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My Success Plan for September

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Friday, August 30, 2013




I am ready to make my success plan for September, but first I need to look back at the past few months and acknowledge the things I could have done better leading up to now. Normally I would say "never look back, because you're not going that way." But if you can look back and LEARN from it, then it's a good thing, right?

So looking back, I have to admit that it has been a long time since I had my eating under control. That is the part of this healthy lifestyle that I struggle with the most. I have developed a love for exercise, and I do some sort of workout every single day. But I need to control my fork a little better! I did the 30 Day Shred in July, and I'm proud of myself for that. I built up my strength and stamina, and I'm pleased with that result. But I negated any possible weight loss simply by eating too much. Usually not a LOT too much, but just enough to keep myself in maintenance mode, and that's not where I want to be right now.



When August started, I had big plans to get myself on track...and the month started out pretty good. But after the first week, things went wrong. I started having migraines. I got a backache that wouldn't let up. I just sort of ached all over, really. So I stopped exercising, and I stopped even trying to watch what I ate. The middle of August was basically a free for all! I ate whatever I wanted, as much as I wanted. I sat around most of the time with a heating pad or ice pack. When the backache finally went away, I still sat around. I kept saying to myself "I'll start working out again tomorrow." Tomorrow would come, and I'd say it again.



Even though I don't weigh myself, I could tell that I'd gained weight. I estimate at least 10 lbs, based on how my clothes feel. To have lost 71 lbs only to gain back 10 lbs so quickly...that was scary! And depressing. I never thought of giving up, but I was having a really rough time getting started again.

What worked for me was to blog about it. Just publicly admitting that I was off track and gaining weight really seemed to help. I wasn't being hard on myself or beating myself up over it. I was just making myself accountable, and that was the first step towards getting back on track. Today is day EIGHT of my re-start, and so far so good! It wasn't easy to start over again, to be honest. The extra 10 lbs or so that I've put on, combined with almost 3 weeks of inactivity, really made a difference when I started to workout again! I discovered I'd lost some of my strength and endurance, and that made me sad. It also made me determined to get them back!



So for the past 8 days, I have been working out again, and I have also finally gotten my eating on track. I have been staying within my calorie range, and I have not had any junk food. As the days go by, I crave it less and less. This morning I woke up craving a nectarine! I'm going to end August much better than I started it, and I'm going to try to keep doing my best in September.

So for September, I will try to continue eating as healthy as possible, and to stay within my calorie range. My September workouts are these;

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And of course, I'll be continuing my DDP Yoga!



I hope you have a great September success plan set up too! If you've gotten off track and taken some steps backwards the way I did, turn around! Don't keep going the wrong way. It's never too late to make a fresh start. Remember, you are always worth your BEST effort!




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LAINYC 8/31/2013 9:47AM

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TERMITEMOM 8/31/2013 9:45AM

    Great plan for September Pixie! Yes, gaining back is so easy... emoticon

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NANCYPAT1 8/31/2013 9:31AM

    great keep it up

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DJSHIP46 8/31/2013 9:23AM

    Great way to move on... I know you will do it!!!

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SIMONEKP 8/31/2013 9:15AM

    Keep working on it.

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SEXYANDIKNOWIT2 8/31/2013 9:10AM

    I see myself in your blog posts! Thank you for the reminder! emoticon emoticon

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SHAPINGUP4ME247 8/31/2013 9:05AM

    Great job coming forward and acknowledging the real issues for yourself as well as those of us who also need to get real about our issues. You can and will definitely do this! emoticon

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MIMIDOT 8/31/2013 8:48AM

    Thanks for reminding be it's time to get serious again. Lets see if I can do it!!!!

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DRTOVAH 8/31/2013 8:47AM

  great post!

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JIBBIE49 8/31/2013 8:11AM

    Great to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail. What an honor. emoticon

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MALEXANDER4 8/31/2013 8:08AM

    Your wrote my blog. Lets give September heck and show ourselves what we can do. Restart for me was two days ago and so far back on track.

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MOMMY445 8/31/2013 8:02AM

    i will definitely set up an action plan for September,Pixie. You are such an inspiration! Have a wonderful day!

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FUNLOVEN 8/31/2013 7:49AM

    Look at you; back on track and September isn't even here yet!

It is horrific when we discover we have gained weight back and lost that stamina and strength. I will never understand why we have to work to hard to achieve it and it can be gone in the blink of an eye! !

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SHERYLP461 8/31/2013 7:36AM

    Thanks once again for all the timely reminders.

