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Accident Free For 47 Days

Monday, October 20, 2014



Today is day 47 of my streak!

Have you ever seen those workplace signs that say "X number of days without an accident" or something similar? Those signs are there to motivate the workers to keep up the good work and stay accident free.


I'm on a Spark streak. My goal is to make each day as healthy as possible by eating right and exercising. I don't NEED a streak in order to keep me going, but it is something that motivates me. I am committed to this healthy lifestyle, not just because of a streak, but because I want to make the rest of my life the best of my life. I want to be healthy and fit, plain and simple. This isn't a temporary goal. This is for life, whether I'm counting a streak of days or not.

Yes, I want to wear a smaller clothing size. Yes, I want to look as good as I can. But my main motivation for making a lifestyle change is because I want to FEEL good. I know how bad it feels to be obese and out of shape. I'm still obese, and I still have pain. But I know that every healthy meal and every workout helps me inch closer to my goal. And since I've started this streak, I feel so much better than I did just two months ago! It amazes me how good I feel now, even though I'm still so far from my goal. Sometimes I think "If I feel this good now, I can't wait to find out how its going to feel one month...or two months....or six months...from now!" Its exciting to think about.



My streak motivates me. I look forward to updating my Spark status every morning with a motivational quote and an update on my streak. When I see that number, I'm proud of myself, and motivated to make that day another good one so I can add it to my streak. In a way, posting that number is like a little daily reward to myself, to acknowledge that I'm still on track.

Whether you're on a Spark streak or not, you're going to be tempted from time to time. You're going to have a day (or week, or more) where you're off track. The important thing is to just start over again.

So yes, streaks do end. But they can always start again. I'm proud to say that I'm on day 47 of my streak, and although I don't know how long this streak will last, I do know that when it does end, I'll get right back to starting another one! I always tell my Spark friends "You are worth the effort", and I know I'm worth the effort, too!




  
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WHYTEBROWN 10/24/2014 12:40AM

    emoticon emoticon 47 days on track is no easy feat!! emoticon emoticon

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LACOOK2014 10/23/2014 10:51PM

    I always enjoy reading your blogs thanks for sharing your journey, you really help with motivation!

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one day at a time love prayers peace God Bless

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MOMMABEAR121 10/23/2014 8:10PM

    love to read your blogs .. thanks for sharing your journey .. I am on day 4 of being true to me .. I felt better after 24 hours .. it is empowering to be in control of food , drink , thoughts and actions .. so my dear thank you once again for motivating me to become a better version of me .. stronger .. in charge .. healthy .. vibrant .. excited and playful .. and yes that's how I feel after 4 days .. I can only imagine how amazing you feel ..!!

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JUJUH51 10/23/2014 8:04PM

    Awesome!!!!! You go girl! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    I am so freakin proud of you!
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    emoticon Great blog!

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ONTHEPATH2 10/23/2014 4:28PM

    Love it! Imagine how good it will feel 2 weeks, 2 months, 2 years from now! Yep, keep streaking - and if the streak ends, pick it back up and start again!

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WHITEANGEL4 10/23/2014 3:21PM

    Great blog. You are an inspiration

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TANGYTANGERINE 10/23/2014 11:06AM

    emoticon I love, love, love reading your BLOGS!! You don't just motivate yourself with your words of wisdom, but I for one feel the power behind your words as well. Thank you for another motivating moment PIXIE!!

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DEEKELLYE 10/23/2014 10:08AM

    Nearly 2 months on a healthy streak! Keep going!

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    Woohoo - great blog!

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VAINVT 10/23/2014 8:09AM

  Feeling good is a strong motivator. Having my body in good shape, my skin softer, my appetite satiated by not overfilled, and my self-confidence stronger all keep me on track. Best wishes to you!

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GARDENCHRIS 10/23/2014 6:56AM

    you GO girl! emoticon

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IDLETYME 10/23/2014 6:26AM

    Great job - keep up the good work!!!!! emoticon

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TENNISJIM 10/23/2014 6:04AM

    Awesome

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LEST6549 10/23/2014 5:11AM

    Loved your blog. Excellent motivational blog. You made me think about trying a streak of my own.


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MRSFANCYLADY 10/23/2014 1:27AM

    emoticon You're on the right track! You go girl!

