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BDS Day 7 - Arrange your Environment

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Once I make changes at home and
at work to remove whatever temptations
I can, dieting will be easier.

Taking a good hard look at what is in my home, I am pleased with all the changes. My guys still like ice cream, so we get the kind they like and I don't. I get fresh fruit instead. :) Frozen grapes are wonderful.

Stemming the tide so it doesn't come into the home is where I needed to focus.
What helped me before was to commit to staying out of the junk food aisle. I use the SP status update to announce my intentions before going to the market. It was quite the challenge but after a few months the desire subsided and now I can walk down the aisle and not put anything in my cart. Sure there are fleeting temptations, but it is easy to dismiss them now.

Being mindful helped me realize that snacks do not really taste and satisfy as well as I thought, so that is an easy fix.

For me it is not about removing temptation so much as finding nourishing foods.
Soda has been replaced with herbal infusions.
White rice replaced with brown.

I still have many habits to change and having a supportive environment certainly helps.

~Today’s To-Do List~
I read my Advantages Response Card at least twice.
I read other Response Cards as needed.
I ate slowly, sitting down and noticing every bite.
Circle one: Every time (Most of the time) Some of the time
I gave myself credit when I engaged in helpful dieting behaviors.
Circle one: Every time (Most of the time) Some of the time
I made changes at home.

After one week of reviewing BDS I am pleased with the changes that have stayed in place. Sometimes it takes a bit of repetition for new ways to take hold. After seeing somethings that have taken hold I am pleased and eager to add to my healthy lifestyle.
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1CRAZYDOG 6/23/2013 6:22PM

    Good job! good luck. HUGS and smiles.

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TRAVELGRRL 6/23/2013 6:16PM

    I have had trouble commenting on/reading your blog since internet service is verrry slow where we are now.

I love that you have discovered that many of the "basics" have stuck with you. That's awesome. I'm really looking forward to getting home (a week from tomorrow) so I can crawl back on my own horse....


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ELRIDDICK 6/23/2013 11:19AM

  Thanks for sharing

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