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2012 was my last fat year!

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Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Today is day 4 of my newest "on track" streak!

On one of the teams I co-lead, Progress Not Perfection, I've posted a new challenge. Its for NSV's, and trying not to be too focused on the scale...to actually avoid weighing in for as long as possible. Thats an easy challenge for me...my last weigh in was on September 3rd, and I like it that way! I find that I do a lot better and have an easier time of staying on track when I don't have the scale to worry about. If figure that as long as I eat right and exercise, I will make progress. And I see progress all the time, in the way my clothes fit, in my strength, and in so many other ways.

I know that going "scale free" isn't for everyone. Some people NEED to weigh in more often, in order to keep themselves on track. What works for me might not work for you, and vice versa.



On another team I co-lead, Rootin' for Ruby, we're getting ready to have our annual Fresh Start challenge. It starts tomorrow and I'm really looking forward to it. This challenge is about support and refreshing all the good, healthy habits that we need to have in order to reach our goals.

This morning when I woke up, I was so psyched for a new year! This is the year that I am going to reach my goal! And 2012 was my last fat year! I didn't get started until March first, but once I got started I made great progress! I went from wearing size 3X t shirts to size L. I went from being a sedentary junk food junkie to a healthy, active vegetarian! I discovered yoga and I love it!



When I think back to where I was and who I was at this time last year, it amazes me. I am so completely different now. When I posted my new profile picture a couple of days ago, a lot of the comments I got were "You look so happy." And I truly AM happy, for the first time in years. When I look at my progress pictures, the main thing I see is not the change in my body, but the change in my face. There is happiness there, and it shows. My life is not perfect. We can barely pay the bills, my hubby is out of work, and there are other stresses. I can't control those things, but I can control me. I can do something every day to make progress. Even small progress is worth celebrating.




I am healthy, and I am on my way to my goal. It is possible that I can be at my goal size by summer, and that is so exciting. I am still fat on the outside, but on the inside I am healthy, fit and strong. And I know that if I keep working hard, the outside will catch up to the changes that have already happened inside.

2013 is going to be awesome, because I'm going to make it awesome!





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MYRTLE811 1/18/2013 1:13PM

  You are doing so well and I like your philosophy; this was the last year you had to contend with weight issues! May 2013 be all you want it to be; look at how far you've come; not such a long road to travel anymore!

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EFFRAYECHILDE 1/15/2013 8:46AM

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GRAMPIAN 1/10/2013 6:12AM

  Brilliant. emoticon

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AVONWITHJENN 1/7/2013 5:11PM

    Inspiring as always!

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NCSUSAN 1/7/2013 11:38AM

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MANDELOVICH 1/5/2013 10:13PM

    Pixie, this is such a great blog and you have so much to celebrate. I love that you have embraced all the good, all the joy in your life. I love that you see how happy you are, even when there are financial problems. That is beautiful. I long for that kind of joy!

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STEVIEBEE569 1/5/2013 6:20AM

    I'm committed to make 2012 my last fat year as well! I'm looking forward to great things ahead as well. I cannot wait!

Much success to you on your weight loss journey in 2013!

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GINGERD03 1/4/2013 10:55PM

  emoticon emoticon Congratulations on all your success-you so worked hard for it-WTG!!!! You have a positive outlook on everything-even though life is not perfect you are seeing the good in it all. This is my goal year as well. I went from size 32/34 (4X) clothing (which I was getting ready to jump to next size very soon-already had my 5X clothing bought on a sale. ) to now a 18/20 top & a 22/24 pants & 100.8# less. This Christmas I should be at my goal weight-and it's maintenance weight from there. So looking forward to this year as well. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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REENIE131 1/4/2013 10:31PM

    Great blog!

My brother has lost a lot of weight since June of last year. I can't tell you how much, because he hasnt' stepped on a scale at all! He just goes by how his clothes fit. He's gone down SEVERAL sizes, but he refuses to get on the scale. I would lose my mind, but it's working well for him.

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RANEYDAY21 1/4/2013 9:48PM

  This is day 4 for me. I never heard of SparkPeople until last week! I do feel that it is an inspiring site and with the ability to read posts like you made it becomes more inspiring! Today was an extremely awesome day for me! I felt so strongly motivated to keep busy and I manged to get my office space at home all set up just the way I have wanted it for over a year! Until today I had the desire but not the energy and everything was strung out in several different rooms of the house! I am so happy with how I am feeling so quickly! Now my desire is to lose the 48 pounds this year! emoticon

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FRANCIEVW 1/4/2013 9:39PM

    Congrats on your decision! It's terrific. Keep up the good work!

