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Practice makes near perfect at bedtime

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What do you do when you crave something sweet?
dig into stash of sugar-free chocolate
 
have a small portion of no-sugar-added ice cream
 
sugar free jello is my thing
 
stay away from the fake stuff and stick to fruit
 
allow myself real sweets in tiny amounts
 
indulge with abandon and feel guilty after
 
don't crave sweets, give me chips any day
 

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by Nicole Purcell
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