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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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IMEMINE1 1/19/2013 7:52AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon that's great.
You certainly can and should be proud of yourself.

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NILLAPEPSI 1/19/2013 7:37AM

    Love the t-shirt comparison!! That is so awesome!

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AMARILYNH 1/19/2013 7:13AM

    What an awesome blog!! Sometimes we get so focused on what the scales say that we forget what is really important - the wonderful things weight loss does for our LIFE!! Thanks for the inspiration!! Here's to 2013 being even BETTER than 2012 (which considering your amazing progress in 2012 is going to make it a GREAT year for you!!) emoticon

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BESSHAILE 1/19/2013 7:11AM

    Fantastic! it's like you're slipping out of a cocoon.


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MSBEKANATOR 1/19/2013 6:58AM

    What an amazing visual!!! This is so awesome! Great job!

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SANDYCRANE 1/19/2013 6:56AM

    Great visual. Keep up with the great blogs.

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COOKIE_AT_51 1/19/2013 6:41AM

    emoticon Way to go ... great visual! A picture is worth a thousand words ... Spark On my friend!

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NCSUE0514 1/19/2013 5:28AM

    Thank you~!!!

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HAPPY_TRAVELS 1/19/2013 2:40AM

    Like your t-shirts. Well done. Enjoy the new you

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GOSPARK45 1/19/2013 12:32AM

    Love the shirts! Woo hoo!
Now that's a NSV!

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COCK-ROBIN 1/18/2013 11:42PM

    That's wonderful, Pixie! Good show!

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TERMITEMOM 1/18/2013 10:55PM

    WOW! Pixie, this is amazing. How wonderful! This gives hope that we can really do it!

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TAFODIL24 1/18/2013 10:43PM

    Woot! Woot! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MSGRANNYMAE 1/18/2013 10:22PM

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DESERTJULZ 1/18/2013 10:18PM

    How incredibly rewarding!

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LISAN0415 1/18/2013 9:48PM

    That is awesome, and what a great goal! You will get there!

Very happy for you!
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Lisa

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MICKEYH 1/18/2013 9:30PM

    emoticon emoticon thanks for your motivation. Your motivation is really a great encouragement to all of us !! Good luck.

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DEEDEE1081 1/18/2013 9:14PM

    Can't wait to see that M shirt! Keep up the good work, and thanks for your wonderful blogs! emoticon

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4RASCALS 1/18/2013 8:49PM

    Awesome job. Can't wait to see you in M t shirt. It won't be long. Keep pushing yourself forward

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KARRENLYNN 1/18/2013 8:45PM

    Way to go! What a fun NSV. Keep making great choices for yourself and I'm looking forward to seeing you in your medium SP shirt. emoticon


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DALID414 1/18/2013 7:45PM

    Can't wait to see you in the M shirt!!!

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JACLYN07 1/18/2013 7:40PM

    Wow! Now that indeed is a sight to behold. Applauds.

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JELLI-LEAN 1/18/2013 7:07PM

    emoticon Great job Pixie! Big difference in the two shirts.......look how much smaller you are now!




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ELLIE381 1/18/2013 7:03PM

    emoticon emoticon What a difference in those two shirts. emoticon

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123ELAINE456 1/18/2013 7:01PM

  AWESOME BLOG!!! You are doing Fabulous. I Love the Pictures too. Congratulations on your Streak and Weight loss. You will be able to wear Your Size M T-Shirt in no time (In The Spring). Thank You for all the Inspiration You Have given Me and Everyone else. I appreciate it very much. Keep Going Forward!!! God Bless You and Have a Super Good Day. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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SEATTLE58 1/18/2013 7:01PM

    Just keep doing what you're doing and you'll get that "M" shirt come this Spring! emoticon emoticon I'm only 5'2" and I should definitely be wearing a size "M", but not! "L" is my size now, but what an inspiration to wear an "M"!! emoticon I am so proud of you, Sweet friend!!

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KITT52 1/18/2013 7:00PM

    emoticon you are doing great.....I am so proud of you Pixie

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CRAZYGYMGIRL 1/18/2013 6:28PM

    Wow.... that is wonderful. I wish I'd kept some of my big pants, but I gave them to my cousin. I do have some big T shirts... might be fun to do a pics like this one. I was in an XL and got down to a S. I'm in a M now but trying to get back into the S's by summer.

As for your streak.... AMAZING. As you know I started, but it didn't go well before, then I was away for a week.... which actually worked well because I got so sick I ate very little. I'm back home now and still sick. Aim to start my streak again as soon as I feel well enough and not to look back.

Can't wait to see the next pics of you in an M!!!!

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ABETTERBETTY 1/18/2013 6:20PM

    On day 18 of my streak. The shirts was a good visual. I regret not having kept a piece of my old clothing. You are doing great!

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POINDEXTRA 1/18/2013 5:51PM

    Hooray!

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HEALTHY4ME 1/18/2013 5:50PM

    YES!!!!! go girl!! bring on spring! LOL for more reasons that just your tshirt, it is sooooooooo cold here, -19 with windchill of -30 (-2 to -22 F BRRR) so I ready for spring!!!
YOU WILL DO IT I JUST KNOW IT!!!

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LITTLE_QUEEN 1/18/2013 5:50PM

    WOW, THAT IS A DIFFERENCE, LIKE THE OTHERS CAN'T WAIT TO SEE A PIC OF YOU IN THE MEDIUM SIS

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    Pixie-licious this is too cool and you sure did a great job! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SAD64PSYCH 1/18/2013 5:27PM

    You are an inspiration to me! Thank you for sharing and congratulations on your successes! emoticon

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MAGA99 1/18/2013 5:15PM

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I look forward 2 seeing that pic of u

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TREE57 1/18/2013 5:15PM

    What an awesome perspective! You inspire me!

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WACFIT 1/18/2013 4:57PM

    Good visual. Congrats on all your changes!
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GBSLIM 1/18/2013 4:26PM

    Everyday in everyway you share with us & show us what hard work, persistance, & consistancy can do for us. You are living proof and The Incredible Shrinking Woman.
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SPARTAN40 1/18/2013 4:25PM

    Love the picture. Great idea. Great motiviation.

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MARITIMER3 1/18/2013 4:22PM

    You're a real inspiration! Thanks for posting the picture of the shirts; the visual says it all.
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