3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Success Stories > Mini-Goals

Mini-Goals Even if you're not at goal yet, this is the place to share your successes and achievements along the way! Success can be measured in many ways besides the scales. Tell us about your triumphs, including Non Scale Victories

Thread Tools
Old 07-27-2007, 08:15 PM   #1
210 / 193 / 140
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 304

Default Two NSVs

Two minor but encouraging victories to report.

First, I've been taking belly dance classes since May, as well as doing other types of exercise outside of class. This week after class, my belly dance instructor asked me if I'd lost weight! I told her I didn't know as I hadn't weighted myself in a long time, and maybe I was just getting better at pulling in my stomach due to all the exercise. But she insisted that I looked like I'd lost weight. Whatever, I'll take it!

The other was an exercise NSV: I've had foot pain (heel spur/plantar fascitis) for several years now. I even had surgery on my foot back in December, which helped some, but I still had pain even after the surgery. All my podiatrist could recommend was expen$$$$ive custom arches that are way beyond my means.

Well, on the advice of a physical therapist, I started strengthening my feet by picking up marbles with my toes. Sounds silly, and maybe it is, but I made a game of it several times a day. I was hoping it would keep my foot pains from getting any worse, but after a few weeks, I noticed that I hardly had any pain at all. The exercise has, if not totally cured my plantar fascitis, at least alleviated it about 99%. This is an unexpected victory and a huge relief.
Starting weight in January, 2006: 206 pounds.
Goal for June, 2007: 189 pounds.
Margarita is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2007, 08:27 PM   #2
Senior Member
Ohhkay8's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 308

S/C/G: 214/ticker/135

Height: 5'2


Way to go!!!!
Started My Weightloss Journey July 25, 2007
Current Weight: 195 lbs.
Total Pounds Lost Forever: 19
Mini Goal #1, Onederland by Oct. 31, 2007. MET AUG 23, 2007
Mini Goal #2, 175 lbs by March 31, 2008

One for every 5 pounds:
Ohhkay8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2007, 08:57 PM   #3
The Victorious One
butterflykiss's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Florida
Posts: 343

S/C/G: 218/171, Starting over 198/?

Height: 5'6


YaY Margarita

60min/7days "clean" eating Good night's REST!!!
The LORD is my strength and my shield;
My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped;
Therefore my heart greatly rejoices,
And with my song I will praise Him
~ Psalm 28:7
butterflykiss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2007, 11:03 PM   #4
Senior Member
gailr42's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Butte County, CA
Posts: 2,352

S/C/G: 202/ticker/135

Height: 5'2"


The marble exercise is really interesting. I'm glad it helped you and thanks for sharing. I am going to tell my DH because he has problems like yours. He also has really short toes, so he may not be able to pick up a marble with his toes. :LOL:

And, so cool that your teacher thought you had lost weight! Also cool that you are taking the class. I probably wouldn't have the nerve to try it.
gailr42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2007, 04:52 PM   #5
Senior Member
lumifan4ever's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: East coast baby!!!
Posts: 2,107

S/C/G: 196/160/125

Height: 5'5"


That is wonderful that your physical therapist was able to give you an excersize to try that really helped with your foot pain. That is AWESOME!!!

And congrats on the weight loss compliment. Sometimes other people can just see things that we can't....so Congrats!!! Keep up the awesome job. I don't know if i could be brave enough to take a belly dancing class yet. I want to..but just not sure i'm ready.
April 28th BIRTHDAY GOAL- 150
July 4th SUMER GOAL- 135

lumifan4ever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2007, 05:22 PM   #6
Senior Member
settie's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Posts: 542

S/C/G: 233/198/133

Height: 5'3"


Great news on both of your NSV!
- Denise
-----.................................................. .................................bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb.......................--

230s 220s 210s 200s

settie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2007, 05:51 PM   #7
Senior Member
LeedaRenee's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 432

S/C/G: 225/ticker/150

Height: 5'7 1/2


Awesome, I love NSV's and those were great ones!

Fitness Blog: Running in a Fat Suit
LeedaRenee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2007, 10:15 AM   #8
300+ Chick
Liliann's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 3,387


on your victories!! love hearing these kind of victories.. Keep up the good work!
Liliann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2007, 10:18 AM   #9
Mum of 3 boys
tigerbutter's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 45

S/C/G: 255/242/185

Height: Short


Awesome. Aren't NSVs wonderful?

tigerbutter is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:41 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2