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What a cool NSV (Non-scale victory)!!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Today is day 213 of my streak! emoticon

My streak is to eat 1200 to 1500 calories a day, and to exercise every day. (I usually get 60 to 90 minutes of exercise a day. I do at least 30 minutes of cardio, then I do DDP Yoga and a Spark workout video. Three workouts a day, spread throughout the day.)

I started my streak on March 1st, and after I got my starting weight (286 pounds) I decided to stop weighing myself. Instead of trying to just lose weight, I wanted to try to be as healthy as possible. I'm 51 now, and I have neglected my health for many years, but since I started streaking, my health has been a priority.



I did weigh myself on August 13 for the start of a challenge, and then again on September 3rd when the challenge ended...and I've lost 71 lbs since the start of my streak! I'm sure I've lost more since then, but since I'm not going to weigh myself again until New Years day, I have no idea how much more I might have lost.

Its so much easier for me to stay on track when I don't have to worry about the scale and how I will do on "weigh in day." Besides, non-scale victories are so much MORE rewarding for me. How can a number on a scale compare to a non-scale victory such as hubby being able to put his arms all the way around me? Or being able to wear that beautiful hoodie that I bought last year? (I wore a size 3x then, and the hoodie is a Large! It fits me now, but I can't wear it yet until I get a camisole or something to wear under it because its too low cut for me.) Non-scale victories are definitely the best!



Yesterday I had a really cool NSV. I was doing my DDP Yoga workout. I do my yoga in a little corner of the bedroom, between the end of the bed and the dresser. Its not a huge space but its where I like to do yoga. It just feels like a good place, for some reason. Nice and cozy.

Well, lately I've been thinking that something is just DIFFERENT about my little yoga spot. I couldn't quite put my finger on it, but I knew something was different. Then yesterday, while I was doing yoga, I started thinking to myself "Whats different? This space seems....bigger."

And then, just as I was about to ask hubby "Hey, did you move the furniture or something"....it hit me; the space isn't bigger. I am smaller!

I actually started to laugh a bit right in the middle of my workout! Hubby said "Whats so funny?" and I said "The room didn't get bigger, I got smaller!"

He didn't know what I was talking about at first, but then when I explained it to him he said "Well of course you're getting smaller" and then he went right back to his computer! So he wasn't impressed, but I sure was!

That was such an unexpected NSV! When it comes to NSV's, I usually look for stuff like fitting into certain clothes, or having more energy, etc. I never thought about something like having more room for yoga because my body is smaller now, lol.

I try to look for NSV's every day, and that one was one of the best so far!

Have a great weekend, Sparkers....I hope you have some NSV's to celebrate too!




  
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ALIHIKES 10/13/2012 9:30PM

    Congratulations on your "new" larger yoga space! emoticon

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THEIS58 10/12/2012 2:19AM

    Great!

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RICHILA 10/11/2012 4:27PM

    I loved this! So that makes your wholehouse bigger-right? emoticon

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COURTNEYANNEMT 10/11/2012 7:06AM

  Way to go! Can you tell me more about your ddp yoga?

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GIVENTHANKS 10/10/2012 10:45PM

    I love your blog! Love the NSV! emoticon You are an inspiration!

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FITMAY 10/8/2012 4:33PM

    You have inspired me to embrace being healthy, no matter what the scale says! Thanks for sharing! emoticon
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SONITA34 10/8/2012 11:43AM

    I CAN REALLY RELATE TO YOUR BLOB CAUSE THATS THE WAY I GET AHEAD NO SCALE, I LOOK FORWARD TO SMALLER THINGS SO I PUT AWAY MY SCALE

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WELDEDLIFE 10/8/2012 10:53AM

    I really liked your post. It really inspired me and I will definitely be using NSV. I have wanted to do this in the past but I can be so controlling that I gave all the power to that number on the scale. A NSV is all about the positive and can keep you focused.

Thank you.

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KARRENLYNN 10/7/2012 7:55PM

    NSV's are really great, especially if you didn't like the way the scale was talking to you! Congratulations on your bigger yoga space - great NSV. Have a great week and thanks for sharing!



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IFEOMA4 10/7/2012 2:31PM

  I'm inspired. WWWWOOOOOOWWWWW

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CHICA125KML 10/7/2012 1:18PM

    emoticon That is great!

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LUVTOBOWL 10/2/2012 4:44PM

    emoticon Pixie emoticon !

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SPARKFRAN514 9/30/2012 8:03PM

    I am with you now scale victories are much better then the scales and those spinning . it some times reminds me of the spark wheel you never where it will stop and some days you say Woo hoo when it stops and other days you want to toss the wheel out the front door emoticon

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SUNSHINEGB 9/30/2012 6:40PM

    emoticon Pixie!
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PATTIE441 9/30/2012 4:10PM

    Go Pixie go! You are totally awesome! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GAILSMAILS 9/30/2012 4:03PM

    I love the things you share!! NSVs! GREAT FOR YOU!!!!

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EBURGITE 9/30/2012 12:35PM

    love it!!!! emoticon

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SWEETYOUNGTHING 9/30/2012 7:16AM

    Phenomenal attitude! You'll get there - emoticon

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NANFACEMIRE1 9/30/2012 7:06AM

    Pixie, that was a really cool NSV.........I am so proud of you and what you are doing for your health. You are definitely worth it. Great job. emoticon emoticon

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CVRONEK 9/30/2012 6:37AM

    Thanks Pixie. Another great blog.

I know what you mean, about spaces, seeming bigger. I feel that way about the bath tub!
Keep up the great work!

So, I thought I would let you , know, that September was the healthiest month of the year, for me. Thank you, so much, for the idea.

I especially like the Acorn challenge, that Ashley and I have started. We are loving our new walking program.

