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Celebrating The Small Things


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Friday, January 18, 2013

Usually I buy the melons and such that need to be cut up before eating and think I'll do it when I want it - never happens, they go bad cause later never come. Also when I go to the bulk store I tend to buy lots of good things, then toss the bags in the cupboard where they then get torn and leave the contents on the shelves = food tossed in the garbage again. Bottom line money and good food wasted.

So this week I made 2 of my weekly goals - 1. Eat 2 salads a day. I struggle with this as I'm not big on salad to begin with.
And 2. When I get home don't procrastinate - cut up/repackage the foods that need to be. Also part of this was stay away from the junk food isles.

To celebrate making these goals I decided to splurge on a new water bottle. I finally got one that's double insulated so I can keep my water ice ice cold longer which makes it easier for me to drink the whole 17 oz.

I've never celebrated the small accomplishments, they were always attached to the weight. This time I'm going to celebrate the small goals as well as bigger ones.

One of the other goals I made was not having/giving in to potato chips for two weeks. Week one is done and I'm not even craving them. When a snack attack hits I grab sunflower or pumpkin seeds, or I have mini/baby carrots in the fridge to grab. Having the go to snacks is so important when fighting off those hard to fight junk snacks.

This time, it truly feels like a different path I am on then all my other previous journeys.
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ELSCO55 1/25/2013 10:54PM

    Well done

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JEFEIST 1/23/2013 3:49PM

    It is important to celebrate the small victories. If that were not true...I would have to wait to long to celebrate.

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TWAYGOH 1/22/2013 7:28PM

    Celebrating the small stuff is great. And I totally get you on the food waste. Just went through and threw out the old stuff in the fridge, old condiments, dried up cereal, etc etc yesterday.

I'm big on potato chips too. So big that I can't even have them in the house, period. I don't know how you feel about celery, but I found out I love it and it's a great crunch. I also have a hard time differentiating between when I'm hungry and thirsty, so have been driven to snack when really I needed to hydrate. Celery does both for me, being very watery, and very crunchily snackish chopped up small, and does me no harm no matter how much I eat it.

Good luck on your journey.

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ASHPATCH11 1/22/2013 4:24PM

    our family does the same thing never cutting the fruit....u make me want to change thanks!

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FIRECOM 1/22/2013 12:10PM

    Shopping can be daunting. I change my approach to it every time I enter a store.

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SPRINGBABY80 1/21/2013 8:04PM

  great, remain focus, doing a great job, keep up the good work.

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KIN59VARA 1/21/2013 6:57PM

    Great habit! emoticon emoticon

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SOCIALWORKERBEE 1/21/2013 3:55PM

    Wow! That is exactly what would happen to me. I have wasted so much money on food that never actually got eaten. What a trip! I thought for a second i was the only one but then you dispelled the myth! So now I am looking at this differently and no more waste! if i know i won't eat it then i won't buy it! no better way to save on money and what a better way to show my kids that we cant always have what we want if we are going to abuse it! loved your blog! good job on keeping it simple!

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MANILUS 1/21/2013 10:45AM

    Congrats on making the changes and having a different experience!

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GERI-ACKER 1/19/2013 11:50PM

    This is so me :-) Good for you!

If you like potato chips, try kale chips (if you haven't already). Wash them, dry them, spray them with olive oil, lightly salt and pepper, and then bake at 375 until lightly brown (usually about 10 or so minutes). Delicious!

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AKATHLEEN54 1/19/2013 11:34PM

    I love people who can celebrate the small stuff!! Great job emoticon

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REENIE131 1/19/2013 10:29PM

    great job!

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 1/19/2013 10:16PM

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ANGIELEWIS023 1/19/2013 10:06PM

  The small changes do really make a difference. We all have to start somewhere and you can't do everything all at once.

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SEATTLE58 1/19/2013 9:50PM

    Wow, good ideas and I'm so proud of you! You Rock!! Thanks for the tips!!

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MOMTHENURSE 1/19/2013 9:18PM

    Like you, I feel like I'm on a different path this go around. You're doing great.

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DJSQUISHIE 1/19/2013 8:26PM

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A-DAY-AT-A-TIME 1/19/2013 7:43PM

  Good for you!

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AJB121299 1/19/2013 7:32PM

    Good luck

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FIRECOM 1/19/2013 7:31PM

    Proof that sometimes the most obvious needs are the last to be done. Your message is for all of us.

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NANNABLACK 1/19/2013 6:09PM

    Keep it up!!!


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KIMZEE71 1/19/2013 5:21PM

    Good job!!! I'm the same way. If I don't immediately break up stuff and repackage or cut up, I just won't do it later. I know it's more expensive, but sometimes I buy the precut fruit b/c it's easy and and not as expensive as buying the fruit and having to toss it! emoticon

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TOPCAT93 1/19/2013 4:25PM

    keep up good work and yes like the tshirt

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JANETTEB553 1/19/2013 4:14PM

    Great work, that is the way to go... also clear containers that stack are great as you can see the food through them.
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ALIWVU121 1/19/2013 4:13PM

    I do the same thing too! I'm trying to make it a priority to waste less food as well! I like the idea of rewarding yourself for the small things! Also, if you don't like salads, why eat them? Try some different veggies! You could always cut those up or buy the pre-cut ones! I've recently discovered that I love the fresh veggies that you can steam in the microwave. They are in the produce section. Keep up the great work!!

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NEEDBU66 1/19/2013 2:32PM

    Congratulatons! Great thinking ahead!

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LRB444 1/19/2013 12:20PM

    Congrats on your accomplishments.

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BRASKIN 1/19/2013 11:50AM

  good idea!

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CM_GARDNER78 1/19/2013 11:28AM

    Yay! That sounds awesome - and it's TOTALLY do able for anyone!! :-) Great job - keep it up!!!

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MARY0825 1/19/2013 11:26AM

    I also find that I do so much better when I "shop and chop" on the same day. I have a hard time celebrating the small things as well. Thanks for sharing!

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2BEEFIT 1/19/2013 11:12AM

    ME TOO! I decided to start cutting up this stuff as part of putting away the groceries!

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JEETSA 1/19/2013 10:47AM

    Good for you! What a positive post! Always celebrate the small things, they are the steps that get us to the big things! :)

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YMWONG22 1/19/2013 10:22AM

  That is wonderful news. Small changes and successes can lead to huge impact to achieve your goals in the long run.
Well done!! Keep it up!!
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CURRENT41 1/19/2013 9:10AM

  Wow! This blog sounds like me! I buy healthy foods, chuck them in the cupboard and forget about them! Thanks for the chuckle ! Ok I got it! Igreat blog!,, have a great day!

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 1/19/2013 8:42AM

    Great post

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TRYINGHARD54 1/19/2013 8:33AM

    you gooooooooooooooo girl.

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TATTER3 1/19/2013 7:33AM

    Keep Sparkin'!!!

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SPSPSP1 1/19/2013 2:15AM

    Glad you're finding healthy ways to reward yourself!

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SPSPSP1 1/19/2013 2:10AM

    Glad you're finding healthy ways to reward yourself!

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GOPINTOS 1/18/2013 4:51PM

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SHARODJAY 1/18/2013 3:02PM

  Keep it up!

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