I've thought long and hard about this. I've got several ideas, but they are just going to have to wait their turn.
Rule (should I change that to New Habit?) #2: Eat a piece of fruit in the a.m.
Like I said before, this is custom-made for me to fix my current dietary failings. I've noticed that the first thing I drop, when I fall off of a diet, is all those fruits and vegetables that are required on a diet. My ultimate goal is to eat healthy. So this fits perfectly in with my goal. The rule is simple. Notice I didn't say, get your 5 a day, baby steps folks! The rule is flexible. Eat fruit sometime between waking up and before lunch. The rule is positive. It's a Do, not a Don't. But, believe it or not, I think it will be hard for me. Usually, when I come home from my walk, I'm hungry and want to eat something that is easy and fulfilling. Along the lines of cheese and triscuits. Yes, fruit is theoretically easy, but not really. The sliced apple and handful of nuts just isn't satisfying. But I think that's more a matter of mind. I hope it becomes a natural normal part of my day.
Weighed myself this morning. I've lost 2 more pounds! Who knew?! Actually, I'm thinking I was hanging on to a whole lot of extra weight, it won't come off as easy anymore, but that positive little boost has given me the incentive to keep rule #1 a permanent part of my life!