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CAROL_31649731 10/22/2014 11:13PM

    Wonderful blog, Pixie! Keep up the streak . . . you are so worth it! Very happy for you, BTW :)

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    Great blog.

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    emoticon Thanks for sharing!

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    Way to go!!

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    Needed this talk today, very motivating emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    I love your "epic" photo selection! good choice!! emoticon

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    kudos

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JKNEPFLE 10/22/2014 2:27PM

    Great work!

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JUNESHOPE 10/22/2014 12:56PM

    emoticon This is a great blog. emoticon
It's a way of life, and weight loss is just a side effect. I'm doing this to FEEL GOOD!
Because obesity HURTS.
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    Awesome Blog. Good Food For Thought! emoticon

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MEREDITHB51 10/22/2014 10:45AM

    Love this blog entry! Feeling good really is the best reward!

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LAILATN 10/22/2014 10:03AM

    Awesome blog post! FEELING GOOD is the best motivation for making healthier choices.

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One Step Closer

Saturday, October 18, 2014



Today is day 45 of my streak!

Being back on track feels great. I'm seeing and feeling so much progress, and I've had some awesome NSV's. (Non-Scale Victories.) My clothes have gone from being so tight that I could barely fit into them, to now fitting just right. (And some things are a tad bit loose!) I'm not ready to go down a size yet, but I can tell that a size change is really not that far off, and its exciting! When I get up every morning and get dressed for my workout, I have to spend a moment or two just appreciating and marveling over the fact that "this shirt fits better than when I wore it last week", or "these workout pants are loose in the bum now!"

Last Christmas, my hubby got me Les Mills Pump home set. I was so psyched! I planned to workout with it faithfully...and I got off to a good start, but then lots of things happened in my life and I pretty quickly abandoned it. Not completely. I'd pick up the barbell every once in a while and do a half hearted workout. But I wasn't putting any UMPH into it.

Well, I am now! Since starting this streak, I have been putting some UMPH into ALL of my workouts. I've been doing Les Mills Pump 3x a week (following their recommended schedule of workouts.)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gh9wQvCETtU



In addition to Les Mills Pump, I'm doing DDP Yoga 4x a week, and cardio 4x a week. I have a huge selection of cardio DVD's to workout with (plus there are a lot of great workouts here on Sparkpeople, too!) The cardio workout I did last week and will do next week is this one;

www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nAtLzwbOSo




I am only on day 45 of my streak, and I have a long way to go. But I'm steadily firming up, getting stronger, and building my endurance. I took a lot of steps in the WRONG direction this year, and I gained back almost all of the weight I'd lost...but I'm back on track now and I'm committed to being my own hero, one day at a time. Every workout and every healthy meal brings me one step closer to my goals!




  
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WHYTEBROWN 10/24/2014 12:37AM

    emoticon emoticon on your success. You are SUCH AN INSPIRATION!! emoticon emoticon

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DEEKELLYE 10/23/2014 10:05AM

    I am so glad to see the number on your streak keep going up and up! It's exciting! Keep up the good work!

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COLLARN 10/23/2014 8:05AM

  You go girl! It feels so good to do what's right. No guilt, just happy sore muscles. Proud of you.

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Thanks for posting I needed it today.
God Bless
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FLYCHRISTI 10/21/2014 5:45AM

    what a wonderful and inspirational blog! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with us. You gave me a good motivation to go on!!!
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SISSIE21 10/21/2014 2:37AM

    Love the quote by Thatcher. Keep going Pixie!

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KNEEMAKER 10/20/2014 10:39PM

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BBONET 10/20/2014 9:14PM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing!

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DIAMOND102 10/20/2014 7:08PM

    Thank you for shzring your successes they are motivational and inspiring. You Go Girl!!! emoticon emoticon

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CAROL3SAN 10/20/2014 6:58PM

    Thanks for posting this Pixie. As always, I think that you are amazing and very inspiring. emoticon emoticon

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AMYSYOKO 10/20/2014 5:34PM

  as usual I love your blogs, they always motivate and encourage me, stay strong my spark friend

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GRLTAZ 10/20/2014 4:39PM

    Glad you feel back on track. 45 days is awesome. Now keep pushing !

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    Keep taking care of yourself, and sharing these wonderful successes!
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BALSPAUGH1 10/20/2014 3:58PM

    You are inspiring - thanks!

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BUFFALO63 10/20/2014 3:30PM

    You are awesome adn so inspiring!!!!

