What's Your Most Recent NSV
Despite what the scale says, I feel lighter. It's easier to move. And, I can tell where my backside ends and my thighs begin!18
This morning I realized that I am consistent enough about weighing every day (and now my spouse is too) that I noticed my two younger cats taking turns standing on the scale, imitating me. LOL.33
rhododendron33 wrote: »I've logged my meals for a whole 33 days now! It feels like it's just flown by. I'm not doing perfectly, I still eat over my calorie guidelines often but I've maintained a deficit most of those days and I'm so proud of myself for being honest with my logging. I'm managing my mealtimes well, and only keeping healthier foods in the house so when I do binge, it's not quite the calorie bomb that it used to be. It's not perfect, but I'm still losing weight and developing the skills I need to be really successful in this!
May your second month be even better than the first!
The neat thing that you recognized is that even if you eat over your goal but still in deficit, you will continue to lose. You just will slow the rate. As you get closer to your goal, that deficit should get smaller anyway. The great thing is that you've made a commitment to be consistent with logging even if it's over your goal. Your body knows what you eat; might as well make sure your brain knows too.
Stick to it!
MJWALLY1206 wrote: »Just logged in for 100 days. Down almost 40lbs. Hard to believe, but I don't really feel or see the change. I've still got a long way to go to get where I want to be, just gotta keep logging and plugging away at it.
Very common for us not to see the slow changes.
Did you also make an body measurements aside from weight? If not, you can at least do that now. Things like thigh, waist, chest, neck, bicep, hip/butt. Decide if you want to do any of those measurements flexed; do it the same way each time. Or do both. Keep track. Don't do it too often; it changes very slowly. But this will help prove that you ARE changing even if your brain doesn't see it in the mirror.7
The calf-high boots that I bought last winter, that did not fit over my calves, that I stubbornly hung onto and said I would donate if they did not fit by September 1st...fit. Easily.
Your post made me think of some lovely boots I have in my closet. I was only able to wear them once (with compression socks after having the boots stretched) and they were so uncomfortably tight that I didn't try again. Today I pulled them out and slipped them right on. There was so much room I could probably wear them with heavy jeans no problem! I am ready for fall (whenever it makes it's way to northern CA)!21
Well, I had a semi-frustrating NSV today I went clothes shopping because I'm leaving for vacation on Friday and I was trying to wait as long as possible to get my body wherever it will be before vacation. Found out I'm TWO dress sizes down on tops and 1.5 down in pants I tried on one size down and they were HUGE! I couldn't believe how big they were. I went two sizes down and, on some jeans, I couldn't even button. But, I did find a pair of "skinny" jeans that were two sizes down, buttoned up and looked pretty good! They're a little tight, but mostly comfortable and damn, they looked good! When I put the pants I was wearing back on, I saw just how ginormous they were (and unflattering). I'm stoked And So ready for vacation!27
For once I can look in the mirror and notice changes, not just what the mirror reflects. How I view myself as a person has changed. How I treat myself has changed. I can say no to food that I don't want. I'm not the same girl who would step on the scale and let it determine what I ate. I'm not the same woman who would use food as comfort. My whole mindset has changed as a person toward myself as well as others.25
Sand_TIger wrote: »This morning I realized that I am consistent enough about weighing every day (and now my spouse is too) that I noticed my two younger cats taking turns standing on the scale, imitating me. LOL.
You win the internet for today.11
I’ve not had access to a scale for almost 4 weeks as I’ve been on vacation. I’ve still logged everything, eaten within my TDEE and most days eaten at a deficit, I’ve been very active (walking, cycling, running, swimming), drunk very little alcohol - basically had the complete opposite of my previous vacations 😂. My clothes are looser and I feel really positive. I will be weighing myself on Friday and although I have some trepidation about it (what if it’s gone up?), I’m really focusing on the many NSVs I’ve had over the past few weeks and seeing the scale reading as just data to work with.25
MrsDogLady wrote: »The bathing suit I started using this Spring/Summer is TOO BIG! Woo Hoo!
