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Interesting Challenge--Update

Saturday, February 02, 2013

A few days ago, DETERMINEDBABE wrote:

"What if you committed to doing 15 minutes of exercise before you ate anything for seven days..... think about how that would change your lifestyle and thought process about eating."

I thought this sounded interesting (see my earlier blog post).

I abandoned my "all or nothing" attitude for this experiment, deciding to try to exercise before *snacking* for 7 days. Meal times are pretty hectic, so I thought I could still gain insight by doing this experiment just before snacking.

The good: I've noticed my night-time snacking particularly has improved. I usually try to leave myself extra calories for a snack in the evening. Too often, my calories end up going toward something sweet. Since starting this experiment, however, I've done exercise in the evening and then felt really satisfied with a healthier snack. Tonight with cereal, my orange juice tasted really refreshing!

The bad: It's pretty easy to forget that I'm doing the experiment. I think last night I may have had my evening snack without activity, but I can't remember. :)

The ugly: Actually, there is no ugly. I'm pretty happy and hope I can continue this experiment for the rest of the week.
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DETERMINEDBABE 2/3/2013 1:10PM

    Really awesome to see that you are coming up with the same realizations as myself. We have to modify ideas to make them fit our life so that we can have them become a permanent change in the long run....Also experiments help us to learn about ourselves which helps us on this journey to a healthier life. Keep going...you are doing great! Love your blogs! Hugs

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MICKEYH 2/2/2013 11:39PM

    Yay !! Way to go !! I am also like to eat my cereal before the bed..but thinking, maybe I need to stop doing that... My scale is currently moving very slow. :(

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