Tuesday, January 4, 2011

My Word and an NSV

I actually had a problem thinking of a word to define my journey this year. Last year my word was Believe. I didn't really get its true meaning until last fall when it finally hit that I would succeed with the band.

As I pondered a word, I actually Googled "inspiring words" but nothing jumped out at me til I realized one thing. I was NOT very patient. So that became my word for this year:
  1. the quality of being patient, as the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like. 
  2. an ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay. 
  3. quiet, steady perseverance; even-tempered care; diligence.
Here is a start to putting patience into my life:
  • Patience when I hit a plateau and the weight comes off so slowly.
  • Patience when listening to others at home and work even when it takes forever for them to get to the point.
  • Patience to control my temper when things irritate me.
  • Patience to take one day at a time, to stop and smell the roses, to live in the moment because we don't really know how many moments we have left.

My Little NSV
I'm going to be a Mother-of-the-Bride. My daughter and her beau were engaged over the holiday. The wedding probably won't be until 2012 but both my hubby and I are delighted for them.

A year ago, my first thought would have been, "OMG I will look so fat in the photos". This year the thought didn't even cross my mind until today. Maybe it isn't a little NSV. It's a Major NSV for me.

(If you are new and don't know the term, NSV = Non-Scale Victory (or sometimes Non Surgical Victory). It took me months to figure that one out when I first started blogging. Thanks Justine for helping me with the defn.)


Justine said...

Great word! Patience is something all of us bandsters need, without a doubt.

Congratulations on your impending Mother-of-the-Bride status. And I like your NSV. You are going to look GREAT in the photos!

(BTW, I thought NSV stood for Non-Scale Victory rather than Non-Surgical?)

Lonicera said...

Absolutely - after reading blogs for over 2 years and trying to make helpful comments, I reckon it should be the most important word in a bandit's vocabulary. It's at the bottom of every complaint with the band. Good on ya!

Bonnie said...

I LOVE your word. I'm still thinking about mine, but hoping to nail it down by the weekend.

My girls are still so young, but I can't wait for down the road (way down the road) when they get married. My wedding day was one of the best days of my life and am looking forward to that day for them. I am so happy for you and I think it's a major NSV that your first thought wasn't fear of how you were going to look. Ultimately, living life to the fullest, happiest and healthiest is what losing weight is about. Good for you!

Justawallflower said...

Oh man do I have a problem with patience as well! this is something I definitely need to work on this year as well. Good luck! and congrats on be mob!

on a side note, i have a new blog address. follow me at justawallflower83.blogspot.com

Silverhairedgoddess said...

Good word "patience" something we all need !

Alison said...

Congratulations to your daughter! Your future son in law is very lucky to get such a lovely mother in law!

-Grace- said...

Great word for 2011. Congratulations MOB! :)

~Lisa~ said...

Congratulations, Mother of the Bride!! How absolutely thrilling!!! I am so happy for YOU and for the young couple!

I love the word "Patience" - wish I had more of it, too!!

amandakiska said...

I'm too impatient to pick a word for the year.

Congrats to you and your kiddo. I wish them all the luck! You will be a beautiful mother-of-the bride!

Joey said...

I don't know that I'll ever achieve this thing called patience. But I'm hopeful for you! Congrats to your daughter!!

Jacquie said...

Congrats Sandy! You will be a gorgeous mother of the bride!

Sam said...

I like your word choice :) And congrats to your daughter!!

Nella said...

Thats a great one! Thing I need a tattoo of that one on my forehead! With two young kids, I barely have any more...
Happy New Year Sunshine! Its gonna ROCK!

Kristin said...

Patience is a tough but worthy goal. Congrats on your daughter's engagement!

Sarah G said...

I love your word! Right after my twins were born my husband had to leave for an internship leaving my with 2 newborns, a 6 year old, and a 10 year old to care for. I wrote "Be Patient" on a post it and stuck it to my bathroom mirror. It stayed there for 6 months. :) I really think it helped.

Congrats on your growing family!

Jess said...

That's a good one!!!

Drazil said...

Congrats - mom or mother-in-law...anyone is lucky to have you. You're going to be smoking AND that's a good word. And? I'm sooo happy you are taking sick days and you aren't sick. You deserve that and more.

Darlin1 said...

Aaahhhhhhhhh patience ---a good word! I don't think I can choose a word????

Congrats on becoming a Mother-of-the-Bride-to -be!
I'm envious!!


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