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3/21/12 3:29 P

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I have not been doing my rationing solution very long, but it is working for me. Here's the scenario.

I go to the pantry on auto-pilot. Oops. I have to take off the auto-pilot and make a manual decision. Only 2 items left in the basket and I want the Crystal Lite lemonade with today's lunch. Two more days to go? I better save the 3 Sugar Free cookies for Saturday. No sweets to grab during this trip to the pantry.

I thought about doing an index card for each item. When I eat the sweet, remove the card from the stack. It is a lot more visual and reinforcing to see the actual items in a basket, bowl, or box. You see your actual supplies going down.

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3/21/12 12:11 A

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This does sound like a good idea! Whenever I eat sugar (candy, pop, etc) I eat it like it's the end of the world. Instead of just a piece here and there, it's a bag. I feel like I have to cut cold turkey, or it will never work. But maybe this rationing thing might work for me too!

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3/20/12 7:19 P

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This sounds interesting ... you'll have to update to let us know how it works for you :)
I wonder if it would work for me? Something to think about ...



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3/20/12 9:38 A

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this is a good idea!

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3/18/12 1:46 P

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Years ago I discovered that I had a physical reaction to sugar, yeast, and caffeine. The sugars include all fruits and some vegetables. I read every book, tried every diet and health regimen there is. The only thing that worked for me was to read labels and not eat anything in a single day with more than 2 grams of sugar.

Then, several years ago, Eureka! There was foods labeled Sugar Free and No Sugar Added and Stevia. I saw that as my ticket to indulge.

While reading labels, I noticed many of the items marked Lite actually had less sugar than the Sugar Free or No Sugar Added items. Was I making better choices? No. Because I still used it as a justification to indulge.

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This week I will change my key word from "indulge" to "moderation". Instead of a day with 1 diet soda, 3 sugar free cookies or candies, 2 glasses of Crystal Lite, and 1 tsp of Stevia on oatmeal, I will ration it out for the week.

I am going to round up my week of indulgences, put them in a basket, and know that they must last me for the week. And, put the basket on a high shelf, so I must make a conscious choice to dip into my rations.

(Best thing I read this week was the SP article on sugar alcohols. I never really understood what they were.)

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