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Discussion in 'Events & Challenges' started by Future role model, Apr 2, 2018.
Maybe take one thing at a time? The thing that usually happens if one takes on too many changes at the same time is that one starts to fail on one thing, then the rest of the things follows as a domino effect. I would suggest to work on persistence on one or two things. First maybe for 30 days, then for longer time if it feels good. no pmo is obviously one thing, sugar is another, fasting maybe another thing. Then of course theres a whole bunch of other things one can work on just to develop a certain amount of self-discipline. When you get stronger, you can take on more challenges and also harder ones. Point here is, try to make it a habit to succeed with every challenge you take by taking small steps in the right direction.
38/90. One week left until I’m halfway
I think I really need to take this challenge. As turning to porn is no option, I'm in greater danger of using sugary foods and sweets as my coping mechanism with stress.
For years I've known how shit it will make me feel to binge on sugar. But somehow I have kept fooling myself, thinking that maybe it will make me feel good this time. When I get my hands on sweets, most often I can't really control it.
The most important goal for me is to not buy any sweets, sugary foods or drinks. I'm not completely against sugar, so it's okay to consume it a bit if I'm being served something, or if I'm cooking a meal where sugar is used moderately. But I try to avoid it as much as possible.
To get going, I set an easy enough first goal. So I'm trying to go for one week first.
Maybe ten years ago, I had quite good control over sweets. I never bought sweets and only ate home baked cakes during the weekends and the cakes were usually made with half the amount of sugar. Then my wife and me got kids and suddenly we started to have more sweets at home... my sugar consumption grew a tiny bit every day without me noticing it. Before I joined this challenge 72 days ago, the consumption had increased so much that it could happen that I took an ice cream right after I had left the kids at school.
That said, minimising the consumption is indeed a good idea. My blood sugar level is more stable and I eat more proteins and so on. It's a nice way of living the life. 41 days ago I changed my rules a bit: I am allowed to eat sugar when my wife bakes something but only then. I also stay away from salty snacks and alcohol... which I miss a bit
For me the toughest period was after the first two weeks. Then I felt like this challenge was boring and that I made my life less joyful by skipping sugar. This was only my sugar mind that tried to play tricks - after three weeks it felt better than ever.
Nice to have you here @Rising Force !
I noticed that my mind is already planning what kind of sweets I will buy. I don't want to keep distracting myself like that.
Okay, I start this challenge.
Small, baby steps:
- then hopefully another four days and having 7 days,
- 14 days,
- 21 days,
- 28 days, etc., with the goal to get to 90 days.
Back for another fresh start. Sugar free days and those with moderate consumation have been very good for me, while stuffing myself with junk instead of eating properly or as a kind of emotional compensation is what I want to stop.
90 days in a row is too difficult. So I rather aim for 90 days in total (fail days accepted). If I can realize that in this year yet, I'm content.
I think this can be a useful mindset. I mean, we really get challenged the moment our streaks happen to end. If you can then just pass the urge to start bingeing, you're doing pretty well.
DAY ONE nearly finished.
Thank you @Rising Force !
I'm not really a binge eater. Well it happens that it goes so far that I replace proper meals with candy, but that's only when my routines are down the tubes (somtimes literally hahah - ).
I think this is all about planning, consistency and trick oneself.
Or what do you think @Force Majeure ?
Hey, we have two Forces here now
That's pretty normal. Try to replace those thoghts with better ones, in a way that you still can feel good.
fast food: no