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Its Been Almost a Year


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Thursday, February 21, 2013



Today is day TWO of my current streak! (Previous streaks; 290 days, 13 days and 53 days.)

My one year anniversary of stealing my life back is coming up on March 1st. What a joy, and what a miracle! One year of doing my best to be as healthy as I possibly can be. One year of being my own hero. One year of loving myself enough to treat my body with respect!

It hasn't been a perfect year, not by a long shot. Some days have been really, really excellent. Some days have just been so-so. Some days have been total flops! But I have not given up or given in. I have hung in there, and when I fell on my face I just picked myself back up and kept doing my best to move forward.



When I started this journey last March, I expected to reach my goal within a year. Well, here I am, almost a year later, and I am not at my goal after all. I've worked really hard, and I've made some awesome progress, though! I may not be at my goal size (yet) but I have so much to be proud of!



I am not the same person that I was this time last year. For one thing, I am 71 lbs lighter! For another thing, I am healthier than I've been in many years. I'm 51 years old but I feel like I'm 30. I workout every day, and I do things now that I once would never have even dreamed of.







Last March, I lived in stretch pants and t shirts. I only owned 3 or 4 t shirts...and two of them were shirts I'd bought from the Big MENS department! Well, I don't wear BIG MENS shirts anymore!

The red shirt is what I wore before I started my streak. The green shirt is what I wear now, and its a little loose on me!


I have energy and stamina. My body is slowly firming and toning up. When I look at my current picture and compare it to my "before" photo, I can see a huge difference...not just in my size, but in my smile. I am proud of myself for all the hard work I've done over the past year, and although I'm not at my goal size, I'm so happy to be where I am now. I am enjoying the journey!







This song sums it up;
www.youtube.com/watch?v=
l7v8zaoEYCI





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LAFFWITHLINDA 9/14/2013 11:58PM

    Woo Hoo! Another great post!

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CATNCAG 8/16/2013 11:08AM

    emoticon emoticon We got this!!! emoticon

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SUPERSYLPH 7/25/2013 10:54AM

    That song you linked does sum it up!

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WHITEANGEL4 5/19/2013 10:07PM

    Keep it going for you

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NASFKAB 4/18/2013 5:37AM

  fantastic great job

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MAIZEY 3/2/2013 10:43PM

    You look so healthy and happy now! Great work.

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EFFRAYECHILDE 3/1/2013 11:52AM

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JMARIES51 2/28/2013 9:30PM

    woohoo, and tomorrow is you big 1 year Anniversary. I am so happy I got my butt back here to celebrate with you! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AMANDEES76 2/26/2013 1:49PM

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AME4IT 2/26/2013 1:47PM

    you have made remarkable success. you were pretty in your before photo; you're beautiful in your now photo. keep up the great work and progress will show for it.

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SOFT_VAL67 2/25/2013 8:04PM

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NLYR20 2/25/2013 1:07PM

  Kudos, Great Going!! emoticon emoticon

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ANNABELLE53 2/25/2013 10:05AM

  So great to know I'm not the only one that stops and starts. Thanks for the post. emoticon

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MONIQUE432 2/25/2013 9:07AM

    Loved ready about your story! emoticon Awesome progress you have made. I am so happy for you emoticon

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 2/25/2013 8:59AM

    emoticon on your success! May your streaks continue to motivate you to strive to live a healthier lifestyle! Loved the photos and the progress you've made! Thanks for sharing!

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NURSEPIRT 2/25/2013 7:31AM

    71lbs is AWESOME emoticon emoticon

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CHERIJ16 2/25/2013 1:37AM

    You are truly an inspiration. I am just beginning my journey and you give me hope. Thank you.

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ELLIE381 2/24/2013 11:07PM

    Fantastic job Pixie! You look amazing! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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QTEALADY20031 2/24/2013 10:49PM

    Pixie, you look fantastic! emoticon You can surely see a huge difference in your 71 lb loss. Pixie, you also look a lot younger! You are doing wonderful! Success is yours!! emoticon emoticon emoticon June

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SKINNIESOMEDAY 2/24/2013 10:30PM

   

congratulations on your journey and becoming the best you !! I am so happy for you and glad to have been along on this journey with you !!

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JULIAMOONCHILD 2/24/2013 10:21PM

    You are surely what you have CHOSEN to be - ALIVE
Really and truly ALIVE!

