Thursday, October 7, 2010

Cool NSVs

Every week, we eat at our favorite Mexican restaurant. I can customize my food to my liking (and for my diet), and everything is always freshly prepared. Yummy!

Anyway, this week, I order a little bit less than I normally do. That is because I've had trouble the last several weeks, finishing "my usual" plate.

The waiter is apparently used to how I order things, because at the end of the meal, he commented that I ordered less than usual, "though this time you didn't leave as much on the plate, so that was a good thing."

Wow, he REALLY pays attention. So here is the cool NSV ...

The waiter then says "they" (the staff) have been noticing how much weight I've been losing, and they look forward to seeing the changes every week!

How cool is that? I never mentioned (at all) that I was even on a diet.

Then, another cool NSV ...

I had to have my husband push the booth table closer to me, because I had TOO MUCH ROOM between me and the table, for comfort. The table was properly centered, but that was too far. I can't tell you the last time a booth felt too roomy! The "usual" is just the opposite, in fact. I'm usually scanning to see if they can accommodate me - and sometimes they can't (well, couldn't). There is an old-fashioned soda shop that has booths from the 1920s, and I've never been able to sit in them. THAT would be the ultimate goal, to be able to fit into a vintage 1920s booth. They just don't have enough room for anyone obese.

So, those are my most recent NSVs (Non-scale victories). Booths ... how cool!!


  1. How exciting is that, forget the scale when these things happen, look at your pants in the photo. wow, I think it is cool they are noticing and checking every week. you are making such amazing progress with your health. your hard work is paying off. great, great, you have been keeping me going too. have a great day.

  2. You are having a super awesome day! Way to go!!!!

  3. I can so relate to the booth issue. At my highest weight I had to be careful where we'd go to eat for fear that I wouldn't "fit". I noticed you've lost 31 pounds. Congratulations. You're doing an amazing job Ann!!!

  4. I always find a table instead of a booth, because they usually don't fit me either.
    That is so cool that the waiter and other people noticed!!!! That must feel so wonderful!!!!!
    The pants story- GREAT :) They will fit in NO TIME!
    Keep up the good work!

  5. Those are really cool nsv's!!

  6. Your NSV's are about to inspire me to get up and move my body!

  7. Hey, Ann!

    You were one of the two winners for the giveaway.

    Will you please send me an e-mail with your address to


  8. Those are some fantastic NSVs. The first time that happened to me I was walking on air for a week over it. I had been invisible for so long that it was amazing to me that someone I didn't really know took notice of me enough to comment. It is like this unexpected little bit of motivation that you really earned by doing all of the hard work to get there. Congratulations.

  9. I have been trying to figure out for weeks what an NSV is - THANK YOU for writing it out. lol I am so silly I didn't know that is what it was.

    Better yet - CONGRATS on your two wonderful NSV - especially the waiter's comment. How kind of him to say that - I would've been floating on air to get a compliment like that.


  10. Ann those NSVs are wonderful! Congratulations!

    PS - I left a blog award for you on my blog =)