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5/26/14 8:00 P

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Baby steps, one thing at a time..don't overload your willpower!!! I never thought you could overload your will power but for me i hit the wall when I tried to quit too many things at once, smoking, drinking dark soda...etc...take the worse one and tame that monster first then move on to the next one..remember we are here to support you!!!! emoticon


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emoticon took me years to quit, and realized I had to relearn how to live without the sickerettes from how to have a meal, chat on the phone, go anywhere, do anything. Some times I think it is like this with food for me.

emoticon I didn't know that about the chemicals. hmmm... I eased off the all day long drinking when I started drinking water intentionally, but have not intentionally stopped.

I think any of these things can be a problem if we try to stop something and can't. Which really means we can, it may be hard and it will take some practice and intentional effort to make it happen. Not only do we stop the old hurtful behavior, we also need to replace what we quit with something else. Make the new something else helpful, nourishing, happy making. Make it a good thing :)

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5/25/14 5:25 P

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Thanks for the kudos, Billie Jean! You're a cool chick and I really appreciate your enthusiasm and encouragement. I know I can kick the Diet Pepsi habit too any time I want to, I just have to want to first! I love the taste of it and it also keeps me from getting headaches because I am addicted to the caffeine now, plus I have migraines and it helps with the migraines (the caffeine does). I will kick it again this summer when I am ready. We have bottled water delivered and there is no reason I can't drink that. When I am ready to give the Diet Pepsi a boot, I will let you all know and count on you all for support!

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5/23/14 11:40 P

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emoticon Team 300lbs. Plus people...

emoticon it has taken so long to respond… I have been studying for my last state certification exam; once I pass it and finish the fall semester, I will be able to start teaching.

Randy – 10 cans a day was a lot… that is why I quit. I drink nothing but ice tea, hot green tea, & water.

ELECTRA7D – I didn’t know that about Dt. Soda emoticon … Another reason why I am glad I stopped drinking it.

Becky – That is what I am figuring out about breaking bad habits emoticon … You have to tackle those bad boys one at a time; it also makes me feel like I am accomplishing something.

Elizabeth – Putting myself down is on my list of bad habits to break. I am almost 40 so I am sure that this bad habit is going to be a hard one to break… I am not sure I even know how to break that habit emoticon .

Nora - I am so proud of you for breaking your smoking habit emoticon emoticon ; I know that smoking is one of the hardest things to stop. I am thankful that is something I never started doing.

Andrea – I am so excited for you that you have come to appreciate & love your body emoticon … How did you do it?

Lauri – I am so happy that you haven’t gotten re-addicted to the pain pills when you have needed to take them for pain/surgeries. I have known several people who have had an addiction to pain pills… Well I have faith in you that you can kick that Dt Pepsi habit again. Just remember… emoticon !!!


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5/23/14 2:29 P

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The best bad habit I broke was my addiction to Percoset and Morphine. I was addicted for 6 1/2 years. I admit I had to go through a methadone program to get off and I wasn't always perfect. I had my slip ups and there are times since I've been clean that I have had to take them for pain or for surgeries, but I don't get readdicted. I also quit drinking Diet Pepsi for a while that I am addicted to, but unfortunately I started drinking it again and I am hooked again. I have got to get back to drinking water. I know Diet Pepsi is bad for me.

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The bad habit I'm most proud of breaking is negative self thinking. Now don't get me wrong, I'm definitely not perfect but it is something that I've been actively working on and I am now at the point of it feeling uncomfortable when I'm in a room with women that are talking about what they hate about themselves...(my thighs, my butt, my belly, my hips etc...)

This happened last week and it still amazes me how uncomfortable it made me because I genuinely don't feel that way about my body anymore. I have come to appreciate it and love it...flaws and all. Of course there are things that I would like to change if I could, but I'm ok with what I've got. I finally feel like I've accepted myself.
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The best bad habit I broke was a 2 pack a day smoking habit. It took me two years of trying but I finally did it about 9 years ago.

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5/21/14 10:39 P

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Great question! I think the best bad habit I overcame was not drinking any water. I wouldn't touch a glass of water as a child until I was about 19 years old - got in the habit and have drank it ever since, even when Im off the wagon.

Also I got out of the habit of regularly putting myself down esp about my physical appearance.



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5/21/14 9:15 P

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Wow, I didn't know that about diet soda. Thanks for the info. I know from my experience the only way to break bad habits is to do it just one at a time. I congratulate you on your 50+ days free of diet soda. I wish you success.

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The worst thing in diet soda is phosphoric acid. It leeches calcium from your bones. I used to drink nothing but diet coke and I slipped in the mud and had a spiral fracture in my leg, something more common in motorcycle accidents than just a fall. The surgeons told me I had to quit drinking soda with phosphoric acid if I wanted the bone to ever heal.


I was good about it for years but lately I have slipped up and started drinking diet Big Red. It's really dumb because I'm allergic to red 40 so I have to take Allegra so I don't break out in rashes from the soda, but I just feel so much better when I'm drinking it, less achy all over, less hungry, less grouchy. I guess it's the caffeine and I should find a source of caffeine that doesn't also contain phosphoric acid.

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wow 10 cans a day.....get you a favorite glass and start drinking water and only water....yes it was hard to do but i feel a lot better for it...now if and i stress the word IF i drink a soda its a sprite or 7 up only. the Coloring in the dark sodas are as much to blame as the sugar is....that is where i would start if i was you....and remember Slow Motion is better than No Motion...Have a great evening emoticon


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One of the things I have learned about myself is that when I "decide to make a change" I end up failing because it seems like it is impossible to accomplish. There is so much that I need to change in order to succeed; I end up failing because I get so overwhelmed. Therefore, I have decided to take on all of my bad Habits, one at a time.

I started with my addiction to Dt. Coke... Let me tell you it was bad! It was getting to the point that I was drinking nothing but Dt. Coke... I am talking 8 to 10 cans a day; the more I drank it the more I wanted. But I am happy to say that I have kicked the Dt Coke habit!!! I have gone 56 days without drinking any form of pop/soda.

Now on to my next bad habit... Which one should I tackle next :)

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What about you guys? What bad habits have you tackled?

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