Losing weight is a huge accomplishment, but there are so many personal health milestones that can’t be measured in pounds.
We Want to know…
“What non-scale victories are you proud of?”
we want to high-five all of you!
Here’s a short list of suggestions of non-scale victories.
- My doctor told me that after more than 20 years, I no longer needed medication for high blood pressure.” —Bob B.
- “I didn’t pick up a cigarette this week.” —Marisa D.
- “I reversed my diabetes! I’ve been off the meds for 6 months and my labs are the best they’ve been in a couple years.” Jodi C.
- “My GERD is gone. Before losing weight, I was taking antacids daily. Now, practically never!” —Marion Y.
- “I have more energy. It’s amazing how much it’s increased.” —Heather K.
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My doctor told me that after more than 20 years, I no longer needed medication for high blood pressure.” —Bob B.
“I didn’t pick up a cigarette this week.” —Marisa D.
“I reversed my diabetes! I’ve been off the meds for 6 months and my labs are the best they’ve been in a couple years.” Jodi C.
“My GERD is gone. Before losing weight, I was taking antacids daily. Now, practically never!” —Marion Y.
“I have more energy. It’s amazing how much it’s increased.” —Heather K. *
” I had a very interesting Dr.’s apt. He usually gives me grief about my weight. And last time I saw him and mentioned I wanted to get lapband he shot that idea down. Then when I told him it was in Mexico he advised me against it. But today he said I lost 6 lbs and to keep up the good work. When I told him it was the lapband and I haven’t even gotten any fills he was very impressed. He really turned a corner today. I was pleased with the way the office visit went. -Sandra G.
“Had my ex walk past me and do a double take, priceless!” —Shellie P.
“In the bank, the tellers were making a huge fuss over my toned arms and shoulders—cool!” —Launa V.
“The TSA agent looked at my driver’s license, then me, then back to the license, then back to me, and said, ‘Well done!’ with a big smile.” —Andrea L.
“My daughter can hug me and fit her arms around my middle!” —Jennifer M. B.
“Someone stopped me in the grocery store and said, ‘Please tell me how I can get legs like that!?’ Best kind of compliment.” —Lisa H.
“I stayed under my daily calorie limit ALL week…!” —Roshawnda W.
”Skipped the doughnuts at work.” —Kate P.
“I drove by McDonalds and didn’t stop—even though I was craving a Quarter Pounder. That was a victory for me!” —Faye W.
“I broke my Mountain Dew addiction!” —Amanda S.
“I went grocery shopping and bought all healthy foods.” —Danielle L.
“I can touch my toes.” —Lori T. *
“I walked my kids to school three times, instead of driving!” —Sara S.
“I ran for 25 minutes without stopping.” —Erin V. *
“I did 18 real pushups. In January I could barely do one. My goal is 20 by the summer solstice. I’ve got this!” —Melissa R. B. *
“I hit 10,000 steps before 11:00am today!” —Lori B. *
“Being able to get rid of my car seat belt extension and wear a normal seat belt.” —Maggie D.
“I rode all the roller coasters in the normal seats.” —Matthew S.
“I slid my drivers seat forward.” —Robin vdM.
“I was able to sit down in a booth at my favorite restaurant without my stomach squished up against the table.” —Emily L.
“Sitting down in chair and not worrying about it breaking underneath me.” —John S.
” I can sit with my legs crossed. That was a HUGE milestone for me.” JoAnn J.
“My wedding ring fits again for the first time since before I was pregnant with my now 17-month-old son!” — Tseli M. B.
“I was able to buy clothes from a regular store, not a specialty store or section, for the first time in a decade!” —Sara M.
“Having to put three new holes in my belt and remove a link from my watch.” —Scott W.
“My walking pants keep falling down.” Patrick B.
“Two pairs of jeans that didn’t fit when I bought them 8 months ago…they fit now!” —Gwendolyn T.
“I love it when the pants you have been waiting to fit into are too big by the time you finally tried them on.” Gena B.
Sometimes the simplest things can have the biggest impact. What non-scale victory has motivated you to continue making healthy choices?
We would love to add your story of success to our website. If you would like to be added just let us know.
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