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Saturday, October 19, 2013





I am so blessed...I have the BEST Sparkfriends! A few days ago, I wrote a blog called "Pity Party", where I admitted that I was struggling, that I had stopped exercising, that I had binged...and that I had gained weight.

It was difficult and a little embarrassing to admit those things, but I knew that I had to do it. It was time to stop living a lie. Time to stop fooling myself that I was doing ok. And you know what? Being honest about it was the best thing I could have done. I got so much support and encouragement on my blog, so many good ideas from my Sparkfriends on how to get back on track and beat this plateau I've been at.

Thank you, Sparkfriends! Because of your support, caring and encouragement, I am back on track! Today is day 4 of my current streak, and although I have no idea how long I can keep this streak going, I do know that I will do my best to make it last...and when it ends, I will start another one. I'm not giving up on myself or on reaching my goals!



I've been giving lots of thoughts to what I was doing BEFORE I started going off track. What was I doing when I was successfully losing weight? Truth is, I have really gotten far off the path. No wonder I was at a plateau for so long! No wonder I eventually started to gain the weight back!

Time to go back to what I KNOW works for me. Number one on that list is having a Spark streak. This is something that really keeps me motivated and focused. I love trying to add as many days in a row of being on track as I can. I've been "sort of" keeping a streak going for a while now, but my heart wasn't fully into it. Well, it is now! I am so proud of my little 4 day streak, and I'm excited to see how long I can keep going. For me, this streak is not at all about being perfect. Its just about doing my best each day, and knowing that some days are certainly going to be better than others. But as long as I have put forth my best effort, then it counts as a successful day.



Thanks again, Sparkfriends, for your support, advice and encouragement! And thank you Sparkpeople for this awesome free site!



By the way, I am still challenging myself to make as much progress as possible by New Years Day...which is 73 days away now! I've taken a few steps backwards, but I'm moving in the right direction now, and I'm excited to see just how much progress I can make by the end of the year!





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TERRIJ7 4/13/2014 4:40PM

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ROXYCARIN 11/11/2013 11:36PM

  Thank you

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MCJULIEO 11/2/2013 12:08PM

    I echo your words, and hope to follow your example!

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SBARGANZ 11/1/2013 2:49PM

    :)

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MYRNA929 10/29/2013 12:09PM

    You can do this!!!!! Love your Wonderwoman pictures! emoticon

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    emoticon one day at a time!!!

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G33K10V3 10/25/2013 6:05AM

    I'm glad you're BACK on track BABY!!! *doing my best George Costanza impression* Keep it up and I always think of this saying I saw once, "It is hard to lose weight, it's hard to maintain your weight, and it is hard to continue being overweight. Choose your hard."
I'm choosing the first hard from now on! :D
Good luck and have a wonderful weekend!!
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LEANMEAN2 10/24/2013 6:18AM

    Really nice. We're all in this together!

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HFAYE81 10/23/2013 10:06AM

    You've inspired me to get back on track!! I was doing my best when I was streaking, too...it really motivates me to look at those graphs showing that I'm on track! Starting today, I will do it. THIS is day 1 of MY streak! emoticon

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PRESBESS 10/23/2013 1:45AM

    I am so happy for you. Keep pushing. Stay focused and stay connected. YOU have what it takes.
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    Never give up! emoticon

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    Baby steps Pixie....one day at a time! I know you will have a long Spark Streak because now you've made up your mind to so. emoticon

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KELLYD2112 10/22/2013 12:51PM

    You're doing great! I think admitting our struggles is as important as tracking our successes. So glad you trusted us enough to do that and that you've been encouraged on to a 4 day streak - that's awesome!!!!!
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    You can do it! We can do it together! Good luck with your new streak!

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MEWHENRYSMAMA 10/22/2013 4:15AM

    Great blog!
Here's to SparkFriends!
Continued success!
Hugs,
Mary
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    Well done! I know what you mean.....our spark friends are a great blessing!

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Pixie, you're doing great! We all fall many times in our journeys but it's we do about our fall says who we are and who we are becoming! Just stand back up and keep taking those steps forward!



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PCASEY7 10/21/2013 3:23PM

    Good for you Trixie, I knew you could do it. Congrats!

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SLIMMINGSHAY 10/21/2013 3:04PM

    Welcome back to the path you desire! You are amazing and just keep moving. Don't look back.



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    So happy for your renewal of motivation and determination. Good luck and we will be working right along with you. emoticon

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    What a strong, amazing woman you are! emoticon emoticon

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FIRECOM 10/21/2013 12:09PM

    Amazing how easy it is to fall into a "pity party". When I first blogged about my Dx of Lymphoma, I stated in the first line that I did not want to start a pity party but I have to admit, it is very difficult at times for ME not to host my own personal pity party.

Thanks for your great blogs

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DIETER27 10/21/2013 11:06AM

  Love your words of inspiration!

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CHERIJ16 10/21/2013 10:40AM

    You have just described ME and my behavior over the past 4 months! I was just thinking that I needed to go back to basics and find what worked for me when I first joined SP. So glad to know I am on the right track. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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HLOCHRIDGE 10/21/2013 9:53AM

    So happy for you! Keep up the good work!

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SHARONCAPPS 10/21/2013 9:28AM

  Great job. You can do this. Glad you are back on track and all we can do it keep picking ourselves up and trying again. Happy dancing for you.

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SASSY5468 10/21/2013 9:28AM

    You have now inspired me to stop my downward spiral! Thanks :) And good luck with your streak!

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