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A Non-Scale Victory At The Grocery Store

Friday, July 18, 2014



I got up bright and early this morning to go grocery shopping with my youngest son. I had my list written out, and I was ready to only buy healthy foods. No junk!






But as I walked up and down the aisles with my son, it seemed like at almost every turn, there was some "treat" that was calling my name. My determination to stay on track started to fade, and I thought "I'll just buy one treat....and I'll track it, so it'll be okay."



Well, a funny thing happened. As I shopped, I picked up various treats, and then read the nutritional information on the package. And I would say "Nope, I don't want that, the portions are so small and the calories are enormous" or "hmmm, the calories aren't so high, but look at all that sodium!" or "Yikes, too many sugars in that!"



Finally I decided that if I was so concerned about calories, fat, sugar, sodium, etc....then I'd be better off without such a "treat!" I don't want to put garbage like that in my body. Eating junk food isn't really a treat, after all. The real treat is that little bag of Ranier cherries that I got for myself instead...healthy, low calorie, and most important of all, REAL food!



I'm not going to call junk food "treats" anymore. I'm going to call it what it really is... junk!

I'm proud of myself because I didn't buy JUNK food at the store this morning, and that is my NSV for today!




  
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GIRLINMOTION 8/17/2014 10:03AM

    Nature provides the best treats and food as long as it stays in its natural state. Once the processing of natures bounty starts, that is when it becomes junk/not good choice.

Reading the labels is always a good idea when buying packaged food. It is amazing how much chemicals are added (to make your brain think it taste good and we tend to overeat it.)

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GENRE009 8/11/2014 12:38PM

    You gave excellent advise. how are you doping on your life style change of eating healthy? just recently I was only 20 pounds from my goal. But at a function, I slipped up and ate something that I didn't know how it was made. It had splenda in it, and that is toxic to me, and causes me to eat non-stop until I detox with a probiotic for that situation. it took me a week and a half to figure it out, and by then I was up 125 pounds! It really brought my ego down, but I am back trying to get back to where I was. eva

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MRSRIGS1 8/8/2014 3:44PM

    That is quite the VICTORY! Woo-Hoo! Cheers to you!

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LISAN0415 8/6/2014 4:17AM

    Great work buying good fuel for your body!

We only get one body, we need to give it the proper fuel to help it run well our whole life!

Great work!

Lisa

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CANDYMOUSE 8/5/2014 11:07PM

    Often lately, I've been telling myself, there is nothing any good in the grocery store. emoticon Wish we could all get back to growing our own food on our own land.

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CHERYLHURT 8/4/2014 7:05AM

  Excellent advice!

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NEWTEXDEBBIE 8/3/2014 9:55AM

    A W E S O M E !!!!!!!

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IAMAGEMLOVER 8/1/2014 2:47PM

    I have fallen off the wagon since my computer is in the shop and I can't spark. I don't know what it is. It's like I am not being held accountable so I can do what I want. It has to stop before I do anymore damage. I have gained 5.6 pounds but I can feel the difference. I have been eating junk and can feel it. I feel tired and just crappy.

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DEBBIE19580 7/30/2014 3:44PM

    That is awesome Pixie, so pround of you!! emoticon

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ANGELN325 7/29/2014 12:05PM

    Woohoo! Great job!

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JC____ 7/27/2014 1:04AM

    Love the pics you post in your blog. Pictures really reinforce ideas for me, and I like what you've done with your blog post. Great job on facing the facts about your desire for "junk" food!

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THINANDFITEMILY 7/25/2014 12:28PM

    I just got back from a similar trip! I found that I did not go into the store just around the aisles and spent plenty of time in produce- did get a few strange looks too with my carriage piled high with green leafies! 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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AUNTALICE2 7/24/2014 10:23AM

    I keep it out of the house!! Your blog is spot on!! emoticon

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GOSPARK45 7/23/2014 5:19PM

    Good for you! I'm finding it easier and easier to say no at the store. I started running a few months ago. Now I ask myself if I'll feel good running with all that garbage in me. I know it'll make me feel sluggish-- poof! I no longer want that junk in me, taking away my energy. Now if I could just keep portion control in better check....

Spark on friend!


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LAILATN 7/23/2014 3:36PM

    This is fantastic. I am at war with myself every time I go grocery shopping. if i reframe my thinking to "junk" instead of "treat" maybe I will be better about resisting.

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GODIV4 7/22/2014 11:32PM

    Victory! Im so glad you fought off the temptation. I have that happen to me every time at the store as well. I almost thought I was the only one. My trick is being extra picky!

I went crazy for a week buying donuts. Gained 5 lbs! I decided I would be a snobby eater when it comes to "junk". Now I only get the donut if its freshly made, chocolate covered and has pecans. (For some odd reason the HEB bakery I go to only makes them once a month, that or they're gone so fast I never even get a glance at em.)

Its tough to stay away. Im glad one of us is winning!! emoticon

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CICELY360 7/22/2014 9:38PM

  Good blog

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QTEALADY20031 7/22/2014 9:18PM

    Good for you Pixie. You are right! junk food is no treat! You should be very proud and you showed your son how you can make healthy choices! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon June

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LUVTOBOWL 7/22/2014 8:38PM

    So proud of you Pixie! emoticon

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CINDYCHARLENE 7/22/2014 6:05PM

    Excellent!!!! I loved this blog. You are amazing. Always were and always will be. Thank you for your wonderful self.
Love, Charlene

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SECONDCHANCE58 7/21/2014 10:57PM

  I call junk food, garbage food. If I'm going to go out for lunch or dinner I plug in the calorie search and that helps me make a wiser choose on where I go.

