Earlier this week I had an epiphany. Well not really an ephiphany since I have known this all along. But it wasn't until my dear sweet loving husband said it outloud that made me say "duh".
Sweets are my down fall. Desserts are my weakness. I have to have something sweet after every meal. Whether it be a cereal bar, a WW ice cream treat, a bowl of cereal even. That last one probably explains my weight problem. I mean really who eats a bowl of cereal after they have eaten their meal?
I decided I would give up desserts for 21 days! My friend introduced me to http://www.habitforge.com/. Its a really neat website designed to help you break habits. Word on the street is if you can do it for 21 days you can make it a habit. You put in what habit you want to break and you will get an email each day for 21 days asking if you were successful or not. You select yes or no. If you answer no, then it resets and the 21 days starts over.
My goal was no desserts for 21 days. I knew this wouldnt really become a 'habit' bc I just can't go the rest of my life with no desserts, but I figure this will help me in the next few months anyway. After one day, I decided this was not going to work, since I consider other normal foods a dessert (such as cereal bars), does this mean i couldnt eat them even for breakfast? So, I refined my earlier declaration and have decided no more chocolate for the next 21 days. No chocolate milk, no chocolate chip cookies, no miniture candy bars that my coworker keeps in a big tub in her office. (She keeps one tub for chocolate and one for non-chocolate)
I can do this!