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 Iíve allowed myself to have the occasional junk food, usually potato chips or a sweet. Iíve found that I really donít enjoy the chips anymore and have stopped eating them. I still enjoy the occasional sweet for the most part, but some not so much. Iím pleased about that because that means the no junk challenge accomplished what I wanted Ė to get my junk tooth in control.
I didnít do so well over the weekend, the first real slip since I started my challenge in July Ė PB filled pretzels, cookies, pumpkin cake Ė mostly yesterday. Iím not sure what got me started, and it really doesnít matter. The only thing that matters is that Iím 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. Iím 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 Iím 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)
Iíve lost 9 pounds since severely limiting the junk food, and not changing anything else. That tells me a lot. Iím not going back to regular junk food eating. I will allow myself the occasional junk, but no more days like yesterday.