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Once More, With Feeling

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Friday, September 20, 2013




A couple of months ago, I did the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred. It sure was a killer workout! I had to modify the moves due to my age and fitness level, but I stayed with it for the entire 30 days.

Although I made progress with the workout (I could tell I was getting stronger and more toned), I didn't lose any weight...simply because my eating was way out of control! I wasn't even eating for hunger. I was just giving in to cravings! I didn't make as much progress as I could have, because I sabotaged myself.






How frustrating to have gone through 30 days of Jillian Michaels H.E. double hockeysticks, only to hinder my results with a fork and spoon!





Right now, I am on a personal challenge to make as much progress as I can before New Years Day, which is 102 days away. A bunch of my awesome Spark friends have joined me in this challenge, and knowing that I'm not doing this alone is a powerful motivator!

And in order to make progress, I have decided to do the 30 Day Shred again! THIS time, I am going to work hard to keep my eating under control, so that I can really get the full benefit from the workout. I'm going to start the Shred on October first, and I'm really looking forward to it!





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JULIAMOONCHILD 9/29/2013 11:02AM

    Hey, Pixie, I am watching you. OK, I can't see you, but I am going to be watching for the report that will come at the end of those 30 days, starting October 1st.
So, you're accountable always to yourself ... but now you are accountable to me, too. emoticon

I know it may sound like and excuse, but if I wasn't here at Mom's house staying with her 24/7, I would love to do the challenge with ya - like at the same time. Maybe someday in the near future it will be possible.

So, starting Tuesday ... Do it "once more with feeling" ... and "once more with PASSION!"

Love ya! emoticon

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NERDLETTE 9/28/2013 2:04PM

    emoticon Pixie!! emoticon

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BRENDA_G50 9/23/2013 9:55AM

    Hi Pixie emoticon I KNOW emoticon I have faith in you and know how determinded you are and that nothing can stop you once you put your mind to do it. I'll be cheering for you. emoticon emoticon

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PURPLEPEONY 9/22/2013 10:43PM

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IRISHGAL46 9/22/2013 10:13PM

    I'm going to join you. Well do it together!

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DEBBIE19580 9/22/2013 4:09PM

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CIROHIO 9/22/2013 4:07PM

    emoticon Pixie! Oh that work out would give me a heart attack or kill me emoticon I have just gotten well enough to where I have been able to start walking again. I will join you with a challenge to see what I to can do by 1/1/14 one I want to lose 15 pound by then to hit my 50 pound goal. The next is to increase my walking and get it back up to my 90 mins a day. So look out here we come.
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SHERIO5 9/22/2013 3:46PM

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Jillian sure can kick my boo-tay! Good for you!

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BETHLOVESBIKING 9/22/2013 1:37PM

    Oh, I love your blogs! And I love all the motivational posters you put in them! Congratulations on all your great results so far (71 pounds gone---whoo hop!!) and best wishes for your new challenge to New Year's Day. emoticon

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KONA509 9/22/2013 10:50AM

    You can do it! You've already come so far!

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LAURAB_143 9/21/2013 11:32PM

    Where do you find all the great motivating "posters" you post??? I LOVE them. I have been hearing this same theme a lot lately. You can't out exercise a poor diet! Thanks for sharing and motivating all your spark friends. You are WONDERUL!!!
I'd like to join you on the "personal best" challenge. Let me know if there's anything I can do to help you.

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JANIEWWJD 9/21/2013 10:50PM

    Definitely positive!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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LAURAHASTHIS 9/21/2013 8:10PM

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LIVELYLULU37 9/21/2013 3:46PM

    You can do this!! You've got it covered!! emoticon

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LWADE1963 9/21/2013 2:40PM

    i have been wanting to do the shred too. what a better time to start than oct 1. we can do it together.

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DONNELDA22 9/21/2013 2:16PM

    Congratulations on going to do the 30 DAY Shred again, paying attention to your calorie intake this time. Expect to see great results in 30 days. emoticon emoticon
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REALLY_ROBIN 9/21/2013 12:59PM

    You've got it this time! Remember your Spark Family is with you!

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LINDAK25 9/21/2013 12:39PM

    Go for it! Promise not to make yourself crazy--just make mindful, healthy choices.

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BARBARAROSE54 9/21/2013 11:59AM

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FUNLOVEN 9/21/2013 8:16AM

    Just think of how much better shape you are in right now and will even be by November 1st! emoticon 102 days and counting!

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SLIMLEAF 9/21/2013 7:36AM

    Good for you, Pixie!

