I am easily persuaded to stop at the convenience store to get a snack when I am out running errands. When I do this, I walk out the door having spent $5.00 on an unhealthy snack and soda. Therefore I have purchased some healthier snack choices along with some flavored bottled water, and I lock them in the tool box of my truck in a plastic container. If I feel tempted to stop at the store for a snack, I will pull over, get in my "goodie box" and have a snack that is healthier and cheaper.
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I won't keep sweet stuff around the house. If I am really craving chocolate, I'll make myself go to the gas station and buy two pieces of chocolate from the 25 cent bin. That's less than 100 calories and is enough to curb the cravings!
If I won't go all the way to the gas station for chocolate, it wasn't much of a craving anyway.
use thegift/ gas cards that are found at stores like Walmart and offer 3 cents off a gallon at their station when used to purchase gas. 45-75 cents may not seem much to save on 1 fill up, but if you fill 2 times monthly you save about 20.00 annually ....half a tank of gas.
Look for sales and special offers at other locations that give you a free tank with a wash or vice versa and put the savings into the bank. It all adds up.
Temptation.....every day I pray to God to NOT lead me into temptation today....when I consciously do this, I consciously make a decision to resist the temptation of all the "extra" calories that are brought into my place of work. I have no control over what is brought into the office to "share", however, I DO have control over what is placed into my mouth. God is good and takes care of those who ASK for His divine help! It works for me and it'll work for you!
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