Friday, September 11, 2009

NSVs

I finally had some NSVs today- two weeks after my surgery. I have been feeling poorly about not losing weight quicker than I have been, so having some non-scale victories were certainly welcome!

We had a get together with a bunch of friends tonight and I was scrounging for something to wear. I grabbed my jean capris and hesitantly pulled them up. Now, normally I have to s-q-u-e-e-z-e into them and suck in my stomach as much as possible to button them up. I expected the squeezing to be worse because they had just come out of the dryer!

But, to my surprise- right up they went, and no sucking in was required! Woo-hoo. There was even some extra room so they didn't look like they were painted on me.

Once we got to the gathering I noticed the spread- chips, dips, cookies, brownies, soda.... the works. I realized that nothing looked appealing to me...nothing. I didn't even feel hunger or that I needed to use self-restraint. Another NSV. Normally in social settings, I eat out of nervousness and because the food looks so darn good! Not tonight. Not a single nibble.

The scale has started to move down again, not by much, but it's moving. I'll take slow and steady in the right direction anyday over being 50 pounds heavier this time next year.

I hope you have a great weekend!

10 comments:

Bethany said...

Woohoo! You go, girlfriend! :D Those are both very exciting NSV's, and I bet once your body gets fully recovered from surgery and stuff, you'll be dropping weight faster than you can imagine. I'm happy for you, chica!
Bethany

VeeGettingHealthy said...

That's great news! I can't imagine putting on some old pants and having them not only fit but have a bit of extra room. Wow! Congrats.

Vee at www.veegettinghealthy.blogspot.com

Kate said...

WOOOOHOOOOOO! (That should suffice, right?)

Deb said...

Fitting into clothes is so motivating! Congratulations. :-)

moonduster said...

Yay! NSVs are the best! Here's to hoping you have many more non-scale victories to look forward to!

jennyr1222 said...

Congrats on the NSV's! RE: your comment on my blog. I started exercising a month after my surgery, just walking and doing the Wii fit. I don't do it everyday, but this week I'm going to try to do at least 30 mins a day. I don't do any weight lifting yet, but I have been doing some of the strength training exercises on the Wii. Good luck!

Liz - Lizzle - Libby Lou said...

The jeans thing is so much fun!!! I know so many of us have had a dressing room break down b/c we try something on and can't get it over all of our fat. So now being able "slip" into stuff is super fun!!! Koodos to you for your awesome work!

mamawood said...

those are some awesome NSVs. i think everyone in my household is finally on the mend. call me anytime you wanna chat.

seckert08 said...

NSV's.....yeah! They help keep us going!

Lisa eats too much pizza said...

I think those are GREAT victories!