Saturday, March 10, 2007

~Smart Habits Saturday~

Lara over at The Lazy Organizer hosts Smart Habits Saturday each weekend. I decided to participate this week.

***First, I'm continuing to make my bed each morning. This has been a wonderful challenge to myself, and I believe I could safely say that it has become a habit. I started on January 20th, and from that date (not counting Saturdays when I wash my sheets), I have only left my bed unmade one morning. I love having my bed made each day.

***I started this challenge last Monday: no sugar. On my 101 List I have "no sugar for one month", but I'll probably just keep going with it. I feel so much better when I don't eat sugar. I did well this week, and I need to keep up with it this week! I've successfully avoided the Girl Scout cookies that a coworker keeps sticking on the counter!

***Also started on Monday (another 101 item): drink only water and herbal teas for three weeks. I did great with this until last night, when my husband took me to Starbucks. I had a decaf coffee. I'm not starting the challenge over unless I "goof" again. It was a date night and I didn't want to disappoint my hubby. =)

***Do the dishes and sweep the floors right after dinner. This is something I need to establish as a habit!

Thanks for reading! Do you have any good habits you need to work on? It seems like there is always something to work on! =)


Michelle said...

I agree, there is always something to work on! I'm always sweeping right after dinner to, my kids are young though and make messes at every meal. lol I should probably do dishes then too. Way to go on the no sugar challenge! I don't think I'm ready to do that one. ;) Keep up the good work Tammy.

An Ordinary Mom said...

I like your 101 List. What a great idea.

I am impressed with your No Sugar habit. I should adopt that one.

Good luck this week with sweeping the floor and doing the dishes right after dinner.

Anonymous said...

Hi Tammy,
I am what the blog world calls a "lurker." I don't have a blog, but I enjoy reading other's blogs. I wonder, though, if other bloggers do not welcome lurker's comments. Maybe you can answer that one for me. I really was writing to ask if your no sugar challenge was no sweets, or no sugar period? - as in nothing containing sugar: granola bars, cereals, breads...all the things that contain some sugar. I'm just curious. I know I need to cut out sweets for a bit. (I like a little very day!) Thanks. Jolene

Tammy said...

Thank you for the comments! =)

Jolene, nice to "meet" you. As for the "no sugar" I am applying it to foods that have quite a bit of sugar in them (cookies, donuts, etc.). I realize sugar is in most breads, cereals, etc. I don't eat much bread, and when I do, it is 100% whole wheat. The bread I buy probably does have a small amount of sugar in it. My cereal choices are from those very low in sugar (Cheerios or Grape Nuts, for example). So I'm not going for 100% no sugar at all, but I would say on any given day that I have not consumed much sugar at all, since most of the foods I eat are made from scratch.

Cherish the Home said...

Wow, no sugar, good for you Tammy!

And I agree with your reasoning on deciding to drink the decaf coffee for date night. As long as you started anew, I see no reason to count the occasional treat as a failure to reach your goal. (o:

This post was very inspiring, thank you.

Heather K said...

Hi Tammy--Just thought I'd pop in and see what you had to say. I like your saturday challenge thingy. I think Starbucks has herbal tea doesn't it..? That way you can go to Starbucks and not disappoint yourself or your hubby...I'm impressed with your no sugar challenge.. I don't eat much sugar, but what I do eat I really enjoy! I don't buy boxed food to speak of so yeah... it would mostly be the treats I'd lose... hmmm
Way to go!! good for you. Feel free to drop by my blog
I can relate to the bed making.. I'll have to give it a try