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EVER-HOPEFUL 7/21/2014 10:26PM

    hi love this is what i needed at the moment.being in rehab and missing hubby and the kids is tempting me to eat the wronf things luckily i have only given in twice but that is two times too many,lol emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EMMACORY 7/21/2014 10:20PM

    I find reading the labels often prevents me from buying a treat too. emoticon on a great NSV! emoticon

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EJB2801 7/21/2014 9:52PM

    My head knows that these are not treats. Now I have to train my taste buds.
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PJB145 7/21/2014 8:47PM

    WTG! Congrats on a marvelous breakthrough.

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SLIMMINGSHAY 7/21/2014 7:37PM

    That is some fantastic will power! WTG Pixie!

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REALTYLADYLISA 7/21/2014 5:41PM

    good, good, good for you!

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AJDOVER1 7/21/2014 4:57PM

    awesome! I buy my treats at the Farmer's Market. This week I have a gorgeous, organic plum to eat with lunch each day.

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DONNELDA22 7/21/2014 4:02PM

    emoticon You have one a big battle. Congratulations.

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TJMOAG 7/21/2014 4:00PM

    That's so awesome!! emoticon

It's amazing when you really look at what's in the "treats" that it just isn't worth it. I show my kids that stuff so they will learn young and they sometimes are even amazed at how un-healthy some of their treats are.

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GRACED777 7/21/2014 2:04PM

    Very true. There's a lot more to victory than the scale! emoticon

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MULTIMOM 7/21/2014 1:15PM

    I LOVED this blog. I have been traveling most of the summer, and have been treating myself daily. I will change my treats starting today. This blog really hit home with me! Many thanks!

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LITESTORMX2 7/21/2014 1:14PM

    Good job! I have started reading the nutritional information on everything. I am sure after a while we'll come to know what are OK splurges and what are absolutely not worth in. I know grocery shopping is such a chore and it's even harder when you have young kids who KNOW what they want. What a great success!

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MRSP90X 7/21/2014 10:24AM

    emoticon Junk food IS junk food and makes us feel junky too! The real treats are the expensive healthy foods we don't buy too often. emoticon

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CAT-IN-CJ 7/21/2014 10:11AM

    Sing it sister!!! Woohoo!

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LCRUMLEY81 7/21/2014 9:36AM

  Great work!

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MAGGIEROSEBOWL 7/21/2014 9:31AM

    I am doing better at avoiding snacks since I got rid of all those "healthy snacks." Those 100-calorie portions can add up, when you binge on them, five or six at a time. Now the fridge is full of fruit, and I try to just march by the snack aisle at the grocery store. I have found it impossible to even have them in the house, because I have no will-power to limit myself to JUST ONE! When you resist buying them at the grocery store,you only have to resist temptation once. If you bring them home, they are there tempting you until they're gone. It used to be such a relief when a snack box was empty, and then I realized it's so much easier if I just don't buy them at all!

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NANCYJO1000 7/21/2014 9:27AM

    Great perspective-definitely makes more sense that looking at EVERYTHING as a treat-I like your comparisons!!

Thanks for sharing!
Nancy

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Trusting The Process

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

When I gave up the scale three weeks ago, I posted an index card on the refrigerator that says TRUST THE PROCESS in bold red letters. My hubby asked what it meant. Well, to me it means that I am going to trust that if I eat right, measure my portions, drink my water, exercise and stay active, I will lose weight.

But it really means more than that. Because I'm not in this just to lose weight...I'm in this to gain health, get stronger and improve the quality of my life overall. I'm 53, and I'm determined to make the rest of my life the BEST of my life!




So for the past three weeks, I've been doing my best to stay on track and to make each day as healthy as I possibly could. I've been eating right and getting plenty of exercise. I wasn't even thinking about weight loss at all. I just kept doing "all the right things", and at the end of each day I felt so strong, because I was sticking with my plan. I haven't been perfect, though. I've messed up a couple of times by over eating. But....when I overate, I didn't use it as an excuse to just keep on eating and eating. Instead, I have been able to stop those binges pretty quickly, and get right back on track. In the past, I would think "Oh, I ate two donuts, might as well go have something else to eat because today is already ruined." But now I think "Those two donuts were okay, but that was way too many junky calories. I'm going to eat healthy for the rest of the day." I'm really proud that I have found the inner strength to stop a binge and get right back on track!





And now I have a great NSV (non-scale victory) to share! Yesterday when hubby and I were in the kitchen cooking dinner, he suddenly grabbed the back of my pants and said "These pants are getting looser on you." Believe it or not, I hadn't even noticed it until he mentioned it! But he was right, those pants were looser on me. Not so loose that I had to keep hiking them up or anything, but there was definitely a little more room at the seat and at the waist!

Once he pointed that out to me, I suddenly realized that I've had some other NSV's, too. Ones that don't show up in how I look, but in how I FEEL. (And to me, thats the most important thing.) I feel stronger now. I have more endurance for my workouts and I can move better when I do yoga. I've even started using heavier weights when I do Les Mills Pump!



I will never have a bikini body, and no one will ever call me a beauty queen or a cougar. (Thank God for that.) But I still feel good about my body. I may not look like an athlete on the outside, but I feel like one, and I'm happy with that. I'm going to keep on doing my best to make each day as healthy as possible, and I'm going to trust that as long as I don't give up, I will continue to make progress.

  
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MRSRIGS1 8/5/2014 3:45PM

    I'm SO happy for you! Way to GO!

