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April challenge

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

I put the Peppy Party's April challenge to the test last night. Remember we were going to ask ourselves "if" questions and respond with "then" plans. I used it spontaneously and it worked. I was serving a guest a cinnamon bun that smelt and looked irresistible to me. I walked away and sat down in another room and asked myself "if" I eat that cinnamon bun how will I feel afterwards. My "then" answer was regretful. I then made a healthy choice to eat alongside them. It works because I actually had to pause and think, instead of grab and eat impulsively. I felt much more in control.

On another interesting note I discovered dried mulberries in an Iranian store that specializes in selling nuts and dried fruits. I didn't know they were good for you until I googled them. See what Dr. Oz says about them www.doctoroz.com/videos/
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I bought them at a place called Ayoub's in Vancouver, B.C. but you can also order them online. The great thing about them is that they are very healthy yet intensely sweet so they satisfy my sweet cravings with just a small amount. I have been looking for something like that for a long time. Anyhow, they are pricey but worth it!
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  • LUVS2BIKE101
    I have never tried mulberries but I will look for them. I hope they help me decrease my evening sweet cravings.
    Good luck with the challenge. You've inspired me!
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    2414 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8522718
    Thanks for the information about mulberries, I want to try them so I will be checking them out now.
    2420 days ago
  • CINDYAST
    emoticon emoticon emoticon great job on the if and then plan! I've never had a mulberry, sounds very southern to me! Enjoy!
    2420 days ago
  • 75HEALTHYME
    So glad the If,,Then challenge worked for you...
    I know it works, but like most everything else, you must want it to work to help you keep your focus. Creating a new life-style that you can really live with is NOT an easy or quick job.
    Proud of you!!
    Hugs, Audra
    2420 days ago
  • TALVARADO6
    "if" and "then" - That is a great idea! Wish I had thought about it when I was baking cookies yesterday - "If I eat the cookie dough, then I will have a tummy ache, and less cookies to give to my husband when he gets home from work." Haha! But really, good for you, that is a great idea, I'm going to have to give that a try!

    My parents have a mulberry bush, it was there since I was a little kid, and you know, I never have eaten a mulberry! They wouldn't let me near it, because for some reason it was planted right by the road at the end of our driveway and since it's kind of a busy road they didn't want me going near it as a kid. I suppose next time I visit if there are any berries I will have to pick a few and try them.
    2420 days ago
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