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TONYTHETSANGEL 1/4/2013 8:57PM

    I'm so glad 2012 is gone!! I'm looking forward to accomplishing a lot in 2013 including meeting goal weight by end of year! We can do this thing!!!!

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So glad you are happy!!! There's nothing like love & happiness!

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ELMLOUISE 1/4/2013 8:21PM

    Very Encouraging, Yes 2012 is gone and who knows maybe this being an odd numbered year (13) especially will be our year all of ours. Good Luck Everyone. emoticon

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DARLENESMI 1/4/2013 8:02PM

    Loved this post. Very motivational and inspiring. I too am trying to make 2012 my last fat year. It is so hard to keep eating healthy when you are on a very tight budget and the healthy food is what costs more. If I can get all that under control and start being able to buy the right kind of food on a regular basis, I know I can succeed. Good luck to you.


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NEEDBU66 1/4/2013 7:41PM

    I don't get on the scale until I am pretty sure I'll be happy with the number.

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Congrats on getting there!!

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PORTIAWILLIS 1/4/2013 5:45PM

    You are such and inspiration to me. Our lives sort of mimic each other except I could never be vegatiarian. I have decided to make this my last fat year also. I really believe that with all the help and giudance from Spark.com and the people who are so brave to post their struggles and their inspiration I will lose the 5olbs and get healthy this year. Good luck

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2TIGRE 1/4/2013 3:50PM

    BRAVO!!! WTG!!! I loved reading this post, especially the part about not be a slave to the scale. I too decided to give up the scale, to some degree. While I no longer weigh myself every week like I did for so long, I do use it occasionally, for now. These days, I only weigh myself once a month but once I reach my goal, I plan to give up the scale. Wish me luck.

Keep up the good work - you're an inspiration.
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NATUREGUIDE 1/4/2013 3:19PM

  You will do well. Just make sure to have adequate amounts of recipes and raw foods to ensure you ultimate success. Me and my wife along, with co workers, are using recipes from different books and videos on (thehealthymarket.blogspot.com). There's hundreds of others sites out there, but the links on the site are guaranteed success. Good health to you.

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AJB121299 1/4/2013 2:57PM

    Nice

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WARMSTRONG2 1/4/2013 2:41PM

  Me too. Two years ago I lost 50 pounds and with Spark People I haven't regained it but I need to lose another 50 to be at goal and this is the year I am going to do it.

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MANILUS 1/4/2013 2:24PM

    I have made the same goal, 2013 I want to be down with weight loss! Congrats to you for all your hard work even with issues. SO happy you found your happiness! All the best in the New Year!!

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TREE57 1/4/2013 1:48PM

    I'm with you Spark Friend! This is exactly how I feel. I didn't start until August 2012 and what I have accomplished in that short time is amazing. TOGETHER WE CAN DO IT!

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LOVEMYBODY2012 1/4/2013 9:01AM

    Fantastic! I'm going to join your team!

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SPAQUEEN2012 1/3/2013 10:06PM

    You are emoticon !

I love the idea of not weighing! Sometimes it is disappointing when I know I have been doing the right thing, know that my clothes fit differently and know that I feel better - - but there isn't "scale confirmation". I am going to join your team.

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ZIGGY7611 1/3/2013 9:33PM

    Nice! Thanks for sharing!


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LISAN0415 1/3/2013 9:04PM

    Love this blog, and I agree I pledge with you that 2012 will be my last year Unhealthy- my last not focusing on my health and weight and well being, my last year not looking and feeling the way I know I can, and deserve!

Best wishes for a fantastic 2013!

This truly deserves to be a Popular blog post! Great work!
Lisa

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HDHAWK 1/3/2013 8:03PM

    Fantastic blog! I have no doubt you'll reach all your goals this year!

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FAVORITEAUNT84 1/3/2013 4:58PM

    Awesome! I think I need to join that team...

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LEANIE64 1/3/2013 2:29PM

    Love your outlook and stamina..Great motivator..Thankyou !!

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LITTLEIM 1/3/2013 1:42PM

    An inspirational blog - you go for it! emoticon

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KARRENLYNN 1/3/2013 1:07PM

    You sound really happy! I hope 2013 is everything you want for you and your family!

Karen

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NEWTINK 1/3/2013 11:17AM

    i am so happy for you .. I know you can reach that goal by summer ... emoticon emoticon

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FATHINSN 1/3/2013 8:10AM

    That's interesting, too hold off weight-in for as long as possible. I tried several times but I found that it made me harder to be in control with my food.

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STALEYK 1/3/2013 8:01AM

    What a great way to start off the year!

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