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SASSYTHING52 8/5/2014 1:00PM

    seems you getting it together i really miss you at ruby huggs my friend

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IAMAGEMLOVER 8/1/2014 2:45PM

    emoticon Keep up the positive attitude.

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MOONGLOWSNANA 7/25/2014 6:30PM

  emoticon Good thinking! Thanks for sharing.

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WALLPER26 7/23/2014 6:37AM

    Great job! Keep up the good streak!

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MULTIMOM 7/21/2014 1:20PM

    I really appreciate your wisdom on NSV! Haven't thought of that one before. I have been away from spark for a few months. So glad I stumbled upon your blogs. I will start my day with you each day! I could totally relate to the picture....well I ate a donut today so I might as well enjoy the rest of the day and start over tomorrow. I am starting right now, this minute. Have a blessed day!

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GRLTAZ 7/20/2014 11:28AM

    So very proud of you pixie. keep it up !! We can do this together !

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LEANMEAN2 7/20/2014 6:37AM

    Good for you!

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DELRAE3 7/19/2014 11:08PM

  Inspiring just what I needed to hear!! Everyone should feel proud of their personal best everyday even if its not perfect...as long as they don't loose their spark!!


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HYATTI1 7/19/2014 2:54PM

    Good for you, great encouragement you give in your blog. Thanks for sharing.

Joanna

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AKW1961 7/19/2014 12:15PM

  Love what you say in your blog ! I am the same age and decided basically the same thing, you have given me encouragement thank you!

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CAROL_31649731 7/18/2014 6:11PM

    Powerful blog! Love when share those NSV's!!! They are the best (certainly a lot better than any number on any dumb-old scale!!!)

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LYNETTEMOM 7/18/2014 2:17PM

    always enjoy your blogs, tks

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    Exactly! emoticon

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CLAUDEM1 7/18/2014 12:02AM

    Pixie, I loved this post. "TRUST THE PROCESS". I am going to post one of these on my fridge, my bedroom mirror, the bathroom mirror, just for inspiration. Here's another one: YOU CANNOT FAIL IF YOU NEVER GIVE UP.

I especially loved that your hubby was kind enough to share his observation with you. He'll never know how those words will encourage you again and again.

Never give up!
Claude xo

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JIBBIE49 7/17/2014 11:16PM

    Glad to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail. What an honor.

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PRESBESS 7/17/2014 7:30PM

    Keep up the good work. Keep pushing... don't look back, forge ahead. You can do it.

I love the awesome quotes. Go girl!
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WHITEANGEL4 7/17/2014 7:25PM

    I do not use a scale as it discourages me. My clothes are my indicator. When they get a little snug I now I ent in the wrong direction and can usually identify ht I did to cause it. The best feeling is when Hubby remark looks like you need some new jean that fit your butt

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BEEANDHAM 7/17/2014 4:13PM

    So inspirational! Way to go lady!!

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JERICHO1991 7/17/2014 3:25PM

    Lose weight, gain health sounds like a good mantra to me.

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GETULLY 7/17/2014 3:17PM

    Fabulous! It is always a treat/great feeling when someone else notices before you/I do when one is doing all the right things. It is also great support when someone notices a true change and not just saying something to "be nice/supportive". emoticon

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KTHARRIS120 7/17/2014 3:16PM

  Way to Go!!

I am very inspired by your wise words. As a 53 year old, I too want to get "healthy"!!

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SPINNER86 7/17/2014 3:10PM

  My head agrees with you but a little voice inside says "that's it! you're not going to lose ANY more, no matter what you do"! Let's hope that little voice is wrong!

Sue

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MSBEKANATOR 7/17/2014 1:18PM

    I love your perspective on weight loss, and the health journey we are on. As always, you inspire me!

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SARAHSLY 7/17/2014 12:22PM

    Sometimes we are too close to ourselves to see the big picture. While I love the private bonuses of improving the health of my life (so many things are easier because I work out harder) ... those moments where my husband chimes in really are like an added bonus on the week. You deserve to feel good about the changes that you're implementing!!

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BURNSBJ 7/17/2014 12:01PM

    That is awesome. My wife and I are probably a bit obsessed with the scale. We try to keep it to just once a week but don't always do that. Thanks for the post I like the idea of trusting the process.

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SHARSUE 7/17/2014 11:50AM

    As usual, another great blog that EVERYONE on the site should read!
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GRACEGETSFIT 7/17/2014 10:37AM

    This is a fantastic post! Wholeheartedly agree, and I LOVE all of your NSVs! I'm going to have to start counting those for myself!

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HAPPYFORDMONKEY 7/17/2014 10:11AM

  You and I have so much in common; I'm just turning 53 this month, I love yoga and Les Mills Pump also! just went last night, in fact....so here's to staying off that scale! I have let it rule my life for far too long....and here's to the rest of our healthy life! emoticon

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PANDAFAT2FIT 7/17/2014 9:43AM

    Great blog! I am trying to motivate myself to get started and reading your blogs is a start for me!

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    Wonderful Blog

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294BETSY 7/17/2014 7:42AM

  You sure seem to have your head in a good place. Congratulations on aiming for better health and how you feel, rather than a number on the scale.

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JEEP14 7/17/2014 6:38AM

    Wonderful Blog..
I think we get to a point In our lives and we figure the truth out..
It's not about what we look like.. Its about how healthy we are...

Good for you!! Keep focused!!! you got this!


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My Mistake

Wednesday, July 09, 2014



I made a mistake, but I'm glad I did because I learned from it!

