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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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DABLUECAT 1/3/2013 7:47AM

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MIMOSA88 1/3/2013 7:46AM

    Love it! Love it! Love it! You are the best!!

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  Good for you. All the best!
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GOPINTOS 1/3/2013 7:11AM

    Great blog! Thanks for sharing!

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FIRECOM 1/3/2013 7:00AM

    RIGHT ON!! I will never be fat again.

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JANEMARIE77 1/3/2013 6:56AM

    got to love it

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PENOWOK 1/3/2013 6:52AM

    I know you can do it, Pixie! Keep up the great work!

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1DRWOMAN 1/3/2013 6:01AM

    Good for you! Well done! Congratulations and have a great year!

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SEEINGCLEARLY53 1/3/2013 4:30AM

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ILIKETOZUMBA 1/3/2013 1:05AM

    Awesome blog. :) Congrats on being done with being fat and unhealthy! I guess 2012 was my last fat year, too. I was only a little overweight by the time the year started - 2011 was my last obese year - but still, this past year was the year I finally reached a healthy weight for the first time since high school, and achieved levels of physical fitness that I've never possessed in my entire life! Thanks for inspiring me to reflect on those things....it feels good to note these things, doesn't it? :) Best of health to you in 2013!

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JAMER123 1/3/2013 12:06AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon for a great blog!!
Onward to goals in 2013~~

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CICELY360 1/2/2013 11:14PM

  good blog

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SPARKFRAN514 1/2/2013 10:48PM

    thank you for the great blog love your plan we can all do this healthy eating you are so right we each have to find what works for us. lets meet at the finish line this year we can this go spark friend

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PATRICIAANN46 1/2/2013 8:47PM

  Hi Pixie..........
"There are other stressers. I can't control those things, but I can control me." This is something that I am working on constantly!!! I am going to put this statement in many places in my home where I am sure to read it on a regular basis. emoticon

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JIBBIE49 1/2/2013 7:53PM

    Great to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail. What an honor. emoticon

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SJKENT1 1/2/2013 7:42PM

    Toasting to your health!!

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    Well Said Thumbs up!!!

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ROCKYCPA 1/2/2013 2:33PM

    What a great outlook - you can do it!

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MOMMY445 1/2/2013 1:37PM

    you can do this,Pixie! you are worth it! have a wonderful day!

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AMANDACOETZER 1/2/2013 1:14PM

    Thanks

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GEORGIEGURLZ 1/2/2013 1:09PM

    What an inspirational post. 2012 was my last fat year too. I am down 25 lbs. and going on. I will meet my final goal in 2013. emoticon emoticon

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TAMMYINPA 1/2/2013 12:38PM

    Thanks for the great words.

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ROCKYCPA 1/2/2013 12:26PM

    What a great outlook - you can do it!

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WALLINMW 1/2/2013 11:49AM

  Keep Sparkin'!

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  I can really relate. What a great post! emoticon emoticon

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KITTYCART8 1/2/2013 11:16AM

    Amazing!!! 2012 was my last fat year too! I am down 100 and have 30 lbs to go...but I know what you mean!!! Looking forward to seeing your other posts...Congratulations!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
Oh and your dog is super cute!!!

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FITMARTI 1/2/2013 11:12AM

    2012 was my last fat year too

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Go Get'em Pixie.... this is gonna be my last fat year too...... emoticon

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L1ZB3TH354 1/2/2013 10:53AM

    FLACAPR-NSV stands for non-scale victory.

Pixie, you will rock 2013!

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FLACAPR 1/2/2013 10:21AM

    What does NSV stand for?

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SANDYCRANE 1/2/2013 10:06AM

    The regular size clothes cost less than the plus size and there is a lot more selection. That is one NSV is will be completing soon. This will be your year Pixie, you are looking good.

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MAVERICK59 1/2/2013 9:59AM

    I love that you understand you cannot control all situations and that you don't let them control you either.
You are right, this is going to be your year!

Hugs,
Belinda

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    Great blog.

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FARIS71 1/2/2013 9:01AM

    Love it!! It will be a great year one choice at a time!

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DJSHIP46 1/2/2013 8:37AM

    Hang in there... Your gettin' it done!!!

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 1/2/2013 8:32AM

    While I'm one of those people who need the occasional reality check and accountability of weighing in, I do believe that tracking NSV's is a delightful way to find incentive and remind ourselves that other people don't see the scale when we do. Neither do they see the tags inside our clothes proclaiming what size we are. The comments they make are a much more powerful indicator that we are making progress. So are other NSV's, like being able to get in an airplane and not need the seatbelt extender, or being able to pass comfortably through a turnstile, or not tiring out on an hour-long trip through the grocery store. Those are the Real Life versions of that number on the scale, and are SO much more meaningful! So...way to go!

May 2013 bring you continued success and plenty of opportunities to shine and share your wisdom and exhilaration with all of us who are proud to be your Spark Friends!

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MIMIDOT 1/2/2013 8:08AM

    Way to go! Great blog! Thanks for sharing. You'll make your goal in 2013!!!!

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