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123ELAINE456 9/29/2012 11:38PM

  Awesome Amazing Blog!!! You are doing and accomplising many NVS Victories and things. Keep It Up. You are a Great Inspiration to Everyone. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. Have a Fun Day. Take Care.

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HEALTHY4ME 9/29/2012 9:24PM

    That is so cool, you are right a true diff. NSV awesome. So glad for you! On to the next one... lol great!!!

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AMARILYNH 9/29/2012 7:49PM

    What an AWESOME AWESOME NSV!! I'm SO happy for you - and for US, having you as our mentor and inspiration!! emoticon emoticon

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DALID414 9/29/2012 7:47PM

    I had a similar realization on my drive back home from the gym this am. I can see the seat on both side of my legs!! I couldn't figure out what was different, so I was adjusting my seat at first, then it hit me at a red light; I have wiggle room! emoticon

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BRENDABUNNY 9/29/2012 3:54PM

    emoticon Pixie that's emoticon

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DIXIESIMPKINS 9/29/2012 3:48PM

    emoticon That's awesome! You're an inspiration! I think that I'll start counting my NSV's instead of my pounds...You're emoticon

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KATHYJO56 9/29/2012 3:02PM

    I love it that you thought your space got bigger. My first realization was when I realized how much roomier the bed was. LOL Keep going girl! You are doing emoticon

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4RASCALS 9/29/2012 2:03PM

    That is an awesome NSV. You are starting to see more and more non scale victories. That has to be a rewarding experience. Congratulations, to you.

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AUNTJAM 9/29/2012 1:54PM

    What an awesome realization! I had one a few months back when I lost my first 14 lbs. I didn't even realize it at first. Cisco (14 lb pom) used to jump up and take a nap next to me in my recliner. He had found other spots and I thought nothing of it. When he jumped up one day and took his old position, I realized that there had been no room for both of us. After joining Spark on May 4, staying on track with eating, joining the 10 minute exercise club, in my 2nd week of 28-day Fitness Challenge and 14 pounds later, he had resumed his favorite spot. He fits even better these days. Keep on keepin on PixieFriend. I'm right there with you!
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LAINIESNEWLIFE 9/29/2012 1:48PM

    That's an awesome NSV, Pixie!!! Keep up the great work!!! You're doing awesome!!

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LITTLE_QUEEN 9/29/2012 1:07PM

    THAT IS A GREAT NSV PIXIE

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JANESLOSS 9/29/2012 12:59PM

    Hi Pixie,
I just loved reading your blog today about your NSV. It's amazing the things we now notice now that we are smaller.
Lately I've noticed that I don't need the car door as wide open anymore or that when I go to an appointment I just pick any chair and fit in it with extra room on the sides.

Congratulations on your latest NSV. I know that you will have so many more to come!!

Big Hugs and healthy living,

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PINKNFITCARLA 9/29/2012 12:11PM

    That's an awesome NSV Pixie. I agree that they are better than any weight on a scale. The scale changes too much on a day to day basis and makes many people crazy. I'm really thinking to weigh Monday (the official start of my 100 mile for the month challenge) and not weight again for a month (maybe 2?) I get so inspired reading your blogs and watching your progress and the not worrying about a number seems very appealing! Still streaking on my end too!

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JJAQUES41 9/29/2012 10:42AM

    Congrats on your NSV's! I love that acronym. To become aware that you're taking up less space in the world is pretty amazing!

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CANDOSUE52 9/29/2012 10:39AM

   

How wonderful for you!! You have so many reasons to be proud!!

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    You rock! emoticon

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ANNIEMAE56 9/29/2012 9:59AM

  so great to hear that. isn't it funny how we don't think we're doing anything and then wham it hits us like a light bulb going off.

keep up the good work.


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MANDELOVICH 9/29/2012 9:58AM

    Hi Pixie!! You know, when I read your NSV's, I celebrate with such joy that it feels like they are my NSV's too! Further, your blog today (and always, but especially today) is such a positive reminder of what matters in life. I've come to see that this journey is about so much more than weight, and the fact that you focus and fully embrace your NSV's with joy, helps me realize that more. I weigh myself daily, it's just my thing. But when the scale goes up a bit, it can be a real downer for me. And today it was up a bit. Reading your blog put everything in perspective. I have so many NSV's to celebrate! For example, I can run 1 minute faster/mile now. I can fit into clothes I never dreamed I could wear. I wake up feeling light and clean everyday. And my daughter sees a mother who eats to nourish her body, not for escape, comfort or abuse.

Thank you Pixie and congratulations! Please keep telling us and celebrating those NSV's. Oh, and get some more hugs! That was by far the best I've read!!

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My workout buddy!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Today is day 205 of my streak!




This emoticon used to be my way of thinking! I would go to Curves, and then on my way home I'd stop off at Highs for a "reward" for working out. Then the next day, I'd go to Curves to work off that reward....and stop off for another reward on my way home!! Yikes! I should have known...you can't out exercise bad nutrition!

But since I've been streaking, I work out at home, and I don't use FOOD as a reward for exercising, and I don't use EXERCISE as a punishment for eating. I eat to live, and I fuel my body with healthy food for my workouts. And I workout to reward my body with endorphins...not to mention better health, more strength, better flexibility, and muscles!


LOL...funny, and oh so true! (At least for me.)


Hubby has learned to call it "your lifestyle" instead of "your diet." He knows how mad I get when he says the D word!





I workout every day and I love it. My workout of choice is DDP Yoga. I get such a good sweat from it, and I can tell I am building muscle. The DDP Yoga workout I'm currently doing is "Below the Belt" and its a killer on my thighs! There are lots of chair poses, and even though the chair pose might not look too challenging, it is VERY challenging for me! But I push myself through the workout, and I am seeing progress! My thighs are a lot stronger and firmer, and so are the muscles surrounding my knees. I can do squats a lot deeper now!


