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Friday, February 01, 2013



Today is day 35 of my streak!

(Previous streaks; 290 days and 13 days.)

My personal theme for the month is to be my own Valentine! I am going to treat myself with "outrageous kindness" all month long...and beyond! So to get my month off to a great start, I treated myself to a haircut at the salon today! I was way overdue for that...my last visit to the salon was in June. With hubby still out of work, I just didn't feel we had the money for me to spend on a haircut, so I've been living with my hair either tied back in a ponytail, or covered with a bandana. So I was really excited to finally get a haircut today!

I've been going to the same stylist for about 3 or 4 years now. I never mentioned to her that I was trying to lose weight. Well, when I saw her today, she looked kind of surprised and said "I don't have to ask how you've been doing...you look great! You have a waist, girl!" It made me feel so good that someone has FINALLY noticed my weight loss! She asked me how much I'd lost, and how I did it. After I mentioned that I've lost at least 71 lbs now, I had the attention of the other stylists and customers in the shop. Of course, I told them all about Sparkpeople. So maybe some of them will join!

After I got my hair cut, I came home and styled it so hubby could take new front and side pictures of me. I have not weighed myself since last September, and I don't plan to weigh myself again until March first. But I will be having new front and side pictures taken every month from now on to help me see my progress, to keep me motivated and to keep me accountable! So here are my starting pictures from last March, and my newest pictures from today. (If you want to see my "in between" photos, they are in my Spark photo gallery.)
















I still have a long way to go on my journey to my goal size, but I am fine with that. I am in no rush...I am making the most of each day and doing my best to enjoy the journey!




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NEED2LOSEN2010 2/6/2013 6:46PM

    Awesome ! You can see your progress, keep up the good work!
By the way Ihave the same shirt; the 1 with the horse.

Sunny

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SPARKFRAN514 2/6/2013 12:00AM

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SONYALATRECE 2/5/2013 9:26AM

    emoticon You look great!
Liking the new do!

Sonya

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PROVERBS31JULIA 2/5/2013 9:18AM

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IMEMINE1 2/5/2013 5:43AM

    You look beautiful.

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MSBEKANATOR 2/5/2013 4:52AM

    Wonderful pictures! You look beautiful!

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COTTONTAIL62 2/4/2013 7:33PM

    Amazing progress, Pixie !

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JUNEBUG4967 2/4/2013 6:25PM

    Fantastic! You are showing the 71 lbs gone! Congrats!

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AME4IT 2/4/2013 2:42PM

    These before and after photos tell your story and speak to your hard-earned effort of those 71 pounds. emoticon

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1DRWOMAN 2/4/2013 5:19AM

    Wow! Congratulations! Fabulous!

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HEALTHYSLIM2 2/4/2013 2:16AM

    emoticon You look GREAT!!
Keep up the good work and keep on enjoying the journey. Also, enjoy your valentines month of loving yourself!!!
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FIRECOM 2/4/2013 1:33AM

    Success is where you find it. Congrats.

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LOLABLACK69 2/4/2013 1:29AM

    Congratulations on your success! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MARYHENNIG 2/4/2013 12:30AM

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CATHEMARIE 2/3/2013 11:13PM

    emoticon Fantastic! Your new haircut looks good.

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BLUEROSE73 2/3/2013 12:35PM

  You are making great progress Pixie. Keep up the good work

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RUTHIEBEAR 2/3/2013 12:08PM

    I love seeing progress photos - yours are amazing. What a difference! You stay strong, girlfriend! emoticon

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BRENDA_G50 2/3/2013 11:28AM

    WOW!!! emoticon You can sure tell the difference!!!

You look fabulous, happier and I love your new hairstyle. emoticon

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WILSON1926 2/3/2013 10:17AM

    You are emoticon
Keep up the great work
Michael

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ELLIE381 2/3/2013 10:07AM

    You look soooo happy! emoticon emoticon

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PRAIRIE_MUM 2/3/2013 9:10AM

    FANTASTIC!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BESSHAILE 2/3/2013 7:56AM

    Yay You!

