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I'm Not A Quitter Anymore


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Tuesday, April 15, 2014



Today is day 36 of my streak!

Thirty six days ago, I issued myself a personal challenge...to get myself back on track and commit to STAYING on track for 90 days. I got out my calendar and marked the date when this challenge would end; June 8th. And then I got my personal journal and wrote down my plan, because I know that when I write my plan down, I'm more likely to stick to it.



I don't weigh myself very often, so I didn't give myself any type of weight loss goal for the challenge. Instead, I just committed to making each day as healthy as possible. And I'm proud to say that for the past 36 days, I have been completely on track. I haven't skipped a workout, and I have been vigilant in measuring my food portions and drinking my water.

It feels great to be on track again. I have more energy for my day, and I can feel my strength and stamina increasing with each workout I do. Unfortunately, though, it doesn't feel like I've lost much weight. Its frustrating to get dressed every morning and nothing fits right. Everything is still too tight. I've been on track for over a month and sometimes it feels like I don't have much to show for it!



Once upon a time, I would have given up at this point. But I'm not a quitter anymore. I promised myself that I'd stick with it for 90 days, and I'm going to keep that promise. I still have 53 days left on my challenge, and I am going to do my best to make each day as good as possible. My clothes may not be any looser right now, but there are other NSV's to celebrate, and I'm sure there will be more of them in the next 53 days.




In the meantime, I'm going to go ahead and buy myself just a couple of t shirts that fit me NOW. I had originally said I wasn't going to buy bigger clothes, but I've changed my mind. Its depressing to have to wear clothes that are too tight every day. My mother in law gave me $20 as an early birthday present, so I think I'll go to Kmart today and get a couple of shirts that fit. But hopefully I will be able to donate them (and those elastic waisted jeans that I hate) to Goodwill soon!


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GRAMPIAN 8/17/2014 5:21AM

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WHITEANGEL4 7/20/2014 7:45PM

    Way to go

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IMLOCOLINDA 4/23/2014 4:39AM

    You should check the Goodwill for shirts that fit! Save your money for the good stuff at a smaller size.

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PFARRAR65 4/22/2014 6:18PM

    Keep up the good work. Slow and steady and One day at a time.
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EMMEELIZABETH3 4/22/2014 3:03PM

    Cheers to all of us out here who want to take control and get back on track :)

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WOOFERCOALBOY 4/19/2014 5:14PM

    We're rooting for you!

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KLMEIRING 4/19/2014 7:14AM

    I have had to do the same thing, Pixie. Thank you for sharing your journey!

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IRISHGAL46 4/18/2014 7:28PM

    Because of you, I did the same thing! emoticon emoticon

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CHANGING-TURTLE 4/18/2014 6:33PM

    emoticon emoticon You will get rid of those fat girl pants before you know it and the Goodwill will get those shirts just keep doing great like you have!!!!

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JAYDEE1211 4/18/2014 5:33AM

    Yay for you! You will reap the benefits. Best wishes.

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MAYBER 4/18/2014 1:02AM

    Thanks for sharing your great attitude it is encouraging and motivational
Best wishes as you continue on your journey
One day at a time God Bless Love Prayers Peace
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KMRJPR 4/17/2014 11:14PM

    Great blog Pixie! Your words are always so perfectly timed for me and always speak to me when I need to hear them!

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EBONYSOL 4/17/2014 10:51PM

    The important point is you are sticking to your plan. After Day 90, you may want to tweak it and go for another 30 days and then look at it again. You get the picture. In this case, practice makes progress.

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DRKPKING 4/17/2014 9:21PM

    Congrats to you!

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    Go Pixie! emoticon emoticon emoticon

You are so inspiring! emoticon emoticon hugs!

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KAMMYJO3 4/17/2014 5:40PM

    Hi there! I am on day 37!!! So we are very close on our dates! Good luck to you! Remember YOU are worth it!!! Before you know it, the 90th day will be here! Have you thought about what your next 90 day goal is going to be??? :)



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JENNSPON 4/17/2014 3:33PM

    Thanks for a shot of motivation! I had a good streak of commitment going and then was feeling successful so I started to "cheat" in small ways. Just a few minutes ago I was thinking that I can feel those starting to steamroll and landing me back where I was. Then I read your words. Thanks for helping me rise about the little monsters in my brain that want to carry me back to my old habits :)

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GOAL_IS_170 4/17/2014 1:39PM

    Keep on keeping on

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JAVAGAL47 4/17/2014 1:36PM

    Wow!! See how many you have rooting for you?? Wonderful, I am so proud of you. You have inspired many I am sure to keep on keeping on, no matter what the scale says or how your clothes feel. Sending best wishes and lots of hugs, Betty emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SANDON1 4/17/2014 1:20PM

    You sound so much like me with not buying large clothes. We have a local thrift shop at a church nearby and I have bought myself a couple of good t-shirts to tide me over during this journey. That help give me some variety to the black I always wear as well. I have just signed up to a 6 month challenge to lose 10% with a couple of friends and find the friendly challenge is good. There is also money involved and that keeps it interesting. I can't wait to get into some of my smaller clothes and feel better about myself. By the way did you take measurements as sometimes the inches come off before the pounds. Keep up the amazing good work. emoticon

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BUSMOM27 4/17/2014 12:33PM

    Great job sticking with it for 36 days. That's awesome! I have trouble staying on track for one week. emoticon emoticon

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PT.JEFFGIRL 4/17/2014 12:01PM

    You are doing GREAT sticking to your plan 36 days and going for the 90. Measuring your food, doing your workouts every day and drinking your water are things you should be very proud of-you are getting into habits that will serve you well. I expect it has been discouraging not to see the progress you hoped for, but that could turn around at any time. I also think it was a good move to buy a couple of T-shirts to fit you NOW. It's no fun not to have some "breathing room". Good Luck to You. I think you're doing super! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HYATTI1 4/17/2014 11:31AM

    No you are not...you are an inspiration.

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RADIOACTIVEGN 4/17/2014 11:01AM

  Congratulations on your streak and on your commitment. It sounds like you're in the right mindset to keep doing better!

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PYNETREE 4/17/2014 10:41AM

    You've got this Pixie!

You are more than 1/3 of the way into your 90 day personal best challenge.

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