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Old 07-17-2009, 04:42 PM   #1
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Default What's you're favorite non-scale victory so far?

Just wanted to hear some good non-scale victories. I'm still early in my weight loss. But I was way excited about a month ago when I sat in a metal patio chair without the pain of its arms digging miles into my leg fat!
Mini Goal 1- 5%

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Old 07-17-2009, 04:44 PM   #2
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Getting to the gym 4 times a week and actually enjoying exercising

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1st Goal - Reach 199lbs
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Old 07-17-2009, 04:51 PM   #3
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Clothes fitting looser.
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Old 07-17-2009, 04:59 PM   #4
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Not snacking so much at nightand feeling better about the healthier choices I am making
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:01 PM   #5
Loving life!!
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Being able to run 3+ miles at a time and not dieing

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Old 07-17-2009, 05:01 PM   #6
ending 7+ years of yoyo
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I've just begun so I don't have very many yet
So far though there have been two:
1. I don't look like I have a pregnant belly any more
2. I saw the first little rippling of muscles under my fat thighs yesterday at the gym!
Mini-goal #1 (ala Beck Diet Solution): Lose 5 pounds. Start date: October 31. Completed Nov 21! = 21 days.
Mini-goal #2: Lose 5 pounds AGAIN. Start date: November 22.
2016 CHALLENGE: Get back on modified Ideal Protein Diet until 25 pounds lost total. Start exercising!!!
>>>Revised goal ends up ~1619% total weight loss
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:02 PM   #7
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When I was able to jog for 40 minutes without stopping or passing out, I felt pretty dang good
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Disclaimer: I am not a registered dietitian, nutritionist, any kind of health professional or fitness expert...I'm just a woman who's lost 161.5 pounds so far with a lot of hard work.
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:07 PM   #8
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I bought some jeans just over a year ago a size smaller than I am in the hope I would fit in them. They were only 3 pounds and I didn't fit into them - could barely get them over my legs, and when I did manage to they were about 5 inches too small across my tummy More than I expected But I am wearing those jeans and they fit perfectly now Not tight at all

My other favourate NSV is I now also fit into a lot of my old clothes from 10 years ago (OK they're baggy jumpers I got in early pregnancy but I thought i'd never fit into them again )
By the end of May????

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Old 07-17-2009, 05:09 PM   #9
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Sitting comfortably on the floor and playing with my grandsons!

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Old 07-17-2009, 05:13 PM   #10
NEVER EVER going back
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Being able to walk 4 miles, come home and clean the house, prep for the next day. BEING ABLE TO DO THESE THINGS without dying.
On my own personal journey I started on September 27, 2008
Starting weight 377, Weight in spring of 2010 198, Weight in August 2011? In the 240's.
Still plugging along on this weight loss highway!
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:25 PM   #11
Maintaining :)
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Hiking with my family. My longest hike so far is 15 miles

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Old 07-17-2009, 05:31 PM   #12
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Wow. There are seriously so many I can't begin to come up with a "best"...But the best today was when I helped serve lunch at a funeral at church and not only did I not break out in a huge dripping sweat (like I used to) serving 200+ people, I also got tons of compliments on a 20 year old outfit I altered and updated for the occasion.
Highest weight - 333 pounds. Lost 193 pounds by calorie counting in 2008/09. Regained 73 pounds in the last 7 years and am working on getting back to a normal BMI.

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Old 07-17-2009, 06:59 PM   #13
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This one is easy! For me it's being able to wear a size that doesn't end with a 'w'. It means that I can shop in the REGULAR department. For a decade I've dreamed of being in the 'normal' sizes and now I am! Sure, I'm still in the biggest size (16) but I am THERE!

I haven't bought much because I'm wanting to get smaller of course but it's been wonderful for my ego and inspiring for me to go in and try things on. I can get a 14 on now but not buttoned yet. Soon....

1st goal- ONEDERLAND! Check!
2nd goal- Less than 194 (a number I've been stuck at before) CHECK!
3rd goal- Reach the 180's- haven't been there since 1999. CHECK!
4th goal- 180 which means hitting the 50 lbs. lost mark! Check!
5th goal- Switching to size goals now more than pounds goals. Goal is to make it to size 12, at whatever weight that happens. CHECK!
6th goal- Size 10! (can't even believe this is possible!)
7th goal- Size 8 and MAINTAIN!
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Old 07-17-2009, 07:04 PM   #14
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It is a tie between feeling my arm muscles for the first time since 2002 (I lay in bed flexing and congratulating myself now) even though they aren't visible yet and being able to, without thinking, sit and play with my nephew in a catcher's crouch without falling over or straining to get up.
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Old 07-17-2009, 07:11 PM   #15
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I have just begun this journey but I have to tell you something that hit me the other night. Friends came over, brought a bottle of wine. I had bought a small dessert. I had only one glass of wine and one serving of dessert. After they left there was about one glass of wine left over and one serving of dessert. At first I thought I should save this. Then I thought, no. I don't need it and I threw away everything. No regrets, no cravings, etc. I can't tell you how good that felt!

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