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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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TRYINGHARD54 11/30/2012 5:42AM


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SHERYLDS 11/30/2012 4:27AM

    Everything looks brighter when you know you're making good choices.

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NCSUE0514 11/30/2012 4:16AM

    Go for it!

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ADELE66 11/30/2012 3:49AM

    And... she's BACK! Lol

An uplifting blog - always lovely to hear that, once again, this online community did its job and supported someone to a positive outcome.

You're a trooper!

Adele x

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COOKIE_AT_51 11/30/2012 3:44AM

    So positive ... love it! emoticon emoticon

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PHOENIX1949 11/30/2012 2:42AM

    My new response for folks who question my changes in lifestyle is "I'm doing this for the health of it." Enjoyed the pics as well as the words.

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PINKNFITCARLA 11/29/2012 11:37PM

    Awesome blog today Pixie!

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KOOKYKATHIE 11/29/2012 11:14PM


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WHICHHATTODAY 11/29/2012 10:31PM

    I think we all get discouraged sometimes. I love that you are focusing on gaining health. Those NSV's are the biggest changes I have noticed - my balance is better, I don't get winded as easily, my clothes fit better, I can actually stand still and take in my surroundings without feeling antsy.

Maybe I should put away my scale too since I dropped several pounds consistently and now keep wavering back and forth around the same weight.

You are such an inspiration to me and, from reading the comments to your blogs, so many other people.

Thanks for always having a positive, go-get-em attitude. You brighten my day!

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LUVTOBOWL 11/29/2012 10:09PM

    Just keep doing what you're doing Pixie and remember your NSV's well our NSV's thanks to you emoticon .

Our health is more important than the number on the scale.


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GOSPARK45 11/29/2012 9:56PM

    Lots of great pictures. You're looking good!


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COCK-ROBIN 11/29/2012 9:35PM

    Keep it up, Pixie! I'm proud of you.

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YAFENELRA 11/29/2012 9:08PM

    Just keep doing what you have been doing since you started your streak and in no time you will be ever so healthy!! Proud of you!!

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MICKEYH 11/29/2012 8:45PM

    PIXIE you are shining !! I am so happy right now to know your confidence grew. You have accomplished so much over this year and Yes, gained health and knowledge too. I just want to congratulate again and again for your hard efforts to get here,to get this point of your life.
It is not easy, every day is a challenge yet every day is a brand new day. You can make it bright and shining. Keep pushing !! We can do this !!

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SEATTLE58ANEW 11/29/2012 8:06PM

    emoticon That's the way, Girl! You're smoking!! emoticon emoticon

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TAFODIL24 11/29/2012 7:38PM

    That's the spirit ~ love all your motivational pics you share, too. emoticon

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JJAQUES41 11/29/2012 7:30PM

    You're awesome, you're strong, you're powerful, you're IMPROVING!

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TREYONE 11/29/2012 7:24PM

  It is so great to hear your confidence growing!!!!! Keep that attitude and keep passing it along to others-it is inspiring!!

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SOULFISH80 11/29/2012 7:22PM

    Wonderful!! This is the spirit of a winner talking! Self love is the truest love there is!! So great, you are rocking it girl, so awesome!

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ALLENJOSEPH 11/29/2012 7:10PM

    I'm loving your very healthy frame of mind today, Pixie! You are rockin!! emoticon

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JELLI-LEAN 11/29/2012 7:07PM

    Thanks for this blog Pixie! I loved it!! You are awesome! I am soooooooo proud of YOU!!

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GARDENSFORLIFE 11/29/2012 7:03PM

    emoticon YES- PIXIE!

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You are right on track!

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It is not the scale.

It is our health that we need to focus on today and tomorrow!

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Keep your focus! Stay the course! Just do it every day!

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SUNSHINEGB 11/29/2012 7:00PM

    emoticon Pixie, I'm doing a Happy Dance here for you! I'm so happy and proud of you.
And you should write a book about your journey, it would be very interesting and encouraging to many!
Love you!

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 11/29/2012 6:57PM

    You're doing awesome, Pixie!!!! Keep up the great work!!!

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KITT52 11/29/2012 6:41PM

    yes Pixie you are getting better each day on the inside as well as the outside....


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CHARTHESTAR 11/29/2012 6:38PM

    Love the "As I see it, every day you do one of two things: Build Health or produce dis-ease in yourself." Adelle Davis All of them are pretty awesome actually!

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HEALTHY4ME 11/29/2012 6:34PM

    YAYAYAYAYA and yea I too liked it. More people have to realize it is a journey for health not just all the outer elements.

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SLIMMERJESSE 11/29/2012 6:17PM

    Fabulous! Very happy that you've come to this realization. (smiling)

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KATHYJO56 11/29/2012 6:14PM

    Pixie, I marked this blog as "Liked" because I think that it is awesome! emoticon

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LTMURPHY7 11/29/2012 6:06PM

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