When I began my journey back in 2012, I got my starting weigh in, and then I literally threw my scale in the trash. I'm not a wasteful person, but I knew that getting rid of the scale was the right thing for me. I know its not for everyone, but tossing the scale out made it a lot easier for me to focus on my health as opposed to obsessing about my weight.

Some people can get on the scale once a week or once a month (or even every day) and then get on with their lives. Not me, unfortunately. When I get on the scale, bad things happen. I can weigh myself and discover I've lost 5 pounds in one week, and then get totally derailed. I think "oh, I've lost so much weight, I am going to reward myself." And then I start to over eat, and I undo all my hard work. Or I'll weigh myself and find out that I've gained a pound or two. That propels me into an all out binge, to console myself. And no matter what, when I own a scale, I tend to weigh myself a lot. A whole lot...like several times a day. Its just not healthy!

So when I got rid of my scale in 2012, I felt free! And not having a scale made it so much easier for me to make my journey all about health and self improvement. I knew that if I ate right, tracked my food, measured my portions, drank my water and worked out....I'd lose weight. And thats what I did. I made it a challenge to myself to make each day as healthy as possible. Even though I didn't have a scale, I could tell I was losing weight because I was going down in clothing sizes. But even more importantly, I could tell I was getting healthier, and that was so amazing! I'd been obese and unhealthy for a long time, and I'd gotten used to always being tired and achy. But after 6 months of eating right and exercising, I felt like a new person. I decided it was time to weigh myself again, but since I didn't have a scale anymore, I had to do it on the Wii Fit. I was so shocked and thrilled to discover that I'd lost 71 lbs....and I was quite happy to put the Wii Fit away again. I didn't plan to weigh myself again anytime soon.



But as time went on, I started to notice that my clothes weren't getting looser anymore. I was still working out and eating right, but my progress had completely stopped. I know plateaus are normal, so I tried to hang in there until it ended. But it got frustrating, and I started to slack off a little bit. I had times when I'd go a few days without working out at all. Or I'd have binges. Then I could tell that I'd gained weight back, and I'd renew my resolve to get on track. It was just a vicious circle, and I was stuck in it for a year! I eventually ended up gaining back 36 of the 71 lbs I had lost.

A few of my Sparkfriends were suggesting that maybe I should quit being so stubborn, and go ahead and get a new scale. I resisted for a while, but in May I finally gave in. I got a scale, and committed to weekly weigh ins. I had high hopes that this would be what it took to get me back on track for good. But....I was wrong!



After just a couple of Monday morning weigh ins, I realized that getting a scale was a mistake for me. I was starting to obsess about it. I was able to stay off the scale except for my scheduled Monday weigh in, but I THOUGHT about the scale all the time. You might think that having the scale constantly on my mind would keep me from overeating, but it didn't. All it did was stress me out. So after just a month, I decided to stop weighing myself. No more scale for me! I didn't throw it out this time, though. I just took the batteries out, and then put it in a closet. Its just a tool, and someday I will use it again.

But not now. For now, I am back to focusing on my health and on NSV's, and it is working. I am finally back on track and feeling great. For the past 14 days, I have not missed a scheduled workout. I have been drinking my water, and weighing and measuring my food. I haven't been perfect, but I am still proud of how well I've been doing. I re-found my motivation! I knew it was there somewhere, I just had to keep looking for it.

Even though buying a scale was a mistake for me, its a mistake that I'm glad I made, because it reminded me that I am more than a number, and that being healthy is what is most important. For me, this journey isn't about being a certain weight or clothing size. Its about being as healthy as I can.



I had a non scale victory a few nights ago. It was late and I was having trouble falling asleep. I ended up in the kitchen, ready to binge. I got started eating....but I was able to stop myself. Usually, my binges are around two thousand (or more) calories. But this time, I was able to stop after just 400 calories. I stopped mid bite and asked myself "Do you want to be healthy or not?" The answer was "Yes, I do want to be healthy!" And then I proved it by dumping out the rest of the food. I wrote in my journal instead of eating anymore.

I'm never going to be perfect, and I know there will be times when I mess up and get off track. But I'm determined to never give up on myself. I am strong and I am going to keep getting stronger, healthier and better. I will always do my best to be my own hero.


  
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REALTYLADYLISA 8/6/2014 7:11PM

    Good to find what works for YOU! Keep up the healthy life!

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MRSRIGS1 8/5/2014 3:18PM

    Well done Pixie!

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ANGELN325 7/29/2014 5:11PM

    Great blog. We all have to do what works for us.

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MZANGELFACE 7/22/2014 9:13PM

    Great post! More important, great job! emoticon

Don't let something like a scale discourage you! emoticon

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KMRJPR 7/21/2014 12:55AM

    Good for you!

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SOPHINEZ 7/19/2014 12:10PM

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Wow! This is one if the best "personal quest" blogs out there!
Thank you for being so brave and sharing your struggles. I am sure you are aware that you are not alone in these scale and measurement concerns. Measuring your happiness and success in how you feel, with your renewed energy, less aches and pains is where it is at!

Thank you for further inspiring me!!

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FRABBIT 7/16/2014 1:32PM

  Great blog and way to go on stopping the binge. You are so inspiring!

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    Very interesting! I need the scales and I know it because if I don't get on them I gain constantly.
More power to those who do better without them!!!

