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Living the Good Life How will you do that?

Sunday, March 03, 2013

The hardest step in reducing my intake of snickers candy bars and bites is to not have access. That means paying at the pump for gas and not entering the store which while in town is easy, on the road it would require two stops. Maybe fast food outlets have cleaner facilities? But the grocery store is a test of will power. I can avoid the aisles that stock candy but I have to check out. Thus will power is the only answer. A mantra? Snickers are bad-snickers are bad-snickers are bad! Twix are alright ooops.
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DALLALAH 3/3/2013 11:21PM

    Oh yes, out of sight, out of mind.... emoticon

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WALKINGBYFAITH2 3/3/2013 9:50PM

    Sometimes stores have a non-candy checkout for moms with kids...Maybe you might be blessed with such a thing where you shop? I agree with you on access....it is a lot easier when I have filled my home with only healthy foods, and would have to make a special trip out for something unhealthy to snack on. emoticon

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1EMMA2011 3/3/2013 5:32PM

    I eat a lot of Dove small candies - 2 or 3 a day - the dark chocolates - this helps with the candy bar cravings - good idea about avoiding places that sell the snickers bar!!

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CLAIRESML 3/3/2013 2:52PM

    I must avoid the potato chip aisle....
I totally understand.
But, you do have a plan to avoid.
Good luck!!

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GREENGENES 3/3/2013 12:08PM

    Remember I think I can, I think I can eventually evolves into I knew I could, I knew I could.

Access is always a challenge. I have a major sweet tooth and DW loves to buy sweets. Fortunately for her she has incredible self control and can take a small bite and leave the rest. Unfortunately for me I am just the opposite. I've gotten better at portion control and learning to increase the half-life of my snacks but when there are half-a-dozen opened snacks laying around it is very tempting to just finish them off.

You can do it!

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RDGISME 3/3/2013 10:50AM

    A great mantra! Fast food places DO have cleaner facilities and it is much easier to grab a cup of tea, to be a customer, than to be faced with those sugary, processed and chemical filled snax in the other places! Will power I am telepathically sending you! GREAT PLAN! emoticon
~Becci

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MUSIC2HISEARS 3/3/2013 10:39AM

    You can do it! Yes you can! That is a great plan on how to avoid being tempted. And, yes...fast food places really do have nicer facilities.

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POLYANNA2 3/3/2013 10:33AM

    I know this problem well. When I'm grocery shopping it's normally easy to avoid the goodie aisle, but when they bring all the stuff out for special holidays into the main areas you wouldn't believe how my cart and I have to speed up before the eyeballs have a chance to zero in on something. Once my gaze locks on something it magically becomes a need. Maybe we need blinders?
Okay, will power it is!!!

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HELEN_BRU 3/3/2013 10:28AM

    Sounds like a real bad habit has to be broken here. It gets easier once all the sugar is out of your system, but. . .! It ain't easy!! emoticon emoticon

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DEBBY4576 3/3/2013 9:55AM

    Cute blog. It sounds so easy uh? I wonder if after 7 weeks of avoiding the favorite candy bar, it will become a habit. Wouldn't that be wonderful. All we can do is try to break the habit and see uh/

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