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Sunday, December 16, 2012




Today is day ONE of my brand new " on track " streak!

My previous streak ended yesterday due to a binge. I had been on track for 290 days! Wow, what a huge number, huh? And I am very proud of myself for it. But you know what? I'm even more proud of myself for TODAY! Yes, its only day one of my new streak, and 1 is such a small number compared to 290. But I'm proud of that lovely little "1", because of what it represents.



In the past, a binge would mean that I was totally off track. One bad day would ALWAYS lead to two bad days....or a week of bad days...or a month of bad days....or even several months of bad days. Falling off the wagon always meant a huge struggle to get myself back on the wagon again, with lots of self disgust and anger...and then giving up for a while.

But not this time! This time my binge was just one bad meal....not one bad day. I was angry and frustrated with myself for giving in to the junk food, but I picked myself right back up and got right back on track again. I didn't beat myself up for the slip. I didn't starve myself for the rest of the day to make up for the binge. I forgave myself and realized that it was just one moment of weakness. I realized that one bad moment didn't have to lead to one bad day.



When I woke up this morning, I had almost forgotten all about yesterdays binge! (I was reminded quickly, though, when I logged on to Sparks and saw that my blog from yesterday was a featured blog, lol.) But I didn't feel any regret for what I did yesterday. I actually felt optimistic and eager to start on my brand new day one!

This is my lifestyle now. Its not just a temporary diet. There will be bad days from time to time, but I know that I am strong enough to get back on track when those bad days happen. I know I will never give up on myself and my quest to be as healthy as I possibly can. I have no idea how long this new streak will last, but in the end it doesn't matter. As long as I keep putting forth my best effort to have more good days than bad ones, I will reach any goal I set for myself.



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FITFOCUSPLANACT 1/10/2013 8:59AM

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KLMEIRING 1/6/2013 2:10PM

    Yesterday was day one of fitness for me after a long stretch of none. Today was day one of day two of fitness for me. Haven't seen that in a long time either. Here's to making each day count - one day at a time! emoticon

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MISTY4U 12/29/2012 12:48PM

    emoticon 1 is the magic number. Today is day 1 for me as well, eating healthy food. I am already planning for day 2. Thank you for your honesty and inspiration about your day 1. Carry on

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EBURGITE 12/26/2012 11:56AM

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NERDLETTE 12/26/2012 9:47AM

    Awesome, Pixie!!!!

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CM_GARDNER78 12/23/2012 12:26AM

    That is awesome!! I'm in the same boat as you, but with my fitness streak. Back down to little old 1. I was really upset about it - but I started over either way. Now I will use your blog as inspiration for what that 1 actually represents! :-) Thank you!!

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LAWANDMUSIC 12/22/2012 3:14PM

    Thanks for sharing. You are an inspiration!

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 12/21/2012 4:22PM

    Great post

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LHISABOE 12/21/2012 7:19AM

    Good for you!! I am inspired not to let my slip-up from yesterday derail me!!

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AMANDACOETZER 12/21/2012 5:09AM

    Thanks!

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LISAN0415 12/21/2012 12:58AM

    I voted for this Blog to be a "popular Blog post"

Really so many people have 1 bad day, or maybe a little longer- and it turns into a streak of bad months- years.

Good for you for realizing that even if you veer off the healthy lifestyle journey path, it always welcomes you back- you can get right back on and keep walking towards your ultimate goals!

Thanks for sharing!
Lisa

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PORTIAWILLIS 12/20/2012 11:08PM

    Wow what an inspiration you are. I was a little disappointed to be starting over after 59 days. Today is day 2 for me and that's ok. Wishing you luck and thanking you for your thoughts. They are helping me retrain MY THOUGHTS.

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JERICHO1991 12/20/2012 10:08PM

    Thanks for the motivational reminders.

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DATMAMA4 12/20/2012 6:36PM

    What a wonderfully healthy attitude! One binge does NOT cancel out 290 days of being on track!

Celebrating your Day 1 with you!

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PLITIN 12/20/2012 4:14PM

    Thanks for your thoughts, they are a big motivation for me.
I only just started here, but I have the tendency to binge - and hating myself 'forever' for it. Frustration - more food - more frustration.... u get it...

As easy as it may sound to some, it's sometimes hard to remember that we are not perfect, and make mistakes from time to time.
Occasionally I do have the mental strength to say "okay, I tripped, so what?"... then I get up, push my crown back from my forehead to the center of my head, take a deep breath and walk on gracefully ;)
Just wish that would happen more often... but you are so right, even a "1" can be a great number - from the right point of view.

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 12/20/2012 3:53PM

    Thanks for the motivation! And wtg for getting back on track!!

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FIT4MEIN2013 12/20/2012 10:57AM

    What a motivating blog! I actually got goose bumps!

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WALLINMW 12/20/2012 9:01AM

  The point is you started! Congrats!

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CHERYL_ANNE 12/20/2012 8:04AM

    Pixie - you rock!

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    Spark on... emoticon

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MSBEKANATOR 12/20/2012 2:29AM

    "This is my lifestyle now. Its not just a temporary diet."

Such a truth! Love it!

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JULIERAE41 12/19/2012 10:50AM

    Way to go! I am so happy for you! I know exactly what one binge can do. You Rock!

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1DRWOMAN 12/19/2012 6:13AM

    1 meal in 290 days!!?? Wow! You're a Rockstar! That one meal will never derail you! Congrats on being in a great headspace! Xo

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SHINYZALATA 12/19/2012 1:17AM

    Wow thats the spirit thank you for sharing , so luved the blog and the motivation quotes, i saved them on my PC for reminding myself :D
way to Gooo

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FATHINSN 12/19/2012 12:21AM

    Bad things happen, we just need to face them bravely and move on!

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LUVTOBOWL 12/18/2012 11:54PM

    I'm so proud of you Pixie......

Hugs, hugs, and hugs
Tammy

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BOOKWORM2004 12/18/2012 9:00PM

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NOMORENOMORE 12/18/2012 8:19PM

    You are wonderful!!

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    Great blog thanks for the words of encouragement. emoticon emoticon emoticon .


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AJB121299 12/18/2012 6:12PM

    nice

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RASIRE 12/18/2012 4:49PM

  Congratulations on your day one!

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NELLBELLA26 12/18/2012 3:51PM

    great attitude.

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ASHPATCH11 12/18/2012 12:44PM

    every day counts!

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KARENCRANER 12/18/2012 12:38PM

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LESSISMORE2010 12/18/2012 12:21PM

    Love this! Thank you for sharing!

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HOLLYBDR 12/18/2012 12:18PM

    This is a lesson I too am beginning to learn. One little set back is not the end of the world keep on pushing and working at it. I would imagine that those that have been successful in losing and KEEPING off the weight have to do this many times over and over; that is what makes them successful. emoticon

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GODSBEST 12/18/2012 11:55AM

    Congrats on your 290 days and Congrats on your Day 1.


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NEVERGIVEUP 12/18/2012 11:49AM

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