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Comparing my Sparkpeople t shirts

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Friday, January 18, 2013



Today is day 21 of my current streak! (Previous streaks; 290 days and 13 days.)

This morning after my healthy breakfast (steel cut oats, poached egg, 2 clementines and some green tea) I went grocery shopping because we were out of everything! There are 3 different grocery stores in the same general area, so I went to all three in order to take advantage of sales so that I could get the best prices on everything. I stocked up on so much, we almost didn't have room for it all, lol.

As I was walking through the grocery stores, I was just marveling at how easy it is for me to walk! This time last year, walking was so painful for me because of my weight. I would have to park super close to the store, and then lean on the shopping cart as I limped up and down the aisles. I would have never gone to THREE different stores in one day....it would have worn me out completely! But now that I've lost over 71 lbs, things have changed. I no longer park as close to the store as possible...instead, I actually challenge myself to park as FAR from the store as I can! I don't lean on the shopping cart anymore, and I don't limp. I actually walk with a bounce in my step! I'm so happy that I can move so freely, and I think it shows!



This time last year, I wore a size 3X Sparkpeople t shirt. Now, I wear a size L. I have kept that size 3X shirt, and today I thought it would be fun to take a before and after picture....of my shirts, lol. So I laid my red size 3X Spark shirt on the floor, and then put my green size L Spark shirt on top. The difference astounded me! It actually brought tears to my eyes. I look at the difference in the two shirts...at how much bigger the red one is...and I am so proud and amazed that I went from being that size to the size I am now. Its almost hard to believe that the red shirt really did use to fit me!



I have a size M Sparkpeople t shirt hanging in the back of my closet...and by Spring (which is 60 days away) I hope to be able to post a picture of myself wearing it!


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CATNCAG 8/26/2013 10:39AM

    U r doing so wesome on your weight loss journey! I am trying to do just as well! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LOGOULD 4/7/2013 4:58PM

    CONGRATULATIONS! Those kind of victories are better than anything you could see on the scale!

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EFFRAYECHILDE 2/10/2013 11:43AM

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JANIGURL 1/25/2013 4:18PM

    So happy for you Pixie, you really are doing it !! I know about pain too, and sometimes my knee gets so bad it's unbearable. But even losing 5 lbs so far has helped my knee greatly :) You are a motivating person indeed !! I appreciate all your support and your kind words on my page. I will have a great time at my grandson's party, and I will behave myself ; I know there will be cake LOL ! Take care emoticon

Your blogs are terrific !
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NANFACEMIRE1 1/25/2013 3:58PM

    You are doing great Pixie, keep up the good work. Hope your back is better really soon.

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EATVEGAN 1/24/2013 1:49AM

    To put this in perspective, my beautiful slim 13-year-old granddaughter wears an M. Doesn't that just add spice to your being able to wear an M? Whee! You go, girl!

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 1/23/2013 8:51PM

    emoticon Pixie!!! Keep up the great work!!

Hugs,

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CLARAELIZABETH1 1/23/2013 3:20PM

  What a creative way to inspire -- I love the visual of the T-Shirts! Way to go with the weight loss! :-)

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RAINBOWBRITE152 1/22/2013 8:02PM

    That is awesome! Keep up the great work! emoticon

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KA_JUN 1/22/2013 2:16PM

    Awesome job, inspiring! I really enjoyed the visuals of your 2 shirts...wow, a very visible and concrete illustration of the journey you've been making and the progress you've made! Kudos! emoticon

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DIANER2014 1/21/2013 10:08PM

    That is fantastic! You will be in that medium in no time! emoticon emoticon

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SOOOO PROUD of YOU !

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You WILL be in that shirt !
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Have a Terrific Tuesday !



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SPRINGBABY80 1/21/2013 8:01PM

  fabulous, keep up the great work

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NADINEL 1/21/2013 6:55PM

    You worked hard and earned every one of your goals! I have no doubt you will get to the next (smaller) size! You GO, Girl!

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RAINBOWMF 1/21/2013 3:57PM

    Great visual.

Makes me feel fuzzy all over.

Hugs Mary

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ISABELLE31 1/21/2013 2:41PM

    Wow--what a great visual! :) That's a great reminder for those days when you feel like you're not making progress, or if the scale doesn't show the number you want. Knowing how far you've come can inspire you to keep going!

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BMCKEOW1 1/21/2013 1:28PM

    You are doing great keep up the good work. I love the t-shirt pic, it's always fun to see where you've been and where you are going. Good luck

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SHEENADEE 1/21/2013 10:58AM

    I love the t-shirt pic! What a cool way to show your progress.

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SPARKGUY 1/21/2013 10:29AM

    Woohoo -- congrats on your great results and thanks for sharing to spark others!

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MARIANNE9855 1/21/2013 10:01AM

    great idea with shirts! My goal is to get around the grocery store without leaning on my cart and needing to rest outside before I walk to my car- if you did it-so can I emoticon

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WILDFLOWERMA 1/21/2013 9:38AM

    Great blog, I can't wait to post a clothing pic like that!

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YMWONG22 1/21/2013 7:12AM

  WOW!!!! Double WOW!!!
Congratulations and well done!!!
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This shows what everyone can do when it is something we really wanted.
Thanks for sharing.
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LOLABLACK69 1/21/2013 2:38AM

    Good for you! emoticon emoticon

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JULIERAE41 1/20/2013 11:36PM

    This is awesome, Pixie! I am so super excited for you! Yee Haw!

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AMYABELL 1/20/2013 11:36PM

    You are amazing! You will fit in that Med. size shirt for sure;)

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FATHINSN 1/20/2013 11:20PM

    I like your progresses - walking much easier and the t-shirt comparison :D

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NEWTINK 1/20/2013 11:07PM

    You have come so far ... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUSIEMT 1/20/2013 10:44PM

    Yea you!!!

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CYDNEYLEECH 1/20/2013 10:17PM

    Way cool. Keep on keepin on.

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MAW_OH 1/20/2013 8:27PM

    Insp emoticon iring!

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GODSBEST 1/20/2013 7:41PM

    You can do it - looking forward to the picture of the M shirt over the L shirt over the 3XL shirt!

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CINDYW1102 1/20/2013 2:36PM

    What a great visual testimony to the journey you've been on! Congratulations! emoticon

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40PUDDLEJUMPER 1/20/2013 2:03PM

    what a wonderful blog - thankyou

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FIRECOM 1/20/2013 2:01PM

    Great blog as usual. I always enjoy your writing. I also have gone from a 3X shirt to a Medium. A really great feeling.

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SANDRAJOAN1958 1/20/2013 1:34PM

    Great visual. I'm parking farthur from the doors now too. It makes me feel like I'm doing that extra little bit to meet my goal.

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ILIKETOZUMBA 1/20/2013 12:04PM

    Hooray!! I know how awesome it feels to have more energy and stamina to do longer outings of any kind...and what a great idea to keep the shirts and take that comparison photo! :)

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SLIMMERJESSE 1/20/2013 11:15AM

    How wonderful! Congrats!

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