Today I’ll let a little graphic speak for me. This is day 11 of my No Sugar January. Honestly I haven’t had any unmanageable cravings for cookies, candies, ice cream and the like. Yay! From experience I know this is temporary – I have no doubt I will be tempted in the future!
I spent a little time thinking about WHY I have been successful so far and I believe the keys, for me, are:
I’m not splurging or eating everything in sight, but I’m also not counting calories or restricting my food choices or amounts in any way, except for sugar.
I am not fighting my sweet tooth! That is a battle I will not win. Rather, when I have the urge for something sweet, I enjoy an apple, a handful of dates or a square of super dark chocolate. No deprivation here.
I choose to be positive during my personal No Sugar January challenge. I keep the benefits in the front of my mind and remind myself that this dietary change is one I choose for good health.
I really believe that one of the keys to losing weight and keeping it off is to fill my days with activities I enjoy. I fully realize that after work and family obligations and other commitments there may not be much time left. However, I do strive to make time for myself and to have a little fun in life too. Fill your free time with books, music, crafts, friends, learning new skills, WHATEVER it is that nurtures your spirit.
Next up, how to create a Vision Board using the awesome free PicMonkey software. A Vision Board will keep your goals in front of you and your motivation high!