Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Changing a Habit

They say it takes 21 days to change a habit. After another disappointing visit to the scale last night, I have dedicated myself to making a change.

Clearly my grandiose – eat nothing but food that is good for you and work out every day – plans are not cutting it. So, instead I’m starting small. I’ve developed a poor habit of eating junk food. Especially at work I have a hard time with all of the potlucks, birthday celebrations, etc. Yesterday I got home and realized I had eaten:

1. Skittles – AKA my favorite candy in the universe

2. Chocolate Cake – thank you bridal shower

3. Cookies – not just one, but three

Stop the madness! I wasn’t bingeing or anything crazy, but I was being complacent.

For the next 22 days I am giving up treats. Candy and desserts are a no-no until I leave for San Diego. Today I packed my go-to healthy munchies – bell peppers in a light Italian dressing. Tonight I am packing up anything in my fridge/pantry and making J eat it for dinner. (only kidding!) I am going to pack up what I can and donate it or send it to work with him. I need it out of my house. We’re talking sugar detox people!

Are there any small habits you can change? Would you like to join me on my 22 day trek out of Charlie’s Chocolate Factory?


  1. Me too! Count me in - good luck to us!

  2. I've also decided to do the same after our second failed IVF. Perhaps time to make a change for the better...but...I just can't give up my skittles! The crazy core ones are my fav!

  3. You should check out this website, she has some AMAZING recipes for sweet treats that use agave nectar and other fantastic sugar free-ness. They keep you on track with your diet but let you enjoy some sweets every once in awhile!

  4. Thank you, Jesica!
    Janet - the crazy cores are exactly what I ate yesterday! My FAV!

  5. Just started reading the book, "Made to Crave" -- Check it out! So Good!

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