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NSV Made Me Realize I Should be Measuring Instead of Weighing

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Yesterday I received an effusive NSV, a compliment that raved on about my looking slim. Actually slim. I'm convinced that these (I had one about a month ago that was similar) have a lot to do with the illusion that clothing creates. I definitely look better in some outfits than others as they have a slenderizing effect.

Which made me remember what several SP friends have said throughout my years on this site; that they don't weigh themselves, they go by how their clothes feel. I really should measure because the scale is very slow even though I know I'm making progress. In the past 1.5 months, since I started tracking, I'm down seven pounds. Those three pounds I reported were a scale mistake last week. I had a feeling it was at the time.

Okay, I got my exercise bike assembled and I like it a lot. Today my mini trampoline arrives and that is a bit iffy. I shopped around with not a big budget for these exercise things, but made the best possible choice for my purposes. It will require assembly as well, but not as complicated as the bike.

Temperatures are cooling and delightful. More energy has returned as heat just drains me so much. My relative is having a tougher recovery than anticipated. He thought he was going to just zippety do dah right into normal activity. It has taken a lot out of him and he needs to be gentle with his healing body.

Finishing up my groceries for the next day or so before I start on the juicing experiment. Will keep you posted. I like that I won't have to think about what to make for meals. I'm lazy at times. (smiling)

Wishing all a happy, healthy day.

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    I miss having an exercise bike, but don't have anywhere to put one.
    1031 days ago
    You ARE looking great! I'm probably like most sparkers, I select the most flattering photos that I can ... and I delete the really unflattering ones from my photo library. I am sorry your relative is having a hard recovery. My recovery from pneumonia is going much slower than I hoped. It has cooled off here in Central Oregon, but the smoke from the fires is still a huge problem and this has been my worst summer for hiking since I moved here 25 years ago!

    Congratulations on assembling your bike. I hope you love it, and that you love the mini- trampoline as well.
    1031 days ago
    Obviously you are looking really good and your plan is working. It's always nice to try new things out. I hope your relative continues to improve.
    1031 days ago
    luckily i love the out doors so its just walking for me .Rain or snow or hot i just walk, i dont have the money for a bike etc i could do my tapes but most are extreme due to lack of a job i am walking but getting no fun feelings out of it. lol love that you put your bike together no easy task i am sure. bet the trampoline would be fun, i never go by the scale lol most times i call it a lier but love when my clothes are loose , hugs
    1031 days ago
    1031 days ago
    The measuring can be so misleading...especially if you don't consistently measure the same way, I find...The clothing fit thou is another story...As long as you have worn the clothes before & laundry hasn't mis shaped are golden with the results...Best wishes with your bike...Still have my treadmill as my trusted indoor buddy...just need to remember to use the incline for increased challenge...
    1031 days ago
    Good luck with your new exercise tools. I have a treadmill,but I had a bike and I do miss that. Even with the treadmill, my brain is my biggest problem. It allows me to cheat by not exercising. I look at the treadmill, I like the treadmill but I am so lazy...... Oh, well another week another start. Here's to our success.
    1031 days ago
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