So I'm slacking this week....it's been a long week and I keep meaning to write, but I haven't been sleeping well and have been going to bed early.
That being said, this should have been posted on Sunday and it is now Thursday, so the challenge for this week will be shorter than normal. So far we have tried to stop eating chocolate and candy. How's everyone doing? I will admit I did have a homemade turtle at a friend's house the other night, but I only ate one. I really wanted more, but refrained.
This week we are going to change things up a bit. Instead of only allowing a certain item for a cheat, we are going to allow up to 10% of your daily caloric intake to be cheat items. So for most people, that should be 200 calories or less. Why the change? Simple. If you're allowed 100 calories of candy and 1 ounce of dark chocolate, and one 100 calorie pack of cookies, you're already well over 200 calories. So let's just change it to 200 calories to make it easier for all.
The item to give up the rest of this week is cookies. There are a lot of 100 calorie pack varieties of cookies, so those might be good to grab if you're craving them. I personally love the Lorna Dune 100 Calorie Packs.
Since this is posted late, the beginning of this week won't count for cookies, so don't worry if you've already had some.
On a happy note, I now have a great incentive for losing weight. One of my best friends asked me to stand up in his wedding this summer! I am honored and very excited for this to happen!