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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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PATTYSPENCER 1/8/2013 10:36PM

    Love both of them - you will difinately stand out in a crowd - or on a trail - or on a pathway - or on the sidewalk

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SCOUTMOM715 1/8/2013 10:31PM

    emoticon Love those pink running shoes!! I bought myself a bright pair of pink & turquoise shoes and absolutely love them. When I see them, I get the motivation to move. I call them my happy shoes!! Have fun!!

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COCK-ROBIN 1/8/2013 10:05PM

    Wow, Pixie! I'm glad for you.

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GBSLIM 1/8/2013 9:42PM

    Pink workout shoes to match your pink workout gloves and pretty, spring like blue ones to go with your spring shirt. AWESOME.
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SEATTLE58 1/8/2013 9:40PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon And oh, we love our shoes!! emoticon

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KARENLEIGH32 1/8/2013 9:24PM

    A girl loves new shoes, 2 pair is amazing!

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JELLI-LEAN 1/8/2013 8:51PM

    Love the shoes! Yeah for change for rewards!!

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MONANW 1/8/2013 8:50PM

    You just brought the biggest smile to my face emoticon

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NADINEL 1/8/2013 8:35PM

    Love those shoes! Good for you! emoticon

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FIZZYBALL 1/8/2013 8:30PM

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ELLIE381 1/8/2013 8:10PM

    emoticon great shoes. emoticon

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EKOSS88 1/8/2013 8:01PM

  You make me smile! Just saying! :)

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JUNEAU2010 1/8/2013 8:01PM

    LOVE the shoes! I love those old Converse red shoes and hope to get some when I have earned them. LOVE the roses!

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MAY3BRIDE 1/8/2013 8:00PM

    Glad you did not settle for anything in the first store. You deserved something special and from the looks of the shoes you found two pairs of exciting and bold looks. Great job stepping out of the comfort zone! emoticon

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GLORYB2014 1/8/2013 7:32PM

    Your bright new shoes fit your happy, bubbly personality Pixie!
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TEDYBEAR2838 1/8/2013 6:44PM

    YOU ARE ROCKING IT!

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CVRONEK 1/8/2013 6:40PM

    What fun shoes! They fit you perfectly! emoticon

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4RASCALS 1/8/2013 6:36PM

    Love your shoes, especially the Nike. You so deserved this reward.
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FITMARTI 1/8/2013 6:30PM

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 1/8/2013 6:23PM

    It is good to give oneself a treat. Good for you..

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WACFIT 1/8/2013 6:09PM

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MICKEYH 1/8/2013 6:08PM

    I am glad you've treated yourself. You've worked hard for the past year, you definitely deserved it. And they are sooo cuuuuttte !! *\(^o^)/*

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RAINBOWMF 1/8/2013 6:05PM

    emoticon on the shoes, you will look great wearing them.
They are going to give you dancing feet. emoticon

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GOSPARK45 1/8/2013 6:04PM

    I love your new shoes!! Especially the ones with the roses. I love any shirts with flowers on them, now I'll have to find shoes, too! Woo hoo!
You deserve the reward.

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PIXIEMOM13 1/8/2013 6:01PM

    Those are some gorgeous shoes Miss Pixie! I think its GREAT that you got bright, beautiful shoes rather than plain ones like you might have gotten in the past.

You GO, girl!

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GARDENSFORLIFE 1/8/2013 5:56PM

    emoticon Hello!

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TREE57 1/8/2013 5:49PM

    Love your new shoes! Nice reward!

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MILLEDGE2 1/8/2013 5:48PM

    Really snazzy! Good for you!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 1/8/2013 5:41PM

    really love both of them but the pink shoes i want,lol.in the blc challenge i am in the pink vikings.and when i do work outs at home i like to wear something pink that way it reminds me i am not just doing my workouts for me but my team as well,lol.you deserve the shoes love and i agree with you for not settling for o.k. emoticon

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NOLABUG79 1/8/2013 5:40PM

    Fantastic

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 1/8/2013 5:24PM

    Cute!

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SHERRIJ61 1/8/2013 5:24PM

    Good for you, I've recently did the same, went to a huge designer shoe warehouse to look for new shoes.. I don't know what design school they went to but what a bunch of ugly cheap looking shoes. You did good I like both of your choices.. Enjoy! emoticon

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BARBARAROSE54 1/8/2013 5:22PM

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REGILIEH 1/8/2013 5:15PM

    Good for you!!! I like your reward!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BLUEROSE73 1/8/2013 4:58PM

  Love them. So glad you were able to get some you love.

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SLIMLEAF 1/8/2013 4:55PM

    What a good choice!

Every time you wear them, you can remind yourself that you've really EARNED them!

Well done!

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DRB13_1 1/8/2013 4:54PM

    You SO DESERVE a reward!!!
And you're a savvy shopper to boot!
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Now wear out these pair! I know you can. emoticon

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123ELAINE456 1/8/2013 4:45PM

  Awesome!!! I like the Teal and Rose the best . I love Roses. You deserve them. You are Worth it. You have work very hard for them. Enjoy them all You can. God Bless You and Have a Fantastic Day. Take Care. HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ANDREA0301 1/8/2013 4:43PM

    Your new shoes are great!
Congrats on rewarding yourself!
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LAINIESNEWLIFE 1/8/2013 4:38PM

    Love the new shoes!!! Very pretty!!! Good for you for rewarding yourself for the hard work!!

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MAGA99 1/8/2013 4:35PM

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CTMOM2KIDS 1/8/2013 4:33PM

    I love the bright colors! And good for you for getting those shoes! You richly deserve to reward yourself!

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TERMITEMOM 1/8/2013 4:31PM

    I LOVE them! What a fun reward, and you got a deal on top of it! You rock!

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KATHYJO56 1/8/2013 4:30PM

    Pixie, these shoes are totally cool! You deserve them and I'm so happy that you got 2 pair that aren't just plain ole shoes. You will always remember that these are your reward shoes and you earned them! emoticon

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THOMS1 1/8/2013 4:28PM

    emoticon I love the colors of your shoes. I think it's good to go with running shoes. I have found that they tend to be lighter than a walking shoe. emoticon

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DALID414 1/8/2013 4:27PM

    I love your running shoes (I'm biased of course). That change adds up fast. I've gotten a few gift cards with mine when there's 'no money' for a gift.

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DIBANANA 1/8/2013 4:24PM

  Good for you! I like teal and roses as well. You are thinking outside the box!

Congrats on your streak

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BRENDABUNNY 1/8/2013 4:24PM

    Both are super nice..I love those pink Nike's..now here's to new mileage on those sneakers emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MATTEROFHEART 1/8/2013 4:23PM

    Love the shoes! Great choice!!! emoticon

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HEALTHY4ME 1/8/2013 4:23PM

    GOOD FOR YOU!!!! Like them both!


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