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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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MARYBETH4884 2/2/2013 7:06AM

    Who needs a scale, your pictures tell a wonderful story!

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MOXIE-IN-MOTION 2/2/2013 6:48AM

    This is complete fabulousness! Congrats on all your progress, and your positive attitude! You look great!

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CHRISTINASP 2/2/2013 5:28AM

    Wow! wow, wow. You look so good! The new hair is great.
There is such a HUGE difference in your before and present pics. You have gained SO MUCH in vitality. You look years and years younger! Fantastic.
Such a joy to see this entry.

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JOY-AND-CLARITY 2/2/2013 4:19AM

    Great job! You look wonderful! Thank you for sharing.

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KAYATLANTA2010 2/2/2013 4:16AM

    You are doing a wonderful and inspiring job!
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ADELE66 2/2/2013 3:54AM

    Look at all the comments here Pix! And you deserve every single one of them! Any time you're having a down day, come along here and read what everyone has said to you - it'll be a guaranteed lift!

Amazing lady!

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LIVIN2LOVE1 2/2/2013 12:08AM

    Beautiful! I love your attitude! I took my time, too. It took me 3 years to get to goal. It's pretty powerful to be the tortoise. Slow and steady wins the race!

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L1ZB3TH354 2/1/2013 11:56PM

    WOW! Pixie you look amazing! Love the haircut, the smile, everything! Keep up the great work!

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TREE57 2/1/2013 11:50PM

    Miss Pix you look So good! Ivan really tell a difference
In the photos, keep up the good work!

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PATTYSPENCER 2/1/2013 11:47PM

    Awesome changes you've made! You're looking really really good!!!!!!!!!!!!

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COLUMBINE2 2/1/2013 11:02PM

    "Congratulations" is such a puny, wimpy word compared to the great progress you've made!!!!! There is a huge difference in your appearance ...and your hair is the crowning touch!!! You've obviously worked very hard and baby...it's paying off! Keep up the great effort...and Happy February to you! Can't wait to watch your continuing progress toward your goal...what an inspiration you are to me!

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TREYONE 2/1/2013 10:23PM

  You look fantastic!!! Love your haircut!! Keep posting those pictures!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LAHUDSONCHEF 2/1/2013 10:22PM

    Awesome! I can totally see how much work you've done! Looking forward to seeing the new you each month! :)

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BRENDABUNNY 2/1/2013 10:04PM

    You look absolutely amazing...love your haircut emoticon Pixie emoticon

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SASSYTHING52 2/1/2013 9:48PM

    emoticon YOU are my Inspiration!! and i love ur hair that way you are looking great you have lost all over just wondering if before you lose 100 will u be to ur goal thats size 10 right do you have a cpic of that size we can see? luv you girl thank you for being here and sharing with us emoticon

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 2/1/2013 9:39PM

    Wow, Pixie, you look awesome!!! Keep up the great work!!!

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POINDEXTRA 2/1/2013 9:01PM

    Wow! Those pictures really show off the hard work you've been doing!

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SEWISTLADY 2/1/2013 8:59PM

    Wow! The change is very noticeable. Congratulations on a job well done thus far. You are an inspiration to us all.
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TIGTAZ325 2/1/2013 8:50PM

    You look great Pixie!!! You are amazing!
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COCK-ROBIN 2/1/2013 8:38PM

    You look wonderful!

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PINKNFITCARLA 2/1/2013 8:33PM

    Absolutely beautiful!! I can see a huge difference in the pics and I LOVE your hair cut! Insert wolf whistle here! ;-) You've done an amazing job and I am so proud of you!

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TERMITEMOM 2/1/2013 8:33PM

    WOW!!! What a difference! This is awesome Pixie! You look fabulous!!! emoticon

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MARITIMER3 2/1/2013 8:10PM

    What a difference in your pictures - you look great! Congratulations on finding what works best for you. It's somehing that each of us has to do... tweak the program, bit by bit, until we find something that allows us to lose weight and become healthier for the rest of our lives.
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CHARTHESTAR 2/1/2013 8:07PM

    hair looks great and you do too! emoticon

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JUSTJOSS 2/1/2013 8:06PM

    Pixie you look fantastic! You go girl!! (Cut looks great, too!)

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MICKEYH 2/1/2013 7:59PM

    Wow!! You looks absolutely fabulous !! And you are so inspiring to all of us. Way to go !!
Congrats for your great achievement. Love love your new hair style.

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WOOHOO for you Miss Pixie!*!*!*!*! Here are 71 hearts and roses just for you! What a fun blog to read and you look absolutely gorgeous!!!! love your new doo too!!!!! enjoy!










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CRANRANA 2/1/2013 7:49PM

  Dahling--you looke mahhhhvelous!! Love the new do--and the new YOU!!

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CRAZYGYMGIRL 2/1/2013 7:15PM

    OMG you lost one of your chins! You look lovely, much younger. Inspirational!!!!!

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ZENRYAKU 2/1/2013 7:14PM

    emoticon You look absolutely fabulous, and you have styled your hair really nicely. Well done. All the best for the coming months. emoticon

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    YOU are my Inspiration!!!! emoticon m emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    You look absolutely stunning! Way to go! emoticon

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GBSLIM 2/1/2013 6:35PM

    emoticon You made it out to get your hair cut. You look FABULOUS!
Thank you for sharing your pix.
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KITT52 2/1/2013 6:29PM

    you look beautiful...love the haircut....

have a healthy week end...I can't wait for the next pictures....


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WACFIT 2/1/2013 6:26PM

    Wow! That's gotta feel good!
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TAFODIL24 2/1/2013 6:22PM

    Beautiful emoticon

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FROMNDTOGA 2/1/2013 6:18PM

    You look wonderful! Keep up the good work!

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TRAILBLAZER6 2/1/2013 5:48PM

    I don't know what "hubby" thinks but you look quite different. Congratulations and keep the positive attitude.

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CVRONEK 2/1/2013 5:38PM

    Beautiful Pixie! The hair the smile, the body! You are the total package! emoticon

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HEALTHY4ME 2/1/2013 5:37PM

    AWESOME you can really notice the diff. and you look great!! CONGRATS

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STEPHJANE65 2/1/2013 5:28PM

    Lookin' Good. Awesome job!! emoticon emoticon

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ARW715 2/1/2013 5:22PM

    Amazing! You look great!

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PRETTYPITHY 2/1/2013 5:19PM

    Holy moly, you can really see those pounds have gone! emoticon

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SCOUTMOM715 2/1/2013 5:10PM

    Lookin fantastic! All your hardwork is payin off!! emoticon emoticon

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