Healthy Holidays Challenge – Week #6

The first holiday of our Healthy Holidays Challenge is over and…. I indulged in too much candy.  Maybe if some trick-or-treaters would’ve actually showed up (as I was told they would by my apartment manager) I wouldn’t have felt the need to eat any, but I doubt it. 
Overeating on some Reece PB Cups is why I thought I had an upset stomach on Wednesday.  Unfortunately, the upset stomach hasn’t really ended, so I think I caught a bug of some sort.  Geez.  Thankfully, it’s just enough to be uncomfortable and irritating, so I can get the basics done daily.  It’s so annoying though.  Boo on sicknesses.  😦
On to my challenge results for this week… This is the week wherein I am not a failure, but I’ve had a few failures: 
  1. I will exercise for a minimum of 30 minutes, 4-5 days a week.  Only 3 days done this week in part to not feeling well.  Yesterday and today I made it for very slow 30-minute walks and I’m proud I made the effort, but during my walks I wondered a little why I was even doing it.  I’m calling them place saver workouts — they held the place of exercise in my daily routine.    
  2. I will track my food at least 6 days a week.  Nope.  Once I started not feeling well I didn’t track anything.  I have started up tracking again, but I think I’ve skipped about 3 days this week.   
  3. I will drink at least 32 ounces of pure water a day.  Also a no.  I’ve had lots of Diet 7Up and some mint tea, but I haven’t felt like chugging water.  I did buy some Lime La Croix to replace the soda when it runs out.  
  4. I will enjoy the holidays, but not forget my new ending in life includes making the best choice for ME — whether that’s having something in moderation or saying no.  One last no.  I did not handle Halloween candy like I had hoped.  Part of me didn’t mind that I indulged on Monday, since it was “weigh-in” day and all that.  But when I kept dipping into it on Tuesday and had desserts at a Harvest Dinner Tuesday night knowing I needed to be careful because I’d already eaten some candy…well, that was not the best choice for me.  So, those choices are giving me something to think about how I can handle Thanksgiving;  at the same time I haven’t had any chocolate since I haven’t been feeling so hot, so that’s a good thing.  
Thanks for checking in.  Our weekly blog reading challenger has started an Instagram account and now checks in with the other 16 challengers over there.

The ladies are all doing great and I’m inspired by their updates every week.  I’m giving myself a pass for this week on success.  Rather than be upset, it’s like I told them earlier today… this journey is not about consistent wins, it’s about averages and one bad week won’t ruin everything. 

I’m off to make some tea and rest before my son’s football game tonight.  Moroccan Mint Tea by Stash…it’s very comforting.  
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2 Responses to Healthy Holidays Challenge – Week #6

  1. Karen says:

    Love that tea! So good. I had to stop eating Halloween candy. Sadly, sugar is a binge trigger, but 85% chocolate works for me. The high natural fat content keeps my hunger signals normal.

    I don't miss candy at ALL. Because I don't miss binging at ALL. Onward.

    Like

  2. Lori says:

    I love peanut butter cups and will eat a ton, so I hardly ever get those LOL!

    My husband enjoys that Moroccan mint tea as well. It's perfect in the evening.

    Like

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