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2/17/13 8:29 P

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Oh, don't you love that? The double-takes...priceless!

When I was teaching a fair number of Zumba classes, I would bring a before picture from time to time. Loved the "NO FREAKIN' WAY THAT WAS YOU!" reactions from my chicas :-)

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2/17/13 8:22 P

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having to introduce myself to people who hadn't seen me in a while.

Watch out world! Here I come


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1/29/13 11:32 P

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This is a great message thread thanks for starting it! NSVs are really important to me right now because I have been at the same weight for eight weeks. My surgical team and personal trainer believe it relates to a rue shaping from dat to muscle....

NSV list during this time: size 16 WP pants are now 2 inches too big at the waist and saggy in the butt/legs. I am in a Misses size large and size 14 pants/skirts. This means no more plus size department for me.
I can do an hour long interval training workout. This includes running intervals.
Lots of compliments on my healthy look, glowing complexion, and positive energy.
Smaller shoe size (who knew?..)

Maizey of Sun Prairie


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1/28/13 11:33 A

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Awesome, Patty!!!

I have turned in so many clothes to my local Goodwill, they greet me by my first name, lol!

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Christine

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1/28/13 10:43 A

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Going from 3x tops to my first XL emoticon

Going from skin tight 24W jeans to misses size 18 emoticon

Walking around the racks at Big 5 without knocking stuff on the floor

Sitting in the movie theater seat with the arms down without realizing it until the end

Getting in my friend's jeep easily and able to buckle the seatbelt without gymnastics

Going from hardly making the 30 ft walk to the mail box and back to 60 min walking up and down hills around ball fields

Actually spontaneously running from the car to the house when I forgot my purse emoticon (surprised myself and two dd's waiting in the car!)

Edited by: PATTYR81 at: 1/28/2013 (10:45)
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"So much has changed yet who I am finding is my old self again." DSCROW's blog 8/1/13


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1/28/13 9:48 A

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Gleefully closing my Lane Bryan credit account, 'cause I can shop in regular stores!!!!

I'm looking forward to being able to wear a swimsuit and/or shorts in public without feeling uncomfortable about it. I have a ways to go on that one.

Christine

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1/28/13 7:38 A

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Being able to sit in a resataurant with chairs that have arms and being able to sit in a booth.

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1/28/13 4:34 A

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And my next best thing was not having to use the seat belt extension in my car. (And also on air flights, not having to ask for one!)

Congratulations, keep on Sparking..................................
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1/27/13 11:41 P

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Haven't had surgery... yet. Still waiting on the date. But, my favorite (so far) NSV, is being able to get in and out of our car without having to lean the seat back. And, being able to drive without the steering wheel rubbing on my gut!

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1/27/13 10:08 P

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That's a memorable moment Christine!! And no more bumping elbows and shoulders with the guy next to ya!

My latest has been adding some jogging to my daily walk. With chronic back pain and sore knees, it was out of the question until a month ago. I started out slowly and have been picking up speed. NEVER did I think I was going to be able to run again. Now I know it's possible.

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1/27/13 10:00 P

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Greetings, Teammates!

I had a wonderful suggestion that I just HAD to act on right away...opening up a space for us to talk about those magical, memorable NSV's (Non-Scale Victories). They are just as much a part of the WLS journey as watching the numbers move downward at our weigh-ins, but somehow, they mean oh, so much more.

Take a moment and share YOUR favorite NSV's...and tell us about the NSV's you know may be just around the corner for you. Who did you tell? How did you celebrate?

I'll kick it off...at one point, I was doing a fair bit of traveling for business. It was a big embarassment for me to have to ask for a seat belt extender when flying. Oh, the precious moment, on a flight out West, that I realized that I didn't need it any more!!!!!!!!!!!! No, I didn't leap up and down whoo-hooing, but boy, I surely wanted to :-)

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Best, Christine

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