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Old 10-24-2012, 10:35 AM   #1
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Given we are exactly a week away from Halloween (and all that candy and other bad-for-us stuff) and us Americans are one month away from Thanksgiving, I thought it might be fun to post our personal NSVs (non-scale victories for the 3FC newbies) to help us keep our resolve and maybe be inspiration to each other.

So many of you have far more impressive changes than I do, so I hope some of the bigger losers/maintainers weigh in.

For me personally:
*I'm currently less than 10 lbs away from going to "Obese" to "Overweight" BMI
*I fit into 3 pairs of nice office pants I hadn't fit in for the past 4 years
*My stretch jeans I bought a year ago that were a bit too snug most of the time for comfort just hang and bag up on me and I LOVE that feeling!
*I've lost about 2-2.5 inches average on each of the major torso measurements since starting
*DH has really been visually noticing the trim down for about a month now
*I commercially make pumpkin bread for a popular pumpkin patch around here and have not had a slice of it all season (and it's super delish)
*I can wear my wedding ring again comfortably after about 1-2 years not being able to

NEXT!
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:53 AM   #2
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This is a fun idea!

-My plantar fascitis is GONE! This was HUGE for me!
-My rings had to be resized down 2 sizes!
-I am 4 sizes smaller then when I got pregnant! I never dreamed I would lose my baby weight, and now it is WAY gone
-I'm actually getting excited for a trip to Key West with our friends, instead of dreading being the biggest one.
-Equally as exciting, 3 girls from work are now joining IP! I am so excited for them, because I know how it's changed my life!


And for my scale victory...I crossed 75 pounds this morning at weigh in (I lost some prior to IP)!

Can't wait to read everyone else's NSV brags!
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:00 AM   #3
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I'm in!

Let's see:

- I slipped into a size 12 skirt for work the other day, that I haven't worn since before I got preggers with older DS.
- My weight is in the 180's for the first time in six or seven years
- I run a cottage cake pop/baking business in my off hours and have yet to taste test anything - thank goodness hubby has a sweet tooth!
- My six year old said to me the other day "Mommy, you're small!"
- I can wear heels again without getting pain in my feet, now that there's less of me to hold up!
- I FEEL more confident than I have in a long while. I don't hide under baggy clothes anymore. I am more ME than ever before!
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:13 AM   #4
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I love this!
I can now wear clothing and shoes without a W in the size.
In spite of a stall in actual pounds lost, my size continues to go down. (I've dropped three sizes!)
I'm looking forward to getting on an airplane for the first time in MANY years. (We're going to Las Vegas for my 50th birthday next week.)

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Old 10-24-2012, 11:31 AM   #5
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Well I'm only 1 month into IP, well next Monday will be one month! I had a goal fo 15lbs for the month of October and I am 1.5 lbs away! I have to go down a pants size very soon becuz, well yall know how embarrassing big clothes are on you when they are falling off. (Im having to hold my pants legs up as I walk around becuz they are dragging on the floor!) DH is definitely noticing and loving it and more so, I am loving it!!!
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:48 AM   #6
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Newbie 1.5 months in, but two people have asked if I've lost weight even though I don't see it
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:55 AM   #7
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In the past few weeks I have-

- Attended a concert and fit in the seat comfortably and did not encroach upon my neighbor's space (this was big for me)
- Put on pants that have been hanging in my closet for at least five years, tags still on
- Had my picture taken and actually liked the result- edit to add: this is another big one, I have mentioned this elsewhere but I will reiterate: it is a great source of shame to me that my son (now 3, pictured to the left) will have about three pictures of me with him before the age of three. I am so sorry I cheated him out of this- now when I am long gone, he will have nothing to look back on from his earliest years, all because I was fat and couldn't stand the sight of myself.
- Got rid of a big pile of ugly clothes that were only purchased because I had no other options at the time

I will come back and edit when I think of more!

Edited to add:
- My joints don't hurt when I walk down stairs
- My shoes are so much more comfortable
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:57 AM   #8
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My turn! My turn!!
  • The last pair of work slacks that I could stuff myself into is actually looking baggy now!
  • I no longer hear that 'swishing' noise from my thighs when I walk in said slacks!
  • I've lost 16lbs. since last month and am my lowest weight of this year.
  • My double chin is gone!
  • My once egg-shaped belly is starting to FINALLY flatten!
  • When I started on my Tread Climber again, I could only do 17min. at 1.3 pace; last night I did AN HOUR at 2.6 pace!

I'm definitely gonna hold onto this motivation through the holidays. I am DETERMINED to get below 200 by my birthday in January.

Great thread!!

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Old 10-24-2012, 01:09 PM   #9
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These are AMAZING! A testament to all of our hard work and inspiration to keep going!

Keep them coming!
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:29 PM   #10
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I'm the smallest I've been since 1979!
Am wearing shirts/sweaters that are size small - a lifetime first!
I'm less than 15 lbs from goal.
My 32 yr old son called me a "hot mama" a couple weeks ago, and my mother called me "radiantly beautiful" - she's never called me beautiful before.
I can wear the ring again that my VIP gave me 2 yrs ago.
My high BP is back to normal.
I get called "skinny" a lot - LOL!
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I'm the smallest I've been since 1979!
Am wearing shirts/sweaters that are size small - a lifetime first!
I'm less than 15 lbs from goal.
My 32 yr old son called me a "hot mama" a couple weeks ago, and my mother called me "radiantly beautiful" - she's never called me beautiful before.
I can wear the ring again that my VIP gave me 2 yrs ago.
My high BP is back to normal.
I get called "skinny" a lot - LOL!
Those are definitely NSVs to brag about!!
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:48 PM   #12
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Oh Goody! Totally a great thread for one of my couple-times-a-months 3FC ramble posts.

*I second the "skinny"; my dance instructor who met me about a year ago, said I was so skinny that I looked like a different person
*All of my super tight work out/dance clothes sag and hang like bark on a birch tree
*I can see my cheek bones!!!
*I can safely try on knee high boots at stores without suffering the embarrassment of trying to zip them up on my over-sized calfs
*Very little to no visible knee fat
*I am starting to fit into all my old cocktail dresses that have been abandoned in the closet for over 3 years
*No longer am I ashamed of my size in front of DBF's family

I could go on, but I'm more excited to read everyone else's; we should all be so proud of ourselves
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I can no longer fit into the smallest clothes at the Big girl clothes stores And, my regular 16's are now too big. However, it is strange because the 14's are too small. It does seem I am often "between sizes". Alterations are so expensive!
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Oh and a total +1 on not missing the thigh chaffing!
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:26 PM   #15
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Oh and a total +1 on not missing the thigh chaffing!
Yes. Totally had to roll a D6 for damage to my pants on that one before IP.
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