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NSV's (Non-Scale Victories), How I Love You So...

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

As I continue on my journey, I try to not become obsessed with the scale. I am sure a lot of people can relate to this. I have to remind myself that it is not all about what that darn scale says. I know I am losing inches because my clothes fit better and I feel smaller.
I have had some awesome NSV's in the last week that I have noticed.
When I first started going to the gym and was on the treadmill, with every arm swing back and forth, my hands would knock into the arm rails on each side. The left hand especially, so with each swing I would hear the "ting, ting, ting" of my wedding ring hitting the metal. When I was at the gym two days ago, I no longer heard that "ting." My midsection is shrinking, so I have more room at my sides. :)
I also noticed that when I am just walking normally, my arms no longer rub against my hips/waist. Normally they would touch with each arm swing, but now it's just air. :)
I can bend over frontwards easier and tying my shoes no longer gets me out of breath.
My husband said that my snoring has improved significantly. I have more energy and am sleeping better as well. My clothes are literally hanging on me and I will have to buy new clothes soon, and new bras (especially a new sports bra, as it is to loose).
These little changes get me so excited. They are reinforcement for me that all my hard work is paying off. They keep me going.
So remember, if that scale disappoints you, look at all the little NSV's that you have to be proud of! Here's to another day of finding the best me!
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    emoticon You are shrinking!!!! Great going!
    1970 days ago
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    emoticon Great Job!! Keep pushing forward!! Its important to celebrate all victories no matter how big or small they are.! You are doing it!!
    1971 days ago
    Yeah, I weigh in the morning after I pee and in my birthday suit. I do this every time I weigh. I forgot to this morning. Congrats on the size lost. That always makes me feel better than the scale going down and no size difference.
    Happy Dance time!!!!
    1971 days ago
    Keep up the great work!
    1971 days ago
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    Good going.. now when you do weigh please make a noise for the others.. Post how many pounds you have thrown out te window.. and you are correct.. I always say shoot the scale put it away and then weigh at lest once a month.. because it goes up and down and side to side if it could.. So to be true make sure it is in the morning after you pee and before you jump in the shower.. This is how I was told cause I would be in a pile and wondering what did I do wrong.. so I am telling you what someone had told me and it worked.. Keep up the good work and can't wait to see the new you.. In His Love and Grace Just Me Jane emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    1971 days ago
    Thank you so much! I will celebrate :)
    1971 days ago
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    Totally awesome victories! I hope you are celebrating your victories! They are all awesome things to celebrate! Good Job! I am proud of you!
    1971 days ago
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