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10 Week Junk Food Challenge Update

Monday, October 07, 2013

Ten weeks ago, 7/29, I challenged myself to get a handle on my junk food eating. What started as a one week streak resulted in my regaining control of my out of control junk food habit.
Over the past month I’ve allowed myself to have the occasional junk food, usually potato chips or a sweet. I’ve found that I really don’t enjoy the chips anymore and have stopped eating them. I still enjoy the occasional sweet for the most part, but some not so much. I’m pleased about that because that means the no junk challenge accomplished what I wanted – to get my junk tooth in control.
I didn’t do so well over the weekend, the first real slip since I started my challenge in July – PB filled pretzels, cookies, pumpkin cake – mostly yesterday. I’m not sure what got me started, and it really doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters is that I’m back on track now, that slip did not derail me. I have no desire to keep eating junk food.

I used to try to figure out what triggered off plan eating, but even when I could figure it out it always seemed like I was making excuses. I’m not doing that any more. It happened, get over it, move on. No point obsessing about it because that could create guilt and guilt eating. Not going to happen.

Today I’m beginning a 7 day No Junk Challenge, as a refresher, to remind me how good it feels NOT to eat junk food. Not that I need much of a reminder since I felt really unhealthy both days, after eating that junk. (even though I did enjoy what I was eating)

I’ve lost 9 pounds since severely limiting the junk food, and not changing anything else. That tells me a lot. I’m not going back to regular junk food eating. I will allow myself the occasional junk, but no more days like yesterday.

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    Oh no! Did I jinx you? Just kidding. You learned alot on your last challenge and that is what is important and will get you to complete awareness, success and towards a healthier you.

    Keep up the great work my friend!
    1597 days ago
    Snacks are my downfall. Good luck with the no junk challenge.
    1598 days ago
    You are doing an awesome job!!!!! Good for you for not letting a slip up derail you. THAT'S the ultimate lesson. And you've learned it!

    HUGS and good luck with the 7 day refresher no junk challenge. You can do it! emoticon
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  • NEPTUNE1939
    It's hard sometimes and an occasional slip up won't really do much damage to your weight - but it does have an effect on your psyche; if you allow it. Your doing fantastic - a pitcher who throws a wild pitch knows he has to shake off the bad throw & focus. Just pretend you experienced a wild pitch - shake it off & re focus on your health. Great job.
    1599 days ago
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