What's Your Most Recent NSV
Resting heart rate of 49 and now in a slim shirt size.23
raytherebel Posts: 2 Memberlooking back, ive had a lot of non scale victories lately:D!! yesterday i decided not to binge on sugar (there was a bunch of cookies) at night and i just went to bed instead, which is a huge step for me because sugar always calls my name late at night but i resisted!! also, i have been feeling like my skin is less tight, or something? i just can feel the slight difference! and my stomach doesn't hurt as much as it used to !!! so overall im pretty happy currently, just because of all that:)27
Just went into the gym here at work and did a dumbbell bench. It's been over a year since I've done any actual lifting. I did two 40 pound DBs for two reps 12 each and a set of 50 for ten reps. Felt really good and I felt as if I could have easily done more reps and more weight. But taking baby steps so I don't get hurt.18
Scale and non-scale victories.
Scale: Hit 195 on the scale today, down from 221 in April of this year, and 244 when I started 7 years ago (slow process interrupted my two hip replacements, a shoulder replacement, and three cervical disc replacements).
Non-scale: Ordered three new (to me) pairs of 33" waist pants today because none of my older 36" pants fit me anymore.18
My nsv has to do with body image. I have lost a significant amount of weight over the past year but could never see it. If you asked me to point to someone that was the same size as me, I could not do it.
Today was at my transplant hospital where there is a hallway lined with mirrors. Could actually see myself relative to other people. This is only the second time that I could see a difference. My brain hasn’t quite processed the physical change yet. Self identity and body image are a work in process.
Read that you become who you think yourself to be. So positive, encouraging self talk is important.30
I found a belt that fits! My waist circumference has been 28 inches for a while, since I finished my diet around 3 years ago. Small adult male belts, even those that brand themselves as 28 inches at the tightest, have all proved to be too loose. I found one marketed for teens which is small enough, and smart enough to wear with a suit.16
Clothes fitting looser17
I didn't want to get up early this morning and decided I would go back to sleep and just do my walk at lunchtime. I rolled back over but couldn't go back to sleep. I got up and went for my walk anyway even though I got a late start. It was a little shorter than usual (although I work from home I have a start time) and a little slower pace due to new shoes throwing me off my pace a bit. The shoes are comfortable but seem stiff compared to my old broken in shoes. I will probably take a shorter walk at lunch also. I never would have done any of this a few weeks ago.19
I decided to record my measurements after 59 dedicated days. I've lost a few pounds but I felt like the scale should have moved more so I pulled out the measuring tape. To my surprise... 2 inches off my waist and hips showed me where my hard work has paid off!!! So excited to see that kind of progress!24
I went back and logged my meal/snack from last evening when I got up this morning. Doesn't seem like a lot, but usually I just skip it and ignore the fact that I had a rough night... Trying to change that habit.23
Puppy got spayed yesterday. I live on the fourth floor of a building with no elevator. Vet told me puppy was NOT to walk up the stairs by herself. Carried 18 pounds of furry deadweight up three flights of stairs and wasn't even winded. Furthermore, I had to carry her in a fashion that put more strain on my arms so it wouldn't put strain on her stitches.28
My new boot-cut jeans fit, a bit loose. I don’t want them loose, but it’s better than the muffin top I won during the pandemic!🙌🏽😆🧁19
Today as I was looking for a parking place at the grocery store, I had to park a bit further out than my usual distance. As I was leaving the store I realized, I don't mind parking further out now!15
I made rocky road today! And didn’t help myself to any lollies during the cutting up stage like I once would have. I am getting much better at this being disciplined with my “kryptonite foods”. My plan is to have one piece on the days where my calories allow for it as my after dinner sweet.12
I’ve felt disappointed with myself because I haven’t been tracking everything everyday. It’s easy for me to go into black and white thinking and decide to just quit if I’m not perfect.
My NSV is that I reminded myself that the important thing is to keep going. That what you do most of the time will pay off.
If there’s no one else around to give you a pep talk, you give yourself a pep talk.18
My clothing is getting way too big and I am fitting in clothing that I havent been able to fit for YEARS! I went from an XXL in yoga pants (busting out of them) to an XL and they are a perfect fit (for now!). It's kinda cool having an old/new wardobe. I cannot wait until I cannot fit anything I have here any longer and I need to go shopping. 😀14
Ahhh!! I'm having the same "problem" right now. It's a nice problem to have. Way to go!!8
My boyfriend says I've stopped snoring, hahahaha. Sheesh. I'll take it.22
My student loans are finally forgiven! Now THAT is some SERIOUS weight loss!29
Went on a girls weekend away last weekend. The hotel had a pool and hot tub, and I forgot my bathing suit. Stopped at a Goodwill shop to find one, and the only one close to my size was 3 sizes smaller than the one I have at home. After tucking in all the extra tummy skin (one of those "sucks you in all over" type of suits) it not only fit, but looked pretty good. And it was only $5!! All my girlfriends complimented me on looking so good! 80# down makes a big difference. :)27
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