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LYNETTEMOM 7/14/2014 11:45PM

    I weigh myself daily because the scale is simply one of the tools that help me with the journey to better health. Each person must find what works for them

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BECKY0111 7/14/2014 11:28PM

    thank you so much for this blog. i got rid of my scale years ago. not only did it take up space, but it took up space in my head too. i measure my weight loss by the fit of my clothes.
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    So much good content in this blog! Thank you very much. And I really cheered for you stopping the binge. What a victory! emoticon emoticon

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    emoticon I love reading your blogs! I swear you are writing directly to me or are inside my brain... lol You are Awesome & should be very very proud of all of your victories that you have had both on the scale & off! I am very proud of you & am very happy to call you friend!
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    emoticon I have a scale, but I did not weigh myself for a year later and realized that was actually a victory because I had maintained the same weight I was a year ago! Your right! Who needs a scale to define what we feel like or how we look? emoticon emoticon way of looking at your weight loss! emoticon emoticon

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LOLAJO54 7/12/2014 11:16PM

    Everyone has to find what works for them
-you not weighing works for you

go for it ...
I like the loose clothes thing the best too..

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2BDYNAMIC 7/12/2014 10:22PM

    Like the rest of your fans here ........... LOVE it! ............ (I feel quite the same about those scales and you cracked me up when you said you threw in the trash!!! emoticon ...... emoticon on the popular blog too!!!! emoticon

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon I too have that problem of rewarding myself with food when the scale says I have done good. I am going to only weigh myself every 3 months when I have to see my doctor. I binged yesterday on cake and chips but did not beat myself up for it just got right back on track today!!!
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BOSTONBLUESGIRL 7/12/2014 12:23PM

    I am the same way when it comes to the scale. I allow it to determine my self-worth and that is NOT healthy. Many very healthy people often say that using your clothes, energy level and other methods can be good gauges as far as how you are doing health-wise. If your pants are too tight, well, that's going to tell you something just like if you notice your clothes fitting more loosely. I believe everyone is different and for some, using the scale works and is motivational. For others, it's not that way. You have to do what is right for you.

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MARCELA_OLEGA 7/12/2014 8:31AM

    I think it is not about the scale but just not eating late at night, you know that eating after 8pm your body almost does not burn energy, in other words, your food intake will convert itself into body mass....

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    You know yourself very well. Buying the scale was part of your learning process!
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GRACED777 7/11/2014 10:41PM

    When I start obsessing about the scale, I have to ignore it for awhile also. Thanks for sharing what works for you. It is easy for me to obsess about how I look as well. I am still working on getting right attitudes!

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    emoticon The scale does not measure success. Keep Sparking!

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FANNYMANSON 7/11/2014 4:34PM

    Good for you! Work to be healthy. Work to be the best You that you can be. Best wishes for your progress!

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SPARKFRAN514 7/11/2014 4:03PM

    off to take a look at my plan as i type with chocolate spread on my fingers bought it on Wed and its over half gone even tried it on a frozen banana treat . read your and Gloria"s blog and going to sit my self down after I wash my hands and toss the half jar of Chocolate spread like you i don't like to waste money but need to mind my waist more emoticon need to learn to be my own hero. off we go hand in hand to our own end zone . according to all the ads i should have reached my goal weight one year ago . but i am still here and have not given up fallen but not given up thanks for push to get myself going we will do it it will just take time
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    I'm with you on your decision to "lose the scale emoticon ," (my new WW scales quit working right anyway!!! After I spent that much money on it, let's just say I'm a little PO'd about it and call it a day emoticon ). It still gives the weight, but, not all the other bells and whistles that I paid for...like BMI, Water Weight, etc., stupid scales don't know what I'm REALLY made of anyway!!! It just likes to spit out a number at me and try to ruin my day!!! emoticon I HATE when that happens!!! emoticon

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PANDABEAR42 7/11/2014 11:45AM

    Love your blog. you are an inspiration to me. i seem to do a lot like you do. i've been weighing myself every morning and i keep loosing and gaining the same 3 pounds. i'm in the rut and need to get out. i love your words and i'm going to try what you have written. Thank You for being an inspiration to me. Oh, the best advise is the night snack. i must remember doing other things rather that eating. i've been know to raid the fridge. emoticon emoticon would love you as a friend and motivator. sue

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JANET552 7/11/2014 10:44AM

    I'm glad you've found what works for you and way to go on stopping the binge!! Keep pushing -- you can do it!

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RAINBOWMF 7/11/2014 9:50AM

    You have to do what's best for you.

I have to find my motivation. Scale or no scale I am not doing well.

I wish you all the best.

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    The scale just shows a number. It doesn't show that you are a great person or that you are caring, kind and honest. The scale is frustrating sometimes when you eat and exercise right and it goes up or doesn't move.

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No More Scale

Saturday, June 21, 2014



I haven't blogged much lately, but I know I need to get back to a regular blogging routine, because the accountability of blogging helps me to stay on track.

In May, I went ahead and bought a scale. This might not sound like a big deal to most people, but it was a big deal to me! I much prefer NSV's (non scale victories) to measure my progress. But I've been stumbling for a long time, and a lot of people were suggesting that perhaps it was time for me to get a scale. So I did it, and decided that I would weigh myself once a week. Well after just three weeks of Monday weigh ins, I'd had enough. I found that I couldn't stop thinking about that scale just about every waking minute of the day. It was stressing me out. And even though I THOUGHT about the scale so much, it didn't do anything to help me stay on track. I still had the same amount of good days and bad days as I'd had before buying the scale. The only difference was the stress!



