Taking the full measure of life

Entries Tagged as 'non-scale victories'

Single-Digit Clothing

February 27th, 2008 · 22 Comments

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Tags: non-scale victories

Don’t Give Up On Taking Good Care of Yourself

February 19th, 2008 · 18 Comments

We struggle when an element of our lives doesn’t go the way we have wanted or planned for it to go. Often, when the way seems too tough, we give up. We quit trying to swim against what seems a permanent current or undertow; we take the path of least resistance and let life float […]

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Tags: non-scale victories · on the soapbox

Excuse Me, Everyone, I Have An Announcement

February 2nd, 2008 · 40 Comments

Ahem. TODAY I OFFICIALLY WEIGHED IN IN THE 160S! Yippeeeeeeeee! Aaaaand . . . I made my husband go clothes shopping with me, and I discovered that I now generally wear a size 12 in pants and a size 10 in tops! So, by two measures, I am back to the size I was my […]

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Tags: fruits of my labor · non-scale victories


January 27th, 2008 · 8 Comments

On the plane flying to and from our Seattle/Vancouver vacation, I worked on some of the exercises that my simplicity circle has undertaken from the book The Not-So-Big Life (by Sarah Susankah). In one of the early chapters of the book, Susankah has a long, rather exhaustive—and somewhat exhausting—list of questions about lifestyle which the […]

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Tags: gratitude · non-scale victories

Review of the Year

December 17th, 2007 · 10 Comments

Well, the bad news is that I’m still sick. This was Day of Near Silence #2 while I tried to rest my throat. Thank God for writing. But the weekend was certainly not a total wash. The good news is that I have hit a thirty pound loss this year. Early this weekend, I first […]

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Tags: celebrations & holidays · fruits of my labor · non-scale victories · on the soapbox · running just as fast as we can · winter


November 4th, 2007 · 4 Comments

176.4–.6 pound loss.  I’m getting down to weights that feel weird for me to type, honestly.  It’s been that long since I’ve seen them.  Mentally, I still instinctively think of myself as being ‘around 190,’ which really isn’t true anymore!  It will blow my mind when I get into the 160s.   I was reading someone’s […]

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Tags: fruits of my labor · non-scale victories

Financial Wisdom & Weight Loss

November 1st, 2007 · 9 Comments

As I’ve mentioned on here and elsewhere, several years ago, I started taking steps toward a better financial future. When I decide to do things and learn how to do them, I tend to be very gung-ho (at least at first), and getting my finances in order was no exception to that. With my husband […]

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Tags: fruits of my labor · non-scale victories · on the soapbox

Weekly weigh-in

October 27th, 2007 · 3 Comments

My weight this week has been all over the place–all. over. the. place.  Three pounds up from my last weigh-in one day, and one pound down from my last weigh-in the next.  Then two pounds up the next day, etc.  And I’m actually okay with that.  In the last two weeks, I stopped taking one […]

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Tags: fruits of my labor · non-scale victories