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A Challenge To Myself

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Monday, September 16, 2013

I've been at a plateau for quite a while now. Its frustrating, but I am hanging in there. I'm not about to give up on trying to reach my goal! I'm ready to start working harder than ever. I've given myself a challenge; to see how much progress I can make before New Years Day.

The holiday season is almost upon us. ( I actually saw my first Christmas commercial last week! ) And while I know that the holidays make it harder to stay on track, I am committed to doing just that! I'm using this site to countdown to New Years Day;

As I sit here writing this blog, there are 106 days until the new year! That seems like a long ways off, but I know the time will fly by, and I want to make the most of those days. I want to make progress!

My "plan of attack" is to track my food religiously; to weigh and measure my portions; to try to eat as healthy as possible (which means cutting down on processed food as much as I can); and to put my best effort into my workouts!

Cue the Rocky Theme Song music! I'm getting strong now, and when New Years Day comes, I won't have to make a resolution, because I will already be doing what I know I need to do! I'm excited by this challenge, and I look forward to seeing just how much progress I can make in the next 106 days!


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GABY1948 9/16/2013 3:16PM

    This is emoticon I want to be counted in too...this is one challenge I really want to make...I've been looking for one and I think you just filled the bill!


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KATHYJO56 9/16/2013 3:16PM

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NILLAPEPSI 9/16/2013 3:10PM

    emoticon Eventually, something's gotta give. emoticon

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WORLDSERIES11 9/16/2013 2:50PM

    Great Challenge Pixie!!! I've been stuck in a plateau too and have let the discouragement keep me from moving forward, so I like the idea of this challenge!
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SLIMMINGSHAY 9/16/2013 2:46PM

    I know you can do it! I look forward to hearing about progress!

Will you plan on weekly progress blogs? Pics? etc?

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MSTWOMOONS002 9/16/2013 2:40PM

    Hi Pixie; emoticon emoticon emoticon
Great blog, You are so awesome; tracking food & portions gets easier the more you do it. I wish you well, and the spark recipe's are great around the holidays. You can do this I know you can, so you go girl.

Take care & be well may you find peace & joy inside your days. emoticon

Many Blessings Always Debby emoticon emoticon emoticon

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IMAGINE46 9/16/2013 2:40PM


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LAILATN 9/16/2013 2:23PM

Great plan. I love the reminder that the New Year will be upon us before we know it. Make your choices count now.

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NAYKNITS 9/16/2013 2:16PM

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READYRITA16 9/16/2013 1:25PM

    Yes I am !!!
I'm with you girlfriend! :-)

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GINA180847 9/16/2013 12:59PM

    Okay, you hit a tender nerve there. 106 days to lose 20 lbs. for me. I AM SO IN! Lately I have been slack in the portion control dept. and that is very not good. So here is my plan. Devise streaks again: 1 hr. of moderate exercise daily (bad heart...cannot do crazy like a ragdoll exercise) , follow my month long menu but measure the portions; it is a delectable menu and I should be able to stay at 1200 cals. daily. That is quite enough for my needs and should create a deficit of at least 500 cals a day. That is the second streak. My third streak will be water, nuff said. My fourth streak will be a job on a long list of things that need to be done and one job daily, if we go to town I will have to do an extra job ahead to keep up. I will reward myself whenever I get down 2 lbs. The reward list is still waiting to be made. More on that later. Thanks Pixie!!!!!

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UWPALUM 9/16/2013 12:53PM

    I have 104 days until my year of healthiness is's good to have something to be looking forward to! Keep it up!

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REBIRTHDIVA 9/16/2013 12:37PM

    count me in! i am recommitting to see onederland by jan. 1st! i know i can do it. we can do this!

as always, thanks for the inspiration! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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REEDWEEB 9/16/2013 12:37PM

    Great! I totally agree that you don't have to wait until New Year's to have a resolution. So . . . what's the first mini goal to reach and by when? emoticon

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BUTTERFLYGRACE 9/16/2013 12:31PM

    emoticon We are so worth the effort!

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KICKINGKILOS 9/16/2013 12:31PM

    We are in this together, all of us sparkies.
I too am stuck at a plateau.
I suck at ST.
So am just planning to walk 5K three to four times a week.
And do few ST videos on SP.

May I ask what do you snack on.

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WINDSWEPTACRES 9/16/2013 12:29PM

    Okay, I'm in! Just gotta avoid Walmart's holiday candy aisle. Ever notice it always seems to be holiday candy season anymore? We CAN do this. emoticon

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MARITIMER3 9/16/2013 12:22PM

    It's great to set goals for yourself and to hold yourself accountable. Bravo, Pixie!
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WORKNPROGRESS49 9/16/2013 12:21PM

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DALID414 9/16/2013 12:18PM

    Awesome challenge, Pixie.

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REALLY_ROBIN 9/16/2013 12:10PM

  At spin class this morning the teacher said it is 255 days to summer and that we are going to have amazing bodies by then! So true...we are going to work hard all fall/winter/spring and be knock outs by then! I am totally on board with you to stay focused through the New Year! We've got this!

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BELIEVING-N-ME 9/16/2013 12:10PM

    Awesome plan! You Can Do It!

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LAURAHASTHIS 9/16/2013 12:09PM

    You can do this! I'm also pushing to see how far I can get by New Year's! I started last New Years and am at 72 pounds. My hope is to hit 100 down by 2014, but I will be happy with forward progress, a healthy and happy me, and pushing myself to master new challenges.
No ruts! The last plateau I hit, I bumped it up with tougher workouts, and let DDP and Jillian Michaels kick my butt. I'm at the point where I need to push myself to the next level too. Thanks for posting your blog Pixie.
You are ALWAYS an inspiration.

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KITT52 9/16/2013 12:05PM

    great plan

I know you can do it....

love yourself no matter what others think say or do

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FIFIFRIZZLE 9/16/2013 11:58AM

    Gee that,s a worry, I hope not to see a Christmas commercial for a while yet. Now you've got me thinking about my Christmas shopping list!

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NASFKAB 9/16/2013 11:57AM

  you are great

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ANDREA0301 9/16/2013 11:53AM

    Keep up the great work!!


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PATTISTAMPS 9/16/2013 11:52AM

    That is a great self-challenge! I think I will join you!

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MWWENSIN 9/16/2013 11:50AM

    Wow you can start a goal before the new year who knew?

Great and motivating blog.

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GBSLIM 9/16/2013 11:45AM

    To me you've always been epic. So here's to epic-er and epic-est emoticon

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JAZZYGF 9/16/2013 11:44AM

    I am in a big pothole of issues this morning.
Tring to loose the weight I ganed in my 5 k and 6 donuts needed to eat donuts ot shave 12 min off end time
Now frustrated with house insurance going up 10000 and so depressed its my sisters birthday she died in 2011

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SNOWYOGA 9/16/2013 11:41AM

    Wow! 106 days that an eye opener emoticon Thanks and for your blog as always! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SIMONEKP 9/16/2013 11:41AM

    Great plan

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KIWIANN 9/16/2013 11:38AM

    I am ready to be Epic! Wishing you well as you count down the days to the New Year with dedication and hard work!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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