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Moderation is harder than all-or-nothing

Monday, September 07, 2015

This bog is really for me with intentions that I’ll be able to look back in a few months and find this little thing didn’t slow me down one bit.

I accidentally ended my daily Spark streak of 1578 days yesterday. I forgot to log food, exercise, water, etc. for the first time in over 4 years. I’m sad and disappointed as silly as it sounds. Through thick and thin, the daily habit has kept me on the right track or steered me back to the right track when I’ve had difficulties.

While nothing really changes because now I have a 1 day streak, it forces me to face a new challenge. Every time I end a streak, I seem to easily accept slips and an opportunity to do better tomorrow. I need to continue on as if nothing changed, because it hasn’t.

Moderation is harder than all-or-nothing perfection and I can use practice.

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