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Streaking!


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Wednesday, May 29, 2013



One of the things that works for me is streaking. I just try to stay on track for as many days in a row as possible. For me, an "on track" day simply means that I put forth my best effort for that day. Its not about being perfect, because not only is perfection unattainable, its also frustrating and demotivating to even try for it. So I just try to do my best, and thats good enough for me.




Since I started streaking last year, I've had long streaks (the longest was 290 days) and short streaks (just one day). The length of my streaks isn't really important, though. The thing that REALLY matters is that when I break my streak, I don't give up. I get right back on the wagon and start my streak over again.




Today is day one of my newest streak. I have no idea how long this streak will last. Sure, I'd like to keep it going for as long as possible. I'm certainly going to give it my best effort! But I already know that when this streak ends (as it inevitably will at some point) I will just begin a new one. I will never, ever give up trying my best. And I will never beat myself up for "falling off the wagon." I will always be proud of myself for getting back to work, and continuing to work for my goals.



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CATNCAG 4/8/2014 4:27PM

    Pixie u r a wonderful inspiration to us all! emoticon

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SWAN47 10/27/2013 1:49PM

    Thanks once again for the inspiration and putting in perspective. I appreciate you and your words of wisdom. Thank you.

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TERRIJ7 8/27/2013 3:24PM

    I do better at streaking when I don't declare it, but just do it. Not doing so well lately~

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SUPERSYLPH 8/10/2013 3:44PM

    When I first started on SparkPeople, I would get frustrated and mad at myself for not keeping a streak. I don't use the streak part of this site for that reason. That's great that it works for you!

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JRRING 6/16/2013 1:33PM

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AVONWITHJENN 6/12/2013 5:08PM

    I think a Streaking Spark Team is in order Pixie!

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FRABBIT 6/6/2013 5:19PM

  What an inspiring post!

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STAREYES723 6/6/2013 11:27AM

    Thank you for your great attitude as I am working on not getting so down when i mess up on a streak and to just start another

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EFFRAYECHILDE 6/6/2013 9:03AM

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CORNERKICK 6/6/2013 1:33AM

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FUNLOVEN 6/4/2013 8:08AM

    I have heard you talk about your Streaks before and thought it was an idea to help me be more accountable, but I just can't seem to keep them going for more than a couple of days because I always seem to forget to check them off - LOL ! I guess this is a good example of "you win some and you lose some" emoticon

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TDEMAIO2 6/4/2013 7:31AM

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TEACHEROF4TH 6/3/2013 11:33PM

    Awesomely encouraging! Thank you! You are inspiring!

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ELINTY 6/3/2013 11:40AM

  great outlook

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KEIANN1 6/3/2013 1:28AM

    emoticon I needed this.

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SLIMLEAF 6/1/2013 2:00PM

    I aspire to write a blog like yours.

Well done on the great, positive attitude. You will certainly succeed - you already are succeeding!

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HEALTHYHAPPYDEB 6/1/2013 1:42PM

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SOOKIE 6/1/2013 3:54AM

    awesome attitude

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DRB13_1 5/31/2013 11:54PM

    I need to start a June streak

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JERICHO1991 5/31/2013 6:03PM

    Great attitude. Looking forward to hearing more of your successes.

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SPARKFRAN514 5/31/2013 5:11PM

    emoticon picking your self up and dust off a restart from where you are you and keep emoticon emoticon emoticon since team work has no I in it we will get to the goal and cheer each other and head into maintenance emoticon

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JANET552 5/31/2013 4:55PM

    Love your attitude!!

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JRRING 5/31/2013 4:40PM

  love the inspirational pics

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GRATEFUL_BEING 5/31/2013 4:27PM

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AJB121299 5/31/2013 4:15PM

    keep it up

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MARYGOLD5 5/31/2013 3:42PM

    Streaks help keep me motivated. I am like you, some streaks may be very short and have to be started over, but that does not mean I have failed. Sometimes other unpreventable circumstances keep me from doing everything I want to but, at least I've tried. emoticon

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PACKERMANN 5/31/2013 3:08PM

    every streak i start is one day long. :)
but i've learned from you to start again the next day.
thanks!!
Pat

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LUVSBULLDOGS 5/31/2013 2:29PM

    That's fantastic!!! A great nsv for you. You're always moving forward.

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JANEMARIE77 5/31/2013 1:16PM

    forward

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CAROLLEE57 5/31/2013 11:45AM

    I love your blogs and inspire me to do some streaking emoticon

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BABYSTEPS123 5/31/2013 11:34AM

    Day 1 for me too, Pixie! But overall, way more "on-track" days than "start-overs"! Hooray for you! Thanks for the inspiration!

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JUSGETTENBY42 5/31/2013 11:17AM

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CLAUDEM1 5/31/2013 10:49AM

    Hi Pixie,

Your streaks are winning streaks. They are obviously working; just look at how far you've come. The shear fact that you have so many spark friends following you with interest shows that your example is motivating. You inspire me.

Claude

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KHYJUANMAN 5/31/2013 10:33AM

  It's great to be on a WINNING STREAK! Once it ends... start another one. emoticon

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KATIEM929 5/31/2013 9:42AM

    What a great attitude and a great reminder! Streaking is great! :)
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LEANMEAN2 5/31/2013 7:00AM

    Thanks for sharing and keep on keeping on.

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WISHICOULDFLY 5/31/2013 6:42AM

    Oooh! I am felling it too! I'm starting day 3 of a streak. Great blog! Streak ON Sister! emoticon

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OWL_20 5/31/2013 4:22AM

    You inspire me to do a little streaking of my own! emoticon

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KMRJPR 5/31/2013 2:09AM

    Streak on my friend!!!

Loved this blog...you are so right. The length of the streak isn't as important as the challenge and commitment!

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BANNERMAN 5/31/2013 2:01AM

  Thanks for sharing.

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SAKS20111 5/31/2013 12:44AM

    amazing!

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WHITESEALMOM 5/30/2013 11:50PM

    What you said about perfection really resonated with me. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. emoticon

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SASSYTHING52 5/30/2013 11:37PM

    emoticon blog really like ur sign about losing 71 pounds and the part about loving urself emoticon

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MJ7DM33 5/30/2013 11:34PM

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JAMER123 5/30/2013 11:11PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon for another great blog. I do enjoy reading them!!

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MISSBOOBOOKITTY 5/30/2013 10:53PM

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JSEATTLE 5/30/2013 10:42PM

  Yes, each day a new challenge, each day a new challenge met.

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