I love that picture...a dog trying to do the Up Dog pose!

By the way, thats not my dog, lol. My dog is a Pomeranian named Sierra who we rescued from the pound. She is my little workout buddy! Whenever I workout, she likes to be in the room with me, and she likes to lay at either end of my yoga mat. Lately, when I do 3 count pushups, she likes to jump up on my back, lol. She only weighs 9 pounds, but I can sure feel a difference when she's there!

Today, after my workout, I was laying down to look through a clothing catalog, and Sierra hopped up on my back...so hubby took a picture, and even though I don't have any makeup on and I'm all sweaty from working out, I decided to post it anyway!





  
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AMAZONRUNNER 3/11/2013 12:20AM

    I was roaming around you tube one night and found an inspirational video about an injured vet transforming his life through DDP yoga. Since then I've searched around for testimonials about the program and I think I will order it when our income tax refund comes in.

Bravo to you and your 205 day streak. I'm subscribing to your blog as we'll have the DDP in common. Stay strong.

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NELLBELLA26 10/8/2012 12:42AM

    Such a wonderful blog. I LOL'ed at the picture about lifestyle change vs diet. I can't say it enough. I've been trying to eat better so now my husband is, too. I was so surprised because he is usually a burger and fries and soda guy but he sees how serious I am and I think he is finally getting it.

I love your workout buddy. My two furbabies are definitely my workout buds, too. We go walking twice a day everyday. emoticon emoticon

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JURASSICSUE 10/4/2012 12:37PM

    Love the pic of the canine yogi!!
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SHAZG321 10/1/2012 3:02PM

    emoticon WELL DONE

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BILLIERED 10/1/2012 8:10AM

  yeah i hate that word.....its a freaking life style change...arghhhhhh how many times do i have to say that.... emoticon

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MANILUS 9/30/2012 6:53PM

    So happy you made the transformation in thought and great job on the workouts! What a cute dog!

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KARRENLYNN 9/29/2012 2:47PM

    Yup, rationalizations can be a tough thing. I'm finally looking at my journey as a lifestyle choice instead of a diet project with a start and stop date. Good Job!



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AMARILYNH 9/27/2012 1:01PM

    Loved your blog - especially the pictures1! emoticon

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LYNNIERN 9/27/2012 7:50AM

    Great pictures, loved reading your inspiring blog. I've needed to find some motivation and you've sparked me to start an exercise streak. Thank you so much! emoticon

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REENIE131 9/26/2012 10:32PM

    Cute!

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DOTTY7267 9/26/2012 11:22AM

    Too cute! emoticon

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KTTAYLOR21 9/25/2012 10:49AM

    That is the cutest picture. And you don't need make up, your just as cute without it emoticon

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CVRONEK 9/24/2012 8:57PM

    So true. Thank you for a great blog.

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TWINKS55 9/24/2012 1:49PM

    emoticon Excellent blog. Your insights are inspiring, your pictures are perfect. Thank you.

~Dianne

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ADELE66 9/24/2012 1:28PM

    I love the fact that you detest the 'D' word as much as I do! I don't want to be curmudgeonly by myself!!

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JANESLOSS 9/24/2012 10:42AM

    Hi Pixie,
Great blog!!
Lifestyle change is what I'm doing as well. To me a diet ends some day and that's when the weight comes back on, but a lifestyle change goes on forever.

Sierra is so cute! I love that she jumps up on your back while you workout.

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DALID414 9/23/2012 8:45PM

    I hate when people say diet too!! Or when they snobbishly ask: CAN you eat that? emoticon
Love the impromptu photo shoot

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LUVTOBOWL 9/23/2012 8:40PM

    Great blog as always Pixie. I really like the pic of you and Sierra too. Thanks again for giving me something to think about. emoticon

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ZIGGY122 9/23/2012 6:35PM

    Love the picture of Sierra and you. Love the blog. Yuki my lorikeet parrot loves to climb on my shoulder and preen my sweaty hair when I am finished on the treadmill

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KATYDID412 9/23/2012 6:25PM

    Great blog, and great pic of you and Sierra. I have one cat that likes to get friendly with me after I'm done with my Leslie Sansone workout -- when I'm stretching. Until some of my sweat drips on her head, then she runs away!

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IMSOOZEEQ 9/23/2012 5:00PM

    Fantastic blog as always! Thanks so much for sharing as it is so inspiring and I now have a team of people that are working to streak! You lit the Spark!!

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DYNAMICDELICIA 9/23/2012 2:55PM

    I love your blog!!!! Thanks for being you!!!!

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QTEALADY20031 9/23/2012 10:14AM

    Pixie your little Sierra is so cute. You are right about the vicious circle we can get into with reward and then workout and then reward..its endless isn't it. Enjoy your day and keep doing everything you are doing Pixie because you are doing great! emoticon June

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LYNMEINDERS 9/23/2012 12:06AM

    Great pic of you and Sierra....love the idea of using her on your back....woohoo

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RORYLYONS 9/22/2012 8:27PM

    Great photo of you and your dog...Mine always wants to join in she sits at the edge of the mat which leaves me no room to move... emoticon

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LUVSBULLDOGS 9/22/2012 3:16PM

    One of the girls in town did a science fair project on how much exercise you have to do to burn up different junk food. She placed pretty high with it.

Love your yoga background.

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LITTLE_QUEEN 9/22/2012 2:32PM

    AWW.... SO CUTE, BOTH OF YOU

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WIFEALF 9/22/2012 2:14PM

    CUTE

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 9/22/2012 1:31PM

    Such a sweet picture!

Great blog, Pixie. As usual, I get so much inspiration and a lot of grins as I related to the pictures you've posted.

