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Monday, September 02, 2013






I've never been one to buy myself rewards for reaching short term goals. I know it works for some people, but its never been motivating for me. To me, the best reward is just being healthier! I cannot stress enough how GOOD it feels to be healthy! That awesome feeling of being able to do yoga and move my body in ways that were impossible when I was 70 lbs heavier...the pride I feel when I am able to slip into a pair of jeans without an elastic waist...the relief I feel at not having my heart race just from the effort of walking across the room....and the happiness I feel when my husband tells me he sees how hard I am working; well, no reward that I can buy myself could ever compare to those things!



I often think to myself that if I feel THIS good right now, how much more "awesomer" will I feel when I lose the next 70 pounds? I can hardly wait to find out, and thats what keeps me going every day. I want to look, feel and BE as awesome as I possibly can. Why not? This is the only life I'm ever going to have. I wasted too many years being overweight and unhappy. But I am choosing to make the rest of my life truly the BEST of my life.



Yes, I got off track for a while there in August, and gained back some pounds. But I am not beating myself up for it. It happened and I've moved past it. September is going to be a great month. I'm going to make it great by never forgetting that I am worth my best effort, and by reminding myself nothing can compare to how good it feels to be healthy. I will never take it for granted! Good health is the best reward ever.



But having said that...well, I did treat myself to a different reward this morning. For a while now, I've been wanting an electric teakettle. I haven't bought one though, because I thought it was a silly thing to want. But this morning, I went ahead and ordered this one for myself;




It was a bit of a splurge, but its something I will use every day...and I feel like I've earned it.

Have a great September, Sparkfriends! Do your best to make this month as healthy as possible. Amaze yourself with how awesome you can feel when you make your health a priority!

Say this to yourself every day;


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CATNCAG 9/24/2014 3:11PM

    Love it! Thanks as always for your great inspiration! emoticon

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LORIVIOLA 3/3/2014 8:12AM

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PENUMBRA52 1/13/2014 6:18PM

    way to go emoticon

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ADRIENALINE 10/22/2013 2:55PM

    What a particularly awesome way to look at oneself!

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GRAMPIAN 10/20/2013 5:06AM

  Hope September went well for you. emoticon

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WHITEANGEL4 9/14/2013 11:38PM

    Great blog and contratulations on the progress

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LEANMEAN2 9/12/2013 6:30AM

    What a pretty tea service! I love it.

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ROSIESNOW 9/11/2013 8:49PM

    Wonderful attitude, I feel that way too - all the things that are so much easier. It used to be a struggle to climb the ladder into our boat and now it's so easy - every time I used the ladder this summer I smiled to myself. So many things are that way now. I am working to see what's next as well!

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MISSLISA1973 9/10/2013 12:41AM

    How could I not read a blog called "Awesomer?" I love it!!! And I am totally stealing that final graphic and posting it on my page....!

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ADAPTINGANNIE 9/9/2013 8:17AM

    Thank you. Congrats on what you have already accomplished and what you have redetermined to accomplish. Awesome reward.....it is beautiful and useful. Your blogs always "speak" to me....make me feel like the kind of person I would like to have for a friend and neighbor. Thanks again.

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GRAMMAP1 9/7/2013 9:41PM

    Nicely done as always, Pixie. Stay positive, have an effective Sept. and enjoy your tea. emoticon Jane

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MAYBER 9/7/2013 4:45PM

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts
Enjoy your new teapot
One day at a time
Love Prayers Peace
Bernice'
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KONA509 9/7/2013 10:56AM

    emoticon I love the quote at the end! Enjoy the new teakettle!

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JIBBIE49 9/6/2013 9:03AM

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

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CASS6631 9/5/2013 10:27PM

  keep up the good work and reward yourself from time to time that will make you want to lose more weight also. I'm hoping to put away money or something that I can work towards also I'm happy just knowing I lost 9 lbs. today since July. Good job

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DIONNE1972 9/5/2013 3:04PM

    Love the quote at the end. Today is definitely the DAY. have an awesome Thursday!!!

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CHERYLHURT 9/5/2013 6:35AM

  Well done, as always! I love that beautiful kettle!

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GRATEFUL_BEING 9/5/2013 1:09AM

  emoticon Great blog! I'm ready to rock this month!

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LISAREADS 9/4/2013 10:11PM

    Pixie, BEAUTIFUL new teakettle and a great idea to make sure you're drinking a healthy beverage! Congrats! Keep up the great work, you are SO WORTH IT! emoticon

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CICELY360 9/4/2013 9:58PM

  Good blog

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WISHICOULDFLY 9/4/2013 9:35PM

    emoticon very inspiring!

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SIFUMARY1 9/4/2013 9:15PM

    I liked your blog. We all have the occasional block in the road. Sept. will be GREAT !

I Love your tea pot.. Thanks for sharing.

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CAROL_31649731 9/4/2013 8:22PM

    Awesome blog . . . thank you!

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FIRETRIED41 9/4/2013 3:34PM

    "I wasted too many years being overweight and unhappy. But I am choosing to make the rest of my life truly the BEST of my life. " My sentiments exactly!! emoticon Pixie. You are so inspiring to me thanks for blogging emoticon


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STANDFIRMAJ 9/4/2013 3:27PM

  I love your blog today. It's very encouraging and it reminds me to try and think positive not only to take care of my body but also my mind also.
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FIRECOM 9/4/2013 12:45PM

    Good words to live by.

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CTUPTON 9/4/2013 12:24PM

    I am in great support of doing things to make ourselves feel good! Your teakettle is just lovely!

This morning I bought a few clothes. I have not shopped in a long time--like a year or more. I did not have the energy! Since retiring from teaching and 'just ' being a caregiver and sole person doing any work around here----- I now have more energy. It took me many months to recupe my strength.

I bought a shirt (lime green!) marked $44. That is way more than I usually spend. After all was done, I got 30% off so it wasn't so bad. They had canceled my charge card and made me reup. Because of that I got 30% off one item .It was a nice surprise.

Anyway, it was a nice shopping trip. I got other things at their end of summer sale.

Enjoy your teakettle! chris emoticon

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SHAUNAN5 9/4/2013 12:17PM

    emoticon and motivational!!

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ONTHEPATH2 9/4/2013 12:02PM

    I struggled last month too and for the first time did not meet my goal. Dusting myself off, lacing up those walking shoes and hitting the trail during my lunch hour! Thanks for the inspiration - and the tea kettle is beautiful! Enjoy!

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MONTREAL12 9/4/2013 11:28AM

  Please keep these pearls of wisdom coming; I enjoy reading you!

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JOANNHUNT 9/4/2013 9:44AM

    AWESOME AS USUAL. KEEP PUSHING WE CAN DO IT.

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JESSICAJEANNE 9/4/2013 9:33AM

    Great reward! Keep up the good work!

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KML410 9/4/2013 8:14AM

    The teakettle is so pretty! Enjoy it and thanks for the inspirational blog. September is going to be a good month. emoticon

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JOYFULSPIRIT920 9/4/2013 7:20AM

    Great blog. Beautiful attitude.
Love love love the tea kettle. You deserve it!! :)

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