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Three Months From Now


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Saturday, March 22, 2014



Today is day 12 of my current streak!

I am giving myself a challenge....to stay on track for the next 3 months. During that time, I will do my best to eat healthy food and to stay within my calorie range. I will exercise every day for at least 30 minutes (except for my regularly scheduled rest days.) I will not weigh myself. I will look for non-scale victories.

I know it won't be easy. There are always temptations. Right now as I am writing this, there is an ice cream truck parked across the street from my house! It would be so easy to go out there and buy myself something. But I won't. My biggest strength is in knowing my weakness, and my weakness is this; if I give in to one treat, it almost always leads to a binge. I wish I could stop at just one, but I know I probably can't. So I'm not going to give in. I'm going to stay strong and keep working hard to reach my goal. I'm going to remember my challenge to stay on track for three months.

In three months, I can be 90 days closer to reaching my goal if I stay on track. If I stay on track, I can not only lose a lot of weight, but I can also have a ton of NSV's!



I got off track over the holidays, and I gained 31 lbs. I struggled to get back on track, but it was so hard. For me, the worst part of being off track and re-gaining weight was not really the fact that my clothes were getting tight. The worst part was that I missed having NSV's! I missed that awesome feeling of excitement when I'd discover something new in the way I felt or moved or looked. I wasn't having NSV's anymore. As a matter of fact, it felt like all my previous NSV's were being erased. One of my proudest non-scale victories was that my stomach no longer touched the car steering wheel. But after gaining back 31 lbs, that NSV was gone. My stomach was brushing the steering wheel again, and I felt so ashamed. There were other NSV's that I'd lost, but for some reason that was the biggest one to me. That was my wake up call.



I've been back on track for 12 days now. Just 12 days but already I feel so much better. And I have an NSV to celebrate! My t shirts are loose around the arm pits. Okay, that might sound like a strange NSV, lol. But its true! For some reason when I lose weight, thats the area where I always notice it first. My t shirts start to "fold in" around the upper arm area. When I noticed that the other day, I actually felt like crying. I was so happy! The first NSV of my re-start! Its a small thing, really...but its huge to me because it shows that I am making progress.

I'm 12 days in on my three month challenge, and I'm so excited to see how much progress I can make in the next 78 days! That will be June 8th. Now imagine how much progress you can make if you join me today!

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TERRIJ7 7/8/2014 9:11AM

    Very well said!

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  I'm sure you made it. emoticon

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2BTHINAGAINNOW 3/30/2014 2:29AM

   
Thank you for expressing my own binge-eating dilemma. I am with you, and hope I can also stick to 90 days. I have been very disappointed with myself for my binging and weight gain recently. Your post was inspiring. It's not how many times we fall down, but how many times we get up again.. emoticon

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You are an inspiration, thank you for sharing.
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CHANTENAY 3/28/2014 10:50AM

    We had the same quote at a landscape center where I live. I find your resolve to be inspiring.

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SOCALVARGA 3/27/2014 11:58PM

    Very inspiring! Thank you for posting. emoticon Happy Spring!

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JERICHO1991 3/27/2014 7:06PM

    Looking forward to hearing of your next 3 months' successes.

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AMBER461 3/27/2014 7:04PM

  You are an inspiration, thank you for sharing.

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RACHELLYNNS 3/27/2014 3:00PM

    Thank you so much for this post. I am the same way, if I eat a trigger food, I end up binging. Then I tell myself, I'll just eat what I want for the rest of the day, but somehow it ends up lasting a week (or more) before I've got myself back to eating healthy. When I track on sparkpeople the day ahead, and bring my own lunch and snacks to work, I do so well. Somehow when things get busy at work, stressful with my kids, or I get down, I don't keep up with tracking or eating healthy because I get overwhelmed. These are the times when I would especially benefit from tracking and exercising!

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NANA2-3 3/27/2014 2:09PM

    Today is my day 1 and reading your post is giving me such encouragement. Thanks for writing your thoughts and goals. You (we) can do it!!

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FATTYFO 3/27/2014 10:38AM

  i love your attitude. you are a definate winner and goal achiever. bless your spirit and thank you for sharing it. fattyfo

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PYNETREE 3/27/2014 9:19AM

    You are Strong! emoticon

You will stay strong, and stay on the straight path to achieve your goal.

