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January Snow
12-14-2011, 04:42 PM
What are some of your non-scale goals? Have they helped you in your journey to lose pounds and inches?

A few of my non-scale goals:
Have people notice that I've lost weight- This is starting to happen. :carrot:
Mini-NSG- Run a .5 mile- Accomplished last week
Run a mile without jogging or walking (I have exercise-induced asthma so this is harder for me than it would be for most people.)
Run a 10 minute mile
Run a mile faster than I did in high school (9:21)
Do ten perfect push-ups in a row- I'm getting pretty close.
Hold the plank position for a full minute with ease- Again, I'm close. I can do it, but it's a challenge.

Beach Patrol
12-14-2011, 04:54 PM
*wear form-fitting clothes instead of baggy, boxy cover-the-fat clothes (accomplished! :D )
*wear a size 12 (accomplished! :D )
*wear belts again (accomplished! :D )
*wear a size 10
*wear a size 8
*get rid of my "bat wings" (omg I hate those!!!)
*walk up the stairs without feeling winded (accomplished! :D )
*stop eating so fast (still working on it)
*saying "no thanks" (no matter how GOOD it is!) when I know I'm not hungry! (in progress)
*don't think about food 24/7 (in progress)

12-14-2011, 05:03 PM
I can soooo relate to Beach Patrol!! Those are a few of my goals too. Weight loss is hard, but when you do reach those small goals it's so rewarding!!! Still trying to get there!!!:carrot:

12-14-2011, 05:06 PM
I only have a couple so far,
- Feel good about myself
- Not being a slave to cravings and fast food addiction (In progress)
- To have my stomach not squishing out onto the bed when i lay on my side
- Wear more form fitting clothing (Only starting)

January Snow
12-14-2011, 05:10 PM
Ooo good ones! I forgot about a couple of NSGs I've already accomplished.

Lose the arm fat- Did it this month! :)
Wear a size 5 dress I had in the back of my closet- Wore it to a wedding the 4th week of September :)
New NSG: Look good in that dress (minus some arm, upper boob and belly fat I had in Sept.)- May be at that point now. Need to check later.

12-14-2011, 05:49 PM
Oh, I love these types of threads. Every time I post to one it reminds me of why I am doing this. OK, here are mine --

> Wear a pair of leggings and not worry if my shirt or sweater is riding up above my thights and butt

> Finally see what I really look like in the mirror and become blind to the phantom fat

> Believe someone when they say I have a nice body. I am still 10 pounds over average but those 10 pounds still make me feel fat.

> Wearing a bikini - of sorts. I'll never be able to wear bikini bottoms on account of my stretch marks and cellulite but I want to show off a flat tummy and smooth back.

My wish for all of you lovely ladies that you reach your NSV's! :D

Misti in Seattle
12-14-2011, 08:05 PM
1. To be able to walk into a store and buy a bra rather than having to order special sizes off of the Internet. Just try to get one to fit.

2. To be able to wear pretty clothes and not have to go around in ugly stuff that looks like it was made out of my grandmother's wallpaper

12-14-2011, 08:32 PM
My $2.50 fabulous thrift store find, of floor length red crepe with a slit up the side, and a sweet heart neckline.... size 12.... and to fit in by Valentine's Day.

12-14-2011, 09:23 PM
I love reading these kinds of posts.

Here are some of my goals:

1. To increase my stamina so that I can go hiking with a friend. There's a lot of beautiful scenery around here.
2. To have more control over my eating and to feel less like an addict.
3. To be able to dress better.

12-14-2011, 11:17 PM
1) To wear a size 10 pair of jeans
2) Be able to run a 5k, 10k, 1/2 Marathon, and full Marathon
3) Run a 9 Minunte Mile(Currently at 11:30)
4) Be able to look normal in a pair of shorts. This is requiring alot of work on my upper legs. Getting there though
5) Feel average walking around, and have no fear about my weight or what people may think of me because of my weight

12-14-2011, 11:58 PM
Qualify for the Boston Marathon.

