3.29.2010

Finally...the nsv I've been waiting for...

Hey all,
How is it hanging.
Pretty good here.
The one thing i have been waitingfor lo these many months occurred today..
As I was depositing my husbands check in the bank.

I hand over my ID card.
On this ID card is a picture of my melon head at it's most ripe.
262.4 lbs of melon madness.
Round as can be, no neck in sight.
Since then I have lost 94 lbs minimum.
I look a wee bit different.
But every time I go through the gate on post and hand in my ID card...
nary a flicker.
Not even a closer look.
Just a wave through...
It happened again today.
Waved through.
So I wasn't expecting anything in regards to my ID card.

I slide my card across the counter...
tip tap tip tap....
then I hear...
"HEEEEEEEYYYY...
You look different."
At this point I am gazing off into the atmosphere, unaware that my most fervent hope was coming to fruition...
So my comeback was "Huh?"
"Your picture," she says...
"You look different."
I said, "Well yes, I lost some weight."
"How much!?" She asks...
"Well nearly a hundred pounds," I say.

"Wow! You look beautiful."

(Now I have a new favorite teller)
I say...wait for it...

THANK YOU.
lol

So, there you have it.
I look different then my melon headed picture.
Nsv and boy was it worth waiting for.

I did a 5.6 mile walk today.
Scale isn't budging...not sure what's up with that.
But I am sure it will start moving again.
So, keep up the good work and all your melon head pictures will be before shots too.

Chris out.

30 comments:

Shae said...

Wow...you do look different! The transformation is amazing. I can't wait until my before melon head is a thing of the past.

Shae said...

Oh, and I agree...beautiful. :)

Alexia said...

AHAHAHAHA! You said melon head! Priceless! And so happy for you!

Julie, The Accidental Fat Chick said...

Wow, you look so different now!

Its funny how the gate guards fail to notice these changes. A couple of months ago they were doing a training thing at our base & security was super tight going through the gate. One of the guys actually made me pull to the side because he said the picture & stats on my ID didn't match my physical appearance. It was crazy... embarrassing & amusing all rolled into one. Incidently, he's my favorite gate guard now, lol.

Seth said...

That's so awesome! Congrats on the positive comments. They really give you a shot of motivation.

Keep up the good work. I guess I didn't realize you had lost that much...I am Impressed!

TJ said...

I am SO happy that you got your NSV that you DESERVE! Whoohooo! Man the first pic of myself on my blog (right corner) that is my melon head pic too- my face felt like it was going to BURST. OUCH!

YOU GO GIRL!! :)

Brenda said...

How fun that had to be! What an accomplishment!

Robin said...

TOTALLY AWESOME!

Deb Willbefree said...

Oh, my! You DO look different! Beyond different--more like a different, younger person. OK, I want to lose 94 pounds right now!

Deb

Linda at Bar Mitzvahzilla said...

That is so great, Chris. And I'm so glad she didn't say, "Oh you were pretty then too!" And I'm glad you didn't fight off the compliment!

When I was heavy, I had this belief that my head never got fat, that all my weight was carried in my hips. Well, I actually did have a fat head too and with the weight loss and then the new look I went ahead and got a new driver's license when I was done!

Sheilagh (60 x60) said...

You look so different, younger, beautiful!

Thank you for your comment, it was an "Ah Ha" moment for me. I think I may be owing you something for that..

Rettakat said...

What a fun NSV! Definitely worth the wait.
Loretta
=^..^=

Jess said...

That's freaking awesome. I'm sure that just made your week. I'm hoping my ID brings that kind of recognition too.

Keep it up! Almost at the 100 mark!

Leslie said...

Awesome. Nothing better than someone else's shock over how fantastic you look. And you really do. Thanks for sharing your joy with us.

Miz said...

AWESOME NSV.
truly.

Sean Anderson said...

That it was one of the best NSV moments...I'm so happy for you!!!

My best always,
Sean

P.S.---the teller was right!

MrsFatass said...

What a freaking awesome NSV. Woot!

South Beach Steve said...

This is a NSV that I am still waiting on. My license still shows me 90 pounds heavier than I am now, yet no one has brought that up. In fact, just a few weeks ago when I handed it to a cashier she said, "yep, that's you." I thought to myself, did you even look at it?

Congrats Chris! Great NSV!

Helen said...

You were beautiful before. It's just that your beauty now has a layer of happiness underneath.

Lisa said...

GREAT NSV!!!! :)

Beth said...

Oh, I'm so happy for you. That has to be one of the very best NSV's out there.

Joanne said...

How absolutely wonderful and so deserved!!! Way to go - I can hardly wait for the day.

Patsy said...

Congratulations! On both the compliment AND accepting it graciously! :o)

The_Exquisite_Christine said...

WOHOOO!!!! I live for those highs. Can't wait until someone IDs me. Honey keeps teasing that one day I will get pulled over and the cop will take me in to make sure I didn't steal someone elses license. One day, one day I will be a SKINNY little identity theif just like you. One day. :D

Syl said...

that is one smart teller, you are beautiful, stand proud, you deserve it!

Melissa said...

Congrats on the compliment and a BIG congrats on being able to say Thank you! :)

You are amazing!

M Pax said...

Ah, that is a great one, yes?

That happened to me when I went in to renew my license at DMV. The DMV lady says, 'I just took a picture of half of you.' I didn't really realize just how much weight I had lost until she held the photos up side by side.

Relish these moments. They keep giving back if you let them. :)

Kimberley said...

Woooohooooo!!! That is so cool.

Great work on the walk too!

Amber said...

I don't even remember you looking like "melon head".
You do look amazing now!
Congratulations!!!

Tammy said...

Hooray for another no-neck melon head!! You give me hope that maybe I, too, have a neck hiding under there somewhere (please God), lol. The contrast is astounding...like 2 totally different people....and yes, you ARe beautiful...no doubt! :)