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5% Winter Challenge Afterthoughts

Saturday, March 07, 2020

The 5% Winter Challenge was a bust for me. I have to figure it out. I have managed to stop destructive behavior in the past, I am smoke free for over 10 years, I quit eating potato chips about 5 or 6 years ago, and I am nearing 2 years without a soda. I CAN do difficult things, I have the WHY, but I am failing to execute.

Looking back at those successes, the only thing I can remember doing right was dealing with it one day at a time. Each day built onto the previous and before I knew it, time had past. I was not aiming for a result, I was just acting each day. None of these things really helped with my weight, hell I added 40-50 lbs since I quit smoking. Hopefully they added a few good years to my life.

I am on day 14 of a 66 day challenge of not eating after 7:30 pm. I have not noticed any improvement even though I know it is there. I have to believe that if I were eating extra food in the evening, I would be adding weight.

I know what to do, I know how to do it, I have the why to do it, I just need to execute and win each day.

Wish me luck

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  • JUNEAU2010
    For me, one meal at a time is how I have to spend some days on this journey. I hope you are doing better now!
    233 days ago
  • no profile photo CHAYOR73
    Hang in there................. results take time.............. one day at a time............... slowing, but, surely. emoticon emoticon
    322 days ago
  • 4CYNDI
    I'm in the same boat. Good luck figuring it out.
    323 days ago
    One day at a time as you said, make success your reward! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    324 days ago
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