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MOONGLOWSNANA 10/20/2014 2:22PM

  God helps those who help themselves. Thank you for showing those words in action!

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PYNETREE 10/20/2014 1:59PM

    emoticon Look at you GO!

Keep up the Streak!

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ONTHEPATH2 10/20/2014 11:59AM

    You CAN do it! I CAN too! You inspired me to try yoga again...... Thanks!

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SCRAPPYGAMBLER 10/20/2014 10:57AM

  Your enthusiasm is contagious!

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BLUEROSE73 10/20/2014 9:31AM

    You've got this. Just keep putting one foot in front of the other. And enjoy the journey.

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SHARSUE 10/20/2014 9:29AM

    Way to go, Pixie! Your workout pants will be falling down in no time! emoticon

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MONIBELLY 10/20/2014 8:32AM

    Pixie... you always inspire!!!

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    emoticon Your doing an awesome job.

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RUNNER11G 10/20/2014 6:21AM

  That's how it works. One step at a time. One workout at a time. 45 in a row is awesome. How about getting that streak to 50 in a row?

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MEWHENRYSMAMA 10/20/2014 2:38AM

    Thank you!
Reading your enthusiasm helps me want to be my best!
Loved the quotes...saved one, too!
Have a great week

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LJCANNON 10/20/2014 12:27AM

    emoticon AWESOME Non - Scale Victories!!

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ECCOVISION1 10/19/2014 11:57PM

    I am so happy for you! emoticon

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CICELY360 10/19/2014 10:26PM

  good blog

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JSEATTLE 10/19/2014 10:04PM

  Great Streak Going!! Love hearing about your continued success.

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MAKING-PROGRESS 10/19/2014 10:02PM

    Kudos to you on your streak. I made a fresh start on Friday and your post is an excellent affirmation for me to start my week STRONG emoticon

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CAROLJ35 10/19/2014 10:01PM

    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!
WE ARE ALL SO PROUD OF YOU AND YOUR 45 DAY STREAK!!!

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    i knew you could do it and im so happy for you emoticon

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NHEMBERGER 10/19/2014 9:37PM

    Way to go Pixie! I'm proud of you!

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NHEMBERGER 10/19/2014 9:36PM

    Way to go Pixie!

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JIBBIE49 10/19/2014 9:21PM

    Dr. Phil has always said that when you lose weight you should get rid of all of your 'fat clothes" so you can go back to wearing them ever again. I think that is good advice. The Goodwill is always taking donations.
He also says to never by pants with elastic and to wear a belt, since it will let you know if it is getting tight again.

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DLITE719 10/19/2014 9:20PM

    Great joy. Never give up. Each day is a new day. Congrats.

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Eat According To Your Goals

Monday, October 13, 2014



Today is day 40 of my streak!

Last week was very healthy and successful, and now I'm ready to just keep on going and make this week healthy, too! I got off to a good start yesterday. I went out to breakfast with my two sons. They have no weight issues, so they both got the big breakfast. I think it was called a Lumberjack Breakfast! For half a second (okay, a little longer than that) I was tempted to order the same thing! I made up my mind that I would have it...and when the waitress came, I was ready to place my order for a big old breakfast too. I told myself that it was okay...its was just one meal, and I've been on track for over a month so I deserved it.

But then I suddenly thought "I need to eat according to my goals." And when I placed my order, I ended up asking for a small fruit cup, a cup of tea and a poached egg.



When our plates arrived, my sons dug right into their food, which smelled very sweet, sugary and greasy. It was kind of gross, to be honest. I just thought of all that heavy food laying like a lump in my stomach, and I was so glad that I hadn't ordered the Lumberjack. They make it sound so good in the menu description, but really its just a bunch of salt, fat, and sugar. I don't need that!



After breakfast, my oldest son went back to his house to take a nap. Seems like that big breakfast sapped his energy. As for me, I went to the grocery store to do my weekly shopping, and I stocked up on lots of healthy food.

When I got home, I put the groceries away, and then I got an index card and wrote "I will eat according to my goals" on it, and taped it to the refrigerator. That statement really motivates me!


  
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THEVOW2013 10/20/2014 8:06PM

    phenomenal...I am coping this blog you have inspired me !

