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Saturday, August 18, 2012
I have learned something about myself, and that is that counting days in a row doing something seems to keep me straight. I guess that is how SP works and why I am addicted, but I really did not expect it to work so well for reducing my sugar intake!
Now I admit I am only on day 8 of no candy but it has been honestly YEARS since I have been able to do that! Oh yes, I have tried substituting fruit before, etc, but always still munched the hard candy after a dinner out, or during an afternoon weakness.
I am having some sweetener and artificial stuff, I haven't entirely kicked that (yet) but I have not increased it at all, and am not having huge amounts of it or anything. I have some sugar in recipes that I make, etc, but NO CANDY for a week was unthinkable for me before. Let's see how I do, but I tell you one thing, it certainly is easier when I realize that I don't want to start counting over at day number one.
I figure if I do waiver at some point I will have to start over, but for now I am revelling in my little success as it was an insurmountable goal before. Every journey really does begin with just one small step! Make this another great day - I am certainly going to!
Update October 7 - well I got to over a month and then crashed. However, I am on day 2 again now and my short term goal is to get to day 8. If I do that maybe I can get to a month again, and from there who knows. Harder this time around. I will keep pushing though.