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Friday, March 01, 2013

Last week I wrote: "Okay, been around a few months, doing okay, but...well...a nasty pattern keeps rearing its ugly head and gobbling up the joy." The pattern was evening eating, and I publicly committed to 28 days of changing that habit...and to checking in once a week with my progress.

Well, I've been treated to a MARVELOUS taste in these 7 days, one that's pretty unfamiliar to me in my food world. It's the sweetness of following through on something I said I'd do. Yup, so far so good - 7 days of NO unplanned evening eating - just one planned snack between work and dinner, and another between dinner and bed ! I've got my "spider sense" looking out for the "thing" that usually appears to convince me to derail, and good SP friends who are keeping me accountable.

The bottom line? I want more of this feeling! A good SP friend asked me about the kinds of things that called my name when I was in the habit of ruining good days with continuous evening snacking (for me, sweet in the afternoon and salty at night). He suggested putting a LITTLE of the craved things with my meals, so I've done that - total magic that REALLY works for me!

Thank you, everyone, for checking on me and encouraging me. I came here to lose weight, and what a surprise to be finding inside myself aspects of the person I've wanted to be. It's just one week, I know, but I'm so excited, and so very grateful. What a MARVELOUS taste...
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    emoticon emoticon Great blog... good for you on your new good habit
    1818 days ago
  • SISSIE21
    Keep it up! The feeling of empowerment when you keep a promise to yourself is as good as any weight loss. It gets easier each week, at least it has for me. Just take it a day at a time. So proud of you my spark friend!!! emoticon emoticon
    1820 days ago
    Awesome! Good for you, Gail!
    1820 days ago
    That's wonderful Gail! emoticon
    1821 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Another aspect of SP that I really enjoy and LOVE is the support and good information and ideas we can share with each other! The social part of it makes it fun to check in and celebrate each others success and even help out when we don't have good days! Because those bad days happen-like those foods that can tempt you at times! Some days I can't even allow myself to go down certain isles in the store or I will derail! It takes work and patience and sounds like you are doing great!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1821 days ago
    Glad you are figuring out what works for you with a little help from a friend!
    1821 days ago
    So proud of you, Gail! Celebrate each victory! I tend to derail at night sometimes as well. Strangely enough, my food of choice is goldfish! I keep them in the house for my daughter, but once I get started, it's hard to stop! You are doing great!!!
    1821 days ago
    Yea Gail....good for you.
    The Gails are off & running!!!
    Dont forget you can find really good snacks that won't derail you.
    Popcorn my fave!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!!!
    1821 days ago
    That is terrific! Good advice from your friend!
    1821 days ago
    What an awesome achievement ! I need to do the evenings are when I sabotage myself....I can do fabulous all day then I'll have a little cheat treat in the evening or at night....and I don't seem to be able to talk myself out of it. I'll have a fabulous workout then decide I can have more to eat! I do love your challenge to yourself....a grand idea!
    You've done a great job and thanks for sharing the tips. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1821 days ago
    emoticon I'm soooooo excited for you!!! Success is so wonderful ... rather it is yours or mine. We do like to celebrate victory! emoticon Keep up the great work! YOU are soooo worth the effort!!
    1821 days ago
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