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Valentines day is this week. Chocolate everywhere, even at my favorite tea shop. I can substitute just about everything but it is hard being inundated with chocolate, everywhere I go.
I thought about not starting this challenge on Jan. 1, but waiting until mid-month because this weekend we have a family wedding to attend, which has turned into an all-weekend reunion. This evening is the wedding, followed by a dinner reception. Tomorrow is a family luncheon. Add to that eating out for the rest of the weekend's meals. I am hoping that being 2.5 weeks into this challenge will help me have the willpower to resist the many temptations of the weekend! So, yes, it is always bad timing!
Today i'm replacing my soda that I always get friday afternoons with some berries in my water. its not a big change but it will save me 150 calories. Small steps :)
We all fall off the wagon sometimes. Today I was totally stressed out by my mother, and I grabbed a brownie on the way home BUT I stopped myself from going off the deep end and binging away. Small steps.......
God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, or sun without rain, but ... He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the the tears, and light for the way. Debb - LI NY
You're doing it! Keep up the good work!
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
Shanna- You are doing great! This is all about small changes and learning. I found myself replacing sugar treats with pita chips....then cottage cheeses and pears...sometimes cherrios and walnuts...and sometimes drinking water or a soothing tea helps.
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I guess in a 4 week span one is always going to find something that is ill-timed. if you were to start this quest any time in the next couple weeks you are going to have to deal with the holidays. my bad timing has to do with tom. it's approaching and a few days before i always crave food. i never have any other symptom aside from cravings. they are always instense. sometimes they last a week, sometimes a day or two. sometimes i want salty, sometimes sweet, sometimes both. i was hoping this challenge would deter the cravings, but no. they are intense! i'm trying to curb them with low sugar options. i had hot chocolate instead of buying a candy bar. i allowed myself one cookie instead of grabbing two. i have found that if i allow myself a small portion i'm fine. the cravings go away for a few hours. that's a big change and i certainly give credit to this challenge.
i have found a good swap. we have hot chocolate at work. instead of drinking that in this cold weather i brought in some chai tea. it's worked so far. until today. haha. i'm slowly getting the sugary foods and processed foods out of my house. that's a good feeling!
"whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right" ~ Henry Ford
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