I had an eye appointment yesterday and while my close-up or reading prescription has slightly worsened since my last exam a year and a half ago, my long distance vision has actually improved! I didn’t know that was even possible. He said it’s rare, but it can happen. In fact, my right eye, which is the weakest, had improved more than the left. He noted that I’d previously mentioned having an older brother with diabetes, and I said the fact that I’d been told I was pre-diabetic was a motivating factor in my weight loss to date. He said it’s quite possible that being pre-diabetic was already having some effect on my vision, so the improvement could be from having lost weight. Who knew!? Would that count as an NSV? I don’t know but I’ll happily take any health improvement at my age!
Friday, April 24, 2015
Monday, May 19, 2014
“The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It’s your mind you have to convince.” – Vince Lombardi
Friday, May 9, 2014
This may sound weird, but I have been wearing stretch pants for years. So to be able to wear pants with a fly is kind of a new experience. I mean, aside from the pair of jeans I got back into recently, it has been a long, long time! A few weeks ago I bought two pairs of slacks at a second hand store. One I could fit into but they were snug and not being used to a fly I was afraid to wear them. What if I sit down and the button pops off? The other was a size 16 and too tight to even try to button or zip them.
So today I thought I would try on the larger pair again and if they were loose enough I would have something new to wear to work. I pulled them out of the closet and put them on and they fit just fine. Then I realized they were the smaller size 16! Oh my god, they fit! I wore size 16 gray slacks with button and fly closure and it may sound weird but this feels like an NSV (non-scale victory). I felt normal today. Normal non-stretch pants. Such a little thing but it sure felt good.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Sunday, September 29, 2013
I did have a NSV or Non-Scale Victory this week which I was rather excited about. When we go tp get petrol hubby always fills the tank and I just reach down and pull the switch to open the fuel door. For some time now I've had to undo my seat belt to reach it as I couldn't bend down far enough due to my size. But not today! Without thinking I just reached over and pulled it and suddenly I realized - I still have the seat belt on! It's a silly little thing, but I instantly proclaimed it an NSV. Why not!? I'm quite happy with that.
Oh - and maybe this is another one. I've been meaning to increase my Walk Away The Pounds workouts from 2miles to 3miles, but so far haven't had the time or the energy. But Saturday I did it - got 3 miles in, so that will be the goal from here on.
There's another workout I've been interested in trying ... DDP Yoga. They have some amazing success stories here. The first one, Arthur, has a video about his journey that I remember seeing awhile back - it really inspired me, so I'm thinking about trying these workouts. Have any of you tried them, and if so, what did you think of them?