What's Your Most Recent NSV
I can tie my shoes without having to move my belly and boobs to just the right position to reach them. A couple pairs of jeans that I've got, that were wearable, but tight, are now comfortably snug.24
I've wanted to kayak for so long, but was terrified I wouldn't fit into one. My husband got me a gift certificate for a kayak lesson for two in December, and we just used it. After 80+ pounds down I had no trouble at all fitting into that thing and also had the stamina to paddle for three hours. As it turns out, I'm not sure I'm in love with kayaking but it was a life experience I'd always wanted to have and it's now been checked off the bucket list.44
We could have each fit the whole portion into our calorie goals, but it was more than we wanted. So we split one!
@__TMac__ - Congrats on splitting those nachos! Portions in restaurants are pretty crazy, aren't they? We go to an ale house place once in awhile and always split the meal. I love fried shrimp, but their serving has nearly 50 fried shrimp (I seriously counted them) and a whole plate full of fries. It's enough for - what? - four people? Insane.10
Mine is... I went to give mother in law her Mother’s Day gifts as hubby away, haven’t seen her and my sister in law for a few weeks and they both couldn’t believe how much weight I had lost! It’s only 7lbs and I have 1st 10lbs left to go but I felt great!16
I was inspired by @Madwife2009 to drop the excuses and get out to ride.
I ride a trike, and I'm a bit more on the utilitarian side most of the time, but hey, it's biking (triking in my case), and I got out there. 28 degrees Fahrenheit (think that's -2 C or so), overcast, and WINDY. Gusts were around 25 MPH. I need better protective gear if I'm going to make any sort of habit of doing this. Add to that the snow/ice chunks, rock/brick hazards, sand/gravel, overreaching trees/bushes, horrid sidewalks, streets that weren't much better... Wow, I can't wait to visit a city with a good bike trail! And, truthfully, I can't wait for SPRING!
Got to the two different grocery stores I shop at and back home though, so that's 4.65 miles on the books, as well as the first ride of 2018!
1) Had to make a HUGE adjustment to my helmet strap. I could fit my hand in under my chin, vertically! I think I may be due a helmet a size smaller by the end of this journey! (A bit more than 60% of the way there.)
2) It was WAY easier to zip around, and had a bit of fun doing drift adjustments on the trike. I would have been terrified of attempting this where I was at the beginning of this journey!
3) I'll have to buy a new ...erm... seat cover? Not sure what it's called. The seat is an open frame with (what was) taut mesh fabric, and the love I gave it at my heavier weights has stretched the mesh far too much. My (now skinnier) behind sinks down and hits the frame!23
I had to get some new swim trunks as I only have the pair I wore before I started my journey. My wife told me to try Old Navy. I laughed to myself because the last time I was in there getting close for the kids I remember thinking that I would never be able to shop here myself. Found a pair of trunks size that fit size 34 (started out at a 46). Saw some shirts that I liked and came to the full realization that I can shop for all clothes there if I wanted. I had a little bit of an emotional rush!38
Just bought my second one-piece swimsuit ever. In the past 15 years I've only purchased 1 one-piece swimsuit. I have such horribly experiences with one-piece swimsuits since I'm pear shaped (bottom heavy). It's hard to find a good fit for my bottom and top. Every time I tried a one-piece swimsuit I had to go up to a size 12-14 (XL) to get something that fits comfortably on my bottom but then it was huge on my bust area. So I always avoid them. Well this weekend I bought my first medium size, one-piece swimsuit from Old Navy and it fits!!!! I was jumping around like a kid in a candy store. No uncomfortable tight fiting in the bottom. The top of the swimsuit is a little big but still looks really good. I'm looking forward to wearing it this summer!25
Deadlift 312lb 10x
After 8 previous sets, building up to it...20
clicketykeys wrote: »Goal that I wrote in my "Just-For-Today" thread post was to run 15 minutes on the treadmill at 5.5 m/h. DID NOT WANT TO GO at all. I warmed up at 3.5 m/h for 4 minutes and told myself I could count it against the 15 if needed. Got to 7 minutes and was like "I... don't feel any more tired than I did 3 minutes go. Weird."
Ended up stopping when the timer got to 30 minutes because I've got a Zumba class tomorrow morning and want to be able to do at least some of it!
So that was Friday. Back on the treadmill today, with no Zumba tomorrow, I did my first 5k. Clocked in at just under 35 min. Not bad for just getting to one mile less than a month ago!29
Went to a mate's barn dancing party at the weekend....
NSV 1 - i have cowboy outfit that comprised of a Medium shirt, 34" jeans and new boots - looked pretty swanky if I do say so myself!
NSV 2 - all of my mates' family commented, saying I looked good and asking where I had gone hehe felt nice
NSV 3 - mate said I was 'well skinny now' - am not, but can see I am sooooo much thinner, brain progress!
NSV 4 - I danced pretty much every dance and only had sore feet at the end of the night, so after 4 hours of walking round, dancing round etc
NSV 5 - I really enjoyed the dances - normally I hate dancing, but getting told the moves etc really helps
NSV 6 - mate loved her bday present - it is the first crafty thing I have done in a while and am really proud of it! Nerftastic
This doesn't sound like an NSV but it is to me in not getting downhearted. It was my birthday on Friday and I tried on a dress that I've not been able to wear for months. It was snug, I could have worn it but decided it just showed how much further I have to go rather than how far I have come (14lb since January) In the end wore something more flattering, was comfortable all evening and allowing for a little birthday excess at the weekend, am back on it now. Looking forward to wearing that dress soon though!31
I had a party on Saturday which included pizza and way too much vodka, but I was back on track the very next day and best of all the pizza didn't send me into a junk food spiral!24
I really slacked off last year and managed to gain about 15 lbs. I've finally gotten back on track and today I was able to wear one of my favorite skirts that was way too tight a few months ago!14
Friend just turned up at my business with McDonalds for her lunch and a chat while I worked. I didn’t stab her.
Does that count? I also didn’t want the McDonalds either!33
Not sure how many would see this as a NSV but when I've been hit by the "ugh I have so much more to lose!!" feeling, I've been able to think about how much better I feel already and how amazing I'll feel when I keep going instead of getting discouraged. I have a lot of weight left to lose and have been here in the past but have ended up giving up. The ability to not get discouraged at this point is a huge step in the right direction for me so I'm celebrating it!23
I keep my weight loss efforts to myself. Today, A FRIEND OF MINE NOTICED I LOST WEIGHT18
I managed to perform 10 proper pull ups, 10 proper dips and 38 beep test pushups on my last fitness test17
thegeans Posts: 42 MemberToday my doctor complimented me on my weight loss and told me I'm doing a great job. I was feeling down about being up .2 oz since the weekend, but she hasn't seen me in a year so reminded me that there's a bigger picture here!21
clicketykeys wrote: »
So that was Friday. Back on the treadmill today, with no Zumba tomorrow, I did my first 5k. Clocked in at just under 35 min. Not bad for just getting to one mile less than a month ago!
Great time on your 5k! Congratulations! I have my first one in 3 weeks. I have not run since my military days 30+ years ago. I was cheering when I ran 5 minutes a couple of months ago.
Increased my numbers on the Insanity Fit test. I'm getting stronger.13
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