Day 28 comes to a close

Sunday, January 22, 2012

A big Hi to anyone reading this. Out of one eye I'm watching the Giants - 29ers game! Pulling for Eli because here in Hoosier Land we love our Colts & Peyton Manning....if Peyton can't be in the playoffs, then we hope Eli will make it. Indiana logic?? Probably!

Here's something GOOD I can talk about today - SUGAR. Oh did I ever have a sweet tooth before I became a SparkPerson. Somewhere along the way those awful cravings for the sweet stuff seem to be gone. Yes, there is candy in this house, and there are cookies and ice cream too. DH loves that stuff and of course, is skinny and can eat anything and never gains an ounce. Every day I notice more and more that I just don't want the stuff. When I open the freezer door on the top of the fridge to get ice cubes, there is the Edy's ice cream staring at me - but I honestly haven't been tempted by it one bit. In days past, I could never turn it down. So this is real progress.

And, each day I become more convinced that two aspects of the big success of SparkPeople is the consistency and the accountability factors which are such a large part of this plan. The member support & the teams are great too.

This was my day off from weights - so nothing to report there. I did get a real good walk in this afternoon and again, food was no problem. Actually, I wasn't hungry, but kind of made myself eat, so I wouldn't be too far under my calorie intake count for the day. Intentional eating? I think that's what it is. Better to eat healthy food intentionally than high calorie, empty foods mindlessly.

Tomorrow morning marks 4 solid weeks that I've been on SparkPeople. I'll do a weigh-in to check the numbers - but the difference is that now I don't dread it. In the past I had always read that it takes 21 days to develop a new GOOD habit. Did a little research on that time frame and now they're saying that it actually takes 66 days to form a new, positive habit. But I can say, from my experience that I can feel that in these 28 days something has happened to my attitude towards food, my body & my well being. My outlook is so much better, confidence is building and I'm feeling great about the whole process.

Another big thanks to SparkPeople simply for being here. You're great. Hope anyone reading this has had a super day - thanks for checking in!!
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  • MIMMA_
    I'm not a big sweets person, but once in a while, I'll crave sweets, and there's no stopping me. I'll have to figure out a way to overcome that.

    You're absolutely right about the consistency and accountability, as well as the support in the groups.

    Have a fantastic day!

    3197 days ago
    You are welcome! Your attitude is so positive that I
    can feel it from here! You are doing emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3197 days ago
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