South Beach Diet - NSV: October 17-23

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10-17-2011, 01:18 AM
Share your Non-Scale Victories here! Pants fit better? Go down a shirt size? Make it through a week without a cheat? Someone compliment you on looking so good?

Share your NSVs here!


10-18-2011, 07:05 AM
I have one!

Last night, Jazz managed to escape from the yard and took off through the neighbouring yards. Black dogs are really hard to see at 10 PM but I spotted him. I went through the rail fence without getting stuck and grabbed him. I would have been stuck out there in the dark 25 pounds ago!

10-18-2011, 07:39 AM
LOL! What a great NSV!!

10-18-2011, 11:21 AM
Great job Ruth!!! :)

While wedding shopping, I went down 1/2 sizes! I fit into an XL in Coldwater Creek! I haven't fit into "regular" sizes in years...

10-18-2011, 01:26 PM
2 weeks ago my sister bought me a pair of Riders slimming jeans. Well when I tried them on they fit horribly and gave me major muffin top.
Well guess what I'm wearing today!?! They look and feel great! I even think I could use a belt.
Whoo hoo!

10-18-2011, 03:08 PM
Today I tried on a dress in my usual size (a UK 16, which is an American 14, I think) and it was too big!!! I am soo excited because i've been struggling with my weight for the past year and this is the first time I've seen any actual changes! :D :D

10-18-2011, 03:16 PM
NSVs are great motivators! Love reading them!

I have lost 4" on P1 and accent belts (waist cinching type deal) are already loose on my usual holes. :) My second chin is also looking more like a .75 chin! LoL.

10-18-2011, 05:59 PM
I saw two people this weekend that I had not seen in several weeks. They both immediately commented on the change in my appearance. That's very exciting and rewarding. :woohoo: I think it's harder for people that see me everyday to recognize the changes.

10-18-2011, 11:21 PM
Great job ladies! Loving this thread!

10-18-2011, 11:29 PM
Mine feels kinda silly compared to the others...but I was showing what I call our agency's "yearbook" to someone and they commented on my picture on the front of the book. They told me that if I ever doubt the progress I've made (I've been down on myself for being plateaued lately) to look at that picture and see how far I've come.

This is from 2007.

10-19-2011, 05:04 AM
I saw two people this weekend that I had not seen in several weeks. They both immediately commented on the change in my appearance. That's very exciting and rewarding. :woohoo: I think it's harder for people that see me everyday to recognize the changes.

It can be a bit frustrating, can't it? When you're like 'why can't everyone around me see all the hard work paying off??' hehe Sometimes I wanna hibernate till I hit my goal just so people will be able to tell more!

You guys are all so motivating! Natasha, you look amazing!!

10-19-2011, 10:15 AM
Yesterday I could definitely tell I fit better in a pair of slacks! I've also noticed a difference with my mini double chin haha. It's almost gone! And, I think I'm going to have to get my ring sized at some point, it's definitely loose!

10-19-2011, 07:57 PM
Yay! everyone!!

Natasha, love the pic, anyway but you've come so far!

I have two in one. I'm going in tomorrow at 5:30 am to train as an early shift waitress at the local joint.
1. This was not physically possible before I started taking care of my health by losing weight
2. I'm not stressing about what I'm going to wear. I stopped by the thrift store and found a black Coldwater Creek top SIZE L and it looks great!

(I used to be so embarassed in public!)

10-20-2011, 10:46 AM
You all are rocking it! amazing how our bodies change, right??? Debbie - I think I may have to start shopping there myself!

I went into Old Navy the other night and bought a pair of jeans in a size 18. I was wearing a size 22 when I started this. They were only $5 and are black (I don't own black jeans) and THEY ARE BIG!!! Still wearing them though!

10-21-2011, 01:14 AM
Ok one more - lazy won over and we ordered Chinese/Burmese. Trying something new. Called and asked about the Szechuan style tofu (not fried, no sugar) - I figured I'd make my own brown rice and all would be good.


So oily and icky, I had one bite and tossed it. And, instead of eating the crap and totally off plan stuff that DW purchased, I went into the cabinets (that are really bare) and ate some RF cheese, a few rice chips (not even a full serving!) and salsa. Not the best choice (we don't even have frozen veggies in the house for real) but also not what I'd normally do either!

10-21-2011, 03:40 AM
I bought a new pair of equestrian-style boots and I was able to pull them up over my calves! :)

10-21-2011, 11:10 AM
Ohhh, boots that fit over my calves... Good one!!!

10-21-2011, 01:07 PM
Seriously....why don't boot manufacturers get the hint already. I have SO many friends who want to buy boots...and lots of them, but can't because they don't fit around their calves. And some of these friends are skinny gals...but just have big it's not only people that are overweight who have this issue. UGH!!

Enough of the vent...sorry...probably not good for the NSV thread :)

10-21-2011, 06:52 PM
I love reading these, so many thoughts hit home.

I have noticed inches not pounds disappearing. With my pants the thighs are not so tight and the waist line it alot more comfortable. And my cheeks are not so chubby looking. l guess I need to pay more attention to these things, because thanks to you guys I feel pretty good about this whole thing now!


10-22-2011, 12:22 AM
Yes, boots!!!! I went to DSW to get a pair of boots (before SB) and was so discouraged the dumb (CUTE) things wouldn't get over my calfs!! I ended up buying booties, but I just got a $10 off coupon for DSW and plan on getting real boots!! (or wedding shoes, depending if the boots fit haha)

10-22-2011, 11:01 AM
DW thought she was being funny last night and PANTSED me (my jeans weren't even unbuttoned!)...luckily we in the apartment already. She is still laughing about it. Now at least she understands my issue with needing new clothes :lol3: