100 lb. Club - Non Scale Victories for June
06-13-2004, 08:36 PM
I couldn't find one of these on the first two pages--didn't check page three so if I'm repeating a thread, well, sorry ! :)
This weekend I ate out four times and didn't fall into active eating mode even once, counted every WW point, and stayed well within my point target. Today at lunch when the lady at the next table ordered coconut cream pie, my mouth did start watering, but I drank my water (with lemon!) and left for a nice hike around the town.
06-13-2004, 11:32 PM
That is super sheila. WTG on not ordering the pie and then throwing in some exercise to boot.
As for me, it just feels nice to grab some 2x t-shirts out of the closet and put them on without having to go through a stretching ritual to get them loose. (You know--stretching them over the knees then turning it around and stretching the back side over the knees several times) before long it will be those xl shirts I'll be grabbing.
Ivanna B. Skinny
06-14-2004, 07:46 AM
Congrats you two!! I used to do the shirt stretch, too! I dont have a NSV this week, but I will soon...I think I'll go measure myself again. Maybe I'll have something to report! :D
OMG!!! I just measured, and Ive lost another 2 inches from my waist!!!
06-14-2004, 08:08 AM
Those are all excellent and wonderful NSV's. Congratulations!
06-14-2004, 11:31 AM
Amy Jo that is awesome.
06-14-2004, 11:33 AM
Sheila, Wow, that takes alot of self control. And to pass up pie, amazing. You did a superb job at sticking to your eating plan! That is a very nice June victory.
Dawnyal, reading your post made me laugh. I was sitting here thinking about how I used to have to do the t-shirt stretch all the time and how ridiculous I looked doing it! I'm so glad that you are not having to do the t-shirt stretch ritual anymore! It shows how hard you have been working! Keep it up.
Amy Jo, Wow, Anything that comes off the waist is a very good thing!! I'm proud of you!!
I'm proud of all of you! You have some great non-scale victories.
06-15-2004, 03:56 AM
Hey guys, you are rocking!
Sheila - you did sooooo well. I eat out quite a lot, and sometimes it is a real effort to stick with those healthy choices. Mind you, the feeling of virtue when you do so is just great!
As to the t-shirt stretch routine.....you guys make me laugh....i have never heard of this....will bear it in mind in case of emergencies!
And Amy Jo, its great that you've got a shrinking waist line!
Right..that's challenged me to find some NSVs of my own!
06-16-2004, 10:53 AM
both david and my 16 year old brother gave me a PIGGY BACK RIDE!!!!!
06-19-2004, 10:12 AM
Hmmm, well now I come to think about it, I do have some great NSVs for June....
1) I have been having a great time shopping for new clothes - I am the proud owner of some very beautiful size 20 trousers in soft orange, and bright pink. (separate pairs, LOL...)....I used to be a size 30, so this feels wonderful....
2) In the past couple of weeks I've been getting lots of compliments on the way I look - mainly people admiring my new wardrobe, and telling me how great I look (blush, blush)
3) Yesterday, I upped all my weights for my lower body resistance work at the gym, and managed 2 sets all round....its true, I am struggling to walk today, but its great to see progress! Apart from one machine, I can now do 3 sets on all my upper body exercises (bar one) too, and a few weeks ago I struggled to do 1 set...
06-19-2004, 04:17 PM
I wore a tank top to the mall today along with shorts and the world didn't end. :)
06-19-2004, 04:47 PM
I made the decision to get back on board and stopped eating out! I've been cooking meals at home for over 2 weeks now with no fast-food! YAY!
06-19-2004, 04:51 PM
Sheila, I think you just gave me some courage to buy a tank top. I don't think I have worn one in twenty years. Now that I know the world will not end I think I can do it!!
Claire, great job on you nsv's for the month. It's really nice when the people around us can see a difference in our weight. You are doing wonderfully.
Holly, wooooo..being able to hop on someones back for a piggy back ride is outstanding and even more so when you know that you are skinny enough to do it without giving anyone a hurt back!!
06-19-2004, 05:35 PM
Sheila.....you made me laugh....again! OK, so I have not worn a sleeveless top.....possibly ever, but certainly in living memory. So inspired by you I shall wear a very nice sleeveless dress I have, WITHOUT A JACKET.....ooooo. s-c-a-r-y.....but as Tammy says, now I know the world will not end, I think I can do it!!!
06-19-2004, 10:12 PM
oooh oooh me me....I have one!!
When I lost my first 15 lbs, I went to old navy, it was right when they were putting their summer stuff out.. SO.. I bought an outfit that I would use as a "marker" if you will.. quite a few sizes smaller than what I would wear at that point. When, I got it, it was tight and the shorts were all not lookin' so good BUT now, I wore it all day! AND the best part is, that I didn't have to walk around sucking in my tummy!! Here's the pic! Warning, its a lougne wear outfit and I was just hanging out today so its not the best pic of me but at least you can see my outfit! I've still got quite a way to go but I'm getting there!
