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Saturday, August 31, 2013



Woohoo for fresh starts and second chances! (And for third chances, fourth chances...and however many chances it takes!)

After being off track for almost three weeks this month, I finally decided to STOP making excuses, and START making progress again. Sitting around and planning to get on track or wishing for motivation to come back just does not work. I finally admitted that I just had to get up off my butt and start working hard again, whether I felt like doing it or not.



That little voice in my head told me to just wait until September first. It was certainly tempting! But I knew I couldn't wait. In just those three short weeks, I could tell I'd already gained at least ten lbs, and had lost a lot of my strength and stamina. Its scary how hard it is to lose weight, and how EASY it is to gain it back! And not just easy to gain the weight, but also to lose that strength and stamina that I'd worked so hard for.



So I decided not to weight until September to get myself re-started. Why waste another single day? Waiting certainly wasn't going to make it any easier, after all. Plus, if I waited, who knows how much more ground I could have lost, or how much more weight I could have gained?



I'm so glad I didn't wait! Today is day 9 of my restart, and I'm doing great. I feel like I've given myself a running start to reach the goals I've set for myself in September. I've been eating right, staying in my range, and working out every day. Yes, I've lost some ground with my workouts, but I'm building my way back up to my previous intensity, and I can already feel that I'm making progress there.



Also, I'm having non-scale victories already! My clothes WERE starting to get tight on me, but now they're fitting correctly again. Not loose, but just right. What a wonderful feeling that is! Now I know that I can keep going, and if I keep working hard these clothes will start to get loose on me and I will be able to go down to the next size.



The best NSV, though, is in how I feel. I was so lethargic and depressed while I was off track, but now I feel happy, clear headed and so determined to NOT give up on myself! I'm going to keep doing my best every day, and I WILL reach my goal. Maybe as soon as by the end of the year. Who knows? There's only one way to find out, and that is to just take it one day at a time and keep on doing my best!




As my Spark page says, "I am my own hero...Imagine what YOU could do if you became your own hero too!"


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CATNCAG 9/11/2014 1:54PM

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TERRIJ7 2/13/2014 2:39PM

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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NASFKAB 11/5/2013 3:38AM

  thanks for the inspiratin keep pushing we can do it just staying FOCUSED

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GRAMPIAN 10/17/2013 10:04AM

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MRSRIGS1 9/12/2013 2:50PM

    One day at a time! Pixie, you can do it!

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LEANMEAN2 9/8/2013 7:00AM

    Good points! Thanks for sharing.

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    Inspiring as usual I love your Blogs.

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SIZE8NOTSOMUCH 9/4/2013 8:09AM

    Hi Pixie...
Thanks for sharing. Hope your day with your boys was wonderful!

Best,
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CFMOSS 9/4/2013 7:35AM

    Big smile along with a big cheer:)

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IMLOCOLINDA 9/4/2013 12:52AM

    As usual, your blog has inspired me to do better and be better. Thanks!

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LUVTOBOWL 9/3/2013 2:43PM

    Great blog Pix!!! Way to go!

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SGFLAUTIST 9/3/2013 2:19PM

    Thank you for posting this! I am going through the same thing right now so this inspired me even more to get back on track! emoticon emoticon

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BANDMOM2012 9/3/2013 11:57AM

    Perfect for my day today! Thanks Pixie :)

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NHEMBERGER 9/3/2013 10:50AM

    Woo Hoo Pixie! I'm with you, trying to get back on track too. It's too easy to just hit the snooze on my alarm every morning instead of getting up to exercise. I got 1 mile in this morning before work! Was a nice cool morning too.
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ZACHSMOM125 9/3/2013 10:40AM

  OMG, I so needed to hear that today. YOU ROCK!!!! Thank you for sharing this inspiration!!!! So much of what you said is exactly how I am thinking or feeling lots of times. This was spot on for me this morning!!!! I love it! Congratulations to you and Thank you for being my Angel this morning!!!!!

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DEEKELLYE 9/3/2013 8:53AM

    So glad to see you are back on track! Keep up the good work!

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G33K10V3 9/3/2013 4:47AM

    You can do it Pixie!!! Just keep on truckin, look at what you have done so far, it works!!!
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CDRFLORES 9/2/2013 11:30PM

    Felt a similar taste of that clear headedness and happiness today. It's so easy to slip back into the blah. I prefer this instead. Enjoyed reading your blog.

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GOIN4GR8 9/2/2013 8:50PM

    AWESOME blog post!!! I just posted a similar blog, but yours has all these great motivational sayings/photos ... thank you!!

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FRABBIT 9/2/2013 6:04PM

  As always extremely inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

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J2740LOU 9/2/2013 5:40PM

    Don't Wait! Just do it!...I like that attitude. It's so motivating. An object at rest tends to stay at rest, but an object in motion....WoW, that's the one that makes the difference. Great Blog! Never give up. Never quit trying!.... no matter what. emoticon emoticon

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BLUECAFE 9/2/2013 5:02PM

    A great message for those of us trying to get back on track. Thanks!
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GABY1948 9/2/2013 4:55PM

    I don't do rewards for short term goals either...feeling healthy cannot be beat in my book! Have a great evening and thanks for sharing!

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SUZIPAM1 9/2/2013 4:30PM

    very inspiring

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ANNASGOALS 9/2/2013 4:15PM

    You ROCK Pixie ~ keep up the great work. Love the blog.

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NATURALSPIRIT 9/2/2013 3:30PM

    Glad you are back after your "short" lapse. Mine was a bit longer! Almost a year!
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LIZACONCO 9/2/2013 2:04PM

    Awesome blog post! Sometimes the hardest part is picking yourself back up after a setback. Good for you getting back on track! You're doing great! emoticon

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KIN59VARA 9/2/2013 12:49PM

    Love Love this! I have restarted myself AGAIN!! This blog help to solidify my determination.

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GA2NEGIRL 9/2/2013 11:48AM

  I've been off-track while traveling for work the last two weeks. Thanks for the encouragement to get going again.

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JERICHO1991 9/2/2013 10:33AM

    I believe this is the third I have been sent a link to this blog, and I have enjoyed reading it every time. Back on track.

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GINA180847 9/2/2013 10:30AM

    I love that kettle. I think I need to buy one like it. I am sure this one is on its last legs.

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BRASKIN 9/2/2013 10:19AM

  so true....just got to do it!

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PERUSER918 9/2/2013 10:07AM

    Great blog. Thank you.

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