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I'm Pretty Proud of Myself If I Must Say So Myself

Friday, November 08, 2013

All right. Spark Guy gave the challenge today to give ourselves a pep talk. I actually have something to crow about. I went to an annual event last evening. I knew that the tradition was to have the table covered with all kinds of candy. This event used to be a sugar disaster for me of Lord only knows how many calories mindlessly consumed. So I planned ahead. I bought myself some sugar free gum to chew on. I almost never chew gum. But I thought, well if I'm tempted to eat candy I'll put some gum in my mouth. I did not want to eat any of the sugar. I eat dark chocolate only when I have time to savor it for all its worth and let it melt in my mouth. This was not one of those sacred moments. The table was laden with tens of thousands of cheap, empty calories as anticipated. I didn't want any of it. Even though people at the table pushed candy my way and encouraged me to eat - I followed my plan and chewed gum instead. I didn't eat a single piece of candy. All I partook of was a mighty fine cup of coffee. I actually came home hungry and enjoyed a healthy evening snack. If I must say so myself - I rock!!! I'm getting good at this!!!

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MOONSTREAM 11/29/2013 9:47AM

    emoticon way to plan ahead!

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PDQ1203 11/9/2013 8:40AM


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GODS_TEMPLE 11/8/2013 10:26PM

    I have a feeling your Solid Rock was helping you rock.

emoticon on standing strong!

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MSANITAL 11/8/2013 5:26PM

    You sure do rock.. way to go. love hearing how making little steps like this is a huge impact on your goals.. and you are willing.. keep up the good work

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    You had an awesome night because it carried over (the good feeling of accomplishment) into the next day. Great Job!

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KING_SLAYER 11/8/2013 2:43PM

    Way to go! That's a pretty awesome accomplishment you got there!

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HEALTHIERKEN 11/8/2013 1:47PM

    Russell, you do rock! That was a major accomplishment, for sure.

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FOR_THE_DUDES 11/8/2013 11:08AM

    You do rock! I'm going to think about this tomorrow when I'm a family party with lots of temptations that I'd rather avoid.

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KARENE10 11/8/2013 9:25AM


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TORTISE110 11/8/2013 9:23AM

    I agree, you rock!! What a great feeling to be in charge of what you eat.

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