Also, I keep forgetting to mention that I love the page background you have chosen with the yoga, hearts, peace signs...that seems to fit you so perfectly...and I absolutely love the colors!
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KITT52 9/22/2012 11:33AM

    great pictures and real words for thought

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KATHIC2 9/22/2012 11:00AM

  LOVE your picture. Thanks for the great resource of DDP yoga!

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ANNIEMAE56 9/22/2012 9:49AM

  wonderful blog. so true i hadn't thought of it till i read your blog. thats just what i did and still do.

thats a habit i really need to work on.

i love to read your blog it inspires me so much.

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RAINBOWMF 9/22/2012 8:39AM

    Ahhhh that's a great picture of the both of you.
Thanks for the fantastic blog.
So true, how many of us thought that way, I can have this or that because I worked out,
I have to work out because I ate that.
Nope, not the way to it.

Lifestyle change with well balanced healthy food, that's the way to go.

Hugs Mary

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DIANER2014 9/22/2012 7:51AM

    Love the pic of you and Sierra! Great blog and pics! Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend. emoticon

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EAGLES_WINGS 9/22/2012 7:21AM

    You and Sierra look awesome! You are making it happen! ~one healthy choice at a time. I still need to realize that treat food is not really a good treat, but healthy food does fuel our lives completely differently. I like your outlook about the endorphins. I must say that it really does feel good to exercise, get out in the sun and move around. I am having a lot of down time with the fibromyalgia so when I can get out and go for a walk and have no regrets, I am really excited. I worry that I am going to pay for it with a flare up sometimes but pacing myself has become the key. However, when I feel good I don't want to turn back! I love energy! Hope you have a beautiful day and thank you for the uplifting blog!

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123ELAINE456 9/22/2012 6:53AM

  Awesome Blog!!! Love the Picture of Sierra and You. You are doing Fantasic. Keep It Up. God Bless You And DH. Have a Wonderful Week. Enjoy Your Day And Do Something Fun.

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SKINICOOK 9/22/2012 6:10AM

    Love the pictures!

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JILLIEWILLIE1 9/22/2012 4:54AM

    Oh, so cute! Both of you!

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CHRISTINASP 9/22/2012 3:57AM

    Who needs make up when you have that glow on your face and that sparkle in your eyes!
Very nice blog.

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NEW-CAZ 9/22/2012 2:39AM

    Loved your blog and the pic "call it a diet one more time" BRILLIANT! as it gets up my nose too.

Love your pooch.

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COCK-ROBIN 9/22/2012 1:15AM

    This is SO cute! Thanks for this wonderful blog!

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REGILIEH 9/22/2012 12:59AM

    Darling picture!

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MSBEKANATOR 9/22/2012 12:48AM

    Cute pic of the two of you! :) Love how your thinking is changing, that is what I am finding is happening too. Awesome!!!

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PINKNFITCARLA 9/21/2012 11:16PM

    What a great pic! Sierra is a cutie and so are you! You are looking awesome!

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 9/21/2012 10:52PM

    Awww, I love that picture of you and your dog! So cute!!!! You're doing awesome!! Love all the the pictures!!

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MANDELOVICH 9/21/2012 10:46PM

    How adorable. And I love that you focus on how this is your new lifestyle! It's so true! Healthy living is a way to live life fully, not a punishment to bear.

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JELLI-LEAN 9/21/2012 10:28PM

    Ahhhh! Two beautiful ladies! Looks like you have a great workout buddy!

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NADINEL 9/21/2012 10:28PM

    Love the picture. Awesome blog! Enjoy your weekend!

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200 Days! Party time! And a challenge to you!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

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Today is day 200 of my streak!
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I am celebrating today...200 days on track with eating and exercising!

Here is the perfect song for today...and I am challenging YOU to dance along with me! If you have health and mobility issues and can't get up, then do what you can, even if its just moving your arms. And if you CAN get up, then what are you waiting for? Be grateful that you are able to move your body, and just dance, dance, dance! You might look silly, but you'll burn a few extra calories!


www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GwjfUFyY6M

My life has changed so much since I started my streak! Back then, everything hurt...all the time! I couldn't even get comfortable laying in bed, because my enormous stomach was always in the way. I couldn't lay comfortably on my stomach or even my side. And if I laid on my back, I had trouble breathing.

When I walked, I waddled and limped. I breathed hard with even the slightest exertion. I couldn't even cut my own toenails! That is VERY embarrassing to admit, but its the truth. I was so obese, I couldn't even take care of myself anymore.

But now I am so much healthier, and smaller. Sometimes I feel like an athlete! I am strong, and I know I am just going to keep getting stronger. I struggle with the 3 count pushups on my DDP Yoga workouts...but I am getting better and better! It hurts but I push through it, because I know that my struggles only strengthen me in the long run!

I am so happy for how far I've come in the past 200 days, and I'm excited to see where I will be 200 days from now. With God's help, and the support of my Spark friends, I will be at my goal weight then!

Now let's dance!

  
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JIBBIE49 9/22/2012 9:40AM

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CHARTHESTAR 9/21/2012 8:45PM

    Congrats on your streak! 200 in a row is a great accomplishment.
For those of us just tuning in----what your streak in consisted of.

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IDAHOFLOWER 9/21/2012 2:48PM

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MARGARITTM 9/21/2012 11:36AM

    Your doing fabulously!

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NAHLIWAI 9/21/2012 4:59AM

    That's fantastic!

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KHALIA2 9/21/2012 12:47AM

  WAY TO GO!!

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LETHANIA 9/20/2012 11:12PM

    You are AMAZING!

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YOBOELI 9/20/2012 10:50PM

    Great job Keep it up

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LOGOULD 9/20/2012 10:07PM

    Way to Go !!! You really do have SO MUCH to CELEBRATE! You should be very proud of yourself......we sure are!

