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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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MEOUTE 1/10/2013 4:24PM

    Good for you! Love the pink..show off your progress!

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CAMSEDGE 1/10/2013 2:29PM

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AERWIN77 1/10/2013 2:12PM

    Love the pink shoes. I always seem to go "flashy" on my shoes - they have to be fun. emoticon

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DIANER2014 1/10/2013 12:17PM

    Love the shoes! emoticon

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MOMZACBRAN 1/10/2013 12:05PM

    good job girlie! i love the bright pink shoes! :) Keep going!

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JAMIEHODGES 1/10/2013 11:40AM

    Love your new shoes!! You've worked so hard that you deserve a treat. Great job on finding the bargain, that's what always makes me the happiest.

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NGCHILD 1/10/2013 11:34AM

    LOVE the pink tennis shoes!!

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MSKRIS7 1/10/2013 10:10AM

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DDLM13 1/10/2013 9:46AM

    Love the shoes emoticon

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ANNCOLEY 1/10/2013 9:33AM

  LOVE the hot pink ones....You deserve a reward. Good for you rewarding yourself.

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FITFOCUSPLANACT 1/10/2013 8:57AM

  shoes are a great reward!

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JUSTFORGIVEN1 1/10/2013 8:47AM

    funny! Good for you

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NEWMOM20121 1/10/2013 8:33AM

    They look great. Nice job.

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JANAMP09 1/10/2013 8:28AM

    Next time, if there is an outlet store near you i.e. Nike, Adidas etc., go there. You would be surprise by some prices there some days. All depends when you go in and what you are looking for. I know at the Adidas outlet near us - I got 3 pairs for less then I normally pay for one pair (always wear the same style since I had my gait analysed)

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ANGIELEWIS023 1/10/2013 7:15AM

  New shoes always make me happy too!

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ILOVEJIM851991 1/10/2013 7:13AM

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DIXIECAP79 1/10/2013 6:09AM

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SWEETNEEY 1/10/2013 6:03AM

    Love your style.

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IMEMINE1 1/10/2013 5:21AM

    emoticon love the pink ones.

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FITMOMINNJ 1/10/2013 5:04AM

    Love the pink too:-)


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FATHINSN 1/10/2013 4:50AM

    Fun, fun, fun shoes! Worth it to get them for your reward, WooHoo!

Don't forget to cut the credit card once it arrives, hehe.

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KLMEIRING 1/10/2013 2:51AM

    They are so fun! Thanks for sharing!

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LDAVENPOR4 1/10/2013 2:45AM

    You go girl! You made a great choice, saved some doiugh and had some fun. emoticon

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BLUEJEAN99 1/10/2013 1:58AM

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WALKINGGIRL6 1/10/2013 1:32AM

    Love them both but pink is my favorite, enjoy. Love your previous blog, you sure have made last year a successful year, be proud.

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PIRATELASS 1/10/2013 12:29AM

    Congrats!! I love them both and you certainly deserve them!

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AMANDACOETZER 1/10/2013 12:16AM

    You're going to look "pretty in pink"!

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LUVTOBOWL 1/9/2013 11:58PM

    emoticon you deserve it!! Both are very pretty.

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JULESJET 1/9/2013 11:22PM

    I love the hot pink!

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JANETTEB553 1/9/2013 11:22PM

    enjoy emoticon

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242WILLNOTDO 1/9/2013 11:02PM

    A new pair of shoes can change your life...just ask Cinderella...or Dorothy!

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JERICHO1991 1/9/2013 10:13PM

    Good reward. What's the next one, and when will you earn it?

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MNNICE 1/9/2013 10:08PM

    Rewards are so important, and the Nikes will make you anxious to hit the exercise trail! Keep it up!

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NEWTINK 1/9/2013 10:07PM

    Love the shoes emoticon

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SUSIEMT 1/9/2013 9:54PM

    Good rewards! Keep 'em coming!

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DEBSZOO74 1/9/2013 8:50PM

    I love your new shoes! Glad that you rewarded yourself! You deserve it!

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MJ7DM33 1/9/2013 8:47PM

  Great shoes! emoticon

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TONYTHETSANGEL 1/9/2013 8:44PM

    Yeah Pixie! Good for you! I like your new kicks, enjoy them!! emoticon emoticon

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4KWALK 1/9/2013 8:25PM

    Way to go. Now everytime you look at your new shoes you can remember how happy you were when you got them and recall all the hard work that led up to that reward.
I think they look great on you. emoticon

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CHARTHESTAR 1/9/2013 8:20PM

    Love the Nike ones!
Most of mine have been plain. I have thought about getting some that shout out too!
keep us posted if you get any shouts!

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ROCKYCPA 1/9/2013 8:20PM

    Love the shoes - good for you. Keep up the good work!

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CAROLJ35 1/9/2013 8:19PM

    Shoes are GREAT!!! And you certainly deserved an award!!!

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PEGGYO 1/9/2013 8:18PM

    great sneaker choice

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MARYJEANSL 1/9/2013 8:16PM

  So glad you rewarded yourself - you really do deserve it!! And the shoes are great!

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