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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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DIXIECAP79 12/17/2012 5:43AM

    Thank you for sharing because I am right there with you. I have been doing so good since starting SparkPeople. However, yesterday, my aunt sent over her annual Christmas goodie basket that she always makes me, full of homemade cookies and candy. I could not resist indulging just a bit. In addition, I slept in and didn't workout yesterday either. Like you said, this is not a diet we're on, this is a lifestyle. So, one day off the wagon doesn't mean we forego the journey!
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GIGI1953 12/17/2012 5:32AM

  Not only is your streak impressive but your attitude is what really stands out.
You are committed to the life-style, not the short term weight loss idea. Some days are easier than others but it's how you deal and move past the less than stellar times.
Be proud the way you put the binge behind you! emoticon

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TRYINGHARD54 12/17/2012 5:30AM

    if we were perfect, we'd all have perfect bodies... darn ! why cant I be perfect ? lol

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SANDYCRANE 12/17/2012 5:03AM

    I liked the last quote about starting the week. This is great for Monday. Glad you have recovered, i knew you would. Have a great day.

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BRENDA_G50 12/17/2012 4:48AM

    Everyone has bad days sometimes. At least you got right back on track and are roaring to go!!! Seriously though, you have been such an inspiration to me and many others. I might not read your blog every day, but, that doesn't mean I don't think of you. Keep up doing what you're doing 'cause when I grow up (if ever...lol), I want to be JUST LIKE YOU!!!

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NCSUE0514 12/17/2012 4:42AM

    Great post

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TREYONE 12/17/2012 2:35AM

  Congratulations on day one of your new streak and for your continued positive attitude!!! You are an inspiration to others who might find themselves in similar situations!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WIFEALF 12/17/2012 1:38AM

    sorry about your bad moment...glad you are back on track i am proud of you.i know you will reach your big number in streak again...i have faith in you...you are awesome..dont let this make your week .....have awesome week...

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LETHANIA 12/16/2012 11:32PM

    Great job on day 1!!!!!

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LITTLE_QUEEN 12/16/2012 11:21PM

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ESCHLETZ 12/16/2012 11:03PM

    Wahoo!!! On to the next streak =)

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LOVEMYBODY2012 12/16/2012 11:01PM

    This is so inspiring! I always feel like a flop when I can't keep a streak going. Now I am never going to be afraid to start at 1 again!

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GLORYB2014 12/16/2012 10:36PM

    Way to go Pixie! It is the evening of your day 1, be proud dear friend, be very proud.
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QTEALADY20031 12/16/2012 10:30PM

    Pixie, congrats on your DAY 1. Your last streak was amazing. You are such an awesome example to us as you said" one bad moment does not have to be one bad day". Like you said, how many of us have one bad moment and it begins one bad week and one bad month or more..........Pixie you know what you need to do. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon June

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MICKEYH 12/16/2012 10:17PM

    Congrats on your brand spanking new day of streak day 1. I am so proud of you and you made me so proud of me being your spark friend to celebrate your brand new day with you.
How many days or how long does not matter, what matter is your determination to win your own game/goals at the end. It doesn't matter how long it takes. As long as you are healthy and happy who you are and what you doing to your body. You are so inspiring to many of us.
And we appreciate your earnestly and your support thru team and your blog.

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123ELAINE456 12/16/2012 10:15PM

  Awesome Blog!!! Great Inspiration. You Can Do It. You are My Hero Pixie!!! Keep Pushing Forward. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. Enjoy Today. Take Care.

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TAFODIL24 12/16/2012 10:10PM

    you are AMAZING emoticon

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THOMS1 12/16/2012 10:01PM

    emoticon emoticon Good luck on this streak! emoticon

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PINKNFITCARLA 12/16/2012 9:56PM

    Proud of you too! emoticon

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POINDEXTRA 12/16/2012 9:54PM

    That's definitely the attitude we all should have. Congratulations!

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FREETOWANDER 12/16/2012 9:54PM

    BE PROUD!! emoticon

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 12/16/2012 9:20PM

    I'm so proud of you for getting right back on track!!! You're doing awesome, Pixie!!!

