Friday, September 05, 2008

NSV = non-scale victories

As you know, I gained back 6 pounds and only ended up losing an overall 2 pounds last month. I pinpointed my problem as emotional eating and avoidance of exercise because of those same emotions.

This week, I've strived to overcome that, and I've been pretty successful in both areas (eating and exercise). I still wasn't gung ho, though... I've just been faking it 'til I make it. Know what I mean?

Yesterday, I saw an older woman (my friend's Granny) whom I hadn't seen in several months. She asked if she'd ever met me. At first, my feelings were a little hurt because YES she's met me, many times! When I said, "Granny, I'm Stacy!", her mouth dropped open and she gasped, "You've lost so much WEIGHT! Cara told me you'd lost weight, but you don't even LOOK the same."

Then last night, an old high school friend reconnected with me on Facebook, and said, "You look exactly the same as you did in high school. Not a day over 20!" I'm 39, and it's a recent picture.

Today, I feel GUNG HO AGAIN! I needed those NSVs!


Lita said...

You look gorgeous!

Karen Kroner said...

You are fabulous! You look amazing! Keep on keeping on!

Marci Knecht said...

I love those glasses! You look like Lisa Loeb, and she's fabulous :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my word I could have written that post. I am on a plateau right now, and struggling to get off of it. My own fault TOTALLY. We are in the process of a major move to a new state, my husband is already there while I'm here among the boxes and bubble wrap with 2 kids, and can find every reason in the world not to take that walk after dinner, or to go through a drive through instead of cooking, or to have that snack after I put the kids to bed.

So, the scale shows no loss (and no gain either, so I guess that's good). But, I am brand new on Facebook this week and somebody sent me a message saying the same thing - y"ou look just like you did in high school!" (17 years and 45 pounds ago).

I will take the victories where I can get them, and I will keep moving forward.

You're doing great, and you're inspiring people- even people you've never met before! Keep up the good work.

Kris with a K said...


Stacy, you look HAAAWWWWWTTTTT!!!

You do totally look like a different person!

Ginger said...


Nesa said...

pretty as a picture always!!

and yep, when ya'll feel antsy to take a scenic trip up this way give me a hollar. ya know, there is a great LSS not to far from me that is open 7 days a week!! heehee...