When I first started my journey in 2012, I was doing great. I was getting smaller, stronger, fitter and firmer. I was going down in clothing sizes, and going UP in energy and stamina. After 6 months of being on track, I weighed myself on my Wii Fit and discovered I'd lost 71 lbs.

But after about 10 months of doing well, I started to flounder. I was not making as much progress as before. I was struggling to stay on track. I began to have more bad days than good ones. I hit a plateau, and eventually I started to gain weight. I didn't have a scale but I knew I was gaining, simply by the way I felt and looked, and by how my clothes fit.

I tried to figure out where I was going wrong, but the truth is this....I really wasn't feeling very motivated anymore. I got lazy, and allowed myself to overeat and to skip workouts or not workout as hard as I could. When I bought that scale in May, I found out that I'd re-gained 36 of the 71 lbs I'd lost. Disheartening, but not the end of the world. I resolved to get back on track, and I thought that weekly weigh ins would help. But that wasn't the answer. So I've decided to stop weighing myself. I've packed the scale up and put it away.



I'm going to go back to judging my progress by NSV's. This has worked for me in the past and I know it will work for me again if I am really committed. I'm going back to what worked for me in the very beginning. Not just looking for NSV's, but also focusing my efforts on getting healthy as opposed to getting thin. When I first started my journey, my goal was simply to do my best to make each day as healthy as possible. Somewhere along the line, I lost that focus. I started to think about losing weight instead of gaining health. Of course I want to lose weight, but that will just be an added benefit as I work to be as strong and healthy as I possibly can be. Thats where my focus is now, and I'm looking forward to making progress again!





(Picture of my *mobile* home. My friend Debbie bought me the porch umbrella as a birthday present. Thanks, Debbie!)

  
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MRSRIGS1 7/16/2014 4:08PM

    Keep pushing! You CAN do it!

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LISAN0415 7/8/2014 12:41AM

    Sorry the scale was stressing you out, glad to hear that you have a healthy plan amd I am sure you will see many non scale results!

Best wishes to you!
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ANGELCITYGAL 6/29/2014 10:27PM

    Thank you! Your honesty and careful reflection are both inspiring and helpful in a practical level.

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JUNEAU2010 6/29/2014 11:38AM

    You ALWAYS inspire me!

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BA5454 6/26/2014 8:48PM

    I like the idea of not weighing, but I'm just not there yet and/or have no real NSVs to share. I think someday I will get where the scale is secondary to feeling good--so happy for you to be where you are now (i.e. no scale) despite the gain. It takes fortitude and courage to strive forward. You got this!

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BLONDEDOG 6/26/2014 12:27PM

    I am so happy to hear that you are focusing on your health again and not just your weight! I still weigh daily, but that certainly doesn't work for everyone. Great job finding something that works for you!

YOU ROCK!!!

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COLLARN 6/26/2014 8:13AM

  I was reading old emails and came across your blog about buying the scale and how you exercised instead of eating junk. You were excited. But then the scale became an obsession. It's mine! I went through that. Everything I put in my mouth or how the minutes of exercise didn't reflect those numbers. I would let the number dictate how my day would be. Crazy! Now that I'm back on track I actually weigh myself everyday. It doesn't make me depressed anymore. It gives me an idea and reminder to take salads with me for lunch, or skip the fast food. Have a great day and thanks for posting. (I've been missing you)

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JULIA_211 6/26/2014 7:10AM

    I agree 100%! I know how the scale sabotages my own efforts. I'm back to focusing on the same goal your are, health! I wish you the best Pixie! I know you will do your best, especially now that you don't have the scale to stress you out!

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MSBEKANATOR 6/26/2014 5:08AM

    You are so right, the focus needs to be on health, not weight loss. I was hung up on the scale for a long time, put it away for a long time, and now have it out again and seem to have gotten over my incessant need to know how much I weigh. I am weighing once a week for a challenge team I am on, which is more than I have done for a while. (used to be multiple times a day before I put it away) I think the reason is because my focus has become health, and because of your blogs, my indicators are the NSV's more than the scale. It's a way less stressful way to live. Making the healthiest choice each time is relatively simple concept to live by... Have a great day, thanks for another inspiring blog!!!

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ALILDUCKLING 6/24/2014 4:32PM

  Pixie,

I'm not sure if this will be helpful, but maybe...??? We have not kept a scale in our house for years - maybe 20+ years. For a while, Weight Watchers was my once a week weigh in area. Now, we have a grocery store chain in our area that has always kept a public scale available where we weigh about once a week. They have actually upgraded and put in a HIGI system, where you sit on bench and get a weight digital figure.
This has worked better for me because I can get obsessed with a scale in the house.

I love your NSV philosophy!

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NCURTIS10 6/24/2014 3:58PM

    The scale doesn't know the difference between muscle and fat or between fat and water. I sometimes find myself trying to manipulate that number on the scale instead of focusing on the important stuff like forming new habits and changing the composition of my body to more muscle and less fat. Your clothes are a much better measure. emoticon

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REDGIRL54 6/23/2014 7:31PM

    I can relate to what you are saying. I lost 65 pounds four years ago. In the meantime, I started taking a medication to help with depression. Guess what? In the past years I have gained 40 pounds back. I was in denial at first, but I have been working hard since 2/1/14 and I have lost 12-15 pounds. The weight is coming off very slowly and I get discouraged because the scales does not show the progress like my measurements have. My clothes fit better and I look better so that should be all I need to feel good about myself. I find myself feeling discouraged and I think the scales is the reason.

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MOMMYTEACHER 6/23/2014 7:19PM

  Stay with what works. I've been having some issues with keeping my calories as low as I'd like, but so far not too out of line.

