Seven days down in the Hot 100 Challenge; 93 yet to go. How did I do?
I knew going into the challenge that I would be traveling the first weekend and my intention was not even to try to meet my goals while away. I know that was not a good plan. I have no excuses. But that was my mindset. And as you can imagine, having that mindset of not meeting my goals allowed me to… not meet my goals. I won’t bore you with the gory details. Suffice to say that Saturday I attended a day-long event with appetizers and a long drawn out meal and I spread out my bad eating over several hours. And I didn’t do well the next day either, a long day of traveling to get home, and an evening of being overtired. I made very conscious bad choices. I think it was a bit of my pre-cheat thinking, just wanting to get through the weekend and start fresh on Monday.
The rest of the week I did better, but there was certainly a bit of over-snacking, which means I was not meeting my number one goal. Sigh. I thought about this and really think there is something that makes me rebel about the whole thing. I worried that I might struggle like this with the challenge. But I am not going to give up on the idea just yet. Instead, I am going to change my goals a bit to something I think I may find less restrictive, so that I won’t feel such a need to push back against my own darn goals! Does that make sense? And does anyone else get this little rebellion thing going on?
My revised goals are:
- No bread or white flour/grains.
- No junk food.
- A continued effort to to drink more water or water-equivalent beverages.
And as I said before, I am going to give myself a pass for the rare occasions that we go out to dinner with friends and for the big three holidays. And while I have not put it as one of my official goals, I am also trying to step up my exercise.
Moving forward… this week I intend to meet my goals every day. Seven out of seven. I foresee no obstacles, other than myself. That’s the plan and I’m sticking to it!
How was your week?