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Pandora123a
09-19-2008, 07:35 AM
So this morning I dropped the conditioner tube next to the toilet...which is wedged in next to the vanity. I looked sadly at it, thinking I would leave it for DH to pick up, trading the (legitimate) complaints about my not getting it for the pain in my knees, difficulty getting up and down, and possibility of breaking the toilet as I balanced myself on it while I attempted to reach this.

Then I remembered...I can bend, I don't hurt! I am much more mobile!

I leaned in, picked up the tube. My knees didn't hurt...I could reach in and balance without having to lean on anything.

Have you ever forgotten that you can do things now that you couldn't?


Lovely
09-19-2008, 07:46 AM
Sometimes I look at a flight of stairs and think about how completely out of breath I will be if I take them.
But, then I take them and think "Hey that wasn't so bad at all! I should remember this for next time."

Beverlyjoy
09-19-2008, 08:04 AM
Pandora...that's SO awesome!

Once in a while I forget that I can fit into any chair with arms now - that feels so good.


fiberlover
09-19-2008, 09:39 AM
I do it shopping sometimes. I still reach for XL shirts, even though I now wear a medium.

Schmoodle
09-19-2008, 10:21 AM
That's a fun NSV! It's these little things that really help you to see and appreciate the positive changes you've made.
I forget all the time. My poor brain is so confused, it doesn't know what body it's in. Especially shopping for clothing, I am totally overwhelmed. I used to head straight for Lane Bryant, knew exactly which size to grab, usually didn't even need to try it on, done. Now I head straight for LB, remember I can't shop there anymore, get very confused about where to go, what size to get, what will be flattering (flattering? What a concept - it used to only matter that it would fit!), have to try things on, etc. I am not a shopper so this is not fun. But I am not complaining! I will adjust eventually and I am very happy once I do find something I like.

yoyonomoreinvegas
09-19-2008, 10:29 AM
Fantastic NSV Pandora! Ain't it grand?

A little less often now but yeah, I still have moments. Usually during some everyday chore, like rinsing the dishes, I'll catch myself starting to lean against the sink before I realize I don't need to because I'm not pooped after bending to put two plates in the dishwasher.

Trazey34
09-19-2008, 10:38 AM
awesome!

I sometimes forget the other way - food related!

I drive home each night by my OLD favourite bakery -- last night I thought "hey I should stop and get a lemon merangue pie and some brownie" and actually changed lanes to turn in there!!

THEN i remembered "DUH you don't eat that crap anymore FOOL" and off I went in the other direction... apparently without signalling if the HONKS were anything to go by ;)

Here we go again
09-19-2008, 10:43 AM
I no longer get nervous about flying and having someone sit in the middle seat next to me. Before it would be so uncomfortable to have someone there. Now, I'm not spilling over onto the other seat. :)

CherryAutumn
09-19-2008, 11:16 AM
It is so great to read these posts. It is very encouraging to someone who can't seem to get started in the right direction.

Star2Be
09-19-2008, 12:15 PM
I no longer get nervous about flying and having someone sit in the middle seat next to me. Before it would be so uncomfortable to have someone there. Now, I'm not spilling over onto the other seat. :)
I was so pleased when I flew to Orlando a few weeks ago and I was the one in the middle seat and didn't feel like my fat was too badly in the way. In such close quarters it was hard not to bump into each other a little bit, but in the past I'm sure I would have felt 100x more uncomfortable. That was pretty cool! :D

JulieJ08
09-19-2008, 12:19 PM
So this morning I dropped the conditioner tube next to the toilet...which is wedged in next to the vanity. I looked sadly at it, thinking I would leave it for DH to pick up, trading the (legitimate) complaints about my not getting it for the pain in my knees, difficulty getting up and down, and possibility of breaking the toilet as I balanced myself on it while I attempted to reach this.

Then I remembered...I can bend, I don't hurt! I am much more mobile!

I leaned in, picked up the tube. My knees didn't hurt...I could reach in and balance without having to lean on anything.

