Snippet Wednesday 2013.39...

New goal...

Earlier today I saw a picture of myself that I hate. Absolutely loathe.

The shock of seeing it made me realize that I need to cut the crap from my diet. But it's never easy. Especially at this time of year.

I'm not going to make some BS goal like, "I need to lose such-and-such number of pounds." That never works and only depresses you into giving up on the whole thing when you miss that goal.

I'm going to take a phased approach.

Phase one: Adios candy. I love candy. It's easy to have around as a snack at home and work. And that needs to stop. NOW. And if I can get through Halloween without consuming any, I figure anything else is cake. Wait... you know what I mean. Not that I'm back on the candy wagon after Halloween. No sir. Just that Halloween will be the ultimate test.

More phases to be announced in short order.

Hold me to it!


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Godspeed buddy, sounds like it'll be rough. Two years ago I gave up pizza for lent. No exaggeration, it was the hardest 40 days of my life (I freaking love pizza) but I did it and so can you with saying adios to candy. Take it one day at a time and it'll get easier and easier.


Katie and I did processed sugar sweets for let some years ago. Cookies, candy, cake, soda. Rough 40 days but I lost 15 pounds. Hence why I'm doing this again. Also giving up soda for now. I'm not even Catholic. 

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks

I've always found that the longest lasting change takes time. If you clean up your diet one step at a time, maybe it will be easier to stick to your new lifestyle. Good luck!


That's exactly what I'm hoping. And it's clearly been working for you. Congrats!


You got this!


I hope so. 


This happens to me a lot. I feel you, brother! More power to you.


More power to us both!

Marty Mankins

Wow. Cutting out candy before Halloween. You sir, are going to win at resistance. I'm cheering you on with a banana and a granola bar (I rarely eat candy... my weakness... well, you know my weakness in the candy world... I won't mention it since I don't want to be the tempter)


I'm gonna try my best. 

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