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Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Today is day 11 of my current streak!

I finally decided it was time to reward myself for my progress! After all, I've been working out and eating right since last March, and I've only gotten off track twice in all that time. So I think I deserved a reward! Besides, I really needed a new pair of shoes. My old Reeboks were totally worn out. We've been saving change in a coffee can, so this morning I took the can to CoinStar and cashed those coins in....there was almost $100 in change!

So with cash in hand, I headed to the shoe store. First I went to a big old shoe warehouse, figuring that since they'd have the biggest selection, I would definitely find some shoes that I like. But out of all those hundreds of shoes they had, there was not one pair that appealed to me! There were some that I liked "okay", but since this was meant to be a reward, I just did not want to settle for "okay."

Luckily at the next 2 stores I found shoes that I liked... and they were on sale! Plus, by applying for a store credit card, I got $20 off my purchase. (And I plan to cut up that store credit card when it arrives, lol.) I ended up getting two pairs of shoes for $75. I LOVE them! What do you think?



In the picture, I'm laying on the floor with my feet up on the sofa to show off my new shoes. The pink ones are Nike's. They are running shoes, and although I don't run, I just loved the bright colors. In the past, I would buy the plainest shoes possible, so they would be practical and not stand out. But I didn't want to get practical shoes today.So pink shoes for me! The teal shoes with the roses are for just bumming around in, and they are my favorite color. Plus, I love roses, so as soon as I saw those shoes I just knew I had to get them.

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LAFFWITHLINDA 9/22/2013 12:06AM

    Love them!


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CATNCAG 8/26/2013 12:11PM

    Great, u definitely deserve them for all of your hard work & dedication to yourself! Love the shoes! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUPERSYLPH 7/17/2013 6:53AM

    Nice shoes! They look so fun! Also, I love the "warning" picture. LOL!

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VBA2009 6/29/2013 1:04PM

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ELAINE725 2/20/2013 3:32PM

    Love the colors! Enjoy your rewards....you deserve them!!! emoticon

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WHITEANGEL4 1/26/2013 11:28PM

    Great choices. When I was much larger, I would purchase shoes because my size did not change so I would purchase great shoes and only wear plain black on my large rear end

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TPETRIE 1/25/2013 5:25PM

  Love the colors. It is wonderful to reward yourself once in a while. emoticon

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HYATTI1 1/24/2013 2:14AM

    Very Cool

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CINDYBEL 1/22/2013 4:40PM

    Good for you. Don't you just love how change adds up. emoticon

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EFFRAYECHILDE 1/20/2013 9:47AM

    Love 'em. Great gifts to yourself.

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TERRIJ7 1/18/2013 11:53AM

    I love 'em!

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FRABBIT 1/17/2013 7:45PM

  Adorable

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WIDARLING 1/17/2013 6:13AM

    Fantastic, they are both nice. God bless.

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SERASARA 1/15/2013 8:45PM

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GRAMPIAN 1/15/2013 6:33AM

  Great! emoticon

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DONNA5281 1/14/2013 11:56AM

  emoticon I love the colors. I always buy white ones. emoticon

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AUDREYBELL1 1/13/2013 4:51PM

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DURANGOREDDOG 1/12/2013 9:34PM

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VOLLEYGIRL77 1/12/2013 6:36PM

    Cute! I need new shoes bad!

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LIVELYGIRL2 1/12/2013 5:58PM

  how fun is that? Good for you!

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QTEALADY20031 1/12/2013 1:33PM

    Love the colors Pixie! Great choice! emoticon June

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JIBBIE49 1/12/2013 8:24AM

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

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DS9KIE 1/12/2013 7:48AM

    emoticon award for yourself emoticon

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TDWANDD2MYK9 1/12/2013 5:09AM

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MANILUS 1/11/2013 10:38PM

    Love the Nikes, great reward!

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TUBJUMPER 1/11/2013 9:19PM

    WTG!!! I love the bright colored running shoes also. I plan to get some soon.

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HANSBRINK 1/11/2013 3:28PM

  All you need now is some pixie dust.

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MARGARITTM 1/11/2013 3:14PM

    Nice shoes!

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REALKIEKEY 1/11/2013 1:22PM

    Love the colors! Keep up the persistence!

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ELAINEANNE1 1/11/2013 12:34PM

    Hi
Great idea to get the store card for 20 dollars off but an even better idea is the cutting it up.

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LRB444 1/11/2013 12:08PM

    I love pink shoes. They look great.

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WILDFLOWERMA 1/11/2013 12:00PM

    It must have been so fun picking them out! I was eyeing those very Nike's on two different women at the gym today. Love the solid bright colors, so I may just follow your lead when I hit my first goal :)

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JOYFULSONG45 1/11/2013 11:48AM

    Definitely a great way to reward yourself for a job well done.

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FARIS71 1/11/2013 11:23AM

    How awesome. Rewarding great behavior with a treat that you saved for in a change jar!!

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SANDRALEEBOONE 1/11/2013 10:55AM

    good job on rewarding yourself,shoes are a good choice love them, it saddens me when people reward themselves with candy, how can that be a reward when it harms them and makes it temping to eat more junk,on well to each there own.i reward myself by helping others have a wonderful happy healthy day. emoticon

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PSCARPA16 1/11/2013 9:10AM

    Love them!!! I too have been buying bright running shoes, I have orange ones and black with yellow stripes!!!

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LOVEMYBODY2012 1/11/2013 9:03AM

    Love your self care in not settling until you found the shoes that matched your sparkle!

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WEGENERCS 1/11/2013 8:20AM

    Love those shoes! Now that you've worn them are they as comfortable as they look?

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CM_GARDNER78 1/10/2013 11:59PM

    I.LOVE.THEM! I want some!! Way to go - loving the rewards!!! :-)

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PCASEY7 1/10/2013 11:58PM

    Pixie, I also just bought hot pink runners...we'll be twins! Good for you for getting such a deal and giving yourself a nice reward for all your hard work. You're worth it!

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ANNELIZABETH918 1/10/2013 10:17PM

    Congrats!! I love the pink sneakers!!

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L1ZB3TH354 1/10/2013 10:15PM

    The shoes are just showing how you feel on the inside. You are feeling bright and bold. Good for you Pixie! emoticon

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DUTCH1811 1/10/2013 7:58PM

    Great Blog. Good for you. And love the shoes.

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REDGALE 1/10/2013 7:38PM

    Yay you!!

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AJB121299 1/10/2013 7:17PM

    great job

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LYNCHD05 1/10/2013 6:49PM

    Love the shoes......great blog

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1DRWOMAN 1/10/2013 6:46PM

    Good For you! And great choice of colour!!! WHOO HOO!!!!! ENJOY! I love staring at my new shoes! They make me feel good! LOL I will email you this afternoon when I get home with the BL thingy! :) Have a good day experiencing the EXTRA pep in your step! :)

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MUZIKGAL21 1/10/2013 6:25PM

    New shoes always make me happy! I get frustrated shopping for anything else, because no matter what it always seems like I'm in between sizes and can't find things to fit right. Shoes, on the other hand, almost always fit... and it makes me happy. I like your choice, too. Nike is my favorite brand, and I'm currently sporting a gray and pink pair of Shox, myself. GO PINK! lol

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SUECHRIS50 1/10/2013 4:47PM

    I agree shoes with bold color!My daughters always tell me when we are going somewhere,not the bright ones!!I wear them anyway since,when they were growing up I always let them EXPRESS themselves.I laughed alot along the way! emoticon

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MIMETALKER 1/10/2013 4:40PM

    I used to wear different color socks as a visual statement that color doesn't matter. I like this even better... emoticon

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