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MARYJEANSL 9/20/2012 7:51PM

  Good for you! Hooray!

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46SHADOW 9/20/2012 7:29PM

    So inspiring!

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CHANGING-VICKI 9/20/2012 5:37PM

  You're doing fantastic Pixie. I hope you continue to reach whatever goals you have set for yourself. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    Great emoticon

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TALVARADO6 9/20/2012 3:51PM

    Awesome blog. Congrats! Fighting through that pain is the hardest, yet most rewarding part!

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NEEDBU66 9/20/2012 3:24PM

    puttin on the movie and gonna be the dancing queen!

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THEEAGLEWILLFLY 9/20/2012 2:52PM

  WOW!! You are a real inspiration!! Thank you for your blog, and for a wee giggle in the process.

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MKONAR 9/20/2012 2:31PM

    way to go, lots of hard work and determination, keep it up

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NAVYMOM133 9/20/2012 1:50PM

    Chair-dancing as I read!! Way to go, girl!!!
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CHARTHESTAR 9/20/2012 1:47PM

    Good job!
It does seem the more you do the easier it gets.
(a little easier anyways) challenging yourself keeping up the streaks is a fantastic way to do it!

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SHARA53 9/20/2012 12:02PM

    Congrats to you, Pixie, and thank you for giving this newer Sparker hope. I'm impressed by the honesty in these blogs and appreciate hearing about someone with a story similar to mine who is succeeding. I know we all write these things mainly for ourselves, but your words go out in the world from here and do others good. That's also no small achievement.

You go girl, and here's to the next streak!

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TONYVAND1 9/20/2012 11:07AM

  emoticon emoticon With God's help we can.

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CLARALAW 9/20/2012 10:55AM

    "With God's help" is a powerful statement. He has not given us a spirit of timidity but a spirit of....SELF DISCIPLINE. (see 1 Tim 1) You go, Girl!



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CARO488 9/20/2012 10:52AM

    The hardest part for me is consistency!! Congrats! emoticon

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JSTETSER 9/20/2012 10:39AM

    Contrats to you!

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    Great job!!! You're such a motivation. emoticon

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  Congrats! That's awesome! Keep it up emoticon

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QTEALADY20031 9/20/2012 9:42AM

    Pixie, I totally dance and CELEBRATE with you. I got behind in my blog readings with the computer down but this is a great one! Pixie you are half way there and you will be successful. I KNOW that you can do it! Have a wonderful day! Love You Pixie! emoticon emoticon June

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CICELY360 9/20/2012 9:39AM

  Keep up the streak.

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JMMACKIE 9/20/2012 9:33AM

    Yay! I totally danced with you! (You're right, that song is PERFECT for celebrating!) I also wanted to share that thanks to your 190 day blog, I've started an "on track" streak of my own! It's 14 days long, and I can't wait to get to 190 / 200 and see what my life looks like then! Thanks for sparking this sparker! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    emoticon emoticon CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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    Happy streaking!!!!

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    emoticon How awesome!!!

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    emoticon So excited for you Pixie! emoticon emoticon

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KIMS1972 9/20/2012 8:30AM

    Way to go! You are doing awesome! Thank you so much for posting this motivating and fun blog :) Keep up the great job :)

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  Way to go!

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CHANSEN_20001 9/20/2012 7:07AM

    Great blog, Pixie.

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    Just great !

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TRENAMARIE 9/20/2012 6:26AM

  GREAT JOB, ITS EASY TO MAKE EXCUSES, AND NOT EXERCISE, MYSELF AT MY AGE (66) I KNOW IF I DON'T KEEP DOING IT I WILL PROBABLY LOOSE IT, TODAY ITS AROEBICS, (SILVER SNEAKERS) SO A BUNCH OF US LADIES DO IT TOGETHER, ITS FUN, IF YOU HAVE THE TIME, EXERCISE WITH FRIENDS, MAKES IT SO MUCH EASIER. emoticon

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BLOOMING52 9/20/2012 2:32AM

    Love it!

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    emoticon Congrats!!!

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OJ_2_OK 9/19/2012 8:18PM

    You are awesome...more than awesome awe inspiring. Good job and I am definitely celebrating with you!

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    Congratulations!!! That's awesome!!!

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No Detours

Monday, September 10, 2012

Today is day 194 of my "on track" streak!

I rode my bike again today, for two whole miles! It was awesome, and I wasn't as wobbly as I was when I rode my bike last Friday! (Last Friday, I rode my bike for a few minutes...for the first time in two years!) My foot did slip forward on the pedal once, though, and it left a scrape up the back of my ankle that stung a bit. But I didn't let that stop me, I just kept on going. I wanted to ride even more, but by the time I'd gotten about 1.5 miles, my legs and lungs were crying uncle!

So that is my non-scale victory for today...riding my bike! I know that because I did two miles today, I can do two miles tomorrow, and the next day...and that someday, I will be able to do THREE miles if I want to!



When I think back to March 1, when I started my streak, it scares me. I was so obese and unhealthy then. I was not living my life. I was encouraging others, but not doing anything to help myself. Thank God I got started on my streak. Getting started and getting through the first week was the hardest part. So many, many times, I thought about quitting. That first week, I came close to giving up more times than I can remember. I would think "Its okay to go off track, you can start a new streak tomorrow!"

But something inside of me said "Don't stop...just keep going. You're already on your way, you don't need to take the long route! Just keep going forward! No detours!"



"No detours" became my motto to myself. I wrote it on the top of the next 21 pages of my food diary. "NO DETOURS." And I challenged myself to get through 21 days without detouring from my plan. I told myself that if I made it 21 more days in a row, I could go off my streak for a day and start again.



I struggled every day, but I managed to get through those twenty one days. And then I decided; I don't want to get off track! I don't want to start my streak over again! I want to keep going...no detours!