When do you start? Or have you already begun?

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WATERDIAMONDS 9/21/2013 6:58AM

    Wow, what a commitment you are wiling to make to your health! Best of success with the shred and with keeping your eating right where you want it to be--reasonable!

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CAROLYN0107 9/21/2013 1:29AM

    Thanks Pixie. I'm certainly not seeing progress. I just yoyo.

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DEBSZOO74 9/21/2013 1:24AM

    Pixie, it's so awesome that you got through the 30 day shred and are going to do it again! emoticon
I have the DVD but haven't used it very much yet. You're right...it's a killer workout! I may have to get it out and give it another try. emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 9/21/2013 12:26AM

    Wonderful!

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JAMER123 9/20/2013 11:20PM

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Meeting the challenge is a key to change. Hang in there. It will happen!!

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SUGAR0814 9/20/2013 10:48PM

    I know you can do it! TEAM PIXIE!! emoticon emoticon

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MICKEYH 9/20/2013 8:59PM

    Thanks for the great message. I really needed to hear this. I wasn't doing well this week due to my stress. I needed to pick myself up ASAP. And this blog came in just right timing.
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ANDREA0301 9/20/2013 8:38PM

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NANFACEMIRE1 9/20/2013 8:21PM

    I know emoticon

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LILYDOG11 9/20/2013 8:16PM

    Yes get back on the saddle again !! That is what I'm doing my 8 week challenge didn't go as planned so I'm right there with you. Love the picture of the dessert the saying is what I said to me after I felt ill after eating a sweet desert. emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 9/20/2013 8:08PM

    Good for you. I've gotta say, for me it's 80% nutrition and about 20% exercise . . . the exercise being mostly about fitness, cardio, strength, flexibility and mood, but not so much about weight loss/maintenance.

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IAMBIZI 9/20/2013 7:59PM

    good luck with your new challenge.
bizi

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4RASCALS 9/20/2013 7:40PM

    You can do it!!

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QTEALADY20031 9/20/2013 7:31PM

    Pixie, I know you can do it! I have the 30 day Shred but its on hold until I am able to do something like this with doctor's approval after the ankle surgery. You did it once and you CAN do it again! I will be rooting for you!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon June

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NASFKAB 9/20/2013 7:17PM

  you can do it

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TOKIEMOON 9/20/2013 6:59PM

    Not giving you a" thata girl", but at least you maintained some decorum by still exercising when you stopped being good about your eating. When I stumble, I generally take a good fall. emoticon emoticon

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RUDITUDI2000 9/20/2013 6:50PM

    Sounds like a GREAT plan girl! You can do it!!
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PINKNFITCARLA 9/20/2013 6:46PM

    Good luck! emoticon

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PATTIE441 9/20/2013 6:40PM

    You can do it! Pixie! Woo Hoo! I am cheering you on! I am only able to walk for now, as I have hurt my neck, but cheering you all the way and walking with you! Let's go! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RAINBOWMF 9/20/2013 6:27PM

    emoticon emoticon I believe in you.
I have a big clear tote with me- I will look in it and if I have the 30 day shred with me, I will join you doing it. It may have got left at the cabin.

If it did , I will see what I do have,

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Mary

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CHACHAOREO 9/20/2013 6:14PM

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ARTJAC 9/20/2013 6:12PM

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1CRAZYDOG 9/20/2013 5:39PM

    You have approached this courageously, realizing what you eat and the portion size makes a huge difference in your progress! That's a lesson that takes awhile to sink in sometimes, at least it did for me.

Wishing you good luck! You can do this for sure.

HUGS

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MSTWOMOONS002 9/20/2013 5:31PM

    Hi Pixie; emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Good luck on your goal, I'm sure you can & will reach it. I'll be praying every day that you have the strength to preserver, You are strong & you will become stronger I just believe in you.
I don't know how or where to join your challenge so I'll just keep reading your blog & being your invisible cheerleader.

Take care & be well I wish you the very best.

Many Blessings Always Debby emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GABY1948 9/20/2013 4:51PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon What a wonderful blog! I know you will do it!

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IMLOCOLINDA 9/20/2013 4:50PM

    You Go Girl!! emoticon

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JEANNETTE59 9/20/2013 4:45PM

  emoticon is the you in progress! PROGRESS = moving forward, improving.

emoticon you're well on your way and your paying it forward as you go emoticon

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ALIDOSHA 9/20/2013 4:41PM

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 9/20/2013 4:15PM

    You can do it, Pixie!!!

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