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My Personal Progress Challenge

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Thursday, September 19, 2013




I've set a personal challenge for myself, to see how much progress I can make by New Years Day. This is not about being perfect, or even about reaching a certain number on the scale. (I haven't weighed myself in over a year, and I have no plans to weigh myself again anytime soon.)



For me, this challenge is about just doing my best every day, and realizing that some days will be better than others. Its about realizing that there will be times when I will fall off the wagon...and knowing that I will pick myself right back up when that happens!



As of today, there are 103 days until New Years Day. Its exciting to imagine how much progress I can make in that time! When New Years Day rolls around, I won't need to make a resolution, because I'll already be doing the things I need to do! For the next 103 days (and beyond!) I plan to track my food and to eat as healthy as possible. I plan to exercise and to move more, sit less. I know the holidays will bring temptations, and there may be times when I give in to them. But as of today, I feel strong and determined, and I am just going to take it one day at a time.



If you'd like to join me and challenge yourself to see how much progress you can make in the next 103 days, great! I'd love to have some company on this journey! Drop in on my page from time to time to let me know how you're doing, and we will do this together!




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JIBBIE49 9/20/2013 8:05AM

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

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IMAGINE46 9/20/2013 8:00AM

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NEWTINK 9/20/2013 6:55AM

    You can do it !!!!

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PENOWOK 9/20/2013 6:48AM

    That's when I do best...focused just for today!

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CHERYLHURT 9/20/2013 6:23AM

  I'm with you! emoticon

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WATERDIAMONDS 9/20/2013 6:04AM

    you've said it all, so well! thank you.

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AJDOVER1 9/19/2013 10:46PM

    I'm with you! I want to keep making daily healthy choices. I will not be perfect, but I will not be looking in the mirror on New Year's Day wondering how I let things go.

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DUSTYDOODLE12 9/19/2013 10:11PM

    I just decided to stop weighing myself also. I say let the inches lost, the smaller cloths and of course the way exercise is becoming easier to do, let that be my guide.
I think you are a great motivator and have an excellent challenge going. You can count me in . My goal for the new year is all I mentioned above. Good luck to everyone on this journey with you!!! I wish you all success in whatever your goals may be!!

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CHACHAOREO 9/19/2013 10:06PM

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KOHINOOR2 9/19/2013 9:46PM

    Great count me in. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MICKEYH 9/19/2013 8:58PM

    Thank you for this encouragement. Yes, you are so right about. We do not have to Waite New Year to start. We can do as of today!
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IAMBIZI 9/19/2013 8:54PM

    greatblog!


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TOKIEMOON 9/19/2013 8:37PM

    I think you're wise not to use the scale to tell you how you are progressing. Stamina, clothes fitting (or not), mental attitude, etc are the true judge. emoticon

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TIGTAZ325 9/19/2013 8:09PM

    Love it! I'm in too! I'm even going to use this challenge to help me stay on track on my next trip instead of waiting until I get back. I'll let you know how it goes!
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ARTJAC 9/19/2013 8:06PM

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TERMITEMOM 9/19/2013 7:58PM

    I will be joining you as soon as I get back from my trip (going away on Saturday for 3 weeks, I will be back October 12).

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SHANTODD420 9/19/2013 7:57PM

    Count me in pixie. I will be meeting with a personal trainer twice week all the way through october of 2014. I am exercising now at anytime fitness and can not wait to get going on this. I have another two days of fitness assessment.

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GABY1948 9/19/2013 7:56PM

    Sounds great! And I also have to stay away from the scale...I let dh weigh me once in awhile just to hear I am on the right track like I THINK I am.

I loved this blog! emoticon

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IAMAGEMLOVER 9/19/2013 7:41PM

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LINDAK25 9/19/2013 7:37PM

    I'm joining the countdown! I've already started. When it comes to the holidays and tempting food, I've decided that unless that food is super special it's not worth the extra work! That means I won't be tempted by Halloween. Not making any promises about Thanksgiving and Christmas, yet.