So far, I have managed to stay on track, and every day I thank God for that. I know if I do take a detour someday, I can always make a U-turn and get back on the right path, though. I will arrive at my goal someday!

If you have taken a detour, do your best to get back on the main road, towards your goals. Your future self will thank you in so many ways when you get there!

I'm not at my goal yet, but I am on my way. And I will do my best to get there with no detours!





  
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KKARENKM 10/16/2012 7:05PM

    2 miles- great!! keep up the good work

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    Great example of celebrating small successes. Keep up the awesome work and your spark streak. emoticon

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MANILUS 9/16/2012 9:48AM

    The right attitude and making it happen, Keep Going!!!!

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CAROLZ1967 9/14/2012 10:41PM

    Very inspirational! Keep up the great work!

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ANASNEWBODY 9/14/2012 9:36PM

    No detours. wow what a powerful statement. I am right next to you. awesome.

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    Thanks so much for the inspiration. emoticon

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    Awesome you are so inspirtional. emoticon

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IDAHOFLOWER 9/14/2012 1:06PM

    Ok going to get use to biking using stationary bike.
I know no detours, my arthitric knees don't want
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TRICKER20 9/14/2012 11:33AM

  I really like this- I spend too much of my time wishing I was already at my goal. I should just keep going and enjoy the ride because I WILL get there eventually!
Thanks so much!

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FARIS71 9/14/2012 9:35AM

    Just wonderful. No detours. You are an inspiration.

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THEIS58 9/14/2012 5:40AM

    Great blog ! No detours!

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JMARIES51 9/13/2012 12:07PM

    Love, love, love your blog. I am on day 54 and I totally agree with you. The streak is what keeps me going strong. I don't want to break it for anything, not chocolate, not laziness, not boredom, NOTHING! emoticon emoticon

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XRSIZE18 9/13/2012 12:06PM

    Great blog!

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EAGLES_WINGS 9/13/2012 12:05PM

    We won't get down on ourselves! We keep going! Your inspiration is a guiding force in my days lately! I love your blogs and your wonder filled comments on my Spark page. You are the best! Keep going on your streak! I am committing go for a walk today. I was going out earlier but I was not really ready so this afternoon while my laundry is cooking I will be hitting the road for a little walk! One inch at a time! Yesterday, I caved to sleep because I needed it but today, I have energy to keep going! It is one day at a time and we will get there with the help of God, our peers, and our inner motivation to be done with the old ways and onto some better ways and a better life! Keep going GF. You and I are going to kick fat;s butt! Starting right now!!! You go, girl! Love your motivational pictures! Thanks for sharing your passion for a better life! Love you, Karen

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SPARKFRAN514 9/13/2012 1:21AM

    great blog you inspire so many to keep on going and I am one of them. its so fun hearing how you are doing on the trail to a healthy new way of living and eating thanks for being such an inspiration to so many great sayings to keep us going you can do it . emoticon emoticon

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SNOWYOGA 9/12/2012 2:54PM

    I always love these inspirational sign, but some of these I haven't seen before! Thanks and have a good day!

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TANYA210 9/12/2012 11:39AM

    You are an inspiration to us. You never give up and too many of us do. I have restarted my streak yesterday. Thanks for all you do.

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CUPCAKE_PIRATE 9/12/2012 11:05AM

    I'm so happy for you!!! I have grown to love riding my bike, even though I struggle too - love that you're sticking with it!!!! You can do it!!
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LUVTOBOWL 9/11/2012 10:00PM

    Another great blog......I really like the encouraging pictures and their sayings. Congrats Pixie on your Spark streak. emoticon

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DYNAMICDELICIA 9/11/2012 9:17PM

    This was beautifulllll! emoticon !!!! No detours!!!!

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BONNIEBELLE2 9/11/2012 9:12PM

    I love your mantra! You go girl, you are doing fantastic staying on track! Thanks for the motivation!

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    Love your blog! emoticon emoticon

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    Woo Hoo! I'm pumped!!! emoticon emoticon Thank you girl! You are awesome!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHRISTINASP 9/11/2012 2:26PM

    A wonderful blog post! I really like how you came up with that mantra!

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    thank you my emoticon ! I'm right there with you!

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RAINBOWMF 9/11/2012 12:34PM

    A blog to make me smile emoticon just warms my heart.

Thank you Pixie you do so much good for you and us with these blogs.

Hugs Mary

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MANDELOVICH 9/11/2012 12:28PM

    Love it! No detours! That is such an easy mantra to remember, and I really don't want to have to restart my new streak of speaking with loving kindness to my daughter. For a million and one reasons I want no detours!

Thanks for your amazingly positive messages Pixie. They really keep us going! And you are doing so well! Keep on riding!

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SUNSHINEGB 9/11/2012 8:51AM

    AWESOME! I'm on the main road with my eyes straight ahead an NO DETOURS!
Thanks for all the encouragement Pixie and for constantly being an inspiration!
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SIMPLYABUNDANT 9/11/2012 8:26AM

    I love that you have added biking to your fitness plans. What a great feeling that must be! You are so consistent and you keep pushing through. I admire you so much! You have really "got" this whole "lifestyle" thing, Pixie. Lots of people throw that word around and talk it (sometimes to death, I think!), but you are LIVING it!
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KITT52 9/11/2012 8:13AM

    Great job Pixie...you are doing it each and everyday and that is what it takes....

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CATHGREEN8 9/11/2012 7:24AM

    Amazing work, I love how pumped your blogs are. Thanks for sharing!

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123ELAINE456 9/11/2012 1:29AM

  Awesome Blog!!! Congratulations on you Non Scale Victory with the 1.5 Mile Bike Ride.
You Are doing Great. God Bless You snd Have a Wonderful Week.


