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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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BARBARASDIET 11/13/2012 4:03PM

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WHITEANGEL4 11/13/2012 3:44PM

    Enjoyed the blog. I love certain things and chocolate is one of them. I never buythe things because theyt keep calling my name until they are all gone. Staying with your program is paying off for you. Keep up the good work

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EPATTEN79 11/13/2012 3:36PM

    You go girl! That's right, you are stronger than the chocolate (and from one chocoholic to another, I get your struggle). You can do it! Awesome with the pushups...I may have to start that challenge for myself.

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DANILYNNG 11/13/2012 3:33PM

    My family laughs at me... there are certain things that I'll eat at their homes, and I'll say, "Oh, I love these! That's why I never buy them!" emoticon

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ESCHLETZ 11/13/2012 3:29PM

    Congrats! Those are great NSV's! =)

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KARRENLYNN 11/13/2012 3:21PM

    Way to go. I've heard it said that the first bite or two is always the best and after that it isn't a treat anymore. Sounds like you figured that out for yourself. I do much better when there is no junk in the house. Not to say there is never any, just that I do better when it isn't there.


Good job and have a great week!

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TIFFA409 11/13/2012 2:18PM

    Congratulations on your "aha" moment!

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SMILEY3826 11/13/2012 2:06PM

    what a great plan! have a fabulous day!

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JOHNMARTINMILES 11/13/2012 1:51PM

    Aw-right mighty-fine!

Make Today a Great Day!

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NONNAOF2 11/13/2012 1:30PM

  That last tip is probably the best thing a person can do for themself! You're doing a great job and will reach your goal this week for sure!! :-)

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SPARTAN40 11/13/2012 1:23PM

    Don't you just love fitting into old clothes?? Woo Hoo to you!

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TPETRIE 11/13/2012 1:21PM

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FIT4MEIN2013 11/13/2012 1:16PM

    Woot!

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SPEEDY143 11/13/2012 1:09PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon YOU are my hero sweetie emoticon with your goals to better push-ups and your resolve to love yourself more than food. I'm finding that those little temptations hardly ever taste as good as healthy feels emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KHALIA2 11/13/2012 12:59PM

  emoticon emoticon Job!!!

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CAROLJEAN64 11/13/2012 12:28PM

    Inspired by every word.

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FAVORITEAUNT84 11/13/2012 12:00PM

    I love NSVs! I also love the picture in yellow about "If you can't eat it responsibly, keep it out of your house." That's awesome.

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 11/13/2012 11:49AM

    I absolutely believe you will reach your goal of being able to do those pushups with good form. You have already made a lot of progress, and you have a good plan.

Congratulations for being strong and tossing those candies out. That is the kind of thing that would call out to me if I had them in the house. I would want to eat them until they were gone (and probably then I would have set a craving in motion and would want to go out and get more!) We all fall prey to temptation every now and then, but you did the right thing by getting rid of that temptation before it took over.
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STUFFNEARTABOR 11/13/2012 11:32AM

    Nice!

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GALINAZ 11/13/2012 11:31AM

    You said it girl!

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STHOMAS1009 11/13/2012 11:21AM

    Good Job, Pix! emoticon

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K-MONEY 11/13/2012 11:03AM

    I'd rather WASTE it than WAIST it ... I'd never heard that before but I love it! I have such a hard time getting rid of stuff that's bad for me because I feel wasteful. Thanks! emoticon

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CYNTSATIONAL 11/13/2012 11:02AM

    emoticon Awesome BLOG! Thanks for the reminders and your honesty.

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NOTSOFLUFFYDAD 11/13/2012 10:51AM

    Thank you for a great blog!!

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JOANNHUNT 11/13/2012 10:45AM

    Amen. You said it truthfully and I loved that. That's my struggle with a 9 year old and a spouse that is a cookie monster in the house I;m doomed when I get stressed out. I have to work on my will power. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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YAFENELRA 11/13/2012 10:39AM

    You did it again, Pixie!! LOL

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52114ME 11/13/2012 10:30AM

    Great blog.
Keep up the good work.
You are STRONG!
Smile.

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DAWN14163 11/13/2012 10:26AM

    Food for thought there! You've certainly made me stop and think. I have one or two "attitudes" that would benefit from changing - I don't think I could EVER throw choc away. Something for me to work on. Thank you!
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Great post!

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FARBLU 11/13/2012 10:19AM

  Way to go! I will try to remember your actions the next time I try to bring junk food home. I don't have the will power to have just one, yet. You've inspired me to get back on track and start eating right again, thanks!

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60NLOVINIT2 11/13/2012 10:18AM

    good pix/posters... good reminders

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MOMOSG 11/13/2012 10:07AM

    Job well done! You did something that I found to be one of the hardest things to learn to do; waste the junk food. Keep it up!

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BESCATS 11/13/2012 10:06AM

    Sounds like you have a great plan for yourself, especially giving yourself more time if you need it. I can't do pushups with my legs extended, but can do them with my knees bent & feet crossed. Have you tried it that way? I do wall pushups too !!
I hear you on the chocolates or any candy, in my case. emoticon
Why do all the stores put that stuff everywhere ?
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THOMS1 11/13/2012 10:01AM

    emoticon I have to agree. If you can't eat it responsibly keep it out of the house. THATS ME!

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NANFACEMIRE1 11/13/2012 10:00AM

    Way to go Pixie......you are right, if it is in the house, it is too tempting. You are doing a great job and I bet next week you will do 3 push ups...
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PATTISTAMPS 11/13/2012 9:59AM

    You are inspiring! I am adding your blog to my subscriptions, because I think you have good things to teach me! Thanks!

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