A few weeks ago, I recommitted myself to the #Chewsday Challenge. As discussed, my original plan was perhaps a little too ambitious, so this time around I’ve decided to add in one challenge at a time, with the goal of slowly and realistically building toward overall healthier eating. The challenge for Week 1 was no booze on work nights. Last week, I added in fruits and/or veggies with every meal.
How’s it going?
Pretty dang well! Not having alcohol on week nights only gets easier as time goes on. I had one cheat this past week, when Ben and I went out for our date night. But I only had one margarita, and it was totally worth it. I definitely have been falling asleep better and staying asleep better on nights that I don’t drink, so I think this is a win, and something I will try to always keep up with going forward.
On the fruits and veggies front, there have really only been one or two meals that were misses–I’ve been having veggie omelettes for breakfast every day, and having a side salad at lunch, and then a serving of veggies with dinner. I also usually have apples or bananas as a snack during the day, so I’m doing very well. I plan to keep this up as much as possible, because I stay full noticeably longer, and am much more satisfied all around with my meals.
This week’s challenge: only one serving of “treat” per day. I’ve been feeling pretty smug about my success in the current challenges I’ve got going, which has led to a state of permissiveness as far as treats go. I’ve been having a lot of sweets lately, sometimes multiple times per day, and usually more than one serving at a time. I need to cut back on the sugary treats big time. This can be challenging, because we do Friday breakfasts at work, which often star muffins, cakes etc. We also have an office treat fairy who bakes several times a week and brings her extras in and leaves them in the kitchen–so tempting! I’d like to be more mindful about the treats I’m having, and try to really enjoy them, rather than mindlessly fulfilling a sugar craving.
As I’ve mentioned before, I have some fantastic accountabilibuddies, and we encourage each other to make better choices (when we’re not enabling each others’ sugar habits) with daily check-ins on Twitter using the #Chewsday hashtag. My accountabilibuddies are actually all attempting to go 100% no treats at all this week, which is totally crazy. I’m going more moderate with my “only one treat per day” goal. Can we keep it up? Follow along on Twitter to find out!
What’s your favorite way to satisfy a sugar craving?