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I Am (Still) My Own Hero

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Thursday, February 27, 2014




Today is day 18 of my current streak!

You'd think that after 18 days of being back on track that I'd have some NSV's to report, wouldn't you? Like maybe some looser pants, or the steering wheel not being so close to my tummy. But nope, none of that! Am I discouraged? Well, to be honest, I was starting to get there! Its hard to stay on track when you're not seeing any visible signs of progress. But I'm not giving up! And you know what? The fact that I'm not giving up is actually an NSV, after all! So yay for me!
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Yesterday I went out to lunch with my two sons. (My oldest son is in need of prayers for a work related situation, so if you would, please add him to your prayer list. Thank you!) Anyway, we went to a BBQ place, and although I'm a vegetarian, there are still plenty of things there to tempt me. (They've got hush puppies!!!!!) But I remembered my streak....and the fact that I'm up 31 pounds right now...and I stayed on track. I had a ginormous salad, with the dressing on the side. After lunch, my son had to get back home, so I went to my favorite store, TJ Maxx, and treated myself to a couple of things to reward myself for staying on track for over two weeks. I got a pretty scented candle for 3 bucks, and a new pink yoga mat for $7.



It feels great to be back on track. I'm going to reward myself with a little something every two weeks that I stay on track, even if I'm not noticing any progress in the fit of my clothes. I am eating right and working out, so I know that if I keep going, I will start noticing some weight loss soon! In the meantime, I'm going to keep treating my body like a temple, and feeding it real, healthy food. That means I need to cook, instead of buying frozen meals! Here's a recipe that I'm going to make today....it looks so yummy!

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The part of this journey that I struggle most with is eating. I find it so easy to go off track and eat too much. I love to workout, but I know that I can't out exercise too much food. For the past 18 days I've been on track, and I have not binged or had any junk food, but the temptation is always there.






When I first made this lifestyle change, back in March of 2012, I told myself that "I am my own hero. I am saving myself from myself." Whenever I felt like giving up or giving in, I would remind myself of that. Being my own hero helped me to lose 71 lbs. And even though I have gained back 31 of those pounds, I am STILL my own hero, because I am still here every day, fighting to save myself from myself.

Be your own hero too...you're worth the effort!



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TERRIJ7 6/27/2014 7:06PM

    I loved the best Ab excercise! Hope your son's work-related issue is resolved by now.

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WHITEANGEL4 6/9/2014 5:01PM

    Yes you can be successful on this journey with your current mindset

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LORIVIOLA 6/5/2014 8:53AM

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GRAMPIAN 5/26/2014 6:36AM

  Great attitude! emoticon

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NASFKAB 4/8/2014 11:56AM

  great very true thanks

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2WHEELER 3/27/2014 12:08PM

    emoticon Never, ever surrender!

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JOYEOUSD 3/14/2014 9:55PM

    The decision you make today is not just about what you are doing within this 24 hour period its what you are STARTING, and how your decision will impact your future.

You will power through! Thanks for being candid, we all are struggling!


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NERDLETTE 3/11/2014 7:30AM

    LOVE that one:

Fitness is 20% exercise and
80% nutrution.
You can't outrun your fork!

Gotta remember that one!! emoticon

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IMEMINE1 3/11/2014 4:54AM

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JOANNHUNT 3/9/2014 4:51PM

    CONGRATULATIONS. THANK YOU FOR SHARING. YOU ARE YOUR OWN HERO.

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ANGELN325 3/8/2014 8:20AM

    I think that's a great idea to reward yourself for staying on track. When we aren't seeing the NSV's or SVs, we need to give us something to feel like there's a reason to keep going. I added to my SP goals to give myself a little reward when I exercise so my favorite is moisturizer on my hands and putting my moisturizing gloves over them. Then if I feel I had a good week or a stressful week, but I held in there and did the best I could, I will give myself a facial.

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SASSYTHING52 3/7/2014 12:05PM

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MRSRIGS1 3/6/2014 5:54PM

    Way to go Pixie! emoticon Thank you for sharing some wonderful ideas! I like the reward schedule for knowing you're doing the right things but aren't seeing the results. You know you will soon. I think I need to give myself little rewards too cuz I haven't seen (or felt) much progress either.

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SUSIEMT 3/5/2014 5:37PM

    Keep on pushing it Pixie. I have so much faith in you! Keep it up!

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AMANDACOETZER 3/5/2014 5:43AM

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KIMBERLY0916 3/4/2014 11:22PM

    most of our pain are just thoughts .... so YES to you for conquering and thinking POSITIVE . stick with those streaks girl .... you'll get there!!

your mind and body are winning even if you don't notice changes yet ... they're there!

