30-Day Food Challenge
Two days in and I already had to re-start my 30-day food challenge.
Mid October I connected with a local trainer here in Winnipeg, Valentine Payne. In addition to helping me with my fitness, he’s given me a plan for eating healthier and smarter.
To kick things off, for all of November I’m supposed to cut out:
- Ice cream
- Fast food
- Fried food
- White breads
- Soda and juice
- Cake and doughnuts
- Cookies and candy
I started the challenge on November 1 and on November 2…I had a piece of cake. My mom had ordered a cake for herself from one of my favourite bakeries, and offered to give me a slice. I told her about my challenge so she suggested I freeze it and eat it when I could. I agreed. But that day my family and I went to an East Indian buffet (we go to a lot of buffets) for lunch. I actually made pretty good choices. I stayed away from all the potato dishes, fried chicken, and I order whole-wheat roti instead of white naan bread. Plus I didn’t over eat which was awesome.
But then out of curiosity, I wandered over to the dessert section. And what did they have? My favourite coconut squares that I never seem to find when I’m looking for them. They’re fairly small, so I ate one. Then I ate two more.
I tried to convince myself that because these little squares were mostly coconut, they weren’t really dessert. Before we left the restaurant I admitted that I was lying to myself and figured since I already cheated and had dessert, might as well go home and have the piece of cake my mom gave me.
Day. Freaking. Two.
I knew out of everything on the list, desserts would be the hardest for me to give up. If you watch my Instagram stories, you already know I’m pretty quick to run out and grab a fancy doughnut, cupcake, or an assortment of macarons. I’m a sucker for them. I eat desserts as a reward for having a good day, and to put me in a better mood when I’m having a bad one.
It’s day seven and I’m confident I won’t cheat again for the rest of the challenge, but that doesn’t mean my eating habits are going to be perfect once the month is over. I still have a long way to go, and a lot of will power to muster up so I can turn the new habits into a lifestyle.
I got this!
***Weightloss Update - down 8lbs since August 1st, 2017***