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I've got to stay off my scale till the end of each month and so far it's working.

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MOMMY445 6/23/2014 3:08PM

    i,too, am a big fan of nsvs. you can do this,Pixie!

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JOYEOUSD 6/23/2014 2:19PM

    Glad you figured things out for yourself! If you are happier without the dredded scale...good for you!

I love your home's setting. We are in a mobil home too and we love it! It will be 15 years here in August, the longest either of us have lived anywhere!

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DLALLEYN 6/23/2014 2:12PM

    A good attitude to have. You need to find what works for you and once you have, stick with it.

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RUNGIRL1973 6/23/2014 11:30AM

    I'm where you are. My husband has offered to box up the scale. Newlyweds, because when I said NO, he didn't do it. He and I both know it's what needs to be done. I can't handle the scale in the location where it is. I wouldn't say we should get rid of it, but I need it to be in a less accessible place in the house. I've been stepping on it every day. As much as I don't want it to dictate my mood, it does have an impact...



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DIANNEMT 6/23/2014 11:16AM

    Whatever works for you!

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DEEKELLYE 6/23/2014 10:11AM

    I sometimes hate getting on the scale. Some weigh ins are better than others. I look like I have lost more weight than I really have. I have lost a lot of fat and gained muscle. The scale doesn't reflect that. Good luck with your weight loss journey. I look forward to reading your progress without the scale.

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CHERIJ16 6/23/2014 9:14AM

    Great blog. I felt like I was reading my own story! I have followed the same path as you. I can especially relate to losing my focus on being healthy and focusing on being thin. I need to get back to basics and getting healthy. Thanks for the nudge.

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DUGDIXIE1 6/23/2014 2:27AM

    I think I need to get rid of my scale. I know that it is a tool but for me it is the devil. I abscess over the scale to. If I haven't lost weight after being really good it sends me into a tail spin. I don't understand how this scale has so much power over me cause I know that sometimes you are losing inches. But for some darn reason I let it process me .lol silly I am not going to use the scale until my clothes fall off. Haha I am glad I am not alone and that I have spark people to vent with. Thanks for being my spark friend

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LINDAK25 6/22/2014 6:33PM

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JSEATTLE 6/22/2014 6:11PM

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PENOWOK 6/22/2014 6:09PM

    Hey, Pixie, you've gotta do what works for you!! You are master at getting it figured out, so I know you'll work through this as well.Can't wait to hear about your next NSV!!

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PATRICIAANN46 6/22/2014 4:29PM

  Hi Pixie.........
We each have to find what works best for us and then DO IT!!! Your home and landscaping look lovely.
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No Weigh In; A Non-Scale Victory Instead!

Thursday, June 12, 2014




I (purposely) missed my weigh in last Monday.

When I bought that scale in May, I said I would weigh myself once a week. So I got my starting weigh in...and discovered that I was 5 lbs heavier than I thought I was! Not the best news, but I was glad to know where I really was, weight-wise. After weighing in, I got down to business....eating right and working out, doing my best to have a good week. Unfortunately, towards the end of the week, I had a binge. When Monday rolled around again, I dreaded my 2nd weigh in because I knew the scale would be up a bit. Wrong! I'd actually lost .6 of a pound!

Losing that .6 of a pound spurred me on to do even better for the week. I ate healthy foods, I weighed and measured my portions, and I worked out every day except for my rest day. That Monday, I got on the scale thinking that I must have lost at least a couple of pounds, right? Wrong again! I'd gained a pound!

No wonder that when Monday came around again, I was less than enthused about getting on the scale. Yes, I know its just a number, and that the scale is just a tool. But I just did not want to weigh myself. So I didn't. I think that from now on, I'm going to just weigh myself once a month. I know I SHOULDN'T get all caught up in the numbers, but knowing and doing are two different things. So its best for me to not weigh myself so often.

I do have a great non-scale victory to share, though! For Christmas, my hubby bought me Les Mills Pump. It came with a barbell, two 5 lb weight plates, two 10 lb weight plates, and 7 workout DVD's. I started using it on New Years day, but I never got into the rhythm of following the workout plan that also came with it. It seemed like something was always coming up to prevent me from doing the workout. Yes, sometimes I was just making excuses, but sometimes I had real REASONS for not doing it. (Such as when my husband was so ill and then in the hospital with a ruptured appendix.) But after a couple of months of just piddling around with it, I finally did get into the rhythm and started following the workout schedule.

I was doing pretty good with the workout schedule...I started with Pump Basics and moved on to the Pump Challenge....then on to the next DVD which was Pump and Burn. It wasn't easy, but I got through it. Then I tried the next DVD which was Pump and Shred. Its a 45 minute workout and right from the start it was pretty intense for me! I actually couldn't do the whole workout at once. I'd have to pause the DVD at the halfway point and then recover for a few minutes before I could start it back up. I was proud of myself for doing the workout, but my goal was to do it all at once, with no pause in the middle.

On Monday, instead of weighing myself, I said "Today is the day I do that whole workout without stopping!" I didn't know if I could really do it, but I'm a believer in the power of words, so I told myself that I could do it, and that I WOULD do it. So I got started. And when the halfway point came, I was so tempted to stop and rest, but I pushed myself through it. I wasn't sure if I'd be able to get through the whole workout, but I told myself "Slow down if you have to, but don't stop!" And to be honest, there were a couple of times when I did have to slow down, but I kept going and I finished the workout! That was my first time getting through the whole Pump and Shred workout, and I'm so proud of myself! To me, that is proof that I am making progress and getting stronger. I'll take a non-scale victory like that any day!