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DAWNDMOORE40 10/19/2014 3:10PM

    emoticon What a great motivational speaker you are! emoticon emoticon on deciding to eat something healthy instead of getting the Lumberjack breakfast! It's funny you mention it because I broke down and ate that kind of breakfast one day and I just felt horrible the rest of the day! emoticon emoticon

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CHERYLHURT 10/19/2014 11:18AM

  You motivate me!

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MONTREALESTMOI 10/18/2014 11:38PM

    This blog is AWESOME!

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JANET552 10/18/2014 7:20PM

    Good for you for taking such good care of yourself!

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WHITEANGEL4 10/18/2014 6:46PM

    Thanks for the great blog reminding all of us to stick to our goals

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LACOOK2014 10/18/2014 12:14AM

    Inspiring! I needed to read this.

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PJB149 10/17/2014 9:46PM

    Really, really liked this blog. It is a good thought to take with me and process. Thanks for sharing. Oh, and congrats for staying strong. It might not have been easy but I am sure it was worth it.

Spark Cheer !

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MRSRIGS1 10/17/2014 7:58PM

    This message is truly powerful! Thank you for sharing Pixie. It really hits home and I think I will share your message with my Spark teams and on my status! emoticon

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GRINCHLETTE 10/17/2014 6:49PM

    I love it! Very inspiring! And great job being persistent and for staying on track yet another Day! :))) HIGH FIVE SISTER!

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PRESBESS 10/17/2014 6:27PM

    Atta girl! I support you and totally agree with your blog. I too am eating to meet my goal.
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~KINDREDSPIRIT~ 10/17/2014 1:21PM

    I could have sworn I left a message on this blog, but it is not here so, although it is not what I originally said, here goes...

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YISKAMIRYAM 10/17/2014 1:09PM

    Definitely some advice that I need to follow! Thanks!

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KMRJPR 10/17/2014 12:29PM

    Good for you! What a great lesson to learn. It isn't always easy to ask for something "off menu" or special--but it's worth it!

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MELSFIT155 10/17/2014 11:11AM

    What an accomplishment!!! Great job 👍😊

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MOMMY445 10/17/2014 10:38AM

    woo hoo!

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SAILOR64 10/17/2014 9:17AM

    I blogged about this same topic 2 years ago. I guess great minds DO think alike.

Thanks for sharing. This is a great reminder.

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    Good for and on you!

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 10/16/2014 5:54PM

    Thank you for this blog. I am struggling this week.

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    emoticon once again you inspire me

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    This is awesome! Thanks for sharing! I want to join you in that decision, "I will eat according to my goals!"

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    emoticon emoticon great advise!! Glad to see you are staying on point.

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ONTHEPATH2 10/16/2014 2:50PM

    Congrats on making good choices to take you towards your goals! I really needed to hear that! Food is the one area I continue to struggle with and eating out is one area where I frequently stray from my goals. I am going to borrow your photo and use it as a screensaver on my phone - to remind myself!!!! Thank you!!!

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KACEYSW 10/16/2014 12:26PM

    Love this! Thanks for posting!

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IN102WIN 10/16/2014 11:59AM

    Great!!

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MOODYKEYS 10/16/2014 11:58AM

    you are going to do great. keep up the good work. working towards that goal. I cant just eat yogurt for breakfast but I do make an omelet out of stirfry veg. broccoli and Mexican graded cheese made with eggbeaters because I cant have real eggs. as much as I love them they give me migraines.
well keep up the good work.

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LYNCHD05 10/16/2014 10:17AM

    Awesome!!! We should all have this in front of us when we order in a restaurant. Once the food arrives we are so happy with our choice. Thanks for a great reminder!!!

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FRECKALYMC 10/16/2014 10:13AM

    simple...concise...easy to remember...love this

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PORTIAWILLIS 10/16/2014 10:00AM

    Thanks for this blog. I am trying to do that very thing.

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TWILAQ1 10/16/2014 8:15AM

    Each time we walk into the kitchen, it's a chance to make positive choices.

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HMBROWN1 10/16/2014 7:43AM

    Great idea! Breakfast in a restaurant is always hard. They tend to be unhealthy. Have a great day!

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The Motivation Shirts

Friday, October 10, 2014



Today is day 37 of my streak!

Last month, I got a couple of new shirts that were one size too small for me. I call them my Motivation Shirts, and I hung them up right in the living room, which is also my workout room. I guess it looks kinda strange to have two women's shirts hanging on the entertainment center, but I don't care! Whenever I workout, I see those shirts and it really does make me want to work harder and stay on track.


