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Success Is Not Just Reaching the Goal

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Monday, March 18, 2013



Today is day 27 of my streak!

I still have a long way to go before I reach my goal weight, but I am in this for the long haul. I know I will reach my goal someday, but in the meantime I am doing my best to enjoy the journey! It isn't easy, but I am willing to fight for what I want.



The other day, a friend told me to keep going so that I can be a success someday. I know she meant well, but that comment kind of stuck in my craw. (Whatever a craw is.) Because to be honest, I already consider myself to be a success. Every day when I get up and resume the fight to reach my goal, I am a success. Each workout, each healthy meal, each glass of water, each conscious decision to keep pushing...those are the things that make me a success. Yes, reaching my goal will be awesome, but it will just be one more success in a string of successes. And reaching my goal will not be the end of my journey, because this is a lifestyle that I must continue with forever. I can never ever say "I'm done." Right now, I am fighting to reach my goal. When I reach my goal, I will have to fight to stay there. I know this and I accept it.



Losing weight and living a healthy lifestyle is not easy. But being out of shape, unhealthy and overweight isn't easy, either. So choose your hard! Why not choose to break out of that unhealthy lifestyle, and start working towards being healthy and fit? Yes, its hard, but its so worth it. If you do nothing, nothing will change except that you will just get more unhealthy, and your life will pass you by. So be a success NOW, and start fighting to live a healthy life. Fight to lose that weight. Even if you can only workout for 2 minutes at a time, get started. Those 2 minutes will lead you to more and more, as long as you keep trying. A small start is better than NO start.









To me, success is not just reaching the goal. I think that success happens with each and every step you make towards the goal! So congratulate yourself for your efforts...you are a success as long as you are putting forth your best effort every day!






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CATNCAG 11/13/2013 9:43AM

    Love it! Thanks for the inspiration! Congrats on all of your successes & NSV's!
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SUPERSYLPH 7/31/2013 12:34PM

    emoticon for sharing this topic! I need to get on it!

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ADAPTINGANNIE 7/24/2013 3:32PM

    Wonderful! Loved the insight of success is every step you take in the "right" direction. Sometimes we feel like we are unsuccessful until we reach the goal. You put forth a better way to consider success.
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SCRIPTEDFLIGHT 7/19/2013 10:27AM

    Amen! emoticon

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WHITEANGEL4 6/1/2013 12:12PM

    I love your definition of success. There is no reaching a goal because they are always changing. If you reach a goal, does it end.............

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AMIV07 5/15/2013 12:13PM

  I really think we dont need to underestimate our daily effort. Thanks for the blog!! emoticon

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AMIV07 5/15/2013 12:12PM

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WHITEANGEL4 5/4/2013 8:59PM

    Great and encouraging blog

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ELIZABETH5268 4/3/2013 1:18PM

    I agree completely! That is very important for people to keep in mind as they carry out their healthy journey.

And I always love the pics you include in your blogs:)

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1954MARG 4/1/2013 12:10PM

  Thanks a lot, cheerleader!

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LATINRITELADY79 3/31/2013 11:58PM

    Thanks! I've been struggling with this... It is wonderful to hear from someone who has Been There Done That TOO!!!

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AMANDACOETZER 3/30/2013 5:52AM

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SJKENT1 3/27/2013 2:18PM

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KAB7801 3/27/2013 2:05PM

    One step at a time adds up to a staircase

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PANIK257 3/26/2013 12:45AM

    Congrats! And thank you for the motivation.

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SIMONEKP 3/25/2013 11:54AM

    You are indeed a success, friends don't always say the most helpful things.

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FATBUSTINMOM 3/25/2013 9:24AM

    Needed to hear this! Thank you. PS: Where do you get all those good quotes and inspirational sayings and how do you have time to find them all??? LOL

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LAFS75 3/24/2013 11:16PM

    Thanks for the inspiration...I have been struggling to get back on track.

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KHALIA2 3/23/2013 9:50AM

  GREAT BLOG! emoticon

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SPUD3193 3/23/2013 8:45AM

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AMBER461 3/22/2013 3:27PM

  Very good blog, I wish I could write like you or even close but thanks anyway. You are doing great keep up that positive attitude.

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SHANNONY84 3/22/2013 2:46AM

    Thank you for sharing and keep up the amazing work!

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MARILYNROBERT 3/21/2013 8:26PM

    Thanks for helping me to remember my successes. emoticon

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CORNERKICK 3/21/2013 5:21PM

  Thanks for sharing

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KATIWONT 3/21/2013 1:21PM

    Good for you, Pixie. You are alsoa success because you are strong in your beliefs, your self worth AND write great blogs!! Keep it up!

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SUSIEMT 3/21/2013 12:50PM

    Pixie you did it again! I envy people like you who know just what to say. I so agree with you you become that success with each step.

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SUNSETSMILE 3/21/2013 12:48PM

    This is an awesome quote!!! "Losing weight and living a healthy lifestyle is not easy. But being out of shape, unhealthy and overweight isn't easy, either. So choose your hard!" I am going to post that one somewhere in my house. Great reminder. emoticon

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KAMOFARRELL 3/21/2013 11:46AM

    Great blog thanks for sharing

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GRIZ1GIRL 3/21/2013 10:49AM

    Great blog! THANKS!

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JOANNEHOLL1 3/21/2013 10:25AM

    Right on!!
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NCSUE0514 3/21/2013 9:30AM

    Thanks for sharing your story!

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JANUT57 3/21/2013 9:05AM

  emoticon Well said!

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BKNOCK 3/21/2013 9:05AM

    I am sure that your friend meant well but you are so right! Great blog!
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HAPPYFREEME 3/21/2013 8:51AM

    Beautiful!
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GRAMPIAN 3/21/2013 7:08AM

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SFREY217 3/21/2013 7:01AM

    Great blog, thanks for the new perspective and sharing this. Keep up the good work!!!

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LEANMEAN2 3/21/2013 6:45AM

    Such good points! Thanks for sharing.

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SHARIKAYE 3/21/2013 1:00AM

    Great blog as usual! Just what I needed to hear. I am successful because I show up every day to log my food, get in at least 20 minutes of fitness, drink my water and blog (to keep me honest). I watch my snacks and read motivating stories and articles as much as possible. You are absolutely correct, every step toward my goal is success.

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RITACOMPU 3/20/2013 6:53PM

  Thanks....reading this makes me feel so much better and I know I will get to my goal someday. we will win this fight.

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PAM1968 3/20/2013 6:22PM

    Thanks for posting! I definitely needed to read this! Congrats on being the successful person you are! emoticon

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CAYCESMOM 3/20/2013 5:55PM

    You are SO right and thank you for saying it. I really enjoy reading your blogs and I appreciate you taking the time to write them. Sometimes, I get so focused on where I have to go, I forget how far I've come. Thank you again!

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JOYFUL452003 3/20/2013 3:40PM

    You are such a gifted writer! Keep up the great work on the transformation journey! You are not only making progress yourself you are such an encourager to so many!
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JULBEL 3/20/2013 2:48PM

    I do not know how you always manage to write such inspirational blogs but Thank you so much and please keep writing

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TPETRIE 3/20/2013 2:38PM

  Thanks. this was a great blog and it sounds just like me. You put things into perspective.

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