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Friday, July 11, 2014

Long ago, when I read about this technique in a Psych class, I laughed and thought it was ridiculous. Now, decades later, I tried it and have eliminated two behaviors with it. One was sugar awhile ago. When I reached the point where I didn't want it anymore, I forced myself to have it. It was yucky and that thought remains. The other habit is one which is non-food and one that wasn't problematic, just annoying to me. I'd rather leave it at that.

I'm now working on coffee - again. I'm at the point where I don't want it, but forcing the one small mug a day. Again, it's absolutely yucky and I'm ready to stop. Hopefully, for good. Yes, I've been through this sooooo many times, but am ready to make it stick.

Today is my son's birthday. Had three, lost two, and this is my remaining wonderful son. Wishing all a wonderful day.

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KLMEIRING 7/13/2014 9:55AM

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your sons... Grateful to hear that you have one and that you are celebrating his life together! Hope that it was a wonderful day!

Also, thanks for sharing your experience with giving up sugar. Coffee is still a part of my routine at this point, but I look forward to the day without it once again.


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NANCY- 7/12/2014 10:17AM

    The human mind is a strange thing. Changing perspective sometimes takes a few attempts and differing methods for the change to take hold. Congrats on the sugar.
I haven't been able to give up my coffee as it is too comforting to me. But I have been able to cut way back and savor "mindfully" what I do have. So it is a treat, not mindless consumption.

Hope your son had a happy birthday.

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LIVINGFREE19 7/12/2014 2:04AM

    It is so hard to lose a child, I know because

Big emoticon I lost one! So sorry to hear that you have lost 2!

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COLOR-BLUE 7/11/2014 11:11PM


Happy birthday to your son!!! I pray that he made the best of it, and enjoyed his day!

emoticon with getting rid of the things that have no value, in your lifestyle change, which is a change you'll be working on for the rest of your life. You have all that time in the world to get God's Temple in order, and I know that emoticon I'm so very proud of what you've accomplished!

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -

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DS9KIE 7/11/2014 8:12PM


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CATHYGETSFIT 7/11/2014 8:09PM

    I am sorry, I didn't know you had lost two sons. emoticon I hope this time of getting off of coffee will work for you.

Happy Birthday to your son!

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HOLLYM48 7/11/2014 7:21PM

    Happy Birthday to your son! Interesting how you went about cutting things out until you no longer liked them. I only have one cup of coffee a day and I really enjoy it so I won't cut that out. Do you not eat anything with sugar? Including chocolate? If so, wow, that is a very strong willpower. Way to go.

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SANDRALEET 7/11/2014 6:13PM


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WALLAHALLA 7/11/2014 3:57PM

    emoticon emoticon Enjoy this day of celebration of the wonderful memories your sons have given you!

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    I tried coffee after I quit and it was disgusting. I can't believe I ever thought I liked it.

Happy birthday to your son!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 7/11/2014 10:51AM

    I know coffee has always been an issue for you since you are so sensitive to it. I hope getting off of it goes a little easier for you this time.

Happy birthday to your son!


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MOM2ACAT 7/11/2014 9:36AM

    I didn't know you had lost two sons, I'm so sorry. emoticon
Wishing your son a Happy Birthday today!

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    Nothing wrong with doing what works. Do it as many times as it takes.

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NATPLUMMER 7/11/2014 9:08AM


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