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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.

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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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SANDYCRANE 2/1/2013 6:51AM

    Great attitude about the dreaded plateau. I am in the same boat and plan on changing that right now. Keep up the good work.

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PENOWOK 2/1/2013 6:39AM

    A paraphrase from Scripture: where your money is, there's your heart. I believe if you look at where you spend your money, you'll identify what's important to you.
(LOVE PETRA!! Very nice reference!)

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BESSHAILE 2/1/2013 6:25AM

    I feel like plateaus are just the chances our body needs to adjust to a big change. It gave you time to see yourself differently. Now you're ready to jump in again and try New Things!

Congratulations.

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NCSUE0514 2/1/2013 6:16AM

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TRYINGHARD54 2/1/2013 5:44AM

    your hubby sees you everyday. so he wont see the change as fast as someone else would.... your doing fantasic!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 2/1/2013 3:17AM

    emoticon on the 7lbs but as always a great blog.my goal this week for my pink vikings team is to love myself,dress up wear make up to my hair etc even for just round the house so just for me not for over people.often we dress up etc when we go out to look good for other people etc rarely for ourselves when we think about.round the house anything goes.not anymore i am worth feeling good all the time and making the best of myself all the time.with that in mind our local shops have sales on and i am off to buy,lol.have a great day emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AMANDACOETZER 2/1/2013 2:00AM

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LOLABLACK69 2/1/2013 1:24AM

    Good luck with the team, and with reaching your goals! I'm sure you'll od great! emoticon emoticon

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TREYONE 1/31/2013 11:07PM

  You are doing great!!!! I love the name of the team you co-lead-might just have to take that challenge myself!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LUVTOBOWL 1/31/2013 10:19PM

    That's the way to go Pixie, we have to get it on the inside of ourselves and go forth.
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COCK-ROBIN 1/31/2013 9:57PM

    You're doing great! Congrats on your weight loss!

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MONIQUE432 1/31/2013 9:16PM

    I enjoyed reading about your decision to make positive changes! Most times, to achieve our goals, it all starts with mindset. You are on the right path! emoticon

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AMYISSUCCEEDING 1/31/2013 9:02PM

    I enjoyed reading your blog Pixie. Congratulations on the weight loss.
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4RASCALS 1/31/2013 8:38PM

    Your blog has perfect timing. Starting a new month with new goals, and what a perfect goal but to love yourself .

Can't wait to see the new hairdo

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MICKEYH 1/31/2013 8:34PM

    You've gave me the courage to challenge that challenge. I wasn't to going to do it but with your encouragement, I will do it with you. Thank you Pixie. I am glad that you are my friend.

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NANFACEMIRE1 1/31/2013 6:51PM

    Way to go Pixie........I am counting on you because emoticon

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ROSAMARCELLE 1/31/2013 6:10PM

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AUNTJAM 1/31/2013 5:25PM

    I love the quote about outrageous kindness to yourself and your decision to do a month of it, perfect for Valentine's Day! love keeping up with you. Staying strong together!
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REBIRTHDIVA 1/31/2013 4:52PM

    love love love it!

even though my body is not in the shape i desire, i am sooo grateful that in spite of me my body has carried me through and now we are getting healthy together!

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MAGA99 1/31/2013 4:27PM

    cant wait to c the new hair do

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JOY-AND-CLARITY 1/31/2013 4:07PM

    Thank you for sharing and for creating the chalenges!

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WACFIT 1/31/2013 3:28PM

    Another great, inspiring blog. Thank you! BTW-Even if you don't look different in the pictures, you know you have made progress. Establishing healthy habits, habits of working out, endurance, learning to maintain (even if it wasn't your goal!), replacing fat with muscle, etc. Learn and move forward-that's all any of us can do.
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MELISSAD0721 1/31/2013 3:27PM

    Beautifully written!

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MATTEROFHEART 1/31/2013 3:18PM

    I really liked this one! (probably because I can really relate) I have abused and criticized my body for so long that it seems strange now to say that I love it, but that is what we have to do so we can take care of ourselves!
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HAPPLYEVERAFTER 1/31/2013 3:17PM

    Your hubby is a brave man! Mine would have run for cover! Cheers to streak day 34!


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DAWN14163 1/31/2013 2:56PM

    Great blog! Our bodies are marvellous miracles of nature and deserve to be treated well. Keep working at it, you are doing so well xx

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KELL724 1/31/2013 2:40PM

    Great attidude and blog emoticon

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WORLDSERIES11 1/31/2013 2:32PM

    Such an important lesson to learn!!! It's a "work in progress" for me...thanks for the reminder and inspiration emoticon

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SEATTLE58 1/31/2013 2:14PM

    You are one special, precious friend and my inspiration! emoticon a million times over for that! emoticon emoticon

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SUGAR0814 1/31/2013 2:13PM

    Pixie, did your husband wait to answer until you said you wanted him to be honest? Mine always ask if I REALLY want to know. LOL Gotta love them! emoticon

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IAMAGEMLOVER 1/31/2013 2:05PM

    You've come a long way baby. emoticon

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SLIMLEAF 1/31/2013 1:48PM

    A really good blog!

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