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The Power of Habit

Sunday, November 23, 2014

I have been reading the Power of Habit and have realized that in order to make a real. lasting life change, I am going to have to alter habits. I have several books on habits right now and I am just taking everything in. My first habit to alter was my spiritual life. My main cause of my weight gain 6 years ago was what was eating me, the struggles I was going through. I still have pieces of that challenge that are lingering. I am working to rectify and heal from them but I figured that was my first place to start. The only way I am going to have the willpower to change and do this is through God. I am going to need His guidance and strength to heal, move on and change. My first habit to change was my prayer and bible life. For the past 53 days, everyday I have read something from a bible reading plan, at least. I feel a difference and it has become a habit. I have 7 more days technically (I am working on each habit for 60 days) but I think the change could easily be permanent. I want to work on my prayer life and positive attitude, but also my eating habits. My next habit/goal, is going to be to keep a food journal. This will be helpful with breastfeeding when my new little one arrives in the next 3-4 weeks as well. It will help me identify my habits as well as any foods that may cause her issues. From there, I feel like I can transition into having two kids, with a realistic goal and figure out where exactly I need to move next. Of course, I also have other small goals but they are not my priority right now. I am trying to drink more water. I would like to eat less sugar but it is near impossible with my current lack of willpower this time of year. I am going to try and be on here more, updating more regularly to have a journal. I am also hoping to start my blog back up!
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  • COOP9002
    Excellent job on getting a strategy that will be helpful int he long run. Blessings to you on your journey.
    1637 days ago
  • CHICKY789
    That's great! I love using the nutrition tracker on the App, it has a nice feature where you can scan the barcode of whatever you're eating or making. Some things don't always come up but if you add it in, the next time you scan it everything will pop up. I hope this might help you, it's helped me a lot. I'm working on my spiritual side as well and feel better/more at ease as my relationship with God has gotten stronger. As for the willpower thing, just try to have a smaller portion instead of nothing at all and then you can be proud that you made progress toward changing. 😃 Good luck to you!
    1638 days ago
  • ZRIE014
    1638 days ago
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