06-20-2004, 02:02 PM
Good ones, you guys!
All right, I'll play too!
I'm down 2 sizes, from 26 to 22, and sometimes 20!
I can now run up stairs without getting winded!
I don't get out of breath simply from walking from point A to B!
My back is not hurting like it used to 40 pounds ago, before I lost the equivalent of two 20-pound bags of kitty litter!
Jeez, why didn't I think of this years ago? ;)
06-20-2004, 07:26 PM
Wow, Gretchen, you look great!!
Wonderful NSVs, everyone. :)
Today I took my DH on a Father's Day lunch cruise around Puget Sound. Excellent weather--not a cloud in the sky and all the mountains were in their full glory. I asked the waitperson to skip the garlic potatoes from my salmon order and add more veggies, and I didn't order dessert (although I followed every spoonful of my DH's Tower of Chocolate Decadence from his plate to his mouth) plus we didn't mention that the waitperson hadn't left us a bread basket. Also dranks tons of water and walked up and down the stairs several times and around the deck. I've been quite surprised at how much this "more protein, less carb" thing is going. I'm not craving food as much as I had been. I never thought I had that much of a problem with carbs, but I guess you don't know until you reduce them significantly.
06-21-2004, 12:37 PM
Congratulations everyone! I think that recording our NSVs is such a great idea! I am so amazed and inspired by the will-power and accomplishments from our group!
I finished my first 5 kilometre race! It was such a great feeling crossing the finish line! Yahooo!
06-21-2004, 09:32 PM
Yay Kris!!!! :bravo:
06-28-2004, 06:15 PM
So, this is a victory in the motivation department. I, first of all, didn't feel like doing any exercise today - however, I talked myself into doing a 2 mile walk (Leslie Sansone Walk Away the Pounds)... and then I figured after that, I didn't feel like I got enough of a work out, so I did the 1 mile walk, too.
After that, I decided to check the school's library to see if any of the DVDs I wanted to rent were returned. Lo and behold one was! So, instead of waiting until tomorrow for when I'd walked past the library (like I usually would do). I left my room, and walked back to the library (which is like a 10-15 minute walk including scaling a rather steep-like hill) just to get the DVD. And when I returned back to my dorm, instead of taking the elevator, I took the steps up to the third floor where I'm living.
I feel like I, at least, earned sometime to be lazy and watch the DVD I rented now. :)
06-28-2004, 07:05 PM
Manda- That is great! That is wonderful motivation. Keep up the excellent work!
Ivanna B. Skinny
06-28-2004, 07:42 PM
Good for you Manda! When I was in school, all I did was lay around the dorm stuffing my face! Which is the reason Im dieting now! Congrats to you all, for your victories!
06-28-2004, 10:30 PM
I am graduating from cosmetology school this coming Wednesday, the 30th! *yea!* I swear I think the only thing that could drag out a longer 9 months than this has been is if I'd been pregnant. ha!
06-28-2004, 10:31 PM
Another one for me - I went out for dinner last night, and didn't cheat AT ALL! My whole meal w/ diet pop was only 600 calories, and I had plenty left for the day to have some fruit when I got home. :) Huge accomplishment for me... I always cheat in restaurants - that's why I don't bother going much anymore... The key is planning, I went on the restaurants online menu/nutrition guide before going and selected 5 things that I could choose from... That way I still had a choice when I got to the restaurant!
06-29-2004, 04:20 AM
Way to go Celina.....that is a real triumph, girl!!!!!!
06-29-2004, 09:18 AM
Thats wonderful Celina!!! You are on your way!
07-01-2004, 03:53 PM
I had one on the last day of June... (Yesterday) I bought a pair of JUNIOR size 13 jeans! Yep that's right, and I WORE them yesterday and My mother-in-law said she thought I looked great! I am so PUMPED up.. C'mon you last 27 lbs... I'm ready for you.. The battle of the bulge never felt so good! :) Ok, Ok, I know, Here I go again, getting carried away! I just can't help it.. I AM SO HAPPY!!
07-01-2004, 06:52 PM
You deserve to be happy Gretchen. You have accomplished a great task. Great victorys everyone you are all doing so great.
07-01-2004, 08:17 PM
So many awesome victories! I'm glad we're not concentrating so much on the numbers. :)
07-02-2004, 06:15 AM
Hey Gretchen, congrats on those skinny-jeans you're fitting into! I know what you mean about feeling so happy.......I have a long long way to go, but I am feeling great at the moment.....
07-02-2004, 07:29 AM
A new guy at work asked me if I was married this week. I am and, I promptly told him so of course, but the point is I have NEVER been asked before. So I walked away from that one with a devilish little smirk on my face! :devil: Felt good! :D
07-02-2004, 08:04 AM
That's cute Beverly! And you look SO great.. I just have to tell you that AGAIN!