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Week 6 -- Saying "NO" So I Can Say "YES"

Friday, November 06, 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
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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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Day 17

Day 16 -- "no" to taking the elevator

Day 14 -- "no" to eating after I got home from work
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    You have a lot of no's there which are negatives. I know that sometimes if you can turn those no's to something positive, it might not be as difficult to get through this tough time.

    I surely understand your motive and they are good goods to abide by. Try not to be so rigid though so you will be able to complete the goals you set out for yourself. Maybe even trying one day at a time to breeze through your goals a bit easier.
    Just suggestions to try and help out.
    Wishing you all the best at reaching your goals.

    Susan emoticon

    2098 days ago
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