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MARIFLOWER 9/19/2013 7:12PM

  I love your blogs! Count me in, this is exactly what i'm thinking. I did something like this last year and was way better off come new years. Not that I didn't fall down over the holidays but it was no way near as bad.
mari

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RAINBOWMF 9/19/2013 7:04PM

    103 days!! I am in. This is a challenge I want to be in. I want to join you , I want to be the best I can be !!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Hugs Mary

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KTISFOCUSED 9/19/2013 5:09PM

    Pixie,
I love your blog and I would LOVE to join you. I too have decided the scale will no longer be my master and the idea of doing my personal best each and every day for the next 103 days sounds like a great idea. Thanks for sharing your blog and now I'm off to share it with my spark friends.


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MOTIVATIONFOUND 9/19/2013 5:08PM

    Love it - I'm in!

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YAFENELRA 9/19/2013 4:56PM

    Count me in!!

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 9/19/2013 4:21PM

    You can do it, Pixie!!! Love the quotes!!

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ALIDOSHA 9/19/2013 3:52PM

    Good idea! emoticon

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WORLDSERIES11 9/19/2013 3:28PM

    I'm in!! Let's do this!!
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ZIGGY122 9/19/2013 3:27PM

    emoticon I will join your challenge. Today I stepped out of my comfort zone and joined the YMCA ~ first time ever using weight machines. It was fun. I mostly use my treadmill downstairs in my home gym. Tomorrow I will do water aerobics for the first time. Thank you for your blogs and encouragement pushing me forward. emoticon

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NILLAPEPSI 9/19/2013 3:09PM

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GRAMMY7070 9/19/2013 2:33PM

    I'm in. Plan to track my food daily, get at least 10 minutes of exercise in daily, eat healthier and on the personal side, I plan to get myself better organized. I hope to lose 10 lbs. by Thanksgiving. emoticon

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XXJDXX 9/19/2013 2:16PM

    Cool. I'm with you. I can't believe there are only 103 days left until 2014.

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PURPLEBIRD63 9/19/2013 2:02PM

    I'm with ya! I'll be popping in on your page! :-)

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OTTAWABOUND 9/19/2013 2:02PM

    Great challenge. I'm in. 103 days of tracking and 60 swimming sessions.

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KATHYJO56 9/19/2013 1:53PM

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GINA180847 9/19/2013 1:41PM

    I joined this challenge in my own way when there were 106 days left till New Years. For me it had to be very organized with a chart, regular weigh-ins and 6 categories to X out every day. The categories are track food, do between 30 and 60 mins of exercise every day, say Bahai prayers every day, do a task from a list made up by myself every day, drink 8 cups of water daily, and study a little Spanish every day. This keeps me on track. Every once in a while I will tell everyone how I am doing. Might be in my own blog though!

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ASTRA58 9/19/2013 1:25PM

    Good idea, Pixie. I think I will also join in.

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TAMMYINPA 9/19/2013 1:21PM

    Today's blog came at just the right time. I've gotten back on the wagon to get fit and healthy. I'm up for the challenge.

Thanks so much.


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ANNROW0354 9/19/2013 1:08PM

    Thanks for the motivational challenge and the invite to join you on this 103 day journey. I'd love to take this journey with you. emoticon

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REALLY_ROBIN 9/19/2013 12:41PM

    I'm in the challenge with you...but I started when you announced it was 105 days till New Years....great minds think alike. Here is doing the absolute best we can, everyday!

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AKATHLEEN54 9/19/2013 12:39PM

    I love this because when New Year's Day comes there will be NO resolutions.... we will already be doing what we ca to be the best we can be!! emoticon

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LOTUSBURGER 9/19/2013 12:25PM

    WOO HOO!!! I am IN!!

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JSTETSER 9/19/2013 12:12PM

    Go girl, go!

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NASFKAB 9/19/2013 12:12PM

  all the best for progress not perfection

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EXPLORER2988 9/19/2013 12:03PM

  Thanks for the post and the invite.....I'm curious, just curious enough to go along. Keep writing, I really enjoy your posts.

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