My personal mantra is "Be your own hero!" I felt like a hero when I finished that workout, and I will continue to do my best to be my own hero every day.


  
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FRABBIT 7/4/2014 10:35AM

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    Love it! I am sure your body will get it and the weight will drop off. Great nsv.

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KELAN5 6/18/2014 8:58PM

    Way to go, Pixie! You are so inspiring!!!

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NHEMBERGER 6/18/2014 8:17AM

    Way to go Pixie! You are a true HERO!

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SHARSUE 6/18/2014 7:50AM

    I love reading your blogs, you are so inspirational! Thank you for sharing!
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MSBEKANATOR 6/17/2014 3:17AM

    Woo Hoo, look at you!!! Way to go!! I struggle with the numbers on the scale also, and finally put mine away for a loooong time, because it had reached the point I was weighing myself multiple times a day on some days. Crazy! You really encouraged me with your blogging at that time, and I started to focus on the NSV's. I finally decided to start weighing again, and now, for whatever reason, I have no problem just weighing once a week at the max, and that is when we are on a challenge. Other than that it's probably about once a month. NSV's are a much greater statement of where we really are in our fitness journey! Congrats on not quitting, it is so easy to excuse ourself out of it. I love that you made up your mind and did it! You really are your own hero!!!!
Have a blessed day friend!!!

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    Very Good! I know how it feels to want to stop when doing a dvd lol
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CHACHAOREO 6/16/2014 9:26PM

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SASSYTHING52 6/16/2014 8:59PM

    you are a really strong person emoticon

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JANET552 6/16/2014 8:12PM

    Congratulations on the NSV!!! Boo to the scale! I weigh every day and I've adjusted to the ups and downs the scale shows but it is hard. Do whatever works for you!

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GOCALGAL 6/16/2014 9:40AM

    How do you describe Pixie? Always inspiring. always evolving...you are emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RUDITUDI2000 6/16/2014 8:02AM

    I treasure the non scale victories. Great job on getting stronger. emoticon emoticon

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HYATTI1 6/16/2014 1:55AM

    You know sometimes non scale is the best way to go...the scale can put so much pressure on you.

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DUGDIXIE1 6/15/2014 11:51PM

    I really believe that sometimes the scale can be your worst enemy. You tend to put to much energy on the scale. It has been a known fact that a person can fluctuate 3 lbs from day to day. You can retain water weight. Have to remember that weight lifting can add to muscle weight . It a mind game when losing weight. I don't mess with the scale a lot cause I know that for me it can be a trigger. In my mind I know I haven't gained weight cause I have been really good .I. Have learn not to beat myself up over a slip up cause I know that I am not going to gain on that. It is consistency. So I have learn not to fret. Nobody is perfect. Just go on. And I have got a lot better. My spark friends have helped me a lot.

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Love your blog, very inspiring for me!

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MOMMY445 6/15/2014 1:46PM

    Congratulations,Pixie!

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CHERIJ16 6/15/2014 10:14AM

    Way to go Pixie! emoticon

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MAPFARMS 6/15/2014 8:54AM

    Good for you!

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ZORINIA 6/15/2014 7:38AM

    Thank you for this! The timing is perfect. I told myself all week I was going to go for a run on Saturday morning. Well yesterday came, and I didn't run. This morning I am pushing myself to do it because of your blog! I can't do this! emoticon

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NEWTINK 6/15/2014 6:48AM

    Congrats that is an amazing non scale victory emoticon

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CARINEVE 6/15/2014 6:34AM

    Good for you, and don't get side tracked by the number on the scale!

If you worked out and stayed within calorie range all week, you are probably just adding muscles, which weigh more than fat.
When you stay on track that way, the scale will bulge at some point, and by then you will have toned up nicely as well!!

Keep going, I know you can do it!

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ELSCO55 6/14/2014 10:55PM

    Great attitude

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AMBER461 6/14/2014 10:36PM

  Yes the scale could be very difficult so you were right to stop weighing on Mondays. Thanks for sharing.

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QUEENIEBELLE 6/14/2014 9:40PM

    Getting stronger and STAYING stronger is key- emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MOMMABEAR121 6/14/2014 8:03PM

    YOU ROCK !!
BE PREPARED TO BE AMAZED .. LOVE YA KIDDO .. !!

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MOMMABEAR121 6/14/2014 8:03PM

    YOU ROCK !!
BE PREPARED TO BE AMAZED .. LOVE YA KIDDO .. !!

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KENDRASTIC 6/14/2014 5:35PM

    Yes, the scale can be a difficult tool. Good for you for taking control and focusing on non-scale goals.

Thanks for sharing.

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IRISHGAL46 6/14/2014 3:17PM

    Congrats to you Pixie. I LOVE the concept of the non scale victory and I am tracking those also. Thank you for all your positive ideas. The NSV is a fantastic motivator.

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AALLEY2 6/14/2014 3:03PM

    emoticon you go girl! One more week of building my knees up then I can also start Body Pump class, which is designed by Les Mills! Thanks for sharing your struggles, they sound very familiar to me! emoticon

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GRANJERRY1 6/14/2014 1:01PM

    Wonderful blog....focussing on your long term goal & just hanging in there....
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You truly are an inspiration Pixie

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LJKSHS 6/14/2014 12:41PM

    Good for you! Believing in yourself to finish and reaping the amazing feeling of accomplishments !! emoticon

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 6/14/2014 10:30AM

    well said

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