South Beach Diet - NSV: The Rest of October




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jenne1017
10-25-2011, 01:14 PM
Share your non-scale victories here!

:carrot: :broc:

I will start - first place I lose weight? MY FEET! I went from a size 9 shoe in July to a size 8 (got new shoes this weekend)!! It's the little things my friends...


jyoyo78
10-25-2011, 02:00 PM
Not to be all picky....but I think the dates are wrong for the title on this thread. :)

sophie
10-25-2011, 04:10 PM
Met someone at Costco today that I haven't seen for a long time. She said - OMG you have lost a lot of weight. Needless to say there was no sampling, the compliment was enough.
take care
Sophie


thefrenchgirl
10-25-2011, 07:04 PM
:dancer: I boxed up two boxes worth of size 24 jeans and pants last night!

jyoyo78
10-26-2011, 01:10 PM
Ooh....boxing up some "fat" clothes would be SO awesome!! Weigh to go Frenchgirl!! How exciting :)

Jenne - I love that you lost weight in your feet...he he....I have some shoes that no longer fit since gaining....and I can't wait for them to fit again...without cutting off my circulation!

Ruthxxx
10-26-2011, 01:34 PM
I boxed up some 18 and larger clothes three weeks ago but have been semi-regretting it. Today I loaded them into my car and took them to the church in the next village where the Church is having are having a clothing rummage sale this weekend.

It feels good to be rid of that hesitation.

jyoyo78
10-26-2011, 04:39 PM
Wow Ruth...that's pretty big! Not only boxing them up...but giving them away!! eek!! When I lost a bunch of weight last year I got rid of all of my size 16 stuff. Then when I gained it all back I was regretting it, but I have REFUSED to purchase bigger clothes, instead being stuffed into my 14's...ugh...now that I'm back on track though, I'm glad I didn't go out and buy bigger clothes....again..... Can't wait to box up AND donate my 14's :)

thefrenchgirl
10-26-2011, 09:43 PM
It would be grand if we all didn't live so far away and one person's "fat" clothes could become another person's "transition" clothes. I've been pondering the idea of how I could make that work. I would love to give these to someone who needs them and get some short term clothes from someone else. I hate the idea of buying things that I don't plan to have to wear for very long.

jenne1017
10-26-2011, 11:21 PM
I hear you French Girl!

I am just about fitting into 18s again! It's sooo pricey to buy new clothes. The good thing is that when you do get around to wearing a good fitting top, you get complimented!

Yesterday I journaled this in my online journal (off 3FC) and thought I'd share it with you. Picture and all:

Have you ever had one of those days where you felt cute? I mean, I had one of those days. And not only did I FEEL cute, people (three in fact, plus a bartender AND a TSA agent) *told* me I looked good today.

I had bought a size 3x shirt unknowingly that it was like TWEEN size and when I got it 2 months ago, I looked like a sausage. I hid it away, never to be seen again. Until today. I was going to travel, but still had to go into the office. On top of which, I was meeting one of my member execs for dinner too, about 30 minutes after I landed. So I wanted to go casual but without being too dress down. I threw on the too tight shirt, knowing it still felt too tight but not caring because I'd wear a sweatshirt over it. That and black jeans with sneaks would do.

Until I got to the office after a speed walk with a really heavy backpack and suitcase. I promptly stripped and got told how nice I looked.

Maybe 25 pounds was enough to not look like a fat pig anymore?

WRONG!

Especially since I was all like, "Yay, in a hotel and feeling good - Time for a LJ picture post (since I STILL can't picture post directly - someone HELP?).

I took this ****ing picture 14 times, literally (and you all know how much I HATE even numbers), and couldn't stand to take another. Finally, I just picked the one that made me look the least like a landfill.

http://i51.tinypic.com/2zt9hc2.jpg

So I ask you, hot or not? Be brutally honest!!!!

SouthLake
10-26-2011, 11:49 PM
Jenne- you look adorable in that picture! I'm the same height and I never looked that cute!


For my NSV- We have had food trucks at work, two days in a row. I skipped out both days. Now, this is even more impressive because I work with my mom and sister, who both eat lunch out everyday. And, I wasn't feeling well either. Getting back on track has been really difficult for me, so I am going to go ahead and celebrate my little victories

hpnodat
10-27-2011, 09:24 AM
My husband looked at me this morning. I know that sounds weird but he actually really gave me a look and followed me with his eyes as I walked across the room. I had just got out of bed and was wearing a cami and yoga pants. He hasn't looked at me like that in a good while.

jenne1017
10-27-2011, 09:34 AM
SouthLake - great job! Keep on resisting!