(This is my workout room/living room. On the left is my shelf of workout DVD's under a green index card that says "Be Your Own Hero", which is my mantra. In the blue lined basked are more workout DVD's plus resistance bands. On the right are my two Motivation Shirts, my stability ball, my kettlebells, and in a basket next to the couch are my weighted kickboxing gloves and 3 pound dumb bells. The heavier dumb bells....5 lbs and 8 lbs.... are on the left, not in the picture. Front and center is my step bench, and my Les Mills barbell and weights. I also have two yoga mats rolled up behind the couch. I like to have everything in its own proper place. A messy workout area would be DE-motivational for me.)

I got those two shirts towards the end of September, and I could barely get them on my body. I was totally smooshed into them! But I knew that if I stuck to my workouts and my eating plan, I would fit them eventually. So I set myself a goal, to be able to wear them by the middle of October.

So as I write this blog, we're still 5 days from the middle of the month...but I decided to try those shirts on today! What a great NSV I had when I did that! Nope, they didn't fit me. They're still too tight. But they're nowhere near as tight as they were when I bought them last month! I can definitely tell that I've made progress, and I'm really proud and motivated by that. I know I won't fit into those shirts by the deadline I set for myself, but I'm not upset about that. I'm just excited that I'm so close to being able to wear them. My new goal now is to fit into those shirts by the end of the month, and that is a goal that I think I will meet. I'm certainly going to work for it!


  
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WRITERWANNAB 10/21/2014 12:31AM

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JERICHO1991 10/19/2014 9:00AM

    Looking forward to pictures of the shirts fitting.

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    Great job! And thanks for the ideas! emoticon

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NUTINLOOKSLIKE 10/16/2014 11:10PM

    That's emoticon I'm sure you'll be into them before you know it!

P.S. Love your workout room!

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GOCALGAL 10/16/2014 4:50PM

    I'm gonna go look for something right now to hang up and get me more motivated too!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    You are one NEAT lady ... in every way! emoticon

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HONEYD2 10/15/2014 1:50PM

    You can do it great idea. emoticon

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RICKHANN 10/15/2014 8:16AM

    Great job, I know you can do it. You'll have those shirts on in a couple of weeks.

Love the mantra on your image, be patient and good to yourself and good things will happen.

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JUJUH51 10/14/2014 7:50AM

    What a great idea!!! Your workout area is awesome. Way to go!!!

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MRSRIGS1 10/13/2014 8:22PM

    emoticon I think it's a WONDERFUL idea to have your shirts where you can see them! emoticon

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MRSFANCYLADY 10/13/2014 3:39PM

    emoticon emoticon You will WIN in the end! It's great to see your workout area set up with just what the need. Keep up the good work!

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TEEPHOTO 10/13/2014 3:09PM

    Loving your "gym" mine is in my living room as well. I know you will reach your goal. emoticon
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FRECKALYMC 10/13/2014 12:22PM

    What a wonderful workout space!! Go Girl!

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    You've got this!

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JEB03253 10/13/2014 12:17PM

    Having those shirts hanging there is a great way to remember your goal!

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VANGO79 10/13/2014 11:49AM

    Awesome goals and great workout space. I know mine has to be organized as well.

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JUNETTA2002 10/13/2014 10:58AM

    WOOT WOOT WOOT
Great for you

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DAISYBELLEKIA 10/13/2014 10:17AM

    I love your workout area! It looks so organized :D You have a great attitude about your progress and reaching your goals, you'll be able to wear those shirts before you know it :)

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    emoticon Thanks for sharing your progress and the picture of your workout room!

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    Nice Job!

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Great blog! I too have motivational clothing. 2 pair of jeans , hopefully by Thanksgiving.


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God Bless

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HIMELISSA2007 10/12/2014 9:17PM

    Well I have motivation jeans I want to fit into them by November--size 22.

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COUCH2ROAD_LIZ 10/12/2014 8:43PM

    Awesome!! I have a motivation wall with a Roxy sweatshirt for motivation..:)

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    Yay!

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    great blog emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I so love that quote

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GRANDMABABA 10/12/2014 6:03PM

    Awesome! great success to you!

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GABY1948 10/12/2014 4:06PM

    You are doing GREAT!

