South Beach Diet - NSV's What are yours?

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02-21-2008, 08:38 AM
So I had a couple of huge NSV's this week. One was I bought a new pair of jeans one size smaller last week. I went from an 18 to a 16. This new pair of jeans fit kinda tightly and a little uncomfortable but the other size fell off me. THe tight jeans now fit comfortably. So size 14 here I come!!!!!!!

My next one is we have a formal this weekend. I took out my dress I wore about 2 yrs ago and put it on and it was HUGE on me. About 2 sizes to big. I took it and had it altered and now it fits nice.

My last one is my hubby was kinda being ugly and saying that the neighbor isn't much to look at and I said but she is about the same size as me. He said maybe but your a lot prettier. This has nothing to do with losing weight but my hubby used to never say I look prettier or anything unless I asked. He is now telling me I look nice and all of that without me asking!!!

02-21-2008, 09:44 AM
I don't know what NSV means so I can't respond.

02-21-2008, 10:21 AM
NSV- non scale victory

Mine was that I put on a skirt today that I haven't been able to wear in about a year!!

02-21-2008, 10:27 AM
For today

I was on the treadmil at 5am this morning

02-21-2008, 11:53 AM
Ahhh, cool!

As soon as I try on an article of clothing that is now too loose, I immediately list if for sale on Ebay. Some auctions ended last night and I made $147 on 10 items. Oh, and someone FINALLY asked if I had lost some weight. Yay! I was wondering when people would notice.

02-21-2008, 12:35 PM
Only1 shouldn't that be considered 2 NSV's - 1 being the big clothes and 2 being the $$$ made from them

02-21-2008, 02:36 PM
Well, I guess you are right! woo-hooo!

02-21-2008, 04:45 PM
I've got another -

Went to the clubhouse on my lunch break and walked on the treadmil and my pants are so big in the waist til my pedometer had slid all the way around to almost my back - woo hoo for baggy pants

02-21-2008, 04:59 PM
I was leaving school today, walking in the rain under an umbrella. A friend of mine I've taught with for years was driving into the parking lot. She rolled down her window and said "I swear I thought you were one of the college students here to observe. You have lost soooo much weight. You look great".
I loved it. I was so jealous when she lost so much weight a couple of years ago.

02-21-2008, 05:07 PM
Cat thats one of those cloud 9 feelings - good for you!

02-21-2008, 05:17 PM
Wel I bought a size 20 pair of jeans( mind you I started at about a 26/28) They not only fit me comfortably I can slide them down without undoing them. In fact they're starting to slide around a bit. I need another pair cause I'm down to only one pair now that don't fall off me while walking around.

02-21-2008, 05:52 PM
Great Job everyone!!!!!


02-21-2008, 10:51 PM
NSV-I wore a pair of dress pants that I purchased a couple weeks before Christmas tonight and I had to be careful not to "pants" myself. I didn't realize they would be that loose!
NSV-I truly missed walking on the treadmill today. I did wear my pedometer at work for the first time today...what a fun new toy! It is good feedback.
NSV-I only ate salad at the dinner tonight, the only other choice was pasta and bread...I passed and ate leftovers when I got home.

It is so nice to celebrate and be positive.

02-22-2008, 05:02 PM
Yesterday at work a co-worker asked if I had lost more weight and I said no just Seem to be maintaining..she said it looks like you have especially your arms are getting smaller- guess using my weights is helping me tone up and maybe lose some fat if not weight

02-22-2008, 05:36 PM
Pearlrose--By volume-muscle weighs more than fat and takes up less space so it makes perfect sense. Congrats! Yipee for all the NSV!

02-22-2008, 06:48 PM
Muscle and fat weigh exactly the same. A pound of feathers weighs the same as a pound of steel. A pound is a pound. You're right, though, that muscle takes up less space.

My husband told me right before we left Korea that I have "runners' legs". I don't know what they are, but it was intended to be a compliment, I could tell.


02-23-2008, 02:10 PM
The BF and i went out to see a friend's band play last night, and many of our friends who we haven't seen since before the holidays came out too. I think about six people throughout the night made approving comments or complimented us. I don't blush easily, but i think my face was red for half the evening! but i really have a hard time gracefully accepting these sorts of compliments. i just find it so embarrassing! i know everyone meant well but it is still so awkward, because of course i reflect on what they must of thought of me before. it seems i've always been the 'heftiest' in our little group and obviously it's always bothered me. the BF told me to shut the heck up and just enjoy it. i had a glass of red wine (the first in 6 weeks) and then i did! how very refreshing!

congrats on all of your NSVs!

02-23-2008, 06:33 PM
I went shopping yesterday and fit in a size 8 pair of jeans. I thought something was wrong with the tag and so I tried on another size 8 in a different cut and style and it fit. Long story short I now wear a size 8. I couldn't believe it I remember when I was buying size 20 jeans and they were snug. I'm sitting here today in my new size 8 jeans and still can't believe I'm wearing a size 8 jeans.

02-25-2008, 06:40 PM
How about just feeling so positive about life in general?

I just feel healthier overall! I feel stronger and I tire less easy. I can push myself to do things even though I hurt my back recently and I was in pain but I didn't stay home---I still did what I planned on doing.

So far, all those nasty colds went around me this winter! Woo Hoo!

And, my B/P is a nice 106/68!! Woo Hoo!

And, I can have a crappy night's sleep and still have stamina to do what used to take me 10 hours of sleep to do.

Here's to eating healthy!! :carrot: :cb: :broc:

02-27-2008, 11:56 AM
I have an NSV -

Lastnight a friend of mine brought me a box of girl scout cookies (how sweet) and then my dh buys me a box while at the bowling alley (there my fav kind)

I have not opened them up - either box. One is in the freezer& the other is in hiding (out of sight out of mind)

I don't have the desire for them!