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JANESLOSS 9/11/2012 12:32AM

    Well done on the bike ride Pixie!!!
Congratulations on another non scale victory!

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REGILIEH 9/11/2012 12:06AM

    WTG!!!

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PINKNFITCARLA 9/10/2012 11:18PM

    Yay for not quitting! And great job on your bike! Two miles is awesome!

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YAFENELRA 9/10/2012 11:14PM

    You are doing great, Pixie.

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ANNIEMAE56 9/10/2012 10:38PM

  Awsome job. Great inspriation just what i needed to hear. Keep up the good work

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DIDMIS 9/10/2012 10:31PM

    I love the title "no detours" and you will reach your goal. You girls do a good job with the pictures. I can't. Keep up the good work.
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LAINIESNEWLIFE 9/10/2012 10:24PM

    Great job on the bike ride, Pixie!!! Keep up the great work!! Thanks for sharing the quotes! Love them!

Hugs,

Lainie

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    THIS IS ANOTHER GREAT BLOG PIXIE, AND YEP I REALLY "LIKED" IT TOO
JUST THE WAY THE BALL BOUNCES SIS, LOL!
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SAGELADY2 9/10/2012 8:42PM

    That was so needed for me tonight. I have just felt so disappointed in my exercise. You set goals and then you go for them. Sometimes, life throws speed bumps and you've got to lick your wounds and go on.

Looking back, it's nice. Then, you can see your progress you fought for each and every day. It makes it worthwhile and wonderful all at the same time.

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LIVE it!

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Today is day 190 of my "on track" streak!

What a great day....I love the feeling of being on track! I get tempted to go off track sometimes, but my streak is so much more important to me than any junk food could ever be!



This morning I was thinking about March 1st, when I started my streak, and how much my life has changed since then. (I have progress pictures in my Spark photos if you are interested.) Back in March, I weighed 286 lbs, and I was just slowly dying of obesity. I made many attempts to "diet" and exercise. I even belonged to a women's gym. But I never put forth any real effort into my workouts. I wanted an easy workout, with limited exertion. If a workout made me start to sweat or breathe heavy, I would quit and tell myself that it was too hard for me.

But when I started my streak, I knew that I had to make a change. The same old, same old just wasn't working. I was completely out of shape and unhealthy, and I really wanted to change. I wanted to finally feel GOOD. So I decided to forget about dieting, and just make my health a priority!




So I quit the women's gym and started working out at home. I really had to push myself to get through the workouts at first. I was only working out for 15 minutes a day, but I made sure to make that 15 minute workout a good one! I pushed myself to keep going, even when I was tired, even when I was sweaty and out of breath. I knew I was capable of MORE. And with each passing day, I was more and more determined to stay on track for just one more day. I never looked too far ahead. Just one more day...and then another... and then another. And slowly I started to make progress!




Before long, I was doing 30 minute workouts once a day...and then twice a day. I felt myself getting stronger and my stamina increasing. I even began to LOVE working up a sweat! It felt good to know I was working so hard!

So much has changed now! I don't diet...I LIVE it! (I remember Richard Simmons used to say something like that back in the 80's!) I LIVE every day...and each day I am determined to live it to the fullest, and in the healthiest way possible. I don't eat junk food anymore...and I don't eat "diet" food, either. I eat healthy, real food, because it fuels my body for my workouts!

I workout hard and I see so many changes in myself since I started my streak! Not only am I now 71 lbs lighter, but I am so strong now, and so healthy! My waist is so firm beneath the layers of fat that I am slowly working off. I am burning that fat with my workouts, and building beautiful lean muscle beneath. I am healthier than I have been in years!





My current goal is to make September the HEALTHIEST month of the year so far, and I am doing great at reaching that goal. I have lots of Spark friends joining me in this goal, and its great to know I'm not in this alone! Thank you to all my supportive Spark friends! Let's keep changing our lives, one day and one choice at a time. Let's make this the healthiest month of the year so far. We're not going to diet, we're going to LIVE IT!

By the way, I'm 51 years old, and I workout at least 90 minutes most days now, and sometimes more! No excuses!






UPDATE: (Sept 12) Spark Guy Chris mentioned my blog and I've been getting lots of comments. I apologize for not being able to thank everyone individually but I want you to know that I appreciate your comments and support very much. Have a healthy day!

  
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    Wow! I really love your determination to keep up with your streak. Thanks for the idea. I think I will set one too!

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CMCRUZ01 10/15/2012 11:26AM

    I found this to be very inspirational. Keep up the great work!

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DONNELDA22 10/14/2012 7:22PM

    Be Active, Get Sweaty. I like it. Great motto. emoticon

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SONU914 10/13/2012 11:33AM

  You are such an inspiration. I am going to use the note on the fridge if you don't mind. I am a 18 year old medical student living abroad. I just jion Spark a little while ago, and you blog has inspired me not to give up just because my goals are hard to accomplish. Thank you and good luck emoticon

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A_SPARKLING 10/4/2012 5:58PM

    Grrrrrrreattt!

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AML05030 10/4/2012 9:58AM

    That's great!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good for you! Getting over that "sweat is icky" hump is a big step!

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BARBARAWEBSTER 9/28/2012 3:43AM

    Great Blog. Thanks for sharing.

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PIXIECHIC1 9/23/2012 11:16PM

  this is the first blog/anything i have read on spark in about a month. i went off - way off about 2 mo. ago and the only thing i have managed to do was keep signing in to spark. i stopped everything else and gained 12 lbs after having lost 73lbs. I have made a decision to get back on track starting in the am tomorrow. We are going on vacation for a couple of days, but i will choose wisely and do what i have to. It has been very difficult to get back on track and i was doing everything right - tracking my food, going to curves, sticking to 1200-1500 cal., reading spark and taking suggestions - i was very depressed and i think that emotional eating monster just roared and raised he ugly head. I am going to start fresh and get a grip. thanks for your blog - it is inspiring

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MISSJAKE 9/23/2012 5:50AM

    That's a great blog! So refreshing not to have to filter through the typos, spelling mistakes and grammar goofs we're always dealing with on the net. And btw, thanks for such an encouraging message!
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ROCKETGIRL229 9/20/2012 6:32PM

    Congratulations on your positive change!

