Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Seven Day Challenge

From Last Year's Garden
Recently my facebook ID was hacked by a weight loss company selling some kind of drops that are supposed to help you lose weight. It got me thinking about why people resort to products like that to lose weight. I think what happens is that many people want to lose weight but don't want to change their eating habits. I know I have struggled with that for a long time. I've always known that losing weight is pretty simple but I've not wanted to put forth the effort to modify my diet and physical activity. Certainly there are also psychological reasons that people eat and I know I've got those too! Over the next week I may ponder those issues.


For the last year my husband has changed his diet in a drastic fashion at first due to some health issues and now for more general health purposes. Thus, we've changed the kind of foods we have around the house and the way we eat our main meals. I've found that when I eliminate wheat and sugar from my diet I feel more energy. Wheat and sugar laden foods are triggers for me to overeat. I know this but they taste so good! I also really enjoy baking. Alas, my weight has gone up since I've stopped being vigilant. 


So here's the plan: The Seven Day Challenge. I'm challenging myself to stay off wheat and sugar for seven days. Ultimately I'd like to stay off longer but I know myself. I have to start small. Small goals are more attainable. Once I meet a small goal, I can add another and feel more prepared to achieve the goal. 


Is there something you'd like to stay away from or learn or do? Maybe there's a book you've been meaning to read, perhaps you want to stop drinking so much soda? Maybe you keep intending to start running. Whatever it is, make a commitment to refrain or to partake (depending on your goal) for seven days! Let me know if you're joining me. I'd love to have some company!

4 comments:

MicheleQ said...

I love the idea and I hope you don't mind but I am going to post it on my blog too (with credit and link to you of course!).

sarah said...

... and the link worked because I'm here from Michele's weblog! As I mentioned there, we just this evening decided to reduce the sugar in our diet. I wish you good luck with your seven day challenge!

Lena ~ JOYfilled family said...

I'm here via Michele. Thanks for the added encouragement. I will be accepting this challenge in hopes that it will help me with part of my Lenten program - http://healthandfitnessallfor.blogspot.com/2012/02/my-new-plan.html

Keep your eyes on Him!

Terri said...

I should give up wheat and sugar, but that's too much of a challenge for me. I will join you for seven days, although I am starting tomorrow. I plan to log all my food and exercise - I have done this before and it really makes me more conscious of my food choices. I use Lose It! (website/phone app) and I can see the balance between food and exercise(if I do any) throughout the day. Good luck with your challenge! Have you see the No Flour, No Sugar Diet by Dr Gott?
Thanks for the nudge to do this...

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