And your life, the one you have CHOSEN, is helping so many others to embrace life for all that it is worth.

You are a GIFT!!!
You are awesome - and always I wish you every happiness on God's Green earth!

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KALEWINE 2/24/2013 9:15PM

    emoticon I'm so glad to hear all the positive changes you have had in your life! Isn't it great to be living a healthy life?

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DIANER2014 2/24/2013 8:13PM

    Great blog Pixie! You look awesome! Love the pictures. You are an inspiration! emoticon emoticon

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TONYTHETSANGEL 2/24/2013 7:56PM

    You look great Pixie! Your smile says a lot! Congrats! I love the song too! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GALINAZ 2/24/2013 2:17PM

    Amazing, you look so much younger and happier! You are an inspiration to me. Your sticking to it thru thick and thin gets me motivated, thanks! emoticon

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KICKINGKILOS 2/24/2013 1:48PM

    Congrats on your achievement. Its a great feeling I'm sure:)

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WILSONWR 2/24/2013 11:51AM

    You've done great! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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SFREY217 2/24/2013 6:20AM

    Congrats !!! You are such an inspiration !!! Keep up the good work !

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CNGMYBX 2/24/2013 6:16AM

  Congratulations! I love the billboard. Don't we all want our goals met broadcast far and wide. This blog is such a good way to do that. Keep up the good work. You have inspired me to stick to it for the long haul.

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LYNETTEMOM 2/24/2013 1:51AM

    Good job! What a great year and you know that it is all about progress not perfection.
You can do it
and you KNOW you can, so I don't need to tell you
but nevertheless, I'm happy to say:
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WORKNPROGRESS49 2/23/2013 10:40PM

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You look AMAZING!!!! emoticon

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DIANESAV3 2/23/2013 10:29PM

    Great job. You look great.
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TUBLADY 2/23/2013 8:56PM

    Congratulations on your success.
You can really see the 71 lbs lost in your pictures.
Keep up the good work.
Everyday we have the chance to better our lives, by making good choices we can do just that.
Be strong, stay positive.
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DEBRITA01 2/23/2013 8:44PM

    Thanks for sharing your story and inspiring others. Your progress is a testament to the power of the streak...stringing together one successful day with another. Congrats on your progress this year...amazing! emoticon

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RUBYROOTS4YOU 2/23/2013 8:09PM

    emoticon Love the before & after pics, ma'am!!! emoticon You're doing it!!!!

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EABL81 2/23/2013 6:46PM

    Thanks for sharing such a great story! To me, you embody what Spark People is all about. You should be very proud of your accomplishments so far, and look forward to your future successes.

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CHRISTINASP 2/23/2013 4:14PM

    Oh, wow. Thank you for sharing the pics. You look WONDERFUL and I love your smile.

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LUVSFLSUN 2/23/2013 3:36PM

    Congratulations on stealing your life back! You look amazing....keep up the good work. emoticon emoticon

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MANILUS 2/23/2013 3:09PM

    The first two pics are a vast difference in comparison. The last one is definitely a smile, keep going, it tasks a long time for weight loss, then toning and tightening and then maintenance!

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CYPATAYLOR2 2/23/2013 2:43PM

  Very nice blog! You should be proud of yourself. You have done an awesome job. Congratulations! I am very proud of you, too! Good luck in reaching you goals. I know will do it :-)

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ITEACHGEOGRAPHY 2/23/2013 2:37PM

    You look amazing!

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HOLLYM48 2/23/2013 2:22PM

    So proud of you! Keep up the great work. We are all works in progress each and every day but we are fighting to be healthier!
Love your story and age is also just a number!
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JOYFULSONG45 2/23/2013 1:28PM

    Great job and you look fabulous!

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MSLADYBUG3 2/23/2013 1:14PM

    Congrats on stealing your life back. You look amazing....
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ROSGETSSERIOUS 2/23/2013 12:50PM

    Wow- you look amazing - congratulations on your first anniversary. Great blog!
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LAMARY9 2/23/2013 12:22PM

    Great job! You are a motivator! I am learning day by day to enjoy the journey too and to celebrate my successes. I am inspired by your positive I can do it attitude. i will keep plodding along and count my blessings. Thank you for sharing your journey with me.

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TDEMAIO2 2/23/2013 10:46AM

    WOW AMAZING :D YOU look GREAT emoticon You should be SO PROUD! You are my HERO emoticon

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