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Success or sabotage....all about maintaining habits???

Friday, April 07, 2017

Why is it some habits are easier to develop and maintain than others? For example....I hit a record high streak of 600 log in days into SP emoticon It's so ingrained in me to log in daily, check in with teams, read articles of interest, track exercise, food intake......AND......I challenged myself to do one plank a day for one minute emoticon ....AND...I am virtually walking across America for nearly a year now (76% completed) emoticon ....AND..... now with the Spring 5% challenge about to begin I will be striving to achieve the max in exercise minutes (120).....AND.....I continue to eat healthy throughout the daytime hours.

BUT then, on the flip side......why is it I continue to struggle possibly sabotaging my success with midnight snacking of red light foods emoticon emoticon when I know I am not even hungry?!?! I KNOW the negative results this will bring if I continue to do this. Perhaps the answer lies within some self help book.... emoticon emoticon

This is a fight I will continue to battle until I conquer it! emoticon
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    I think we all have the issue of doing great in one area and sliding downhill in others. It's a delicate balance isn't it? Great blog! I hope to read more!
    1286 days ago
    hmmm do you think it's because we are mere mortals that perfection isn't attainable?!? Sounds like you really have it together so go ahead enjoy the midnight snack from time to time. Life is better that way
    1404 days ago
    I am the same some nights. Mostly because I got home late, ate late dinner and keep going with cup of tea and cookie. Like others recommended don't beat yourself up over it. Try something new like going to bed instead of eating. I found that going to bed was what I craved more than food. Food was a substitute to keep me awake when I really wanted to sleep.
    1440 days ago
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    You're doing fantastic, in fact! Everything you do during the day! The midnight snacking - yes, it would be interesting to home in on a cause and then an inspiring self help book to help you out. I smell caregiver midnight snacking here! Don't let it bother you so much that you don't give yourself a huge pat on the back for all your achievements!
    1466 days ago
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    I so agree! I'm on track in so many areas but then I have those weak moments when I give in to eating. For me it's more of an afternoon indulgence and I need to work on that but it's been tough!
    1472 days ago
    Yes, you know better. And yes, some things are easier than others. That's why they are called "challenge" and not problems, because challenge, you can overcome, problems, you need to fix. To overcome means that you take actions to resolve the issues, fixing sounds too temporary to me.
    So you go girl, you keep trying your best each day (and night). You'll get there.
    1472 days ago
    Just try to get back on track when you slip up. There is no use in beating yourself up for it, you just learn and do better next time.
    1472 days ago
    For me closing kitchen for my whole family at 9 pm I clean up kitchen get coffee pot ready for morning g and turn off light its closed get drink before then
    1472 days ago
    I'm right there with you, we will past this ...we fall but we must always get back up. don't let 1 meal meal(snack) turn into a bad day & them into a bad week. just track it & move on ....have a wonderful day 💕
    1472 days ago
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