Just bagged out about 6 swim suits that were too big to take to the Goodwill. Sizes 26, 24, 22. Boy what a feeling!17
Today, I am depressed. But I am here. And I will keep going. That is my victory. I will still care for myself.39
lottiecatte wrote: »Like a lot of people here I haven't had many opportunities to see if my weight loss will be noticed by people who don't see me often, due to the pandemic. Today I went to see some family members for the first time in 18 months, I wasn't expecting anyone to comment on my weight loss but my cousin answered the door and yelled 'you skinny b*tch! you've lost so much weight!'. I'm 185lbs so far from being skinny but considering I hadn't told her or anyone else outside my close family that I#m trying to lose weight it was nice!
That's one of my fantasy dreams to have someone call me a "skinny b*tch" (haha). Congratulations on your weight loss. It is a journey that is well worth the effort.5
I wore high heels today for the first time in years. I had stopped wearing them because they hurt my feet, but today I walked easily and felt fine. All that time I thought I was just getting older. Nope, just overweight and inactive. Feels so good to look down and see non-frumpy shoes on slim feet!!15
Oooh, I have another one...
Last year when I turned 50, the world was too locked down to have much of a celebration, so this year I ended up with four days of birthday meals in restaurants. I only joined MFP in February, so this is the first special event time I've had to navigate. My NSV is that I was able to make good choices for food and workouts to keep on track even with a few curveballs thrown into my schedule. It was SO great to be able to log meals ahead of time and see exactly what I needed to do to stay on track. AND to know mathematically that the slight scale bump this morning is just water/salt because I did NOT eat enough to actually gain the extra weight.
I feel so free from all the confused head games I used to play. Now it's all just math and deciding what's worth the calories to me and what isn't. So, after finishing up my last birthday meal today, I'm feeling more confident than ever that I will be able to keep this weight OFF and NOT have to keep losing the same thirty pounds over and over again like I have in the past. Being able to eat anything I want and see the numbers is a game changer. Can't wait to see what the next year holds!20
I bought a really short pair of yoga leggings with matching crop top to use for a swimsuit, because I don’t like to expose bathing suit level amounts of skin. But haven’t been to the pool at all this year.
I figured I needed to get some use out of them so wore them to a mat class this evening.
When I walked in, conversation stopped. I was super embarrassed. Too much? Mutton dressed as lamb?
Three people at once said, “Wow! You’ve got great legs!”
I felt like a million bucks.
I suddenly have loose skin on my thighs. I stick my legs in the air to do yoga and it all slides down and puddles at my hips. When I noticed I just lay there and moved my leg to watch it. This is a new thing my body is doing.
I had to skip breakfast this morning for fasting bloodwork, and it used to be that would be a reason to have a mammoth brunch. This time I put three crackers and a cheese stick and a box of raisins in a bag and left them in the car, and when I got done with the labs, I sat in the car and ate them before driving home. And that was just fine. It kept me together till lunch. (I didn't manage to duck the no-breakfast migraine, but you can't win them all.)21
A year ago, I was wearing size 18 jeans. This morning, I put on (and fit into!) size 10 jeans. 💚40
As of 3 days ago I can climb the stairs alternating steps. I haven't been able to do that since before 10/15 due to a leg fracture. I'm sure 55 lbs of weight loss is why I can now!24
I found out yesterday evening that maintenance was coming to my apartment which is a MESS, thanks to school starting again. So, this morning, I woke up and started cleaning. I folded four loads of laundry, did dishes, wiped counters, swept, vacuumed...the whole bit took about an hour. Then I took my dogs for a long walk so they would be nice and calm. When I came back home, I did a short yoga routine and started logging my food for the day.
The victory part of it is that I did it without thinking, just as something I do. Thirty pounds ago, I would have been sweaty and exhausted, or my back would have hurt, or I would have put it off. So, it's kind of amazing to think that this is what I'm capable of now!32
I actually ran the same speed as my iFit trainer!21
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