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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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PATTIE441 1/9/2013 7:17PM

    You go girl! Love them! You rock! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LISAN0415 1/9/2013 6:42PM

    Good for you! You deserve a reward for all your hard work!
You should be soooo proud of yourself!
Cheering you on!
Lisa :)

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FRANCES-AGAPE 1/9/2013 6:30PM

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GOOD for YOU !

It's about time !

please think about 5, 10 or 20
pound rewards along the way

You DESERVED a reward
longgggggggg before now

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Have a Thrilling Thursday !

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LOVE and BLESSINGS !

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PATRICIAANN46 1/9/2013 6:08PM

  Hi Pixie........
I emoticon that you are rewarding yourself!!!!! New shoes are a great choice.

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DUNLAPMOM 1/9/2013 5:42PM

    Love the shoes!!!!

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JAMER123 1/9/2013 5:28PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Good looking shoes!!

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ALIDOSHA 1/9/2013 5:16PM

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BARBARASDIET 1/9/2013 5:05PM

    Pretty jazzy!

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CHRISTINA31674 1/9/2013 4:28PM

  Great shoes and keep up the hard work and keep saving that change! emoticon

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SHOAPIE 1/9/2013 4:22PM

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LYNAND62 1/9/2013 4:14PM

    I love the shoes and am so happy for you!! emoticon

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DIANNEMT 1/9/2013 4:05PM

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JULIE700 1/9/2013 3:44PM

    I love your new shoes! Excellent reward!

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 1/9/2013 3:39PM

    Very cool! :)

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LTMURPHY7 1/9/2013 3:34PM

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KHALIA2 1/9/2013 3:27PM

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BESCATS 1/9/2013 3:23PM

    Love the pink ones. I should get a new "colorful" pair. emoticon
Smart shopper, saving your pennies, and taking advantage of oher savings.
My kind of shopping. emoticon

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CINDYAST 1/9/2013 3:22PM

    The pink NIke's look a lot like my hot pink Asics! emoticon I love them and get lots of compliments at the gym! Pink rocks! Enjoy your new "kicks"!

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MSGO72 1/9/2013 3:12PM

  Super cute emoticon

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CRZYMOM04 1/9/2013 3:04PM

    I love the pink shoes..

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CHANGING-TURTLE 1/9/2013 2:51PM

    emoticon I love the pink ones!!!!! emoticon

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NIKKIJ55 1/9/2013 2:33PM

    Cute shoes! Who knows, maybe you might just start running soon! I started at age 55 - could not run even as a kid, but someone said slow down and even though I only ran at a crawl in the first place, I slowed down even more and was able to do it and gradually picked up speed too!!

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PURPLEBABYBEE 1/9/2013 2:17PM

    Love the reward, the shoes are emoticon

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NEWCHINELO 1/9/2013 2:10PM

    Lovely shoes

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BSLMKH1954 1/9/2013 2:05PM

    I think all shoes and clothing should not only be functional but fun as well. Great looking shoes. You deserve them even if you had not stuck to your plan because they can help motivate you to keep working your plan. emoticon

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HWNHMMBRD 1/9/2013 2:03PM

    Good deal; one for "work" and one for "play". emoticon

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DURANGOREDDOG 1/9/2013 1:51PM

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DESERTJULZ 1/9/2013 1:42PM

    You definitely deserve good shoes! I love the bright runners!

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LYNCHD05 1/9/2013 1:40PM

    Good reward ......I love shoes too.

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NWLIFESRC 1/9/2013 1:40PM

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GAILSMAILS 1/9/2013 1:34PM

    Great blog Pixie!! New shoes are always great - especially if the dog is past the chewing stage... emoticon

Have a great day and good for you for rewarding yourself!!
Gail

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LADYJAY714 1/9/2013 1:31PM

    Cute shoes! Way to go! It's always nice to reward yourself after hard work emoticon

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SEEINGCLEARLY53 1/9/2013 1:25PM

    You deserve them,,great choice! emoticon

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PILLYWIGGIN 1/9/2013 1:08PM

    I love the shoes Pixie and the idea, but best of all I love the fact that you no longer want to hide in shoes that don't draw attention! Go Pixie!!!!!!!!!
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IAMAGEMLOVER 1/9/2013 12:50PM

    I like them. I need a new pair, but I need so much more first. Maybe next month.

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STEPHANIE1273 1/9/2013 12:42PM

    Nice shoes!

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EBURGITE 1/9/2013 12:08PM

    your body thanks you for the support of new shoes! and they are GREAT!!!! i'm with you on the teal rose shoes...i think if i found those, i'd have to have 'em too! great way to reward yourself with something that will HELP you achieve your goals. as always, thanks for your great example of showing us how it's done. WTG, pixie. you ROCK.

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GK1963 1/9/2013 12:05PM

    Love the shoes! and good for you - we all need to reward ourselves for jobs well done!

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FIRECOM 1/9/2013 11:59AM

    Nice shoes, but not for a guy but that's OK. Keep on comming on.

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KITTYCART8 1/9/2013 11:56AM

    Love your new shoes! I like to buy myself shoes too when I hit a goal...enjoy them!!! emoticon emoticon

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YAFENELRA 1/9/2013 11:52AM

    Great shoes and a great deal!!

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JANESLOSS 1/9/2013 11:32AM

    Pixie,
I love both pairs of your new shoes!!
The teal pair are my favorite color. I have bursts of blues and teal all over my house!
I love the hot pink ones too, great for spring!!
Congratulations for rewarding yourself, you deserve it!!

Big Hugs,

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SPSPSP1 1/9/2013 11:30AM

    Congrats!

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HHB4181 1/9/2013 11:21AM

    I love new shoes!! Congrats!

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KIPPER15 1/9/2013 11:19AM

    Love both pairs! emoticon

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NOTSOFLUFFYDAD 1/9/2013 11:15AM

    Love the shoes! You earned a day off and a treat, GREAT JOB!

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