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Moderation

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Today's goal is to write about things that I have trouble taking in moderation and some solutions.

OREOs - period - no moderation on those - they come in the house, I will eat the package until it's gone. Solution - I have to either not purchase them or buy the small pack that only has six cookies and try to space them out or eat two and give the rest to someone else.

Being online - I spend too much time online. I have to put more effort into crafting, getting the garage sorted, and general housework (ewwww).

I really don't have that many things that I can't do in moderation. I am certain I will come up with some in the future. How about you? What are things you can't do in moderation and need solutions for? Perhaps we can all work together and come up with great ideas.
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  • NOMI_822
    I used to have a real problem with the online thing. I scheduled my time so I have time off and on through the day. Now since May when I got my smartphone it makes it easier to log stuff in while sitting and waiting in Dr. appts etc. Welcome to the Small Goals Commitment Challenge team too. emoticon emoticon
    675 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/7/2018 7:08:39 PM
  • BARBIEE52
    Oreos has never been a problem for me, but chocolate was...so I started buying Hershey Kisses, and put the package in the freezer (or several small containers in different places in freezer)..I olnly take one or two out at a time..when they are frozen, they last a long time...
    For the computer, I time myself for 25-30 min...go off do something, then go back on..
    I didn't learn these things over night....and yes I love football, during halftime, I go back on computer for awhile...
    There's lots of support here! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    675 days ago
  • JUFOME
    So we don't buy junk food like Oreos or chips and stuff just for that reason. Anything in a box or a bag is just too easy to grab and consume.

    I struggle with the online thing and who doesn't want to avoid housework? I'm staring at a pile of clothes a mountain high I need to fold. I've found that combining the task I don't like with something I enjoy helps - so listening to an audio book while folding clothes helps me get the task done. Or sharing the task with hubby - doing it together helps us get it done.

    Accountability to others can help me keep goals. I never really believed this one but it does help. But only if I'm 100% behind the goal to begin with. So first I make sure the goal I'm setting is reasonable, realistic, measurable, attainable, and I'm mentally ready to work on it. So saying I'll walk 15000 steps M-F at 4 am is a bit of a stretch and I can't get behind it. But for me 10000 steps 5x during the week - I can do that. I get some skip days when needed. Saying my goals outloud to someone and then checking in with someone to let them know how I did - that helps me stay on track.

    676 days ago
  • ZRIE014
    you need to plan your daily objectives so that you can better control them as something you can accomplish.
    680 days ago
  • KWEST49
    I ha e the same issue with Oreos. I'm on day 4 of my weight loss journey and my grands came to visit. Of course twy wanted Oreos. I ha e them watch one and caught thw urge to have one myself. Lol. The struggle is REAL!!
    680 days ago
  • MERRILYLIFE
    I have never found a carb I didn't like. My husband keeps them hidden.
    680 days ago
  • no profile photo EVIE4NOW
    Oreos have never gotten my attention tho I do like the golden oreos. They just don't get home like the chocolate ones. Probably because they are DH preference and he buys the junk food. Fine by me.

    Computer time is a problem especially during the week as I watch the stock market and read everything I can find on our stocks and perhaps something new I might want to invest in.

    Last major indulgence is college football. DON'T EVER CALL DURING A GAME ... I AM UNAVAILABLE LOL.
    680 days ago
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