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ANDREA0301 12/16/2012 8:59PM

    What an encouraging blog! Thank you, thank you, thank you, again, for your openness and honesty. I know I'm not the only one encouraged by your transparency.

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SEATTLE58 12/16/2012 8:47PM

    Good for you, for having the desire to keep being our hero of inspiration! We believe in you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GBSLIM 12/16/2012 8:31PM

    I'm VERY proud of you too. Often starting is the hardest part. You're an extraordinary pilot.
Have a SUPER week my friend.
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PATTIE441 12/16/2012 8:22PM

    Way to rock em and sock em girl! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Great job! and Great you! emoticon emoticon

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ZOIEBETH 12/16/2012 8:14PM

    So proud of you! You continue to be an inspiration to me! Keep it up! You ROCK!! Thanks! emoticon emoticon

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SHEREE73 12/16/2012 8:11PM

    Yeaaaa, Pixie-Licious! I love your attitude. It's the same one I'm adopting, too :)
Thank you for your encouraging blog entry! emoticon

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GRANNY2B2 12/16/2012 7:29PM

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HEALTHY4ME 12/16/2012 7:21PM

    Great going Pixie!!! If anyone can you can and heres to your day 1.......... day 2.......... and however far you get this time! HUGS

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MANDELOVICH 12/16/2012 7:16PM

    Way to go Pixie! That is right, this is your lifestyle now!!

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SASSYTHING52 12/16/2012 7:15PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon about starting over 290 is alot so thats over 9 months awesome well i got me somegoals together im going see how far i can go and how close i can stick to my goals im not waiting till jan 1st im starting tomorrow emoticon

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SOFEDUPP 12/16/2012 7:01PM

    You can do it!!! Thank you again for another inspirational blog!!!!!

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COCK-ROBIN 12/16/2012 7:00PM

    Great! You turned a minus into a plus, and stopped the binge where it started. Good show!

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KTISFOCUSED 12/16/2012 6:55PM

    Go Pixie!! One in a row!!! Will soon be two hundred and some again!

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KATHYJO56 12/16/2012 6:55PM

    One is such a good number. It means that you are on the beginning of a great journey. To be honest, you are not in the beginning, but I am so happy that you had almost forgotten about yeste emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon rday's binge. emoticon

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RAINBOWMF 12/16/2012 6:41PM

    Proud of your Pixie. 1 is the start of something new.
You go girl!

Hugs Mary

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4RASCALS 12/16/2012 6:30PM

    Pixie I think you have learned the secret of success.
Rather than continue on the path of destruction, forgive ourselves & continue forward.
You have learned to love life again, being healthy & staying that way is something that I think
you will always carry with you. Having gotten a taste of renewed energy, the habit of exercise every day. You see the difference in your clothes. I think your AWESOME, and most of all
you've learned to never give up on yourself. I hope to someday be as determined and strong as you. You inspire so many of us. Very proud of you

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MARYBETH4884 12/16/2012 6:29PM

    I know you would get back on track immediately! emoticon

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BEBOP4ME 12/16/2012 6:23PM

    Yep! I didnt have the best day earlier in the week and i did exactly what you did, just continued on sparking, because a bad day is no excuse to give up. emoticon

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SCRAPPINPOLLY 12/16/2012 6:20PM

    Love this post today!! Thanks!

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PATTOMMC3 12/16/2012 6:17PM

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DALID414 12/16/2012 6:16PM

    I love that you are strong enough to keep going and start over. emoticon

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SRBSRB26 12/16/2012 6:06PM

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POWER2XCEL 12/16/2012 5:56PM

  We may all fall at times. The important thing is that you realized what was happening, acknowledged it, and are moving forward. Good for you.

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LJOYCE55 12/16/2012 5:55PM

  THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS! I just did my own binge failure and was so bummed out that I had a streak for over 90 days when I fell off the wagon. I feel much better after reading that you are not going to beat yourself up over and over again. Now I feel I can dust myself off and get started again without falling into days of overeating. Thank you for the support.

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THEEXERCISER 12/16/2012 5:52PM

    I like these pics. very inspiring!

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