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Tuesday, December 25, 2012



Today is day 10 of my streak!

Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful, healthy holiday! I am preparing a nice meal for my hubby and son....I'm making their favorite, crockpot meatloaf, from a recipe I got on the Food Network website. Since I'm a vegetarian, I won't be having any of it. But I WILL have a treat today, just a little one! I bought the cutest little cake from the grocery store yesterday. Its supposed to be 2 servings but I will cut it into three so that we can all have some. I have already written it in my food journal, and although I will be at the higher end of my calories today because of it, I will still be on track. I know that one little treat won't ruin my whole day, and it doesn't have to turn into a binge. I'm going to enjoy that little piece of cake!

Last night, I just couldn't wait...there were two gifts under the tree for me, and I just had to open them! First was a gift from my Sparkfriend Janesloss. She sent me a really pretty tea mug (I drink tea all day long) and a box of spicy orange tea. Normally I go more for the "dessert" type of teas...my favorite is French Vanilla, and I would love to find some chocolate tea someday! So this tea from Jane was not something I normally would have chosen for myself, but it sure is good! I will definitely buy myself some more of it when this box is gone. Thanks for the mug and the tea, Jane....and for getting me to try a new flavor instead of the same old, same old!



Also under the tree for me was a gift from my hubby. Since he is unemployed right now, money is tight and we agreed that we wouldn't exchange gifts with each other. Well, he surprised me! He sold something from his sports memorabilia collection so that he could buy me a Wii workout...Zumba! This is the one he got for me;

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
aIa357zToww




I have already worked out with it three times since I opened it last night....and I don't look ANYTHING like those women in the video when they workout, lol. I look more like Curly from the 3 Stooges! I feel like such a lumbering klutz when I do the workout, but I just laugh and keep going. I may not look graceful when I Zumba, but it sure does get my heart rate up, and its a lot of fun! Plus, I know I will get better at it if I stick with it.

That is one thing I've learned this year....just keep going and you will get better! When I first started streaking on March 1, I was working out with My Fitness Coach for Wii, and every workout I did was hard for me. I wanted to quit about a million times. But I stuck with it, and the workouts started to get easier. Then I realized...the workouts are not getting easier. The workouts are the same. But I'm getting better! That realization was such an eye opener to me, and now whenever I struggle with something, I just remind myself that if I keep trying, I'll get better.



When I first started my original streak back in March, a 15 minute workout exhausted me. Now I workout for at least an hour a day (and usually more.) When I first started DDP Yoga in May, it was so hard...but I kept at it and I got better. Now I have my Wii Zumba workout, and just you wait...I'm going to get better, and one of these days I won't look like a clodhopper when I do the workout, lol.



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LISA_FRAME 1/9/2013 12:50PM

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JWCHOC 1/4/2013 10:32PM

  Hi Stash Tea has 2 chocolate flavors - Chocolate Hazelnut and Chocolate mint. Most grocery stores have it. Congrats on your weight loss and great blogs!

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CAMSEDGE 12/30/2012 12:11PM

    You are very motivating...thank you

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CHRISTINASP 12/29/2012 4:39PM

    That's adorable that your husband got you that gift!
I looked at the link and also at this video - don't understand the language but it seems they have great fun! Is this what you do?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=
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2BHEALTHY46 12/29/2012 2:21PM

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I also like your catchy enthusiasm! Hmm, I like tea too.

Exercising for just 15 minutes daily will encourage all of us.

Thank you Pixie! Happy New Year!

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DRB13_1 12/29/2012 1:59AM

    love love love this blog!!!
You have a gem of a husband! ! ! The Gift of the Magi all over again... he is affirming you and that is the BEST gift of all.
Thanks for the great inspiration and pictures - they are right on time.
Here's to us in 2013!!! emoticon

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PENOWOK 12/28/2012 9:11AM

    I've been off for several days so have missed your delightful blogs!! I have that Zumba but no TV set so its on hold for now. We are unpacking from a move and hopefully will find the wii stuff but we'll need a tv. Gave the old one away-too heavy for us to tote.

Thank you for your sweet note!! You are fun to follow and we are all so proud of how far you've come and what an example you are!

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SUSANK16 12/28/2012 5:36AM

  What a sweetie!

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MANILUS 12/27/2012 9:09PM

    Zumba is my favorite fitness activity, you will get better with time! I drink chai tea and love it.

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ILIKETOZUMBA 12/27/2012 2:22PM

    Oooh, I have Zumba for the Wii and I love it! :) It's a lot of fun. I hope you enjoy it!

