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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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JANESLOSS 11/13/2012 9:58AM

    Woo Hoo on both of your NSV!!
I love the "Tip to Lose Weight #003" That is something that I work hard on trying to do.

Thanks for all the encouragement and support!

Big Hugs,

Jane emoticon

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JACKSON1224 11/13/2012 9:56AM

    Great job. You are a very strong and inspirational person.

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MITCHDY 11/13/2012 9:51AM

    Another great blog entry. SO exciting that you fit into your old clothes!!! LOVE that.. Congratulations...and thanks for the inspiring blog.

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CLIP53 11/13/2012 9:48AM

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MOMMY445 11/13/2012 9:41AM

    that is so awesome! way to go!

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FARIS71 11/13/2012 9:37AM

    Completely awesome! You're getting a new wardrobe and you pitched that box of chocolate!!! HUGE steps!

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GINGERVISTA 11/13/2012 9:36AM

    Wow....... emoticon job!!! emoticon

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JUJIFRUIT 11/13/2012 9:33AM

    I love it!! WE ARE STRONGER THAN CHOCOLATE!!! may be my new mantra of the day. Thanks for sharing your victories.

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RAINBOWMF 11/13/2012 9:33AM

    Another featured blog.
You are awesome. emoticon

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PRAIRIE_MUM 11/13/2012 9:32AM

    Congratulations on recognizing that you weren't even enjoying the chocolates! When I start snacking like that I sometimes go into "auto-pilot" mode where I'm no longer paying attention to what I'm eating and I'm certainly not savouring it.
I think this is a HUGE victory!
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BRAVELUTE 11/13/2012 9:28AM

    Isn't it great when our bodies shrink instead of our clothes?? emoticon

I'm proud of you.

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BRAVELUTE 11/13/2012 9:28AM

    Isn't it great when our bodies shrink instead of our clothes?? emoticon

I'm proud of you.

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CHANGINGSAM 11/13/2012 9:27AM

    Way to go on the two NSVs! You are doing great! As for your push up goal, you'll get there. Don't give up! emoticon

P.S. I LOVE this statement - "I'd rather WASTE it than WAIST it." I hate wasting food too, but I definitely agree with you here!

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GIRLINMOTION 11/13/2012 9:26AM

    That is awesome news!

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PENOWOK 11/13/2012 9:25AM

    Excellent NSV's!! You are a winner!!! Glad you kept the thin clothes!! Great thinking!

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JUNEAU2010 11/13/2012 9:20AM

    Great NSVs! I can't wait to read about more! emoticon

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DIANNEMT 11/13/2012 9:19AM

    Last night, I IGNORED the Butterfinger bars that are sitting on the counter. I had enough calories left to have one but I DIDN'T! I won't throw them out--may hide them in the freezer--but I CAN ignore the temptation!

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THE-MORE-GIRL 11/13/2012 9:14AM

    You're emoticon !

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NIKKIJ55 11/13/2012 9:11AM

    Great job and great blog!!

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MICKEYH 11/13/2012 9:10AM

    Congrats on your achievement !! I like what you've said in the end that " you rather waste it then waist it " I love it !! Have a nice week. Thanks for sharing.

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NEWMOM20121 11/13/2012 9:07AM

    great blog

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MANDELOVICH 11/13/2012 8:57AM

    Pixie, I'm going to jump on your bandwagon and give my own NSV's for today:

I'm wearing a whole new size!
I'm able to do chin ups (only 10 and I have to run and jump, but still).

Have a great day!

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KANDOLAKER 11/13/2012 8:50AM

    Best wishes with those pushups, I can tell from your determination - you'll soon hit your goal. Great blog! You have a writing talent for sure!! All the best - Kathy

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JUSTJOSS 11/13/2012 8:49AM

    emoticon Love Ron Jon's! I was named after a friend of the family who lives in Cocoa Beach! Way to go Pixie!

I love the last sign ... so true!

Keep it up g/f!

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OFGREENGABLES 11/13/2012 8:47AM

    good reminders

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DJSHIP46 11/13/2012 8:45AM

    emoticon GREAT blog on how to succeed!!! You're doin' it and your such an inspiration!!!

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KKKAREN 11/13/2012 8:41AM

    Good Blog!!

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SANDYCRANE 11/13/2012 8:38AM

    Very inspiring. I agree that you need to keep the bad stuff out of the house. I like your idea of pushups. I try them when I am doing the SP 28 day Boot Camp DVD, but that is it. I think I will practice some hard moves during the day. Thanks for all your blogs, they are great and keep me motivated.

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4RASCALS 11/13/2012 8:32AM

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Some very good advice for us Thanks

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NEPTUNE1939 11/13/2012 8:26AM

    Great posters! Even greater fortitude. May God bless your continued progress, Earl emoticon

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KALANTHA 11/13/2012 8:18AM

    You rock, Pixie!!! Congratulations on having all your hard work pay off!

You've inspired me to work harder on my upper body strength, too!

Kath

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KNYAGENYA 11/13/2012 8:16AM

    Good job!

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NCSUE0514 11/13/2012 8:10AM

    YOU GO, GAL!

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INGMARIE 11/13/2012 8:07AM

    emoticon thanks for a great blog. emoticon

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PAMSBUG 11/13/2012 7:59AM

    Great blog G/F :-) and thanks tons by stopping at m page.......... been so busy with my grandson it is crazy yesterday was the 1st day back exercising........... YAY

My grandson is out of the PICU and down in NICU doing great hopefully after Thanksgiving will be home.

You can do those PUSH UPS SOON I just know it your determination is great!!

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SKYWATCHER6 11/13/2012 7:47AM

  enjoyed your blog very much. thanks!

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BESSHAILE 11/13/2012 7:35AM

    You own the food
It does not own you
You proved it

And congratulations on the pushups!

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ANOTHERMOMOF2 11/13/2012 7:34AM

    Congratulations on the pushups!

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SHOSHANADP 11/13/2012 7:25AM

    I love you signs and quote throughout your posts. So inspiring!

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BLACK741 11/13/2012 7:18AM

    great job, love it keep up the good work!

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WILSON1926 11/13/2012 7:10AM

    Very good. You post great blogs
Michael

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SIZE8NOTSOMUCH 11/13/2012 7:02AM

    You are very smart!


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SASSYLJB 11/13/2012 7:00AM

    love NSV GREAT job!

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