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I'm gaining...HEALTH!

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Thursday, November 29, 2012



Today is day 274 of my on track streak!

Yesterday I was feeling a bit overwhelmed about things... worried that I wasn't making progress fast enough, and fearful that people would think I wasn't trying hard enough. I was really stressing about the scale....and I don't even own one, lol. I have a Wii Fit, and I can weigh myself with that if I want to....but I DON'T want to. I haven't weighed myself since September 3rd and I don't have any plans to weigh myself again this year.



I'm glad I posted a blog about my feelings yesterday, because it really helped me to get things off my chest. I was feeling so insecure and stressed, but as always my wonderful Sparkfriends were there for me. Thank you to everyone who commented on my blog. I appreciate your support, encouragement and wisdom.



My Sparkfriends reminded me of WHY I started my streak. It wasn't really about losing weight. It was about gaining health! And you know what? I am a success in that! My health has improved so much since I started my streak. Yes, I've lost weight. I'm not going to say that losing 71 lbs isn't important or that it doesn't matter to me. I am thrilled that I've lost that much weight!



But I'm even more thrilled by how much healthier I am, and by the many non-scale victories I've had. Since starting my streak, so much has changed in my life! I no longer have high blood pressure. I have only had GERD once since March. I am strong, I am flexible, and I have endurance. I rarely have plantar fascia pain anymore. My heart doesn't pound when I walk across the room. My knees don't ache when I go up and down the porch stairs. (I can actually SKIP up the stairs now!) My stomach doesn't touch the steering wheel anymore.



When I wake up in the morning, I don't have that awful feeling of disgust and regret over how much I ate the day before. I wake up with enthusiasm for the day, because I know that every day is another chance to push myself closer to my goal. Some days are only baby steps. Some days are giant leaps! (And to be honest, some days are barely a crawl.) But every day is a new chance to make progress, and every little bit of progress adds up.



So in the end, who cares what the Wii Fit might reveal when I finally do weigh in? Whether I've lost ten pounds or twenty pounds...or even less...I have made progress and I am proud of myself for it. And I am so grateful to all my Spark friends who have supported and encouraged me along the way. You guys rock!




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NASFKAB 1/15/2013 5:22AM

  all the best

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SERASARA 1/2/2013 8:59PM

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EFFRAYECHILDE 12/8/2012 2:38PM

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YULLABELLE 12/5/2012 9:27AM

    emoticon for sharing your awesome new look at life. You are so right health is so much more important than weight. emoticon you will reach a healthier you

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CCEE31 12/3/2012 12:24AM

  Excellent inspiration.

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IXCHEL23 12/2/2012 10:59PM

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NOTSOFLUFFYDAD 12/2/2012 8:03PM

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ZOIEBETH 12/2/2012 7:40PM

    I was feeling a bit angry at myself for being a little off my schedule of 5 small meals and eating 3 larger meals yesterday and today until I read your blog! Thank you for sharing your story. You are one of those inspirational Sparkers that helps keep us newbies going! AWEsome! emoticon emoticon

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CAMSEDGE 12/2/2012 6:01PM

    Managing your health for yourself is the most sure way...since you are the main factor that will not change....I have done it too many times for other people which just aren't around anymore...I am..lol

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GRAMPIAN 12/2/2012 4:32PM

  Great attitude. emoticon

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PARKERB2 12/2/2012 4:25PM

    Wish I could stay away from the scales. You are a good example.

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2BDYNAMIC 12/2/2012 4:00PM

    emoticon and thanks for sharing! .............. Keep up the good work! .... emoticon

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LANAHAUTH21 12/2/2012 2:50PM

  I loved your Blog. Thank you for sharing.

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IREN0169 12/2/2012 9:15AM

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CTMOM2KIDS 12/2/2012 8:24AM

    You have given me so much enthusiasm that my heart is soaring! You are so awesome!! emoticon

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THEIS58 12/2/2012 7:43AM

    Awesome!

