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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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WILSONWR 1/8/2013 4:51PM

    What a great blog! Full of inspiration and a terrific success story. Congratulations and thanks for sharing!

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NEWCHINELO 1/8/2013 4:49PM

    You truly motivate me.

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PATRICIAANN46 1/8/2013 4:11PM

  Great blog Pixie............. You are such an inspiration to all of us. Keep up the great work.......... emoticon

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SPARKFRAN514 1/8/2013 3:19PM

    I like your plan to work out at the breaks in the BL but its a show i dislike and will not watch but i work out at breaks in shows I watch i agree its a great way to fit those extra fitness minutes . Keep up the good job. i am starting my gym streak over to day missed yesterday due to our 6 inches if snow its snow-raining right now so once i finish sparking i am heading out the weather man says it will be like this all week.
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DIANER2014 1/8/2013 3:06PM

    Great job Pixie! Love your blog! emoticon emoticon

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CMILLER61 1/8/2013 2:42PM

    Great job, I hope to follow your lead in changing who I am for 2013

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AUNTIEANNE22 1/8/2013 2:20PM

  Great job! I think you just inspired me!

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SJKENT1 1/8/2013 1:31PM

    Awesome!


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CRAZYGYMGIRL 1/8/2013 1:25PM

    The Biggest Loser is entertainment, not reality, regardless what they call it. Who losses 29 lbs in one week? Even if they weigh over 400 lbs. But losing 71 lbs, over one year, keeping it off and staying motivated to continue, regardless of the plateaus, the life challenges, etc... that is what is really motivational. That's you my friend! And it inspires the rest of us to try and keep up. I mean who can say they are happiest losing weight? Good for you~!

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BSLMKH1954 1/8/2013 1:18PM

    Thank you for the blog. It has inspired me to stick to my 2013 goals and lose the 66 lbs. emoticon

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DIANN111 1/8/2013 12:58PM

    emoticon attitude! emoticon

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STEVIEBEE569 1/8/2013 12:36PM

    Very inspirational blog! Isn't interesting what we can accomplish once we put our mind to do something? Great job and continual success as you progress on your weight loss journey! Also, congratulations on your weight loss!

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SEEINGCLEARLY53 1/8/2013 12:28PM

    a BIGTHANK YOU,,,,,I felt you were talking to me,,,,,very inspirational,,,,,I even copied those quotes,,,keep going, I need your motivation!... emoticon

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JELLYBELLY221 1/8/2013 12:23PM

    That is AWESOME!!! You should be very proud of you. I am. Great ideas and great inspiration. emoticon

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YAFENELRA 1/8/2013 11:37AM

    You go, girl!!

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MYTHERNAL 1/8/2013 11:33AM

    I do this too! And the same as you, I used to watch it and stuff my face. My how things have changed!

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AME4IT 1/8/2013 11:31AM

    Wonderful! Keep up the great work towards your goal!

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DMSGLASS 1/8/2013 11:24AM

    emoticon Thanks for the inspiration!

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MYKERRYBEST 1/8/2013 11:22AM

  Great blog! Your words resonated with me. I've got to start; I've been guilty of the same. Watching the Biggest Loser and wishing that was me! Congratulations and keep up the great work! emoticon

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GALINAZ 1/8/2013 11:17AM

    Thank you for reminding us to look back and congratulate our successes as we continue forward to more of them! emoticon

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LRB444 1/8/2013 11:16AM

    I used to sit and chow on the sidelines while watching Biggest Loser as well. During Sunday's episode for the first time ever I got up and walked in place during a good bit of the show.

Congrats to both of us for doing it!!!

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PORTIAWILLIS 1/8/2013 11:13AM

    Wonderful blog. Very true of me also.

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MARYHENNIG 1/8/2013 11:08AM

  You're right...you just have to get off your butt and do it...TODAY!!!!!!!

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GOING-STRONG 1/8/2013 11:07AM

    A few weeks ago I also got a little teary at an exercise class I was at. It is just so amazing to me that I have stuck with it and it is now a part of my life. Nothing is better than living a healthy lifestyle. Spark on!

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THOMS1 1/8/2013 10:55AM

    When I first started watching the Biggest Loser I would watch it and eat also. My how things change. I wish you success. emoticon

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RITAROSE 1/8/2013 10:48AM

  I am a big fan of the Biggest Loser too! I've often wondered why I didn't take those commercial breaks and use them for some targeted exercise! I am going to join you!
Thanks for your encouragement!! Great Blog! You're a WINNER!! emoticon

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IAMAGEMLOVER 1/8/2013 10:45AM

    I love your blogs. You are an optimist and I like that. emoticon

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NOTSOFLUFFYDAD 1/8/2013 10:43AM

    What an awesome blog!!

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NLYR20 1/8/2013 10:43AM

  Great, That's nice motivation... emoticon

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BESCATS 1/8/2013 10:35AM

    emoticon to you ~~ 71 pounds ~~ that's just emoticon
You've got the right attitude to succeed & have even given me hints on what I should be doing during those commercials.

YOU GO GIRL!!!!!

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CHRISTINECAN 1/8/2013 10:20AM

    Great thinking. emoticon

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KAYYAK1 1/8/2013 10:17AM

  WOW!
I needed to hear what you had to say today as I WAS trying to talk myself out of going to my first -yes first- exercise class. I will go no matter what today.

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MOMOSG 1/8/2013 10:16AM

    What an amazing weight loss. Congratulations!

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ZOIEBETH 1/8/2013 10:14AM

    That is such a fabulous idea to work out during the commercial breaks of the show! I just found my weights so I think I'll follow your lead and do the same! I love reading your blogs. I can relate to them and they help keep me motivated! Keep up the amazing work you have been doing and congrats! Feeling healthier and happier is such an amazing feeling! I understand where those tears of joy are coming from!
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KITTYCART8 1/8/2013 10:04AM

    Amazing emoticon !!! I will join you!!! great idea!

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KNYAGENYA 1/8/2013 10:04AM

    Great Motivation.

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JERICHO1991 1/8/2013 9:54AM

    Fantastic! Keep up the good work. Inspirational and motivational.

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GIRLINMOTION 1/8/2013 9:51AM

    I am so glad to hear that you started being a doer instead of a watcher. Way to go!!! You are going to get there!

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