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WATERDIAMONDS 8/31/2013 7:11AM

    I find your honestly so helpful. Thank you.

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IDICEM 8/31/2013 6:54AM

  You will make this happen! Great blog! emoticon emoticon

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CHERYLHURT 8/31/2013 6:33AM

  Yeah Pixie! You are STILL AN INSPIRATION! emoticon

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BESSHAILE 8/31/2013 6:21AM

    Funny how someone can fall in love with exercise, then sustain an injury and just quit doing something that makes her feel so good. I'm glad you're moving again and I'm thrilled you got right off the regain roller coaster. Good for you! emoticon

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123ELAINE456 8/31/2013 2:36AM

  Great Plan. You Can Do It. Keep Pushing Forward One Step At A Time. Stay on Track. WTG!!!

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LUVSBULLDOGS 8/31/2013 12:31AM

    Oh boy, you're in a spot, aren't you gf. You can do this, you've done it before, getting back on track is tough sometimes. You can do this.

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AJDOVER1 8/30/2013 11:40PM

    we can do this! It's not easy but it's important. Let me know if there's anything I can do to help and support your progress. September will be a great month.

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MARMAERT 8/30/2013 11:19PM

    We always have the best of intentions and then, some tiny thing happens and we blow it all! Mine is if I eat something that will pile on the calories, oh, well, that's it for the day for me and I lose control and eat anything! One goal is to stop doing that and being careful of any bad foods and things I used to eat. Today I drank only half of the Pepsi I had to have with dinner out (I hate unsweetened iced tea and their water tasted like beer - yuck!) and all I kept thinking at home has been, " You want to reach your goal weight for September" - 50 lbs. lost or half my total weight loss. I have been at 42/43 lbs. lost and, like you, have not been a good girl eating-wise. So it's time for both of us to climb back on the calorie wagon and track, track, track! Every bite, snack, cheat item needs to be honestly tracked, and I promise to do this. You can, too! And we will both be "losers"!

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SUGAR0814 8/30/2013 11:08PM

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CHANGING-TURTLE 8/30/2013 11:00PM

    emoticon emoticon You are doing great keep up the good work!!!!!

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MICKEYH 8/30/2013 9:19PM

    I love all of your poster. And I so proud and admire of your action. Instead of whining even you could not do 100 % what you are planed for, but you are always wanting to move forward.
Yes, we could be suffering any type mentally or physically sickness. However, choice is ours.
You are so right about it!! You can ether not move forward on your best or not. You'll get the result what ever you put in to it. It just life is so simple. Cause and effect. I am with you on doing my best possible. Yes, we can step up to the plate. Let's do it!!
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MAGA99 8/30/2013 8:54PM

    I m also working on the food portion emoticon emoticon

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4RASCALS 8/30/2013 8:52PM

    Your poster that says" You did not come this far to walk away without the victory" says it all. Our journey is a hard one. We all struggle from time to time. I know you can do it. You have come so far, and I know that you will not quit. Focus on what you have accomplished, and know that victory is with your grasp.

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    Go, Pixie, Go!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 8/30/2013 8:40PM

    September . . . new month, clean slate, fresh start! Good job. Good plan. It IS good to look back @ the lessons learned. No doubt about that.

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JAMER123 8/30/2013 8:22PM

    Ready, Set, Go!! for the gold of autumn of the year!! Sept. is our gold goal!!
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GOSPARK45 8/30/2013 8:13PM

    I'm with you. September is my reset. I've almost gotten back to where I was.
Now it's time to get going!

I loved some of your sayings.



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PINKNFITCARLA 8/30/2013 7:49PM

    Sounds like a great plan! emoticon

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BLUEROSE73 8/30/2013 7:43PM

    It's awesome to hear that blogging and being honest with yourself has helped you get back on track. You can do this. We all know you can. Keep pushing

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DIANNEMT 8/30/2013 6:55PM

    Good for you-now follow the plan!

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SLIMLEAF 8/30/2013 6:32PM

    Good for you, Pixie! You can do this!

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CHACHAOREO 8/30/2013 6:30PM

    I'm in the same boat and I'm taking your advice~~I'm turning around and getting back on track!!! emoticon

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KARRENLYNN 8/30/2013 5:14PM

    Way to get back on track. Each day is made up of multiple chances to make a better choice. You can do it!
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MANDELOVICH 8/30/2013 4:58PM

    Great plan Pixie! You can do it!

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