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Week 5 -- Saying "No" so I Can Say "Yes"

Friday, October 30, 2015

I have been kind of half-hearted the past few challenges... I've lost a little weight... And then gained it back (or more) during the time in between. I know what I need to do. I just haven't pushed myself to do it. For the next 56 days, I want to push!

So...I want to be mindful that time is passing. I plan to count down the days 'til November 21 and to record what I say "NO" to, so I can say "YES" to being healthier, happier, and -- yes! -- closer to onderland.

Day 56 -- "no" to sitting on the couch and eating tonight after supper

Day 55 -- "no" to treats at a church meeting this morning, to Oreos at the kids' Confirmation class this afternoon, to the left-over cookies in the parish kitchen late this afternoon, to sitting on the couch and eating tonight.

Day 54 -- "no" to a Coke at the Laundromat and to parking close to the door at the grocery store.

Day 53 -- "no" to butter and jam on the roll and "no" to dessert.

Day 52

Day 51 -- "no" to pasta and "no" butter on the bread at lunch.

Day 50 -- "no" to buying candy or chips at the store and "no" to sitting on the couch and eating after supper.

Day 49 -- "no" to cheesecake on a stick at the Renaissance Festival and "no" to Italian nachos and dessert at Johnny Carinos.

Day 48 -- "no" to treats after Mass and "no" to cheese and croutons on the salad and butter on the roll at lunch.

Day 47 -- "no" to doing laundry and cleaning my house, so I could get my training walk and stretching in AND get to bed at a decent hour!

Day 46
Day 45
Day 44

Day 43 -- "no" to overextending myself.

Day 42 -- "no" to a Minsky's lunch and all the left-over donuts at work.

Day 41

Day 40 -- "no" to driving to the store and buying cookies and ice cream (having a bad day!).

Day 39 -- "no" to an extra order of guacamole (I was tempted!!!).

Day 38 -- "no" to jam and butter on the English muffin.

Day 37

Day 36 -- "no" to working late.

Day 35 -- "no" to eating the leftover cold pizza.

Day 34

Day 33 -- "no" to a bedtime snack of a pbj sandwich

Day 32 -- "no" to the car (I walked back from lunch and to-and-from a meeting!)

Day 30

Day 29 -- "no" to overreacting when our flight was delayed

Day 28 -- "no" to staying in my comfort zone (I did a 20-second plank -- my first ever!)

Day 27 -- "no" to letting my feelings be hurt (big brothers tease a LOT)

Day 26 -- "no" to fried chicken, fried okra, and pie

Day 25 -- "no" to Lindt chocolates

Day 24 -- "no" to going super-negative in the face of some hard news and unfair criticism

Day 23 -- "no" to freaking out when I was four hours late (!!!) for an important meeting

Day 22 -- "no" to the chocolate frosted brownies someone brought in to work
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  • no profile photo BUTTERFLYGRACE
    No is such a powerful word!!! Way to go!!
    2105 days ago
  • KIWIANN
    Great list! Keep up the good work! And Keep saying YES to the right things! emoticon
    2105 days ago
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