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Today Is The Only Day That Matters

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014




Today is day 16 of my streak!

When I started my streak 16 days ago, I issued myself a personal challenge; to stay on track for 90 days. I counted up the days and found that in 90 days it will be June 8th. I put a big star on that date on my calendar, and then I got to work.

It wasn't easy. I had been off track for so long, and I had gained back 31 of the 71 lbs I'd lost. Getting started again was tough! But I reminded myself to just make the most of each day as it came, and not to really worry too much about the days ahead of me. I put an index card on my bathroom mirror that says "TODAY is the only day that matters."



And every morning when I wake up, I remind myself to just do my best TODAY. I get out of bed, and I put on my workout clothes (or "warrior gear" as I call it.) I get out my journal and I write down my meals for the day, and what workouts I will be doing. Sometimes I add a quote or a few words of encouragement to myself. And then I just do my best to make that day as healthy as possible.

I aim for progress, not perfection.



Yesterday, I had an awesome non-scale victory. Hubby gave me a hug, and then stopped and hugged me again. He said "Wow, your waist feels a lot firmer!" And this may be TMI (too much information) but in response I said "Well if you like that, then you should feel my butt!"
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Its pretty cool that after just 16 days of being back on track, there are noticeable changes in my body. The muscle firmness that I had lost while I was off track is starting to come back. My stamina for my workouts is returning too. And my too tight clothes are starting to fit better. (Still a bit too tight, but not super uncomfortably tight.) I can see and feel that I am making progress.



Its really exciting to imagine where I could be when June 8 rolls around. But to be honest, I don't think about that very often. I am staying focused on TODAY, and doing my best to make the most of it.


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LORIVIOLA 7/3/2014 1:58PM

    woooohoooo!

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TERRIJ7 7/3/2014 10:03AM

    Excellent. I'm still catching up with your older blogs so don't know how things have gone, but I'm encouraged to follow your example.

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GRAMPIAN 6/27/2014 4:27PM

  Well done. emoticon

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CICELY360 4/20/2014 10:21PM

  good blog

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FABISERVANTES83 4/9/2014 12:43PM

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SASSYTHING52 4/3/2014 12:05AM

    thats great 16 days emoticon emoticon

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LAVENDERLILY 3/31/2014 4:34PM

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CHERYLHURT 3/31/2014 3:07PM

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MOINSDEMOI 3/30/2014 7:53PM

    Your words of encouragement are just what I need right now. I am turning 60 in May and have a class reunion coming up in July. I am having a really hard time getting rid of these last 10 pounds. What I should do is not concentrate on the upcoming dates BUT to have a successful TODAY and let the tomorrows wait until it is their turn.

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SHANALFOSS 3/30/2014 12:46AM

    I absolutely love reading about your journey, your words are inspirational & I just want 2 jump on that eliptical (lol) well not that machine any ways.
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Shana

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MORELIKEMOMMY 3/29/2014 10:51AM

  Very inspirational. I tend to become bogged down in thinking about where I am now and not thinking about each day.

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WILDFLOWERS15 3/29/2014 10:19AM

    Pixie, I always seem to run across your blogs at just the right time. Might be days after you wrote them, but the timing is always right for me. I, too, have drifted far off track for months and months. But I think I'm ready to get back in the saddle and see if I can find the track again. Wishing you luck on your 90 day streak. I know you can do it!
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BLUETIFFANYS 3/28/2014 10:04PM

    Congratulations! Keep up the good work. I believe I should read this post every day for awhile to help me stay motivated.

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BKNOCK 3/28/2014 9:20PM

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GENRE009 3/28/2014 6:40PM

    Good message!

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SWEETLILBLUEYES 3/28/2014 3:51PM

    Excellent blog! Your energy motivates me.


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BOHEMIANCAT 3/28/2014 1:12PM

    emoticon You are doing so well!
Thanks for sharing!
Linda
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WRITERWANNAB 3/28/2014 1:35AM

    Way to go, girl! emoticon

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BETRHO48 3/27/2014 11:13PM

    Great work!
One day at a time.
You can do this. You will get there.
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~Beth

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MARAGRAM 3/27/2014 9:49PM

    That is simply an emoticon emoticon ! emoticon !

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ENRGEE 3/27/2014 9:14PM

    Great job! I love the 'warrior gearí idea.
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BOTTLEDIGGER 3/27/2014 8:42PM

    Thank you so much for sharing this...I really needed to read this today!

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MJ7DM33 3/27/2014 8:23PM

  Great blog! Thanks for sharing!

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NANCYTUNBERG64 3/27/2014 6:48PM

    One step, one inch, one workout, one meal, one choice at a time...

Great work!!

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MSROZZIE 3/27/2014 6:45PM

    Wonderful blog. Thanks for sharing! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ISABELLE31 3/27/2014 6:25PM

    Good for you, Pixie! I'm very happy for you! :)

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JSEATTLE 3/27/2014 6:13PM

  Thank you for providing me with daily inspiration to face my day. Power to YOU!!

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WHYTEBROWN 3/27/2014 5:44PM

    emoticon blog. LOL about the situation with your husband. emoticon on your progress!! emoticon emoticon

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NEWTINK 3/27/2014 5:28PM

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MOONGLOWSNANA 3/27/2014 5:28PM

  emoticon Your blogs are always positive and encouraging. Keep on streaking! emoticon

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MICKEYJ1961 3/27/2014 5:23PM

  Great! keep up the good work!

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EMMACORY 3/27/2014 4:54PM

    emoticon Today is the only day we have....tomorrow is in the wing and yesterday is gone....you are doing emoticon

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MRSRIGS1 3/27/2014 4:52PM

    Good job Pixie! I think you should give yourself a GREAT, BIG hug for a job well done!

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SCOOTERGIRL 3/27/2014 4:41PM

    Great Attitude!! Thanks!

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PT.JEFFGIRL 3/27/2014 4:04PM

    Hard to start again. Just doing your best TODAY is the way to go! emoticon emoticon

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SHARONCAPPS 3/27/2014 4:02PM

  Way to gol You can do it.

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WENDYANNE61 3/27/2014 3:58PM

    Cool, cool, cool, Pixie! Thank goodness you started this streak instead of buying bigger pants! emoticon

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STEVIEBEE569 3/27/2014 3:56PM

    As usual great quotes. emoticon

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GWINNER1 3/27/2014 3:35PM

    Great going Pixie!!! Keep on keeping on.! emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 3/27/2014 2:58PM

  emoticon on the great job that you are doing, Pixie. emoticon

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LAPERLE 3/27/2014 2:29PM

  emoticon emoticon You are learning how great it feels to stop a slump in its tracks and start regaining the body you want to have. Every day should get easier.

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MCASPARRO 3/27/2014 2:22PM

  Thank you so much for saying exactly what I've been thinking! I had gained 65 pounds, lost 56 of them, and gained back 10 when I quite smoking 30 weeks ago. And the holidays. And I got out of the workout habit. So now I have 19 pounds to lose and I'm ready to make a renewed commitment. It makes it easier knowing I'm not alone!

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LMGH86 3/27/2014 1:49PM

  Thank you for the inspiration! I have a hard time focusing on the everyday. I always look to far ahead to how much more there is to do and get overwhelmed.

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MIMIDOT 3/27/2014 1:49PM

    Awesome! Keep up the good work.

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