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FITNHEALTHYKAL 2/3/2013 7:12AM

    emoticon Beautiful inside and out! PixieLUCIOUS!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 2/3/2013 5:43AM

    great .you can definately see the differance emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GETTINGFIT4HIM 2/3/2013 3:12AM

  You look great!! And you can see in the pictures you FEEL great which is a big part of it. emoticon emoticon

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SIMONEKP 2/2/2013 9:08PM

    such great progress!

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PEACEHOPE1 2/2/2013 9:00PM

    Wow, you are looking great! I love the response from your stylist - how fun! Love the new hairdo, it's very flattering on you. Keep up the awesome work!

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ZIGGY122 2/2/2013 8:50PM

    emoticon Good God Pix... I didn't recognize you when I checked my Spark page today. You always inspire me... and I am starting to get a little stronger and keep up a little more with the DDP Yoga You are the best emoticon

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TREE57 2/2/2013 7:01PM

    You look fabulous!!!! Love the new do!!!



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ROSAMARCELLE 2/2/2013 5:58PM

    Love the new hair cut and congrats on the weight loss. Makes such a difference when people notice. emoticon

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GOSPARK45 2/2/2013 5:48PM

    Rock on! You look amazing!
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SIMPLYABUNDANT 2/2/2013 5:26PM

    emoticon I double dog dare you to say you don't notice the difference. Wow! Love the new 'do. You look amazing, Pixie!

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SNOWYOGA 2/2/2013 4:37PM

    Wow you look great and love your hair cut! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CTMOM2KIDS 2/2/2013 2:17PM

    Aawww!!! You look fantastic, Pixie!! You are beautiful inside and out! Keep up the great work!

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SUGAR0814 2/2/2013 1:44PM

    emoticon You look great!

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FALLNTENN 2/2/2013 1:08PM

    You look wonderful. The haircut is really cute on you. Congratulations on your weight loss.

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IAMAGEMLOVER 2/2/2013 11:22AM

    Oh I see such a difference. You look emoticon You are doing such a great job. emoticon you have such a positive attitude.

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NADINEL 2/2/2013 11:01AM

    You are doing great! I can really see the difference. I like your haircut, too! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CAMAEL100 2/2/2013 10:02AM

    Love the hair cut! It is nice to get spoiled every now and then!!

There is a huge difference in your before and after pictures. You are doing great and have a great attitude to it!



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SHARJOPAUL 2/2/2013 9:56AM

    WOW!!!
Congratulations.

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DONNA5281 2/2/2013 9:52AM

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I love your positive attitude!
You look great.
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RAINBOWMF 2/2/2013 9:50AM

    Have you started to see the change in you now? Do you see it in the mirror?
You are looking great. emoticon m emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon the last one is me doing the Happy Dance for you.

Love Mary

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LISBETHSALANDER 2/2/2013 9:28AM

    There is such a difference. You've lost the weight and you look positively toned! Even your wrists look better. I hope 'm right behind you. Happy Valentines month and a good idea to be your own best valentine. I'm copying it. Forward!

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SATCHMO99 2/2/2013 8:37AM

    Wow, Pixie, you look fantastic, and it was worth treating yourself to your haircut. Even though money may be tight, think of it as your reward for not eating all the costly calories (costly to your health, well-being and bank balance). You are SO worth it :-)

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MILLEDGE2 2/2/2013 8:08AM

    All your friends on Sparkpeople are rejoicing at these pictures of your TREMENDOUS ACCOMPLISHMENT to this point and cheering you on toward your finish line! Have a great weekend! emoticon

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GRUMBLEGIRL 2/2/2013 7:49AM

    You look awesome!! Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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DEEGIRL50 2/2/2013 7:41AM

    You inspire me to do better. I love your phrase "outrageous kindness." I hope you don't mind if I use it too. You have the very best Valentine!

Joy on your Journey! Day after Day.
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FITMOMINNJ 2/2/2013 7:32AM

    You can see a huge difference:) Your really rockin it gf:) emoticon

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MUSOLF6 2/2/2013 7:08AM

    emoticon You are looking great

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NANFACEMIRE1 2/2/2013 7:07AM

    WOW......WOW.......WOW........You look absolutely emoticon . You ARE doing it. I am so proud of you.......

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