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~KINDREDSPIRIT~ 10/12/2014 3:42PM

    Fabulous...I remember when you started back on your streak and here you are at Day 39...good for you!!!

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DAWNDMOORE40 10/12/2014 3:30PM

    emoticon You have such a great positive attitude! Love the workout room! You go girl and in no time you will fit into those shirts! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WALNUTT1961 10/12/2014 3:02PM

    Love the workout area! Way to go! You will do it!

Lee Ann

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    What an awesome victory! WTG!! emoticon

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MUSCLE-UP 10/12/2014 2:05PM

    This is wonderful! Keep going, keep going.

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SASHAY40 10/12/2014 1:57PM

    AWESOME!! I believe in you!! Your workout area is wonderful!!

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DARKCHILD 10/12/2014 10:15AM

    I love this blog!!! I love your workout/living room!! I love the pic at the bottom of your blog!!! Did I mention that I love this blog! Thanks for my daily dose of inspiration! emoticon

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MOMMABEAR121 10/12/2014 8:11AM

    Love your work our area .. mine is similar only upstairs where I play my DVDs , music or watch yoga on TV ..
We need a space that is ours .. thanks for the blog .. your shirts will look amazing .. sending you a huge hug
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving .. we certainly all are blessed.

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    way to go! emoticon

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REBESANCON 10/12/2014 7:05AM

    Keep up the awesome work. You are rockin' it!

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FALLNTENN 10/12/2014 6:38AM

    Great workout area. Keep up the momentum. You got this!
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    good ideas!

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Ready For A Healthy Week!

Sunday, October 05, 2014




Today is day 32 of my streak!

I'm all ready for a healthy week! I have my workouts planned, and the kitchen is stocked with healthy food from my trip to the grocery store this morning. I got celery, carrots, hummus, cantaloupe, strawberries, apples, bananas, watermelon, eggs, sweet potatoes, veggie burgers and Greek yogurt, to name just a few things.




Tomorrow I'm going to make two batches of my favorite Sparkpeople recipe, so I'll have some to freeze. Whether or not you're a vegetarian like me, I think you might like this recipe. I love it, and make it often;

recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai
l.asp?recipe=1239857


When I got dressed this morning to go to the grocery store, I reached into the closet for my much hated elastic waist jeans. But as I was reaching for them, I noticed a pair of my "regular" jeans....the ones with the zipper and button, that I haven't been able to wear for MONTHS. I decided to try them on, just to see if I'm any closer to fitting into them. I thought that perhaps I might be able to get them on, although I was sure I wouldn't be able to fasten them. So I pulled them on and was pretty amazed that they slid over my bottom so easily! And guess what? I was able to fasten them! I was so shocked! It felt great to be able to wear "real" jeans again instead of the ones with the elastic waist. I was so psyched by that....I ended up getting my straightening iron out and fixing my hair, and then putting on makeup and a pair of earrings and a pretty blouse.

As I was leaving to go to the store, hubby told me he had a present for me, for staying on track for a month. He got me a Blender Bottle, which I'd really been wanting! Now I don't have to stir, stir, stir (and stir some more) when it comes to making my protein drink! That was a great reward, and it made me feel awesome because hubby was acknowledging my hard work!



Anyway, I'm so ready to have a healthy week and to keep this streak going. My workouts for the week will be DDP Yoga, Les Mills Pump...and this workout on my cardio days;

www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AzBLQQmBq4

Hope you're ready for a healthy week, too!

  
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WRITERWANNAB 10/14/2014 9:38PM

    You're doing great! Don't those things like fitting into regular jeans encourage us so much? emoticon

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JERICHO1991 10/12/2014 7:18AM

    I was unaware of the blender bottle. Thanks for sharing.

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CHERIJ16 10/11/2014 10:49PM

    Have a happy and successful week!

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JANEEM2 10/10/2014 7:21AM

    great job

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    Way to go! emoticon

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MRSRIGS1 10/8/2014 8:19PM

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POLSKARENIA 10/8/2014 2:22PM

    Super progress and how great to have DH acknowledge and reward you!

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CAROL_31649731 10/8/2014 8:29AM

    Nice blog, Pixie . . . wonderful NSV! And a wonderful reward your hubby gave you, enjoy! Very happy for you . . . I'm back on track, too!

