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Well here it is one week into the new year and I can say confidently I have failed at some things but learned from them as well.
First I have failed at the 17 day diet gal’s winter challenge. Yep it’s only day 2 but I’m pretty sure I’m a drop out. I tried doing the transistional smoothie day and that bombed. You see it finally decided to cold here in my neck of the woods and as I run cold to begin with I just couldn’t bring myself to drink cold liquids all day. Still I tried to shake that off, reminding myself that it was optional and the first day of the challenge would be different. Umm yeah, that was a fail too. Lots went wrong and I learned from them but I just couldn’t get over them. I have decided I need to learn to deal with some of my triggers first before I go on such a restrictive diet. I don’t want to blow something and then best myself up and “medicate” with food for the screw up. So I’m not continuing with the challenge right now.
However, not everything is a failure. I have been starting my day with warm lemon water. I learned about this many years ago through a book study. I can’t say I feel any different doing it but it has seems to help break the soda habit. Which leads to my next healthy habit break through – I haven’t had a soda of any kind since Sunday. I was starting my day with ginger ale and then sometimes having a Coke too. I must say that I would really like one right now but I’m trying to resist. Also I have started oil pulling. Yeah, I don’t know. It certainly isn’t something I purposely looked up or anything. It was more I saw it several times on my Pinterest feed, read a few times and thought, eh what the heck, we will give it a try and see what happens. I know my teeth are less then healthy and if this can help then I have lost nothing. I’m also drinking more water and green tea. That was another area I was failing with the 17 day diet, I was not able to get 64 ounces of water and 3-4 cups of green a day. It just isn’t happening.
So there you have, my update as of one week into 2016.