Challenge Check-In

Written by abbynormally
February 19th, 2011

This morning I was struck with an awful thought: what if I ever sleep-tweeted?! Wouldn’t that be embarrassing? Wouldn’t it be ridiculous if your twitter feed held some gem like “Cary Grant and I are having dinner with some zombies tonight at the restaurant in the Indian Ocean.”

Hey, it could happen.

The sleep-tweeting part, not the Cary Grant bit.

Anyhow, instead of being greeted by ridiculous tweets this morning, I was greeted by freezing temps, 25 mph winds with gusts up to 40 mph.

Long run: delayed.

Good news is that now I have time to get ready for that dinner in the Indian Ocean.

But before my date, let’s talk about my challenge.

I failed at it. At least this week I did. Last week I did well until the weekend of Valentine’s day indulgences.

But compared to my Unstuff This Turkey Challenge, my heart was not in it.

There are a couple things that are different this time around:

  • I’m training for a marathon now. Hellooooo calorie burn…
  • I’m doing strength workouts now and increased muscle means increased appetite!
  • It’s that time of the month. :(

So, given those three things it’s no wonder my diet has regularly included Jessica’s cake truffles. And Valentine’s chocolate from Dave. And Thursday night we went out for fro-yo.

But fro-yo isn’t junk—the toppings I put in on it were, though. :D It was amazing.

One improvement I have noticed is that I am neither eating nor craving junk throughout the day at work. That’s huge! Usually I’m the first one hitting up the candy dish or the cookies, or whatever goodies a co-worker brought in. Not the past two weeks! I kind of impressed myself.

But then I would come home and eat 3 chocolate covered strawberry cake truffles and then stare blankly into the refrigerator wondering what’s for dinner.

I think I want to keep it up though. Keep up fending off mindlessly munching and work on eating sweets in moderation. That’s right: moderation. By declaring the “no junk" rule under the circumstances listed above, I think I was just setting myself up for failure.

So I’ll keep at it. Remembering that my body needs more calories than normal, but still try to find ways to make those calories count—and make another batch of cake truffles in the meantime.

How are you doing with your eating goals?

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6 Responses to “Challenge Check-In”

  1. Matt says:

    Not sure how my eating goals are going. I’ve gained 7 pounds since Christmas, so I must be doing something wrong. LOL.

  2. Bre says:

    moderation is much better than eliminating junk all together! I need to do the challenge with peanut butter- I keep trying to eliminate it and it just backfires.

  3. Brynna says:

    I think my biggest thing with craving sweets is when I haven’t eaten enough throughout the day. So part of my goals have been to make sure I increase the amount I’m eating throughout the day. Last week I walked into the break room at work, saw cookies in there, and didn’t even want them (when normally I would have caved and eaten some). This isn’t to say that I’m not enjoying chocolate, but i’m trying to make sure that i’m enjoying it because I want to, not because i’m just hungry and need real food.

  4. I have no eating goals but i must admit I indulged on sweets last Valentine’s Day. But then it was the sweetest day of the year so I justified it’s is OK to indulge on chocolates, velvet red cakes and even your cake truffles if I have one. Don’t feel too bad, you will get over these soon.:))

    Hmmm, I gotta google that C.S. Lewis quote so that I can read that book again.

  5. Olivia says:

    I absolutely adoreeee your blog!! :) I just found it and I’ve been scrambling to read all of your old posts and bookmarking ones I like! I’m so glad I found you and absolutely can’t wait to read more:) Oh and I’m totally up for eating copious amounts of chocolates and sweets (all 3 of your reasons are VERY acceptable!)

  6. Maren says:

    Your three differences this time around are the EXACT same ones with me…plus throw in a birthday in there! So, I have done good, not great. It’s a new week though, and after today (my bday) I’m going to kick it up!!! Have a great Sunday!!

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