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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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GOCALGAL 12/18/2012 11:42AM

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DAWN14163 12/18/2012 11:35AM

    You are brilliant. That's all.
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FIRECOM 12/18/2012 11:29AM

    Great stuff! I especially like the time flies motivational image.

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BRANDIM_81 12/18/2012 10:13AM

    A journey of a thousand miles begins with 1 step! You did it once and you can do it again!

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PENOWOK 12/18/2012 9:22AM

    I know you can do it!!!

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LRSILVER 12/18/2012 6:50AM

    Congratulations on the start of a new streak. You have the right attitude to accomplish your goals. keep it up!! Woo Hoo.

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ANNASGOALS 12/18/2012 6:44AM

    Great post Pixie! Your ability to get back on track is a inspiration for all of us who would continue on the ground beating ourselves up. Where the key is to get back on track and keep moving forward. Keep on streaking and...
Be Fierce!

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BLUEJEAN99 12/18/2012 1:57AM

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ROCKYCPA 12/18/2012 1:41AM

    Good for you - day 1 is just as important as day 290. Good luck on your new streak!

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PCASEY7 12/17/2012 11:57PM

    So impressed with your day 1 and as you know it's the hardest! Nothing will stop you with that attitude!

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JIBBIE49 12/17/2012 11:11PM

    emoticon Great to see you featured in the SPark Mail again.

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JANESLOSS 12/17/2012 9:15PM

    Pixie,
Glad that you are right back on track. You continue to inspire me. I'm thinking a streak just might be what I need to get back my Spark.

Thanks

Big Hugs,

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ONLYTEMPORARY 12/17/2012 9:08PM

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GAILSMAILS 12/17/2012 7:57PM

    Congratulations on Day 1!!! You are an amazing woman! Writing and encouraging are your gifts!

Good luck with the new streak!
Gail

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MARYJEANSL 12/17/2012 4:46PM

  Good for you!

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JAMER123 12/17/2012 4:33PM

    Good for you!! So glad the binge didn't derail you.
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DMSGLASS 12/17/2012 3:25PM

    1 is a very good number!!

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SPECIALGURL7 12/17/2012 2:47PM

    This is good.

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CSAGIRL 12/17/2012 1:28PM

    YAY for Day 1!

Onward to Day 2!

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PATRICIAANN46 12/17/2012 1:20PM

  Hi Pixie........
You will be just fine. Good for YOU!!!!! emoticon

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IAMAGEMLOVER 12/17/2012 12:55PM

    emoticon I fell off the exercise wagon on November 4th and haven't really gotten back on. I admire you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DABLUECAT 12/17/2012 12:16PM

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MOMMY445 12/17/2012 12:09PM

    woo hoo! way to go,Pixie! have a wonderful day!

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LIVELYGIRL2 12/17/2012 12:01PM

  Pixie, you know one thing about getting back on a horse

You might get farther than where you fell off, and miles away from where you once started. emoticon

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KARRENLYNN 12/17/2012 11:54AM

    Way to go Pixie! You can keep on going, 1 choice at a time. People aren't perfect and you are doing great.

Karen.


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YULLABELLE 12/17/2012 11:51AM

    emoticon You fell off but got right back on. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JOANNHUNT 12/17/2012 10:36AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I went to the Christmas dinner for my Dad's Christmas with the families. I screwed up big time. I put on 4 + pounds and feel like a beached whale. I have been doing alot of ups and downs lately due to letting myself get stressed out. I know this is not an excuse and I need to evaluate myself and do better. I know I can. When I read your blogs you inspire me to succeed. THANK YOU AND SORRY ABOUT THE VENTING. emoticon emoticon

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SUSIEMT 12/17/2012 10:35AM

    Yea You!!!

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SHOAPIE 12/17/2012 10:14AM

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FARIS71 12/17/2012 9:55AM

    YOU are awesome! Get right back up! I admire that so much and will keep that in mind the next time I stumble.

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NILLAPEPSI 12/17/2012 9:52AM

    I'm glad you got the featured blog. That means you're human & we're human & we can all go off track with a binge from time to time -- especially when we're stressed.

Sorry you got off track, but it's a lesson to us all. Turn that frown upside down. It's a new day!!

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WORKNPROGRESS49 12/17/2012 9:44AM

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 12/17/2012 9:12AM

    Brand new day! Brand new streak! Onward!
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NEWMOM20121 12/17/2012 9:08AM

    New day. You can do it.

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DJSHIP46 12/17/2012 9:08AM

    Best wishes on your continued journey emoticon

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SHANTODD420 12/17/2012 9:05AM

    Way to go pixie on getting right back on track. Hugs you can do this.

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CICELY360 12/17/2012 8:51AM

  good blog

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GMFAY33 12/17/2012 8:48AM

    Outside, dreary weather.
But what you have shared, a bright and sunny lifestyle.
Thank you for your inspiration

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MIMIDOT 12/17/2012 8:47AM

    Congratulations! You're right back on track. Good for you! Thanks for sharing.

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KITT52 12/17/2012 8:32AM

    make everyday count....

we are here for you dear friend

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DIANNEMT 12/17/2012 7:27AM

    I admit that sometimes I WANT the whole piece of pie (or two) or the bag of potato chips. But I want my new body more. So I continue on this new lifestyle and it is okay.

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JANEMARIE77 12/17/2012 7:05AM

    go girl go you so got it

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GARDENCHRIS 12/17/2012 7:00AM

    you can do it!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 12/17/2012 7:00AM

    so proud of you that you got straight back on the wagon again instead of waiting till the next day or longer.i will take a leaf out of your book next time i stray,lol.keep on keeping on,you are doing great emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ILOVEJIM851991 12/17/2012 5:45AM

    I wish I could say 290 days in a row. WOW what an inspiration. 1 is another start though. m emoticon emoticon emoticon

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