Achieve a normal BMI.

Be confident, happy, and healthy.

Beat compulsive overeating and banish binges forever.

Balance my life.

12-15-2011, 12:12 AM
Achieve a normal BMI
Wear a size 8-10 ish
To have my abs back again
To feel comfortable dancing and moving around

12-15-2011, 12:17 AM
Size 8
Stop boredom eating
Increase my weight-lifting ability

12-15-2011, 12:31 AM
Hmmm I will really have to think on this.. but for now i would like to....

~Fitting in those High School jeans in my closet size 24 ( they are calling my name !!)
~Fit comfortably in a size 18 ( or even better a non plus size which I have no clue what that is )
~Be able to run and play with my daughter (3 yr old)with out saying okay mom is tired ( I am not sure if this one is humanly possible haha but worth a try)
~Be comfortable getting into a bathing suit and walking around
~Loosing the fat that has me off balance and makes my back hurt.
~Being comfortable going to the gym ( err .. going to the gym period )

12-15-2011, 12:51 AM
To be a better role model for my children by not only practicing what I preach but also to actively educate and engage them (and myself) in a healthy lifestyle.

12-15-2011, 01:01 AM
1. Wear a size 10
2. Run a 10 k marathon
3. Get my bottom under 40 inches. lol

12-15-2011, 01:15 AM
I haven't really thought of any non scale goals yet but off the top of my head.

~Fit into my Junior Size 15 jeans. (I can get them on and button them but it is really uncomfortable)
~Fit into my 8th grade graduation dress. (Its still a little to tight)
~Be able to wear a Junior size Large in shirts and size 10 jeans.
~Have the ability to look in the mirror and not focus on a double chin :\
~To feel comfortable when walking out of the house.
~I think clavicles are sexy and I want mine to actually be visible.

January Snow
12-15-2011, 01:51 AM
I'm thrilled that I can identify with so many of your goals! (Except the Marathon planner- you're definitely out of my league. :lol:)

~Being comfortable going to the gym ( err .. going to the gym period )

People of all sizes go to the gym, and almost all of them are more focused on themselves than anyone else they happen to encounter there. All it takes is the motivation to join, go and keep going! Make yourself exercise regularly for a couple weeks, and it'll become a lot easier to keep going. Start with whatever you can do. If that's 15 minutes of walking every day, great; walk 15 minutes every day! If the thought of working out at the gym gives you the hibbie-gibbies, start at home.

I joined a gym at the beginning of November and got into the habit of going every day I'm at home (at least 6 days/week). I still don't always feel like going, but it's become a sort of routine, daily obligation like brushing my teeth. I think of it has a quota of at least 30 minutes of cardio everyday and have started to budget for "skip" days.

1. Wear a size 10
2. Run a 10 k marathon
3. Get my bottom under 40 inches. lol

Number #1 doesn't necessarily require #3. :D My "seat" is still over 40", and I typically wear an 8. A smaller butt would make pants shopping easier though. Finding "curvy" cuts or the stretch to accommodate my smaller waist and larger hips/thighs is a challenge.

~Be able to wear a Junior size Large in shirts and size 10 jeans.

Juniors' size are always so variable. (Especially at Wet Seal, most of their stuff is super small even by junior's standards.) When I was younger I remember feeling bad when I ended up in a juniors' large. Now that I'm older I know that a juniors' large is often the same size as a ladies' small or sometimes even a juniors' small in another brand. :dizzy:

12-15-2011, 03:24 AM
~Have people notice I've lost weight.
~My husband noticing..this one is dificult as we see each other every day.
~Fit into size 12 again (kind of done...only one pair fits comfortably.)
~Fit into 10's
~SINGLE DIGIT JEAN SIZE! I've never done this as an adult.
~Wear a dress and feel comfortable in it.
~No more back boobs. Ugh. Hate back fat.
~Pick out an outfit, throw it on, and leave the house without having to change 5 times because nothing fits right.
~Go clothes shopping without wanting to cry.