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AUTUMNLEAF81 9/20/2012 5:46AM

    Very Inspirational! Thank You for sharing.

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BUSMOM27 9/19/2012 1:44PM

    You truly inspired me today. I'm 43. Went to the doctor. Have high blood pressure, obese, and I may have sleep apnea. I did a half hour walk today, but I didn't break a sweat. Time to get busy.

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ANASTASIA5005 9/19/2012 10:10AM

  thank you so much for this post..truly inspirational. I am just getting back in the game and needed this read..thanks and good luck girl!!!!!!!

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TMCK-40 9/18/2012 10:57PM

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HOLDINGMYOWN 9/18/2012 9:27AM

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SALLYCDV 9/18/2012 8:43AM

    I LOVE IT!!! Change truly comes from within. You are an inspiration and you are without a doubt...LIVING IT!! You go girl!! :)

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GREENBEAN17 9/17/2012 2:24PM

    Awesome blog and streak! Keep it up, you are doing amazing!!!!

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ME_B4_INSANITY 9/17/2012 1:52PM

    Live each day. Love it. A perfect message to begin my day.

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TIGGER2908 9/17/2012 10:39AM

    I love that: Be active, Get sweaty, Feel great, REPEAT.

I've got to remember that one - maybe put it on a Tshirt for the gym.

Thanks.


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MABTE52 9/17/2012 8:28AM

    Thank you for sharing and sparking me

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HORSEWOMAN7407 9/17/2012 6:59AM

    Thank you; I needed this blog so much!

You are so wise. I look forward to reading more of your blogs.

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GRANDMABABA 9/16/2012 9:59PM

    Great inspiration! Congrats! Thanks for taking time to share.

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FIFTYFUN315 9/16/2012 7:09PM

    I will be 51 in March and I am making September my best month of the year too!

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    INSPIRING!! You are helping me motivate my SPARK!! emoticon

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BLACK741 9/16/2012 10:09AM

    fantastic, love that you are taking care of yourself and putting yourself first!

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NELDAMAE 9/16/2012 2:34AM

  How inspiring! I am so excited for her and myself. I am new to SP but she inspires me that thee is hope. emoticon Bonnie E.

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NELDAMAE 9/16/2012 2:14AM

  At 277 pounds and just starting my weight loss journey your blog inspires me and makes me very hopeful that success is only a step away. I have set me some small but attainable goals this first week of " sparking" , my streak is only 4 days old but they are my 4 days, we all have to start somewhere. My husband has been very supportive, walking with me every evening. I don't think I would be successful without his support. Thank you for a wonderful blog, showing all of us it can be done! emoticon Bonnie Evans

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DEE500 9/15/2012 11:12PM

  Great job. Keep on tracking. I am doing 30 minutes 3 or 4 days a week and a 60 minute workout once or twice a week. I have a problem with my knee sometimes so I can't do the 60 minute workout every day. Your blog has definitely inspired me to work harder. Thank you for your motivation.

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MAV044 9/15/2012 10:51PM

  Great Job! We can do this! emoticon

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RCW0442EHS 9/15/2012 8:23PM

    I hope you don't mind if I borrow this idea. The 10 minutes a day streak was too easy for me but this one might actually keep me motivated. Congrats on your success, that's awesome.

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PRAIRIECROCUS 9/15/2012 5:47PM

    emoticon for writing your wonderful blog !
You have inspired me to work harder, to LIVE IT !

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EVERARD8 9/15/2012 4:54PM

    Great job on your streak! I know streaks really help me stay motivated too. Keep up the fantastic work.

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GRAMMYTINK 9/15/2012 3:10PM

    emoticon Way to go..

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LORRAINE10141 9/15/2012 2:59PM

    Congratulations! This is encouraging.

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PHOTOMUM 9/15/2012 1:15PM

    WOW! very inspirational.


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SUZYKBACK 9/15/2012 12:48AM

    190 days on track! That is AWESOME! You are getting what you deserve and there is much to learn from you. Thanks so much for sharing.

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ANJELIA1968 9/14/2012 10:49PM

    You are so inspiring! I hope I can achieve the kind of success you are moving toward, although I know hoping doesn't make it happen. The only way to make it work is to work it! Thanks for reminding me that I want to and need to do just that!

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VONARP 9/14/2012 10:03PM

    you are CHAMPION - INSIDE AND OUT!!
Thanks for sharing your journey so far, and
I know with such determination you WILL reach your health goals.
X O

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COUNTRY273 9/14/2012 4:17PM

  So cool! and so inspiring!

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SALDAL1 9/14/2012 3:26PM

    Fantaaaaaaaaaastic!!!! You're an INSPIRATION!

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EFFRAYECHILDE 9/14/2012 9:54AM

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MPLSLINDA 9/14/2012 9:49AM

    LOVE your idea to put a weekly calendar of FUTURE weights on your refrigerator and then not stepping on the scale until the new year. LOVE that you're focusing on your behaviors and mindset about food and exercise instead of on the scale. LOVE that you started exercising in 15-minute increments, taking baby steps to get you where you are now. Thank you!

Reading your post was the encouragement I needed today as I completed 15 minutes of a new workout and felt like a failure when I had to stop.

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BELLAMAY6 9/14/2012 8:57AM

  emoticon I love your attitude!! Keep up the great work.

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