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I think I'm past the plateau!

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Saturday, November 10, 2012





Today is day 255 of my "on track" streak!

I have been at a plateau for a while now. My last weigh in was on September 3rd, but even though I haven't weighed myself since then, I could tell by the fit of my clothes that I was just staying the same. No progress to show, but I know it was because I was kind of careless with tracking my foods, and not really putting any UMPH into my workouts. My motivation was at a pretty low point, but I kept hanging in there, although just barely.

"When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. Maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world." (Unknown)

But after two months of being on that stairway landing, I finally decided that I was ready to start climbing again! So on November first, I set a plan, and gave myself a new mini goal. My mini goal is to be able to do 5 to 10 pushups with good form by the end of the month. I also wanted to start making progress with my weight loss again! So to make these things happen, I have....

1. Started doing wall pushups every time I go into the kitchen.

2. Increased the weight of my dumbbells, going from 6 lbs to 8 lbs.

3. Been doing more cardio, even though I hate doing cardio.
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4. Gotten back to being fanatical about tracking my food, measuring my food, and eating as healthy as possible.



After just ten days, I am seeing progress! My clothes feel a bit looser, I have more energy, and I feel stronger! Today while doing my DDP Yoga workout, I realized that certain poses were not quite as challenging for me! There is one exercise on that DVD, and I can't remember the name of it, but you start out in downward dog, bring one leg up behind you, and then crunch it in until your knee touches your elbow. Well, I have never been able to get my knee to my elbow. Close, but no cigar, as my hubby always says. But today, I did it! I was actually able to bring my knee close enough to my elbow to touch! So that is my awesome NSV for today!



Wishing all my gorgeous Spark friends a healthy week ahead, and NSV's for us all! Keep pushing hard to reach your goals, because you are absolutely worth the effort.





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NAPLESNANCY 11/11/2012 10:36AM

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KATHIC2 11/11/2012 10:27AM

  You rock!!! Your persistance is inspiring!

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HOLLYM48 11/11/2012 10:02AM

    Awesome! You go girl! What a great achievement on your weight loss and doing the difficult yoga pose. Anything is possible and great motivational quotes on your blog. Love it. Have a super Sunday! emoticon emoticon

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TATTER3 11/11/2012 9:40AM

    keep Sparkin'!!

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EPATTEN79 11/11/2012 9:30AM

    Thanks for the motivation. You can do it! Keep up the good work!

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NEWMOM20121 11/11/2012 9:28AM

    Well done.

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NORASPAT 11/11/2012 9:13AM

    Absolutely Fabulous WELL DONE for sure!! Pat inMaine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JOANNHUNT 11/11/2012 8:39AM

    emoticon emoticon for the testimonial. I have been slacking big time in the eating properly department. I have been going back up the ladder instead of down. I have let stress and other peoples crap weigh me done. I am getting back on track today and everyday from now on. THANK YOU AGAIN emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DJSHIP46 11/11/2012 8:24AM

    So happy to hear that you've got it together again!!! Means there is hope for me too. Thanks so much for sharing emoticon

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TRYINGHARD54 11/11/2012 8:05AM

    good for you. keep up the good work.

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SHIROIHANA 11/11/2012 7:24AM

    Congrats on overcoming the plateau Pixie!
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SHOSHANADP 11/11/2012 7:23AM

    Good job on the progress in yoga! I love the first inspirational quote. I am going to share it with others.

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MIMIDOT 11/11/2012 5:51AM

    Great blog. You helped me to get motivated to get going. Thanks!

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SUNNYLIFE72 11/11/2012 5:25AM

  Great job on overcoming your plateau!

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ADELE66 11/11/2012 4:24AM

    I love your perserverance and positivity - keep up the great work - and keep sharing the great news!

Adele

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DIANER2014 11/10/2012 11:16PM

    Great job Pixie! You're doing awesome! emoticon emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 11/10/2012 11:12PM

    Great motivation, Pixie!

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JANE1216 11/10/2012 10:29PM

    You go girl!!!! loved reading this blog --- great news that you're moving past that plateau -- and great pics that gave me some motivation to keep on keepin' on!!!

Thanks Miss Pixie --- carry on . . . . . . . . . .

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MANDELOVICH 11/10/2012 10:03PM

    Great job Pixie! Good for your for tightening the reigns and the fact that you are seeing progress must be so motivating! Awesome!

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I need more positivity in my life and you're full of it! I'm going to subscribe to your blogs! :)

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 11/10/2012 8:45PM

    Great Job, Pixie!!! I'm so proud of you!!!

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    emoticon You rock, Sunshine!
Love you!
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FALLNTENN 11/10/2012 8:33PM

    Hurray! You are doing great.

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    emoticon I'm so happy for you!! emoticon again! I think that mine is coming soon! emoticon because we were hanging in there and we'll never give up! emoticon emoticon

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GMFAY33 11/10/2012 6:57PM

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LIZZIE-BELLE1 11/10/2012 6:41PM

  I like your plateau analogy, but I have to get to an plateau first. Keep up the words of encouragement. You are a wonderful writer.

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KITT52 11/10/2012 6:17PM

    great job Pixie....we are so proud of you

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    I like that you are not a slave to the scale but gauge success by what is really important, looser clothes, more energy. emoticon

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CATHGREEN8 11/10/2012 5:59PM

    Yay Yay Yay! Following your lead... Plugging along even when I'm not quite feeling it. So happy for your progress.


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DALID414 11/10/2012 5:35PM

    emoticon job!!

Have you done the crow pose lately? Betcha can hold it longer now, too!

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    Love this blog and emoticon Pixie you are doing so emoticon ,you are a great motivator emoticon emoticon

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DEBPRE16 11/10/2012 5:08PM

    Very encouraging blog Pixie - thanks.

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KALANTHA 11/10/2012 5:04PM

    FANTASTIC!!!

It's so hard to hang in when it doesn't look like we're going anywhere. But you did it!!! That's a REAL NSV!!!!

And Congrats! for the knee to elbow touch, too!

You're on your way!!!!

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