Non-Scale Victories at 30K feet...

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I flew cross country today... interesting. I normally fly up and down the east coast, but something about the time zone changes and not being on my usual carrier, made me think about how different my flying experience is now vs before I started the lifestyle change/weight loss.

First, I don't have to stress or strain to get the seatbelt on. Even in coach class. I guess they must have installed longer seat belts (???)...

Second, there appear to be "new" seats too. I had a middle seat for 2 of the 4 legs of the flights - and I was very comfortable and didn't feel I was being squished nor that I was squishing my neighbors at the window or aisle seat. Couldn't be just my weight loss?

Finally, I didn't get hungry (no food cravings) while in the air. That's a lucky thing - because the options at 30K feet are not exactly friendly to my my new lifestyle and diet. Of course I had an appropriately friendly snack in my carry-on - nuts, seeds, etc. -- but I'm now able to manage my hunger, meals, etc., and have gotten very good at finding lifestyle appropriate food in almost any situation!

Again, these are just a few Non-Scale Victories... but they are just as sweet (as a bowl of Paleo friendly berries)!

What was your latest Non-Scale Victory?
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    That's exciting!
    2528 days ago
    That's a long list of non-scale victories, Tink. I am so proud of you!

    My victory today was being able to dive way into the back of the closet and come up with a completly "new" outfit out of old clothes I haven't been able to squeeze into for the past five years -- and they were a little loose.

    Good times.
    2530 days ago

    What great Non-Scale Victories (and such a cute spin on them, too).
    2530 days ago
    Way to go! It's amazing how many things "change" when we do! emoticon
    2530 days ago
    CONGRATULATIONS...those victories are every bit as important, if not more, as numbers are numbers but this is actual life altering! Way to go...I, too, notice many things...not being out of breath, and for me, I have fallen in the past and could not get up without help! I now can...it was my first a-ha moment of what the weight loss really meant!
    Thanks for the reminder and have a great day!
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    2530 days ago
    Yes, I would definitely plan ahead on snack options too like you did with the nuts and seeds.
    I haven't been fond of the food options I have seen on flights.
    2531 days ago
  • MCDOWN75
    Isn't it wonderful? I hadn't flown in four years and was amazed at how well I fit in the seats. Last time I flew I thought I might need an extender. Not this time. Congrats on your victory!
    2531 days ago
    Good to hear your trip was a Paleo success Tink. Four legs - ouch. Dontcha just love cross-country with connecting flights. I am usually quite lucky when I have to change planes in that my gates are in another terminal, but fortunately at the other end, so I can get my 20,000 steps in between flights.

    My first is a victory in wolf's clothing. Going to a business BBQ this evening, somewhat casual. As I was getting dressed, I discovered all my summer business casual shirts were made by Coleman (ie. you could camp in them). They are 2 sizes too big - I had to pretend the event was a costume party and I was a spinnaker sail on an America's Cup sailing vessel.

    The "BBQ" was a buffet. Lots of variety, but mostly non-primal dishes. My victory is that I didn't even look at the pasta (my former nemesis) and just ate the chicken breast and salad (lots of it). No dessert either. Same soiree last year, I ate enough to fuel me for a whole week.

    Stay Strong - Spark ON
    2531 days ago
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