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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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ONLYTEMPORARY 11/30/2012 11:00PM

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ABETTERSOUL 11/30/2012 9:20PM

    emoticon Inspiring blog!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 11/30/2012 8:44PM

    Congratulations on how far you have come and your dedication to yourself. You are worth it. emoticon

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JAMER123 11/30/2012 8:28PM

    SparkFriends do ROCK!!! Keep the streak going and you are going to go far.!!!
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GAILSMAILS 11/30/2012 7:49PM

    Goodness! There seem to be a lot of us that feel better because you feel better! Your blogs really are very special. You are a talented lady! The way you format your blogs with the pics and quotes, your honesty about your feelings, they are very well done. I wish I had that talent but the Lord blessed me with something else... some day I'll figure out what that is. LOL!

Great job Pixie!
Gail

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KARRENLYNN 11/30/2012 6:52PM

    You're doing great, Keep going!

Karen

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SANDYCRANE 11/30/2012 6:17PM

    Glad to see you are feeling better about things. You have come a long way and should be very proud. Now go enjoy your day.

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DIANNEMT 11/30/2012 6:02PM

    You are doing super!

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VOLLEYGIRL77 11/30/2012 4:48PM

    I love all the pictures and their quotes

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 11/30/2012 4:43PM

    So do you! Love the blog! :) and sometimes it is hard to remember it's not about the weight.

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PCASEY7 11/30/2012 4:22PM

    So do you!

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JIBBIE49 11/30/2012 2:39PM

    ONce again you're featured in the Spark Mail. CONGRATS

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SMILEY3826 11/30/2012 2:15PM

    way to go,Pixie!

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JURASSICSUE 11/30/2012 12:43PM

    Hi Pixie - what a great blog! You're right to be proud of what you've achieved, not only for yourself but also supporting and encouraging other people. I know personally how helpful it is to receive your comments, it means a lot and makes a difference, so if you add together the health improvements you have made and the ones you have supported other people to make then you are something of a star!
Have a fab weekend!
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NEWCHINELO 11/30/2012 12:37PM

    You rock too!

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LIVELYGIRL2 11/30/2012 12:28PM

  I LOVED hearing those improvements.

Yes, I also was wow-ed to hear how Spark People readers blessed you.

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MZKYND 11/30/2012 11:48AM

    Great blog and it came across my feed at the perfect time!! Thanks for posting and sharing :))

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LINDAK25 11/30/2012 10:54AM

    Good for you, keep up the good work!

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TERRIJ7 11/30/2012 10:40AM

    Love that self talk! The NSVs are far more important than the number on the scale!

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SUNNYLIFE72 11/30/2012 10:15AM

  Feeling stronger and healthier is so important!

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LYNNWILK2 11/30/2012 9:34AM

    Congratulations and I loved your blog... you are a true inspiration!

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I am so proud of you. You inspire me to keep pushing forward. I look for your Blogs everyday to get more encouragement from your success. You have helped me so much when I have wanted to give up. THANK YOU. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NEWMOM20121 11/30/2012 9:06AM

    Well said


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FARIS71 11/30/2012 9:04AM

    You really have made so much progress - and are inspiring others!

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WALLINMW 11/30/2012 8:31AM

  Awesome!!!1

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WALLINMW 11/30/2012 8:30AM

  Stay motivated!

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PENOWOK 11/30/2012 8:29AM

    You ARE so much better and you help the rest of us get there, too!!!

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MIMIDOT 11/30/2012 8:19AM

    You Rock! Keep sparking!

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BESSHAILE 11/30/2012 7:16AM

    Yeah - I think it's important to be all of yourself - the ups and the downs, the confident and the fearful. Thank you for reminding me that it's NOT about the numbers.

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EAGLES_WINGS 11/30/2012 7:10AM

    I am so happy for your progress! You are doing great! NSVs do rock! Good job!
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CATHGREEN8 11/30/2012 6:59AM

    Now this post sounds more fully Pixielicious.

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    Loved it...

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