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Nearly a year

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

It is almost one year since I made a goal of 30 minutes of exercise EVERY DAY. It is a modest goal, but I was going for consistency. Later this month will be my one year mark if I continue to be successful. I am so happy that I haven't missed a day in almost a year.
My next goal is to reduce my sweet habit. Again I want to make it a modest goal. I want to succeed, not set myself up to fail. Any ideas on how to form this goal would be appreciated. I don't think eliminating sugar is realistic for me. Maybe limit to one sweet a day? Believe me, this would be a huge improvement. I will continue to think on this.
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BILL60 1/2/2013 9:58AM

    Good plan. I like your idea of one a day. Best of luck.

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NANCY- 1/2/2013 7:48AM

    What works for me is to find a replacement. My sweets now consist of fruit. Seckel pears are a sweet treat, clementines peel and savor section by section. I'm sure that you have your favorites. I love berries too. I have used those prepackaged fruit in juice or applesauce in a pinch, love that they are portioned out already.

Also I have become a sweet snob... I am not going to waste my palate on run of the mill sweets, so by passing the checkout temptations are no longer tempting. I'd rather go to the shop where the sweets are crafted with fine ingredients and care. So it does become a fine rare treat. Besides we are worth the good stuff.

Our palate does change, and you will find what works for you.

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FITJANE 1/1/2013 11:00PM

    Thanks Lynette. That sounds like a plan that will get me past the cookies at work and so on. Great idea.

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LYNETTEMOM 1/1/2013 10:50PM

    Good job on the exercise! I hope to do as well. Day #1 is under my belt...
Regarding the sweet tooth, something that worked well for me was to say "Yes, you can have that sweet thing, at the end of the day". Have it as dessert for supper or better yet for me, as an evening snack, ENJOYING every bite, totally guilt-free. Then brush my teeth, done for the day!
One sweet treat instead of the multiples that I used to have.
You know they say the best way to learn something is to teach it to someone else, so telling you about this method, encourages me to do that again. I know that reducing sweets, not eliminating them, is the route for me.
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