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Sunday, April 20, 2014



Today is day one of my streak!

Actually, its day 41... but I'm going back to day one because I just felt like I needed a fresh start. I've been on track, but it feels like I've gotten a little careless over the past week or so. I haven't been truly putting forth my best effort. I've just been doing "good enough." But why should I accept mediocre, when I am capable of so much more?

Don't get me wrong. I'm not trying for perfection on this journey. But I do expect myself to put forth my very best effort each day. I started this streak STRONG, and I'm proud of that. But after a while, it gets easy to let things slide just a little. Instead of weighing and measuring my portions, I've been eye balling them. I haven't missed a workout. But I haven't been challenging myself to work a little harder, even though I know I could.

So this fresh new emoticon means that I am going to stop phoning it in. I'm not going to put in a half hearted effort. I know that some days will be better than others, but I'm really determined to make each day as awesome as possible.




Last month in my blog, I confessed that I gained back 31 of the 71 lbs I'd lost, and that my clothes were way too tight on me. I said I didn't want to buy any new clothes, though, because I was going to lose the weight again. But....sigh...on Friday I went shopping to get a few new things to wear. Although my clothes have gotten slightly LESS tight over the past 41 days, they still don't fit, and I was just tired of looking like a sausage, lol. So off to Kmart. Ouch, it really hurt, because I had to shop in the Plus sizes section. I had thought I was out of there for good, but now I'm back to a size 1X. Trust me, that was a big old wake up call! As I shopped for a couple of shirts and a pair of capri pants in the Plus section, I looked longingly at the Misses department and made a solemn vow that I will be shopping there again soon!

In other news, I have become team leader of a great team called "Exercise & Fitness DVD Addicts." If you workout at home and love workout DVD's, come on by and check the team out!


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CAROL_31649731 5/2/2014 1:05PM

    I like that for a motto, "Do you best." I'm going to adopt that, too!

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MOMMYTEACHER 5/1/2014 9:56AM

  I needed this reminder today. I was sliding a bit myself. Back to measuring. weighing etc. emoticon emoticon

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EMMACORY 5/1/2014 7:45AM

    Every day is a new beginning, opportunity. Continue to make healthy choices. emoticon

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MARIAJESTRADA 4/30/2014 9:53AM

    Girl, I can relate, and I am refusing to buy new clothes. I lost 36 pounds and have gained back 10 (which is almost 1/3 of what I lost!!!), and now my clothes are tight. I am however holding out for summer because I'm stubborn. I also have had a crappy week last week in terms of my eating and exercising, but I am getting back into my gym groove. So, thank you for this post. Anyway, enough of me. I am sure you look fab!

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WHYTEBROWN 4/29/2014 11:14AM

    emoticon for that winning attitude!! You are inspirational!! emoticon emoticon

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PURPLEPEONY 4/28/2014 11:36PM

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MARITIMER3 4/28/2014 5:02PM

    I understand... there's " on track" and there's "REALLY ON TRACK"!

Every day deserves our best effort.

Take care,
Gail

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BARBARAROSE54 4/27/2014 10:57AM

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PATTIE441 4/27/2014 10:41AM

    Thank you Pixie. I needed this today. I get on myself because I gained a lot of my weight back, and don't want to buy new clothes. But I think it helps us move forward and to keep going! We can do it! Way to go girl! Love ya! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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THINANDFITEMILY 4/25/2014 6:37PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon thanks for putting new energy in on the team!

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DEEGIRL50 4/25/2014 8:06AM

    I love how kind you are to yourself. You have goals and a vision. I know you'll achieve it.
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QTEALADY20031 4/24/2014 9:29AM

    Pixie, sorry I did not see this until now. My grandson was in a car accident, he has a slight concussion but he is fine but the car is totaled and I told him you cannot be replaced, don't worry about the car and his mom and dad felt the same way. Traffic light did not work correctly, was burned out. So, I am catching up on blogs. Pixie, I know what you mean. I gained back 7 lbs and I am now getting them off, lost about 3 and hopefully the other 4 will come off soon. You are doing great, you are always working towards your goals and that alone is success. Enjoy your day and emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SWEETLILBLUEYES 4/23/2014 5:48PM

    Great job staying on track. The one person we never want to fool is ourselves. It's always a good reminder to go back to basics.

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ENRGEE 4/23/2014 4:31PM

    Great job and thanks for the reminder that we all need to reset and keep challenging ourselves. Easter certainly is making me hit the reset button emoticon .

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GENRE009 4/23/2014 1:28PM

    Doing my best, is always fighting my habits. If I give into them, then I trying to just adjust. eva

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LANCER1984 4/22/2014 10:39AM

    Your blog really hit home for me. I had to question whether I have truly been given it my all and I can't say I have. Maybe I also need to look at my goals and decide what Im going to do about it.

