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Starting A Bonus Streak

Monday, January 28, 2013

Just realized that I didnít get a chance to blog last week. Itís been All-Hands on Deck for Science Fair around here. But itís finally over--can you hear the angels singing?

Behold, Audrey, Queen of the Waterwheels.


Audrey and Emily both received Superior medals and Emilyís going on to Regionals!

We decided that Audreyís project deserved a fitting retirement, so we gave it a proper Viking funeral (minus the longboat) in the firepit in the backyard. It was fun. I wore a Viking beard and played ďTapsĒ on my wazoogle.

Fare the well, oh Science project

The Daily Creativity Journal project has also keeping me pretty busy. Making/doing something every day has been a fun challenge. Hereís the latest--todayís assignment was to use school supplies in different way. So, I made a little diorama, with an anarchist twist. Ha ha

"The Pencils decided once and for all--the scissors had to go." LOL

Speaking of challenges, Iíve decided to start a bonus streak. If youíve been Sparking along with me for a while, you know that tracking food is my Achilles heel. I stop tracking and get sloppy with portion sizes and staying in calorie range. This really slows my progress and I know it. I totally get the exercise part; itís become a daily habit. I credit a great deal of the energy I have, to getting that 10 or more minutes in each day. In fact, today was Day 666 of my workout streak. I did an hour on the elliptical and Week 4 Day 2 of my 100 Pushups challenge (another blog). So, yes, I get the fitness part. But Iím giving myself a little kick in the pants on the nutrition part. Iím challenging myself to track all my food for the next 15 weeks. That takes me right up to Motherís Day. My BFF is holding my feet to the fire. Sheís starting a workout streak, so weíre helping each other. 15 weeks. Thatís 105 days. Iím planning on making this Day 1 of the Bonus Streak. 104 to go. Iím excited to see what things will look like when I get there! You just canít do too much streaking, right? Iíll keep you posted.

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LORIVIOLA 4/7/2014 8:57AM

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DUTCHONEY 2/12/2013 8:44PM

  Well done!

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OPTIMIST1948 2/8/2013 1:06PM

    Go for it!

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BELLEFAITH42 2/4/2013 4:23PM

    I actually have a question about your Bonus Streak - I would like to do the same thing - maintain a streak of logging all my food in the Nutrition Tracker. I couldn't see an official Sparkpeople Streak for tracking food in the same way you can with exercise. Did you find a way to do this or are you just tracking your streak of tracking all by yourself ;-) ? emoticon

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BECCA315 1/31/2013 7:29AM

    Good luck on the streak. I'm doing a daily exercise streak, even if it's 10 minutes a day.(Thanks for the inspiration!) I'm on day 65!

Becca

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PEGGYO 1/30/2013 2:11PM

    way to go on your streak

Congratulations to Audrey and Emily

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KATHIC2 1/30/2013 8:17AM

  Great goals. Congrats to your scientist.

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CVRONEK 1/30/2013 7:49AM

    emoticon Audrey!

Love your bonus streak. You've got this.

The pencils are fantastic! You are such a cut up, who needs the scissors, anyway?

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CASEYTALK 1/30/2013 7:04AM

    For me, it's the make or break -- when I track and stay in range, I lose weight. When I don't track, I don't lose weight. I may not gain though sometimes I do, but I don't lose weight unless I track my food.

I LOVE the pencils and scissors picture. You are so incredibly creative. Thanks for being the wonderful, funny, creative, talented, warm person you are.

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ILUVCOWS2 1/29/2013 11:27PM

  I also find it hard to always track. I work out with a trainer 2 x's a week and followed by cardio (treadmill or elliptical). Then usually 3 days a week I go to an hour Spin class, yet I seem to be stuck where I'm at. So I too will make the effort to track what I eat. Thanks for the motivation!!
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NANHBH 1/29/2013 11:14PM

    Shelli,

I've been watching your antics - I mean creativity projects - on Facebook. You just keep getting more and more amazing! How did you come up with the portable sunshine idea?
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You ROCK!

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HZGLORY 1/29/2013 11:02PM

    Loved the blog, love the artistic work you are doing. Been there done that science thing with both the boys, good memories. I have yet to try a streak yet cause if I am not ready I feel that will just set me up for failure, but I admire you're ability to do them, and so whole heatedly to. Someday I will do the same. Interesting end to the science project lol. Tell Audrey I said congratulations!

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KARENLEIGH32 1/29/2013 9:48PM

    You go girl! You can do it!

P.S. Love the pencils carrying the scissors away!

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WINNIE1978 1/29/2013 8:26PM

    Congrats on day 666 of your exercise streak!!! I have no doubt that you will rock the bonus streak too! emoticon

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon watch out shelli is streaking again,lol. emoticon to audrey and emily emoticon - emoticon love emoticon

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BEESPARKLE 1/29/2013 3:26PM

    emoticon Audry and your friend! emoticon

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DJSHIP46 1/29/2013 12:13PM

    Each morning I use my tracker to make a plan for the day and keep it on the low end of my calorie range... then my challenge is to update it as the day progresses and things change. I need to do a lot better but I'm managing a lot more thought that when I just guessed at it... Extreme Good Luck on your new streak!!!

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GINGERHAWK 1/29/2013 9:23AM

    Nice job to Audrey on the science project! Thanks for the laugh with your diorama - it brought a smile to my face at work, that's hard to do! As for the streak, I hear you, tracking can be a pain in the neck. You can do it! Here's to 104 more days of streaking!

