and have a great time and come home feeling so wonderful. Just maybe some of your success will stick with your SIL and her family and when they are ready to start their own journey your example will inspire them!
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10/21/12 11:36 A

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emoticon Bonnie, emoticon You had to feel on 7th Heaven. That is a great compliment.

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That is so awesome ! What a great morale booster and motivator, both the compliments and the evening out.
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10/21/12 10:48 A

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That is wonderful! Comments like that are such a morale booster, such a great affirmation for all of your hard work. Congrats to you on all of your successes, for getting out, and for being the hot sexy Mama you are!!

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10/21/12 10:41 A

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I went out last night. That is big news in itself. I don't think I have been out in over a year. I went to a party with my 2 brothers and SIL. It was my SIL family and friends and a Halloween party. My brother and I were invited because we are the only ones in our family that is single and we don't go out and my married brother wanted us to get out.

I was called a hot sexy mama last night. emoticon emoticon emoticon A man came up to me and asked me to dance and I said yes. We danced a couple songs and I went to find my brother Mike to ask him something, I forgot what. I was sitting at a table when the guy, I learned his name was Ben, asked me if I was really 57. I asked him who told on me and he said my SIL and I said well then I guess I am, Sue wouldn't lie. He thought I was 38 tops and said I was a hot sexy mama. I guess Sue told him I had lost over 100 pounds. By the end of the evening at least 15 people had come up to me and asked how I lost so much weight.

My SIL is obese as is her whole family. I think it does run in her genes, although these people can eat. You put out a bag of chips or something and I swear it is gone right before your eyes. My Mom said the same thing. She was at a picnic with them and my brother gave her some stuff before putting it out because otherwise he said she never would have gotten any.

I had a real good time Those comments and compliments really made the journey worth while. I actually felt like a hot sexy mama last night.

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