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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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COMEONMA 1/19/2013 10:51PM

    Congratulations! What an amazing visual. You should be so proud of yourself. I can't wait to see your spring look!

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ROCKYCPA 1/19/2013 10:19PM

    You are so amazing - great blog.

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KARENLEIGH32 1/19/2013 9:50PM

    Wow! That's amazing!

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JAMER123 1/19/2013 9:13PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon & fantastic!!!

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HEARTS116 1/19/2013 8:55PM

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MIDGIEDAWN2 1/19/2013 8:22PM

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SCOUTMOM715 1/19/2013 8:21PM

    emoticon You are amazing!! Great visual!! emoticon

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LUVTOBOWL 1/19/2013 8:06PM

    Pixie, you have inspired me once again girl. I know you'll be ready to wear that medium by your goal date. I hope to be back in my extra lg by then.

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HOLLYM48 1/19/2013 7:51PM

    Way to go!!!!!! You are doing great. There is nothing like seeing the proof of how far we have come. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SPARKFRAN514 1/19/2013 7:20PM

    Great emoticon I am rooting for you and that Med shirt You have re sparked me thank you
We have 61 days to get to our goals a Med shirt! thanks for sharing and re sparking me We are hiking the Med shirt trail cheering each other on .

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JOANNHUNT 1/19/2013 7:16PM

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FIT4MEIN2013 1/19/2013 7:08PM

    emoticon Isn't it fun? That is worth more than ANY food!

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DIANNEMT 1/19/2013 6:25PM

    Great way to show the loss!! emoticon

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CICELY360 1/19/2013 6:03PM

  good job

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SLIMLEAF 1/19/2013 5:50PM

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Well done! Keep up the good work!

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LJR4HEALTH 1/19/2013 5:44PM

    Pixie emoticon and just ina years time Wow! YOu did great !

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CVRONEK 1/19/2013 5:21PM

    emoticon emoticon Pixie! Keep up the good work. I am glad you are getting around, without pain. What a blessing.
Nice shirts!

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JUDYD207 1/19/2013 4:21PM

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PENOWOK 1/19/2013 4:08PM

    That is very cool!! Good for you!

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MONANW 1/19/2013 3:50PM

    Great job! Once again you have given me the insperation to keep on keeping on. Have a wonderful weekend emoticon

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BRIDIEGAL 1/19/2013 3:31PM

    Isn't it wonderful to have some distance and be able to marvel at the results! Congratulations!! emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 1/19/2013 3:18PM

  emoticon emoticon Pixie!!!!!

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MOWINELADY 1/19/2013 2:55PM

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Great pics

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MISSLISA1973 1/19/2013 12:36PM

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WEEPINGANGEL74 1/19/2013 12:27PM

    You've made awesome progress!! So proud of you. I park as far away from stores as I can too and I get some funny looks but I just smile knowing what even a few extra steps can do for my health, fitness level and well being.

Keep up the great work and congratulations on the streak so far!!

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BARB5970 1/19/2013 11:48AM

    Great inspiration. I'm going to order a Spark shirt for myself. For now, it has to be an XL, but I plan on using it as my motivation to exercise and one day I'll have a smaller shirt to compare it to, Just like you. Thanks so much for sharing.

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LIVELYGIRL2 1/19/2013 11:35AM

  Your shirts say it all in a physical manner.

Your words share your enthusiasm. I can hardly wait to see what you become. I don't happen to believe in evolution , but you are obviously adapting and changing, right before our eyeballs. emoticon

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AME4IT 1/19/2013 11:24AM

    Fantastic post! The picture of your shirts is a wonderful progress photo. I cannot wait to see the M or S on top of the L and 3X. You are doing great!!
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JSALERNO 1/19/2013 10:53AM

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SMILEY3826 1/19/2013 10:51AM

    such a great job,Pixie! way to go!

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VOLLEYGIRL77 1/19/2013 10:24AM

    What a cool way to see your progress!

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IAMAGEMLOVER 1/19/2013 10:23AM

    I wish I was not technologically retarded. Yes, I am. I can't take pictures from my camcorder and get them onto my computer. I keep getting errors. Other people have tried too. I wish I had allowed before and after pictures. I would not let anyone take a picture of me. I can't remember what i looked like, never looked in a mirror, didn't want to. Now I am sorry I didn't. I have lost 121 pounds and have entered maintenance. I wish I had something to look back on and compare.

I do feel the difference. More energy, able to do things I couldn't before. Less pain in the knees, hip and back. emoticon

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BRENDA_G50 1/19/2013 10:19AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon for always posting such uplifting blogs. The difference between the 2 shirts is a visual that shows just how far you have came on your journey and gives the rest of us hope to be able to do the same thing. emoticon

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DONNA5281 1/19/2013 10:05AM

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Thanks for sharing!

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WALLINMW 1/19/2013 9:58AM

  thanks for sharing!

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L1ZB3TH354 1/19/2013 9:55AM

    Congrats!

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DW33412 1/19/2013 9:47AM

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DAWNIEJ76 1/19/2013 9:33AM

    YAY!!! I'm so very happy for you and your success!!! What a great visual reminder of how we can change things! Keep up the great work! Can't wait to see the next pic of Medium! You CAN do it!!!

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JIBBIE49 1/19/2013 9:05AM

    Once again you're in the Spark Mail. What an Honor.

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LYNNA1968 1/19/2013 9:05AM

    excited to see the spring shirt on top. You are doing great!!! Keep it up

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DJSHIP46 1/19/2013 8:55AM

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JANEMARIE77 1/19/2013 8:49AM

    way to go you are amazing emoticon

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MOMMY445 1/19/2013 8:21AM

    woo hoo! way to go! have a fabulous day!

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NITTINNANA 1/19/2013 8:15AM

    Loved the two shirts!

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TRYINGHARD54 1/19/2013 8:14AM

    fantasic!

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KATHIC2 1/19/2013 8:04AM

  You rock!

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 1/19/2013 8:03AM

    You're doing great! The picture of the smaller t-shirt on top of the larger one is an awesome visual! It shows just how far you've come! Yay!!!!!!!

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RUNNING-TURTLE 1/19/2013 8:02AM

    Way to go.

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