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SANDISOCAROLINA 4/22/2014 10:35AM

    It's good to challenge ourselves to do a little better in all areas of life...including this slice of life called fitness and nutrition. It all goes together. I sure hear ya about giving in to the clothes thing....I recently did the same thing. Last summer I was down to a size 12, headed towards a 10. Now my few pair of 14's I didn't get rid of were getting ridiculous- I kept washing them over and over not wanting to give in to getting more. Finally at Costco last week I found some capris in 14 and got 3 colors (I would've gotten 4 but they were out of one color) They have a hidden slight stretch to the waistband and are still a little snug- without the stretch I'd probably be a 16. Because I'm so short that's more like a 1X or 2X. Anyway it's nice to have something that fits and it's good that we did this for ourselves! The other smaller sizes will eventually fit...but in the meantime we can feel comfortable and look presentable. Thanks for sharing your journey here. emoticon ETA- PS I'll check out your team!

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IAMAGEMLOVER 4/21/2014 6:46PM

    emoticon Was completely off track for Easter Sunday. I planned for it. My Mom was cooking. emoticon

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CHEBBA 4/21/2014 5:53PM

    Well done - I felt a similar thing myself recently. Nothing serious, no damage, it was just a bit untidy and I felt as if I was coasting and not making enough effort and that, if I carried on, it could lead to a glitch. So, I read various articles, success stories, upped my exercise, thumbed through my Spark book and my Leptin diet book and listened to SparkRadio, and it really put me back into proper gear.

Good work - thanks for sharing.

Jo

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LOVINGKATE 4/21/2014 5:31PM

  emoticon emoticon I need a reset as well. Thanks for sharing Pixie. You WILL be in the Misses section very soon. Hang in there.

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SLLYONS51 4/21/2014 3:16PM

  I am with you Pixie. This is emoticon for me. I need to refresh everything eating exercise and me!

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JOYEOUSD 4/21/2014 3:14PM

    So you pushed your reset button! That means you are staying focused! You will make a big difference this year as long as you keep that up...you are doing GREAT!!

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PATTISTAMPS 4/21/2014 1:45PM

    Hang in there! You know you are on the right track! And yes, you WILL be back in the misses section soon!

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BKNOCK 4/21/2014 1:06PM

    emoticon We can do it!

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CARRIELYN56 4/21/2014 12:57PM

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SLIMMINGSHAY 4/21/2014 12:15PM

    Sometimes, a fresh start is what we really need to feel re-energized.

Soon, you will be where you want to be and everyday might be a challenge, but we all know you can do it.

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DSHONEYC 4/21/2014 11:50AM

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FALLNTENN 4/21/2014 11:30AM

    I know how you feel. I let things slide on automatic pilot for awhile and it's time to take control again.
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SHERYLP461 4/21/2014 9:36AM

    Phoning it is is so much easier for us. I have found myself guessing a 1/2 cup. You have brought new insight into my actions this am. I am measuring again!

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MYTURNNOW2013 4/21/2014 8:39AM

    Confession is good for the soul! Soon you will be donating those almost new plus sizes to charity. I believe in you, you believe in yourself, you can do it!!!!

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DEEKELLYE 4/21/2014 7:57AM

    A fresh start can bring new perspective and a new insight on things as you look back on what you've been doing and can change things up a bit. Good luck on your fresh start.

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CFMOSS 4/21/2014 7:45AM

    I personally think that although starting at day 1 again is fine that you should keep a parallel track of day 41 and on so that you can see just how far you are going! The clothes, well they'll fit again as you persist, but it is frustrating. Glad for your dvd team....this is a good thing. Keep up your good journeying. Thanks for responding diligently when we post to your post. Big hug with some encouragement as you keep going.

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NILLAPEPSI 4/21/2014 4:13AM

    Sometimes a fresh start is just what we need to keep things going!! emoticon

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EBONYSOL 4/21/2014 3:39AM

    Good luck on your journey!

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WENDYANNE61 4/21/2014 1:49AM

    Hi Pixie,
Spring is in the air and is living proof of the power of renewal! You can do it too! Hope you have a great new week and stride forward towards the next size down! emoticon

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BETRHO48 4/21/2014 1:16AM

    You CAN do it! NEVER give up!
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SNOWYOGA 4/20/2014 11:57PM

    Pixie emoticon emoticon emoticon And thanks always for all you great blogs!

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SUGAR0814 4/20/2014 11:08PM

    You got this! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LINDAK25 4/20/2014 10:26PM

    It's always good to refocus yourself. Good for you!
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CHRISTINEBWD 4/20/2014 10:09PM

    Don't worry you can take clothes "in" but you can't really take clothes "out".

I love working out to DVD's! Can you send me the URL?

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KATESCAPE 4/20/2014 9:22PM

    I love the idea and completely get where you are coming from. I just had 20 strong days, but today choose to let it go. I am hitting the reset button. Cheers to doing your best!!!!

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 4/20/2014 8:49PM

    You can do it, Pixie!

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MAPFARMS 4/20/2014 8:47PM

    Great! You can do it! Sometimes I catch myself phoning it in too. Just get back on track. emoticon emoticon

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DEBSZOO74 4/20/2014 8:37PM

    I know emoticon Pixie! emoticon

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