My name is Karen and I am a challenge derelict.
Sooooo… my intentions were good. But somehow, somewhere, somewhy, I seem to have forgotten that I even had goals.
Now, I do want to say in my own defense, that I while I have seemingly given up on the challenge I have NOT given up on the real goal: a healthy lifestyle. Full disclosure and true confessions and all that – last week was a complete and utter eating bust. Yep, it was bad. This week, not so bad. Not great, not perfect, but not bad. And right now, I am thinking that may be where I need to be for a little while. Because maybe if this black and white thinker could find a happy middle, gray, ground, I could find a normalcy with my eating. (And that is a whole long topic for another day.)
You may (or may not) remember that I was hesitant to try this latest group challenge, having failed so miserably in my last two. But I got caught up in the camaraderie and was in such great company that before I knew it I was off and running. Well, jogging. And even that didn’t last. I can hear my mother’s voice in the back of my head saying, “If your friends jumped off a cliff would you jump too?” Apparently, if I thought that my goal weight was at the bottom, I would jump head first.
So where does this leave me relative to the Hot 100 Challenge? I’m still here. I don’t intend to quit. I just need to rewrite the whole concept in my mind. And buckle down. Again. Yes… again.
For Steve, I am sticking with official goals. For me, I am changing them up again and giving myself some wiggle room in not making things too specific. I know some of you won’t like that – but the other approach wasn’t working for me so I am going with something new.
- Eat more vegetables. (Pumpkin bread does not count.)
- No junk food or sugary treats.
- Water, water, water.
- Curtail snacking.
Okay, that’s enough about me and my eating for one day.