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Finally Feel Like a Yearly Check in is Appropriate

 
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NoelFigart



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Location: Lebanon, NH

PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:54 pm    Post subject: Finally Feel Like a Yearly Check in is Appropriate Reply with quote

This is not going to be major inspiration. No Rocky music. Last year was the first year I really stuck to No-S without a bunch of tweaking, going off it, trying to lose faster, then gaining the weight back when I was sick of whatever it was I was doing.

I'm... pretty heavy. I only lost 22 lbs this year.

For me, though, this has been less about the weight loss and considerably more about sane habits.

I don't binge.
I've learned to make great dessert shooters. (typical weekend dessert)
My relationship with food is better than it ever has been. I enjoy my meals. They're delicious and wonderful. I don't freak out when I socialize on weekends, worrying about what I can or can't have.
My family has good eating habits from my example.

Though my husband is griping. We'd gotten into the habit of walking on this gorgeous trail for an hour every night and it's been too dark to do it after work what with winter and all. He's counting days until a nice walk after work becomes a reasonable thing again.

Success? Yes. Something dramatic that you'd do a newspaper article about? Not at all.

Has my whole life and outlook and personality changed? Not at all. But I was happy BEFORE! I'm still an introvert, like long walks (always did) am addicted to reading and will never ever be a party animal. I just... sew clothes a little smaller now.

And I'm intensely curious what my weight may do next year. I know it won't go up, and that's cool. But I hope I will lose another 20 lbs.
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Minkymoo



Joined: 12 Sep 2011
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Location: UK

PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I think that is pretty inspirational even if you don't! It sounds like real and lasting success, and 22lbs is a great loss Smile
Congratulations on a successful year!
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reinhard
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Joined: 12 Apr 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know... I think I'm hearing some rocky music. Smile

22 pounds in a year is plenty -- and the fact that you've got a full year on habit after many previous years of experimentation is huge.

I am very impressed and happy for you, Noel! Thank you for letting us know and best wishes for 2013.

Reinhard
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gratefuldeb67



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Location: NY

PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

noel, that is wonderful!! i hear rocky music too!!
congrats... i have a huge amount to lose myself, and since last april i have lost about 24 lbs...only a fraction of what i need to lose, but i am very pleased about it... losing weight ... good for you and keep it up!! Smile
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Marianna



Joined: 22 Apr 2009
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Noel--

As a long time NO-Ser who hasn't yet been able to make it as permanent as I would like (but still tries!) I am more delighted by your update than all of the others combined! Progress not perfection--

You inspire me and I am so grateful for your example

Marianna
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Too solid flesh



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Location: England

PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic news, Noel! Congratulations.

22 lbs is a lot, no matter how much you have to lose. Having a good relationship with food and not bingeing is a triumph.
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oolala53



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So glad to hear that you've been experiencing such joyful, sane benefits from No S.
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HoeHanna



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:53 pm    Post subject: noel Reply with quote

If I could say that I lost that I'd be having a very "Special" day to celebrate, maybe even an orange julius. I have a very LONG way to go also and seeing your post inspires me that I'm moving in the right direction. YAY US! Very Happy
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J Ellis



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work! Your success in life-change is far more significant than any single number could ever indicate. Congratulations
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Amy3010



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations, Noel! This is inspiring! Very Happy
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NoSRocks



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CONGRATULATIONS, NOEL! Smile
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