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To Date Your Biggest Non-Scale Victory

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  • Get_Back_To_Feeling_GoodGet_Back_To_Feeling_Good Member Posts: 427 Member Member Posts: 427 Member
    My biggest NSV to date is building the habit of tracking my daily nutrition and exercise here in MFP. I feel as though I’ve shifted out of the short term mindset of dieting to a lifelong approach to eating right and exercising regularly. It’s interesting that, for me, the ‘biggest’ NSV is actually a more subtle and gradual habit building. I haven’t changed as much physically as others have posted on this thread; but, I moved from an overweight BMI to the ‘normal’ range (i.e., 168 to 135). So, while it may not be as powerful an impact or result from a MFP overall perspective, it’s made a huge difference in terms of my personal well-being and ability to maintain a lifetime of health.

    I think that is a great way to look at it!
  • Get_Back_To_Feeling_GoodGet_Back_To_Feeling_Good Member Posts: 427 Member Member Posts: 427 Member
    I'm 49, and currently I wear a smaller band on my bra than I did when I was 16 and am now wearing the same size clothing I was in high school. 55 pound loss and I'm not done yet, I've got about 70 more pounds to go.

    Great job way to go!
  • Beverly2HansenBeverly2Hansen Member Posts: 308 Member Member Posts: 308 Member
    My biggest NSV to date is building the habit of tracking my daily nutrition and exercise here in MFP. I feel as though I’ve shifted out of the short term mindset of dieting to a lifelong approach to eating right and exercising regularly. It’s interesting that, for me, the ‘biggest’ NSV is actually a more subtle and gradual habit building. I haven’t changed as much physically as others have posted on this thread; but, I moved from an overweight BMI to the ‘normal’ range (i.e., 168 to 135). So, while it may not be as powerful an impact or result from a MFP overall perspective, it’s made a huge difference in terms of my personal well-being and ability to maintain a lifetime of health.

    I Also just noticed going from 161.0lbs to 147.8 put me in a healthy BMI and I felt 2 things: 1. Mad that I had been above a healthy BMI & 2. Relieved I was fully in a healthy range for BMI not just barley within healthy. I'm 13lbs down 2 months and didn't think to check BMI originally.
  • Get_Back_To_Feeling_GoodGet_Back_To_Feeling_Good Member Posts: 427 Member Member Posts: 427 Member
    Down from size 24/26 to 6/8!

    wow!!
  • Get_Back_To_Feeling_GoodGet_Back_To_Feeling_Good Member Posts: 427 Member Member Posts: 427 Member
    susanlee53 wrote: »
    I bought some size 14 slacks yesterday. Last time I wore 14s was 1977. May goal was to shop for clothing with joy, almost there. Still in a ? zone, but definitely NOT negative.

    Great job I want out of the XXXL shirts cant wait but have to stick to this and remember not to eat just to eat!!!!
  • amusedmonkeyamusedmonkey Member Posts: 10,208 Member Member Posts: 10,208 Member
    For sure that would be my blood sugar, which was the reason I started losing weight in the first place. I went from borderline diabetic (officially diabetic by some measures) to middle of normal.

    Congratulations on your achievement, that's no small feat!
  • xenaforeverxenaforever Member, Premium Posts: 35 Member Member, Premium Posts: 35 Member
    Gyms finally re-opened again today here and I was excited to book a 4pm time. Nice to be back. My non-scale victory was that I stuck to a consistant home workout program the last 2 months and had the energy to keep up wth my old gym routines:)
  • xenaforeverxenaforever Member, Premium Posts: 35 Member Member, Premium Posts: 35 Member
    my victory today is waking with my 1st alarm (extremely rare for me!) and heading straight to the gym instead of covering my head and going back to sleep.
  • mitch239mitch239 Member Posts: 61 Member Member Posts: 61 Member
    One of the biggest to date is having to add an extra hole to and then subsequently buying a new belt.
  • Get_Back_To_Feeling_GoodGet_Back_To_Feeling_Good Member Posts: 427 Member Member Posts: 427 Member
    mitch239 wrote: »
    One of the biggest to date is having to add an extra hole to and then subsequently buying a new belt.

    To funny was just thinking about going and getting a new belt for the same reason!!!!! :D
  • xenaforeverxenaforever Member, Premium Posts: 35 Member Member, Premium Posts: 35 Member
    Was guilt tripped into going to the gym this morning when I was grumpy and in a self loathing mood. But when I got there I made the choice to work hard until I felt proud of myself instead of doing a low effort waste time workout. Felt much better during and after. omg was immensely hard to get going when I normally would have quit. So proud of my choice.
  • Anthem76Anthem76 Member Posts: 77 Member Member Posts: 77 Member
    I went on a week-long camping trip and forgot to bring both my food scale and body scale. I normally gain weight on vacation and have often dropped-out upon returning. This time I came back a little over two pounds lighter and am back to logging. I credit my success with daily hiking, evening walks around the campground, abstaining from alcohol, IF, moderated portion sizes, and allowing some treats, including a delicious mushroom/cheese omelet and home fries at a diner one morning. It feels good knowing that I can still be successful away from home and without my usual tools.
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