YAY HYPNO!

thefrenchgirl
10-27-2011, 11:08 AM
Jenn, I like it! I think the neck line is pretty and it is flattering the way it nips in in the middle. I need to get away from boxy, myself. I'm learning that shape is better than no shape.
I'm a two N Jenn, too!

jyoyo78
10-27-2011, 12:43 PM
Jenne...I LOVE that shirt! I've been wanting to get one like that. And it looks great on you!! Keep up the good work :)

SouthLake...I'm doing the same as you, trying to get back into the groove, so far so good. Looks like we're about the same weight...let's do this!!

hpnodat....so funny...my hubby has started "looking" at me too..ha ha I haven't even lost that much weight yet, I think it may be more from my attitude, I always feel more positive when I'm eating healthy and losing weigh...hhhmmmm....

pear_fairy
10-27-2011, 12:51 PM
Ladies these are all awesome NSV's! Jenne that outfit is cute!!!

My NSV is that I am 5 days into phase one and doing and feeling great about it! My pants already seem to be loosening up a bit in the waist (thank you de-bloating!).

jyoyo78
10-27-2011, 01:01 PM
PS - as far as the too big clothes go. I used to participate in an online chatroom similar to this with a group of women who would send their clothes to each other :) Worked great, I got some skirts and work pants out of the deal...he he

pear_fairy
10-27-2011, 01:33 PM
the only reason why I hold onto too big clothes is for early and post pregnancy ;) but after this next baby (well gotta get pregnant first but you know hahah) I will be giving away as I shrink dang it!

jenne1017
10-28-2011, 11:59 AM
Jenn, I like it! I think the neck line is pretty and it is flattering the way it nips in in the middle. I need to get away from boxy, myself. I'm learning that shape is better than no shape.
I'm a two N Jenn, too!

Fun fact: my initials are J.E.N.

jenne1017
10-28-2011, 12:00 PM
And thanks for all the compliments! Still not used to the closer fitting clothing!

Last night in my plane seat, I felt like I wasn't spilling over into my neighbor's seat as much!

hpnodat
10-29-2011, 02:22 AM
I went goodwill shopping today. I had no idea what size to get so I ended up getting various sizes to try on ranging from 20-26, and just for kicks I got a pair of 18's to try on.

Well the 26's were WAY to big!! The 24's too big too, the 22's a little loose, 20's fit almost just right and the 18's tight but I got them on and zipped.

I just stood there looking at myself in those 18's in amazement. I almost decided to get them after I got done picking my jaw up off the floor. I have not been able to fit in an 18 since I was 18! I'm 33 now btw.

I didn't get the 18's because they were too long. I didn't buy anything because I think I just want to keep using my belt for a while. I'm having a hard time letting my big clothes go for some reason.

jenne1017
10-29-2011, 08:49 AM
hypno! That's amazing!!! What a range of sizes!!! We have a goodwill down the block. I am thinking I might have to take a gander too.

I know how you feel about letting go of the big clothes. We're supposed to transfer winter from summer clothes today and for some reason, I have a hard time donating anything that is too big. For one, because I am scared that by next summer I will need them but for two, it will leave me naked!!! :lol:

I think you and I are in a similar boat (and weight and body shape!)

Ruthxxx
10-29-2011, 09:04 AM
This is sort of silly but ... my wee dog can now jump up on the chair beside me as there's room! Then he gets on my lap. Jumping right onto my lap was too high for him.

Also, yesterday I gave my wonderful purple wool winter coat to someone because it was way too big for me. I always felt like a princess in that hooded and fur trimmed coat but now it's just sloppy on me. :cb:

cottagebythesea
10-29-2011, 09:06 AM
:woohoo: hypnodat! That must have been thrilling! I bet you are still on Cloud 9 after that eye-opener! :)

Ruth, I hope your special coat went to a good home at least! Yay for having room beside you for one of the pups to share the chair with you! :bravo:

messycrayola
10-30-2011, 09:50 PM
Love everyone's NSVs...fantastic that you are fitting into smaller sizes and watching your old clothes become obsolete! Also Ruth...that is not silly! That is an amazing reminder of how much smaller you are :)

Well my most important NSV is staying on plan, avoiding all refined sugars and carbs for a full month. :carrot: Truly an amazing achievement for someone who had a diet primarily consisting of carb-heavy takeaway and entire tubs of icecream *shudder*

Also I went down a size in jeans (Australian size 16 to an Australian size 14). Hoping to get down to a 10...

jenne1017
10-30-2011, 11:00 PM
Awesome job all!

Ruth - puppy space is awesome!

Devlish
10-30-2011, 11:34 PM
Hi everyone! Great NSVs! Everyone should be so proud of every victory, no matter how "small"!

Mine would be sticking with Phase 1 without any issues (cheats) an entire week! :cp: (I have a pound of fudge in the freezer that I haven't touched! I am so proud of myself!)

2 years ago I successfully lost about 25 lbs on South Beach but became a bit too "comfortable" with my better half and have since gained it back. I've tried getting back on the beach a few times since then but didn't survive very long.