I’ve been focusing a lot on scale victories because they’re something quantifiable. Measaurable. Speaking of which, I’m due to do my measurements. In the interim though, I’ve noticed a lot of other changes. NSVs. Non Scale Victories.
* In addition to my collarbones, I also have knee caps and hip bones. The latter surprised me the most when I laid down on the floor one night. Ow, that’s not so comfortable any more. Guess it’s good that I have a futon now. In college I always used to study laying on the floor. * Face shape. Is that a . . . → Keep Going: NSVs
I don’t think I’ve ever been as excited about a bone in my body before. I found my knee caps a couple months ago, but collar bones? I don’t think I’ve ever seen those before.
Pathetically excited, but a huge NSV for me as I inch toward the next SV of 50 lbs gone. I really do think I’ll hit that by the end of the (calendar) summer, if not the end of practical summer in Labor Day.
Funny thing? didn’t find them until I took off my work shirt and looked in the mirror with my . . . → Keep Going: collar bones
Weight Watchers is working for me. If you’d asked me in March whether I thought I could weigh 164 pounds in August, I’d ask you what you were smoking and whether I could have some. I was more than 200 pounds and didn’t really have any interest in losing the weight, until something clicked.
My aha moment, as I’ve mentioned before, was getting on the scale finding out I weighed 5 lbs more than I had a few days before. My fingers were swollen as were my ankles and my back hurt when I walked the few . . . → Keep Going: the numbers don’t lie
I’ve been struggling lately with evening munchies. Not out of hunger but boredom, routine, etc. Using points (weekly) because they were there, not because I was hungry. So Saturday I said enough is enough – not using them on munchies. Saturday, I was good. Sunday, not so good. 36.5 points, most of which were on nonsense.
So yesterday I rebounded, resolved. I went to the gym after leaving work late and got home a little after 9 pm. Quick shower, and then smoothie. Almost immediately after smoothie I got the taste for “anything and everyting” and opened the fridge. I . . . → Keep Going: NSV: Evening munchies
me, in a Medium shirt
WOW I’m actually trying to get a colleague to take a photo because I can’t believe it. I’m also wearing a pair of pants that I’d been unable to get into for a while and there’s no muffin top. WOW WOW WOW. My shirt size is decreasing faster than pants size – love these cute tops I got at Kohls. Makes me wish I’d kept some of the M tops I had when I lost the weight in college.
I bought four tops and I’m keeping three – pretty impressive for not being able . . . → Keep Going: a Medium shirt? Me? Wow
Monday was a long week so this week felt like a month. So glad it’s Friday. Going to be a very busy weekend: Massachusetts tomorrow for lunch with my brother’s fiancee’s grandmas and back to NY tomorrow night. Sunday is a Yankees game with my college roommate and her husband and Monday spending the day with them. Recipe for a challenge in staying OP, but I hope that not to be the case especially since I haven’t got to the gym much this week.
Two additional NSV’s today pushing me in the right direction.
-my boss telling me “you inspire . . . → Keep Going: TGIF
so I’ve lived in my apartment since Oct and don’t know most of my neighbors. Today I’m letting myself into my apt at the same time as one of the men who lives across the hall. I know he and his partner as the door slammers because every time they close their kitchen cabinets, mine open. He’d seen me before but didn’t know I was across the hall and I’d only met his partner. He told me he’d seen me on the block and that I looked like I’d lost weight. Had I been going to the gym? When we . . . → Keep Going: NSV