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Wendi's Word
Wendi’s Word A column by Wendi Reardon
The nose knows

July 11, 2012

You are more than welcome to laugh. Some already have because the truth is funny, but my nose is having a blast.

I am on a new plan with Nuview Nutrition. Alright, so I go plan to plan. I have tried different things. Some were great and some failed.

On this plan, there is no room for failure. You get an itch and scratch it with a piece of pizza or piece of chocolate - it's done.

I have found the key to get me through is right on my face - my nose.

It happened on the sixth day of the plan. My mom and I headed to Port Austin and on the way back she got McDonald's and french fries. It was easier to smell than to taste.

A piece of dark chocolate landed on my desk last week. I opened the wrapper, closed my eyes and breathed in deeply. Ah, chocolate flavored oxygen.

Plus, the trick to dark chocolate for me is it smells better than it tastes.

Even though Rudy's Market pizza is quite appetizing and hard to ignore with it being right next to our office - the nose has also picked up where the taste buds cannot.

It's not too bad. It's like starting fresh .

I mean, yes, I still get cravings. I had an irking for Cinnamon Toast Crunch on Saturday but I think it was more for the milk and the cinnamon sugar left behind when done with the cereal. But any craving I get doesn't last long where before it would linger. Especially if it was pop (I am from Michigan - I say pop), a Mocha Frappuccino, or brownies - just to name a few.

On those hot and humid days we had last week, I wanted ice cream or some nice, cold sorbet. But it was easier to grab cold water or green tea (see can still visit Starbucks.)

The key to the lasting effects of this plan will be maintaining. As long as the body doesn't mind the nose having all the fun it could work out.

It is also the mindset I have right now and have to keep. I have already put in the time and the effort. I have already come so far. If that doesn't work, the number dropping on the scale could give a good push, too.

In the next couple of weeks, the plan will step up a few more levels. I feel ready and hungry for success. Not for food.