It takes 3 weeks to break a habit...
...and at the moment I am not faltering.
I'm really proud of myself for not being tempted and for keeping my on top of my exercise regime. However I'm worried, seriously worried. On the 16th I go back to uni - and I truly don't want to let things slip. The temptation of takeaways and chocolate and alcohol is unreal!
So to help myself I've devised a mantra that I'm trying to establish now in order to repeat to myself when I get back.
"IT TAKES THREE WEEKS TO BREAK A HABIT"
This mean that I will be almost at my three week barrier to a whole new way of thinking, I'm just going to have to keep telling myself - is that pint of cider worth sabotaging 100lbs weight loss? Is that bar of choccy worth staying a fatty forever?
It's going to take a lot of hard work and dedication but together, with mfp and friends, we can do it. We can smash through the 3 week habit barrier and put two fingers up to being fat.
TA DA FAT!!!
Napolean - "Victory belongs to the most perservering"
On another note I've also been on the hunt for things that can replace my bad habits but still satisfy my craving too..
Like tonic and slim line gin - 46 cals!
Or a cadbury light choc mousse trifle thing - only 130 cals - and satisfies and choc cravings!
And the answer to my prayers is eat lots and lots and lots of soup - it fills me right up and is delicious!