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Thursday, April 30, 2009

ICE CREAM Challenge!!

The other day I commented on another bloggers page how I was doing good with the diet part of my healthy lifestyle, except for one thing... ICE CREAM! It's my vice. He told me that I need to just "give it up". I wrote back that I didn't want to deprive myself and ice cream was really the only bad thing I was eating. Plus I figured I could "train" myself to have three or four bites and be satisfied. Yeah... who was I kidding with that statement? I think I've been trying to have only three or four bites for the last two years.

Well I was thinking about this ice cream issue and have decided that I do need to give it up. I'm so determined to get the best results I can... I'm going to do something so outrageous and unthinkable for me: I'm giving up ice cream! May not be that big of deal to some people, but to me that's like giving up air to breath! So I give to you:

My Ice Cream Challenge

Who: ME!
What: I have a half-eaten pint of Haagen-Dazs low fat frozen yogurt (my new favorite and just as bad as regular ice cream) and I am making a promise to myself to not eat anymore of it and not buy any other ice cream type of desserts. I've kicked the carb habbit and no longer crave pasta for every meal so ice cream is my next "bad habit" to get rid of. I have taken pictures of how much is left in the carton and what day I started and I'm going to see how many days/weeks/months I can NOT touch it at all. I think in the future I'll take the updated pictures with my cell phone next to the carton for a date stamp (since you can't change the date - or time, for that matter - on a cell phone).
When: April 30, 2009 (day 1) - as long as I can
Why: Simply put: I want to look good and feel good about my body and health. I want to be the fittest and healthiest I've ever been in my life. I want to show my friends and family members who struggle with their weight that it is possible. I want to be an inspiration to others. I want to live as long as I can and enjoy my life!

Just to be clear, this challenge is to get me off of ice cream (gee, I sound like a drug addict or something). Yes, throwing it out will be very easy to do, but I want to build my will-power also. I've noticed that when I have something in my reach, I can resist it more. If I don't keep the pint in the freezer and toss it, I more inclined to indulge when I have a first chance. Anyway, by holding on to it this should be something that works for me.
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Day 1: April 30, 2009

5 comments:

Heather said...

Good luck! That will be quite a challenge. I'm rooting for you though!

John said...

I want to see a picture of it in the trash can! :-)

Michael said...

If you're really serious about it, toss it! You will not regret it!

Annie said...

Just to be clear, this challenge is to get me off of ice cream (gee, I sound like a drug addict or something). Yes, throwing it out will be very easy to do, but I want to build my will-power also. I've noticed that when I have something in my reach, I can resist it more. If I don't keep the pint in the freezer and toss it, I more inclined to indulge when I have a first chance. Anyway, by holding on to it this should be something that works for me.

MAJL said...

Go Annie Go! I am so happy to have read this post today since I have been struggling with anything sweet lately. I am going to join you on your challenge!