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As of this morning, I’m down about 4 lbs. I’m going to be honest here and say I’ve only been able to manage 2 days in a row of no chocolate.  Because really, at the end of the day, that’s my Achilles heel.  Not licorice, or hard candy or cookies.  Nope. Good old dark chocolate, rich and creamy. However, if I wait, often the cravings dissipate like so much brain fog. I can satisfy my sweet tooth with a banana or piece of apple.  It brings to mind the scripture:  The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure. – I Corinthians 10:13. I am learning self-control with my emotions. Why not my eating habits, too?  Doesn’t the same logic apply?


This working out before the work day takes some getting used to.  I managed a 30-minute kettlebell circuit with 5 one-minute intervals of jumping rope thrown in. I took a lunchtime walk out in the blue deep freeze today. Invigorating and cheering, after all the gray days. I will get a run in tomorrow, God willing and the creek don’t rise.