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The Happiest Loser

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Monday, January 07, 2013




Today is day 10 of my current streak!

I've given myself a challenge....to workout during commercial breaks of The Biggest Loser! Great way to get a little extra fitness in, huh? I will be doing step ups on my step bench, wall sits, dumbbell curls, squats and whatever else I happen to be in the mood for. The show's season just started last night, so I have a lot of commercial break workouts ahead of me!

You know, I've watched almost every season of the Biggest Loser, and although the show really motivated me, I didn't actually APPLY that motivation. I would sit and watch the show while chowing down on junk food! I would stuff my face and think "I wish I could go on that show", or "I'm going to start getting in shape...tomorrow!"

But the days went by.....the weeks and months and even years went by....and I did nothing to improve my life and health. I was just wishing my life away, instead of actually getting up off my butt and working to make my wishes come true. Each season of the Biggest Loser would come and go, and the only change I made in my life was that I just got heavier and more out of shape.



Well, things are so different now! I no longer sit around stuffing my face and wishing for weight loss and good health. Last March, I started taking control....I began working on a brand new, healthy lifestyle. I eat right and I exercise. I've completely eliminated junk food from my diet (and I rarely eat any processed foods). I move more and sit less.



Last night as I was doing my commercial break exercises, I actually started to cry. They were tears of gratitude and happiness and relief! I'm not the same person I was this time last year. I am healthier, fitter and 71 pounds lighter! I don't need to be on the Biggest Loser, because I'm finally taking control of my life, my health and my weight. I'm no longer a prisoner of my own obesity, trapped in an unhealthy body, unable to move freely and without pain. I'm a new person now, one who loves to workout, one who craves healthy food, one who thanks God every day for helping me to keep pushing forward towards my goals.

I'm still far from where I want to ultimately end up, but I'm also far away from who I used to be! I can't help but think ahead, to where I could be this time next year, watching the Biggest Loser. It amazes me to think that I will be at my goal size by then, as long as I keep on working hard and never give up!

I might not be the Biggest Loser....but I think I'm the happiest one!


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LAFFWITHLINDA 9/22/2013 12:12AM

    Woo Hoo!

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SUPERSYLPH 7/17/2013 6:51AM

    emoticon That's fantastic!

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ELAINE725 2/20/2013 1:29PM

    This is awesome! Way to go!! Keep up the great work!!! emoticon

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FRABBIT 1/17/2013 7:36PM

  Way to go! Congrats. Very inspiring!

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MARYGOLD5 1/13/2013 3:32PM

    Thanks for a great inspirational blog. There are several minutes for exercise just during the commercials of a one hour show. Best wishes for continued success. emoticon emoticon

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    Once again you're a Star. emoticon

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LEANMEAN2 1/12/2013 6:07AM

    Congratulations!

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CHERYLSBUTT 1/11/2013 5:10PM

    Yay!!!
This kind of action will get you to your destination!!!

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CVRONEK 1/11/2013 12:07PM

    Great job! I have worked out during the commercials of Extreme makeover, weight loss edition and it really made a difference!
Very motivational and I got toned, along the way.
Will need to take on the task, again. Thanks for the nudge.
I have been going to bed earlier so will either pick out another show, or on Demand and just work out, during the show. Improvise overcome and adapt! emoticon

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NCSUE0514 1/10/2013 12:18PM

    Great post

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ROSAMARCELLE 1/10/2013 9:55AM

    I know exactly where you are coming from because this is so like the journey I have had these last few years. It was the end of November last year that I finally called a truce on it and began seriously tracking nutrition and exercise and last Saturday I joined the gym for a year, so I am ramping it up to ensure that my motivation stays on tracks. Thank you for your inspirational story. emoticon emoticon

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JERICHO1991 1/10/2013 7:57AM

    Happily losing. Great attitude.

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FATHINSN 1/10/2013 4:53AM

    Yay for Happiest Loser!

Doing exercises during commercial breaks, for me, is so exciting and fun! Instead of keep flipping for other channels while waiting for the show to continue, doing as much exercises as I can is like racing against time, which make it challenging :D

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1DRWOMAN 1/10/2013 12:28AM

    I have a photo of things to do during the show...like when bob talks about feelings, do this and when there is a product promoted, do that....etc. I'll send it to you somehow if you want me to (need email or Facebook) and it's pretty good! :)
You should have somebody else who watches the show with you write your commercial break plan, or pop strips of paper into a jar with different exercises and you have to pick so you're surprised :)
I actually reward myself with watching it. I do my workout and then I can watch it! I have to buy them from itunes since I live in NZ and they are WAY behind...so it's a treat to be able to have them....thanks to my family in the states :) WHOO HOO!!!
Have a Biggest Loser Bustin' Your Best Workouts in the new year!
:) SOOOOO excited for you that you're doing whatever it takes to make it happen!
xo

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DAWNESS0404 1/9/2013 11:03PM

    Really great blog! I have started riding my stationary bike during Biggest Loser this season! emoticon

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DJHAR7 1/9/2013 10:53PM

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Wonderful!!

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REENIE131 1/9/2013 10:51PM

    Awesome!

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ANGIELEWIS023 1/9/2013 10:47PM

  Thanks for sharing

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L1ZB3TH354 1/9/2013 10:11PM

    Pixie, Pixie, Pixie! When I first started reading this blog I didn't know it was written by you. Then I recognized the style and thought to myself, "Is this Pixie!?! Well, it was you! Thank you for always inspiring me and giving me good ideas.

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NVANGER 1/9/2013 9:58PM

    I am so motivated and moved by your words. Thank you for sharing your story. I can relate to so much of what you say here and although I have only just gotten back on track for what seems like the millionth time, I can only hope and pray that I will keep up the momentum as long as you have and beyond! :) You are awesome!!

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MARYJEANSL 1/9/2013 8:09PM

  Good for you - you are doing so well! Congratulations!

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Wonderful blog.

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AJB121299 1/9/2013 6:31PM

    nice

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KIN59VARA 1/9/2013 5:54PM

    Oh my gosh what a wonderful blog, thanks for the inspiration!

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CORANDER1 1/9/2013 5:40PM

    Your blog really inspirted me! I too love the biggest loser show and for the amount of time I watched it while too sitting on the couch munching on chips I should be skinny but life does not work that way. I always seem to do things backwards got a trailer then had to get my drivers license so I could pull my trailer, had wonderful boys (whom are grown now) then got married sheesh but I too am tired of waiting to feel better and am taking the bull by the horns! This year I am making positive changes for me! Thanks emoticon

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RACHEL2WRITER 1/9/2013 5:18PM

    What a great idea! Instead of fast-forwarding through Biggest Loser on DVR, I'm going to use commercials to exercise, too!

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    Great blog! Thank you! emoticon

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    Thanks for sharing your story

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ITSABSURD 1/9/2013 3:16PM

    You are awesome!

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CRZYMOM04 1/9/2013 3:01PM

    emoticon I love your blog. Something to think about when we are watching TV thanks for posting.

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