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Sincerely Yours

Thursday, January 31, 2013



Today is day 34 of my streak!

Tomorrow I'm going to get a much needed haircut! I can't afford to get it blow dried and styled, but I'm pretty good at doing that myself. (I used to be a receptionist at a hair salon, so I learned a little bit about how to fix my hair!) Also, I'm going to have hubby take new front and side pictures of me. I asked him to be honest and to tell me if I look any different from the front and side pictures I had taken last summer. He said, no, I look about the same. Oh well! In my "I've Been in Denial" blog, I opened up about why I've been at a plateau, and now I'm ready to move forward and start being a loser (instead of a maintainer) again! I'm going to have hubby take front and side pictures of me EVERY month from now on, because I know it will keep me accountable and make me work harder!

I am co-leader of a team called Progress, Not Perfection. Starting tomorrow, we're going to have a weekly challenge...to post one thing every day that you love about your body! This might be kind of hard...but I'm going to do it. Its sad, but I've always found it easy to put myself down and insult myself. "Oh, I'm so fat"...."I'm so ugly"...."look at how HUGE my upper arms are" etc, etc, etc. But I'm not going to do that anymore! Why should I waste time hating on myself and my body? Of course my body is not perfect, but it sure is improvable!

Besides, this body is the same body I will have when I eventually reach my goal. It will be smaller and it will be firmer but it will still be MY body. I have neglected my body for years, but those days are done. I am going to love, appreciate and respect my body for all that it is, with all its flaws and imperfections, even as I work to make it better. My body is a gift from God, and He never intended for me to treat it so badly with a sedentary lifestyle, junk food and overeating.

There's a Christian song from the 90's that I love, its called "Sincerely Yours." Its not about weight loss but lately I have found that the lyrics really speak to me in that way.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
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I've spent too long wasting the gift God gave me of a healthy body.I'm the one who made my body out of shape and unhealthy. Now I dedicate my life and body back to Him, and I am going to do my best to reclaim my health and to appreciate my body.



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EFFRAYECHILDE 2/20/2013 5:02PM

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    You're a good inspiration!

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EENLIGHTENING 2/4/2013 6:18PM

    Thanks for sharing authentically. It really inspires others when you do that. Good for you for letting go of negative self talk. We are our own worst enemies and it is true that we cannot love others unless we love ourselves first. Yes, embrace the gift God gave you. emoticon emoticon

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AME4IT 2/4/2013 2:33PM

    You've done an amazing job thus far - 71 pounds - SEVENTY ONE POUNDS. That's remarkable.

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Yeah when they do it at the salon it is only nice for one day. When we do it ourselves we can look great everyday. HAHA LOL

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SHERYLDS 2/2/2013 7:24PM

    It's all good....go for it

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SJKENT1 2/2/2013 6:54PM

    You can do it!!

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ANNESYLVIA 2/2/2013 8:16AM

    Best of luck with your new team.

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    Keep up the good work - love your new photo!

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 2/1/2013 9:40PM

    Keep up the great work, Pixie!!!

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KARRENLYNN 2/1/2013 9:34PM

    You have such a great attitude! I am learning personally that mindset and beliefs play such a great part in my lasting success or failure in my journey to better health. I find it much easier to lose weight and treat myself better if I'm not also having to fight my negative inner tapes at the same time.

You are doing great, and you are so worth it, keep going!

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    way to go

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NEWTINK 2/1/2013 4:04PM

    I am a firm believer that you will not get forgiveness from anyone or any thing till you forgive yourself .. I hope that you are finding your way to sincerely forgiving yourself emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 2/1/2013 1:51PM

  What great advice, Pixie........... emoticon

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JANESLOSS 2/1/2013 1:48PM

    Way to go Pixie!

I'm trying hard to recommit myself and get back on track. I love the new challenge!

Big Hugs,

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JIBBIE49 2/1/2013 1:45PM

    emoticon 71 pounds gone.

Great to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail again. What an honor.

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CHRISBEM 2/1/2013 12:57PM

    I like the challenge!

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SPECIALGURL7 2/1/2013 12:42PM

    It really depends on what we believe and how we accomplish the goals we have for ourselves. Our bodies are the temple with which God gave us and we should not destroy what He has given us by treating it badly. Thanks for bringing this out. emoticon

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    emoticon enjo that hair cut.

Hugs Mary

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MIRANDA1115 2/1/2013 11:06AM

    I'm also a 'work in progress' and appreciate your honest blogs. You are doing a great job and are a great Spark Friend! Thank you!

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DJSHIP46 2/1/2013 10:45AM

    Can't wait to see the new pictures! Thanks for sharing your song... loved it!!

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JOYFULMOMTO5 2/1/2013 9:31AM

    Great blog! I need to apply some of these things to myself. I just may have to go check out your team! I can tell you that I've only known you a short time on here & I am so thankful for your caring, encouraging heart! ~ praying this month of loving yourself allows you to learn how to be that with yourself..you are worth it :) emoticon
(P.s. 71 lbs!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon )

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WALLINMW 2/1/2013 9:20AM

  Stay Motivated!

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    Another wonderful & inspiring blog Pixie!! emoticon

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NEWMOM20121 2/1/2013 8:36AM

    Wonderful blog.

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MOMMY445 2/1/2013 7:52AM

    a great,inspiring blog! have a fabulous day!

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  good blog

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    awesome blog

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OFGREENGABLES 2/1/2013 7:08AM

    what a beautiful post. thanks.

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    Keep it u[p and you will get there!-Lynda emoticon

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