What's Your Most Recent NSV
I don’t take up as much space In the bath now15
LunaTheFatCat wrote: »My boss (the managing director) just now: "ehm, I hope this is not inappropriate but did you lose weight, you look fantastic".
Yay, thank you for noticing!!
And today one of the Directors said the same. Twice in one week, it's a good week....20
So yesterday I made my birthday cake. Well, cakes. I'll celebrate a bit at lunch today with my partners, so I wanted a little cake then, and I wanted some cake to take to my mother's house tomorrow, when my sons will be off work and we can all have lunch together.
So instead of making a 9 x 13 which would make far more cake than I want in the house, I wound up taking a small 4 x 6 baking dish and a square 8 inch baking dish, and putting the batter in those and tossing what didn't fit. That made me a small three-person cake for here, and the square cake should handle five pieces and I'll leave the rest there for my boys. I really didn't want cupcakes sitting in my freezer. They would have sung to me, and I try to keep food that sings out of the house. This way by Monday there will be no birthday cake sitting around, and I'll have had a piece on my birthday and a piece the day after, and then it will be gone.
I also iced the cake (I love that they make sugar-free icing!) and when I was done I had about a third of a cup of icing left. And I pointed out to myself that saving it was silly. What was I going to do with it? I can't eat fruit so dipping apple slices into it was out, and I can't eat graham crackers dipped in frosting without having the fructose intolerance hammer me. No one else in the household needs it. And if I do get someone asking me to make the cake again, I'll go to the store and get a fresh can of frosting. So I just tossed it.
Before this I would have made both the 9 x 13 and the cupcakes and felt tremendously guilty and like a failure every time I found myself nuking a cupcake at midnight, and would have had a headache and felt stupid for eating the leftover icing with a spoon. There would have been stale cake sitting around singing to me which I would have eaten even if it was stale, and felt stupid doing it.
Now I feel like I can make choices and enjoy things (like birthday cake)! in a sensible manner. I'm happy with this.31
I cleaned out my wardrobe yesterday, and pulled out a pair of jeans that were too small. I tried them on and they fit perfectly. 🥳18
My A1c was 5.2 and my HDL was up to 50 from 40.17
I had the energy to outplay a four-year-old
I was babysitting, and was a bit worried that I would not have the time for my regular walk. But we ended up hanging out outside for several hours, climbing snow piles as the floor was lava. Even if I didn´t end up with that many steps, it still felt like a great work out. Can´t even remember the last time I have climbed on a snow pile. We stayed out so long that it was he who said he wanted to go inside, usually it would be me who would get tired and decide that now we have to go. Ofcourse he recharged his energy to full with a small snack, where as I was knackered the rest of the day, but still...26
I forgot to eat lunch! I have never in my life forgotten to eat a meal. I'm highly surprised.19
I had my annual doctor appointment last week and my doctor said my labs were "beautiful". She said ALL of them were great and there was nothing to talk about there.34
I've tracked my food using MFP and my calories burned using FitBit for 30 days now!! I'm so proud of myself!29
bobsburgersfan wrote: »I had my annual doctor appointment last week and my doctor said my labs were "beautiful". She said ALL of them were great and there was nothing to talk about there.
that is AWESOME!!3
Boots! I retired these kick-*kitten* boots over a year ago as they wouldn’t zip up. Now they’re baaaaaaack 🥰
I realised today that I can see the “ripples” from the top part of my rib cage being visible on my chest. Especially if I move my arms up and down but also just in general if wearing a low cut top. I13
My news ⏬
Your BMI Score is:
18.5 – 24.9:
If you fall between this range, you’re at the ideal weight for your height.
My Resting Heart Rate over the past 6 months! From 83 bpm to 54 bpm!38
I realized this morning that I tied my shoes without having to hold my breath, suck in my gut, and heart rate going to 200 bpm.28
SiltyPigeon wrote: »My Resting Heart Rate over the past 6 months! From 83 bpm to 54 bpm!
That sure is a great improvement!
I realized today that I've spend less than $250 on food this month, which is a huge improvement from prior months. It's amazing how quickly my food bill drops when I cut out fast food/delivery! I don't expect to have to buy much more (if anything) this month, so I'm quite pleased that I've come in below budget for the month on food (the first time this has happened ALL YEAR).23
NSVs this week:
1. Found another pair of jeans in my closet that now fit!!!
2. Tried to put my cell phone in my back pocket of my jeans and had to "lift the tail" of the shirt ... the shirt use to sit on the shelf back there but now drapes over my rear!
3. I have to check all 4 pockets to find my cell phone because it can slip into both the back and front pockets. LOL
4. My rain jacket closes and fits over my hips keeping me drier in the rain.
It is the little things that make me smile these days and remind me that I'm making progress.20
Today it was getting up at 6:15am to hit the pool for the first time in a month. Our covid restrictions have been eased up again. Basically the gyms and pools are open again at reduced numbers. And even though I am totally not a morning person, I did it anyway because the idea of getting in that pool was way too important to me.16
Christmas Eve and pants still fit. Definite NSV with my devil may care attitude toward eating all the things lately.
But real NSV is rode my bike to drop off Christmas goodies to a friend and pick up gifts at a bookstore across town—20 miles round trip. Would not have thought that possible or even considered riding that car last Christmas.20
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