Opsdiva Posted September 19, 2014 Share Posted September 19, 2014 I picked my start date based on the grand opening of (FINALLY!) a Whole Foods in my city. I realized this would be so much easier with a convenient location to get many W30 necessities. I've been leaning into the idea of W30 for the past couple of weeks, but nothing hard core. The struggles for me will come in the form of sugar and artificial sweeteners. Barely a single morning in 20 years has passed without me having coffee with a ridiculous amount of sweetener (currently in the form of liquid Sucralose) and plenty of French Vanilla Soy Creamer (also laden with AS). Also rarely a day passes that I don't have at least one Coke Zero. Most days = 2. The other challenges will likely revolve around condiments/dressings/sauces. I could just eat shrimp and veggies every day for lunch... but not without cocktail sauce! Stategies to Promote Success: Wide Variety of Herbal/Flavored Teas Water with Lemon to start the day instead of coffee (I did this for a week once with great results - just didn't keep it going) Homemade Sauces (I made Well Fed Mayo from scratch last night and it was awesome!) Remove all AS from the house. Yes, it was expensive, and yes I might start using it again... but I can't have it convenient to me during my W30. Maybe I'll let my husband hide it somewhere! I don't often stick with personal goals. It's so frustrating, because I'm such a high achiever in my professional life. I don't understand how I can constantly fail at personal goals. I know I can do this for 30 days. I keep reminding myself to stop the Perfection Cycle - where I start thinking I have to be perfect every day for the rest of my life (and thus just quit because that's impossible) and remember that I ONLY HAVE TO DO THIS FOR 30 DAYS! Thank you to everyone who shares in the forums. I have leaned heavily on your words as I prepare for this journey! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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