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Monday, November 12, 2012



Today is day 257 of my "on track" streak!

NSV report! I am wearing a shirt today that I was not able to wear just a couple of weeks ago! Its a cool Ron Jon Surf Shop shirt that I got when I lived in Florida back in 2006. I was at my goal size back then, and I wore this shirt a lot. When I started gaining the weight back, I held onto all my "thin" clothes...and I'm so glad I did! Now that I'm back on track, I am slowly fitting into my old wardrobe. Its great to be wearing this shirt again! In the interest of full disclosure, I have to admit...the shirt was a little loose on me back in 2006. It doesn't fit me loosely now, it fits me just right. But I can wear it again, so I'm very happy! (And besides, its going to be loose on me again soon!)

I actually have TWO non-scale victories to report today, but first I want to update you (if you're interested) on my progress with my goal for this month. Have you ever heard of
S. M. A. R. T. goals?



My SMART goal for this month is to be able to do 5 to 10 pushups with good form. To achieve this goal, I have been doing wall pushups every time I go into the kitchen, and doing upper body strength exercises 3 times a week.

I can do pushups, but they are a struggle for me, and my form is terrible. So I've really been working on it, and today I did a self checkup to see if I've improved. Well...not very much, lol. I was able to do two pushups with good form, but no more than that. Even with all the upper body strength workouts I've been doing, I still don't have the strength to do more than two pushups with good form. But I'm not discouraged, and I'm not giving up! Last week, I couldn't even do ONE pushup with proper form! So the fact that I could do TWO today shows that I am making progress, and I'm proud of myself!




My plan for the rest of the month is to just keep doing what I've been doing. And if I don't reach my goal by the end of the month, I'll just give myself a little more time, and hopefully I'll reach that goal by the end of December.

To help with my progress, I am going to amp it up a bit. I started the month by doing 5 wall pushups every time I went into the kitchen, and then slowly built up to 7. But now, instead of doing wall pushups, I'm going to do incline pushups against the kitchen counter, and I'm going to do 9. Hopefully next Monday I'll be able to do THREE real pushups with good form. Wish me luck!

Yesterday I went to the grocery store, and fell right into temptation. They had these cute little boxes of dark chocolate non-pariels for sale, and they looked so yummy. I gave in and bought a box. I figured that I could just treat myself to one a day, for about 30 calories. Well, I should have known better! For me, chocolates are like potato chips...no one can eat just one! (Remember that old commercial?)



So last night about an hour before bedtime, I had one little chocolate....and then I couldn't stop thinking about them! When hubby went outside to walk the dog, I went into the kitchen and sneaked a handful of chocolates into my bathrobe pocket! And I started nibbling! I was counting the calories in my head as I ate them....30....60...90...120...
.and then I stopped. I realized that I wasn't even enjoying the chocolates. I went into the kitchen and emptied my bathrobe pocket into the trash can before hubby came back in.

I hadn't gone over my calories for the day but I'd certainly pushed myself to the higher end. And for what? A few little chocolates that weren't even that good! I was really mad at myself. I told myself that in the morning, I would just throw the rest of the chocolates away.



When I woke up this morning, I thought of those chocolates, and I decided I'd just have "one more for the road" before I threw them away. But guess what? I didn't do it! I didn't have any chocolate this morning...I just threw the rest of the box away, and then I took the trash out. I was so proud of myself for doing that...getting rid of that temptation without one last taste! I am stronger than chocolate, I am stronger than temptation. I am stronger than I was when I started my streak in March!

I didn't feel guilty for throwing that food away, either. I hate to waste food, but I'd rather WASTE it than WAIST it. So that is my 2nd NSV for the day.





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SLIMMINGSHAY 7/24/2013 2:36PM

    Way to go! Bet getting into that shirt felt totally amazing! You should feel like you have accomplished something since you can do decent couple of pushups! THat;s a great start! keep it up! I look forward to more of these NSV posts!

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ELIZABETH5268 7/24/2013 2:25PM

    Yay! Good for you!!

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SUPERSYLPH 7/5/2013 10:10AM

    Great Victories! emoticon

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DRB13_1 1/2/2013 3:19AM

    going back through the "Best of" Spark emails and came upon this gem again!
Delighted at all you are doing, not only for yourself but to inspire all of us.
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NLYR20 12/6/2012 1:39PM

  Great thing... Instead of being our own enemy for the success, we should support ourselves!!

