First...I'm thankful for NSV's. When the scale isn't moving, they keep us motivated but aside from that, aren't the Non Scale Victories really what this whole weight loss business is all about. I know we obsess over numbers - onederland, BMI, Vanity Sizing, How fast we run a mile, etc. But didn't we all do this for other reasons and even once we hit a milestone number, aren't we more grateful for what that number really represents? For some, it's not needing that extender on the airplane, being able to fit in booths at restaurants or finally being able to ride roller coasters again. For others, it's being able to walk 60 miles in 3 days without dying or being able to play with your kids and not be out of breath or finally feeling sexy again for your spouse. It's these things that those of us who are losing weight are really longing for right? So in the spirit of being grateful for these things, I had 4 NSV's this week that I thought I would share.
- Some long time followers may remember this post. My hubby bought me a bracelet last year for Christmas and I was frustrated because it barely fit around my wrist. I wore this bracelet two weeks ago and it moves up and down my arm now. Fits like a dream and it's beautiful
- In that same post, I had bought a pair of Tinkerbell jammies, got home and found they didn't fit. So sick of that happening. I put these on last week and while they didn't look great...they fit. I even used the pants for camping during my big walk.
- Yesterday morning, I was walking into work and I held the door open for the person behind me. Turns out she's a colleague who sits just kitty cornered behind me. She kinda gasped and said "Good morning! I didn't recognize it was you." I'm taking that to mean my butt didn't look as big...whether she meant it that way or not. I'm taking it.
- I have a white button down blouse that I stopped wearing last year because it was just too tight. The buttons at the chest wanted to pop out and the shoulders looked like sausages stuffed into it. I wore this shirt yesterday with room to spare.
So...remember what Thanksgiving is all about. While it is an American holiday, I encourage all those blogsters from around the world to take a minute and reflect on what you're thankful for on Thursday. Not a bad practice to get into...