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RUNNER4LIFE08 1/29/2013 8:35AM

    Nutrition is my downfall as well. I do great with exercise even going above and beyond but nutrition... is a different story. So I got an accountability partner, my sister, and we have been texting each other pictures of what we eat. It has helped so far. Now I have to get it tracking on sparks too.

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P.S. Congrats to Audrey and her friend on their projects!

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ALLIGATORKATE 1/29/2013 7:03AM

    you are so clever- the queen of clever!

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ANNEMAC5 1/29/2013 3:33AM

    Congratulations to you all on the science project I know it was a family affair. Great that Audrey got a medal woo hoo.
You do enjoy a good streak ! I know you can do this I Gain if I do not watch my portion size and start having treats. When I go back to a few days of tracking it helps to see the numbers and gets me to to back again.
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GOANNA2 1/29/2013 2:30AM

    Congratulations to the girls for a great science project.
Good luck on your streak. You can do this! emoticon

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MISSY455 1/29/2013 2:29AM

    Great goal! emoticon One day at a time ... emoticon

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READYBETTY 1/29/2013 12:12AM

    Keep on streaking! I love the pencils and the scissors. Too funny! Congratulations to the girls for a job well done on the Science Fair, Great job!

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MLBFAN82 1/28/2013 11:42PM

    Congratulations to the girls on a job well done. Loved the pencils! Keep us laughing. emoticon

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CM_GARDNER78 1/28/2013 11:12PM

    HAHA love the pencils! Scissors...who needs 'em?? HAHA! GREAT streak idea!! I'm still working on mine too!!! :-) You are right - can't have enough!!

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KARIDIAN1 1/28/2013 10:16PM

    I'm the opposite- tracking food is no problem. The exercise and time is the problem for us. Will be checking to keep you going on your Bonus Streak.

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SUSUSUZZZIE 1/28/2013 10:00PM

    You've totally got this!
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LINDAK25 1/28/2013 9:54PM

    Yeah to both Audrey and Emily for their Superior Science Projects! Love the pencil diorama. Very creative.

Streak on! (Boy that had an entirely different meaning when I was growing up!) I applaud your steaking. Here's to nutrition tracking!
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_MOBII_ 1/28/2013 9:48PM

    I lost your blog somehow for a bit :(

Congratulations to both girls on the medals! And good luck with your bonus streak, I know you can do it!!!!

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_JODI404 1/28/2013 9:32PM

    I know you will do great with your bonus streak! Once you start one, you don't want to have to start over, and it helps a lot when you work with a buddy.

Once you get consistency, so many things will already be saved in your favorites, it won't take much effort at all. 21 days to make a habit they say... and so with 105, you will be far beyond and it will be automatic just like exercise for you.

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 1/28/2013 9:22PM

    Loved your daily project LOL "The Pencils decided once and for all--the scissors had to go." LOL
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MOONSTREAM 1/28/2013 9:20PM

    um...gulp...what happened to the scissors? guess they weren't cut out for creative work afterall.
woo hoo Audrey. Science Fair Girls rock!
tracking isn't so bad. If I can do you it - you can too. :-)

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123ELAINE456 1/28/2013 8:58PM

  Awesome Blog!!! Congratulations To Audrey and Emily. Starting a New Streak is the WAY TO GO!!! You Can Do It. Push Forward. God Blessings to Everyone. Have a Delightful Day. Take Care.

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CAMSEDGE 1/28/2013 8:34PM

    Thanks for all the smiles...you are so creative and fun.

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LIVINHEALTHY9 1/28/2013 8:32PM

    Congrats to Audrey and Emily.

I love the diorama. A little twisted, my kind of humor. I also love your creativity. Now, if I just had that, I would be unstoppable. emoticon



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WIO_ALISA 1/28/2013 8:30PM

    Congratulations Audrey and Emily. At our science fair everyone just gets a participant ribbon or so it seems.

Love your "little diorama, with an anarchist twist." Made me lol.

I just know you can keep your bonus streak going. You inspire me, so inspire yourself, too! (Day 37 of my exercise streak now - Thanks!)

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JOYINKY 1/28/2013 8:08PM

    Congratulations to ALL on the Science projects! I know how time consuming they are! Starting the nutrition streak is a great idea; anxious to here your report on Mother's day. Tracking is second nature for me; was doing it before I got to sparkpeople and I've stayed with my pencil and paper system. Works for me and I know Streaks work for you! WTG!

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TWEETYKC00 1/28/2013 8:01PM

    Way to go Audrey and Emily! You all deserve a big hand!

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KIPPER15 1/28/2013 7:52PM

    Woo Hoo to Audrey and Emily! Way to go with the new streak, you can do it!

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1CRAZYDOG 1/28/2013 7:51PM

    Congratulations to both Audrey and Emily! That's fantastic.

As for those pencils, that's cute!

HUGS!

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CARRIEANNE1027 1/28/2013 7:37PM

    Congratulations to Emily and Audrey and to you for surviving the Science Fair!
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BOGUSANNIE 1/28/2013 7:35PM

    Congrats Audrey!!!!

You're a regular exercise beast! (Re666) hehehe

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COCK-ROBIN 1/28/2013 7:14PM

    You're doing great, keep it up!

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COCK-ROBIN 1/28/2013 7:14PM

    You're doing great, keep it up!

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COCK-ROBIN 1/28/2013 7:14PM

    You're doing great, keep it up!

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