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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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RSKMOM 3/20/2013 2:17PM

  Love it - thanks for sharing!

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BRITTANYS-FSAP 3/20/2013 2:08PM

  Thank you for sharing these motivational images! I really needed this today :)

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JIBBIE49 3/20/2013 1:43PM

    71# gone is great.

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KICKINGKILOS 3/20/2013 12:54PM

    What an awesome blog Pixie.
Thanks...i shall feel that im a success already.

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EAGLES_WINGS 3/20/2013 12:03PM

    I really needed to hear your words today. I am struggling somewhat, achieving insights, finding a new way. It may not be easy but the journey has got to be worth it. Love you lots and wishing you a great day to be all that you can be!

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KALEWINE 3/20/2013 11:39AM

    Just what I needed to hear! Thank you!

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MAUREENS356 3/20/2013 11:38AM

    Thank you for the reminder that this is not a quick fix. It is a way of life we choose to live.

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GODSBEST 3/20/2013 11:22AM

    'Yes, reaching my goal will be awesome, but it will just be one more success in a string of successes."

I love that thought because it isn't just about the destination, it is about the journey. Thanks.


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GINGERD03 3/20/2013 9:32AM

  Love this! Totally agree~ emoticon

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BUSMOM27 3/20/2013 9:29AM

    I like your positive attitude.

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YMWONG22 3/20/2013 9:13AM

  Lovely and inspiring thoughts. Thank you for sharing them and the meaningful quotes.
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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 3/20/2013 9:04AM

    Some people don't think about their words. You are a success and I'm glad you see that. Success is never giving up and pushing forward. emoticon

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CHERYLSBUTT 3/20/2013 8:47AM

    Indeed!!!

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ILOVEROSES 3/20/2013 7:56AM

    Very well said! You're so right! Keep it up! emoticon

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SUNSET09 3/20/2013 2:55AM

  Thanx for motivating me today and I like the one that no matter what you do, you're changing either for the better or the worst! Keep on doing what you're doing as no one knows more about your successes and/or failures than us! Sometimes, it's as if they look at you and say, my you've lost weight although it didn't happen overnight! We either start or don't, the choice is up to us! You go, girl and do YOU! Love yourself! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LINEBACKER1968 3/20/2013 2:23AM

    emoticon That is such great advice thank you for reminding us that every choice we make along the way is a success emoticon

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ILOVEMALI 3/20/2013 1:50AM

  Thanks for this. I need to remember this.

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BONIFIANT 3/20/2013 12:55AM

    Well said, as always.

If you are a bird, your craw is your stomach. If you are a person, your craw is that place where you let things sit and ruminate and you brood on them allowing resentment to grow. Seems like a place not to dwell.


Thanks again for helping us keep our focus on the main issues.

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JAMER123 3/19/2013 11:58PM

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You are doing great!! Keep up the good works and great blogs!!

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KARRENLYNN 3/19/2013 10:13PM

    You're doing great! You are one of the most positive people I know, and you're right, each better choice is 1 in a string of success by the time you reach your goal!

You are already a success!

Karen

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BANNERMAN 3/19/2013 10:05PM

  Keep up the positive attitude and you will accomplish your goal.

Inch by inch anything is a cinch.

Have a great day.

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DIANNEMT 3/19/2013 9:40PM

    Yep--I am a success every day I do ANY of my healthy lifestyle things!

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ROCKYCPA 3/19/2013 9:25PM

    Another inspiring blog!

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SWEETNEEY 3/19/2013 8:55PM

    Well said and well done

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GEORGE815 3/19/2013 7:58PM

    Keep with it!

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GLINDAW 3/19/2013 7:50PM

    I think you are a success right now. You are also an amazing inspiration. I can't imagine how many people your blogs have helped. Thank you so much for sharing. Love the "choose your hard". That is so right!

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YAFENELRA 3/19/2013 7:35PM

    Great blog, Pixie. You are a success for sure.

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CATE195 3/19/2013 7:24PM

    Thanks for reminding me that the journey is just as fulfilling as the goal! emoticon

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CEEMAY 3/19/2013 6:55PM

    You ARE a success and a tremendous inspiration! Thank you for your honesty and thoughtfulness. You are just the BEST!

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NEWTINK 3/19/2013 6:19PM

    Wonderful blog .. thank you for sharing and you are so right enjoy the trip emoticon

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QTEALADY20031 3/19/2013 6:12PM

    Pixie, as far as I am concerned you are a success every day because you are on your journey and you have continued on through good days and bad days and that is the measure of success, not to mention all the weight you have loss on this journey! I knew you wrote this blog when I started to read the special member's blog on my phone in my daughter's doctor's office, I knew by the writing that it was you. Pixie thank you so much for all the time and energy that you give to us, inspiring us and motivating us. Thank you for a wonderful and inspiring blog. emoticon emoticon emoticon June

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BLUEANGELLK 3/19/2013 5:35PM

    I don't know what a craw is either, but I really liked your post. I have to keep rereading it to make sure I can get it stuck in my head everyday, not just the days I am doing well. Thanks.

P.S. LOVE the yoga Bunnies!

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MONTREAL12 3/19/2013 5:35PM

  I've loved and lost; then I put it back on; having lost 17lbs; I put on 15 again; so I'm back on the Sparks page; living proof and testament to your "Spark" affirmation. I know I'm not alone. emoticon for reminding us of the fact that it's not only about losing; rather a life-long commitment to better health! emoticon

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THOMS1 3/19/2013 4:48PM

    Good blog and I thank you! emoticon

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MOMMOMROSE 3/19/2013 4:37PM

  Thank u so much for your blog. I was feeling sorry for my self weighing i everyday and upset to see that the scale was not moving..Your blog felt like you were talking to me. Thank u for the uplift

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ANNASGOALS 3/19/2013 4:35PM

    Well said Pixie! It's the journey that is the priority because once you do reach your goal you still have to continue down the road to eat healthy and exercise to maintain your weight and health. I think this is where most of us fail we feel as soon as we get to the goal then we can go back to our old ways. The journey has to continue ...

Be Fierce! my friend!!!

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MIMIDOT 3/19/2013 4:34PM

    You are sooooo right! Thanks for sharing.

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COCOONGIRL 3/19/2013 4:08PM

    Thank you so much!! I needed to read this today! It is funny how you get EXACTLY what you need!!

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MOWINELADY 3/19/2013 4:05PM

    Great comments Congrats on your weight loss and yes you are a success!

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