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CAROLYN0107 10/8/2014 5:46AM

    I'm hoping to do better at healthy living once I get back to the States. I have just seven weeks left in Africa before heading "home" to eventual retirement. I wear a pedometer but today I just ordered the Spark tracker that is on sale.
Blessings on you today.

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MAYBER 10/7/2014 8:49PM

    So very true if I do not bring food home from the store do not have it to eat
One day at a time love prayers peace
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CHEENY 10/7/2014 4:42PM

    Me too! I have all my food shopping done and meals planned. Here's to a great week!

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HARROWJET 10/7/2014 3:31PM

    How nice that your husband is noticing. emoticon

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NEWTEXDEBBIE 10/7/2014 12:56PM

    Thank You so much for sharing your life!

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JAZZII4 10/7/2014 12:06PM

    emoticon emoticon I bet you looked lovely in your jeans and with your hair out! You go girl! emoticon

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CAROL3SAN 10/7/2014 9:57AM

    Hi Pixie...so glad to see this blog featured in one of the SP emails that they send out. And you are as motivating and encouraging as ever. I am determined to stay of track today...and will do this one day at a time. emoticon emoticon

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MULTIMOM 10/7/2014 7:59AM

    Your post was very motivating for me.....WOW! Real Jeans! You are well on your way to enjoying skinny holidays! Keep up the GREAT work!

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SNOOPYLINKOS 10/7/2014 7:36AM

    You're doing awesome!!

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JIBBIE49 10/7/2014 12:46AM

    Great to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail.

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LIVELYGIRL2 10/6/2014 9:32PM

  So pleased to hear your good news. Keep it up! Pixie. emoticon

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EMMACORY 10/6/2014 8:33PM

    That is a FANTASTIC NSV! emoticon

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Thank you for the youtube link! I loved the Jessica Smith workouts that are on youtube!

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CHANGING-TURTLE 10/6/2014 5:56PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon great job on fitting in your smaller jeans

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BOHEMIANCAT 10/6/2014 5:38PM

    Way to go! Me too! I have been chopping veggies and cooking healthy all day... plus washing dishes. emoticon

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LOVINGKATE 10/6/2014 5:33PM

  emoticon emoticon One very special hubby. A great stay on track gift.
Good for you Pixie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a great workout week.

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FABISERVANTES83 10/6/2014 3:51PM

    Thank you for sharing1

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    emoticon Upward and onward, streaker!

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JSEATTLE 10/6/2014 2:36PM

  Good plan, which is the key to all good things. I love that recipe too! I think I'm going to make it too!

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IAMAGEMLOVER 10/6/2014 2:24PM

    emoticon Even DH is patting you on the back. That is emoticon I am proud of you. Maybe when I start taking the thyroid meds I will feel better and be able to exercise more.

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  good blog

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NONNAOF2 10/6/2014 1:11PM

  Congratulations on fitting into your jeans once again! It always feels good to know that what you are doing is working! Keep up the great work and keep on streaking!! :-)

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DEEKELLYE 10/6/2014 1:04PM

    Best feeling ever is fitting into clothes that haven't fit before or in a while! Congrats! That's a cool bottle your hubby got you! I went to Kennywood (an amusement park in Pennsylvania) while I was a vegetarian and ordered a veggie burger and it was the best veggie burger I have ever had. I eat meat now and I would totally order a veggie burger if I went back there or at a restaurant.I'm tempted to buy some veggie burgers again. Don't want to completely go back to being vegetarian again. I love the real bacon to much to go back. That was the biggest craving I had. I'm so glad that you have been on your streak for over a month. Keep it up!

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ISABELLE31 10/6/2014 10:38AM

    Awesome, Pixie! Have a great week!

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PATRICIAANN46 10/6/2014 10:31AM

  GOOD FOR YOU, PIXIE!!!!! And........how wonderful to have such a supportive husband. emoticon

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JAB2010 10/6/2014 10:27AM

    What a difference it makes to start the week with a refrigerator full of healthy food and a plan! Good job!

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PS bonus points for your Hubby ... nice gift!!

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MARUKI52 10/6/2014 9:46AM

    Go Pixie Go! Great that you can get into those regular jeans again. emoticon

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PGHP31CK 10/6/2014 9:33AM

    Yay, Pixie!!!! What an awesome NSV!! Way to go!!
(And a gold star for your hubby for recognizing your progress!)

Cheering you on!
Susan

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