Today is Halloween, every sugar addict's dream - or worst nightmare. I love sweet things. I'm having no candy this year, of course, but I sure look (and inhale, as I pass the bins of candy at the grocery store). Is it my imagination, or is candy getting CHEAPER this year? I see a lot of 2-for sales. It figures, the year I decide to get healthier ...
I suppose, whether the test is big or small, we have to persevere and just say NO. Dieting may be simple, but it sure isn't easy!
Well, this happens to be the halfway point in Allan's DDDY Challenge. How am I doing? Great! No matter what the scale will say, I've made water intake a habit (already). It wasn't as hard as I'd imagined, so I will walk away with that benefit, if no other. Another check in the dieting "pros" column! That side is growing, as I move along this journey. The "con" side seems pretty pathetic (now). I look over my pro/con list when I feel my motivation lagging (which isn't too often, thankfully).
It is important for dieters to find strength where they can, to keep old habits at bay. I use all types of tools to help keep my motivation going - my fellow dieters' blogs help a great deal and are part of that arsenal. I want to maintain my fortitude!
I managed to get a small tear in my left bicep muscle. I can use the arm, but not extend it without great discomfort/pain, so I'll have to pamper it this week. Another injury, another learning experience. I'm more limited by my out-of-shape condition than I realized, so I need to be more careful. Still, the injury doesn't stop my ability to walk - and that is my exercise today (later this afternoon).
A lot of DDDY challengers are weighing in today. I'll do my weigh-in tomorrow (Monday) morning. That gives me a full week of results, and an accurate halfway point measurement. It is just my personal preference.
DDDY 7 Update:
Calories, so far: 1,300
Water glasses, so far: 11
Day 103 and finding strength in lots of little ways ...