AND I love chocolate tea! If you ever see the brand Stash in stores (I've mostly just seen it in Krogers so far), they make a decaf chocolate hazelnut tea that is soooo good in the evenings after dinner. Or anytime, really. :) Add a little Splenda (or not) and MMMM it's such a nice way to have a hot satisfying treat without the guilt.

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JANESLOSS 12/27/2012 10:58AM

    Oh Pixie,
Congratulations on the featured blog!!

You are so sweet to include me!

Your hubby is so sweet. Zumba sounds like fun!

Take care and Big Hugs,

Jane emoticon

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FIRECOM 12/27/2012 10:54AM

    All friends are important. Here is a quote from a movie. Maybe you can guess what movie this comes from.

"George,

No man is a failure if he has friends,

Clarence."

Enjoyed this very much. A great way to start my day.

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NEWTINK 12/27/2012 10:47AM

    That was so sweet of him ... Congrats you are doing great !!! Happy Holidays to you sweetie emoticon

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JIBBIE49 12/27/2012 9:30AM

    emoticon Great to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail. What an honor. emoticon Happy New Year 2013 emoticon

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KJELLYBEAN15 12/27/2012 8:07AM

    what an awesome gift. You just reminded me that I need to get my Zumba Wii game out. I haven't been on it in forever. I'm not a graceful dancer playing this either. I guess that makes it even more fun. One day though and we will be a pro. Happy belated Christmas.

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NILLAPEPSI 12/27/2012 7:54AM

    emoticon Zumba is so fun!!

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NEWCHINELO 12/27/2012 5:29AM

    Thanks for sharing!

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1DRWOMAN 12/27/2012 3:38AM

    Congrats on your progress and success! Yea!

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KARENCRANER 12/27/2012 1:22AM

    Great blog! From the touching bit about your husband to the use of the word clodhopper to the great inspirational messages and images, it's a winner, just like you!

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MARYJEANSL 12/26/2012 10:53PM

  It made me smile to read about your husband's special gift for you. That is so beautiful! Keep up the good work you are doing, and thank you for your blogs, which I always enjoy.

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NASFKAB 12/26/2012 8:56PM

  awesome you can do it

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    I'm glad you had a great Christmas. Wonderful gift from your hubby. Have fun! emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 12/26/2012 5:18PM

  Great Blog........... emoticon for your words of inspiration.

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LIVELYGIRL2 12/26/2012 5:12PM

  I checked out your link. That looks fun, even if a person isn't real coordinated. It makes exercise seem alot for FUN. How sweet of him!!!!

Keep on good girlfriend. You will pass your original steak and by that time, will have accomplished ore than you hoped.

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KARRENLYNN 12/26/2012 5:10PM

    I love that your husband supports you by giving you a gift that helps you get healthier. And what a cool friend you have, giving you a gift of tea and a pretty mug to go with it.
And your gift to yourself - realizing your getting stronger and better. Enjoy your cake and stay on track and may 2013 be awesome for you!

Karen

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SANDYCRANE 12/26/2012 5:01PM

    I will have to try that Zumba. There is a tea shop in our area called Chocolatea. They specialize in chocolate and tea. Great blog, have a happy new year.

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CVRONEK 12/26/2012 4:28PM

    Very nice Christmas gifts!

Ashley gave me some Chocolate Mint Rooibos tea. It smells as good as it tastes!
We will have to ask her where she got it. emoticon


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DIANNEMT 12/26/2012 3:48PM

    Very nice!!

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PCASEY7 12/26/2012 2:39PM

    I love Zumba and don't care how I look. Glad you're already using it! Happy New Year!

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KARENLEIGH32 12/26/2012 2:08PM

    Amen!

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SJKENT1 12/26/2012 12:24PM

    What a precious gift you are to each other


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SWIMLOVER 12/26/2012 12:20PM

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PEGGYO 12/26/2012 11:59AM

    keep on keeping on

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EBURGITE 12/26/2012 11:56AM

    just keep dancing like no one's looking! have fun.

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TRYINGHARD54 12/26/2012 11:40AM

    I got a Wii just dance 4 video. i need to get moving.

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POINDEXTRA 12/26/2012 11:12AM

    What a wonderful hubby you have! And there is indeed chocolate tea:). Republic of Tea makes Chocolate Coconut, Chocolate Mint, Chocolate Strawberry, and Red Velvet Teas. I've tried them all, and like the Chocolate Coconut the best. It's a little pricey, but a real treat!

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WALLINMW 12/26/2012 10:09AM

  Nice gifts!

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