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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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  • LAINIESNEWLIFE
    You're such an inspiration, Pixie!! I also did a little working out during commercial breaks. I started doing squats, but my knee was really bothering me. So I switched to walking in place; the type of walking in the WATP workouts. Can't wait to watch tonight's show.
    1427 days ago
  • MILLEDGE2
    You are SO impressive! emoticon
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  • DALID414
    Sorry I didn't join you on working out during the commercial breaks. I told myself I wouldn't workout until after I finish my antibiotics. I'll join in next week, promise!
    1427 days ago
  • SLIMLEAF
    I've only just started following your blog, but I must say how impressed I am with how far you've already come - how much you've achieved. Such a radical change in thought, belief and action - WELL DONE!

    I hope you will be pleased to know that you have inspired me to start my own Spark Streak. Yes, this is Day One for me. It's rather scary as I fear that I will just fail again, but there's only one person who can determine the outcome and that's me. I'm going to stop wishing and start working - in fact, as of today, I've already started!

    Thank you so much - and best wishes in the next stage of your healthy life journey.
    1427 days ago
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  • MARYBETH4884
    Wow wonderful thought process! You are amazing!
    1427 days ago
  • EBURGITE
    you're amazing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjhC
    EhWiKXk

    1427 days ago
  • EVER-HOPEFUL
    thanks love i need this right now. emoticon
    1427 days ago
  • LITTLE_QUEEN
    PIXIE IHAVE KNOWN YOU FOR AWHILE NOW AND SO VERY HONORED TO SHARE COLEADER WITH YOU AND THE FACT TTHAT WE HAVE BECOME CLOSE AS SPARK SISTERS

    I HAVE SEEN YOU GROW, YOU HAVE COME SO FAR, WE ARE ALL SO PROUD OF YOU AND NOBODY MORE SO THEN ME, BECAUSE I KNOW HOW YOU HAVE SURVIVED AND WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN THROUGH

    YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUT AND I LOVE YOU CAUSE YOU ARE MY BEST FRIEND AND SISTER
    1427 days ago
  • JJAQUES41
    You are an amazing loser! Look at all you've gained and learned WITHOUT having anyone yelling at you to keep running or stop eating! You're your own Jillian Michaels'!
    1427 days ago
  • ESCHLETZ
    I've been there too. Staring at the tv and thinking, "Now if only I was on that show I know I would be able to lose." BUt there's nothing stopping us from making the right decisions on our own. The only difference is that there's nobody there MAKING us make the right choices.
    I'm so happy for you that you've made it to where you are already. I'm hoping to one day be at the point where you say you love to exercise. Still a struggle, but each time I do it I do feel so much better afterwards, just need to remind myself of that when I don't feel like doing it, eh?
    1427 days ago
  • HEALTHY4ME
    OH yea you are the biggest loser cos you lost your can't do attitude, your don't wanna do it, and you gained so very much as you know. To me it isn't about the amt of pounds all the time, but the mental game too as that girl that left really showed.

    HUGS and I can only imagine you teaching fitness and motivating people that dont wanna, can't do it

    HUGS and did you see my KNOT blog?
    1427 days ago
  • JULESJET
    You are AMAZING! And such a good Inspiration!
    And you have a WONDERFUL ATTITUDE!
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