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Wood Watches For Men

Beautiful and stunning… those are the words that popped into my head when I opened the box. Truly breathtaking, and honestly I usually don’t get this excited over something unless it’s some running or fitness gadget. But Jord took my breath away with their wooden watches. .

If you’ve never heard of Jord before, they are known for their 100% natural, hand-finished authentic wood watches. Jord watches come in various styles and colors. From battery to hand wound, there is truly something for everyone. And if you are looking for an awesome way to present and store your watch, Jord does that too. Can you imagine giving this to someone as a gift?

The presentation alone in my opinion is a gift. But the beautiful watch inside will definitely bring smiles.

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It Doesn't Have To Be A New Year For New Beginnings

Are you a resolutions kind of person? I used to be, but then realized I didn't keep most of them. Or I put too much pressure on myself to try to change too many things at once.

If you make resolutions - great - do whatever works for you. But I'd like to add that it doesn't have to be a new year, or a new month, a new week or even a new day to decide to to make a change.

For so many years I told myself "I'll start tomorrow... Monday... next week.. whatever excuse (because for me personally that's what it was) that I could try to validate. "I'm going to eat the rest of this bag of candy, and once it's gone I'm going to eat healthier." And that my friends is how I started binge eating.

Call it what you will. But yes it was a binge. Eating an enormous amount of something just because or because of some emotion is a binge. And I did it time and time again. I don't know how many bags and boxes of junk sweets that I have eaten to get rid of it so I can start tomorrow or to eat it just because.

And then one day, after a binge of too many candy bars to count and cookies on top of that, I looked down at my swollen hands that I could no longer bend. Sure I'd been having pain, and the pain this time was the worst, but it was the swelling that scared me. I could barely unbutton a button. I felt tears come to my eyes as I looked at what I was doing to my body. I heard myself mutter underneath my breath "You are killing yourself and all because of sugar." And it was in that moment that I decided to make a change. And How I Am Going To Overcome Sugar Addiction was written. I didn't finish off the cookies or the candy bars. I didn't wait until tomorrow or some other event passed. I decided in that moment it was time to make a change for me, for my health and for my family. And I asked you to join me, and I am so very thankful that I took that step. (What Happened After 14 Days Free of Sugar)

Overall, I'm mainly free of sugary junk treats. I am allowing them here and there in moderation. I'm still working on moderation, and I'm finding dark chocolate (80% or above) is fulfilling any sugar cravings that I'm having.

And I've also added other goals in my life.. and you can read those here (Making Goals A Priority).

But the point of this post is that you can decide at any moment of any day that you want to make a change. Whether you want to break a habit or create a habit or whatever it is in your life that you would like to see different, it all begins with making the decision.

Once the decision is made, put a plan in place, follow the plan and extend grace. Small changes can give big results.

Here's to New Beginnings....

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  1. I'm so glad you're doing well with the no-sugar diet. I've getting a lot of advice about RA and a lot of people have told me to adhere to an antiinflammatory diet. I already eat pretty healthy--I don't know if I'm willing to give up everything, tho! We'll see how it goes.

  2. No not really a resoulutions person either but I do like to make small goals throughout the year. Happy 2017


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