Monday, May 26, 2014

Post-Lent Challenge #2 - Update / What's next? looks like this challenge wasn't anywhere near as successful as the last one and I still have a little over a week left.

I did give up the chips / Doritos though which is a big success.  Didn't think I'd be able to do that one.  I also haven't had any Pepsi/Coke since my first challenge began.  I'm so proud of myself when it comes to that.  It was all harder than I thought it would be.

I am moving a little more...but I haven't made the effort I should have made EVERY DAY!.  I have started Yoga with a friend of mine and I'm starting to enjoy it more.  I just have to start doing some at home as well to help out.  I've done a little more walking...but not regularly.

Wow - this exercise thing is so much harder than I ever thought it would be.

To help me out, I've now got my "Fitbit" and the app installed on my phone and it works great when I actually remember to wear it.  I've also downloaded "My Fitness Pal" on my phone and synched it to the "Fitbit" app.  I enter the food I eat in "My Fitness Pal" and everything links.  It's great...again, when I remember to do it.  I'm making a greater effort starting today.

I've decided to start on my Third challenge already but it won't have anything to do with food.  Hey - I'm going to Disney World from the 15th to the 24th and I'm not going to give anything up that I may want to eat there ;)

This challenge is going to be harder though...but for most of you out there, you won't understand why.

I've bitten my nails since I was a child.  I've tried repeatedly to stop - but I find it so difficult.  It's such a habit that I don't even notice I do it until it's too late.  I'm hoping I'll be able to do this now.  I don't want super long nails, I just want to stop biting my nails.  Really, it's gross...and I don't understand why I do it.

Anyone out there have any tips / tricks to help me out?  I've tried this before and the nails are so brittle that it fails...can I do anything to help out with that??

I'd appreciate any kind of help you can provide....please????

In addition, I don't plan on buying the dark colas again and I'll try to not buy the potato chips / doritos anymore either.  That's not to say I'll NEVER have any of those things again - just that I won't make them readily available to me in my house or buy them at a restaurant.  It's going to be hard, but I think I've gone through the hardest part of both of these.

I've also started walking a little more the past couple of days and want to actively take part in making positive changes in my thing at a time :)  I'm sure I'll be doing a TON of walking at Disney World and I'm looking forward to that.

Til next time

Julie / @Flip_4


  1. We go to Disney World every year (again in August) and calories don't count down there. Let me know if you need any restaurant recommendations.

    1. I've heard that there's zero calories in all the food at Disney World ;). We've both been before, but I've never been without children. I'm looking forward to an all-adult Disney adventure :)

      What restaurants do you like?

  2. Go Julie!
    Try the clear nail polish that tastes horrid. It might help remind you of what you're doing.

    1. Hmmm...I've tried that before and it didn't work - but like you put's a "reminder". It's different than the other times I've tried to do this. Maybe it would help this time around.

      Guess I have to find some of that stuff now :)

  3. NLP therapy will help with your nails