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Day Two: Starting a Streak

Thursday, October 11, 2012

It's day two back on Sparkpeople, but it's day four without candy. I'm going to see how many days I can go.

For the record, I'm not counting Fireballs. They are great for congestion when you have a cold; I use them in place of cough medicine. Sounds crazy, but it works.

I have a sugar issue. When I restarted my weight loss goals, I decided to go one month without candy. That started on Monday. Other than the Fireballs, I plan on going through November 8th, longer if I can.

My goal isn't to give candy up forever. I just need to enjoy it in much smaller quantities. Also, Christmas is coming. Christmas means chocolate covered cherries, and Walgreens has a few specialty flavors that I won't miss. I can give up nearly every other Christmas candy, but not that.

I'm hoping that this break from candy will allow me to see it in a new light. I want to stop eating the cheap stuff. If I'm going to have it, it's going to be a special treat, and Hershey's isn't that special. I don't want to buy a box of chocolate; I want a few of the fancy chocolates in the Gertrude Hawk case.

I'm cutting back on all of the other sweets, and I rarely drink soda, so cutting out the candy calories could make a huge difference. I eat mostly healthy outside of the sweets. If I could stay away from them, I'd have a much easier time of losing weight.

Yesterday's Stats:

9 cups of water, plus lots of tea and ginger ale. 15 minutes of Tracey Mallet: Get Your Body Back. Shoulders and back a bit sore today, but nothing too bad. Decent amount of sleep last night, but this cold is wearing me out.

Today's Goals:

9 cups of water. 15 minutes of Tracey Mallet plus a 40 minute walk this afternoon (picking my daughter up from school). Trying to get extra rest and get school work done. Also, I want to take a few "before" pics. I'm ignoring the scale, and focusing on a different way to measure my progress, but more on that tomorrow.
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