Oh, I LOVE that NSV!

junebug41
09-19-2008, 01:17 PM
WTG Pandora! :carrot:

I still find myself walking that my thighs won't rub together which isn't necessary. I also still "squeeze" by things, which my husband has said looks quite funny to see me squeeze by him when I have a few feet of space. He thinks I'm tyring to sneak a cuddle ;)

Lori Bell
09-21-2008, 08:36 PM
Booths. I could not fit in most regular booths at restaurants. I always requested a table. We went into Subway Friday evening and I was mortified to see that all of the tables were taken. I was near panic as we were ordering our sandwiches. I was praying someone would get up and leave. I saw an empty chair and decided I could "borrow" it from the table and sit at the end of the booth. Okay, cool I had a plan. We all go to sit down and I notice the chair has been taken. I don't know what else to do so I decide to try and squeeze in. It was like OMG, I fit. WITH ROOM TO SPARE. Nothing from by body was touching the table and there was lots of extra space. I was thrilled to say the least.

Smiling_Sara
09-21-2008, 10:43 PM
I was at a party last night where my cousins daughter wanted me to chase her, I was thinking oh man, this is not gonna be easy, but I had much more stamina then the last time I chased her around.

Ookpik
09-21-2008, 11:54 PM
I used to be unable to tie my shoes by bending down before I lost weight. If I had to tie my shoe, I would have to find a step or some other surface to lift my foot onto before I could tie -- and it was hard sometimes even to lift my foot that high. If there was no place to do that, I went around with an untied shoelace...my feet couldn't come together close enough to step on the lace, so I never tripped. Now, if I need to tie my shoe, I sometimes automatically look for a step or something to lift my foot onto, but then think, "just bend over, you can now". Sometimes the brain takes a while to catch up with the body.

Star2Be
09-22-2008, 10:49 AM
Wow, these are awesome NSVs, everyone! It's so cool to notice the little things that change when you've lost a little weight. :D

Faerie's post reminded me of another thing that I still do. After I've done something slightly physical, like walking up stairs, or if I have to run a little to catch up with someone, etc--I always stop for a bit to "catch my breath," before realizing that I'm not short of breath and my heart isn't pounding. That's been routine for SO long (my whole life?!) that it's weird to think that I can just keep going like a normal person... It makes me feel like I've cheated nature, like Hmm, I guess *this time* I just happen to be ok, but I never think it will happen again next time. Lol. :rolleyes:

JulieJ08
09-22-2008, 01:58 PM
I've mostly been feeling pretty good about how I look lately, but I'm always thinking, it's just because of the contrast to where I was before. After all, I'm still a size 14. But duh ... I'm really more of a 12 now (just barely!). I think it's because I was a 14 longer than any other size (I hung out there a long time on the way up before I went up to 16 and 18)

Hopefully, by the time 12 becomes my first thought, I'll be in a 10 :D. Now THAT feels strange to say :dizzy: I've been there and lower before, but it's been a long time since then.

NOTE - wow, I soon as I hit send, I realized I was saying I *was* a 10, or I *am* a 12. But *I* am not. I just *wear* those sizes. They aren't who I am. Not even close. :)

knitsforfive
09-22-2008, 09:26 PM
This is such a cool thread!

Last week, my very uncomfortably pregnant friend and I took our kids to the zoo and we got my friend a wheelchair. I was getting nervous while requesting the wheelchair, thinking, "How am I ever going to push her all over the zoo in a wheelchair." Then, I remembered that I COULD! Not only did I push HER, but I pushed the two four-year-olds on her lap as well!

ChocLabLover
09-23-2008, 08:55 AM
Great thread. Two things I have noticed.

1) Crossing my legs. Such a simple thing, but before my legs would not cross properly (the crossed leg would jut out, so to speak) or it would be uncomfortable.
2) Sitting in my car and tying my shoes with the door closed (stomach is not in the way anymore).

Star2Be
09-23-2008, 10:30 AM
^ OMG when I realized that I could kinda-sorta cross my legs, that was such a huge moment for me! Lol. I always hated that my legs were too fat to cross. Now I can cross them most times, but it kinda depends on the height of the chair, heh. I'm waiting for the weight at which I'll be able to cross them (properly, like you said) ANY time, or even... Under a table! :D

Krista
09-23-2008, 11:05 AM
You guys are GREAT!!! Thanks for my morning motivation.

carinna
09-23-2008, 11:19 AM
What a wonderful story! :D

JulieJ08
09-23-2008, 12:38 PM
cross them most times, but it kinda depends on the height of the chair, heh. I'm waiting for the weight at which I'll be able to cross them (properly, like you said) ANY time, or even... Under a table! :D

I was happy when I could sit cross-legged in a chair, with my knees under the table. That was partly weight, and partly yoga. I was mainly going for it as a sign of progress in my yoga :).