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11/21/13 6:58 P

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You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

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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.

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11/21/13 12:47 P

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I find that a late morning snack of some walnuts and raisins is helpful. The raisins have a little sweetness and the walnuts have a bit of staying power for hunger. I measure it out: 14 grams of walnuts and 10 grams of raisins, just a little handful, and throw it in my lunch bag. It's better than some of the granola bars, which have way too much sugar (or candy, cookies, etc.)


"The goal in life is living in agreement with nature."
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11/21/13 12:38 P

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Good for you gray!

I just gave up most things I love. Candy is my crutch so I have been avoiding it. My little one gave me 2 pieces of his candy. I took one and gave the other to the hubby.
Worse is seeing all the cookies in the house, I'm the only one trying to make this change.
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11/20/13 9:59 P

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Well, first, I'm glad I have this challenge because it's been a good anchor to my habit building. i've learned that I do not make good food decisions when I'm tired (duh!!) Heck, I can't even remember what my goals are when i'm tired. All I want is something to eat, and something full of sugar or carbs goes to the top of the list. I need to come up with a few 'safe' treats for those moments, but for now, i'm just saying 'no' - no wiggle room, no compromises, no excuses. Just 'no'. I brushed my teeth early one night, and that helped. Tea is good, too, though it takes time to make, and that time is spent in the kitchen, which is a hazard zone when I'm in a snack frenzy.

I did cave in and have a few handfuls of honey comb cereal today. I thought it was probably better than the graham crackers or ice cream, but still had the sweet crunch I was looking for. They have vitamins, too, since they're cereal...not great, but a lesser of the evils I was faced with. I really need a trip to the store so I have good snacks on hand...

That was my only cave for the week so far, so I'm happy.

Hanging in, and happy to be making some small changes...

“We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality” Ayn Rand

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