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JSALERNO 12/2/2012 7:25AM

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MANDELOVICH 12/2/2012 7:15AM

    Yes!! You are gaining health and so much more!!
You are amazing!

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SWEDE_SU 12/2/2012 7:03AM

    great post, great inspiration! emoticon

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JSTETSER 12/2/2012 7:01AM

    great post Pixie!

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ILIKETOZUMBA 12/1/2012 11:38PM

    Hooray!! Glad you're feeling better about things. :) And those are indeed some FANTASTIC NSVs! Congrats!

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AJB121299 12/1/2012 10:18PM

    Kudos

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LJOYCE55 12/1/2012 9:34PM

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WILLOWBROOK5 12/1/2012 9:17PM

    Wonderful blog! emoticon

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KKSUB7 12/1/2012 9:14PM

    Thank you thank you thank you....I needed to read that.

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LAWANDMUSIC 12/1/2012 8:59PM

    GREAT Attitude. You inspire me!

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OLLIESGRACE3 12/1/2012 6:15PM

  Exactly! Way to be a friend to yourself ...and use the tools that are (FREE) and so available to us on this site. Keep doing the next right thing!

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KRISTEN_SAYS 12/1/2012 5:45PM

    I love your attitude! Great blog, thanks for sharing!

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NOMORENOMORE 12/1/2012 5:17PM

    What a great blog! Wonderful to hear your health has improved. I'm with you-no scales for me!
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DUSTYPRAIRIE 12/1/2012 4:32PM

    I would never think of you as not trying!

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BARBANNA 12/1/2012 4:20PM

    Thanks so much!

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MARYJEANSL 12/1/2012 4:06PM

  Good for you! And congratulations on all your successes!

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KIMBOLEAN 12/1/2012 1:06PM

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MELAFYAIYAI 12/1/2012 12:51PM

    Awesome post, and awesome attitude! My own has been approaching that as well. It's not just about the pound decrease, it's about the health INcrease!

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NAOLEE 12/1/2012 12:43PM

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HOPE4LOSS1 12/1/2012 12:30PM

    Really enjoy your blog posts. You've done awesome! Keep up the fabu work.

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NEWTINK 12/1/2012 11:33AM

    You have the most amazing attitude .. you inspire me emoticon

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 12/1/2012 9:30AM

    Amazing post

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ACHOCOLATEWOMAN 12/1/2012 9:06AM

    Streak on! Much luck with your journey.

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LISBETHSALANDER 12/1/2012 9:03AM

    So glad to hear you've beat back the blues. We got to give you a little bit of the inspiration and support you've given to us. Forward!

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1935MARY 12/1/2012 8:32AM

    Awesome. Sometimes I get discussed with the weight thing, but you are right , as long as you have the getting healthier it is worth it. It's worth it's weight in gold. Really feeling better and getting healthier is priceless . We all get down, and have bad days,but we have our sp friends that goes out of their way to help us. I love them all . I am thankful for the progress I have made but sometimes I feel I am not going anywhere . I have to think of what I have accomplished and that can not be measured on a scale.

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LYNNA1968 12/1/2012 7:45AM

    emoticon . Fantastic job @ keeping yourself focused!

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TORTISE110 12/1/2012 7:34AM

    Wahoooo! Lets hear it for your health and all your great consistency.

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CSAGIRL 12/1/2012 6:28AM

    I love your attitude!
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THEIS58 12/1/2012 5:24AM

    Great blog!

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THE_SHAKESHAFT 12/1/2012 4:46AM

    Awesome work!

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FAT2GAINHEALTH 12/1/2012 4:35AM

    I ALWAYS ENJOY YOUR INTUITIVE BLOGS.


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BLUEJEAN99 12/1/2012 1:59AM

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L1ZB3TH354 12/1/2012 12:48AM

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One of your motivational posters said "Fitness is not a numeral on a box you stand on." You are doing great, and you are an inspiration to a lot of sparkers. Keep up the great work! No pressure from us at all!

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RAINBOWMF 11/30/2012 11:45PM

    Rock on, you make my day!
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Love Mary

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