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When the world says, "Give up," Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."

I am tired of being overweight and am going to do something about it now. I love my life and want to start living it!
I am happily married mom of 4 who has struggled with my weight since I was a teenager and am ready for a lifestyle change not only for me, but my family too!
I am having health issues that make it hard to work out so I just have to be a slow loser until I can get it fixed.
I have 66 pounds to go and cant wait to take this journey with all of you!

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I am tired of being overweight and am going to do something about it now. I love my life and want to start living it!
I am happily married mom of 4 who has struggled with my weight since I was a teenager and am ready for a lifestyle change not only for me, but my family too!
I am having health issues that make it hard to work out so I just have to be a slow loser until I can get it fixed.
I have 66 pounds to go and cant wait to take this journey with all of you!

***update*** I lost almost 40 pounds with spark people and derailed and gained most of it back. I am really sad about this but am still here to change that!
My goal is to happier and healthier and if I do that, the weight will come off, I know it will-I am just going to keep Sparking!

It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not. ~Author Unknown
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Member Since: 4/28/2010

SparkPoints: 23,831

Fitness Minutes: 1,822

My Goals:
I will set my next goal after I meet it~ One step at a time

My first goal is under 200 pounds by June 30~Met!!!

2nd goal is to be 183 by fall (Sept 21) My half way point!!!~Met! (a month late but the important part is i made it!)

*****new goals*****

September 1 st 2013- to be back under 200 lbs!

April 28, 2014 is my date for my goal weight of 150

My Program:
Drink 8 glasses of water a day

take my vitamins everyday

Be as active as I can without over doing it (causing my vertigo)

Use my nutrition counter daily

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PIXIE-LICIOUS
10/12/2013 5:12:18 PM

"Sometimes victory seems so far away because we measure it only by the goal. And end goals can seem overwhelmingly huge, daunting, and just plain hard to reach. But if we start measuring our victories by the smaller choices we make each day, victory won't seem so impossible.....
It's amazing the chain reaction that can start in your life with just one good choice.
Big things are built one brick at a time.
Victories are achieved one choice at a time.
A life well lived is chosen one day at a time.
Oh sweet friend, you are closer than you think to victory!"
-Lysa TerKeurst
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Be your own hero, one choice and one step at a time! You might not see visible signs of progress right away, but as long as you keep doing your best, you will make progress and you will be victorious! I'm rooting for you! Remember, you're worth your best effort!
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Pixie



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
9/25/2013 5:32:20 PM

“The difference between stepping stones and stumbling blocks is not in the event itself but how you think about it and what you do after it.
Every failure and setback can become part of your success or an excuse for quitting or failing.
People who develop the discipline of positivity are both happier and more successful."
-Michael Josephson
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Just dropping by to say hello, Sparkfriend! Remember, you don't have to be perfect on this journey in order to make progress! As long as you keep trying...and never quit...you are already a success! Keep doing your best, because you are worth the effort!
Hugs,
Pixie
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"Part of abandoning the all-or-nothing mentality is allowing yourself room for setbacks.
We are bound to have lapses on the road to health and wellness, but it is critical that we learn how to handle small failures positively so that we can minimize their long-term destructive effects.
One setback is one setback—it is not the end of the world, nor is it the end of your journey toward a better you.”
-Jillian Michaels



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
9/7/2013 9:20:22 AM

"It is rewarding to find someone you like, but it is essential to like yourself.
It is quickening to recognize that someone is a good and decent human being, but it is indispensable to view yourself as acceptable.
It is a delight to discover people who are worthy of respect and admiration and love, but it is vital to believe yourself deserving of these things."
~Jo Coudert
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I hope you're having a good weekend so far, Sparkfriend! I just wanted to stop by and share a couple of great quotes with you. Keep pushing to reach your goals, one day at a time. Always believe that you are worth your absolute best effort...because you are!
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Pixie
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"My invitation to you is to begin living every moment as though you are miraculous and deserve to live an extraordinary life.
Fake it if you must and keep faking it until it’s real to you. The gift you will be giving yourself is a lifelong journey of discovery, one that is infinite and infinitely rewarding. Begin the journey. Today. This moment. Now."
-Robert White




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THEWINNER33
8/7/2013 11:53:11 AM

Happy to see you are still here. I have been idle on line for a year and a half. I missed you and blogging back and forth. Hope to be more faithful.



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
8/2/2013 7:03:11 AM

"One of the most difficult parts of changing how you live and how you eat is believing that change is possible.
We all say we believe that, but many of us, deep down in our hearts believe that it's possible for other people, but not for us.
That other people can do it, that the glowy warm life we imagine is for other people, not for us.
We have an unconscious belief that we can't do it, it's hopeless, and so, on some level, we stop making an effort.
We lapse into the way it always was or is. But change really is possible.
And it really does take a fierce kind of longing, and a fierce kind of love for yourself.
For the life you know is possible. Ask yourself what you love most of all.
Do you love your life? And are you willing to take action on your own behalf?"
-Geneen Roth
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TGIF, Sparkfriend! I hope your week was a good one and that you're ready for a fit, fun and fantastically healthy weekend! Keep your goals in mind and keep taking steps towards them. Remind yourself that you are capable...and love yourself enough to know that you are worth the effort!
Hugs,
Pixie



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