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CAROL_31649731 3/4/2014 12:25PM

    Yay for you, Pixie! Not giving up is certainly a big NSV . . . I like that. I needed to hear that today, too. I'm not progressing either, but I won't give up!!! Thanks for inspiring me on, as usual.

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JULIEROTACH 3/4/2014 7:38AM

  Like all your encouraging posters. And I admire your commitment. Keep at it,

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TIHAITIEN 3/3/2014 6:36PM

    emoticon Stay encouraged.

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DEEDAYE 3/3/2014 5:30PM

    I'm trying! emoticon

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TRUECOLORS 3/3/2014 10:52AM

    Thanks for the inspiring words!

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SIMONEKP 3/3/2014 9:12AM

    nicely done

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AZAOZA2 3/3/2014 5:18AM

    emoticon When I tried to find a role model around me I can't find. I decided too to be my own hero. Thanks for sharing. emoticon Never give up emoticon

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DAISYPETAL 3/3/2014 12:17AM

    Pixie Pixie, Pixie, You are still on track and I am so happy for you. I have been away from the computer for the past week and it was pretty bad. I felt like I had lost part of my life without being able to follow what was happening. I thought about you and it helped me a lot. I know how bad you want those baggy pants to turn into tighter cute jeans and a pair of red high heels. :) Me toooooo! Just wanted to tell you that I am proud of you and none of the other stuff matters except that you keep going and you are not only your own hero but our hero also. Hugs, Jude

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CAROLJ35 3/2/2014 9:25PM

    Great idea: BE YOUR OWN HERO!!! I will remember that!!!

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HAVASUJULES 3/2/2014 9:01PM

    Streaks are pretty cool for keeping us on track right?

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DAWNDMOORE40 3/2/2014 7:59PM

    emoticon for sharing your story with us! You are an inspiration! It's not about you gaining back 31 lbs, but it's about you not giving up when your not always seeing the results you would like to see! You are still going to be healthy because your working out and even if you don't eat right every day, you have done absolutely amazing for the last two weeks and should be proud of yourself! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PENOWOK 3/2/2014 2:39PM

    Not to mention the fact that you are still down at least 40 pounds and probably more already!! You are a hero!!

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RECMAJOR 3/2/2014 12:23PM

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Put on the cape and be your own hero!!

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UKMOM638 3/2/2014 9:48AM

    Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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GRANNY2B2 3/1/2014 11:55PM

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CMCBRIDE37 3/1/2014 8:48PM

    Thanks for just the inspiration I needed tonight. I will be my own hero.

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MSOLEDAD521 3/1/2014 7:03PM

    Thank you for your positive words! It is so non-productive to get stuck on our missteps. We need to stay focused. Thank you so much for sharing this!!!

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FRABBIT 3/1/2014 5:55PM

  Way to go. Enjoy the scented candle!

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CORNERKICK 3/1/2014 4:12PM

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CICELY360 3/1/2014 3:51PM

  good blog

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ROXYCARIN 3/1/2014 2:59PM

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OCEANHIKER 3/1/2014 11:03AM

  You can do it! One day at a time

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SPARKBJOK 3/1/2014 9:48AM

    Love this. Thanks.

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HOLLYM48 3/1/2014 9:04AM

    Somtimes we just have to take it one minute at a time to get thru the need for something we shouldn't eat! Keep up the great work. You are an inspiration to so many.
It isn't easy to stay on track, but we all know it is worth it! You are strong, you are awesome and you can do this!

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MRSTAZMAYO 3/1/2014 6:15AM

    Keep focused. Suddenly, one day, that scale will move. Meanwhile, you are doing awesome by staying focused.

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ANDYLIN90 3/1/2014 3:44AM

    Like you, I also struggle with the food part of the equation...I loved your quote about the best ab exercises and isn't that quote so true. Congratulations on your streak!

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SHERRYBETH84 3/1/2014 2:59AM

    Thanks for the pep talk! I started logging all of my food everyday because of your pep talks and streaking! I will become my own hero by getting mentored by you! We have both lost weight and gained back half, so... We are halfway there from where we FIRST STARTED! That is a good place to start. Thanks for helping me put on the breaks before I gained it all back, plus more. emoticon

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BLUEJEAN99 3/1/2014 1:59AM

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WRITERWANNAB 3/1/2014 12:28AM

    Good advice & great attitude! Thanks once again! emoticon

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IRISHGAL46 2/28/2014 11:15PM

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SCOUTMOM715 2/28/2014 10:02PM

    Keep up the great work Pixie!! Woo hoo on the pink yoga mat & I like the idea of little rewards every couple weeks! Have a great weekend!! emoticon

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MSROZZIE 2/28/2014 9:30PM

    Loved your blog, thanks for sharing! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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