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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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OFGREENGABLES 1/2/2013 8:07AM

    good reminders - being happy, and healthy, are incredibly important

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KATHIC2 1/2/2013 7:35AM

  Great outlook!

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BECKYANNE1 1/2/2013 6:52AM

    emoticon You can do it! You have made great progress. Going from a plus size to a normal size is such a wonderful feeling. Good Luck in 2013!

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TRYINGHARD54 1/2/2013 5:46AM

    im one of those who need to weigh in....need to keep myself in check....
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NCSUE0514 1/2/2013 5:21AM

    Wow - I don't think I could handle the "no scale" thing.
Sounds like you're doing great, though, and you've given us lots to reflect on at the start of this new year!
Best wishes to you!

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123ELAINE456 1/1/2013 11:28PM

  Awesome Blog. Make Year 2013 your Best Year for Healthy Lifestyle Changes. God Bless Everyone. Have a Wonderful Week. Enjoy Today.

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GAILSMAILS 1/1/2013 10:46PM

    Great blog Pixie! Good luck with the new challenge! You are such an inspiration to so many of us!

Thank you for sharing your life with us!
Gail

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ABETTERBETTY 1/1/2013 9:44PM

    Your 2013 will be awesome. Today is Day 1 of my streak. We can do this together.

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RAINBOWMF 1/1/2013 9:43PM

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JANESLOSS 1/1/2013 9:37PM

    Pixie,
This year will be great and you have come so far. I love your continued upbeat attitude. Wishing you only the best in 2013!!

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PINKNFITCARLA 1/1/2013 9:31PM

    Awesome blog and attitude!! I hope 2013 will be my year!

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RENEWABLEKAYE 1/1/2013 9:30PM

    You have such a powerful attitude. You are a true example of what the journey is all about. Thank you for helping me to make the decision to put my scale away this year and create my own streak of healthy living in my journey to redefine who I really am inside. You are an awesome person that obviously has touched many lives along the way. emoticon

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SLIMMINJENN 1/1/2013 9:27PM

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DEEDAYE 1/1/2013 9:04PM

    emoticon his will be our year! Thank you.

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DEEGIRL50 1/1/2013 8:09PM

    Happiness and feeling better. That's successful.

The wonderful thing about SparkPeople is sharing with each other. This blog has Sparked me today. Thank you!

I wish you continued success! emoticon emoticon

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KOOKYKATHIE 1/1/2013 8:08PM

    I think we all are looking for a good start to 2013! Let's keep encouraging each other emoticon

Thanks for all your good blogs emoticon emoticon

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 1/1/2013 8:01PM

    You can do it, Pixie!!! You have really inspired me on my journey. Keep up the great work!!!

Hugs,

Lainie

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MSGRANNYMAE 1/1/2013 7:52PM

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SUNSHINEGB 1/1/2013 7:47PM

    emoticon Pixie, I see another great year beginning for you!
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4RASCALS 1/1/2013 7:09PM

    This is your year. I know that your strong & determined, It does show.
You have made so much progress in 2012. Ve4ry proud of you, you have worked hard to get where you are. Keep moving forward

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MSBEKANATOR 1/1/2013 6:59PM

    This is our year!!!

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242WILLNOTDO 1/1/2013 6:29PM

    Great attitude! I especially like the poster about this being a lifestyle not a resolution!

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CHARTHESTAR 1/1/2013 6:28PM

    You said "on the inside I am healthy, fit and strong"

compared to your other pictures you are there already. And soon you will see it all on the outside too!

Great post- really I do enjoy reading them and love your pictures you add to them.

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AGENTMNA 1/1/2013 6:26PM

    Wow! You summed everything up so well! Awesome blog!

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KATHYJO56 1/1/2013 6:18PM

    Pixie, You have come such a long way and overcome o much. I don't like the word "fat", but I guess, what it is, is what it is. You are wonderful person no matter what you want to call it. emoticon

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WACFIT 1/1/2013 5:35PM

    So happy for you! Wishing you the best in 2013!

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HEALTHY4ME 1/1/2013 5:05PM

    YOu my girl will do it for sure, of that I have no doubt. now being truthful here I do have doubt when it comes to me, and that just scares me cos some say if you have doubt you won't succeed.... But figure everyone can't think they are going to do it all the time.
Day by day, hr by hr, min by min if need be.
Now to go clean up the kitchen.
HUGS

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MARITIMER3 1/1/2013 4:55PM

    Love your positive attitude! all the best for 2013.

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CTMOM2KIDS 1/1/2013 4:55PM

    You are fabulous!! All the very best to you in 2013. I wish you love and kindness, good health and peace of mind!

Hugs,
Anna

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DALID414 1/1/2013 4:53PM

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SLIMMERJESSE 1/1/2013 4:49PM

    It'll be fun in sharing your adventure with you. Best in 2013.

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ELLIE381 1/1/2013 4:47PM

    emoticon of the best year yet. emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 1/1/2013 4:46PM

    And it WILL be awesome, because you are awesome!

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WILLOWBROOK5 1/1/2013 4:45PM

    You do not look fat to me, missy! :-) You look fabulous and happy and healthy. Congrats on all you accomplished in 2012. I know you will accomplish still more in 2013!

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DRB13_1 1/1/2013 4:44PM

    loved everything you said!
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