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BREAKINGTHEBAD 3/26/2014 2:53PM

    You are doing great! It's a good thing that you know your weaknesses so you can stop them dead in their path!
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SINGKITTY 3/25/2014 8:25PM

    I will join you as well. Three months we will be full swing summer!!

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MRSRIGS1 3/25/2014 5:19PM

    You must learn to BELIEVE in yourself! emoticon

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QTEALADY20031 3/25/2014 1:47PM

    Pixie, already you are seeing a NSV!! I will join you in this challenge! I want to feel better, I noticed I was gaining some weight as I can tell by getting short of breathe when I am doing a task. So I am with you girl!!!! emoticon emoticon June

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FIT4ME41 3/25/2014 11:00AM

    :)

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VORTEX33 3/25/2014 10:23AM

    NSVs are the best! Weight can waver so much in a week that sometimes it's more motivating to see the physical changes over scale changes. Good wishes on your goals!

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WRITERWANNAB 3/25/2014 1:11AM

    I had not weighed for a while because I knew I'd see an increase. I finally made myself deal with it & got on the scale. Now I have proof - I'm up 17 lbs! No more kidding myself. I've got to get back on track. I see there are several of us with the same issue. Well, here we go again, right! At least I'm glad I stopped now. emoticon

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PINKBUNNY61 3/25/2014 12:35AM

    Lol my first NSV I always notice is my shoes get very loose. For some reason my weight loss always starts in my feet emoticon

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ONTHEPATH2 3/24/2014 10:54PM

    Right there with you! I am going to join you. 90 days...... emoticon

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RINGRANGRUNG 3/24/2014 10:35PM

    Thank you for this blog....I am experiencing the exact same thing- "fell off the wagon" so to speak over the holidays and it has taken me until now to do something about it & several NSV from my past lost had been lost- clothing tight, not sleeping as well etc. Just like you, I am going to take it one step at a time, one pound at a time!

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PBROWN5110 3/24/2014 10:28PM

  The arms on my tee shirts get loose too. But you know when I really know it? I start walking out of my shoes! I guess I better start wearing flats again (instead of sandals with straps) so I know whether I've lost weight or not!

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CREATIVEHEART5 3/24/2014 5:54PM

    This was an Blog as I am just starting to understand NSM victories.
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CREATIVEHEART5 3/24/2014 5:52PM

    This was a very inspiring Blog. NSV are very important and I am just starting to understand this. emoticon

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    nice

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    You are an inspiration!! Thank you so much for sharing :-)

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RUTHIEBEAR 3/24/2014 5:05PM

    You are "thinspiring". I struggle with having gained weight too. I am tracking, exercising etc and hope to se some positive results too. thanks for sharing. emoticon

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SWEETLILBLUEYES 3/24/2014 4:26PM

    Great blog! And congratulations on your NSV! I am at about 3 months right now, and while I have had days that were less than perfect, I keep getting back on that horse. Thanks for the inspiration. I will think of your words the next time my enthusiasm starts to wane
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LINDA_COTY2000 3/24/2014 4:18PM

    That's fantastic emoticon Pixie. I know exactly how you feel with the small victory. I am only 2 weeks in on my weight loss plan. But i lost 3 lbs per week & as little as that sounds its a Great victory in my book.
and I would just love to join you in your 3 month challenge. Only I prefer weigh ins. Lets see when 3 months would be for me. So that is by June 9th for me. emoticon

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LUCI-O 3/24/2014 3:33PM

    Thanks for sharing! I also gained some weight back and have been tracking for a week. I will take up the 3 month challenge too. We CAN DO IT!
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CTUPTON 3/24/2014 2:43PM

    CONGRATULATIONS on being a featured blogger! Wonderful!

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MILPAM3 3/24/2014 2:23PM

  Great outlook! Good ideas!

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MYNEWCATZ 3/24/2014 2:12PM

    You are so right, we will thank ourselves in 3 months! That is a GREAT way to look at it! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, you've inspired me today! PS. I hope you don't mind but I'd like to add your leading photo to my motivations page. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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