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ZIGGY122 11/21/2012 5:10PM

    emoticon Your the best at inspiring me

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AMANDEES76 11/21/2012 11:12AM

    Congrats on your NSVs and your impressive streak! You are well on your way to reaching your goals. Keep pushing on the pushups and you will be doing them with ease before you know it!

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JIBBIE49 11/19/2012 12:08AM

    Great to see your blog featured in the Spark mail. emoticon

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NEWCHINELO 11/17/2012 3:09PM

    Congratulations!


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CICELY360 11/16/2012 10:19PM

  Good blog

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DIDMIS 11/15/2012 2:44AM

    I have 4 huge bars of dark chocolate (70% cocoa) in my fridge and have had them there for my 134 days of no dessert. I can't just eat one either. One night I ate a whole box of chocolate. LOL
You are really doing good my friend.

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ALLENJOSEPH 11/14/2012 10:52PM

    So happy you're wearing that shirt again, and very happy you threw the rest of those chocolate treats away. "Good going!" emoticon emoticon
emoticon emoticon emoticon You will reach your goal!

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PCASEY7 11/14/2012 10:13PM

    Great willpower!

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A-NEW-NURSE 11/14/2012 7:39PM

    Keep up with the SMART goals! emoticon

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PURPLE180 11/14/2012 7:37PM

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CHERYLSBUTT 11/14/2012 6:02PM

    Awesome NSV report!
Good Luck with the push ups...it will come as will toned arms!!!

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SJKENT1 11/14/2012 2:57PM

    Victory!!!!

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LIVELYGIRL2 11/14/2012 12:42PM

  Your doing great!!!

I know what SMART means, but not NSV's. Perhaps you can let us in on what it is. emoticon

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LADYFROMTHEWOOD 11/14/2012 12:25PM

    I'm such a newbie that I had to look up the meaning of NSV. lol! Congrats!!!!!
~ t.

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LOVINGKATE 11/14/2012 11:24AM

  emoticon emoticon emoticon So proud fo you. Thanks so much for sharing. I wrote some of the words you wrote to hang on my fridge and bathroom mirror. God Bless.

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LINKYSD 11/14/2012 7:36AM

    Love you tip! Hang in there and good luck on meeting your goal emoticon
Barb in SD

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  great job, emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LEANMEAN2 11/14/2012 6:42AM

    Thanks for sharing!

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SLIMLEAF 11/14/2012 5:50AM

    It's great to hear how well you're doing. I really struggle with the number on the scale, so non-scale victories are great and I will try to take inspiration from yours to work towards a few of my own.

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SHARON10002 11/13/2012 10:55PM

    Pixie, emoticon on your 2 NSVs!!! That's got to feel so good fitting back into a favorite shirt! And even though you haven't reached your "number" of push-ups you can now do 2 with good form! 2 is better than none! 200% better!

Good for you beating a trigger food and craving! You are doing great!!! Keep up the good work. If it were me, I would have found a way to fit them into my daily totals emoticon . I have a hard time saying no to chocolate . . . So that being said I applaud you!!!!

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ROCKYCPA 11/13/2012 10:27PM

    Good for you -- keep up the good work!

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JERICHO1991 11/13/2012 10:08PM

    Lots of good reminders. Great job!

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MJ7DM33 11/13/2012 10:04PM

  Congrats! Thanks for sharing!

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BABYSTEPS123 11/13/2012 9:09PM

    Amazing! Congratulations! What a great example. I'm not there yet, but I really appreciate what you are doing to succeed, and hope I can learn some of the lessons you are learning!! Wow!

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LDAVENPOR4 11/13/2012 8:52PM

    Thanks for the encouragement and congratulations on your NSVs. You're my new Get Tough Hero!

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4KWALK 11/13/2012 7:52PM

    What a great example that is for me - to throw out the chocolates even though I hate wasting. I'll remember this blog the next time I put myself in that position to be tempted.
Thank you.

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EUEK098 11/13/2012 7:50PM

    Congrats on the NSV's and way to go on stopping the chocolate

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    I am proud of you emoticon

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MYJUNIEMOON 11/13/2012 4:50PM

    Excellent! You ARE doing it. We ARE doing it! Keep on Keeping on!
You are such a positive and motivating Sparker!

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PATRICIAANN46 11/13/2012 4:05PM

  You SHOULD be VERY proud of yourself. emoticon

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